Outstanding Performances 2016

2016 Junior Sports Girl of the Year - Molly Shivnan

Molly Shivnan competed in Netball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Surf Life Saving, Swimming and Athletics. Highlights of her year included breaking two school swimming records and two Bay of Plenty swimming records. Molly won six medals at the New Zealand Elite Short Course Swimming Championships, one of which was a gold medal in the under 13 Girls 50m Freestyle. Molly also won three individual medals at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving National Championships, one of which was Gold in the under 13 Girls Surf Race. On top of these achievements, Molly played Netball in the Year 9A Kowhai team which she captained, competed for the school in the Bay of Plenty Athletics and Bay of Plenty Cross-country.


2016 Junior Sports Boy of the Year - Shalom Broughton

Shalom Broughton had an amazing year in Basketball while captaining the New Zealand under 16 Boys Basketball team. In the local competition Shalom was a star performer for both Mount Maunganui College’s Junior A and Senior A Boys Basketball teams. In Athletics Shalom was the Intermediate Boys Athletics Champion where he broke the Intermediate Boys Shot Put school record. He represented the school in the Bay of Plenty Athletics Championships and gained placings in four different field events including high jump, javelin, discus and shot put. He was also a member of the Junior A Boys Volleyball team.


2016 Contribution to Sport in the Community - George Haswell

George Haswell won the Bay of Plenty Rugby Senior Refeere of the year award, which is an amazing achievement. Throughout the year George refereed many Rugby and Touch games in the Bay of Plenty and internationally. George also holds the highest Touch refeere level badge in New Zealand and around the world.


2016 Contribution to Sport in School - Justin Pickering

Justin Pickering has dedicated many hours to coaching Junior Water Polo teams over the last three years. This year Justin coached Mount Maunganui College’s Junior Boys Water Polo team to a second place at the Division One Boys Water Polo North Island Tournament. Justin also coached many of Mount Maunganui College’s students in the Tauranga under 16 B Water Polo team and has dedicated himself to coaching while also playing Water Polo for Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga Club and New Zealand Representative teams.


2016 Sports Team of the Year - Surfing Team

Mount Maunganui College’s Surfing team won the national title for a record fifth consecutive year. This was achieved with two of our New Zealand representative surfers unavailable as they were competing overseas. Congradulations to Kehu Butler, Mitch Cowdrey, Tiana-Breeze de Mooij, Raiha Ensor, Jack McLaren, Maaia Reid-Bennett, Elin Tawharu, Jonas Tawharu and William van der Beek.


2016 Most Outstanding Girls Sports Achievement for the Year - Elin Tawharu

Elin Tawharu had an amazing year competing in surfing competitions in New Zealand and around the world. Elin finished 3rd in the under 16 World Championships. Elin also won the New Zealand under 16 and under 18 Surfing titles at the New Zealand National Surfing Championships.


2016 Most Outstanding Boys Sports Achievement for the Year - Kehu Butler

In 2016, Kehu Butler won three international Surfing events in Australia competing against some of the best junior surfers in his age group. Kehu also finished in 7th Place at the World Junior Surfing Championships in the under 16 Boys Division and is the first New Zealand Surfer to be sponsored by Red Bull.


2016 Senior Sports Girl of the Year - Julia Kayes

Julia Kayes is in Mount Maunganui College’s Premier One Netball team and was selected in the Upper North Island Secondary School Tournament Team. In Water Polo Julia is a New Zealand representitive playing for the New Zealand under 17 team at Pan Pac’s. Julia is Mount Maunganui College’s Senior Girls Swimming champion and an important member of the Senior A Girls Basketball team. Julia also competed well in Mount Maunganui College’s school athletics championships and has contributed greatly to coaching both the Year 9 gold Water Polo team in Term 1 and the Junior A Girls Water Polo team in Term 4.


2016 Senior Sports Boy of the Year - Bae Fountain

Bae Fountain is an outstanding member of Mount Maunganui College’s Senior A Boys Water Polo, Basketball and Volleyball teams. In the sport of Water Polo Bae represented New Zealand in the under 16 team in a test series against Australia and was also selected in the New Zealand under 18 team that went to the World Championships in Montenegro.