About Sport at King’s

Sport is character-building and through participation, hard work and the improvement of skills, students work together to achieve individual and team goals. Through sport, many life-long friendships are formed.

King’s has a range of first-class facilities that include a water-based hockey turf, eight-lane synthetic athletic track, two gymnasia, squash courts, two weight training facilities including a high performance gym, eight tennis courts, an indoor cricket centre and a heated swimming pool, plus many rugby, football and cricket pitches.

At King’s, participation in both a summer and winter sport is high at Years 9, 10 and 11 where students are required to take part in at least two activities a year. For many students this involves two sports. At Year 12 students must take one activity while at Year 13 involvement in co-curricular activities is optional. It has been noted that through the foundations laid at the junior level, over 90% of seniors continue in sport throughout their College life.

The College offers a range of traditional sports that include rugby, football, hockey, netball, cricket, tennis, rowing, swimming, water polo and athletics, plus a range of less traditional sports such as, archery, badminton, basketball, clay target shooting, orienteering, sailing, snow skiing, squash, touch rugby, triathlon and cycling.

Students participate in competitions that range from social grade to elite level. Year after year, King’s students achieve at National and International level in either team or individual activities. In recent years the College can boast several All Blacks and Olympians.

Members of King’s teams are expected to commit to their team for the whole season, attend all practices, wear the King’s sporting uniform with pride and play in a positive spirit.

If it is necessary to cancel a sporting fixture due to bad weather, Rule 16, under playing conditions, as laid out by ASSCA, reads that,

“Cancellations are the responsibility of the cancellation sub-committee. Any cancellation will be officially broadcast over: Newstalk 1ZB (1080 kHz on AM band or 89.4 MHz on the FM band) usually at 7.00am under the heading of the Association or the College Sport Title”

Head of Sport: Jim Potts