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May News


BOP Secondary Schools Individual Squash Championships Div 2 & 3

Boys Division 2 - 3rd: Jesse Hopkins - Mount College

Girls Division 3 - 3rd: Anahera Palmer - Mount College


Congratulations to the following students who have been named in NZ representative teams:

North Island Youth Womens - Ella Raymond, Kendal Devlin, Maia Horlock and Caitlyn James

Congratulations to the following students who have made the BOP IPC Teams:

U20 Mens A - Bae Fountain, Ben Blackwell

U17 Mens A - Tommy Smith, Ocean Kohere

U17 Womens Development - Caitlin Davis, Kendal Devlin, Anna Smith


Congratulations to Molly Shivnan who has been named in the NZ team to compete at the Australian State Team Championships in Canberra in October

Zyleika Pratt-Smith competed wth her club, Tauranga Synchro in the North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships held in Wellington.  Zyleika had an outstanding competitin achieving 1st placings in 13-15 Figures, Solo, Duet, Senior Free Team and Open Free Combo.  She also received a 2nd placing in the 13-15 Team event.


School Cross Country Championships

Junior Boys                                      Junior Girls

1st - Sam Proctor                              Lucy Bartlett

2nd - Jed Davis                                 Olive Abrahams

Manning Baxter                                Kasha Stokes

Intermediate Boys                          Intermediate Girls

1st - Salem Broughton                     Lucia Cook

2nd - Jahnu Rosemeyer                   Ella Barratt

3rd - Matt Larsen                             Annalise Skipper

Senior Boys                                    Senior Girls

1st - Sam Sheaff                             Levi Painter

2nd - Oscar Bark-Riki                     Emma Burns

3rd - Fynn Millar                             Grace Elisara

BOPSS Cross Country Championships

A number of MMC runners competed at the BOPSS Cross Country held at Waipuna Park.  In the Year 9 Division, Lucy Bartlett placed 2nd, Olive Abrahams 5th and Ava Neilson 12th securing the 3 man Team win.  They also won the 6 man Team title with the further placings of Teagan Sloan (15th), Kasha Stokes (23rd) and Olivia Marlowe (37th).

Year 9 Sam Proctor placed 4th in the Year 9 Boys Division with fellow runners Thomas Crockford (15th), Jed Davis (17th), Caleb Andrews (25th) Xavier Crawford (27th).

Lucia Cook placed 3rd in the U16 Girls Division and with placings from Ella Barratt (5th) and Fiona Stanelun (10th), the girls took out the 3 man Team event.

Salem Broughton placed 12th, Sonny Eades (22nd) and Jack Kelly (23rd) in the U16 Boys Division and Sam Sheaff placed 11th in the Senior Boys Division.  


Kahlia Cullwick will be representing NZ at the World Youth Olympics in October.  Kahlia and fellow student Holly Sheaff have also been named in the NZ Canoe Slalom Development Squad.


Isabellah McGregor competed at the 19th Oceania Karate Championships recently.  She place 3rd in the Cadet 14-15 year 47kg Female Cadet Kumite Division.


Congratulations to Emma Burns on her selection in the Tauranga U18 Girls Team.


Casey Ward - 2nd Junior Boys NZ Wakeboarding Championships, 2nd Open Category North Islands Wakeboarding Championships


Premier Boys = 13th

Premier Girls - 5th

Senior B Girls - 12th


Molly Shivnan - Gold 4x200 Free zonal relay, Silver 400IM Free, Silver 400 Free, Bronze 200 Free, Bronze 800 Free

Zyleika Pratt Smith - Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Bronze


Mitch Cowdrey - NZ Junior Black Fins Team competing at the World Championships in November.

April News


NZ Youth Mens Team (Tabriz, Iran ) - Ben Blackwell 

NZ Youth Womens Team (Nakhon Pathom, Thailand) -  Maia Horlock (non-travelling reserve)


Jessi Gould competed at the NZ Windsurf Nationals held in Tauranga and won Gold in Green Fleet Girls and Silver in Green Fleet Overall.

BOPSS Swimming Championships

Molly Shivnan - Overall Intermediate Girls Winner

Zyleika Pratt-Smith - Overall Junior Girls Winner

Lucy Bartlett (Junior Girls) -  1st Open 200m Free, 2nd 100m Free, 3rd 50m Fly

Kasha Stokes (Junior Girls) - 2nd 50m Free

Brooke Ross (Junior Girls) - 3rd 50m Breaststroke

Kiana O'Fee, Brooke Ross, Tegan Sloan, Kasha Stokes - 1st 200m Free Relay

Molly Shivnan, Zyleika Pratt-Smith, Lucy Bartlett, Kasha Stokes - 1st 200m Medley Relay

Bailey Deed also swam well breaking a few of his personal best times.

North Island Secondary School Championships

Sam Proctor - 5th Junior Boy 800m

Lucy Bartlett - 3rd Junior Girls 3000m, 5th Junior Girls 1500m

Charlotte Drabble - 4th Intermediate GIrls 100m, 4th Intermediate Girls 200m

Summer Tournament Result

National School MTB Championships (Crankworx)
U16  National Female Champion - Emma Lord
U17 Female Silver Medal - Mia Callingham
U17 MalBronze Medal - Kaia Dorr
U20 Mixed Category Relay - Gold (Emma Lord, Mia Callingham, Kaia Dorr)
NZSS Volleyball Championships
Senior A Boys - Division 1 13th Place
Senior A Girls - Division 2 8th Place
Senior B Girls - Division 4 7th Place
Maadi Cup
U18 Coxless Pairs (P Burling, A Ennis) - B Final 3rd Place
U18 Coxed 4 (P Burling, A Ennis, E McKenzie, A Smith, A McCulloch (Cox) - B Final 3rd Place
NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships
NZ Waka Ama Championships
Results to come......
NZSS Canoe Slam
U14 K1 Gold - Holly Sheaff
U14 Freestyle Silver - Holly Sheaff
U16 K1 Gold - Kahlia Cullwick
U16 C1 Gold - Kahlia Cullwick
Overall U16 Girls Canoe Slalom Secondary Schools Champion - Kahlia Cullwick
U16 C2 Silver - Kahlia Cullwick/Holly Sheaff
U14 C2 Mixed Silver - Holly Sheaff
U16 C2 Mixed Silver - Kahlia Cullwick
NZ National Championships
U16 K1 Bronze - Kahlia Cullwick
U18 C1 Silver - Kahlia Cullwick
U14 K1 Gold - Holly Sheaff
Open C2 Mixed Gold - Holly Sheaff

March News

BOPSS Futsal

We had 6 teams entered into the local futsal tournament.  One of our Senior Boys teams took out the Division 2 title and our Year 9 girls team - MMC Katipo placed 3rd in the Junior Girls Division 1 competition.  

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NISS Rowing

Our team of rowers recently competed at the Head of the Harbour and NISS Rowing Championships in preparation for Maadi Cup which is being held in Twizel this year.  The team travels down to the South Island on 16 March to settle in before the racing starts.

BOPSS Senior Volleyball

We had 4 teams competing in the local BOPSS Senior Volleyball Championships.  The outcome of the 3 week long tournament gives the teams their seedings for the NZSS Volleyball Championship held in Palmerston North 19-23 March.  As there are only 8 BOP spots in the TOP 32 Division for Girls and 9 BOP spots in the Boys Division, there were long and hard fought games to secure these spots.  It also meant that for our Senior B Girls team to stay in the next 32 (DiV 3&4) they had to seed 15th or lower.

Our Senior A Boys team seeded 7th out of the 17 boys teams entered.  Our Senior A Girls placed 5th with the Senior B Girls finishing 15th and our Senior C team placing 21st out of 29 girls teams.

BOPSS Athletics

Due to the Tauranga Domain track still not finished, the BOPSS Athletics was cancelled.  All interested athletes will be entered in the Waikato/BOP Athletics which is being held on Saturday 24 March.  Fingers crossed the track will be finished.

School Swimming

A fine day was welcomed for the school swimming sports.  Records and Swimming Champions will be announced shortly.  Swimmers will be travelling to Taupo to compete in the BOPSS Swimming Championships in April.

Summer Tournament Week - 19-23 March

Good luck to our following codes who are heading away to compete in the various national competitions this week:

NZSS Volleyball Championships - Palmerston North           

Senior A Boys, Senior A Girls and Senior B Girls

Maadi Cup - Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel 

Ashlee Ennis, Arianne Smith, Phoebe Burling, Kendall Tozer, Ana McCulloch, Elise McKenzie, Lara Menefy                                

Waka Ama - Rotorua                    

Iritana Butler, Armanii Martelli-Ririnui, Bella Akroyd, Deijah Stockman, Shayla Taite, Tia Lassey

National School MTB Championships (Crankworx) - Rotorua

Emma Lord, Mia Callingham, Hope Gibbard, Lexus Jump, Kaia Dorr, Jacob Earles

NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships - Auckland

Premier Boys, Premier Girls A and B

Thank you to all the teams coaches and managers who are staff, parents and ex-students

February News

NZSS Beach Volleyball

We had 4 teams compete in the NZSS Beach Volleyball Championship with Bae Fountain and partner Ben Blackwell placing in Top 6 Division 1.  In the Girls competition, Maia Horlock and Daya Rosemeyer finished in the Top 12 of Division 1, Kendal Devlin and Anna Smith winning Bronze Div 2 and Kasey Beckett and Emma James placing 4th.

MTB National Championships

Emma Lord competed at the Mountain Biking National Championships held in Wanaka where she came third in the U17 girls race. Emma at only 14 years of age showed she is a very talented rider who has won national and provincial races.

Surf Lifesaving
Four of our Mt College Surf Life Saving students competed for the BOP in the representative challenge held at the main beach Mt Maunganui. Ella Pollock, Molly Shivnan and New Zealand Youth representatives Sophie Sandford and Mitch Cowdrey performed outstandingly for their team. Sophie Sandford has been having a golden summer in the beach sprints as she has been winning all of her races.

School Athletics

Due to the Tauranga Domain track still being unfinished, MMC held their School Athletics at Wharepai Domain.  With a smaller venue and 300m grass track, there was a more of a carnival atmosphere amongst the students.  Congratulations to those who broke records in the field events.  Taiana Day broke the Junior Girls discus record with a throw of 26.74m. This was an incredibly close competition with Aleena Hosking coming second with a throw of 26.72m, also breaking the old school record. 

BOPSS Triathlon

Congratulations to Lucy Bartlett for winning the U13 Female Division and special mention to Sarah Burns who competed in her first triathlon.  Sarah placed 4th in the U16 Female Division.

BOPSS Tennis Championships - Senior

We had 7 students participating in the tournament - Toscana Bernie, Clay Morton, Paulina Graw, Lennart Schneider, Mastasja Spitkowsi and Giulia Eberhardt.

The Division 1 Girls Final was between Toscana Bernie and Kalais Going from Tauranga Girls College.  The girls displayed a wide range of skill and tenacity with Kalais taking the win.

Two of our international students played well and placed in the Girls Singles Division 2 with Nastasja Spitkowski placing 1st and Giulia Eberhardt placing 3rd.

Tennis Team

Nissenko Visit

On Monday 26th February, MMC hosted a visit by students from the Hitachi Technical High School.  The boys aged 16 and 17 years old spent the day participaing in a cultural exchange with some of our MMC students.  The students were involved in learning the school haka as well as interactive games of Volleyball, Football and Touch Rugby.


Check out the dates below to see when important events will be held





NZSS Beach Volleyball

3rd – 4th February


Student ID Photos

7th February


SLS Junior Eastern Regionals

10th – 11th February


Sports Co-Ordinators Meeting - Tauranga

13th February


School Athletics

15th February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 1

16th February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 2

17th February


Student ID Photo Catchup Day

22nd February


BOPSS Tennis - Papamoa

23rd February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 3 and 4

24th – 25th February


Nissenko Visit

26th  February


Oceans 18 - Orewa

1st  March – 4th March


BOPSS Futsal - Tauranga

2nd March


NISS Rowing

2nd March – 4th March


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 5 and Finals

3rd – 4th March


GET 2 GO Challenge – Senior - BOP

6th March


BOPSS Athletics

6th March


School Swimming

9th March


BOPSS Touch Seniors

11th March


NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships - Gisborne

15th – 18th March


Summer Tournament Week

19th – 25th March


Rowing – Maadi Cup - Twizel

19th – 24th March


NZSS Waka Ama – Rotorua

20th  – 23rd March


National School Mountain Bike Championships - Rotorua

19th – 21st March


NZSS Volleyball Championships – Palmerston North

18th – 23rd March


NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships - Auckland

21st – 25th March


NISS U15/U19 7’s Rugby – Blake Park

22nd – 23rd March


NZSS 3x3 Basketball - Tauranga

21st – 24th  March


WBOP Athletics

24th March


NZSS Whitewater Kayaking - Hawea

24th – 28th March


BOPSS Golf – Lake View Rotorua

26th March


School Reunion

30th March – 1st April


BOPSS Multisport - Whakatane

2nd April


BOPSS Lawn Bowls – singles/pairs

5th  April


BOPSS Swimming - Taupo

6th April


NISS Athletics

6th April – 8th April


NISS Moto Cross

7th April


BOPSS Duathlon - Whakatane

10th April


BOPSS Round Mount Relay

12th April


NZSS Waterpolo Div 2 - Rotorua

14th – 21st April


NZSS Waterpolo Prem Boys & Girls - Wellington

19th April – 22nd April





Sports Co-Ordinator Meeting – Full region

8th May


NISS Swimming – Palmerston North

12th May


BOPSS Squash – Div 1 - Tauranga

16th May


BOPSS Badminton - Team

18th May


NZ Horse Trials - Taupo

19th May


BOPSS Cross Country - Waipuna

22nd May


BOPSS Golf - Kawerau

22nd May


BOP Squash Div 2 & 3

23rd May


BOPSS Badminton Junior - Tauranga

28th May


BOPSS Rockclimbing Seniors - Rocktopia

31st May


NZSS Multisport - Rotorua

3rd June


WAIBOPSS Cross Country - Taupo

6th June


BOPSS Badminton S Team Div 1

8th June


BOPSS Squash Team Div 1

12th June


BOPSS Gymnastics - Rotorua

15th June


BOPSS Badminton - Team

15th June


NZSS Cross Country - Taupo

16th – 17th June


BOPSS Squash Div 2 & 3

19th June


Sports Teams Photos

19th June


Sports Teams Photos Catchup day

20th June


BOPSS Indoor Bowls – Mount Maunganui

22nd June


NZSS Hillary Challenge

24th June


BOPSS Badminton Senior

25th June


NISS Indoor Bowls – Mount Maunganui

21st – 22nd July





Sports Co-ordinator Meeting - Tauranga

24th July


BOPSS Table Tennis QEYC

31st July


Get 2 Go Challenge Junior - Rotorua

2nd August


BOPSS Basketball Juniors - Tauranga

3rd August


BOPSS Skiing

6th August


Eagles Golf – Te Puke

6th August


Lynfield Sports Exchange

9th August


BOPSS Badminton Finals - Junior

10th August


BOPSS Sking (Rain Delay day)

13th August


BOPSS Table Tennis Snr/Jnr Team

14th August


BOPSS Badminton Finals - Tauranga

16th August


BOPSS Basketball Senior

17th August


NZSS Indoor Bowls

26th – 27th August


Winter Tournament Week

3rd – 9th September


NZSS Junior Hillsdene Football - Tauranga

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Trident Football – Palmerston North

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Girls Maurice Hulme Football - Rotorua

3rd – 7th September


UNISS Netball - Tauranga

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Hockey

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Basketball Schick Premiership

5th – 7th September


NZSS Basketball Junior Prem Zone 2 - Tauranga

1st – 4th September


NZSS Gym Sports – Rhythmic, Artistic, Aerobics

8th – 9th September



10th – 14th September


NZSS Swimming - Hamilton

14th – 16th September


NISS Skiing Championships

17th 19th September


NISS Snowboarding

24th – 26th September


NISS Mountain Biking

6th – 7th October


NZ National Scholastic Surfing Championships - TBC

8th – 12th October





Sports Co-Ordinators Meeting - Tauranga

16th October


Sports Awards Evening

17th October


BOPSS Junior Volleyball – Day 1 & 2 Tauranga

26th – 27th October


BOPSS Sevens - Juniors

2nd  November


BOPSS Sevens - Seniors

3rd November


BOPSS Junior Volleyball  - Day 3 & 4 Tauranga

3rd – 4th November


BOPSS Tennis Juniors - Papamoa

9th November


BOPSS Junior Volleyball – Day 5 and Finals

10th – 11th November


BOPSS Beach Volleyball

14th November


NISS Waterpolo Juniors - Auckland

22nd – 25th November


NISS Junior Volleyball Championships - Auckland

27th – 30th November


NZSS Athletics - Dunedin

30th  - 2nd December


NISS Junior Beach Volleyball Championships

1st December


NZSS Touch

7th – 9th December













Congratulations to our 3 teams (1 x All Girls, 2 x Mixed) that participated in the Get2Go Challenge held on Thursday 3 August in Rotorua.  A great day was held by students, parents and staff.  The teams competed in challenges involving Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rockclimbing.  They also had to strategize and come up with a plan how best to score maximum points for each event.

Our All girls team finished first in their division, a clear 58 points ahead of second placegetters Te Puke.  Our Mixed teams (4 female,4 male) placed 4th and 8th in the Mixed Premier Division.  

A great result considering the teams were up against schools who have been involved with this challenge over a number of years.




Best of luck to MMC student Veerle Ten Have who is heading overseas to train with the Dutch RS:X Youth team before she is off to the RS:X Youth Worlds in Italy, Lake Garda.  She then travels to Brittany, France to compete at the Techno293 Plus Worlds.

Click on link to read BOP Times article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11865076



Charlee Bluck, Jorja Rangi, Ruby Bird, Kahlia Cullwick, Emma Dooney and Maddie Ford for placing 3rd

at the BOP Secondary Schools Rockclimbing Championships held at Rocktopia Tauranga on 31 May 2017

Rockclimbing 2017


Celebrating Success

We are always interested to hear about our young athletes who are achieving success in their sport. If you know someone, send us a writeup about their recent achievements. Achievements that are received before Wednesday morning will feature in the Bay of Plenty Times Thursday edition.

Email: sports@mmc.school.nz with your amazing athletic achievements



Check out the dates below to see when important events will be held

Term 1

Event Date
Class Photos 3rd Feb
NZSS Beach Volleyball 4 - 5th Feb
School Athletics 15th Feb
BOPSS Tennis 24th Feb
Japanese Hitachi Visit 24th Feb
BOPSS Volleyball 3rd - 4th March
Oceans Athletes 2nd - 4th March
BOP Athletics 7th March
NISS Rowing 10th - 12th March
BOPSS Volleyball 11th - 12th March
BOP Touch 12th March
Waikato BOP Athletics 12th March
NZ Surf Life Saving Championships 16th - 19th March
School Swimming Championships 21 March
NZSS Volleyball 26th - 31st March
NZSS Mountain Biking 27th - 29th March
NZSS Rowing Maadi Cup 27th - 1st March
Summer Tournament Week 27th - 31st March
NZ SS Waka Ama 28th - 31st March
NZSS Water Polo 28th - 1st March
NZSS Triathlon Championships 30th - 31st March
BOPSS Golf 4th April
NISS Athletics Championships 8th - 9th April
Round the Mount Relay 10th April
BOP Swimming 12th April

Term 2

Event Date
BOPSS Trampolining / Tumbling 12th May
NI SS Swimming 13th May
BOPSS Squash Division 1 and 2 16th May
School Cross-country Championships 18th May
BOPSS Futsal 19th May
BOPSS Squash Division 3 and 4 22nd May
BOPSS Cross-country 23rd May
BOPSS Golf 23rd May
BOP Junior Badminton 29th May
NZSS Multisport 4th June
Team / Group Photos 8th June
BOPSS Gymnastics 9th June
Polar Bear Plunge 21st June
NZSS Cross-country 17th June

Term 3

Event Date
NISS Road Cycling 8th July
Basketball Junior Baywide 4th August
Basketball Senior Baywide 11th August
BOPSS Skiing/ Snow Sports 14th August
Lynfield Sports Exchange 16th August
BOPSS Basketball 18th August
Eagles Golf 21st August
NZ SS Indoor Bowls 27th - 28th August
NZSS Basketball Junior 2nd - 5th September
NZSS Basketball Senior 6th - 9th September
Winter Tournament Week: Football, Netball, Hockey and Basketball 4th - 8th September
NZSS Rugby League 4th - 8th September
NZSS Swimming Champs 15th - 17th September

Term 4

Event Date
BOP Beach Volleyball 8th November
BOP Junior Tennis 10th November
BOPSS Volleyball Junior Finals 12 November
NISS Junior Volleyball 27th November - 1st December
NISS Junior Water Polo 23rd - 26th November
NZSS Athletics 1st December
NISS Junior Beach Volleyball 2nd December
Sports Awards TBC
Friends of the College TBC

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2016 Sport Awards

Mount Maunganui College Sport Awards were held Wednsday 19th October. To see who was recognised on the evening please click here.... MMC 2016 Sport Award Recipients


Sports Office News 2016 is back!

Click on the link below to see some of our Mount College students achievements over 2016

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August 29th, 2016

August 15th, 2016

August 2nd, 2016

July 4th, 2016

June 20th, 2016

May 31st, 2016

May 17th, 2016

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March 22nd, 2016

February 29th, 2016