Southern Steel in 2015.
Standing at 181cm the defender is quickly rising through the ranks of New Zealand netball and has caught the eye of the New Zealand selectors, having recently been named in the Silver Fern trials to be held in August 2016.
Courtney joined the College in 2007 as a Year 9 student and went on to further study and kayaking in the United States in 2011. She is sponsored by Jackson Kayaks and is currently ranked second in the world for womens freestyle kayaking.
The Otago Junior Sportswoman of the Year and North Otago Sportswoman of the Year in 2011 was hand-picked for a freestyle kayak demonstration during the Olympic slalom canoe medal rounds. The demonstration was freestyle kayaking's chance to influence the Olympic committee to open the door to the sport being included in future Olympic Games. Courtney was the Oceania representative, and was joined by paddlers from the five other participating continents.
Matt Saunders attended the College in the mid 90's and is currently a professional rugby union player who plays his provincial rugby for Southland in the ITM Cup and has been a member of the Highlanders Super Rugby squad. As a boarding student, Matt played in the College 1st XV and debuted for North Otago aged only 17 in a Ranfurly Shield contest against Waikato in 2000. Matt is a talented mid-field player whose skills can be seen in this 2005 Carisbrook try against Canterbury.
Past Students and Staff
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As part of the preparations for our 90th celebrations during Labour Weekend in 2017 and the centenary in 2027, the past pupil information is gradually being updated. As we reconnect with Alumni, we are taking the opportunity to share their stories as inspiration for the students of today and as a celebration of the Kevinian spirit.