Kia Kaha, Kia Ora | Be Active, Be Well


Student Sport Council 2024

Creating an opportunity for Hawke’s Bay youth leaders to network while sharing and exploring new ideas/initiatives in their school and wider community setting to help drive participation and ensure quality accessible opportunities, through youth voice.  This day will support the connection between youth in Hawke’s Bay and the development of leadership skills amongst our regional youth sport leaders.

CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY COLLEGE

Fionn Stevenson

Which sport do you play?
Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sports are a great way to learn how to work as a team and provide you with knowledge you can use later in life. They are a great way to make new friends and have fun. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing my first year of 1st XV in year 11.

Lucy Macklow

Which sport do you play?
Netball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because it promotes fitness and social interaction. 

What is your favourite sport memory? 
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Tournament week 2022 and 2023.

​​​​​​​FLAXMERE COLLEGE

Dahlene Heremaia

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball, Touch, Badminton, Netball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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Because sports are fun and also a good way to get active.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Getting heaps of awards.

Rikilee Rima​​​​​​​

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball, Touch, Netball, Basketball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because being involved in sport is both fund and active.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Winning with my teammates and celebrating.

HASTINGS BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL

Cowan Scotton

Which sport do you play?
Hockey.

Why would you encourage others to play?Because it is great for building relationships, teamwork, and overall fitness and health.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Winning the 2023 Founders Cup with my team for 1st11 Hockey.

Alexander Wilson

Which sport do you play?
Hockey, Badminton, Cross Country and Athletics. 

Why would you encourage others to play?
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Sport can provide a goal, and something that students can put their efforts into that doesn't make them bored of school. It also builds team skills and a student's resilience to a cause. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Winning the Founders Cup Hockey Tournament in 2020. It was the crowning achievement for all the boys in our school team and was a display of how hard we worked for each other as a group. 

Lezhi Zhu

Which sport do you play?
Badminton.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Most definitely, because it's good for your health and well-being. Also creates good relationships. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Winning nationals under 19 in two events back in 2022. 

HASTINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Alice Pechey

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball, Soccer, Netball, Tennis & Running.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sports help clear your mind and give you time to meet new people and form new friendships, all while being beneficial to your health.

What is your favourite sport memory?
The amazing feeling of accomplishment mixed with adrenaline when you receive a Volleyball that hits with insane power.

Adriaan Vanderspuy

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, have fun, and make new friends. It also teaches you new skills.

What is your favourite sport memory?
When I won my first soccer game. 

HASTINGS GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL

Ani Dickey

Which sport do you play?
Netball and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
For your well-being and health. Will help get your fitness up by doing something you love.

What is your favourite sport memory?
A couple of years back, I was playing Netball, coming first in the grade and winning our last game with only six players. 

Isabella Bradley

Which sport do you play?
Cross Country, Running & Track.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It's fun, and you are able to find a community with people who have the same interests as you.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Getting awarded with 'player of the day' for the first time. I remember being proud and happy about my achievement. 

HAVELOCK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

Caitlyn Turner

Which sport do you play?
Football and Futsal.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It's a very good way to stay fit and healthy and you are able to surround yourself with new and nice people.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Coming 3rd in Futsal in Gold Coast with Hawke's Bay Futsal this year.

Thomas Potts

Which sport do you play?
Orienteering, Hockey, Adventure Racing, Athletics and Cross Country.

Why would you encourage others to play?Because it's fun and also because of the people you meet. I have made great friends joining and playing sports.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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I was doing the 3-hour national secondary schools rogaine championship with Nathan Rue. While doing the rogaine, I saw one of the best views I have ever seen.

HUKARERE GIRLS' COLLEGE

Takurangi Ford-Takiri

Which sport do you play?
Ki o Rahi, Volleyball, Netball and Rugby League.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because it's a great way to interact and make lifelong friends.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Going out and playing sports alongside people who have played the sport before or it's their first time and helping them learn and grow in that sport.

Inaiya Puna

Which sport do you play?
Ki o Rahi, Volleyball, Netball and Waka Ama​​​​​​​.

Why would you encourage others to play?
I would encourage others because it's fun, and you get to make friends and bonds with teammates. It also keeps you fit​​​​​​.

What is your favourite sport memory?
I didn't participate in the actual paddling at Waka Ama, but I enjoyed managing a team, going with them to Nationals, and being a part of it all. 

IONA COLLEGE

Gloria Allen 

Which sport do you play?
Hockey and Tennis.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sport is a great way to come together as a team, meet new people and challenge your mentality and physicality. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
All the great tournament weeks I have been on with hockey.


Olivia Smith

Which sport do you play?
Hockey, Volleyball, Touch Rugby and Tennis.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because you make many lifetime friends and it’s a great way to be active and get your body moving. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
My favourite memory in sport so far is being able to be a part of the HB ul8 Hockey team in 2023 and coming 4th in the National tournament. ​​​​​​​

Abbie Chatfield

Which sport do you play?
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Hockey.

Why would you encourage others to play?Learning and life skills. With team sports you learn teamwork, communication, patience and resilience.

What is your favourite sport memory?
​​​​​​​First-year keeping (year 6) This showed me how different and interesting it is and how fun it is to play.

Angalla Carney

Which sport do you play?
Rowing, Athletics (Pole Vault) and Hockey.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sport helps keep you physically fit, improves your wellbeing and is also a great way to meet new people and make friends. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
​​​​​​​Rowing in the snow. ​​​​​​​

Sarah Ritchie 

Which sport do you play?
Rowing & Hockey.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because it’s a great way to stay fit and make lifelong friends. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
​​​​​​​I won my first medal at the Nationals in the girls' int 4+ (3rd).

KARAMU HIGH SCHOOL

Oliver Arcus

Which sport do you play?
Rugby, Basketball and Canoe Polo.

Why would you encourage others to play?
So they can find and experience the same love of sports I have. 

What is your favourite sport memory?Representing NZ in Canoe polo.

Ana Kendrick

Which sport do you play?
Cricket.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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It helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle and creates lasting relationships.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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The connections I’ve made with people.

TK Nuku-Barnes

Which sport do you play?
Basketball, Rugby, Rugby League, Kio Rahi and Touch.

Why would you encourage others to play?
I love sport and seeing friendships you make through sport.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Creating bonds.

LINDISFARNE COLLEGE 

Finn Reid

Which sport do you play?
Cricket and Golf.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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It is a fantastic activity that is fun, builds friendships, and is great for physical and mental wellbeing.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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My favourite memory is taking a wicket on the last ball of a 2-day game of cricket to win.

Will Foster

Which sport do you play?
Cricket, Football and Futsal.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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I would encourage others to be involved in sport because of incredible friendships that can be made through sport.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Going to NZSS Football Nationals in Christchurch. Last-minute winner to beat Scot's College and secure a place in the top 16.

Tom Cassidy 

Which sport do you play?

Why would you encourage others to play?

What is your favourite sport memory?

NAPIER BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL

Andrew Rawnsley

Which sport do you play?
Cricket and Hockey.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It creates opportunities to meet more people and teaches you discipline and a work ethic.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Making nationals for cricket top 6 (Gilette cup).

Jacob Cotter

Which sport do you play?
Cricket and Rugby.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because of the life skills and virtues you learn from sport and the friends and people you meet with it.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Going to Gillette Cup in 2022, which is the top 6 cricket schools in New Zealand. 

Lockie Seerden

Which sport do you play?
Rugby, Touch, Water Polo and Gym.

Why would you encourage others to play?
The people you meet along the way and the hard work you have to put in. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing in the Super 8 rugby final in Hamilton. Beating Hamilton boys at home.

NAPIER GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL

Anika Barham

Which sport do you play?
Netball and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It is a great way to meet lots of new people and keep fit and healthy.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Making it to the final at the Lower Norths for Netball.

Georgia Jones

Which sport do you play?
Football and Cross Country Athletics.

Why would you encourage others to play?
To make new friends and learn/evolve new skills that can help you in your everyday life. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Going to the cross country nationals 2023

SACRED HEART COLLEGE

Megan Thomas 

Which sport do you play?
Futsal, Football, Badminton and Basketball.

Why would you encourage others to play?Because not only good for physical wellbeing but good for social skills playing in teams and good for mental wellbeing too. Also, just fun environment to be in.

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Going to the Gold Coast for futsal and scoring the winning goal to place 3rd.

Bethany Seymour

Which sport do you play?
Football, Futsal, Tennis, Badminton, Basketball and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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Because it’s a good way to cope with things in my opinion. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
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Coming 3rd at the Palmerston North Football tournament. 

ST JOHNS COLLEGE

Connor Hawkins

Which sport do you play?
Rugby.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because getting involved is good for your mental and physical health. You create a lot of friendships and connections​​​​​.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Beating St Pat's town in 2023 after losing to them for 19 years straight​​​​.

Theo Howes

Which sport do you play?
Rugby.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Physical activity is really good for both your mental and physical health. Team building and relationships are a key part of the sport.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Going to Australia for rugby.

TAMATEA HIGH SCHOOL

Dharun Aswath Babu Sangeetha

Which sport do you play?
Badminton, Volleyball and Football. 

Why would you encourage others to play?
So, I would motivate them to be involved in sports for a healthy life, and I will also push them for credits.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing with my friends and teaching them how to play badminton for people they don’t know. ​​​​​​​

Khanh Nguyen Vo Tran

Which sport do you play?
Badminton and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Engaging in sports is an activity that offers many benefits, such as improving physical health and staying fit, especially enhancing social interaction and reducing stress. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
My favourite memory in sport so far is when I helped others with how to play badminton, and we won the games. It's just the best feeling of helping people and when our volleyball team won our first games. ​​​​​​​

Solon Artorius Paulo E​​​​​​​

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Badminton and Table Tennis.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Because sports is a way we can ask others to keep them off bad activities, especially teenagers.​​​​​​​

What is your favourite sport memory?
Being chosen and given the chance to play for the regionals in our country. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​TARADALE HIGH SCHOOL

Zoe Duncan

Which sport do you play?
Hockey and Adventure racing.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It helps develop teamwork, leadership, and nauora/well-being. These three traits are helpful later in life, such as getting a job. It also is a fun activity to do with friends and family.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Being able to go to Tongariro for adventure racing nationals. In our school team of 8, we did running, kayaking, brain puzzles and physical activities. After five days of racing, our team placed 3rd out of New Zealand.

Kalla Hays

Which sport do you play?
Hockey and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sports provide so many opportunities, whether they are competitive or social. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Winning and moving up to the fed cup the next year, placing 16th after placing 33rd the year before. ​​​​​​​

Cody Lee

Which sport do you play?
Hockey and Adventure racing.

Why would you encourage others to play?
It's a fun time and can help you feel virtuous. It is great for well-being and fitness. Lastly, it's good to explore because you might love it. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
In 2020 (my year 6), I was playing hockey for Spooner Shield. We had lost all our games, and we had one more. My friend crossed the ball to me and I scored the one and only goal, I felt very proud. ​​​​​​​


Olivia Munialo​​​​​​​

Which sport do you play?
Hockey, Running and Adventure Racing.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sport is a way to have fun, meet new people, make friends, develop skills and be active. You can also learn things about yourself through sport. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Winning the local comp last year in shootouts against Napier Girls. Winning the Get2Go National title in 2020 and getting in the top 16 at the Fed Cup last year.

Connor Findlay​​​​​​​

Which sport do you play?
Hockey and Volleyball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Playing sports helps people learn important skills and life lessons while creating lasting memories. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Winning the Bayside mixed hockey final at aims games. 

TE AUTE COLLEGE

Paora Peeti

Which sport do you play?
Rugby, Rugby League, Softball and Basketball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
To make friendships, staying physically fit, making rep teams and it gives you benefits in life. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing for New Zealand Softball, also playing for Kahungungu basketball, and having the chance to play for 1stXV.

Jordyn McKune

Which sport do you play?
Rugby and Rugby League.

Why would you encourage others to play?
To have a safe space outside of school and home life and having the benefits of being physically and mentally fit and building long-lasting friendships.

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing for Australia's U15s Rugby League, on top of being the captain of the Q1D outbacks' side for four years in the Rugby league. ​​​​​​​

TE KURA KAUPAPA MAORI O NGATI KAHUNGUNU KI HERETAUNGA

Matariki Eden

Which sport do you play?
Kua kuhu au ki ngā kapa poitūkohu, poitarawhiti me te ki-o-rahi o te kura, ā, kua whai wāhi au ki ngā kapa poitūkohu o Te Matau-a-Maui, arā, HB U13, U15, 16.

I have joined the school’s basketball, netball and ki-o-rahi teams, and I have participated in Hawke’s Bay Basketball teams i.e. HBU13, U15, 16.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Ka akiaki au i aku hoa ki te whai wāhi atu ki te hākina hei painga mō tō hinengaro, tō tīnana, tō wairua me tō whānau.  I tua atu i ngā pūkenga hākina kei te whakapakari koe, tō kaha ki te mahi tahi, ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te ako auē hoki.

I encourage my friends to get involved in sport for the benefit of your mind, body, spirit and family.
In addition, you are strengthening your ability to work together, communicate and learn.

What is your favourite sport memory?
I te tau 2022, i toa whakaihuwaka mātou i Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori  o Kahungunu i te whakataetae Poitūkohu, HB Junior Girls Division 1 winners.

In 2022 we won (champions) Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori of Kahungunu in the basketball competition, Hawke’s Bay Junior Girls Division 1 winners.


Te Waihanea Tupe-Crichton

Which sport do you play?
Kua tū au hei kaiwawao poitūkohu mō BOA (Basketball Officials Association) Hawke’s Bay.  Ka tākaro hoki au i te poitarawhiti, te pīrori pōro, me te Ki-o-rahi.  Waihoki, kua hoea au mō te karapu Te Rau Oranga o Ngāti Kahungungu Waka Ama Club.

I have become a basketball referee for the Basketball Officials Association (BOA) Hawke’s Bay. I also play netball, soccer and ki-o-rahi.
I have also rowed for the Te Rau Oranga o Ngāti Kahungungu Waka Ama Club.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Ko tētahi o aku whāinga, kia tipu te ao hākinakina ki roto i tō mātou kura, kia whakawhanake āno i ngā pūkenga o ngā tauira.

One of my goals is to grow the world of sports in my school and to develop/improve the skills of the students.

What is your favourite sport memory?
​​​​​​​Ko tētahi o aku tino maharatanga e hāngai mo ki te hākinakina, ko te wā i toa taku tīma i te whakataetae-ā-rohe mō te poitarawhiti nō tō tātou reanga tau 9-10.

One of my fondest sports-related memories is when my team won the regional netball tournament for our 9-10 grade.

WILLIAM COLENSO COLLEGE

Manaia Tane

Which sport do you play?
Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball and Ki-o-rahi.

Why would you encourage others to play?
To get healthy and fit and also to make people hava a healthy mindset. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Playing sports with my friends. 

Asher MacGillivray

Which sport do you play?
Rugby, Touch, Waka Ama, Rugby League and Netball.

Why would you encourage others to play?
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I would encourage others to play sports because it keeps kids out of trouble. It keeps kids healthy and shows them a career path they can pursue. I am also a part of the active as initiative. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
My personal favourite memory in sports would either be going to Palmerston North to ref the under 12-14 touch nationals or playing and captaining the 2022 Napier East team in the Wakely Shield tournament. ​​​​​​​

WOODFORD HOUSE

Sophie Webber

Which sport do you play?
Triathlon and Football.

Why would you encourage others to play?
I see sport as a way to not only challenge and set goals for yourself. But as a way to stay grounded, clear your head, and spend time with like-minded people. It presents a social opportunity as well as a way to balance the pressure of life. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Racing for New Zealand at Oceania tri champs in Napier - being on the blue carpet, meeting the Australian athletes and experiencing racing at such a high level was so awesome, especially with a home crowd. 

Charlotte Wakefield

Which sport do you play?
Cricket, Hockey and Football.

Why would you encourage others to play?
Sport is a great way to keep active, get involved in the community and create/make connections and friends. 

What is your favourite sport memory?
Winning trophies such as the HB premier women's trophy and the Mike Shrimpton senior women's cricket trophy with some of my closest friends.