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Sports Awards 2021

Avondale College was delighted to acknowledge the achievements of our top sports players at the special (socially distanced!) Sports Awards presentation held at school on Friday 5 November.

First on the programme saw the restarting of an old tradition for Avondale College - the presentation of rugby caps to players who have played 20 games or more for the College's 1st XV. They were followed by the presentation of BOT Scholarships to promising young athletes, trophies for summer and winter codes, and then the final special sporting awards.

The event finished with a videoed guest appearance by Avondale College's very own Olympian, weightlifter Kanah Andrews-Nahu, who gave our students an inspirational and encouraging message.

Congratulations to all students, staff and Avcol community champions who received awards at this event!

For more photos of the event, see our Heartbeat Newsletter

Avondale College Sports Awards 2021

BOT Scholarships:

The Avondale College Board of Trustees Scholarships are presented to senior students who have already been identified as talented athletes in their sport or sports and have already performed at a high level have participated fully within and shown a commitment to the Avondale College programme. Most importantly, the award of $200 is designed to encourage them to continue to progress in their sporting education at college level and above all, help to fully develop the potential they have shown.

Savannah Va’a

Shalom Asovale-Tanuvasa (Y10)

Mikayla Donuvakayanuyanu

Tia’ana Donuvakayanuyanu

Manaia Raymond

Oliver Groube (Y10)

Aryan Walanj

Jacob Laurence

Wiremu Ngamotu

Didier Nunez-Gutierrez

Jimi Iosia-Sipel



Athletics Trophy - Intermediate Girls Field Athletics Champion Natalya Tavleev

Athletics Trophy - Intermediate Girls Track Athletics Champion Georgia Whelan

Clemmett Cup - Intermediate Boys Track Athletics Champion Aryan Walanj

Pennefather Cup - Intermediate Boys Field Champion Mose Faaumuumu Timo

Athletics Cup - Senior Girls Track Athletics Champion Joanna Poland

Athletics Cup - Senior Girls Field Athletics Champion Hayley Greenhalgh

Bonnetti Cup - Senior Boys Track Champion Lex Revell-Lewis


Badminton Cup - Boys Badminton Champion Chi Lam Ng

Badminton Cup - Girls Badminton Champion Yee Xuan Ng

Basketball - Boys

Basketball Trophy - Most Improved Senior Basketball Player Kabir Bhargava

Northover Trophy - Most Valuable Premier Boys Basketball Jimi Iosia-Sipeli

Basketball – Girls

Bugs-a-Lugs Cup - Most Improved Senior Girls Basketball Player Tikenati Raion

Cheryl Miller Trophy - Most Outstanding Player Senior Girls Basketball Maraea Whiu

Cricket - Boys

Brooking Cup - Best Batting Average 1st XI Boys Kishan Patel

Wright Cup - Best All Round Cricketer Mohit Kandpal

Bracewell Trophy - Most Outstanding Bowler Ryan Smardon

Cricket - Girls

Cricket Cup - Most Improved Girls Player Isabella (Izzy) Simmons

Cricket Cup - Outstanding Player 1st XI Girls Cricket Shahana Samadi

Aish Cup - Contribution to Girls Cricket Marisa Peiris

Cross Country

Cross Country Trophy - Senior Girls Cross Country & Distance Champion Joanna Poland

Graeme Edmonds Memorial - Intermediate Boys Cross Country & Distance Champion Wiremu Ngamotu

Lyndale Cup - Senior Boys Cross Country & Distance Champion Ayub Sayid

Football - Boys

Gavin Cup - Most Promising 1st XI Boys Football Player Didier Gutierrez Nunez

McIntyre Cup - Most Improved Player 1st XI Football Levi Burdon

Cossey Cup - Best All Round Boys Football Player Shayen Kesha

Lowie Cup - Player's Player Milan Kesha

Football - Girls

Dean Cup - Most Improved Senior Girls Player Sandra Kumar

Low Cup - Girls 1st XI Player of the Year Roshni Oberoi

Thompson Trophy - Contribution to Girls Football Yada Phimsee

Hockey - Boys

Hockey Cup - Most Improved 1st XI Boys Player Ritik Billimoria

Marshall Cup - Best All Round Senior Boys Hockey Player Hersh Patel

Daji Trophy - Contribution and Participation for Hockey Rahul Naickar

Hockey - Girls

Allen Cup - Most Improved 1st XI Girls Hockey Player Nikita Toledo-Macdonald

Familton Cup - Senior Girls Best All Round Hockey Player Sophie Rose

Jones Trophy - Contribution to Girls Hockey Tilde Wilson


Lacrosse Award - Contributions to Girls Lacrosse Julia (Chelsea) Garingo

Lacrosse Award - Most Valuable Girls Lacrosse Player Aayushi Patel

Lacrosse Award - Most Improved Girls Lacrosse Player Imogen Tommy


King Cup - Most Improved Senior Netball Player Losimani Latu

Netball Trophy - Contribution to Netball Ruta Rasmussen

Netball Cup - Best All Round Netball Player Lynelle (Fisilau) Braganza

Rugby - Boys

Hutton Cup - Rugby Team with Best Season Record 2nd XV Rugby Team

Transport Cup - Most Improved 1st XV Player Hansell Ioane

Touring Cup - Most Valuable Player 1st XV Isireli Senibulu

Suburbs Trophy - Most Outstanding Rugby Player Flynn Cochrane

Rugby - Girls

Rugby Trophy - Most Valuable Player Summer Mauga

Rugby Trophy - Most Improved Player Charlize Tuatagaloa

Rugby League - Boys

Rugby League Trophy - Best all Round Senior Rugby League Player Nicolas Sami

Youth Town Trophy - Overall Contribution to Rugby League Kristian Marsters

Rugby League - Girls

Girls Rugby League Trophy - Most Valuable Player Alice Shannon

Girls Rugby League Cup - Sportsmanship Award - Emily Seve

Ski Team

Ski Cup - Top Skier/Captain of the Ski Team Tristan Mutua


Squash Cup - Boys Open Squash Champion Vivan Naidu

Squash Cup - Girls Open Squash Champion Sophie Rose


Pollock Cup - Intermediate Girls Swimming Champion Olivia Stairmand

Blomeley Cup - Intermediate Boys Swimming Champion Jacob Laurence

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Cup - Table Tennis Sportsmanship Cup - Manan Patel

Whaley Trophy - Most Valuable Table Tennis Player Taiyi Du


Tennis Trophy - Girls Tennis Champion Emily Reddy


Touch Trophy - Most Improved Senior Girls Touch Player Amelia Perry

Fleming Cup - Most Valuable Senior Girls Touch Player Meyuti Poutu

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Cup - Most Valuable Player Girls Ultimate Eleanor (Ellie) Crellin

Ultimate Cup - Most Valuable Player Boys Ultimate David Favier

Volleyball – Boys

Volleyball Trophy - Most Valuable Senior Boy Emman Capamongan

Volleyball Trophy - Contribution to Boys Volleyball Ligovasa Satalaka

Seuseu-Harder Award - Most Improved Senior Boys Volleyball Adrian Koraua

Volleyball – Girls

Volleyball Trophy - Most Valuable Premier Girls Player Tikenati Raion

Volleyball Trophy - Most Improved Senior Girls Volleyball Player Faith Tamatoa

Luatua Trophy - Outstanding Contribution to Girls Volleyball Daphne Edwards

Water Polo

Percy Cup - Most Improved Premier Girls Player Annie-Mae Cochrane

Water Polo Trophy - Most Improved Premier Boys Player Cheliyan Nanthakumaran

Water Polo Cup - Most Valuable Senior Girls Player Maraea Whiu

Water Polo Cup - Most Valuable Senior Boys Player Conal Martin

Nick Mason Memorial - Senior Girls Top Goal Scorer Maraea Whiu

Nick Mason Memorial - Senior Boys Top Goal Scorer Findlay (Fin) Perry


Tui Katene Trophy - Leadership in Sport: Sophie Rose

NZ Uniforms Fair Play Award - Daphne Edwards

Supporter of the Year - Mrs Donna Thomas

NZ Uniforms Coaching Scholarship - Mr Joseph Buchanan

Community Volunteer of the Year - Mrs Irene Mauga

Coach of the Year - Mr Francis Meli

Sports Manager of the Year - Miss Santana Schmidt

TIC of the Year - Mr Zamm Mazid

Contribution to Avondale College Sport – Marina Samountry

Rockfield Trophy - Best Girls Team Performance – Girls Rugby 1st X Team

Perkins Trophy - Best Senior Boys Team Performance – Senior Boys 4x100m Relay Team

Ross Trophy - Best Performance by a Senior Team - Senior Mixed 4x400m Relay

Eccles Trophy – Outstanding Performance in a Non-Traditional Sport – Holly Bliss

Binns Cup - Girls Best All Round Sports Record: Roshni Oberoi

Roshni is an all-round athlete who has achieved significant success in all her sporting endeavours at the College. Roshni is a Deputy Head Prefect, a valuable member of the Girls 1st XI Football team and the Girls 1st XI Cricket team. She has been the captain of the Ultimate Frisbee girls team for the past two years, and was selected for the Ultimate Frisbee U20 NZ National Training Squad. Roshni is also part of the Avondale College Rock Climbing and Orienteering teams. All of her coaches have noted her leadership qualities, both on and off the field and her resounding work ethic and dedication to whichever sport she happens to be playing at the time. 

Kingstone Cup – Boys Best All Round Sports Record: Joshua Duffin

Josh played half-back for the 1st XV Rugby team. He is a committed sportsman who doesn't shy away from the hard mahi on the training ground, never missing a training session, whether it's basketball or rugby. On the rugby field, he is a hard tackler and a great link between the forwards and the backs. Josh played an important role for the Prem Basketball season coming on the floor as a defensive presence and a 3-point shooter. He played in the Secondary Schools Nationals 3x3 championship, joining as a late addition as a replacement for an injured player and was effective immediately. He shows effort, leadership and great communication in both his sports.

Jason Twigg Trophy- Outstanding Achievement in Girls Sports: Nuala Edmundson

Nuala is a quiet achiever who is very talented in her sport of Archery. She has qualified for international competitions, including the Oceania Champs, Trans-Tasman Challenge and Youth Worlds 2021. She excels within the domestic competition, taking out Gold in her events and setting New Zealand records. We look forward to watching Nuala’s progress in her journey in archery and we will be cheering her on from Avondale.

Jason Twigg Trophy- Outstanding Achievement in Boys Sport: Lex Revell-Lewis

Lex has represented Avondale College in both hockey and athletics. Lex has excelled in athletics and has shown future potential on the world stage. Lex is instrumental in both the 4x100m and the mixed 4x400m relays for the College. He won Gold at the Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships in the Senior Boys 400m and Silver in the 200m, later going on to the North Island Secondary Schools Champs, where he claimed the Senior Boys 400m title. Outside of school, Lex is the NZT&F U18 400m champion, and still holds the fastest 400m time in 2021 for any U18 or U20 runner in New Zealand. We look forward to what lies ahead for Lex as the season progresses and in the coming years.

Lex Revell-Lewis and Nuala Edumondson


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