Football

The College Sport Football season is played in Terms Two and Three. In 2018, King's College will have ten boys’ teams and two girls’ teams playing in Auckland Secondary Schools’ Football competitions. Players will usually have two training sessions per week and a competition match on Saturday morning. Players in Senior 1st XI Boys and Girls teams will have additional training sessions each week, speed, strength and conditioning training, and tactical workshops.

Normal match-day kickoff times are:
Girls 1st XI and Senior B - after school on Wednesdays at 4pm
Boys 1st XI - Saturday 12 noon or Friday 7pm
Senior B, Senior C, and 15th Grade - Saturday 10am
14th and 13th Grades - Saturday 9am

Head of Football: Mr Rowan Adams

2019 ASSFA CALENDAR

Saturday Premier League, Senior A Reserve, A1, A2, A3, A4 plus 14A1 Other "A" Grades All "B" Grades
4th May Round 1 NO GAMES NO GAMES
11th May Round 2 Grading 1 Round 1
18th May Round 3 Grading 2 Round 2
25th May Round 4 Grading 3 Round 3
1st June (Queen's Birthday Weekend) NO GAMES NO GAMES NO GAMES
8th June Round 5 Championship 1 Round 4
15th June Round 6 Championship 2 Round 5
22nd June Round 7 Championship 3 Round 6
29th June Round 8 Championship 4 Round 7
6th July Round 9 NO GAMES NO GAMES
27th July Round 10 Championship 5 Round 8
3rd August Round 11 Championship 6 Round 9
10th August Round 12 Championship 7 Round 10
17th August Round 13 Championship 8 or Semi-Finals Round 11
24th August Round 14 Championship 9 or Finals Round 12
31st August CATCH-UP GAMES CATCH-UP GAMES

 

 

Champions!

1st XI Girls Win Senior A2 Championship

Against all odds, in a gutsy, determined performance, the 1st XI Girls Football team defeated Baradene College 1-0 to claim the Senior A2 Championship for 2018.

Entering the match without five of their normal squad players, the 1st XI Girls Coach and team knew that they would have to be at their best today to defeat a strong Baradene College team.

The first half started with King’s College showing their defensive organization and Baradene showing their possession ability. Midway through the first half, goalkeeper M Adams was called upon to thwart a Baradene attack by diving at the feet of the advancing attacker. Although Baradene had the better of both possession and territory, King’s was able to cope and keep the score line at 0-0 heading into the halftime break.

The second half continued with Baradene attacking but not really penetrating the King’s defensive line. With about 10 minutes remaining, King’s striker G Freeman was delivered the ball and went on a mazy run which led to a Baradene defender fouling her just outside the Baradene penalty box. Up stepped G Freeman to take the direct free kick and strike the goal net with the shot for King’s to lead 1-0.

This really sparked the Baradene attack and shortly after goalkeeper M Adams was called on to make a finger tip save over the cross bar to deny Baradene an equalizing goal. There was one more anxious moment for the King’s supporters before the final whistle, when Baradene earned a direct free kick just outside the right side of the penalty box but again this was repelled by the King’s defenders.

When the final whistle went after 55 minutes, the King’s team, Coach and Manager were jubilant.

 

NZSSF Kathy Seaward Tournament CHAMPIONS!
It is my pleasure to announce that the girls won their game this afternoon and took out the Kathy Seaward Trophy for 2018!

What a nail biter though!

Both teams had a strong first half and held each other off from scoring to go into half time nil all. King’s came out strong in the second half and in the 38th minute Emma Hall stuck in a beautiful goal from a comer ball. Unfortunately Botany followed through scoring a goal minutes later. The girls continued to play hard but we couldn’t seem to break through Botany's defense and find the goal. Whistle goes for full time - 1–1 draw.

The girls then went into 10 minutes extra time each way. Our strong defense held Botany out although we couldn’t quite break through their defense. With 3 minutes to go in second half of extra time the Grace Freeman & Maia Adams swapped to prepare for Penalty Shoot Out. Whistle goes for full time – still a 1-1 draw.

Our girls then get a chance to regroup with the coach and go through the plan for the Penalty Shoot Out. The XI take the field and the shoot out begins with Botany shooting first and King’s second. After the first three it is still a draw with 3/3 conceded shots each (Winter Brown, Emma Hall & Jemima Ferrier of our girls). Botany’s 4th player misses but as does Scarlett Hunter. Grace saves the 5th attempt and then misses her own attempt going over the top of the goal. Both teams start to work through the rest of their line up. Grace saves Botany’s 6th attempt & Botany’s goalie saves Elena Wu’s attempt. Grace saves Botany’s 7th attempt & finally Carmel Uhila places a beautiful goal in the bottom left of the goal to win us the game!

Thanks again for all of the support. The girl’s have had such an amazing season and are so proud of their efforts.

Kind Regards,
Mallory Bish (Team Manager) & the 1st XI Football Girls