Football was established anew at Sacred Heart College in 1969 when one team was fielded in the Senior B Grade, coached by New Zealand Representative Phil Traynor. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength. In 2014 the 1st XI won every single premier trophy that was available in one year, the first in the history of New Zealand School Boy Football. Sacred Heart College remains one of top schools for Football, winning consecutive national titles in 2018 and 2019.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cup winners – 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019
Alex Harvey Cup, Auckland Secondary Schools Premier division – 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Auckland Secondary Schools Knockout Cup winners – 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019
Bishop Patrick Dunn Cup (Catholic Challenge Cup) – 2010 to 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Recently a number of players have achieved national age-group honours. In 2015, three students were selected in the NZ FIFA Under 17 World Cup team that competed in Chile - Lucas Imrie, Connor Probert and Michael Woud. Danny Hay coached the team and Kane Wintersgill (student) was the Performance Analyst. In 2016 Lucas Imrie was selected to play in the NZ FIFA Under 20 World Cup team and in February 2017 three current students, Kingsley Sinclair, Matthew Palmer and Leon Van Den Hoven, where members of the NZ FIFA U17 World Cup team that won the Oceania Football Confederation. In 2019 current student Campbell Strong was selected for the NZ FIFA U17 World Cup team.

The challenge now is to build on this very successful period, to encourage more players to be involved with the sport and to improve the standard of Football through all age groups and levels.


Football shirt
PE shorts
Sacred Heart College Football socks
Shin pads – not available from the Uniform Shop
Optional - Tracksuit jacket and pants

Premier Events
If a player is a member of the 1st XI, they may be required to purchase a Premier tracksuit jacket and pants. The coach or Teacher-in-Charge of Football will contact the players concerned.

Football uniform is available from the Online Uniform Shop

Draw and Results

Available via College Sport


Head of Football
Michael Poulopoulos