Congratulations to the Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding Champions

2023 WGHS Snowsports

Snowboarding won the Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding title for the second year in a row with Harriet Gowing being instrumental once again the team’s medal haul of 11 medals including Harriet Gowing’s four Gold medals. Harriet’s effort on the slope was further rewarded with a finalist nomination at the College Sport Young Sport person of the Year Awards

Each year the Ski and Snowboard teams compete in the Auckland and North Island Secondary Schools Championships and in the past the Westlake Snowsports programme has included a camp at Cardrona Ski Field,  Wanaka during the July school holidays, where the students had the opportunity to train with some of the country’s top coaches in morning sessions before testing what they had learnt in the afternoons. 

Snowplanet Courses for Westlake Girls

Courses at Snowplanet begin for the competitive skier or snowboarder at the start of Term 2.  Students are welcome to join the 10-week classes which will lead them neatly into the Auckland Secondary Schools Champs in June. Further classes are an option in Term 3 which helps students prepare for the North Island Secondary School Championship in September.  The time and dates of classes vary but all information can be found on the website or from April Ieremia in the Sports Department.  

To join the Westlake Girls Snowsports team, just complete the registration form found on the Tab to the right and you will receive updated information for each event.

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2023 Secondary Schools Events Calendar

Date Event Venue
Thursday 8 June Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship Snowplanet, Silverdale
Thursday 22 June   Auckland Secondary Schools Ski Championship Snowplanet, Silverdale
Tbc Cardona Snowsports Camp

Cardrona and Wanaka

Sunday 17 September – Wednesday 20 September North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championship Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu
Monday 25 September – Wednesday 27 September   North Island Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship Turoa, Mt Ruapehu  


April Ieremia | Sports Manager | E. | Ph. +64 9 489 4196 Ext 704

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