Meet Our Premier Coaches

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Tai Lavea
College 1st XV Rugby Team Coach

Tai Lavea has been the Head Coach of the College 1st XV since 2010 and is also the Head Coach for the Blues Secondary Schools in 2013. Before joining Saint Kentigern, Tai was the Head Coach of the 1st XV at Aorere College where he worked for three more.




Colin Driscoll
College Premier Boys and Girls Basketball and U17 B Boys Coach

The Coach for our Premier Boys and Girls Basketball and for the U17 B Boys is Colin Driscoll. Colin brings with him a very extensive coaching background in New Zealand and Australia across 30 years. Highlights of which include seeing him coach the New Zealand U18 more




Rex Hooton
College Cricket Team Coach

Rex joined the College to coach and mentor our young cricketers. As former captain of the Auckland Grammar 1st XI and a player in his time for the Northern Districts, the New Zealand more.


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Chris Zoricich
College Football Team Coach

New to the College in 2014 as the Head Coach of the 1st XI is former All White and professional footballer, Chris Zoricich. As well as coaching our Premier Boys and Girls Football teams, Chris is teaching the Year 10 and 11 Football more




Rory Moor
College Golf Team Coach

The College Head Coach of Golf is Rory Moor who started his golf playing and coaching career in the United Kingdom. He was a full member of the British Professional Golfers Association (PGA) while working as Head Coach at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, more.




Ramesh Patel
College Hockey Team Coach

We are extremely fortunate to have secured the services of Ramesh Patel to oversee the development of our Hockey Programme. Ramesh has a background as a maths and science teacher so he is familiar with the school more.




Rick Faulding
College Multisport Team Coach

Rick Faulding is a former double surf-lifesaving age-group world champion and holder of numerous national titles and records for masters swimming. Rick has had an extensive involvement in triathlon, including 13 Ironman finishes and an ITU World Championship Olympic distance silver more.


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Nicola Lewis
Director of Netball

New to the College in 2015 as the Director of Netball for the Premier Netball Team is Nicola Lewis. Nicola is a qualified PE teacher who taught in a secondary school in Cardiff for three years before taking a position as a Netball Development Officer for Welsh more 



Geoff Perry
College Head Rowing Coach

As our Head Rowing Coach at the College for the past 12 years, Geoff Perry also oversees the coaching and programming for the U15 girls rowing team. Before moving to Saint Kentigern, Geoff was the Head Rowing Coach at Christ’s more.




Peter Langsford
College Tennis Team Coach

Peter was an International tennis player for 5 years playing in some of the world’s premier competitions including Wimbledon and Roland Garros before embarking on a coaching career, spending the next 10 years in more.


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Lance Watene
College Premier Girls' Touch Team & Junior Touch Team Coach

As coach of both the Junior Touch Team and the Premier Girls' Touch Team, this is now Lance’s 11th continuous year of coaching girls Touch at Saint Kentigern. Along with his College coaching more


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James Went
College Premier Boys' Touch Team Coach

James played Touch for Auckland and now coaches the Premier Boys' Touch team. He previously coached Auckland age grade teams at a provincial level and New Zealand U15 whilst at the College and coached the Premier and Junior A boys for six more.


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Bruce Deegan
College Yachting Premier Team Coach

As current coach of the College Yachting Premier Team, Bruce Deegan has also coached the Squash Premier, Junior A, Senior A and Senior B Teams during his time at Saint Kentigern. He has been involved in coaching both Yachting and Squash for over a more.