Touch is an exciting and dynamic sport, with simple rules and a fast pace. Six players are on the field for each team at any one time where roll on/roll off substitutes can be used from squads of up to 12 players. Its non-contact, highly active focus means it is often a healthy, injury-free and inclusive sport in which to participate.

The sport has grown in popularity in recent years, both nationally and at Sacred Heart College. The College usually fields one or two squads in both the Junior and Senior grades.

The philosophy of Touch at Sacred Heart is to encourage both participation and development, coupled with the aim of having at least one high-performance, competitive squad, capable of competing at regional and national events.

Grades/level played 

  • Junior (Y9&10) – Eastern Zone + Wider Auckland Regionals.
  • Senior (All years) – Wider Auckland Premier Grade + New Zealand Secondary Schools

Terms played : The students follow Touch NZ rules please. Click on link Rules

Competitions times
Junior Touch – Term 4 - Tuesday (Varying times from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) @ McLeans College
Senior Touch – Term 1- Tuesday (Varying times from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) @ Cox’s Bay

Recent results
Juniors – Eastern Zone Champions (2015,2016,2017,2018)
Juniors – Wider Auckland Champions (2015,2016, 2018)
Seniors – 4th Place Wider Auckland premier grade 2018.

Draws : Click on Link - Draws

SHC Singlet, SHC Rugby shorts and Black socks. These can be purchased from the online uniform shop.


Mr Chris Edey, Teacher-in-Charge