Here’s why Holly Williams was our Sportsperson of the Year!

Holly is the captain of the Premier Touch team who were runners up at the NZSS Touch Championships in December last year. She is also a member of the North Harbour Women’s Touch team and the North Harbour Under 18 Touch team who came runners-up at the National Under 18 Tournament. Holly was recently selected in the New Zealand Under 18 Touch Team. Earlier this year she was selected for the Touch New Zealand Homegrown Series Open Women’s Te Hau Raki Touch team but COVID resulted in the cancellation of the series although the training camps went ahead.

Holly is an integral member of the Premier 12s Rugby team who are the current North Harbour Secondary Schools Rugby Champions, winning the title for the first time in the schools history. She also played in the Albany Barbarians Rugby Club team who won the Women’s Development Grade, where she was the overall highest try scorer in the whole competition. Prior to lockdown Holly was a member of the Harbour Hibiscus Farrah Palmer Cup Rugby squad and was selected for the North Harbour Under 19 Representative Rugby team. She is also a member of the school’s Open Sevens team who are the current Harbour Champions and attended the National Condor Sevens Tournament.

Holly is the vice-captain Netball Premier Auckland Team and a member of the Premier Basketball team who are the Auckland Secondary School Premier Champions. She also takes time to coach in the schools Junior Touch programme. Holly has just been awarded a College Sport Auckland All-Rounder Award and is a finalist for the Touch at the Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards, which acknowledges the top secondary school athletes in the Greater Auckland area.

Holly is pictured (with the ball) back when she was a Year 9 student already showing some amazing skills and talent.