Outstanding Performances 2017
2017 Junior Sports Girl of the Year - Molly Shivnan
This year Molly has competed in Swimming, Cross Country, Netball, Waterpolo and Volleyball for the school. At the NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Championships, she dominated her age group winning 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. She also broke a school swimming record and BOP record. In Surf Life Saving she also holds a National title and is one of the best competitors in New Zealand in her age group. She has also competed within distinction in Cross Country, Netball, Waterpolo and Volleyball.
2017 Junior Sports Boy of the Year - Salem Broughton
Salem has competed in Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Round the Mount Relay and Get to Go Challenge for the school.
In Basketball, he is in our Junior A and representative Tauranga U15 team and has trialled for the NZ U15 Team. He is a valuable member in our Junior A Boys Volleyball team, is our Junior Boys Cross Country Champion and competed for the school in the BOP Cross Country, Round the Mount Relay and multisport Get to Go Challenge events.
2017 Contribution to Sport in the Community - Ashley Wilson
Ashley is ranked No.2 Football Senior Referee in the Bay of Plenty, an amazing achievement for a person so young. He referees many senior and junior football games throughout the season and he holds Level 4 referee accreditation.
2017 Contribution to Sport in School - George Haswell
This year George has refereed the game of Touch at International level and in rugby this year he became the youngest person in New Zealand to officiate at ta Mitre 10 Cup – NPC game. At school, he has always been willing to referee Touch and Rugby games when asked to. This is his last year at Mount College and we will miss the huge contribution he has made to our sporting program over the last 5 years.
2017 Sports Team of the Year - Surfing Team
Our school surfing team is made up of world class New Zealand surfing representatives and BOP representatives. This year they continued their national dominance by winning the NZSS team title for a record 6 years.
2017 Most Outstanding Girls Sports Achievement for the Year - Raiha Ensor
Raiha Ensor has had very successful years competing in New Zealand and around the world. She recently returned from Japan competing in the World Junior Surfing Championships where she finished 9th Junior Womens at these Championship and earlier in the year competed in France in Open Womens ISA World Surfing Games also finishing in 9th place, an amazing achievement.
2017 Most Outstanding Boys Sports Achievement for the Year - Bae Fountain
Bae Fountain is a double New Zealand sporting representative in two completely different sports. He was selected in the NZ Junior Mens Volleyball team that played in Florida, USA in July. Last week he was also reselected in the NZSS Waterpolo team. What wins him this award is his selection in the NZ Mens Waterpolo team which played in the Fina Mens World League in Australia in April. A school student making a Senior Mens New Zealand team is an outstanding and very rare achievement.
2017 Senior Sports Girl of the Year - Julia Kayes
Our Senior Sports Girl of the Year is a member of Mount College’s Premier 1 netball team and was selected in the Harbourside U19 team and Level 2 WaiBOP Preformance Group.
In Waterpolo, she was reselected in the NZSS Girls Waterpolo team and plays in our Premier Girls school team. She has also found time to play for our Senior A Girls Basketball team and compete in our school athletics and cross country event.
2017 Senior Sports Boy of the Year - Bae Fountain
As already mentioned, Bae Fountain has represented New Zealand in Waterpolo and Volleyball whilst also playing in our senior school teams in these sports. He has also co-coached Mount Intermediate waterpolo team that recently came 2nd at AIMS games.