Under 19 Sportsman of the Year Cohen Bailey
Sponsored by The Manurewa Local Board
Cohen has had an extremely successful softball career including representing the New Zealand Temperzone Black Sox Softball Team. He will be travelling to Mexico for the U18 Mens Softball World Cup Squad in 2023. Cohen won the College Sport Auckland ‘young softball sportsperson of the year 2022. He was also a Counties Manukau Softball Representative U17 and U19. We wish Cohen the best for his travels this year and congratulate him on all of his sporting achievements so far.
Under 13 Sportsman of the Year Houston Jessop
Supported by Te Mahia Village
At 12 years old, Houston has attended the Roosters Development Camp in 2022 and was a member of the Under 13’s Auckland Maori League Team. He also is captain for Marlins Gold team, and a member of Dolphins Under 14’s Tag team. At Manurewa Intermediate brothers club he is the captain for the open & restricted rugby teams.
Award received on Taylynns behalf
U19 sportswoman of the Year
Supported by Marley NZ
Taylynn has multiple international achievements in Waka Ama including the Club IVF Worlds in which she earned Gold for the W12 500m, W6 500m. She also placed third at the Nationals Club Qualifier Singles. Taylynn participated in the Rugby Secondary School Nationals for 1st XV Girls where her team placed 4th Taylynn has a number of regional achievements across both sports and continues to work hard towards her goals. She is currently a member of the NZ J19 Elite Waka Ama team that competed at Worlds.
Under 13 Sportswoman of the YearMila Tongalea
Sponsored by The Warehouse Clendon
Mila has been swimming with Manurewa Amateur Swimming Club for just over 2 years. In 2022 Mila competed in almost every competition that came her way and also tried ocean swimming for the first time. She has 16 regional titles throughout NZ and 2 NZ Junior fest titles. At the age of 12 Mila qualified for the New Zealand Short Course Championships to be held in August this year. She qualified for 3 events including 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, and 100m Individual medley. This is an outstanding achievement for someone her age and shows she has a bright future ahead of her in the swimming community.
Under 16 Sportsman of the Year Jahvus Simmonds
Supported by The Manurewa Local Board
Jahvus played Rugby for the U14’s Rewa Elite Team, playing two years above his ages level. Despite spending time in recovery because of pigeon chest, Jahvus has not lost passion for the game and continues to play. In 2022, Jahvus played for and represented both his Maori and Cook Island sides while playing for the PYC U13’s Team. He is also a member of the Finlayson Park School basketball team.
Junior Team of the Year Clendon Park School - Panthers Netball Team
Sponsored by Countdown - Waiata Shores
The Clendon Park School Panthers attended the AIMS Games for Netball, placing 3rd out of 110 teams! Coaches Fou and Marie along with their daughter Ashleigh work hard to empower the team to achieve their personal best. This has led the team to place first in the Counties Championship and the Auckland Netball Centre Year 7 and 8 A grade.
Under 16 Sportswoman of the Year
Supported by CNS Healthcare
Avah shines in both athletics and netball. At NZ Secondary Schools she is the silver medalist at 80m hurdles and at North Island Colgate games she won gold in Under 14 4x100 relay, second in hurdles and third in high jump. In 2022 she was the Auckland Athletics Under 14 women overall athlete of the year winner and the junior sportswoman of the year award winner. Avah is an excellent netball player and has played with the Howick/Shelly Park rep team. Avah recently won role model of the year at her Papakura Athletics Club as she has made major contribution to the club in her time as a junior athlete. She is not only an exceptional athlete but also expresses commitment to her sports.
Junior Coach of the Year Cian Byrne-Hansen
Supported by The Manurewa Local Board
Cian is a Rugby coach at Manurewa Intermediate where her team won the National Tag NZTFI in 2022 as well as the Counties Zone Rugby Union in 2022 beating Sir Edmund Hillary and Dilworth at the championship day. Cian goes the extra mile as a coach by spending her weekends supporting her school athletes at their club games.
Under 19 Sportsman of the Year Campbell Hulbert
Sponsored by NU Style
Campbell was selected for the New Zealand Junior Men’s Water Polo Team to compete in the Trans-Tasman Test series against Australia in July 2020, which was unfortunately canceled due to the Australian Covid outbreak. This same team was also meant to travel to Prague this year to play in the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships but were unable to due to covid restrictions also. Fortunately, Campbell still managed to have a successful season by taking out the Sports Performer of the Year and Water Polo Player of the Year at the Sacred Heart College Sports Awards. He captained his school team who went on to win the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Division Water Polo League and the Chris Hayward Invitation Tournament. Not only did Campbell shine at his school sports awards, he took out a hattrick receiving Most Promising and Most Valuable Player for his Under 18 Boys Team and Best Offensive Player for the Senior Men’s Team at the Mountfort Park Water Polo Club Prizegiving.
Under 13 Sportsman of the Year Justice Pua
Supported by Grassroots Trust
Justice competed in the Trans-Tasman Athletics Challenge where he received a silver medal in the 100m sprint, 200m sprint and Long Jump. He then went on to win a gold medal in the 4x100m relay sprint. Not only is Justice dynamite on the Athletics track, but he also represented New Zealand in the U12 Barbarians Touch Team where they were undefeated. The team was set to compete in Australia but due to covid restrictions the national tournament was relocated to Christchurch. Justice competed in the North Island Colgate Games where he won gold in the 100m sprint and silver medals in the 200m sprint and Long Jump. He also received multiple gold medals and a bronze medal at the Auckland Athletics Champs and Counties Athletics Champs. Justice also received the Sportsman award at Clendon Park School.
Junior Coach of the Year Gideon Howe
Supported by Manurewa Local Board
Gideon attends Alfriston College where he is a part of their Premier Basketball Team. He has taken his skills and knowledge to go on and coach the U15 Basketball Team there as well. Gideon also received the Sportsmanship Award at the Alfriston College Sports Awards. He also takes charge of leading school sports competitions. Not only does Gideon give a lot to his college, but he also volunteers and currently works at the Whanau Ora Community Clinic.
Award received on Jessica's behalf.
Under 19 Sportswoman of the Year
Sponsored by LJ Hooker Manurewa
Jessica was selected in the New Zealand Olympic Qualifying Squad to attend the qualifying tournament. She was then selected for the New Zealand Premier Water Polo League. Due to covid, the team made the decision not to attend the Olympic Qualifying tournament. Jessica competed in the Division 1 Women’s National League where they saw 4th place after competing in the semi-finals. This is the highest level of competition in New Zealand. All of Jessica’s hard work definitely shows as she has received the Goalie of the Year award for 6 years in a row at the Mountfort Park Water Polo Club Prizegiving. Jessica was offered and accepted a scholarship to attend Marist College in New York where she now plays Water Polo for the college.
Under 13 Sportswoman of the YearJordyn Tukukino
Sponsored by Te Mahia Community Village
Jordyn has a bright future ahead of her. She was selected to compete in the Trans-Tasman Athletics Challenge for Auckland where she competed in High Jump, Long Jump and the 100m sprint. Jordyn also competed in the North Island Colgate Games where she won a gold medal in the 1200m Racewalk event. She shines in the Racewalk event as she also won gold at both the Counties Manukau and Auckland Junior Athletics Champs and is the current record holder in the 10-year-old girls division. Jordyn was also awarded the Attack Player of the Year for Te Ringa Kaha Netball Club in the college squad. She assists the club with umpiring and coaching younger netball teams as well.
Under 16 Sportsman of the Year William Passi
William plays in the Manurewa High School Open Boys Basketball Team where they won the Counties Manukau Open Boys Competition and also later made finals in the Auckland Championship but were unable to play due to covid. He also represented Counties Manukau in 2020 in the Under 15 Boys Team where they placed 4th at Nationals and he was then selected for the Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Squad. Not only that, he also received the Most Improved Player Award. William went to the U16 New Zealand Selection Camp in 2021 for the FIBA World Cup.
Junior Team of the Year Manurewa Intermediate School Rugby Union XV's
Sponsored by Manurewa Business Association
The Manurewa Intermediate Brothers Team were the XV’s Opens Winners of Counties Manukau Zone Day 2021, having previously won in 2019 and with 2020 being cancelled due to covid, the boys did go on to win the Auckland Invitational XV’s Intermediate Competition in 2020 beating Kelston by a nail biting 2 points in the grand final. Most of these boys play representative level rugby outside of school, in the Tahiti Oceania Tournament. They trained for 12 to 13 weeks beforehand, including their school holidays to prepare for this tournament.
Jade shines in both Softball and Netball. She is captain of both the Alfriston College Softball Team and Premier Netball Team and also Randwick Park Netball Team. Jade is an Under 18 Auckland Softball Representative, where she and her team took out the Auckland Softball Association Under 18 Championship and the Under 18 Gollan Minor League Tournament. They then went on to receive Runner’s Up in the Under 18 Northern Regional Competition. Jade is also a Papakura Netball Under 18 Representative and attended the Under 18 Netball Nationals Tournament. Most impressively, Jade is part of the 2021 Junior White Sox Softball Team where they were the Champions at the Easter Classic Tournament. Jade also volunteers as an umpire for Takanini School and Randwick Park School in various Netball competitions.
Award received on Ashleigh's behalf.
Junior Official/ Administrator of the YearAshleigh Tuumaialu
Ashleigh is not only an athlete on the track, court and field. She also spends her time as a referee in both Netball and Basketball. Umpiring the Future Ferns and Year 7/8 Netball Teams at Clendon Park School. As well umpiring at her local Netball Centre, Ashleigh heads over to the Auckland Netball Centre once a week to umpire the Future Ferns Team. She also refereed for the St Kentigern's Under 15 and Under 17 Basketball Competition.
In 2019, Campbell was a starting player for the New Zealand Water Polo Schoolboys team who won the trans-Tasman test, and a starting player for the NZ Under 18 team who won gold at the New South Wales Interstate champs. Campbell was selected in the New Zealand Youth Men’s training squad working towards the World Youth Men’s tournament. Campbell was awarded Most Valuable player for his school Water Polo Team who were champs of the North Island Secondary Schools Competition and the Division 1 New Zealand Secondary School competition. Campbell is also a member of the Mountfort Park Water polo Clubs Senior Men’s team who compete in the first division, and the clubs Under 18 team who placed third in the Auckland League. Campbell received the Under 18 Most Promising Player Award, Most Valuable player for the Under 18 boys A team, and the Senior Mens Most Valuable player award.
At 12 years old, Justice has a bright future ahead of him. In 2019 Justice competed in the Trans-Tasman Athletics Challenge where he received a gold medal for the 200m sprint, and a Bronze medal for the 100m sprint in his age group. Justice also received the Frank Lubrano Memorial trophy for Sportsmanship at this competition.
Justice also competed at the North Island Colgate Games where he received a gold medal for Long jump, and silver medals for the 100 and 200m sprints. Joseph also received multiple gold and silver medals at the Auckland Athletic champs and Counties Athletics Champs, and won the overall track award, and overall field award for his age group at the Manurewa Athletics Club.
Award received on Junior's behalf.
Junior Coaches multiple sports teams at Manurewa Intermediate School. Junior coached the Manurewa Intermediate Boys Rugby 7’s team to a bronze medal at the New Zealand Aims Games in 2019. This Rugby 7’s team was also the Auckland Intermediate Champs, and the Counties Manukau Intermediate Champs. Junior also coaches the Open Rugby Boys team and the Open Rugby League Boys team who were also champions of multiple Intermediate competitions in 2019. Not only does Junior Coach Rugby for MI, he helps out with the coaching of Boys and Girls tag, girls volleyball and was the co-coach of the Manurewa Marlins Under 12’s team.
U19 Sportswoman of the Year
Jessica was a member of the New Zealand Youth Womens Water polo team that competed in the Pythia Cup in Greece in 2019, and the New Zealand School Girls Water Polo team who competed in a test series against Australia. Jessica has played in the National Water polo league and was a pivotal player in the team placing second. She has also been a key player for her Schools Premier team who placed second at nationals and the U18’s team in the Auckland League who placed third. Jessica has been awarded the Mountfort Park Water polo Club Female Goalie of the year award for 2019 and has been commended for her goalie coaching and valuable contribution to the club.
Award received on Ashleigh's behalf.
U13 Sportswoman of the Year
In 2019, Ashleigh represented the Under 12 Barbarians team at the All Nations Touch tournament in the Gold Coast, and the NZTFI Tag Pasifika Invitational Under 12s team at the Oceania cup. Ashleigh has represented Counties Manukau and Clendon Park School in numerous sports for the 2019 year. Ashleigh has gone on to compete at zone, inter-zone and national competitions for a variety of sports and has received many top 3 placings at these events. Ashleigh received the Clendon Park School Year 7/8 Sportswoman of the year and also referees Future ferns netball for year 5/6 students at Manurewa Netball Centre.
In 2019 Billy represented New Zealand in the Tag20 under 14 boys team who were champions of the Oceania heritage cup. Billy was also part of the Manurewa Intermediate Rugby 7’s team who placed 3rd in the New Zealand Aims Games. He received the rugby roller mills player of the year and the sportsmanship award for the Counties Manukau Maori’s Rugby League under 13 team.
Billy has also represented Manurewa Intermediate School in a wide range of sports, and played in the Manurewa Marlins Under 13 Kings Team.
The Mountfort Park Water polo club under 14 Girls Toki Team received a gold medal in the Division 1 section at the 2019 New Zealand Water polo under 14 national championship. This has made history, as it is the first national championship title for the Mountfort Park Water Polo Club. Within this gold medal winning team they also had the Most Valuable Player and goalie for the tournament. The team also received a bronze medal in the Under 14 Auckland Water polo league for 2019.
U16 Sportswoman of the Year
In 2019 Amber received a Silver medal in the Junior Girls - 54kg division at the Tri-nations boxing tournament competing against Australia and Samoa. Amber also received the Gold Medal for the Junior Girls – 54kg division at the New Zealand National Boxing tournament in 2019. Amber also placed first in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1200m sprints at the James Cook High School Athletics, and 1st place in the school Cross Country for the Intermediate/Senior Category. Not only does Amber compete, but she also dedicates her time as a coaching assistant at Phoenix boxing.
Junior Official of the Year
Rowen umpires for the Auckland Hockey competition up to and including the Senior Premier Reserve Grade. Rowen was appointed as an Umpire for the final of a Secondary School Hockey tournament in Napier. He was also appointed the final of the B grade at the National Indians Tournament in 2019. Rowen also attended the National Under 15 boys Premier tournament as an umpire. Not only is Rowen and umpire, but he is also a Hockey Coach and Hockey player.
Kacey, a member of Manukau outrigger canoe club represented and named champion in the Waka Ama National Junior 16 six man championships 2018, Waka Ama rudderless singles 2018, Waka Ama Sprint National Junior 16 long distance champion 2018 and placed 3rd in New Zealand Secondary Schools junior 16 singles 2018.
U13 Sportsman of the Year
Justice was selected to represent Auckland at the athletics Trans-Tasman in Australia in January 2018. Justice received 3 gold medals for 60m, 100m and 200m sprint. Justice also received bronze for long jump.
Rugby League referee, Touch referee, Rugby League International Federation emerging nations World Cup referee, New South Wales rugby league jersey flegg referee, New South Wales combined High School tournament referee, New Zealand vs Australia Jillaroos Women's international official.
Award received on Ricshay's behalf.
In 2018, Ricshay played in New Zealand's under 18 sevens girls team who won the Oceanis qualifier for youth Olympics. Ricshay was also a representative of the Cook Island New Zealand Tag Football Under 18 –Oceania tournament and Cook Island Under 18 Tag 20. Ricshay plays for the Manurewa Marlins Womens Rugby League team. In college sport, Ricshay gained female rugby player of the year.
U13 Sportswoman of the Year
Ashleigh represented in a multitude of sports including the Under 12 Girls Elite Counties Manukau Touch team in the inter-provincial Series. The Under 13 Counties Manukau Basketball team, Under 12 girl’s representative for the Auckland Tongan Netball team and Samoan Tag team junior Nationals.
Jayden was part of New Zealands’s Under 15 Developing Sox Softball team as well as Auckland’s Baseball Association senior little league Under 16 Baseball team. Jayden lead the Counties Manukau Under 15 boys’ Softball team into second place. In 2018, Jayden played for the Southern Pioneers Under 15 and Under 17 Softball teams, placing first for both and gaining golden glove for Counties colt Under 15 Baseball team. Jayden was also most valued player for James cook High Juniors Softball team.
Junior Team of the Year
Manurewa Intermediate Girls Basketball
These girls were undefeated in 2018. This team is a true representation of success as Manurewa Intermediate came out to be the best in Auckland. The Manurewa Intermediate Girls Basketball team now becomes the first from Manurewa to win the Auckland Championship Tournament.
Charlize represented multiple sports including the counties Manukau Under 12 and Under 14 girls elite touch team. Charlize was not only the youngest member of the under 14 squad, but also the youngest member of the Under 16 Development Touch team. The NZ hot shot ferns also had the privilege of having Charlize as a representative. In 2018, Charlize was awarded player of the year for the Manurewa Marlins Netball team. Last but not least, Charlize was also awarded overall club champ for athletics.
Junior Coach of the Year
With the excellent connections Thomas made with whanau, the girls entrusted in their coach which lead to commitment to trainings during lunch breaks and after school. With Thomas’s many roles in the school, the time invested in his team was reflected in their achievements. The motivation he brought to the team was shown through his team who were all always present.
Sandeep with Rick Pickard from Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation
U19 Sportsman of the Year
Sandeep Patel (Counties Manukau Cricket)
In 2017, Sandeep was selected into the New Zealand U19 cricket team who competed at the International Cricket World Cup played earlier this year. Sandeep is a member of the Northern Districts U19 Cricket team and competed at the New Zealand U19 National Tournament. He has also a member of the Counties Manukau Cricket Senior Men’s team who are the current Hawke’s Cup holders. Sandeep is also the captain of the Manukau Premier Team.
Paulino with Stella Cattle from Manurewa Local Board and Chris Bailey from Takanini Primary School
Paulino Decoda Lucky Walker (Takanini Primary School)
At 12 years old Paulino placed 1st place in the discus at the Counties Zone Athletics Competition with a throw of 26.27m. At the Central Counties Zone athletics, Paulino placed 1st in the discus and 2nd in the shotput. These results qualified him for the Auckland Championships. However this competition was cancelled due to the weather conditions. Paulino is also a quiet leader behind the scneces at Takanini Primary School. Paulino is always willing to help with the organisation and set up of equipment for school-wide sporting activities.
Kere Matua (Manurewa Marlins Rugby League)
At 18 years old Kere was named in the Kiwi Ferns World Cup Squad. As the youngest player selected into this squad she was on standby for the World Cup held last year in Australia. Kere is also a member of the New Zealand Maori Womens Rugby League team and played against the Kiwi Ferns in a curtain raiser to the Samoa vs Tonga game. She is also a member of the Manurewa Marlins Women Rugby League Team who is the current Auckland Rugby League Club Champions. Kere attended James Cook High School who was the runners up in the Auckland Secondary School Competition.
Jade with Angela Dalton from Manurewa Local Board
Jade Nomani (St Kentigern College)
Jade was selected for the Auckland team to compete at the Trans-Tasman tour against Sydney. Jade came away with a gold medal in the high jump and finished 5th in the 400m final. At the Auckland Junior Track and Field Championships, Jade secured the silver medal for the Grade 10 Girls high jump. In 2017, Jade broke 4 high jump records at the St Kentigern Girls School Athletics Day; Papakura Athletics Club Championships; South Eastern Zone Championships and Auckland Zone Athletic Championships.
Sione with Ken Penney from Manurewa Local Board
U16 Sportsman of the Year
Sione Moala (Manurewa Rugby League Football & Sports Club)
Sione is a member of the Manurewa Marlins U15 All Star Rugby League team. He captained the team to victory as they were crowned Auckland Rugby League Champions for a second consecutive year. He was also named the Auckland Rugby League U15 Player of the Year. 2017 saw Sione selected into the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team. In a 2 test series against New South Wales Combined Schools, Sione finished the match with 2 tries and kicking 6 conversions from 8 attempts, leading his team to a 44-4 win. To top off a successful 2017, Sione has also signed a 3 year contract with the New Zealand Warriors setting up a guaranteed successful future in rugby league.
Manurewa High School Premier Volleyball Boys with Angela Cunningham from Manurewa Local Board
Manurewa High School Premier Volleyball Boys Team
Sponsored by Southmall
Manurewa High School continues to build on their successful volleyball programme. 2017 saw the premier boys’ team win gold at both the New Zealand Secondary School Volleyball Championships and Auckland Secondary Schools Competition. In December last year the premier boys team travelled to Melbourne to compete at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. With over 6000 students from all over Australia and New Zealand, the Manurewa High School Volleyball premier boys’ team secured a bronze medal in the Open Boys division. This is a huge achievement to finish off a stellar 2017.
Cecile with Ken Penney from Manurewa Local Board
U16 Sportswoman of the Year
Cecile Sililoto (St Kentigern College)
2017 has seen Cecile succeed in athletics, netball and touch. Cecile represented Samoa Athletics at the Oceania Athletics Championships and came away with a silver medal in U18 Long Jump. She also represented St Kentigern College in the 4x100m relay team that broke the 33 year old Auckland Secondary School athletics record. Cecile was also a member of the Counties Manukau U16 Touch Girls team who won gold at the Junior National Championships in 2017. In netball, Cecile was selected into the Auckland U15 Netball team who finished 4th at North Island Championships. Cecile is also a member of the St Kentigern Premier Netball team who placed 2nd at New Zealand Secondary Schools and 1st at both the Upper North Islands Secondary School Competition and the Auckland Secondary School Championships.
Rowen with Dave Pizzini from Manurewa Local Board
Junior Official of the Year
Rowen Cropper (Southern Districts Hockey Club)
Rowen proves that age is no barrier in the hockey realm. At just 15 years old Rowen is a New Zealand Hockey appointed umpire. He officiated at the National U13 Hatch Tournament held in Auckland last year. Rowen was also an umpire at the Founders Cup Secondary School Tournament held in Whanganui in which he was selected to umpire the final. On more than once occasion, Rowen has been a spectator at a hockey game and has been asked to umpire as there has been a no show by someone. These matches have ranged from U13s, to representative Tri-Series and even seniors. Rowen is also a talented hockey player and was a finalist in our U16 Sportsman of the Year category too.
Jocephy Daniels (Rugby League)
Jocephy is a member of the Manurewa Marlins Rugby League Club.
In 2016 Jocephy was selected for the Kiwi Ferns World Cup Squad, the Kiwi Ferns NRL 9s, the NZ Maori Rugby League Team, and the Aotearoa Maori Open Women’s Tag Team.
She is also a triple National Champion, winning titles with the Counties Manukau Womens Rugby League Team, the Ngati Umutahi Womens Rugby League Team and the South Auckland U21 Tag team. Jocephy was also awarded 2016 Player of the Year by both Auckland Rugby League, and her Manurewa Marlins Club.
Adrian Mc Cord
Nominated by Manurewa Intermediate School, Adrian represented New Zealand in the Under 13 Tag 2017. He represented Counties Manukau Rugby in the Roller Mills Team, was awarded MVP for Counties Manukau, and was named in the Roller Mills Tournament Team following the competition.
A multi-talented young man described by his school as “the true definition of a talented athlete.”
Adrian won the 100m in the Counties Championship and was Runner Up in the Auckland Champion of Champions event. His school team won the Counties Rugby, Rugby League, Touch, and Ultra-Rip Tournaments in 2016, and Adrian was named MVP at all events. At Manurewa Intermediate “no team was complete without this young man.”
Manurewa High School Paddle Boys
An outstanding season in 2016 saw the Team compete at the Alo Paopao Vailima Festival in Samoa winning the J19 boys 250m, 500m and 8km event. More success at the Waka Ama New Zealand and Auckland Secondary School Nationals saw the Team placed first in the J19Mixed W12 250m, 2nd in the J19 boys 500m and 3rd in the J19 Boys 250m at each of these highly competitive events.
Competing at the New Zealand Club Sprints the Team achieved two top ten finishes; 4th in the J19 W 12 500m and 7th place in the J19 Boys 1000m to cap off an amazing year for the team.
U19 Sportsman of the Year (Judges selected 2 Winners)
Eldon Kake (Touch Rugby)
Selected for New Zealand in the U20 Men’s squad, which competed in the Trans-Tasman held in Manurewa this year. Jeremy also won a National Title with the Counties Manukau Under 21 Men’s Touch team.
Described by his Coach as a humble quiet hard worker with a natural ability to read and understand the game of Touch. He competes at Club for the Bulletz Open Men’s Club Team, and the AMPT Open Men’s and Mixed Team.
Eldon has a promising future in the game of Touch just recently making the NZ Touch Blacks for the upcoming Trans-Taman series in May 2017.
A talented sportswoman across many codes, Khanye-Lii has excelled in Tag, Basketball, Touch, and Netball.In Tag, she represented New Zealand in the Under 20, Under14, and Under 14 Mixed Teams. She also represented New Zealand playing for the Koru Pacific NZ Under 14 Basketball Team.
At regional level Khanye-Lii was selected for the Auckland Basketball Under 15 team, the Counties Manukau Under 13 Basketball Team, the Counties Manukau Under 14 Mixed Touch Team, and the Counties Manukau Under 16 Girls Touch Development Team.
Khanye-Lii was also named Auckland Netballs Year 7 Most Valuable Player. Khanye-Lii attends St Kentigens College and in 2016 was named Sportswoman of the Year, an outstanding achievement for a Year 7 student.
Moses Puru (Touch)
Nominated by Randwick Park School, Moses coached the school Touch Team. The Team has had an outstanding season; unbeaten winners of the Counties Central Cluster Tournament, winning the Counties Intermediate Zone final and finishing Runners Up in the Auckland Intermediate Champion of Champions Tournament in 2016.
Moses was an amazing Coach for the boys, giving up his own time to ensure the boys were well prepared for all events.
Cairo Campbell (Touch Rugby)
A talented Touch player Cairo is a member of the New Zealand U16 Touch team, the NZ U16 Touch Academy, and Aotearoa RULA Rugby League U16 team that toured
Australia. At regional level Cairo played in the title winning Counties Manukau U16 Touch Team, and was selected for the Counties Manukau U21 Mixed Touch Team and the U16 Boys Team.Cairo also plays for Otara Scorpions Rugby League U15 team and AMPT Open Men’s Touch Team.
Jeremy was unable to attend so no photo was taken.
U19 Sportsman of the Year (Judges selected 2 Winners)
Jeremy Rogers (Touch Rugby)
Selected for NZ in the U20 Men’s Squad, which competed in the Trans-Tasman held in Manurewa this year. Jeremy also won a National Title with the Counties Manukau Under 21 Men’s Touch Team. He competes at Club for the Bulletz Open Men’s Club Team, and the AMPT Open Men’s and Mixed Team.He is someone that can utilise the strength of other players around him which makes him a great team player. Jeremy also has a big future ahead of him being recently named in the NZ Touch Blacks Team for Trans-Tasman in May 2017.
U16 Sportswoman of the Year
Tanya Murray (Athletics)
Representing Manurewa Athletics Club, Tanya was a member of the Auckland Athletics Under18 team, which competed at the NZ Athletics Track and Field Nationals in 2016.Tanya won gold in the Under 16 Javelin. Tanya also won gold at the Athletics Auckland Championships, the Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Championships, the North Island Secondary School Champs and the New Zealand Secondary School Track and Field Champs in the Intermediate or Junior Grade. She is the current NZ U17 Javelin National record holder.
Tanya was awarded the Manurewa Athletic Clubs - Club Captain Trophy for 2016. She assists the Club with coaching, Club nights and Club management activities.
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