The Hal Radford Memorial Trophy recipient: A. S. Fatialofa
The Hal Radford Memorial Trophy is awarded to the young man who by quality of performance and all-round effort has also contributed the administration of a sporting code.
This award is given to a young man involved in a sport that is not necessarily considered a mainstream code and the 2022 recipient is Senior Prefect A. S. Fatialofa, for his contributions to Squash.
Apa has been captain of Squash for the past two years and has been a member of the Premier team since Form 3. He has assisted in the administration of the sport while also coaching and supporting younger players. He has played a pivotal role behind the scenes to the sport’s development.
Apa was unbeaten throughout the 2022 Premier Squash season. He won the inaugural Auckland Individual Championships and, at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships, he won every match he played and helped drive the the team to surpass their seeding and secure a place in the final of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Championships, and the Silver medal.
He has the current New Zealand squash grading of A2 and is a member of the Auckland Senior Men’s Squash Team. He has represented New Zealand on numerous occasions, both in the Secondary Schools Junior Boys’ team in 2018, and in 2021, as a part of the Secondary Schools Senior Boys’ team where he was named captain as a Form 6 student.
Apa has also represented New Zealand in age group tests against Australia, and won the New Zealand Under 19 title in 2022. He has competed in the Canadian and US Junior Open Squash competitions, and this year was selected in the New Zealand Junior Squash Team to compete in the World Junior Squash Championships in France.
More recently, Apa was the winner of the College Sport Auckland Boys’ Squash award for 2022 and earned School Colours. Apa has been a Senior Prefect and has taken great pride in representing the School in exemplary fashion.
The quality of his performance and all-round effort has contributed immensely to the sport of Squash.