Sports 2011



Auckland Secondary Schools Champion of Champions Tennis


8 March 2011

At yesterday's Auckland Secondary Schools' Champion of Champions Tennis Tournament the Lynfield College pair Kirby Wotherspoon and Caitlin Molloy reached the semi-finals of the Senior Girls Doubles. Although they lost to the top seeds St Kentigerns this was still a magnificent effort in this tough and prestigious competition.


Congratulations Kirby and Caitlin!

Winter Sports Underway


18 May 2011

With the cooler weather making an unwelcome return, the students were very pleased that last weekend was sunny for their first games of the winter season. TheLynfield sports uniforms will once again be visible in all major sporting codes, with the students very keen to do their best for themselves and their school. We look forward to reporting their successes.

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Katie Bowen NZ Football Fern


June 7 2011


Year 13 student, Katie Bowen, has been selected for the New Zealand Women's Football Team to compete in the World Cup in Germany.


12 years of dedication to her chosen sport has paid off many times for Katie but this is the pinnacle thus far.


TVNZ Sports News last night featured Katie and the item can be viewed at


The Football Ferns leave for Germany on June 11, playing warm-up matches in Switzerland against Wales, Columbia and Denmark.


The World Cup begins on June 27.


New Zealand have been drawn in a tough pool alongside Japan (June 28), England (July 2) and Mexico (July 6) in group B. All three matches will be shown live on Sky Sport.


Tyla Nathan-Wong NZ Touch Black




13 June 2011


Tyla Nathan-Wong heads off overseas to the Touch World Cup on Wednesday as the youngest member of the “Touch Blacks” – The New Zealand National Women’s Touch team.


The World Cup is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 22 – 26 June.


Tyla (age 16 years) is New Zealand’s youngest female representative to date at any Touch World Cup. During the 5 day competition, 28 countries will compete for the World Cup Gold.


We all wish Tyla the very best for this remarkable achievement.


2011 Cross Country Results
Year 9
  Girls   Boys  
1st Alice Neville-Smith 9KK James Edwards 9HL
2nd Andrea Kapua 9WS Filmon Neguse-Kahsay 9BT
3rd Shana Sharma 9WS Callum Drew 9BN
4th Sarah Tribble 9MK Ashton McClennan 9HS
5th Maddy Wynn 9RS Alexander Stone 9KK

Year 10
  Girls   Boys  
1st Juee Bhide 10CS Brock Dormer 10MH
2nd Kalei Kennerley 10CS Kieran Sumner 10AG
3rd Aaisha Basar 10FN    
Year 11        
  Girls   Boys  
1st Holly Sun 11ME Jason Sun 11DN
2nd Grace Smith 11PL Giacomo Gambassi 11MN
3rd Sophie Smith 11PL David Otter 11PL
4th Lizelle Borges 11DN Adarsh Dutt 11MN
5th Kiri Venkatesh 11BR Manish Maharaj 11WL

  Girls   Boys  
1st Tyla Nathan-Wong 12JN Gage Loomans 12HL
2nd Sarai Kennerley 12AT Acelin James 12AT
3rd Penelope Walbran-Oakley 13WI Mac Wynn 12KR
4th Katie Van Rijn 13WI Andrija Horvat 13WI
5th Stephanie Larkin 12AT James Dickie 13LN

29 August 2011

Mt Maunganui Sports Exchange

23 August 2011
The annual tussle in the major sporting codes between Lynfield and Mt Maunganui Colleges did not disappoint this year in terms of which college was to win the overall trophy.

Lynfield was down 6.5 to 2.5 after the first day but a stunning comeback almost clinched the trophy for Lynfield on day two. The exchange rested on the result of the debate, which was eventually won by Mt Maunganui College. The overall result was 7.5 games to 6.5 to Mount Maunganui College.
Day 1:
Golf - won by MMC
Boys Football - won by LC
Rugby - won by MMC
Premier Netball - won by MMC
Senior A Netball - won by LC
Waterpolo - won by MMC
Girls Hockey - won by MMC
Boys Hockey - Draw
Girls Volleyball - won by MMC
Day 2:
Mixed Touch - won by LC
Girls Football - won by LC
Girls Basketball - won by LC
Boys Basketball - won by LC
Debate - won by MMC

The images below show the rugby team performing their haka, Elliot Brunt looking to pass the ball during the rugby fixture won 32 -17 by MMC, Katherine Browne shooting for goal for Lynfield's premier A netball team, and Nathan Pattison in possession of the ball during the boys football match won 4-2 by Lynfield.
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Recent Outstanding Sporting Achievements


22 August 2011
Congratulations to the following students for their recent outstanding sporting achievements:

  • Hockey - Kate Hughes 12FS and Akshay Chauhan 11AL are in the Auckland Under18 Hockey teams and competed recently in the National Championships in Hamilton. The girls' team finished runners-up while the boys placed in the top 4 overall.
  • New Zealand Motocross – Sisters Sophie and Grace Smith 11PL competed at the 2011 NZ Intermediate and Secondary Schools Motocross Championship in May. In their chosen events Sophie placed 1st and 6th and Grace placed 5th.
  • Auckland Secondary Schools Girls Rugby – Tyla Nathan-Wong 12JN has been selected for this Rugby team.
  • Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship – Tyla has also been awarded a gold scholarship worth $4000 in funding.
  • 2011 Commonwealth Karate Championships – Sonia Mehta 9HL competed at these champs held in Australia at the end of July and won the gold medal in Kumite for 12/13 year olds, gold in the New Zealand teams event and placed 3rd in Kata. Kirby Wotherspoon 13BW also competed at these champs winning a silver medal.
  • New Zealand Karate Nationals – Zak Scott 12HB received 2nd medal placing in the Boys Team Kumite (14-16 years) in July. Zak also competed in the Sugihara Cup in Auckland, an international event, placing 3rd in both the Junior Kata (16-17 years) and Team Kumite (14-16 years).
  • North Island Junior Squash Championships – Juee Bhide 10CS competed at these champs held in Cambridge in July winning the U15 North Island title.


Lynfield College Gymnasts in New Zealand Top 10


Lauren Irving and Marisa Clark are both Auckland representatives in Artistic Gymnastics and at the last Gym Sport Nationals they were both placed in the Top 10 in the country.

Success depends on an intensive training regime with 18 – 24 hours a week spent at Tri Star Gymnasium. Lauren and Marisa have been enjoying gymnastics for 9 years and have competed all round the country.

Skill levels climb from Step 1 to Step 9 then Junior International and Senior International. Lauren and Marisa are currently competing at Step 9, giving them the opportunity to go to the Hawaii Champs next year if selected.


More Awards for Tyla

Tyla Nathan-Wong has had overwhelming success this year in her chosen sports. A few weeks ago she was awarded the Dux Ludorum honour at the college's Festival Awards; this last week she has been on stage receiving major awards at the Sport Waitakere Koru Awards and at the ASB Young Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards dinner.


The New Zealand Touch representative received the Maori achievement in sport award and the Junior Sportswoman award at the Koru Awards.


At the ASB awards over 500 attended the special dinner at Eden Park where 160 students were recognised for excellence in 30 sporting codes. Tyla won the Touch Award and was one of the finalists in the Young Sportswoman of the Year - won by golfer Lydia Ko from Pinehurst School.