Issys Tobia-Pita in Year 13 has won the top award for weightifting at the College Sport Auckland Young Sportsperson of the Year (YSPOTY) Awards for 2023!
Issys had an outstanding year, winning silver in the Senior Girls Under 76KG category at the Auckland Secondary School Weightlifting Championships. She also won Gold in the Senior Girls Under 76KG category at the New Zealand Secondary School Weightlifting Championships. Issys recently placed 1st in the Youth competition and 3rd In the Junior competition at the Oceania Weightlifting Champs held in Samoa. The highlight of her year was when she represented New Zealand at the World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Durres, Albania where she finished ranked 10th in the U76KG youth category.
To top off the year with a YSPOTY Award is a fitting tribute to this fine athlete. We will watch Issys's career with interest!
Well done also, to all seven of our finalists. Over 32,000 secondary school students play sport in Auckland and just 132 were selected as finalists at these awards. We are very proud of all seven of our Avcol finalists!
Le'Oxeayn Maiu'u - Netball
Priscilla Rasmussen - Netball
Jacob Story - Swimming
Ryan Revill - Football
Cecilia Huang - Table Tennis
Issys Tobia-Pita - Weightlifting
Zoheb Khan - Aktive Student Coach of the Year