WSDC 2011 – Team New Zealand [Updated]

This is part of the WSDC 2011 series as I recount and report on the World School Debating Championship 2011 in Dundee, Scotland as a debater, blogger and Wales national team member.

For WSDC 2011, Team New Zealand will be

  • (C) Nick Orr (Auckland Grammar School)
  • Edward Foley (Wellington College)
  • Rayhan Langdana (Wellington College)
  • Thomas Simpson (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
  • James Penn (Wanganui High School)

(in center of photo from Left to Right) Thomas Simpson, Rayhan Langdana, Ed Foley, Nick Orr and James Penn

The two reserves are

  • Kimberley Savill (Nayland College)
  • Lucy Harrison (Mt Albert Grammar School)

Team New Zealand will be coached by Steve Hind, WSDC Team Australia debater in 2005, WSDC 2005 Champion and 4th best speaker, WUPID 2008 Champion and WUDC 2010 Champion with University of Sydney. Udayan Mukherjee will act as Assistant Coach of the 2011 New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team. Udayan has coached regional teams at the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Champs for the last three years (Hawke’s Bay in 2009 and 2010, and Wellington in 2011), and was an adjudicator for New Zealand on the Russell McVeagh International Tour earlier this year. He was also the reigning Australasian Intervarsity Debating Champion.

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