SKC students receive sports awards

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The St Kevin’s College Auditorium was full to the brim with proud parents and caregivers on Friday evening as students were presented with sporting awards for 2014.

The College Sporting Blues and Premier Awards were also revealed.

The students were joined by New Zealand Touch representative Lisa Dyer who spoke of her journey from a farm in Eastern Southland through to top-level representative sport.

Award recipients

Blues awards:

Rowing – Sydney Telfer, Tiana Mihaere and Georgia Dyson

Trapshooting – Georgia-Kate Blair and Jessica Fraser

Basketball – Helena Graham, Matt Brien and Hamish Robertson

Netball – Merekite Wahitapu

Swimming – Jaxson MacDonald-Piner and Isobel Ryan

Rugby – Fergus Smith, Paea Palaa, Chris Kearney, Keegan Anderson, Jacob Coghlan, Cole Ryan, Filipo Veamatahau, Brodie Flannery, Brady Kingan, Lukairnn Holden, Josh Macaulay, Matthew Vocea, Antonio Misiloi, Alex Collier, Liam Perriam, Kelepi Funaki, Michael Lockley, Connor Newlands, Siosiua Ngaio and William Sunderland

Sporting pennant

Rodeo – Micayla Brenssell

Premier awards

Junior All Round Sportswoman – Molly Kay

Junior All Round Sportsman – Angus Macaulay

Senior All Round Sportswoman – Merekite Wahitapu

Senior All Round Sportsman – Hamish Robertson

Kearney Family Cup for Outstanding Sportswoman – Isobel Ryan

Carrickmore Cup for Outstanding Sportsman – Jaxson MacDonald-Piner

Contribution Cup for Outstanding Student Contribution – Merekite Wahitapu

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Matt Brien with his parents Paula and Chris.