Sports Shorts


Huge congratulations to Zoe Crawford (pictured left) who has been selected as part of the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving World Champs Youth Team (Black Fins), which will compete in Italy during September. The team, comprised of six females and six males selected from throughout NZ, will compete in the Under-19 division in a variety of pool rescue, ocean and beach events.

The championship will be held in Riccione, Italy from 21 September to 2 October. There will be a celebration evening coming up to assist Zoe in her fundraising efforts for this trip, and we will provide more details as they come to hand. Watch this space!


Congratulations to Mackenzie Chatfield (Year 13) and Izzy Pugh (Year 13) who have both been named in the 2022 Hoopnation Junior Showcase U17 Girls All-Star 5.


Grace Campbell, Year 11, (pictured right) competed at the National Diving Champs in Dunedin last weekend and won both her 1m and Platform events at the Junior Elite level. Well done Grace!




Well done to Kate Borton (pictured below left) and Kate Jobbins (pictured below right) who both competed in the Auckland Orienteering Sprint Champs on 15 May. There were 32 girls competing in the Intermediate Girls category – Kate Borton won both her races to place First overall, and Kate Jobbins placed 14th overall. Awesome stuff.









Over the past two weeks, Michelle Farrell, Megha Kundapur, and Ella McPherson (all Year 13) have put in a lot of work to prepare themselves for the New Zealand U18 Lacrosse tournament.

As a team they will be travelling to Adelaide, Australia to compete in early July. They’re really excited to be representing New Zealand in a sport they love and it’s great to see three Westlake players perform at such a high level!

The NZ team is coached by Holly Patrick (ex-Westlake student) and two other coaches from the Waikato.


Year 9 gymnast Athena Li went to Christchurch from 6-8 May to compete in the Delta Invitational Rhythmic Gymnastics (Qualifier) Championships 2022.

Athena won a silver medal overall (pictured left) and a Gold Medal in Group! She is now preparing for the up coming National Championships. Well done Athena.

Congratulations also to Year 10 student Shalinee Bajwa (pictured at right) who placed 3rd overall in Level 7 at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics competition on 28 May in Barfoot & Thompson Stadium. 



Zara Wilson, Year 13, recently competed in the Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore competition. This was an ocean swim consisting of 3.8km from Narrowneck to Takapuna.

She came 3rd in her age group (15-19 year old female) and received a Bronze Medal. This event was part of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series 2022 – a series of ocean swims around NZ.  As well as Swim the Shore, Zara competed in:


  • Bean Rock (3.2km), – 7th in age group
  • Swim the Bridge (2km) – 3rd in age group
  • The Mount (2.8km) – 8th in age group
  • Beach to Bay (3.3km) – 3rd in age group

For the overall competition points for this Ocean Swim Series Zara came 3rd in her age group:

  • 2022 NZ Secondary Schools Harlequins Open Water Championship (3.2km) – 4th in her age group.
  • 2022 NZ Secondary Schools Open Water Championship, 2.8km, Mt Maunganui, 4th in her age group.
  • NZ 5km Open Water Championships, Lake Taupo, 6th in her age group.