Hockey is a much-enjoyed extra-curricular activity for many students at our college. Prior to 2010 we had one hockey team which competed in the B or C grade each year. In 2010 we fielded 3 teams and since then we have had up to 6 teams as well as our Year 7 and 8 Wednesday afternoon teams.
In 2012 the 1st XI made it into the top Intercity round in Auckland and then in 2013 the new Supercity competition in 2013 where the top teams from Auckland and North Harbour compete. We have maintained our place in this competition since then.
In 2012 we entered the 1st XI in their first national tournament. By 2014 they had qualified for the India Shield and then the top tier National tournament in 2015 – the combined Rankin Cup and India Shield competition.
We are proud of our Old Boys who have made representative teams:
NZ U21 – Mark Bell-Kake
NZ U18 – Vincent O’Connor, Michael Balle and Mark Bell-Kake
Auckland - Joseph O’Connor, Kieran O’Connor, Vincent O’Connor and Scott Walden.
Counties Manukau – Michael Balle
The 2nd XI play on Wednesday afternoons and made the semi-finals of their grade in 2016. This team is made up of senior students from Years 11 to 13 and is comprised of both experienced players and some new to the sport. The 3rd XI also enjoy some success, despite being comprised of mainly players new to the sport.
Our under 15A and B teams compete on Mondays and these teams are made up of students from Years 8 to 10. In 2016 the U15A team made the championship round for the third year in a row.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of parents and teachers who have assisted with coaching, managing and planning for the future and our thanks go to them.
Coaches and Managers
1st XI – Mr Joseph O’Connor, Mr Nico Vaunois
2nd XI – Mrs Mary Graham
3rd XI – Mr Paul Keestra
U15 – Mr Richard Knight, Mr David Gray
Teacher in Charge
Mrs Mary Graham