NZ selection for students

NZ selection for students

18 May 2016

Footballer Zac Newdick (Year 13) has been selected for the New Zealand secondary schools football team that will face the Australian schools and A-League teams while on tour in Sydney in July.

The midfielder, who will represent New Zealand’s under-19 side, says it is the first time he has been selected for the team and that the opportunity to represent his country is a huge honour. Becoming a New Zealand representative is another firm step towards his long term goal of becoming an international footballer. In the short term, he hopes to pick up a US football scholarship.

Other New Zealand representatives to be named recently were:

  • hockey players Rueben Andrews (Year 13), Garrick du Toit (Year 13) and Jonathan Bloor (Hamilton 2011-15) who were named as members of the NZ Junior Blacksticks
  • lacrosse player Madeline Gordon (Year 11) was selected for the New Zealand under-23 team
  • and netballers Grace Watson (Year 11) and Kate Littlejohn (Year 12) who were selected for the New Zealand secondary schools and Aotearoa Maori secondary schools teams.