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Any sport enquiries should be addressed to Carolyn Kirkpatrick, Director of Sport, sport@wgc.school.nz

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Sport at WGC

The WGC Sports Department offers sporting opportunities for all students outside of classroom hours. We promote and encourage fair play and good sportsmanship at all levels. We have over 25 different sports available and students can choose to play in teams that have been trialled and selected or they may put teams together with friend groups. These Social Competitive teams play in the same competition as the trialled teams. We encourage all students to participate and enjoy the sports offered at WGC.

WGC Sports Highlights 2022

WGC has a policy of equal playing time over the season – except for the top team in each sporting code – and coaches are informed of this at the time of signing up to coach. Please contact the WGC Sports Office if you have any concerns. We will do our best to accommodate everyone in their chosen activity but occasionally we cannot place a student in a team. A refund will be made should this occur.

Wellington East Summer Exchange 2023
Thursday 23 March, 2023 at Wellington Girls’ College
– Volleyball Senior A, Waterpolo Senior A, Futsal Senior A (TBC)
(Athletics Relay will take place on Friday 17th February – WGC Athletics Day)
Palmerston North Girls’ High Exchange 2023
Friday 9th June – to be held at PNGHS
– Football 1st X1, Hockey 1st X1, Netball Senior A&B and Junior A, Basketball Senior A (TBC)
Wellington East Winter Exchange 2023
Thursday 10 August at Wellington Girls’ College
– Basketball Senior A, Netball Senior A, Football 1st XI, Hockey 1st XI, Badminton Senior A, Underwater Hockey Senior A, Rugby (TBC)

Each year a number of our senior teams go to tournaments. These teams are Hockey, Football, Netball, Underwater Hockey, Basketball, Cross Country, Athletics, Rowing, Skiing and Volleyball. High performing Junior A teams will be able to attend tournaments but only when held in the Wellington region. Top teams in all codes are open to all year groups 9 to 13.

  • Summer Tournament Week: 27 – 31 March, 2023
  • Winter Tournament Week: 28 August – 1 September, 2023
  • Tournaments usually cost between $500 and $900 per student.

We encourage the girls to be proactive in their raising of funds for these trips early on in the season. The school receives some funding but this can’t be guaranteed.

  • Most top teams will be issued uniforms which are to be returned at the end of the season.
  • Uniform requirements will be kept to a minimum but in all cases the uniform is non-negotiable.
  • Our various sports uniforms are registered for sporting codes and must be adhered to.
  • The WGC standard PE uniform for juniors is black WGC shorts (NOT bike pants) or the official WGC leggings, the black and gold WGC polo shirt, white socks and sports shoes.
  • Most playing uniforms will be the official WGC PE uniform, so seniors will need to keep the WGC PE uniform when moving up from the junior school. Some sports codes wear a black skirt instead of the shorts, such as hockey and netball. Shorts cannot be worn when a skirt is the official uniform.

All items are available from NZ Uniforms, 168 Thorndon Quay.

See our School Uniform page for further information

SPORTS SHOES
If you buy sports shoes from Shoe Clinic, $10 per pair goes back to WGC. The money will be donated to a senior girl(s) who has given her time and energy to the sports programme and it will enable her to buy sports shoes.

Sport Guidelines

Sport can be a positive vehicle for social interaction. Active participation in a quality   programme leads to a healthy active lifestyle, encourages the strive for excellence and endorses the values of positive competition, fair play and teamwork.  Through sport and physical activity we can build healthy, confident people who have pride in self, the school and the local community.  All students are encouraged to participate and thereby enhance their physical, social, intellectual and personal development.

FAIR PLAY

Players and Coaches of all codes must signify their willingness to support the principles of  Fair Play. The normal standards of behavior and observance of school rules are also expected at all times from students representing the school. 

This College abides by the rules of fair play. 

  1. Enjoy yourself
  2. Play within the rules
  3. Respect the referees and umpires
  4. Respect the opposition and their supporters
  5. Be gracious winners and dignified losers
  6. Play hard but fair

PLAYING TIME

WGC students will have equal playing time over the season, except for the top teams of each code. All coaches will respect this directive. Please contact the Sports Director if you have any concerns.

The Sports Department will do its best to accommodate everyone in their chosen activity but occasionally a student cannot be placed in a team. A refund will be made should this occur.

 

SPORTS FEES

All students will register and pay their sports fees prior to placement in a team. If payment is not made, the student may be withdrawn from the team by the Sports Department.

Fundraising for sports tournaments is encouraged.  All such activities must have the prior approval of the Principal and Director of Sport.

 A one off $30 administration fee is charged per year, regardless of the amount of sports played. The cost of running sport at WGC is  high and the school last year subsidised sport to the tune of more than $120K over and above what parents paid for registration for each sport.  It still means that sport isn’t cost neutral for the school, but there is some contribution from parents towards the true costs of running the sports programme.

 

SOCIAL COMPETITIVE TEAMS

We have over 20 different sports available and students can choose to play in teams that have been trialled and selected, or they may put teams together with friend groups. These social competitive teams play in the same competition as the trialled teams. They will liaise with the Sports Department as to what level they compete.

 

EARLY RELEASE FROM CLASS

         No student may leave class early to travel to midweek sports fixtures unless approved by the Sports Office. Managers need to liaise with the Sports Office if an early release is needed. Teachers will be informed by the Sports Office only. 3pm is usually the earliest students can leave class.

 

SPECTATORS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

  • Students play organised sports for fun. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they miniature professionals.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts by your team and the opposition.
  • Congratulate both teams upon their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the umpire’s decision.  If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the players to do likewise.
  • Never ridicule or criticise a player for making a mistake during a game. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your opponents.  Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to play according to the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches and umpires.

FUNDRAISING

All Fundraising applications must be made through the Principal, who will complete paperwork and pass onto the Board of Trustees for approval prior to posting.  NO applications can be made on behalf of the school without this process taking place.

Any external fundraising a WGC team undertakes i.e. gala, sausage sizzle, and car parking at school when rugby games are on must be cleared with the Principal.

 

EQUIPMENT & UNIFORMS

Equipment provided to teams will be of a good standard, repaired and replaced as necessary. Sports equipment must be returned to the Sports Office at the end of the season. 

School  facilities will be well maintained and be safe venues for sports training and competition.

All uniforms issued must be returned to the Sports Office at the end of the season, in good order and clean. If uniforms are not returned, students will be charged for that item of clothing.

 

TOURNAMENTS

ELIGIBILITY

Teams and Individuals

  • Various Senior A / 1st X1 teams are eligible for National tournaments and NZ Champs.
  • High performing Junior A teams will be able to attend tournaments but only when held in the Wellington region.
  • Top teams in all codes are open to all year groups 9 to 13.  
  • Qualified individuals (ie those that meet the National or Regional standards).
  1. All teams and individuals representing WGC must be accompanied by a responsible adult(s) both whilst travelling to and from and for the duration of the tournament.
  2. That adult may be a member of staff, parent or other adult approved by the Director of Sport and Senior Management.  The ideal ratio is around 1 adult to 8-10 students.  It is always desirable to have more than one adult on a trip as occasions arise when the supervising adults need to leave the group for an individual (e.g. medical assistance) or a manager meeting etc.


PROCEDURES EARLY IN THE YEAR

  • The Sports Department submits trip request forms to the Deputy Principal.
  • Information is sent  home outlining the forthcoming trip, probable costs, dates and requesting parental assistance if required.
  • When details are finalised, inform families with the final budget, details and consent forms which are to be returned with fees.
  • Submit team details to the student office for absentee lists for the staff.
  • All payments for entry fees, accommodation, travel, food, are paid directly to the Finance Office.

 

COSTS

  •  Tournaments are fully self funded by the team
  • All tournament costs such as entry fee, transport, accommodation and food are paid by those students participating.
  • The accommodation and transport of accompanying adults – coach,manager and parent help are also covered by the team. 

  

 SPORTS AWARDS

Many and varied awards will be presented at the annual WGC Sports Awards. The awards are held at WGC in October.

Invitees: All top teams for each sports code, Senior B Netball, Social Team of the Year, WGC Swimming Champs and WGC Athletics Champs. Invitations will be issued closer to the time. 

The following major sports awards are self nominated and the document is released early September. They are Sportsperson of the Year, Contribution to School Sport, Social Team of the Year, New Zealand Reps and Outstanding Effort in Other Codes not offered at WGC.

As well, we will be awarding Sports Honours for girls who have played in top teams for at least 3 years. Honours also must be applied for via the form. 

 

AWARDS CRITERIA

Sportsperson of the Year

Can be awarded to any year level student and to any sports code. It is awarded for achievement; International, National, Regional and School. Where achievements are similar, other issues to be considered include the size of the code, age level competing (e.g. U17s outweighs U15s), school content i.e. competes for WGC if possible, and commitment to the sport within the school. 

Contribution to School Sport

Awarded to a senior student, usually Year 13. It is awarded for Contribution in, coaching / official, full involvement, all round ability, leadership, WGC “sports presence” and fairplay. 

Social Team of the Year

Awarded to any year group / sport. Winners get an invitation to the Sports Awards. They must show; good team spirit, total commitment to games, successful, fair play at all times, and longevity together as a team.

Team of the Year

This is awarded by the Sports Department and College Sport Wellington.  It is awarded to the highest performing WGC school team. It is awarded to a selected school team, i.e. not a social team, that plays an official weekly competition run by official school sport providers. Where achievements are similar, other issues to be considered include the size of the code, year groups and the levels of competition both locally and nationally.

Sports Honours

To qualify for Honours, students must be currently enrolled at Wellington Girls’ College,   must have represented WGC in their sport in the year of the award and must have paid their sports fees. Students must accumulate a total of 8 points from the following criteria:

5 points –  3 years in the first school team for that sporting code 

AND

1 point – Is an excellent / exceptional player  

1 point – Displays dedication to the sport in both competition and training 

1 point – Displays a positive attitude and demonstrates “fair play”

1 point – Supportive of the coach, manager and team

Sports Honours are awarded at the discretion of the Sports Department and relevant team management. 

Coaching Honours

To Qualify for Coaching Honours students;

  • must have coached teams at WGC for 3 years
  • must have been a proficient and reliable coach
  • must have worked well with the teams and Sports Office.

Coaching Honours are awarded at the discretion of the Sports Department and relevant team management. 

Outstanding Effort in Other Codes

This can be awarded to any year level student and to any sports code that is not offered at Wellington Girls’ College. Where achievements are similar, other issues to be considered include the size of the code, age level competing (e.g. U17s outweighs U15s). 

NZ Representative Criteria

Students have to have represented NZ in School, Age Group or Open Individual Championships or been a team member in the period November to October of the current year (excludes Tournament teams and NZ squads). 

Coach of the Year Criteria

Awarded to any student for commitment to coaching in any sports code. It is awarded for; Commitment to attendance in training and games, Team Achievements, Development of Players, and Acting as a positive role model to players.

 

 

During the course of the year there are a number of occasions where the school recognises and applauds the sporting achievements of its students. The Sports and PE departments generally hear of such successes but there are some girls who reach representative status outside of the school’s domain, particularly in minor codes, which we don’t know about. We need you to tell us about achievements.

If you know of a WGC student who has been chosen in a regional or national squad or team, who has broken a record or achieved similar sporting success in any sports code, please let us know. We want to acknowledge our students’ successes.

Email sport@wgc.school.nz or phone 04 472 5743 Ext 711

Our Sports

DescriptionTrainingUniform
School Athletics Day, Newtown Park, Friday 17 February 2023

This compulsory day is a combination of competitive athletic events and fun Inter-House activities. The school Athletics representative team will be selected from these results.

The school Athletics representative team for the Hutt Valley / Girls Zone meeting, Newtown Park will be selected from the times recorded (not race placings) at the WGC Athletics Day.

Girls Zones is at Newtown Park, Thursday 9 March.

Those athletes who qualify from the Zone competition will participate in the CSW Regional Championships, at Newtown Park, Thursday 16 March.

The Wellington Secondary Schools Team will then be selected by Athletics Wellington to compete in the North Island Championships, 1-2 April, Palmerston North

NZSS Track, Field and Road Race Champs are scheduled for 8-10 December, Christchurch. (WGC will enter students but we don’t organise a team. Individuals must make their own arrangements.)
Personal programmeBlack shorts – plain

WGC athletics singlets, available from the Sports Office. These can be borrowed for one-off events.
All hoodies/tracksuit pants must be WGC gear/plain black.
DescriptionGive-it-a-Go SessionsTrainingTrialsCompetitionVenuesUniformEquipmentCostRegistration
Badminton is played at both a competitive and Social Competitive level, for inter-school competition for all age groups. Teams are made up of at least 5 students and 4 must attend every match. Students may select their own teams.

WGC Badminton Convenor
Jayesh Morar
jayesh.morar@wgc.school.nz
If you’re new to badminton and want to learn how to play and score before the season, we will run a training session in Gym 1 at lunchtime – date TBA. Everyone is welcome.1 lunchtime per week for Senior A and Junior A teams.
Students must bring their own rackets.
Social teams will be allocated a combined lunchtime spot when they can train in the gym if they
choose to.
Junior Trials – Thursday 16 March, lunchtime in Gym 1

Senior Trials – Friday 17 March, lunchtime in Gym 1 (Senior A trials are open to all year levels)
May – August
Junior (Year 9 & 10 only) Thursday afternoons 4 – 6 pm starting 4 May
Senior (Year 11, 12 & 13) Friday afternoons 4 – 6pm starting 5 May

The Senior A team will compete in the East Sports Exchange, Thursday 10th August at WGC.

CSW Junior Champs – 2 August, 2023, Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
CSW Open Singles Champs – 9 August 2023, Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Various Secondary Schools in Wellington and Badminton Hall, Hataitai.Senior A – black skirt / shorts, WGC top provided
All other teams – WGC PE uniform, white socks and sports shoes. Senior social teams can wear plain black sports clothing.
You must have your own badminton racquet to play in a team.
WGC provides shuttlecocks and scoresheets.
$55.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Badmin
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payments made by Friday 10 March 2023.
DescriptionCompetitionPlaying DaysTrialsSocial Competitive TeamsCostTrainingsUniformRegistration
Trials will be held for the Senior and Junior teams. Not all students can be guaranteed a position in a team. Students Year 10 and above are welcome to enter their own Social Competitive team (see below for details). Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team.Games are played in school gyms in the greater Wellington area during Terms 2 and 3. The Senior A plays regularly at the Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.

Senior A competes in:
Sports Exchanges – Palmerston North Girls High, and East Winter Exchange
AA Zone 3 Premiership Tournament, Napier, 30 August – 2 September
NZ Secondary Schools Basketball Nationals, (if qualified), Palmerston North, 25 – 30 Sept
Juniors (Year 9 & 10) play Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm (Starting 2 May)
Seniors (Year 11-13) play Fridays 6pm – 9pm (Starting 5 May)
Juniors (Year 9 &10) Sunday 19 March 8.30am - 10.30am
Seniors (Year 11-13) Sunday 19 March 10.30am - Noon

Juniors (Year 9 &10) Sunday 26 March 8.30am - 10.30.am
Seniors (Year 11-13) Sunday 26 March 10.30am - Noon

(Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team)
If students want to make up a social competitive team, each player has to complete an online registration by Friday 17 March. One team registration form (available online) must also be submitted by Friday 17 March.
Each social competitive team must have at least 1 parent willing to manage the team and one referee, who both need to attend weekly games, home and away.
The score bench will be run by WGC senior students for home games.
$140.00 (includes the weekly referee fees and scorebench costs)

WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Bball

To be held in the WGC GymsSenior A & B teams: singlet and shorts supplied, white socks, sports shoes.
All other teams: Black WGC PE shorts, white socks and sports shoes. Playing tops are provided for all teams.
Registration Forms for those trialling for teams, must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 10 March 2023.
Cricket - Term 1TrainingCompetitionUniformCostRegistration
If you wish to play Cricket for WGC, you must register your intention to do so on the registration form.Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm Venue TBC
First training: Tuesday 7 February at 3.30pm on the WGC turf (all welcome).
Thursdays, 4pm at venues around Wellington and Hutt Valley, starting Thursday 16 February, 2023.
27-29 March, Venus Cup Girls Wellington Tournament
WGC top and black pants (both provided), WGC Cap
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by 3 February January 2023. Late entries will be accepted should you miss the deadline.
$60.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Crick
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 3 Feb, 2023. Late registrations will be accepted.
DescriptionTrainingCompetitionUniformCostRegistration
Middle distance athletes are encouraged to participate in Cross Country and Road Racing (Terms 3 & 4). WGC teams compete strongly in local and national competitions. Race distances are usually 2 – 4km.Optional – The Runners Club operates on Mondays at lunchtime. A teacher or senior students will take the girls to either the Botanical Gardens or the Waterfront.
The Runners Club is open to all year groups. The run will be approximately 25 minutes and the girls will run in small groups depending on their ability.
Please complete the Runners Club registration form to participate in these runs.
10 May – CSW Scottish Cross Country Relays, Karori Park
26 May – CSW Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt
17-18 June – National Cross Country Champs, Palmerston North

(Note: WGC will organise entries only, for students who wish to attend Nationals. There is a parent-led trip available for those who wish to participate. Parents will organise this directly with students’ families. If you are interested in finding out some more information, please check the relevant tick box when you register online for cross county.)
Plain black shorts, WGC athletic singlet (supplied), white socks, sports shoes..$130.00 (Covers entry fees and transport by shuttle to and from the local competitions)
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith CrossC
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 24 March 2023
DescriptionTrainingUniformCostRegistration
The 2023 Dragonboating team was trialled in Term 4, 2022 and final selections will be made late January 2023.
The crew will take part in two events:
Harbour Fun Day – Saturday 11 February 2023
Dragonboat School’s Festival – Sunday 5 March 2023
Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks - dates to be advised

All 5-6pm at the Lagoon

Wed 1st Feb Training #1
Wed 8th Feb #2
Mon 13th Feb #3
Wed 15th Feb #4
Mon 20th Feb #5
Wed 22nd Feb #6
Mon 27th Feb #7
Wed 1st March #8
WGC singlet (supplied).
Plain black shorts. Knee pads recommended.
Thermal – BLACK only.
$150.00 (includes competition entries and training fees)
There will be an additional cost of a team t-shirt should you wish to purchase one.
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Dboat
Once selected in the team, you must submit a registration form online and pay.
DescriptionUniformCompetitionTrialsCostRegistration
Floorball (like indoor hockey) is open to all year groups. Students can make up their own Social Competitive team with friends or students register individually and will be assigned to a team. There will also be an opportunity to trial in Term 1 for Senior or Junior premier teams that play in the more competitive league.
It is played in Term 1 & 4 at the Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.
WGC PE shorts and top, white socks and trainersGames are played on Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, at Ākau Tangi / ASB Kilbirnie
Start date is 23 February, 2023
NZSS Floorball Cup: Dates TBA, Ākau Tangi / ASB Wellington
Friday 10 February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Gym 2
(Trials are only for those wanting to play for the Premier 1 Senior or Premier 1 Junior team. You do not need to trial if you are entering your own social competitive Floorball team.)
Meeting for all students who would like to be placed in a team – Tuesday, 7 February Lunchtime in the Mezz (the classroom above the gym foyer.)
$60.00 per term
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Floorb
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 3 February 2023.
One team form must also be submitted online if you are making up your own team.
DescriptionPlaying Days1st XI and 2nd X13rd X1 & junior AJunior B&C (Yr9 & 10 only)Social Competitive TeamsTrialsCostRegistration
The 1st and 2nd X1 teams are open to all senior (Yr 11-3) and junior players (Yr 9&10). The 3rd X1 will be seniors only. The Junior A, B and C teams will be Year 9 & 10 only.
Students, Year 10 and above, may make up a Social Competitive team of at least 15 players, but at the time of entering their team, they must also nominate a competent adult coach / manager to referee their games each week. All players must complete an individual online registration form as well as submit one team form online. Training is optional for these teams.
1st, 2nd, 3rd X1 and Junior A – Wednesdays 4pm onwards, starting 3 May.
Junior B & C – Tuesdays 4pm onwards, starting 2 May.
Training
Trainings for 1st & 2nds
Mondays 3.45pm – 5.30pm at Kelburn Park (TBC)
Students must be available to train each week to be eligible to play in these teams.

Uniform
1st X1 -Tops & Shorts supplied. Two pairs of socks need to be purchased from the NZ Uniforms shop; WGC black & gold socks (not plain black) and plain gold alternate socks.
2nd X1 – Tops provided, shorts plain black and WGC football socks (not plain black).
Training
WGC Turf / Field, day TBA with coach

Uniform
WGC PE uniform, tops and shorts (no exception). WGC black & gold playing socks are compulsory and can be purchased from the NZ Uniforms shop.
Competition
To be discussed with the Sports Office as to which grade to be placed in.
Division 3 plays Tuesdays at 4pm at local grounds (social grade)
Division 2 plays Wednesdays at 4pm at local grounds (stronger competition)

Uniform
Social Competitive teams will be provided with a top but the shorts and socks should be standard WGC uniform. All players must individually register online, and one team list must also be registered online by the nominated team captain.
Juniors
Tuesday 14 March – WGC Field 3.30pm – 5.30pm
All Juniors (except those Year 9s in 2022, who played in the 1st or 2nd X1 teams) – skills session and small sided games. Some juniors will be invited to the senior trials by the coaches following this trial. All others should attend the following final trial.

Sunday 26 March – Wakefield Park, Berhampore , 5pm – 6.30pm

Seniors
Sunday 19 March – Wakefield Park, Berhampore, 5pm – 8pm
Sunday 26 March – Wakefield Park, Berhampore, 6.30pm – 8pm

These two trials are for invited Juniors and ALL Seniors who want to trial for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd X1s.

A squad of roughly 28-30 players will be selected for the top 2 teams. This squad will train together for a few weeks before final selection of the 1st & 2nd X1 teams are named.

Remaining seniors will make up the 3rd X1 team.
Remaining juniors will be selected in the junior teams.

$90.00 for all players
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Fball
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 3 March 2023.
DescriptionSocial Competitive TeamsCompetitionUniformCostRegistration
This sport is open to all year groups. It is played in Terms 1 and 4.
Trials for Senior A & Junior A only (Gym 1)
Junior A trial – Friday 3 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Senior A trial – Friday 3 February 4.30pm – 5.30pm
(NB. These teams play at a high level)
Each player needs to submit an individual online form and the team captain needs to complete ONE team form. The team will not be entered into the competition until all members have registered and paid by Friday, 10 February 2023.
Meeting for all students who would like to be placed in a team – Tuesday, February 7 Lunchtime in Gym 1.
Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Arena, Kilbirnie
Seniors: Mondays 4pm – 9pm, Start date TBA
Juniors: Fridays 4pm – 9pm, Start date TBA

CSW Regional Championships – Wednesday 15 March

Nationals
NZF Junior Cup, Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Centre, Wellington 27-29 March.
NZF Senior Championship, Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Centre, Wellington 27-29 March

Senior A competes in:
East Sports Exchange hosted by WGC – Thursday 23 March at WGC
Senior A uniform supplied, WGC football socks
All other teams WGC PE gear, WGC football socks (available from NZ Uniforms) and appropriate footwear.
Shin guards are compulsory.
$80.00 (per term)
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Futsal
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made, by Friday 3 February 2023.
Description1st XI CommitmentsTrialsTrainingCompetition Dates (TBC)UniformCostRegistration
The school will have 5/6 selected teams. Teams train and play on turf during Terms 2 & 3 around the Wellington region.Preseason ANZAC Tournament in Auckland – 11-14 April

PNGHS Exchange, Friday 9 June, hosted by PNGHS

East Exchange, 10 August, hosted by WGC

Federation Cup National Tournament in Christchurch – Winter Tournament Week, 27 August – 2 September 2023

Coaching costs for the 1st X1 may also apply.
1ST XI ONLY (NHS 1)
Sunday 5 March, 4-6pm NHS (open to all year groups)
Sunday 12 March 4-6pm NHS (players will be invited to this trial)

Note – This team plays at a very high standard.

2ND – 5TH XI (NHS 1)
Sunday 19 March 4-6pm

New players to the school for 2023 and returning players from 2022’s 2nds, 3rds, 4th, 5th XIs.

Sunday 26 March 4-6pm

4-5pm – Prospective 4th and 5th XI players – invited
5-6pm – Prospective 2nd and 3rd XI players – invited
1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI train at NHS – Days /Times TBC
All other teams train on the WGC turf. Training times will be confirmed once teams are selected and coaches appointed.
Premier 1 & 2 – Friday nights
Premier 3 – Thursday nights
Reserve 1 & 2 – Tuesday nights
Start date – Week of 1-5 May
End date – Week of 21-25 August
1st XI, 2nd X1: Dresses provided, WGC black & gold socks, and also gold socks for 1st XI.

3rd, 4th, 5th teams: Gold playing top provided, black skirt to be purchased.

All teams: WGC hockey socks (black with gold top) can be purchased from NZ Uniforms Own hockey stick, shin guards, mouth guard (both compulsory), turf / sport shoes.

Goalies are required to play with protective gear at all times. Goalie gear can be supplied by the school if required
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$240.00 (for all teams, except the 1st X1 which has two tournaments and possible coaching costs)
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Hock
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 17 February, 2023.
DescriptionTrainingCompetitionUniformCostRegistration
The competition is run by Lacrosse Wellington. It is played in Terms 2 & 3.
Lacrosse Wellington also offers stick hire.
WGC Field / Turf – Times to be worked out with coachesSunday mornings – venue TBADresses – provided for the Senior A
Other teams – WGC PE uniform
$60.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Lacros
Registration Forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 10 March 2023.
DescriptionSession TimeClothingTransportCostRegistration
In conjunction with Wilton Bowling Club, we are offering recreational Lawn Bowls for Term 1, for all year groups (4 weeks only).Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 March, 4-5pm at Wilton Bowling Club.Sports clothing and footwearGirls will take shuttles to the Wilton Bowling Club but must make their own way home.$50 (Covers shuttle costs to the Wilton Bowling Club)
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Bowls
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 17 February 2023.
Game Day App Instructions

WGC Netball Teams 2022

JUNIOR TEAMS
YEAR 11 TEAMS

SENIOR TEAMS

CompetitionUniformSelection ProcessTrialsSocial Competitive TeamsCoachingUmpiringCostRegistration
Teams play either at the indoor venue at Kilbirnie’s Ākau Tangi / ASB Sports Arena or outdoors at the Hataitai netball courts on Saturdays. The time of day and venue depends on the grade in which the team is placed. School teams play in Collegiate grades against other school teams except our top 4 teams, which play in the Women’s Premier Competition. Premier teams playing at Ākau Tangi / ASB season dates are Saturday 29 April to Saturday 26 August. College teams playing at Ākau Tangi / ASB and Hataitai Courts season dates are Saturday 6 May to Saturday 19 August.

No games Kings Birthday weekend - 3 June – all teams
No games Matariki Weekend – 15 July – all teams
No games 8 July for Collegiate teams

18 May – CSW Senior A Premier Tournament, Ākau Tangi / ASB Kilbirnie
19 June – RSSL Starts for the Senior A
10 August – CSW Junior A Tournament, Ākau Tangi / ASB Kilbirnie
21 August – CSW RSSL Finals, Ākau Tangi / ASB Kilbirnie
Senior A, Senior B dresses are supplied. Senior C, 11A and Junior A, tops supplied and the player’s own black skirt. All other teams black skirts and black and gold WGC PE sports shirt, white socks and supportive shoes. Bibs, balls and gear bags are supplied to all teams and must be returned at the end of the season.The first selection process for Year 9s and 10s starts with a Drills and Skills session in Trial #1. A number of simple netball drills will be run covering Body Balance, Catching and Passing, Driving, Change of Direction and Decision Making. This session then gives a platform for the second trial which will be game based.

On the registration form, girls have been asked for their favourite 2 positions and a 3rd position is optional. In trial #2, students are put into trial teams in their first position where possible. The same 14 girls are kept on the court for about 30 minutes. With about 10 minutes to go, selectors stop the game and ask if girls would like to trial at another position. Two courts run at the same time and a moderator moves between courts to ensure the selectors are marking at the same level.
There is plenty of movement between grades from year to year, as girls often grow, become more coordinated and “find their feet” from season to season.

The netball convenors then put provisional teams together according to the grading. The Junior trials (Year 9 and 10) are completed with a mini tournament at WGC where girls are looked at again. Movement still occurs at this stage as we tweak teams.

Selectors
We use a number of very experienced selectors. If they are parents, they will not be grading their daughters in any regard. Girls get seen by a variety of selectors over the course of the trial process
Seniors
Trials will be held for the following Senior teams only:
Senior A (Open to all year levels. Note - this team plays at a very high level)
Senior B (Open to Year 11, 12 & 13s)
Senior C (Open to Year 12 & 13s)

Trial #1 Thursday 23 February, 3.45pm – 5.30pm - Brook Court
Trial #2 Saturday 25 February, 9am – Noon - Gym 1

Please attend both trials.

Tuesday 28th February, Final trial (Invitees only) 3.30pm – 5pm Brook Court


Years 12 & 13
Any seniors (Year 12 & 13) who are not selected for one of the 3 teams above, have the option to enter their own Social Competitive team (see information below).


Year 11
Any Year 11 is eligible to trial for the Senior A & B teams if they feel they can play at this level. Students who are not selected in either the Senior A or the B team, will need to attend the Year 11 trials as listed below.

Trial #1 Monday, 6 March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Trial #2 Wednesday, 8 March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf

Please meet on Brook wet or fine. Please attend both trials.


Year 10
Any Year 10 is eligible to trial for the Senior A team if they feel they can play at this high level. Students who are not selected in the Senior A, will need to attend the Year 10 trials as listed below.

Trial #1 Saturday 11 March, meet in Gym 1, 1pm – 4pm
This first trial will be a Skills and Drills session (Students will be asked to attend 1pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm - 4pm). Students will be split alphabetically.

Trial #2 Saturday 18 March, meet in Gym 1, 1pm – 4pm

Please attend both trials and the WGC Junior Grading Tournament 8.30am – 12.30pm Saturday 25th March


Year 9
Any Year 9 is eligible to trial for the Senior A team if they feel they can play at this very high level. Students who are not selected in the Senior A, will need to attend the Year 9 trials as listed below.

Trial #1 Saturday 11 March, meet in Gym 1
This first trial will be a Skills and Drills session (Students will be asked to attend 9am – 10.30am or 10.30am – Noon) Students will be split alphabetically.

Trial #2 Saturday 18 March, meet in Gym 1, 9am – Noon

Please attend both trials and the WGC Junior Grading Tournament, 8.30am – 12.30pm Saturday 25th March


Junior A Trial (Year 9 & 10) Monday 21 March, 3.30pm – 5pm (Brook Court)

JUNIOR GRADING TOURNAMENT – Saturday 25th March 8.30am – 12.30pm
ALL Year 9 and 10 netball players are expected to attend this mini tournament. Girls will have already been placed in a provisional team. Teams play 3 games each and all games will be watched by selectors and there will be tweaks to the teams where necessary.

Social Competitive Netball is for Year 10 to 13 students only. All Year 9s must trial and they will then be placed in a team. Year 10 to 13 students can make up their own team of 10 players (no less) in consultation with the Sports Office. Each team must have a parent manager who will attend all games.
We encourage Year 12 and 13 players to form Social Competitive teams with friends as it is difficult to get coaches at this level.

Social Competitive teams play in the same competition and grades as other teams so it is not a “social” team as such.

It is the responsibility of these teams to find their own coach if they want one. One team form per team needs to be completed by the Captain but each player still needs to complete their own registration form and pay the fee. (Via the Tab - "Registration Forms" on the Sports website). Teams will not be entered until all players have registered and paid.
Parents/Caregivers
We are always in need of coaches and managers. Please indicate your interest on your daughter’s registration form. Coaching support is provided before and during the season. Netball Wellington runs excellent coaching courses. See details on their website http://netballwellington.co.nz and register early.

Senior students who wish to coach should register their interest by completing the Coaching section on the Sports Registration form. There will be a few sessions held at school for senior students wanting to coach. Student coaches will be expected to help at the Junior tournament on Saturday 25 March.
Umpiring is compulsory for our top 3 teams, if requested by Netball Wellington. If you are a parent who is considering doing some umpiring, please see Netball Wellington’s website for information on their umpiring courses.

If you are a student umpire and would like to be on our roster, please let the Sports Office know, if you haven’t done so already.
$170.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Nball
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made by Friday 17 February 2023.
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Rowing is a time consuming and intense sport that requires a high level of commitment from both rowers and families for the entire season (September to April). Rowers are expected to attend all trainings (regardless of the weather), camps in September/October, Labour Weekend and January holidays, as well as regattas held during weekends for the majority of the season. For most of our athletes (in particular seniors), rowing is the only sport undertaken during the summer sports season based on the time and energy required.
Approximately 12-14 new rowers (Novices year 9 only) begin in September of each year. Please register for the Novice trials via the WGC sports website.

A committee of WGC rowing parents helps to organise transport, accommodation and food for training camps and regattas.

Parent involvement is high to transport rowers to trainings (often in the morning) and regattas, and all parents are expected to assist at, at least one camp or away regatta per season.
For Novices, summer training usually involves 4 – 5 sessions a week. These sessions are usually 2 hours long and involve rowing on the harbour or doing fitness training in the Boat Club or at school. They are generally held from 4 pm – 6pm weekdays and at various times during the weekend (based on water conditions). If you row as a senior, training is generally 5 – 6 days a week. In the lead up to major competitions such as Nationals (Maadi Cup), students can be training up to 2 times a day every day, before and after school. There is a one-week training camp held every year during the summer holidays.During the first half of the season, the rowing competitions are club events with rowers competing for Star Boating Club. Regattas are generally held on Wellington Harbour, the Manawatu River, the Whanganui River or Lake Karapiro(Cambridge). During the second half of the season, rowers compete in inter-school regattas for Wellington Girls’ College. Inter-school champs are held in Wellington, Lake Horowhenua, Lake Karapiro (Cambridge) or Lake Ruataniwha (Twizel).

11 Feb - McLachlan Shield – Wellington Harbour

Please note – Only selected Junior and Senior crews attend Maadi Cup & only students rowing for WGC throughout the season are eligible for NISS and Maadi crew selection.
Star Boating Club uniform (unitard) for club events. WGC Rowing uniform (unitard) for inter-school events.Rowing incurs considerable costs. The season fees are approximately $5,000 per rower, plus an estimated $500 for uniform. An additional $1,600 for selected Junior & Seniors who attend Maadi.
More information can be found in the Rowing Handbook.
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WGC’s rugby team plays in the College Sport Wellington 10-aside competition on Wednesdays.

Training
Tuesdays after school on the field (compulsory)
Thursday lunchtime – meeting in the Mezz

Head Coach – Chris Casey
Assistant Coaches – Bibi Hobbs and James Lawler
Manager - TBA
We will be running pre-season sessions on the field at WGC in Term 1. To play rugby for WGC, you must attend these sessions as students will be taught how to tackle correctly etc. If the coaches do not think students are of a standard to play in the team, they will not allow students to play until they are at a safe level.
All year groups are welcome.
Please register your interest in the Rugby pre-season sessions and the Term 2 & 3 competition, via the WGC Registration link.$30.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Rugby
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 17 February, 2023.
Description
Runners Club operates on Mondays at lunchtime. A teacher / senior students will take the girls to either the Botanical Gardens or the Waterfront. Girls need to change quickly and meet in the Gym Foyer.
The run will be approximately 25 minutes and the girls will run in pairs or small groups depending on their ability. The teacher / senior students will be near the groups and will have a mobile.
Runners Club is open to all year groups and is free of charge. To be allowed to run with this group, you MUST register online first.
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The school enters one or two teams of 5 experienced skiers in the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championships held at Mt Ruapehu. Date TBC.

NOTE – The 2023 ski trip will be a parent-organised and run for the first this year. If anyone parent would like to be involved, please email the sports office at sport@wgc.school.nz.

Please register your expression of interest online via the sports website if you would like to receive more information closer to the time.
Students are initially asked to provide a “Skiing C.V.” and teams will be selected on a number of criteria including year group, amount of gate and racing experience etc. 3-day event, racing through gates
Day 1. Individually timed
Day 2. Paired racing on a dual slalom course
Day 3. Back-up day
Girls supply their own gear.$500 per skier approximately (after team selection) for the competition and ski passes. Travel, accommodation and food are additional.
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Ski
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 16 June.
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The school swimming championships will be run at the same time as the House swimming sports (only for Year 9s). The champs are open to any students at any level and we will select a Junior (Year 9 only), Intermediate (Year 10 & 11) and Senior (Year 12 &13) Champion.

Individuals may wish to attend NI Secondary School Championships and Nationals. We do not travel as a team to these events.
WGC Swimming Championships & Year 9 House Swimming Sports – Date Friday 3 March, Thorndon Pool, 9am – Noon
CSW Individual Champs – 23 June, Huia Pool, Lower Hutt CSW Huia Cup Relays – 8 September, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool)

WGC Swimming Captain will organise the team so please register your Expressions of Interest to be a part of the WGC swimming team, on the Registration Form
DescriptionCompetitionEquipmentCostUniformRegional TournamentsRegistration
Mid-week interschool competition will be held in Term 1 for both Juniors and Seniors. Interschool competition is not for beginners. Girls need to be able to play to a good standard i.e. serve correctly and to score their own games. Each match comprises 2 singles and 1 doubles only, so a team can be 2-4 players.Inter College Regional
TUESDAYS from 5pm starting 21 February and ending 4 April
2-5 players are needed for a team
All players – junior and seniors - must be prepared to travel as all games will be held at the two centres Renouf Centre, Brooklyn and Mitchell Park, Lower Hutt from 5pm until completion of matches.
Players in this competition will be split into grades based on their Match Hub rankings.
The number of grades will depend on entries received and grading of teams will be done by Tennis Central based on average of Configure Ranking points per team.
Must have own racquet. Balls supplied by WGC.$35.00 per term
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Tennis

Own sports gear1 March – CSW Open Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
15 November – CSW Junior Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 3 February, 2023.
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If you wish to play Touch in Term 1 (Senior competition but a good junior is welcome to join the team) you must register your intention to do so on the sports registration form. Junior teams play in Term 4.One training a week.2 games per night for 6 weeks at Fraser Park, Taita
Start date 14 February
(We will need parents to help transport the team out to the venue, or we will not be able to enter the competition)

CSW Senior Tournament – 23 February, Fraser Park
WGC Singlets will be provided and WGC PE shorts / plain black shorts$40.00
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Touch
Registration forms for Term 1 Touch must be completed online, and payment made, by Friday 3 February 2023.

See it in action

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UWH is a fun, fast paced game played under water in Terms 2 & 3. You wear a mask, snorkel, and flippers and with your teammates, you push a puck across the bottom of the pool to score a goal.Year 9 & 10 Juniors – Sunday 12th March, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool) 8.30am. Meet under the scoreboard.
Year 11 to 13 Seniors – Sunday 12th March, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool) 10am at WRAC, Kilbirnie

Wear togs, and bring any UWH gear you may have including a mask, snorkel, and fins. And please wear a hair tie.
At WRAC Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie

Times
Sunday mornings, for the Senior team – 10.30am - 12.30pm
Junior Team – Sunday evenings times TBA
One swim training a week Wed 6-7pm for both teams
Students need to provide their own sticks, snorkel, mask and flippers. Your coach will assist with information on the appropriate gear and costs. There will be gear available to hire at the pre-season “have a go” sessions.Tuesday evenings at Kilbirnie (WRAC) for Seniors. Friday evenings for Juniors.

Season competition: Start dates 1st week of Term 2

16-18 June 2023 – Central Zone Championships, Wellington
31 August - 3 September 2023 – UWH Secondary Schools Nationals, Auckland
Nationals are for the Senior team only if they qualify at Centrals (Top 5).
Team togs to be organised once team confirmed.
WGC caps supplied
$190.00
(Includes team registration, and pool hire for games and training. Pool entry will still need to be paid)

WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith UWH
Registration forms are to be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 24 February 2023.
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If you wish to play Volleyball in Term 1, you must register your intention to do so on the registration form. Please register and pay by 3 February 2023.Juniors play on Wednesdays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 15 February 2023. Seniors play on Fridays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 10 February 2023.

10 – 11 March CSW Volleyball Senior Tournament, Ākau Tangi / ASB Arena
27 – 31 March Volleyball Nationals, Palmerston North
3 – 4 November CSW Volleyball Junior Tournament, Ākau Tangi / ASB Arena
To be decided with the coachJuniors – Junior A – tops provided and other junior teams - WGC PE top, and mid-thigh bike shorts or WGC PE shorts.
Senior teams, tops provided and mid-thigh bike shorts
(No Nike Pros please or obviously branded shorts)
Seniors
Teams have been trialled in Term 4, 2022, for the Term 1 teams in 2023.

Juniors
Juniors (Year 9 & 10) have the choice of two pathways for volleyball for 2023. You can choose one of the following options. All teams will play in the weekly College Sport Wellington junior competition.

Standard Junior Programme (1 x 1 hour training a week plus one game - training more likely at lunchtime) Students signing up for this programme will be placed into teams – no trials - at the start of the season with others from their form classes and will be allocated student coaches.

OR

Accelerated Programme (The time commitment is much higher with this programme ie 2 x 2 hour trainings a week plus one game - all after school). Students will trial and will be placed in teams after trials are complete.

Trials for those in the Junior Accelerated Programme – Tues 7 & Wed 8 Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Gym 1.
$40 per term ($50 per term for Juniors in the Advanced Programme.)
WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002
Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith Volley
Registration forms are to be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 3 February 2023
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We have one Senior and one Junior team in local and national competitions. Seniors play in Term 1 and Juniors play Term 4. Juniors are welcome to trial for the senior team.Wednesdays 8am – 9am An additional swim training for the team is at Thorndon Pool on Wednesdays 8am-9am starting date TBA.Senior Trial / First Training Date – Sunday 5 February TBC Games are played at Huia Pool or WRAC on Thursdays 7-10 p.m. Seniors: Term 1 Start date TBC Juniors: Term 4 Start date TBC (register in Term 3)WGC Black togs available from the sports office for $80.00 Black Caps supplied by WGC (free of charge). No coloured caps please.$120.00 Pool entry for training and games is additional (approx. $2 per session) WGC Bank Account Number 03 0518-0027013-002 Reference=Student’s name & Sport e.g. Rosie Smith WpoloPlease submit your registration form and make payment by Friday 3 February 2023.