CBHS Gold Blazer Awards – Sport

CBHS Gold Blazer Awards

Gold Blazer pockets are awarded for exceptional merit at schoolboy, U18 or U20 level. The recipient has been selected for a New Zealand squad at one of these levels and in a sport that CBHS has a 1st team competing, or a squad that competes at a South Island or national championship.

The recipient is entitled to have the sport that they represented the school in embroidered in Gold on their blazer pocket.
The recipients of a gold blazer over the winter sports programme are:

Ryan Ko

Ryan has represented CBHS Squash since 2018 as a Year 9 student. Incredibly, over this period he has been awarded the Winterbourne Cup as the CBHS Senior Squash Champion every year.

Ryan has been the Canterbury Secondary Schools Squash Champion for three straight years and was this year selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools team with the further distinction of being named captain of this team.

Ryan is more than a worthy recipient of a Gold Blazer pocket for his service to the schools squash programme, and for his NZ selection.

Ryan Ko NZ Schools Captain — Image by: CBHS Media Team

Harry Nossiter

Harry played in his second year of the CBHS 1st XV this year, and has represented the school since 2018.

Playing at Number 8 Harry has faced challenges this year after breaking his thumb early in the season. As a testament to his attitude and dedication Harry fought his way back to be available for the Miles Toyota play-offs and was then rewarded with selection in the Junior Crusaders squad.

Selection in the NZ U18 Barbarians followed for games against Fiji Schools and the NZ U18 Maori team.

For his success Harry is awarded a Gold Blazer for rugby in 2022.

Harry Nossiter — Image by: CBHS Media Team

Oliver Dean

Oliver has represented the CBHS Shooting team since 2018 and is the school champion this year.

In June Oliver competed in the NZ Open Down The Line Clay Target Nationals in Christchurch. Oliver was selected as part of the three-person South Island U18 team who defeated their North Island counterparts and was also crowned New Zealand U18 champion over seven shooting disciplines. Oliver was subsequently selected for the NZ Junior (U21) team to compete against Australia.

Oliver is a worthy recipient of a Gold Blazer award for his shooting successes at both school and club level.

Oliver Dean — Image by: CBHS Media Team

Charlie Prince

Charlie is Year 12 and has been a member of the CBHS Squash team since 2019. Charlie was the recipient of the Winterbourne Cup in 2020 as the schools junior squash champion, and has been runner up in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Squash Championships for the last two years. Charlie has unfortunately had to play Ryan in both of his finals appearances. 2023 could be Charlies year.

After the NZ Secondary Schools Squash Nationals in August Charlie was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools squad as one of the top 8 secondary school squash players in the country.

For his efforts and achievement Charlie is awarded a CBHS Gold Blazer for Squash in 2022.

Charlie Prince — Image by: CBHS Media Team

Will Cookson

Will has been part of the CBHS Snowsports team since 2019 and has competed at Canterbury and South Island Championships during this period. Will is an outstanding skier and as a junior was presented the Prebble Cup as the schools premier snowsports competitor.

In 2021 Will was a member of the winning CBHS Team that competed in the South Island Slopestyle Championships, taking an individual bronze in this event. He was also crowned overall NZ U16 champion after competing in the NZ Junior Freeride Nationals at the Remarkables and Mt Olympus ski fields.

This year Will competed at the Mount Olympus Freeride Open and won the U18 division. This lead to his selection in the NZ junior team to compete at the World Freeride Championships in January 2023.

Will is awarded his Gold Blazer for skiing in 2022.

Will Cookson — Image by: CBHS Media Team

Maua Letui

Maua has represented the 1st XV for two seasons, and played in the front row as a Year 11 student in 2021. He has represented the school in rugby since 2019 and this year also plays Senior A volleyball for CBHS

In 2021 Maua was selected in the Canterbury Metro U16 team and at the end of the 2022 season he joined Harry in being selected for the Junior Crusaders squad.

His performances for the 1st XV and with the Crusaders earnt Maua selection in the NZ U18 Barbarians who took on Fiji Schools and the NZ U18 Maori team at the beginning of the month.

Maua is awarded a Gold Blazer for rugby for his outstanding 2022 season.

Maua Letui — Image by: CBHS Media Team