College – Issue 36

MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS Prize-giving 2018

Citations from Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson

Sam Idiens

Junior Sportsman of the Year This year's recipient has had a very successful year at school, provincial and national level, in a number of sports. At College, Sam is captain of the Colts cricket team, a member of the U14 rugby team, and also in the U15 basketball team which won the Canterbury U15 title and finished 4th in the South Island. Sam is this year's College U14 athletics and cross country champion. He was 3rd in the school swimming sports for his age group. Regionally, he won the Canterbury U14 triathlon championship and two South Island athletics titles, breaking the 3000m record in the process. Sam is also a member of the Canterbury U15 cricket Metro squad. Nationally, at the schools’ triathlon championships, Sam was 3rd in the Year 9 road race, 2nd in the individual race, 1st in the U14 aquathon and 1st in the U16 tag team triathlon. This is an impressive sporting resume. Senior Sportsman of the Year The recipient of this award has significant achievements in rowing and rugby. Sam was a member of the College U18 eight which finished the season by winning the Maadi Cup. Prior to this, the squad had won medals at the Canterbury and South Island club championships and South Island schools’ finals. Sam then went on to captain the 1st XV. During the season he achieved 50 matches for the team, which is a rare feat at this level. The team succeeded in reaching the UC Championship final for the first time since 2002, as well as winning the Quadrangular Tournament. Outside school, Sam has been a member of the Crusaders Junior Knights, playing matches against the Chiefs and Hurricanes U18 sides, and was selected for the New Zealand secondary schools’ rugby side. He started the test match against Australia and was the on-field captain for a while against the Australian Barbarians. He was awarded the best all-round young sportsman who has achieved in more than one sporting code at the annual Zonta Sports Awards. Sam Darry

College Issue 36 2019


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