AKSS Term 3 Indoor league reports  (boys and girls divisions)

Championship Final: Central/North/West Zone + East Zone

After weeks of battling it out in zone competitions, Thursday 17 September brought together the top qualifying teams from the East zone league with the Central/North/West zone qualifiers to compete for the championship title in the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

The first round of the girls’ division crossovers saw Selwyn College taking on the unbeaten Epsom Girls Grammar and Pakuranga College v Takapuna Grammar. The top ranked EGGS team convincingly booked their spot in the final with a 10 – 1 victory over Selwyn College. The contest between Takapuna Grammar and Pakuranga was a nail biter with Takapuna Grammar edging out Pakuranga 6-5 to put the two central/north/west zone qualifiers up against each other in the final. Takapuna were certainly the under-dogs for the final having already been beaten in pool play and the central zone finals by the highly polished EGGS team. The Takapuna Grammar team has gone from strength to strength throughout the season with a team of young athletes, but their progression was still no match for Epsom who held on to their title of school indoor league champions with a 9-3 victory.

It should not go unmentioned that top ranked Epsom Girls Grammar team has gone undefeated for the entire 2015 ultimate season, taking out every Auckland Schools title possible this year including: term 1 outdoor league winners, term 1 championship tournament, term 2 indoor mixed league (combined with Auckland Grammar School), and term indoor league. They were also the 2015 NZ Secondary School Champions. It’s not surprising that you’ll see a good portion of this unbeaten team’s names in the NZ U20 team!

The boys division played out in a similar fashion with the top ranked Auckland Grammar team beating Pakuranga College 2 (12 – 4) and the second ranked Auckland Grammar team, also beating their Pakuranga opponents from the east zone division (8 – 3). So it was an Auckland Grammar v Auckland Grammar final with the Llamanati taking the title 8 – 5 over their fellow students.

Championship Final Rankings Girls Division:

AKSS indoor league championship prize giving
Schools Coordinator Rebecca Stewart presenting at prizegiving

1st: Epsom Girls Grammar School (EGGS Benedisc)
2nd: Takapuna Grammar School 2
3rd: Selwyn College
4th: Pakuranga College 1

Championship Final Rankings Boys Division:
1st: Auckland Grammar School (Llamanati)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School 2
3rd: Pakuranga College 2
4th: Pakuranga College 1

Finally a huge thank you to Eunice Ng and Iain Stewart, the league coordinators for the central and east zone term 2 leagues, along with assistance from Ethan Taylor

Read on for full details of the East and Central Zone league reports and results.

Championship report submitted September 2015, by Schools Co-coordinator Rebecca Stewart

AKSS Ultimate 2015 Term 3 Central-North-West Zone Indoor League Report

What a way to end the last of the schools leagues for 2015 with the Central-North-West Zone sporting 7 girls and 12 boys team.

The boys’ division was full of fast-paced and exciting action with huge D’s and skies, and some impressive layout grabs. AGS Llamanti were unbeaten over the whole league coming out on top to win 5-1 against their fellow school mates AGS 2.

The Takapuna Girls Junior team showed great improvement over the weeks, the underdogs going unbeaten into the finals just to fall short to the favourites, EGGS Benedisc, with a team consisting largely of NZ U20 players who will be contesting with the Australians for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

Kudos to the Spirit Winners EGGS Benedisc and AGS 2 who will be two of the four teams representing the Central-North-West Zone to compete in the Championship Final – showing that you can be competitive while being spirited at the same time.

A huge thank you to the coaches, managers, parents and volunteers for all the work you do behind the scenes, and to the players for showing dedication to turn up every week to consistently challenge and better yourselves.

Girls Final Standings:

EGGS benedsics - championshp winner girls division
Epsom Girls Grammar – winner of all the Auckland girls’ competitions this year!

Epsom Girls Grammar School – EGGS Benedisc (MVP – Sarah)
Takapuna Grammar 2 (MVP – Ari)
Takapuna Grammar 1 (MVP – Storm)
Avondale College – AC Current (MVP – Zhixin)
Westlake Girls High School – Justdisc League (MVP – Abby)
Epsom Girls Grammar School – Fried EGGS (MVP – Sammy)
Epsom Girls Grammar School – Scrambled EGGS (MVP – Cynthia)

Spirit Winners – Epsom Girls Grammar School – EGGS Benedisc
Overall MVP – Abby Linton-Price (Westlake Girls High School)

Boys Final Standings:
Auckland Grammar School – Llamanati (MVP – Ryan)
Auckland Grammar School 2 (MVP – Rowan)
Westlake Boys High School – Material (MVP – Ian)
Takapuna Grammar 1 (MVP – Sam)
Westlake Boys High School – Disc-Connected (MVP – Josh)
Auckland Grammar School 3 (MVP – Lauchlan)
Mt Albert Grammar School (MVP – Theo)
Avondale College – Potato Squad (MVP – Nick)
Takapuna Grammar 2 (MVP – Oscar)
Auckland Grammar School 4 (MVP – Ronnie)
Westlake Boys High School – Westlake Warriors (MVP – Matt)
Massey High School (MVP – Harry)

Spirit Winners – Auckland Grammar School 2
Overall MVP – Oscar Finnemore (Takapuna 2)

Central/North/West zone report submitted September 2015, by League Co-coordinator Eunice Ng

AKSS Ultimate 2015 Term 3 East Zone Indoor League Report

Th 2015 East Zone league saw the return of Pakuranga College, Selwyn College and Baradene College, and welcomed new-comers to the league – Sancta Maria College. 5 girls teams and 4 boys teams competed for the Eastern Zone title and the right to qualify for the championship final and take on the top placing central zone teams.

Pakuranga were the power-house of the East Zone competition taking out the top spot in the girls division and the top 2 spots in the boys division. Selwyn College took out 2nd place in the girls division enabling them to also qualify for the championship final.

Not only were Pakuranga dominant with their skills, but also in the spirit rankings, with Pakuranga winning the team spirit awards in both the girls and boys divisions.

Zone MVPs both came from Sancta Maria teams with Patrick voted Boys MVP and Emma voted girls MVP.

Girls Final Standings:
Pakuranga College 1 (MVP – Tonee)
Selwyn College (MVP – Tammy)
Sancta Maria College (MVP – Emma)
Pakuranga College 2 (MVP – Jasmin)
Baradene College

Spirit Winners – Pakuranga College 1
Overall MVP – Emma (Sancta Maria)

Boys Final Standings:
Pakuranga College 2 (MVP – Rory)
Pakuranga College 1 (MVP – Michael)
Sancta Maria (Patrick)
Selwyn College (Tasmin)

Spirit Winners – Pakuranga College 1
Overall MVP – Patrick (Sancta Maria)

East zone report submitted September 2015, by League Co-coordinator Iain Stewart