Long Bay College is not only gaining a reputation for academic excellence, but we also have several sporting superstars in our ranks.
Nadia Evans has been running since she was 5 years old. Her passion was discovered at an early age and her parents Sharna and Mike found a sprint coach for Nadia when she was 8 years old. The training paid off and Nadia was undefeated for 8 years. The 100m and 200m Sprint is where Nadia has found her passion and was selected to represent New Zealand in 2020 and 2021. Nadia’s dream is to represent New Zealand in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, Her next steps are to gain an Athletic Scholarship in the United States. Well done Nadia on not only your recent successes but for setting a great example that hard work and commitment pays off!
Deacon Connor has joined Long Bay College this year and is already showing his passion and skills. Deacon raced in the BMXNZ National Championships on the 12th of March and took out the top spot in the 13 Boys grade. This is Deacon’s 4th NZ number 1 in a row and is well on his way to making a big name for himself in the BMX world. Deacon’s ambitions are to keep riding and strive for the Olympics to represent New Zealand. A big congratulations Deacon. We are excited for the next part of your journey.
Our very own Abi Church has been selected into the New Zealand U15 Squad from the 45 U15’s tournament she played in at the end of January. The squad has 40 girls selected from across New Zealand. They go through training camps and play as a team. Abi loves playing Softball recreationally, she plays because it’s fun and she gets to play along side her friends and has now been recognised for her natural talents in the sport. We are excited to see where this takes Abi. Congratulations!