History of Nationals Winners

History of Nationals Winners 2020-08-27T04:53:48+00:00

At the conclusion of the Grand Final at each year’s Nationals, the winning team is announced. The winning team receives The Debating Council Trophy, inscribed as follows:

The Debating Council Trophy
For New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Debating

Presented by A P Stockley
Chairman, New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council

2020Auckland Blue
Isaac Mellis-Glynn (Auckland Grammar School)
Kunli Zhang (Kristin School)
Grace Chang (Saint Kentigern College)
Coaches: Jessica Storey, Paul Smith & Rory Nolan

2019Wellington Black
Adam Muir (Wellington College)
Peter Lang (Scots College)
Isobel Sherf (Queen Margaret College)
Coaches: Sarah Mackenzie & Shakked Noy

2018 – Auckland Blue
Grace Baylis (Macleans College)
Yang-Fan Yun (Macleans College)
David Zhu (Macleans College)
Coaches: Kayla Grant & Aditya Vasudevan

2017 Wellington Black
Michael O’Brien (Wellington College)
Manraj S. Rahi (Scots College)
Brooke Kinajil-Moran (Wellington Girls College)
Coaches: Kevin Moar & James Gavey

2016 – Wellington Gold
Ben Stockton (Wellington College)
Ursula Crawford (Wellington East Girls’ College)
Samuel Penno (Hutt International Boys’ School)
Coaches: Maddy Nash & Aric Shakur

2015 Wellington Black
Peter McKenzie
Shakked Noy
Sarah Mackenzie
Coaches: Nick Gavey & Richard D’Ath

2014Wellington Black
Liam Dennis
Georgia Bloor-Wilson
Peter McKenzie
Coaches: Nick Gavey & Richard D’Ath

2013 – Wellington Black
Liam Dennis
Ailidh Leslie
Maddy Nash
Coaches: Stephen Whittington & Hugh McCaffrey

2012 – Waikato
Christopher Jury
Thomas Simpson
Kayla Grant
Coaches: Joshua Baxter & Holly Jenkins

2011 – Waikato
Christopher Jury
Thomas Simpson
Kayla Grant
Coach: Joshua Baxter

2010 Wellington Black
James Gavey
Thomas Mitchell
Duncan McLachlan
Coaches: Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna and Stephen Whittington

2009Wellington Black
Carlos Bowkett
Maria English
Jodie O’Neill
Coaches: Polly Higbee and Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna

2008 – Waikato
Tom Chen
Jessica Jackman
Luke Craven
Coaches: Akif Malik, Max Harris

2007Wellington Black
Jaz Nye Morris
Paul Smith
Maria English
Coaches: Polly Higbee and Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna

2006Auckland Blue
Nathanael Gray
Samuel Coldicutt
Verity Craft
Coaches: Desley Horton, Jesse Wilson

2005Auckland White
Nathanael Gray
Mitchell Cooper
Dipra Ray
Coaches: Sacha Judd, Tim Mullins

2004Wellington Black
Lewis Bollard
Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna
Stephen Whittington
Coach: Sayeqa Islam

2003Otago-Southland
Victoria Nicholson
Polly Higbee
Laura Fraser
Coaches: Kate Wevers, Holly Walker

2002Central North Island
Joshua Cameron
Joseph Connell
Jesse Wall
Coaches: Chris Pearce, Zach Ward

2001Waikato
Michael Mabbett
Michael Oehley
Jordan Ward
Coach: Tim Fitzgerald

2000Wellington Green
Christopher Bishop
David Dewar
Ravin Wickramasinghe
Coach: Noeline Hannan

1999Wellington Gold
Ravin Wickramasinghe
Vanessa Schouten
Ranald Clouston
Coach: Graham Cameron, Jo Benseman

1998Wellington Red
Matt Sanders
Chelsea Payne
James Zucollo
Coach: Don Stevens

1997Wellington
Daniel Reardon
Anna Livesey
Sarah Fitzsimons
Coach: Noeline Hannan

1996Wellington Red
Katya Paquin
Anna Livesey
Anthony Houlding
Coaches: Mark Crofsky and Noelene Hannan

1995Wellington Red
Jasper Morrow
Anna Livesey
Matt Cuthell

1994Wellington
Rachel Smithies
M. Murphy
Claire Moody

1993Wellington Gold
Rachel Smithies
Mauro Barsi
Chris Holland
Coach: Noeline Hannan

1992Auckland White
Sacha Judd
Saul Holt
Victoria Pearson
Coach: Sally Hill

1991Wellington Gold
Alexandra Gillespie
Susannah Bridge
Elizabeth Hall
Coach: Barbara Bourke

1990Wellington Blue
Catherine Williams
Susannah Bridge
Neil Miller

1989Wellington Blue
Greg Ellis
Eileen O’Donovan
Richard Suhr

1988Taranaki/Manawatu
Mark Alderdice
Aaron Pedersen
Susan Hornsby