Sporting Excellence Awards

The Westlake Girls High School Sporting Excellence Awards is a formal annual event to celebrate and recognise the sporting achievements of students at the school. You can read our AWARDS CRITERIA for each award.

Our 2021 Awards Evening will be held on Thursday 28 October in our Event Centre. Students who have excelled externally in their chosen sport are able to nominate for an award using the form HERE. Nominations must be received by 4pm Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Our 2020 Awards Evening was held on Friday 30 October. It celebrated sporting successes and highlight the achievements of the many talented sporting teams, individuals, coaches and supporters at Westlake Girls High School. 

Pictured above is our 2020 Sportswoman of the Year, Kaia Tupu-South, and top is our Team of the Year: U18 Coxed Quadruple Sculls.

The major awards in 2020 went to:

Sportswoman of the Year: Kaia Tupu-South
Team of the Year: U18 Coxed Quadruple Sculls 
International Performance of the Year: Greta Pilkington (sailing)
Sporting All Rounder of the Year: Holly Williams
Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Zoe Crawford
Coach of the Year: Joel Foster
Student Coach of the Year: Rosalie Dil
Student Official of the Year: Courtney Day
Volunteer of the Year: Jason Gerbes

Here’s a little more about our Sportswoman of the Year and Head Prefect, Kaia Tupu-South, from her citation.

Kaia is an extremely talented athlete.  She is currently ranked #1 in the Women’s Under 20 Discus and Shot Put in New Zealand and is the current New Zealand Secondary Schools Discus Champion.  Kaia has qualified for the World Under 20 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya in both Discus and Shot Put.  The event was meant to be held in July this year but postponed until August 2021.  Kaia is also a member of the High Performance Sport NZ Athletics Development Squad which means she is someone that you may see competing at the Olympics one day. And finally, Kaia has accepted an Athletic Scholarship to the University of Washington in Seattle for 2021.