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Date: 29 November 2019



2019 Junior Sports Awards

The Junior Sports Awards held today in the gym are an opportunity to celebrate some fantastic individual and team performances.

At OHS we encourage all students to participate in sport. Lessons learnt playing are important in all aspects of life. You learn how to win, how to lose and how to work in a team. The school values, of respect, integrity, trust, loyalty and courage are important in sport and in life. 

New Zealand netballer and alumna Bailey Mes was kind enough to return to OHS as the guest speaker. Bailey, a member of the World Champion New Zealand Netball team, said that like all sports people she has had her ‘ups and downs’. When she was dropped from the NZ team, she had to be courageous, work hard, stay motivated and play her way back into the team. Bailey was asked what she thought made NZ netball coach Noeline Taurua, so successful and replied “ Noeline played representative netball herself so understands it. She sets very high standards, and then empowers people to do their job, everyone knows their roles”. Success in sport comes from very hard work, but Bailey encouraged everyone to enjoy their sport, “ take every opportunity and enjoy it”.

Thank you to all the teachers, coaches, managers and families who have given so much of their time to support our sportspeople. 

Congratulations to all students who have participated in sports this year and in particular to those of you recognised in the award ceremony.


Top Award Winners 2019

Junior Team of the Year      Volleyball Premier Junior Boys’

         Central /West Zone Winners, Premier League Qualification, finished 4th in the Premier        League and 4th at the Auckland Championships.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year     Alyssa Baxter

Alyssa has demonstrated what it takes to be an elite athlete, she is committed, focussed and hard working as she strives toward her goal of being an Olympian. Her achievements this year include:

  • NZ representative at the Australian Track and Field Championships where she placed 2nd in the Long Jump.
  • Auckland Representative at the Nationals in Christchurch, placing 1st in, 100m, 200m and Long Jump.
  • Auckland Champion for 100m, 200m and Long Jump.
  • Named as College Sport Auckland Young Sportsperson of the year in the Para-Athlete category.

Junior Sportsman of the Year      Ben Webb

Ben has had a remarkable year in 2019. He has represented OHS in 9 different sports/events.

  • Ist XI Football
  • U14 Football
  • Athletics Zone Team
  • School Road Race Auckland Champs
  • Cross Country Zone Team
  • U15 Basketball 
  • Junior Cricket
  • Senior Softball
  • Senior Premier Volleyball
  • Junior Premier Volleyball


 In the recent Auckland Volleyball Championships, Ben was selected in the Dream Tournament Team. He has recently been named in the Central Districts U15 Rep Team. He is currently trialing for the NZSS Football team for the 2021 UK Tour. 


Congratulations to these inspirational winners!



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