Date: 04 November 2019
The annual OHS Sports Awards were held recently in the school hall, which had been transformed into a sophisticated venue worthy of celebrating the achievements of our young sports men and women.
Director of Sport Mr Chad Coombes began the evening by acknowledging and thanking all of the students who had participated in sport this year, “...we need every single one of you when it comes to team sport and each and every one of you are valued members of our teams.” Mr Coombes thanked all the coaches and managers, acknowledging the “sacrifice and hard work” they had put in to their teams. We look forward to the JETS (Junior Emerging Talent Squads) Programme, beginning next year.
Once again OHS was fortunate enough to have the wonderful Mr Willie Iosia MC the evening, for which we are very grateful.
We were absolutely delighted to have former New Zealand Warriors and New Zealand League player Ruben Wiki as the guest speaker. Ruben is High Performance Manager for NZ Rugby League and High Performance Assistant with the Warriors. We would like to thank Ruben most sincerely for taking the time out of his busy schedule to entertain and inspire us.
Congratulations and thank you to Mr Coombes and Mr Jacobsen for organising this celebration of sport at OHS.
Congratulations to all those students who received awards and to the sports council, staff and students who contributed to making the evening a great success.
The Food and Hospitality students excelled providing dish after dish of delicious food, very much appreciated by all.
A full list of award winners will be published in the year book, and photos from the evening are on the school facebook page.
Prestigious Award Winners
OHS Sporting Blues
The following students have represented New Zealand in 2019
Blake Costley 11Gt NZ Trampoline
Nathaniel Tangimataiti 11Ds NZ Touch NZ League
Danilo Tongia 12 Wn NZ Tag U19 Mixed and Open
Tournament Team of the Year
Premier Boys Volleyball
Kia Kaha Team of the Year
Premier Girls Volleyball
2019 Team of the Year
1st XV Girls Rugby
Te Reo Powhiri Trophy
Sachia Ioane 13Lu
Mikayla Greening 13 Wha
Kelly Siebert Cup
Sam Tuifua 13Sr
Vilisoni Taufoou 13 Hw
Dux Ludorum Announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony
The Dux Ludorum for 2019 was awarded to two very talented young men
Blake Costley and Nathaniel Tangimataiti
Both supreme athletes in their chosen fields, Blake and Nathaniel are regional and New Zealand representatives. Blake is a member of both the 2019 New Zealand Age Group Championship Team and the World Cup Team for Trampolining. Nathaniel is a member of this year’s New Zealand Under 16 Rugby League Team and the New Zealand Touch Team and has been named in the Brisbane Broncos Development Squad.
As well as these tremendous New Zealand Representative honours, both of these young men have represented Onehunga High School in various sporting codes. Blake has been an integral member of our 1st X1 Football Team and Nathaniel has represented OHS in Athletics and Rugby League.
Congratulations Blake and Nathaniel for your huge sporting success in 2019!
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