Avondale College's many sporting highlights, successes and top sportsmen and sportswomen were celebrated at Thursday evening's Sports Awards event held in the Avondale College theatre. Guest speaker and professional rugby player Bryce Heem, himself a former Avondale College student, shared his own personal story of tenacity as a rugby player, both in New Zealand and overseas, as a 15s player, a 7s player, a Commonwealth medalist, and now with the Blues. Silver Fern, and Avcol alumna Grace Nweke also gave her congratulations to our national netball champions via video message.
After recognising award winners in summer and winter sports codes, the top prizes were awarded. Congratulations to these students on their awards:
Rockfield Trophy - Best Senior Girls Team Performance: Premier 1 Netball
Perkins Trophy - Best Senior Boys Team: 1st XV Rugby
Ross Trophy - Best Performance by a Senior Team: Premier 1 Netball
Eccles Trophy - Outstanding Performance in a Non-Traditional Sport: Millian Chen
Binns Cup - Best All Round Girls Sports Record: Maya Loomes
Kingstone Cup - Best All Round Boys Sports Record: Fin Perry
Jason Twigg - Outstanding Achievement in Girls Sport: Issys Tobia-Pita
Jason Twigg - Outstanding Achievement in Boys Sport: Jacob Story
The evening concluded with valedictory speeches from Deputy Head Prefect and 1st XV co-captain, Pat'oneil Lalau Afioga, and Head Prefect and Premier Netballer, Adele Tamua.
Well done to all who were recognised at this event. For a full list of awards, see the document below.