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Selected to represent New Zealand

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Badminton - Jack Wang (Year 10) was selected for the New Zealand U15 badminton team.

Basketball - Charlotte Whittaker (Y12) represented New Zealand in the U18 basketball team. She competed in the FIBA Oceania Series U19 Basketball Championships in Guam winning a silver medal. Samuel Jenkins (Year 10) was selected for the New Zealand U16 Boys’ basketball team, which played in the Australian State Championships.

Canoe Racing/Kayaking - Year 11 students Olivia Brett and Tilly Pritchard were selected for the New Zealand U18 canoe racing team. Olivia Brett also represented New Zealand at the K4 event at the World Age Group Kayaking Championships in Romania.

Cheerleading - Imogen Hoani (Year 12) was selected to represent New Zealand for Cheerleading, in the All Girl Elite International Cheer Union World Championships.

Cricket - Year 13 students Llewellyn Johnson, William Hamilton and Liam McBreen-Smith were selected for the New Zealand U18 Boys cricket team, which played in the National Provincial A Tournament and is preparing for the U19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in January 2018.

Football - Matthew Jones (Year 12) played for the New Zealand U17 Boys’ football team in the Oceania Football Confederation U17 Championship in Tahiti, and the U17 World Cup in India. In 2017, Lily Bray (Year 12) was selected for the New Zealand U20 Women’s team, the New Zealand U19 Women’s team to play in the Oceania Football Confederation tournament, and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Girls’ team. Britney-Lee Nicholson (Year 13) was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Girls’ football team.

Futsal - Britney-Lee Nicholson (Year 13) was selected for the New Zealand Futsal Ferns, the first ever female national futsal team, which played three matches against New Caledonia in the Trans Pacific Futsal Cup.

Hockey - William Mace-Cochrane (Year 13) was selected for the U19 Boys’ Junior Black Sticks.

Ice Hockey - Daisy Hopkins (Year 13) played for the New Zealand U18 Women’s ice hockey team, which competed in the Asia Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. Luke Hill (Year 13) was the only player in New Zealand to represent both the New Zealand U18 and New Zealand U20 ice hockey teams this year. He was assistant captain of the U18 team, which played in Taipei and had a training camp in Beijing, China. Next year he will travel to Latvia to train with the New Zealand U20 team, before continuing on to a tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ellie Dugdale (Year 10) was selected for the New Zealand Women’s U18 ice hockey team.

Orienteering - Issac Egan (Year 12) represented the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Team in Australia where he achieved three podium finishes. He was also a member of the New Zealand team in the M16 grade at the Oceania Orienteering Championship against teams from Australia and around the world.

Rowing - Year 13 students Thomas Russell and Benjamin Taylor rowed for the New Zealand Junior Men’s Four at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Lithuania where they won a silver medal.

Rugby - Shilo Klein (Year 13) was named in the New Zealand Schools’ rugby team.

Sailing - Marina Kenton-Smith (Year 11) and Kirah Willems (Year 13) have been selected to sail for New Zealand at the 420 Class World Sailing Championships in December. They will compete in the Australian Nationals in mid-December ahead of the World event in Perth.

Swimming - Quinton Hurley (Year 12) competed as a member of the New Zealand team at the State Teams Swimming Championships in Canberra, where he set three personal bests.

Volleyball - Holly Matson (Year 13) was selected for the New Zealand U18 Girls’ volleyball team, which competed in the Asian Youth Volleyball Championships in China.

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Dance - Hannah Kim (Year 13) will represent New Zealand at the 2018 World Irish Dancing Championships, after placing third in the Irish Dancing National Championships in Wellington.

Music - Jooyoung Kim (Year 13), Boem-Suk (Joseph) Yoon (Year 13), Jin Ju Lee (Year 11), Arthur Bell (Year 13), Angus Rainey (Year 11), Serge Beaton (Year 11), and Jun Wha Shin (Year 9) have been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Orchestra.

Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport or cultural activity in 2017, and have been selected into a New Zealand representative team.