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Week 5: 26 August - 31 August - Premier Team Fixtures

Team Opponent Location Date and Time
Basketball Girls
Westlake Girls High School
North Shore Events Centre
lost 70-78
U/water Hockey Snr Girls Howick College
Mt Albert Aquatic Centre
Lost 1-10
U/water Hockey Snr OpenA Avondale College
Manurewa Aquatic Centre
Lost 3-7
Hockey Boys' 1st XI Sacred Heart College
LEP Tiger Turf 1
Drew 1-1
Hockey Girls' 1st XI Baradene College
Won 4-3 after penalty strokes
Lacrosse Premier Boys
Michael Park School
Owairaka Domain
Lost 3-8
Football Boys' 1st XI Glendowie College
(Knock Out Cup Semi)
Won 3-2
Link to all fixtures and results


In a cliff-hangier cup semi-final, Mount Albert Grammar School staged a wonderful second half come back to beat Glendowie College by 3-2.
MAGS went into the break trailing 2-0, playing second fiddle to the newly promoted outfit.
The division one champions came to Alberton Avenue full of confidence after having the most successful season in the school's history.
Coach Hoani Edwards and his team have won promotion to the Auckland Premier league for the first time in the school's history from a school of only 450 boys.
MAGS had problems with Joe Nottage out with flu and Jake Porter injured, plus a couple of the starting XI carrying injuries from the final league games. Ben Robinson started at left full back with Dylan Bracey at right back. More ...

Three championships in one weekend

A national title for girls' lacrosse and Auckland titles for netball and boys' soccer made for a golden weekend for MAGS sport on August 24-25.

The Premier Girls' lacrosse team beat Cambridge High School 8-3 to win the national title.

The team won all five pool games on Saturday and early Sunday, playing their last one in torrential rain from the thunderstorm that passed over the top of the country that morning.

They saw off Epsom Girls' Grammar in the semi-final. MAGS had only narrowly beaten Cambridge High in their pool game, coming from 3-5 down to snatch three goals in the last three minutes, but in the final found an extra gear and secured a decisive victory.

MAGS' Premier Netball team made it five in a row on Saturday when they won the Auckland Secondary Schools Championship at the Auckland Netball Centre, beating Baradene 46-28.

The Premier team has won 334 games in the past five years and lost only four. Last year they won all six competitions they entered, including the nationals.

Also on Saturday, the Senior A team successfully defended their title with a one-sided match against St Kentigern, winning 45-21. More ..

And in football, the First XI boys' team, having already won the Auckland league on points, wrapped up the competition with a 3-1 over Westlake. Scott Doney scored in the first half and converted a penalty to bring up his 22nd goal of the season. MAGS' other point was an own-goal. See the full match report and photos here

All in all a fantastic weekend of sport for MAGS as we head toward Tournament Week from September 2.

Girls First XI put up brave fight in APC final

The Girls' 1st XI Football team just missed out on defending last year's win of the APC Knockout Cup as Rangitoto College took the honours 1-0.

Playing in torrential rain at Michael's Ave, Ellerslie, last night, coach Paul Marshall says the goal came late in the second half in a tight game that proved there was little between the two sides.

"The girls competed extremely well but on the night we didn't quite get the better of them," said Mr Marshall.

The team can take heart from having already won the Auckland League for the second year in a row, and is now regrouping to prepare for Nationals in Nelson next week, August 26-30.

Hockey First XI match abandoned

Wednesday 21 August, vs Avondale College

Miserably wet conditions greeted the two teams at the 5pm start at Avondale College. It was great to see Head Coach Arun Panchia given leave to attend the game from his Auckland representative duties at the NHL Tournament being played this week at the North Harbour hockey headquarters.

The team were presented with their playing shirts by former First XI team member, Daniel Xu (First XI 2005-2007 and Dux in 2007). Daniel made an inspirational speech and was thanked by team management for giving up his time to give his support.

Sadly the weather was the winner on the day and after torrential rain flooded the turf, leaving it unplayable. The umpires and team management agreed to abandon the game 17 minutes into the first half.

First XI win epic battle against Auckland Grammar School

First XI Player of the Day Cameron Hogg makes one of a number of saves against Auckland Grammar. MAGS won 3-2 to take out the League and progress to the semi-final of the Knockout Cup.

MAGS triumphed 3-2 in extra time in a league game that also doubled as a cup replay after Wednesday's cup clash was declared a no result. The unprecedented double header had MAGS ahead 2-0 inside eight minutes as Josh Harris and Scott Doney both struck.

Auckland Grammar had the better of the second half, scoring at the beginning and end of the half to make it 2-2 at full time. This result gave MAGS their 11th title in 17 years under coach Kevin Fallon. However, due to the unique nature of the game the two teams had to complete extra time to find a winner for the Knockout Cup quarterfinal.

Despite looking like they were spent, MAGS went ahead in the first period of extra time through Scott Doney again and they held on to take the win 3-2 and move into the semifinals against Glendowie College. Full match report.

A haka was performed for the winning First XI, which beat Auckland Grammar 3-2 to win the League and progress to the semi-finals of the Knock-Out Cup.

First XV bow out after strong season

Mount Albert Grammar's First XV bowed out of the race for the 1A championship title today with Auckland Grammar taking semi-final honours. Match Report and Photos...

All 2013 Photo Reports
Basketball Under 15 v Liston College
NZSS Ruby League Finals v Kelston
Under 15 Colts v Napier Boys High School
Netball NISS v Rangitoto College
7th Grade v MacLeans College - Final

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Cycling Rugby League
Football - Boys
Football - Girls
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Four MAGS Rowers selected in the AKSS Light Blue Squad

At the completion of the 2012-2013 rowing season a squad of 28 boys from twelve different Auckland Schools were selected for the Light Blue Squad Auckland Winter training programme. The squad has been meeting at different rowing clubs over the winter, completing five-hour training days on several Sundays. It is from this squad of 28 that the final eight boys have been selected to travel to Australia.

Yesterday the trials for the Light Blue Squad to travel to represent Auckland Secondary Schools in the Queensland State Schools regatta were held. Mount Albert Grammar has over half the boat, with the following four boys selected: Sam Perry, Todd Martin, Evander Tangiiti and Jonathan Winter.

To get half the boat from one school is an absolutely amazing achievement. The boys will travel to Australia on Friday 20 September and be competing at Bucca Weir in Bundaberg, Queensland.

Summer Sport Photographs

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Fuji Xerox Ltd and Photolife Ltd visited our school last term and took the 2013 Summer Sport photographs. Summer Sport photographs are now available for purchase at

You will need to log in using the Username and Password that we e-mailed you last month for the Class Photographs. If you haven't already accepted the Terms and Conditions then you will be prompted to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. Once you have accepted the Terms and Conditions you can easily work your way around the website. Begin by typing your child's surname in the search facility, on the left, and your child's group photos will show. From here you can click on the photo and order any of the available options. Once you have selected your photos, go to your Basket to view or edit. Follow the prompts for payment.

Your order will be delivered to your delivery address, which you give them, within 15 working days.

Any questions or queries, please contact Fuji Xerox directly at or me.

Kind regards
D Long
Director of Sport

Junior Black Soxs Named

Bradley Bennett, Callum Elson and Cooper Hutchinson have been selected for the NZ Junior Black Sox training squad with the final team to be named early 2014 ahead of the Junior World Softball Series.

Well done to these boys and their hard work has paid off.

Visiting Japanese School plays two Rugby Fixtures

On Saturday, 3 August, Mount Albert Grammar School welcomed a visiting school from Japan, Josho Gakeun High School, who played two games on the MAGS No. 1 rugby field.

They have two teams in their touring party: Under 15 and First XV.
A presentation on behalf of our school was made to the Josho Gaukeun High School team management, between the two games, by co-coach of the MAGS U15 Colts team, Eroni Clarke, who can speak Japanese.

The results were:
Josho Gakeun Under 15 Colts 17 vs MAGS Under 15 Colts 56
Josho Gakeun 1st XV 5 vs MAGS 2nd XV 39

Aaron Booth wins Gold at the Oceania Combined Events Youth Octathlon in Tahiti

Congratulations to Senior Boys Athletics Champion, Aaron Booth, who has returned home with a gold medal following the Oceania Combined Events Championships, which were held in conjunction with the Oceania Area Championships from 5-7 June in Tahiti.

Aaron competed in the Under 18 Youth Octathlon and won seven of his eight events scoring a personal best total of 5231 points. He had an outstanding meeting recording personal bests in: shot put, long jump and javelin. His first equal height of 1.91m in the high jump was his highest scoring event earning him an impressive 723 points for the event.

His results were (Points earned for each event in brackets):

100m 1st 12.15 (622) 400m 1st 54.38 (624) 1000m 1st 2:59.27 (671) 110m Hurdles 2nd 15.57 (670)
High Jump 1st = 1.91m (723) Long Jump 1st 6.32m (657) Shot Put 1st 13.01m (668) Javelin 1st 50.49m (596)

Aaron finished 745 points ahead of his nearest rival, which was a tremendous effort over the two days of competition, especially in an out-of-season competition.

MAGS wins the inaugural Jubilee Cup Day Competition

On Saturday 18 May, Mount Albert Grammar School and St Kentigern College went head to head to contest the Jubilee Cup for 2013.

St Kentigern College are the current holders of the Jubilee Cup, which was presented for the first time in 2012 during the MAGS 90th Jubilee celebrations, following their victory in the 1st XV Rugby encounter.

This year, the two headmasters decided to involve four premier sports teams, making this special inter-school fixture for the coveted Jubilee Cup a more prestigious event.

Mount Albert Grammar School secured the Jubilee Cup with two wins and two draws. Congratulations to all our teams involved and to the enthusiastic support from the MAGS community.

Pictured above is Headmaster Burden with the captains of the four teams, Josh Goodhue (rugby), Cameron Sinclair (Football), Parehuia MacKay (Football), Jamie-Lee Price (Netball)

Team Opponent Result
MAGS Football Girls' 1st XI
(Current Auckland Provincial Champions)
St Kentigern College Win 7-0 Photos, Match Report
MAGS Netball Premiers
(Current New Zealand Champions)
St Kentigern College Win 40-16 Match Report
MAGS Football Boys' 1st XI
(Current New Zealand Champions)
St Kentigern College Draw 1-1 Photos, Match Report
MAGS Rugby First XV St Kentigern College
(Current World First XV Champions)
Draw 9-9 Photos, Match Report

Auckland Secondary Schools Bowls Championships

Congratulations to Year 13 student Cole Moir, who has progressed through to the Quarter-finals of the Auckland Secondary Schools Bowls Singles Championships, which will be held at the Remuera Bowling Club on Monday 10 June.

This is the first time MAGS has entered this competition in recent history.

Recent Sports News

Pictured below is Monty Patterson with his Golden Ball trophy which he won as a member of the NZ Under17 Football team competing in the FIFA qualifying tournament. The team won and will now go to the World Cup in Dubai later in the year.

The annual school cross country races were held last week. More...

Monty Patterson

Rowing: Two Silvers at the North Island Secondary School Championships

The NISSC Regatta was held last weekend at Lake Karapiro. Pictured above areUnder-18 single sculler GraysonDauphin and coach Ged Campbell with their silver medals, and the winner and third place-getter of the event at the North Island champs. Regatta Report and Video Highlights on YouTube

More Results To see just the results for Mount Albert Grammar School, please select the school before clicking onto Get Result


Erikana Pedersen, co-captain of the Premier Netball team and NZSS champions 2012, is now playing for the LG Mystics and NZU21's takes session with the MAGS Year 9 Netball Academy. Netball Academy Page

New Zealand Representatives

Cameron Sinclair and Cameron Hogg, both members of the MAGS 1st XI Boys Football team have been selected in the 17 player National U19 Secondary School Representative Team to tour Ireland and the United Kingdom in April and May of this year. Congratulations to these boys on their fantastic achievement.

Albertians Erikana Pedersen & Nadia Loveday, who were both in the 2012 Premier Netball team, have been named in NZU21 team for the World Championships in Glasgow in August 2013.

National Football Representation

Cameron Sinclair (left) and Cameron Hogg (right) are currently on tour with the the Under 19 New Zealand Secondary School Boys Team tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can follow their progress through this website