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Each year, our young sports people enjoy considerable success in regional and national competitions.

All of our top sports teams in the major codes play in the premier divisions and are performing well with pleasing results.

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The College has a purpose-built Sports Centre that is currently undergoing a substantial upgrade to be completed for the start of 2018.

It includes a modern, state of the art Strength and Conditioning training space. Strength and Conditioning is available to every student as a component of Core PE. Our expansive grounds offer immaculately groomed fields, a multi-purpose artificial turf playing surface, tennis courts, including one under cover, and an indoor cricket facility. Our location on the banks of the Tamaki Estuary means an extensive rowing programme can be offered right on our doorstep.

Sports Academy

Within this programme, there is a selective Sports Academy offering top level coaching and competition play for students aiming for a professional career in golf or tennis. 

The Tennis Academy is headed up by Peter Langsford and the professional golf coach is Rory Moor. The students in both programmes take a restricted academic course and practise their respective sports daily. Help is also offered to these students with furthering their pathways once they leave school.

Sporting Codes

In the Senior College there is an opportunity to participate in the following sports

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Aerobics

At Saint Kentigern, local club Aspire Aerobix runs the sports aerobics program. No previous experience is required to do aerobics – the focus is on fun, fitness and friendship, while learning some new performance-based skills.

New members can get involved straight away in the beginner’s programme at the school. There are options to advance to higher levels through the club, and to receive personalised training. Enthusiastic members can even attend coaching and leadership programmes, and even learn judging skills through GymSports New Zealand.

At the elite level, there’s a chance to represent the school at both a regional and national level at the two school competitions. The best students have the chance to qualify to represent the Auckland Province at the GymSports National Championships.

Whatever your level of motivation and skill, remember…sports aerobics is a mix of gymnastics skills and dancing to music. How could that NOT be fun?

Whatever your skill level, you’ll be made to feel welcome, so come and join the friendly group today!

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Cycling

Students register for cycling end of Term 1. There is a pre-season training camp in Taupo in April and school based training three times a week throughout Terms 2 and 3. Additional time trials are held throughout the season to gauge fitness and practice under race conditions. Competitions are during Terms 2 and 3. Students must have their own road bike.

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Multisport

Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathon

The season starts in mid-January with a three day training camp designed to accommodate both beginners and experienced triathletes. School based training is held twice a week from the first week of the term until the Nationals which are held at the end of March. Students wiil need their own equipment to compete in this sport.

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Squash

Trials are at the end of Term 1 with competition in Term 2. Only experienced squash players are considered for the teams. Games are played at school courts and around Auckland.

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Athletics

The College Athletics championships take place in February from which a team is selected to represent the College at Auckland Zone competition. The top three from this competition qualify for the Champions of Champions at Mt Smart Stadium. Training sessions are offered at the College to prepare for these events. The National Athletics Championships take place in Term 4 with a College team travelling to the event to compete.

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Equestrian

Trials for equestrian teams are held in Term 1 with competition dates running throughout the year. Competition days vary according to the event.

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Netball

The Netball Programme at Saint Kentigern aims to provide a service to all those that wish to play, coach or umpire. An essential part of our programme is to facilitate a pathway for improvement for all players, coaches and officials.

Over the last 10 years the sport has grown at the College and now 30+ teams compete each week in term 2 and 3 at the Auckland Netball Centre either on a Saturday morning or Tuesday afternoon for Year 7&8 teams.

In addition to these teams, Saint Kentigern has two Netball Academies, one in Year 9 and one in Year 10. Both academies include key areas of netball performance such as video analysis, nutrition, sports psychology, strength and conditioning and technical and tactical practical sessions.

All coaches are guided through a mentoring process and regularly observed to maintain high standards. Progression through coaching qualifications is also encouraged

Since the inclusion of girls at the College netball has shown progressive success.  The College was awarded the top Secondary School in Auckland for overall success across all grades and the Premier Team was 2014 Auckland Champions and placing 2nd in New Zealand in 2015.  A number of our graded teams have ranked in the top 2 of their competitions in the last few years. 

Kirsten Hurley was our first NZ Secondary Schools Representative in 2009 who then went on to be a U21 World Champion and Mystics and Tactics Team Member.  Caitlin Riedstra has been a Mystics Squad member. In 2015 Amorangi Malesala and Sydney Fraser became our more recent NZ Secondary Schools Team Members and there has been a huge amount of Pacifica and Maori Schools Teams representatives including Kristina Tipene who captained the Aotearoa Māori Secondary Schools netball team.

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Table Tennis

Competitions take place in Terms 2 and 3. Games are on Friday after school in the Sports Centre.

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Badminton

Trials are at the end of Term 1 with competition games in Term 2 played at Lloyd Elsmore Badminton Club, Pakuranga on either Wednesdays or Fridays after school. Practices are once a week in the College Sports Centre.

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Fencing

The fencing season runs from the middle of Term 1 until Labour weekend with the fencing club divided into senior and junior fencers.

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Rowing

Saint Kentigern College Rowing Club runs a full programme for both girls and boys operating out of the clubs rowing shed which is located on the banks of the Tamaki River conveniently situated at the foot of the College, we are also very fortunate to have a pontoon whereby rowers can access the water more efficiently during training sessions.

The club ensures that all rowing skiffs are of the highest quality to enable our rowers to compete at the top level at regatta’s throughout the season, all classes of boats are available from single scull boats right through to the latest eight oar skiffs for all age group.

The success of the club is due to our commitment in ensuring that we have access to the best possible equipment, fully committed coaches to achieve at the highest level. As a result of this we have had a number of rowers go onto represent New Zealand at all levels and also gain entrance into Ivy League Universities in the USA.

As a sport rowing has been recognised as a key part in the development of young students, the discipline and work ethic instilled in our young rowers are attributes that will remain with them for life.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop into high achieving athletes and future leaders.

 

 

 

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Tennis

Saint Kentigern tennis competition and programmes at the College are very comprehensive catering for both high achieving tennis players and those wishing to represent the college on Saturday mornings in a team environment. The college offers fantastic tennis facilities, with 8 lit hard courts and 2 covered astro grass courts. We are very proud of our Premier Teams record at the NZ Championships, with these teams having won 14 New Zealand Secondary School Titles over the last 10 years in all 3 divisions, boys, girls and the mixed competition.

Our students have gained many individual NZ tennis titles and have represented NZ in different age groups. Many of these players accept offers to attend U.S.A. universities on tennis scholarships on leaving the college. Over the past years 20 students have taken up this opportunity. Current NZ Davis Cup players Rubin Statham and Marcus Daniel , along with former Davis Cup representatives Mathew Simpson and Oliver Statham and Fed Cup player Kairangi Vano all developed their tennis and represented the college at Saint Kentigern

Our Coaches:

Peter Langsford. Former professional player , Davis Cup Squad member, Tennis NZ National Junior Coach 1991- 1999,Tennis NZ Fed Cup Captain 1994-1999, Tennis NZ Advisory Council 1992-1999, N.Z International Club Board member, Founding Board member Counties Manukau Sport. Peter has extensive international playing and coaching experience He was instrumental in setting up the tennis programmes in 2000 and developing them over the years into the successful programmes they are today.

Rudi Statkus: From Latvia Rudi brings international experience from a junior playing career in Europe and an extensive coaching background from Latvia’s largest tennis centres and national  junior programmes.

Gilles Du Guoy: From France Gilles has a wealth of tennis experience and sport experience in general from working for the Sports Ministry of Taihiti.Currently he is Davis Cup Captain for Pacific Oceania, has played Davis Cup previously , and been National Coach of Taihiti. 

Individual and small group coaching is available for any players and can be arranged privately with the tennis coaches.

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Baseball

The momentum and growth of baseball in New Zealand has been mirrored by the continued growth and popularity of the game at Saint Kentigern College. It is played in both Term 1 and Term 4.

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Football

Trials are in Term 1, with Boys’ competition games on Saturday mornings. Girls’ games are Wednesday after school. Most teams practise at least once a week after school.

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Rugby

Trials are at the end of Term 1. All games are on Saturdays in Terms 2 and 3 with practices during the week after school.

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Touch

Senior Touch Trials are held in Term 1. Competition days are on a Tuesday from 4.30pm. Junior Touch Trials are held in Term 3 and competition days are held on Tuesdays. Training days for both senior and juniors take place after school.

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Basketball

Trials are at the end of Term 1 with competitions during Terms 2 and 3. Games are played on a home and away basis venues throughout the Counties Manukau Basketball area. Practices are either before or after school at the Sports centre.

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Golf

The Interschool Golf Competition runs in Term 1. Teams are named in Week 2. To qualify or be considered for a team, students must be a member of a golf club and have a handicap of 20 or less. Ranking from Order of Merit events and handicap will count for team selection.

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Volleyball

Senior Volleyball trials are held in Term 1 with games played in Term 1 on Thursday afternoons. Junior Volleyball trials are held in Term 3 with games on a Thursday afternoon. Training days are determined by the Coach

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Cricket

The cricket season starts in Term 1 and finishes in Term 4. All games are played either at home or throughout the Auckland cricket zone. Boys’ cricket is played at the weekend with Girls’ Cricket played mid-week, either on a Wednesday or Thursday depending on the grade. The majority of teams have two trainings per week; these will be scheduled once teams are confirmed.

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Hockey

Trials are in Term 1 with competition games during Term 2 and the beginning of Term 3. Games and practices vary throughout the week depending on the grade. There are no Saturday games.

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Swimming

This is open to students who swim competitively for a club. Competitions are held throughout the year.

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Waterpolo

Senior Water Polo trials are held in Term 1. Competition games are on Friday and Sunday evenings in Terms 1 and 2. Junior trials are held in Term 2. Competition days are on Friday and Sunday at Sacred Heart Aquatic Centre in Terms 2, 3 and 4. All team trainings are held at Sacred Heart College Aquatic Centre before school on days confirmed by the coaches.

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Cross Country

Following on from the College Cross Country, a squad (top 10 students from each grade) is chosen for the Auckland Secondary Schools Cross Country Championship (an inter-school competition). Training is a minimum of twice a week, unless alreeady running for a club.

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Lacrosse

Trials are at the beginning of Term 3 with competition that term. Experienced players only will be considered.

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Yachting

For experienced sailors only.  Students must belong to a club to be considered for the College team. The main competitions are in Term 1. Trainings after school during the week at Bucklands Beach Yacht club.

 
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In 2016, Saint Kentigern College produced a Documentary to showcase the Sports Development Prgrammes. This is 'For the Love of the Game'