Sports Caps 2019

At Sacred Heart, the awarding of Sports Caps is seen as a way of recognising our premier sportsman who are competing at a certain high level of competition. These were awarded to the following recipients:

Corey Kellow
Fergus Harland
James Alley
Kelly McDowell
Matthew Wynne
Sean Weir
Taua Heather
Ashton Kneebone
Evan Anderson
Oliver Kelly
Taine Donaldson
Thomas Dufty
Thomas Wynne

Benedict Hardie
Declan Viljoen
Elias Falanitule
George Ritchie
Imodha Karunatilaka
Jackson Pirihi
Jarrod Wallace
Louie Chandulal

Andrew Matthews
Joel Douglas
Liam Regan
Redmond Connolly

Distance Running
Andrew Matthews
Beno Shaw
Finn Monk
Jack Ryan
Leo Hilton
Matthew Wynne
Ryan Peck
Thomas Dufty

Andre Fruh
Brooklyn Baker
Callum Plunkett Gregory
Campbell Strong
Declan Viljoen
Harrison Freeman
Ivan Cibilich
Jackson Jarvie
Jake Moosbally
Jayden Bos
Joel Clissold
Kai Gillespie
Matthew Hodgson
Owen Comber
Riwai Stanton
Sam Pointon


Ascott Mafi
Blake Makiri
Bono Napota
Brian Lealiifano
Charlie Hankins
Corey Kellow
Jackson Rainsford
Jackson Wiggans
Jadin Kingi
Peter Neli
Sean Weir
Sifa Ma’asi
SIonekau Lokeni
TJ Seuoti-Folau
Tomasi Maliepo

Adam Clark
Callum Miller
Hamish MacKay
Jadin Kingi
Max Burgraff
Xavier Smidt
Xavier Yates

Louie Ferigo

Andrew Matthews
Matthew Wynne

Water Polo
Ben Gardner
Campbell Hulbert
Corey Kellow
Ethan Quirk
Harry Wigley
Jackson Jarvie
Jackson Wiggans
Jacob Milich
Joel Hannah
Kelly McDowell
Kobe Anitelea
Lachlan Dunn
Louie Ferigo
Lucas Hannah
Ollie Smyth








To achieve a Sports Cap, the following criteria must be met:

Athletics/Distance Running  Any student who has represented Auckland Region (or higher) at the Senior Boys Level. Any boy who has represented New Zealand (Country) at any level. Any boy who sets a NZ age-group record. Any boy who has medalled at Senior Boys level at NZSS/NISS Champs.

1st XV Rugby   Making 12 appearances in a team that competes in 1A.

1st XI Cricket   Making 10 appearances in a team that competes in Premier Grade.

1st XI Football Making 10 appearances in a team that competes in Premier Grade.

Waterpolo Making 10 appearances in a team that competes in Premier Grade.

Cycling  At least 5 appearances in a Senior A team that finishes in the top 12 of AKSS time trials. Performances at NI’s and Nationals could also be taken into consideration.

Basketball  Making 8 appearances in a team that competes in the Premier Grade or finishing 1st of the Boys Open competition.  This qualifies them for the Auckland Tournament – hence making them in the ‘Top 16 of Auckland.’                                     

Touch By finishing in the top 2 of the Greater Auckland Championships    

Tennis  Playing 2 games for the Senior A team in the A1  

Rowing  There are three main recognised secondary school regattas run under the rules of the New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association (“primary regattas”):

  1. The Head of Harbour Auckland Secondary Schools Rowing Championship;
  2. The North Island Secondary Schools (“NISS”) Rowing Championship ; and
  3. National Secondary Schools (“Maadi”) Rowing Championship.

An U18 rower, sculler or coxswain at the College will be recognised as a Premier Rower if he fulfils any TWO of the following conditions:

  1. Gold Medal at the Head of the Harbour ( 1st in Auckland)
  2. Medal placing at the NISS (top 3 in NI)
  3. Qualify for an ‘A’ final Maadi Cup Rowing Championships. (top 8 in the country)

*Novice rowers are not eligible for caps

Skiing Podium finish (top 3) at the New Zealand or North Island championships

Squash A top ten finish at the National Championships.  

Hockey Win the Auckland Super city 2nd tier or finish in the top four in the Super City Premier division.

Swimming, Athletics and Distance Running also receive badges for individual and team achievements.

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