Sunday 29th October 2017

As I have said on a few occasions the call has been for a tightening of the criteria for Blues. This has been listened to and the term ‘Excellence’ is now embedded in the criteria. 

Numbers of Blues are down this year as a result even though sport at the College continues to prosper. I’d like to thank the Blues committee for their diligence with the application process. 

Blue in Curling - Bailey Dowling

Bailey is a lifetime Curler from the Maniototo. Bailey has excelled Nationally at Mountain Biking, Rowing and Curling and represented his Provence at rugby. In Curling he has won three National titles, the most recent in Auckland over the holidays with his team mates, Will Turner, Tom Johnston and Jack Hutton Aitkens.

Blue in Diving - Drew Schievink.

Drew has represented New Zealand from 2011 to 2016 and has numerous International medal in doing so. He is the current New Zealand record holder in the boys 14 and 15, platform event. Drew qualified and was selected for the FINA World Junior Championships in December 2016. He is also the current South Island Open Men’s Champion in three disciplines.

Blue in Football - Yugen Miyahara

Yugen has been a member of the JMC 1st team for four years. He has also made representative honours for four years. Yugen has been a member of the FTC side for the same amount of time and has progressed into men’s senior ranks in 2017.

Blue in Football - En Watanabe

En is Captain of the JMC 1st team in 2017. He has played representative football for many years as well attending 5 South Island National Talent Centres. En spent the 2016 season at the Phoenix Academy and played for the U20 Youth side. He received MVP at the tournament in 2015 and 17.

Blue in Hockey - Jakob Annison

Jakob was captain and MVP of the JMC 1st XI in 2017. He has played representative hockey for many seasons and this year was selected for Southern U18 and an Otago Men’s side, which attended a weeklong tournament in Wellington.

Blue in Hockey - Angus Cotton

Angus has played representative hockey from 2013 to 2015. He has been a member of the 1st XI for two years and this year was selected for the Southern U 18 team which attended the National tournament in Whangarei.

Blue in Hockey - Hayden Gillespie

Hayden has been a member of the JMC 1st XI for three years. He has played representative hockey since 2012. This year he made the Southern U 18 representative side as well as a senior men’s club side.

Blue in Ice Hockey - Padraig McKenzie (Endorsed)

Padraig is a member of the JMC Ice Hockey side. He is Captain of the Dunedin Thunder U 17 and member of the senior Thunder, South Island U 17 and Southern Region U 17 teams. Padraig was selected to represent New Zealand U 18 in Taipei in March 2017.

Blue in Ice Hockey - Billy Sheard

Billy has played for the JMC 1st team since 2013. He has been a rep player since 2012. In representative Ice Hockey, he is consistently MVP and top points scorer. For Dunedin IHA U17 Billy was named Player of the Year, he displays excellence and leadership and is considered one of the best players in the country.

Blue in Karate - Riley Hall

Riley has won multiple medals at regional level over the past seven years. He won bronze at New Zealand Secondary School championships in 2016. He represented New Zealand in 2015 at the World Championships, winning silver. In 2016 again represented New Zealand at Oceania Championships, coming 4th.

Blue in Rugby - Henry Bell (Endorsed)

Henry has played for the JMC 1st XV for 3 years. He has played two years for the Metro U18 team. This year he captained the team to a South Island tournament victory and in doing so collected MVP. Henry was also a member of the Highlanders training squad. 

Blue in Rugby - Hunter Cleland

Hunter has been a member of the JMC 1st XV for two years. He has represented Country U 16, Metro U16 and Metro U18. In 2017 Hunter was named in the Highlander U18 Training squad.

Blue in Rugby - Leroy Ferguson

As a Year 10, Leroy started every game for the 1st XV in 2016, earned his cap and making the Metro U 16 team. In 2017 he started every game for the 1st XV and captained the Metro U16 team, which won the South Island tournament. Leroy was named MVP and in doing so displayed excellence in his sport.

Blue in Rugby - Jimmy Sinclair (Endorsed)

Has played 3 years for the 1st XV amassing 54 games in the process. This year Jimmy was named in the Highlanders Squad. He has been a member of the Metro U 18 team for two years. This year Metro won the South Island tournament.

Blue in Rugby - Reon Lowery (Endorsed)

Reon has been member of the 1st XV for 3 years, captaining the side in his final year. He has also been a member of the Metro U18 and Highlanders Squad for two years. Reon signed a contract with the Canterbury Crusaders at the conclusion of this season.

Blue in Rugby League - Leroy Ferguson

Following in his brothers footsteps Leroy has represented Otago and the South Island in 2015, 16 and 17. He was captain of both Otago and the South Island in 2016. In 2017 Leroy was named in a New Zealand squad and received the MVP for his efforts.

Blue in Table Tennis - Martin Page

The two time Southland U15 Open Champion also won gold in the South Island U 15 doubles and silver in the U18 doubles. Previously he has won two silvers and bronze at South Island level. Martin has represented Otago for the past 5 years and been selected in 3 South Island training camps. He is currently ranked number 5 in South Island. 

Blue in Water polo - Nathan Wolf

Nathan has been in the JMC water polo team since year 10. He has made numerous representative teams and is currently in the Otago U 21, which placed 4th in New Zealand. Nathan has recently been named in the New Zealand training squad for Water polo.