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:
Callum Plunkett Gregory
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”):
- The Head of Harbour Auckland Secondary Schools Rowing Championship;
- The North Island Secondary Schools (“NISS”) Rowing Championship ; and
- 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:
- Gold Medal at the Head of the Harbour ( 1st in Auckland)
- Medal placing at the NISS (top 3 in NI)
- 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.