College – Issue 40

MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS Sportsmen of the Year

Zach May

love affair with the sport began when he was five and his father took him to Russley Golf Club. “By the time I was 10 or 11 I knew that I wanted to be a professional golfer as I just loved the game and there are so many different aspects of the sport.” Skilled at cricket and hockey as well, Zach had some hard decisions to make during his College life. “The time commitment meant I couldn’t continue to play both cricket and golf, so at the end of Year 11 I made the hard call, after representing the school in

the 1st XI and a very enjoyable tour to England and Singapore.” He credits the school environment with helping him hugely by both accommodating his golfing schedule and ensuring he kept up academically as well. “It was also incredible having John Quinn, my sports psychologist, come to Christ’s College in 2017, which allowed me to catch up regularly during the school week. Working with him on my mental skills for golf and other sports has been a massive factor in my success.”

Senior Sportsman of the Year He’s the Canterbury Junior Boys’ Golfer of the year, the Canterbury U19 Champion, and the winner of the New Zealand U19 Boys’ championship. Not surprisingly College’s senior sportsman of 2020 Zach May has his sights set on a professional golf career on an overseas tour – and an ultimate goal of becoming the number one player in the world. “I’m incredibly motivated to make that happen,” says Zach, whose

Zach May (front row, third from the left) with teammates after their win in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Premier League.

Christ’s College Canterbury


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