Kuranui College celebrated another superb sporting year at the annual Sports Prizegiving recently, with many outstanding achievements recognised. Guest speaker was Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Development Officer Stacey Grant who also handed out the awards.
1st XI hockey captain Courtney Yee was named outstanding sportswoman after leading her side to victory in the Wellington P3 grade and to second place in the Rosemary O’Brien Cup. The outstanding sportsman was Cole Freeman who captains the 1st XI cricket team and is also a member of the 1st XV rugby and 1st XI football teams, as well at playing rugby for Wairarapa Bush U18s.
Amelia O’Connell collected the junior sportswoman of the year title and outstanding sporting achievement in junior sport award after breaking two school swimming records to add to her impressive list of achievements in the pool and on the athletics track and football pitch. Junior sportsman of the year was footballer Connor Turton who played in Upper Hutt City champion 14th Grade premier team and also represented Kuranui at the intercollegiate cross-country, athletics and swimming.
The outstanding sporting achievement in senior sport went to Emily Morison, who was a member of Kuranui’s unbeaten football team. She also plays for the Upper Hutt Women’s Central League Team, represents Wellington in the National Women’s League and was selected in the wider squad for the NZ U17 National Team.