Sports Shorts


Congratulations to Lucy Cadness-Aspinall (Year 11, pictured left), who has been selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Team.

Mountain Biking

Emma Clipstone has won the North Island School U20 Girls Cycle Cross Champs. Congratulations Emma! In other mountain biking news, four students competed in Round 3 of the Auckland School Mountain Bike Championship: Talia Hoskins, Holly Christiansen, Stella Beale and Lola Groux all competed in the U15 Girls.

Conditions for the race were challenging with rain overnight making the trails treacherous, with the mud build up on the bikes adding to the physical challenge and the mud made keeping bikes operating important. The course at Totora Park was slightly different from the previous round with an additional lap added increasing the total race distance to 12 km. The Westlake riders coped well with the challenging conditions. Talia was second, Holly third, Stella fifth and Lola was eighth in the U15 Girls category. The riders are looking forward to the next race which will be held at Waitawa Regional Park on 11 September.


Congratulations Emma-Kaye Schroeder (pictured left) who has been selected for the New Zealand Under 15 National Basketball Team which heads to Guam in November to compete in the FIBA Oceania Championship.

The top two teams at the event will advance to the Asia Cup in 2023, and the top four teams will attend the World Championships in 2024.  The Year 10 student is a new member of the Westlake Girls Premier Basketball Team this year and has added a burst of energy to the line-up.

The Premier team is currently leading the Auckland Secondary School Premier League and head into the NZ Secondary Schools Zone 1 Qualifying Tournament at the beginning of September as #1 seeds.  The team will go to Palmerston North at the start of October to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Basketball Championships.


Well done to our netballers (pictured right) who beat Rangitoto College 31-25 this week to become the 2022 Year 9 Harbour Netball Champions! Furthermore, of the 9 Year 9 grades at Harbour Netball, Westlake Girls won gold medals in five grades, a silver and a bronze.


Recently Brooke James (Year 13, pictured left) completed in a Women’s Interprovincial Indoor Cricket Tournament. Her Northern District team won the Tournament with Brooke getting Player of the match in the Final.

Brooke was then selected to Represent New Zealand in the Junior U22 World Cup to be held in Melbourne in October. Well done Brooke!

Surf Life-Saving

Year 12 athlete Zoe Crawford recently travelled to Australia with Surf NZ as part of the U19 World champs team  for a pre-World Championship camp, and to compete in the Australian Pool Rescue Championships. Zoe raced for ‘Northcliffe’ – an Australian club. She won 3 individual Australian titles, 1 silver, and also broke two Australian and two NZ records. She also received three silver medals in Relays. Amazing job Zoe!

Results were:

  • 1st – 100m Manikin Tow – Broke NZ & Australian record
  • 1st – 100m Manikin Carry – Crushed NZ & Australian record
  • 1st – 200m Super Lifesaver
  • 2nd – 50m Fins
  • 2nd – U19 4 x 50 Obstacle Relay
  • 2nd – U19 4 x 25 Manikin Relay
  • 2nd – U19 4 x 50 Medley Relay