2023 SPORT Prizegiving

On Tuesday 17 October Thames High School celebrated the accomplishments of our young athletes during the 2023 Sport Prizegiving. The afternoon was diligently organised by Kaiako Head of Sport Carolyn Green and Tess Watts and supported by Student Leaders Lauren Boersen, Hunter Rodgers, Holly Muir, Logan Smith and Kartiana Lee. While many taiohi were acknowledged, Year 13 student Finlay Lyon, claimed the coveted AMP Trophy: Colin Barlow AMP Cup for his outstanding contribution to school team sports throughout his years at Thames High School.

Here’s what Carolyn Green said in her speech before Mr Hart presented Finlay with his medal.

“This student throughout his time here, has represented Thames High School at a high level in many sports. He just loves being involved both on the field and supporting his school. He has been involved in Cricket, Basketball, Touch, Rippa and Rugby.

He has been a player for the Thames High School Basketball team since Year 9 and as a senior stepped in to assist with coaching the Junior Boys Rugby team when needed. He has supported teams as a referee for junior basketball, touch rugby and rippa rugby. Rugby is his passion, he has always made a big impact in the forwards pack right through from Year 9 to the First XV this year.

It is my pleasure to award the  AMP Sports Personality Trophy for Contribution to Team Sport to Finlay Lyon.”

The sports awards not only recognise individual and team achievements but also contribute to the development of well-rounded, disciplined, and resilient young adults. They strengthen the school community, building a sense of unity and pride that extends far beyond the playing field and it was so nice to see the school hall filled with friends and whānau who were there to support their loved ones. Carolyn concluded the afternoon by thanking all of those involved in team sport in other capacities such as volunteering to coach, managing teams, carpooling and helping to raise funds so thank you to our wonderful community for supporting our taiohi!

What a special day of recognition and pride for Thames High School’s athletic community!

Enjoy the keepsake booklet and the photos are below.