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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 is responsible for all sports outside of classroom hours. We promote and encourage fair play and good sportsmanship at all levels. 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 teams play in the same competition as the trialled teams. We encourage all students to participate and enjoy the sports offered at WGC.

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
Wednesday 18th March at Wellington East Girls’ College
– Volleyball Senior A, Water polo Senior A, Futsal Senior A, Handball Senior A
– (Athletics Relay will take place on Wed 26th Feb – WEGC Athletics Day)

Palmerston North Girls’ High Exchange
Friday 22nd May, at Wellington Girls’ College
– Football 1st X1, Hockey 1st X1, Netball Senior A&B, Junior A, Basketball Senior A, Badminton Senior A

Wellington East Winter Exchange
Thursday 30th July at Wellington East Girls’ College
– Basketball Senior A, Netball Senior A, Football 1st XI, Hockey 1st XI, Badminton Senior A, Underwater Hockey Senior A

Each year a number of our Senior teams go to tournament. These teams are Hockey, Football, Netball, Underwater Hockey, Basketball, Athletics, Rowing, Skiing and Volleyball. Because Junior teams do not go to tournament unless they are exceptional, every 1st team is open to juniors who have the ability to play at that level.

  • Summer Tournament Week –  30th March – 3rd April 2020
  • Winter Tournament Week –  31st August – 4th September 2020
  • Tournaments usually cost between $400 and $800 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 ¾ pants), the black and gold WGC polo shirt, white socks (not black) 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 can not 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

IF YOU PLAY SPORT FOR WGC, THE  BLACK WGC HOODIE (ZIP UP OR PULL OVER) IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM NZ UNIFORMS FOR $70. THIS HOODIE CAN BE USED FOR ALL EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOL, BUT IT IS NOT PART OF THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL UNIFORM. SOME STUDENTS ALREADY HAVE A BLACK HOODIE WITH THE GOLD WGC LOGO, AND THAT IS ACCEPTABLE.

SPORTS SHOES
When 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.

Our Sports

School Athletics Day Newtown Park Friday 21st February 2020

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 Thursday 5th March Newtown Park will be selected from the times recorded (not race placings) at the WGC Athletics Day.

Those athletes who qualify from the Zone competition will participate in the CSW Regional Championships Thursday 12th March at Newtown Park.

The Wellington Secondary Schools Team will then be selected to compete in the North Island Championships being held 3rd-5th April, Porritt Stadium, Hamilton.

Nationals are scheduled for 4th- 6th of December, 2020 at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga. (WGC will do entries but we don’t organise a team. Individuals must make their own arrangements.)

Training
Personal programme
Uniform
Black shorts
WGC athletics singlets, available from the sports office. These can be borrowed for one-off events.


Badminton is played at both a competitive and social level for inter-school competition for all age groups. Teams are made up of roughly 6 students and at least 4 must attend every match. Students may select their own teams.

WGC Badminton Convenor
Jayesh Morar
jayesh.morar@wgc.school.nz

Registration
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payments made by Friday 27th March 2020.
Training
1 lunchtime per week or before school optional.
Students must bring their own rackets.
Competition
May-August
Junior (Year 9 & 10 only) Thursday afternoons 4 – 6 pm
Senior (Year 11, 12 & 13) Friday afternoons 4 – 6pm

The Senior A team will compete in the East Exchange.

CSW – Junior Champs – 29th July, Haitaitai

CSW – Open Singles Champs – 12th August, Hataitai

Trials for the Senior A and Junior A teams are held in March.

Senior A trials are open to all year levels.

Venues
Various Secondary Schools in Wellington and Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Uniform
Senior A skirt and top provided
All other teams WGC P.E. uniform, white socks and sports shoes.
Equipment
You must have your own badminton racquet.
WGC provides shuttlecocks

Cost
$50.00

Trials will be held for the Senior A and B teams and the 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 team (see below for details). Juniors are welcome to trial to for the Senior A team.

Competition
Games are played in school gyms in the greater Wellington area during Terms 2 and 3. The Senior A & B teams also play regularly at the ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.

Senior A competes in:

2nd – 5th September, Premier AA Regional tournament, Wellington

28th Sept 3rd Oct, NZ Secondary Schools Basketball Nationals, (if qualified), Palmerston North

Juniors (Year 9 & 10) play Tuesdays 4pm – 8pm, Seniors play Fridays 6pm – 9pm

For 2020, students will have the opportunity to play for both the Senior A Netball team and the Senior A Basketball team. There will be conditions to playing in both top teams which will be discussed between players, coaches, parents and the sports office. Our coaches and the school will be working closely together during the season to ensure the players wellbeing, both mentally and physically, are well cared for.

Trials (all at WGC Gym 1)
Saturday 22nd February
Seniors (Year 11-13) 2pm – 4pm
Juniors (Year 9&10) 4pm – 6pm

Saturday 8th March
Seniors (Year 11-13) 2pm – 4pm
Juniors (Year 9&10) 4pm – 6pm

Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team.

Social Basketball Teams
If students want to make up a social team, each player has to complete an online registration by Friday 6th March. Social teams still play in the normal competition. One team registration form (available online) must also be submitted by Friday 6th March.

Each social team must have at least 2 parents willing to manage the team and attend weekly games, as well as a referee who can officiate weekly games.

Cost
$115.00 (includes the weekly compulsory referee fee)

Trainings
To be held in the WGC Gyms

Uniform
Senior A & B teams: singlet and shorts supplied, white socks, sports shoes

All other teams: Black WGC PE shorts, white socks and sports shoes. Singlets are provided for all teams.

Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 21st February.

Term 1 Only

Training
Once a week Tuesday 3.30pm 5.30pm on WGC field
First training Tuesday 4th Feb 3.30pm on the WGC field (all welcome)

Competition
Thursdays 4pm at venues around Wellington and Hutt Valley
1st & 2nd April Venus Cup Girls Wellington Tournament

Cost
$55.00

Uniform
WGC PE Top / Black pants (provided)
Forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 31st January.

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 2 4km.

Training
Optional The Runners Club operates on Mondays at lunchtime. A teacher will take the girls to either to the Botanical Gardens or to 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.

Competition
6th May – CSW Scottish Cross Country Relays, Karori Park
27th May – CSW Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt
5th August – CSW Road Race Relays, Trentham
20th & 21st June – National Cross Country Champs, Hawera

(Note Nationals WGC will organise entries for students who wish to attend. 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.)

Cost
$130.00 (Covers entry fees and transport by shuttle to and from the local competitions)

Uniform
Plain black shorts, WGC athletic singlet (supplied), white socks, sports shoes.

Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 27th March.

Selections for the Term 1 2020 Dragonboating team have been completed.

Wellington Girls’ College will enter the one crew into the interschool Dragon Boat Competitions.

The crew will take part in three events:

Harbour Fun Day – Saturday 8th February 2020
Dragonboat Festival – Sunday 8th March 2020
Dragonboat Nationals – Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 27th & 28th March, 2020

Training
Monday and Wednesdays for 4 weeks starting 10th February, 5pm-6pm at the Lagoon.

Uniform
WGC singlet (supplied)
Plain black shorts. Knee pads recommended.
Thermal BLACK only

Cost
$130.00 (includes competition and training fees) but not the cost to attend Nationals.
There will be an additional cost of a team t-shirt should you wish to purchase one.

Registration
Once selected in the team, you must submit a registration form online and pay.

Floorball (like indoor hockey) is open to all year groups, and students make up their own teams with friends or sign up individually and are 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 ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirine.

Uniform
WGC PE shorts and top, white socks and trainers

Competition
Start date Thursday 20th February
Played on Thursdays between 5pm 7pm
Nationals 4th & 5th April, ASB Centre, Wellington

Cost
$55.00

Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 7th February.
One team form must also be submitted online if you are making up your own team.

“Give it a Go” sessions will be held in WGC Gym 1 – dates TBA

Trials
Tuesday 11th Feb at 3:30pm 5:30pm in Gym 2

WGC Football teams play in the mid-week interschool competition. The 1st XI will also compete at the National Premier Tournament (31st August 4th September, Taupo).

WGC Football is not affiliated, associated, endorses or is in any way officially connected with any particular football club or academy.

Students Year 10 and above, may make up a social 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 social teams.

1st XI
Competition
Division 1, played Wednesday 4.30pm onwards on artificial turf, usually Wakefield Park
Training
Mondays 3.30pm – 5.30pm WGC Field
Team
Open to Seniors and Juniors
Uniform
Tops & Shorts supplied. Two pairs of socks need to be purchased from the NZ Uniforms shop WGC black & gold socks and plain gold alternate socks.

2nd & 3rd XI
Competition
Division 2 played Wed 4pm onwards at local grounds or artificial turf
Training
TBA – WGC Field
Team
2nd XI – Senior and Juniors
3rd XI – Seniors Only
Uniform
Tops provided, black WGC PE shorts. WGC black & gold playing socks are compulsory.

Junior A, B & C
Competition
Junior Regional Division 1, played Wednesday 4pm at Wellington schools
Training
TBA WGC Field
Team
Juniors (Year 9 & 10) only
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.

Social Teams
Competition
To be discussed with the Sports Office
Division 3 plays Tuesdays at 4pm at local grounds
Division 2 plays Wednesdays at 4pm at local grounds
Uniform
Social teams may supply their own team shirt (all the same) 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.
Cost
$85.00

Trials
The 1st & 2nd XI squads are open to Juniors and Seniors.
Any Senior not placed in the 1st or 2nd XI teams will play in the 3rd XI.
Any Juniors not placed in the 1st or 2nd XI teams after Trials 1 & 2, will need to trial for the junior squads.

Trial 1
Sunday 16th February – WGC Field (wet or fine)
Juniors (Year 9 & 10) 9.30am – 11.30am
Players will be split into four un-graded groups. Each group will complete one of four skill stations set up around the field and then rotate to the next station. Scores/times/ability/attitudes will be recorded.

Seniors (Year 11-13) Noon 2pm
Girls will play small sided games.

Please arrive early to register. Please bring drink bottles and snacks, and sunblock.

Trial 2
Girls will be invited to attend this trial which is to select the 1st & 2nd XI Teams
Sunday 23rd Feb – St Pats College Turf, Kilbirnie 9am – 11am
Short games on a full sized turf
All trialists in preferred positions where possible

Trial 3
For Juniors only
Sunday 8th March – WGC Field 9.30am – 11.30am
If you are unable to attend one or more of the trials, please let the Sports Office know.

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 – Tuesday 4th February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Senior A trial – Tuesday 4th February 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Social Teams
Each player needs to submit an individual online form and the team needs to complete ONE team form, also available online.
Competition:
ASB Sports Arena, Kilbirnie
Seniors: Mondays 4pm – 9pm
Juniors: Fridays 4pm – 9pm
Uniform:
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.
Cost:
$60.00 (per term)

Registration Forms must be completed online, and payment made, by Friday 7th February.

This sport is open to all year groups. It is played in Term 1 for Seniors and Term 4 for Juniors. (Registration for Juniors will be open in Term 3). If any juniors play in the senior team, they will need to pay the registration fee again in Term 4.

Training:
Mondays 3.30 – 5.30pm at WGC Gym 1
Senior First Training / Trial (Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team)
Monday 3rd February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Gym 1
Competition:
Fridays at ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie
Uniform:
WGC top supplied for Senior A (Juniors wear PE top) and black bike shorts, white socks and appropriate shoes.

Cost:
$60.00

Registration Forms for the SENIOR team must be completed online, and payment made by Friday 7th February.

The school will have 5 or 6 selected teams. Only those who attend the trials will make a team. Teams train and play on turf during Terms 2 & 3.

Trials
All trials will take place at the National Hockey Stadium, Mt Albert Road, Berhamphore.

The trial details are as follows:
The trial process will run in two stages, so that every player is seen at least twice.

The first trial will be split into two parts; Trial A and Trial B. Trial A is a trial for all new (Year 9 and new-to-school) players as well as 2019’s 4th, 5th and 6th XI returning players. This helps identify where the new players sit skill-wise as well as measuring them against players who already have at least a year of secondary school hockey. Returning 4th, 5th and 6th XI members will be given a chance to show development and improvements in an area where they are not directly competing against 1st XI players. This trial will run for 90 minutes. Directly after this trial there will be a trial for returning 3rd, 2nd and 1st XI players to assess where improvements have been made, and where gaps may be, which will also run for 90 minutes.

This first trial will be relatively skill based, with a number of small drills testing different skills and followed up with a number of 6 a-side games in small areas. Selectors will be ranking skill between 1-5 and making comments, both praising good skill and highlighting areas for improvement.

The second trial will then also be split in two parts; trial C and trial D. Trial C will run for the first 90 minutes and will be a trial for prospective 4th and 5th XI players (and 6th XI depending on numbers). This will help place players into a team with other players of similar abilities. Stand out players from this trial will be asked to stay on for the following trial (trial D) if need be. Trial D will be for prospective 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI players where the selectors will be looking to place players into their relevant squads; this will also run for 90 minutes.

This trial will consist of a number of short 11 a-side games where selectors will look and see how players play in games, focusing on gameplay skills, positional aspects and ability to play with other people.

Fitness will not be tested at either trial by ways of a fitness test as the hockey season is a long and hard two terms and you should not be at peak fitness by trials. This also shows that you’ve had a break from hockey or taken up another sport over summer. However, a base level of fitness will be required to impress during the drills and games to allow us to see you play at your potential.

From these two trials the selectors will go over the notes and will name squads for the 5 or 6 teams. They will allow for some movement as the 1st XI will name a bigger squad to take away to pre-season games. Shortly after, final teams will be announced. It is important to note that previous years’ teams will not be taken into consideration when choosing teams and will only be used to split the first trial up. The teams will be made up of the best 13-16 players available for that team.

Selectors:
Selectors will be made up of a mixture of WGC Hockey coaches, previous WGC 1st XI players and outside independent selectors. The trials will be supported by senior Year 13 players to help run each drill. Goalies will be assessed by an independent goalie/goalie coach where possible to provide more expert opinion. If the selector happens to be a parent as well, then they will not be grading their daughter in any way. Final decisions will be made by the WGC Hockey Convenor and coaches with support from the WGC Sports Office.

Trial Dates are:

Trial A (new players, 2020 year 9’s and returning players from 2019’s 4th, 5th & 6th XIs)
Sunday 15th March (NHS 3) – 5 00pm – 6.30pm

Trial B (returning players from 2019’s 3rd, 2nd and 1st XIs)
Sunday 15th March (NHS 3) 6.30pm – 8 00pm
Trial C (prospective 4th, 5th and 6th XI players)
Sunday 22nd March (NHS 3) 5 00pm – 6.30pm
Trial D (prospective 3rd, 2nd and 1st XI players)
Sunday 22nd March (NHS 3) 6 30pm – 8 00pm

Training
1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI train at NHS – Monday evenings, time TBA
All other teams train on the WGC turf. Training times will be confirmed once teams are selected and coaches appointed.

Competition Dates:
The first games of the season will kick off the week beginning Monday April 27th with grades playing on the following nights;
Premier 1 & 2 Friday night
Premier 3 Thursday nights
Reserve 1 & 2 Tuesday nights

The 1st XI team will be involved in sports exchanges and is required to attend the National tournament in the Napier, 31st August 4th Sept.

Uniform:
1st XI, 2nd X1: Dresses provided, Gold socks and WGC black & gold socks for 1st XI
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th XI: 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.

WGC1st and 2nd XI Hockey Teams:
In 2020, Hockey NZ is making changes to the structure of hockey in NZ, including the pathways for developing players. It wants to decrease the drop off in players between Year 13 and first year out of school, and also widen the base of players for their high performance programmes. Now Capital Hockey is no longer, the onus is on the associations and schools to develop these players. Wellington Hockey Association (WHA) is particularly conscious of addressing the over-loading of secondary school players which leads to injury, burn-out, and drop-off.

WGC is the region’s leading provider of association and national age group representatives. We have looked at how we can support WHA in ensuring we’re developing quality athletes who love the game and aren’t burnt out by the end of the season. The current load on players playing school, club and reps is too high, with players then having to lower their training/playing intensity to be able to manage the amount of trainings and games.

WHA is launching an academy programme in 2020 which will take the top handful of athletes in each age bracket, to train throughout the season. These players will play for their school, for Wellington, and train with the academy, but they will be removed from playing club for the year.

The school will attempt to mirror this programme with the 1st and 2nd XI teams training 2 or 3 times a week; a team session, a combined 1st & 2nd skill-based session plus 1 strength and conditioning session. By offering 3 sessions a week, we can manage the players’ loads better, and offer more chance of personal development. Those players involved with the WHA academy would miss the school skill-based session.

WGC strongly discourages players, who intend to be involved in a Wellington rep campaign (U15s / U18s), to also be involved in club hockey for the year. The total load on players combining rep and school programmes would then align with WHA’s recommended load on players. The changes in the school are to ensure we put the welfare of the players first, in an environment where they can develop and love the game.

WHA Youth Athlete Guidelines for reference

Cost:
$220.00 (cost includes team registration and turf fees). There will be a $40 refund to players selected in the 4th, 5th and 6th XI as they don’t train on the NHS turf.

Registration:
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 21st February, 2020.

The school enters Ki-o-Rahi teams in local 1-day tournaments organised by CSW. If you are interested in joining a team, please register via the online registration form.

Training:
TBA

Trials:
Please watch Community News for further information

Competition:
CSW Senior Tournament – 22nd September – venue Naenae College
CSW Junior Tournament – 18th November – venue TBA

Uniform:
WGC PE uniform/ WGC sports singlets (supplied)

Cost:
TBA

Lacrosse has grown in popularity at WGC in the past few years. The competition is run by Lacrosse Wellington who also provides the coaches. It is played in Terms 2 & 3.

Lacrosse Wellington also offer stick hire.

Training:
WGC Field / Turf – Times to be worked out with coaches

Competition:
Sunday mornings at Boyd Wilson Field, Victoria University (TBC)

Uniform:
WGC PE gear

Cost: $55.00

Registration Forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 13th March.

In conjunction with Wilton Bowling Club, we are offering recreational Lawn Bowls for Term 1, for all year groups (4 weeks only).

Session Times:
Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March
4-5pm at Wilton Bowling Club

Clothing:
Sports clothing and footwear

Transport:
Girls will take shuttles to the Wilton Bowling Club but must make their own way home.

Cost:
$40 (Covers shuttle costs to the Wilton Bowling Club)

Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 21st February.

WGC has the largest number of teams of any school or club competing in the Wellington Netball Centre competition, with 47 teams competing in 2019.

Competition:
Teams play either at the indoor venue at the Kilbirnie ASB Sports Arena or outdoors at the Hataitai netball courts on Saturdays. The time of the 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 3 teams play in the Women’s Premier Competition. Premier and College competition commences early May and goes through until the end of August.

The Senior A team will compete in:
CSW Premier tournament – 14th May, ASB Arena
Regional Secondary Schools League (RSSL) – Term 3
Lower North Island Tournament – 31st August-4th September, Hastings
NZ Secondary Schools Nationals 6th-9th October, Porirua (if qualified)

The Junior A team will compete in the CSW Junior tournament at ASB Sport Centre on 6th August and the Senior A, B and Junior A teams will be involved in various interschool exchanges.

Uniform:
Senior A and B dresses supplied. Senior C, 11A and Junior A, tops supplied and 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 bag are supplied to all teams and must be returned at the end of the season.

Top Team Selections:
For 2020, students will have the opportunity to play for both the Senior A Netball team and the Senior A Basketball team. There will be conditions to playing in both top teams which will be discussed between players, coaches, parents and the sports office. Our coaches and the school will be working closely together during the season to ensure the players wellbeing, both mentally and physically, are well cared for.

Trials (all held at WGC)

NETBALL SELECTION PROCESS
The process begins for year 9s with a “pre-trial” run by the Sports Office during a PE class. A number of simple netball drills are completed by the small group and they are graded into 4 ability groups, 1, 2, 3 and 4. This is purely a starting point. Past netball history is not taken into account on purpose, as many girls have possibly missed out on rep teams unfairly and vice versa. There is also a huge change physically in girls from one season to another. We like to give everyone a fair chance. This grading then gives a rough platform for the first trial.

On the registration form, girls have been asked for their favourite 2 positions and a 3rd position is optional. Girls are then put into trial teams in their first position where possible. The same 14 girls are kept on the court for about 30mins. With about 10 mins to go, selectors stop the game and ask if girls would like to trial at another position.

Selectors, working in pairs, grade groups 1 – 5. Two courts run at the same time and a moderator moves between courts to ensure the selectors are marking at the same level. At the second trial the girls have then been sorted into 5 groups, and the same process is used. Selectors grade 1-5 again but with a + and option so when it comes to making up the teams there are 15 levels of grading and we know who is slightly better than the others.

Year 10s through to seniors are done in a similar fashion. Depending on the team they were in last year, and how they performed in that team, the girls are pre-graded 1-5. Selectors then have a starting point for the trials which continue as above. There is plenty of movement between grades as girls often grow, become more co-ordinated and “find their feet” from season to season.

The netball convenors then put 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.

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. Independent convenors will place girls into teams.

SENIORS:
Senior Trial # 1 Tues 18th February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Senior Trial # 2 Thurs 20th February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Senior Trial # 3 Tues 25th February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf

We would recommend that trialists get to at least 2 out of these 3 trials.

Senior A & B only  – trial Tuesday 25th February at approximately 5.30pm – to follow to # 3 Senior Trial. Brook Court.
(Students will be invited to this trial)

JUNIORS (Year 9 & 10)
Junior Trial # 1 Saturday 7th March meet in Gym 1
Year 9s 9am – Noon
Year 10s 1pm – 4pm

Junior Trial # 2 Saturday 21st March meet in Gym 1
Year 10s 9am – Noon
Year 9s 1pm – 4pm

Junior A only – trial Monday 23rd March 3.30pm
(Students will be invited to this trial)

Year 9 & 10 WGC Grading Tournament (held at WGC)
Saturday 4th April 8.30am 12:30pm

All Year 9 & 10 players are expected to be available for this mini tournament. It is held at school. Junior players will be in provisional teams until then. Selectors will use this opportunity to ensure players have been placed accurately in teams based upon their ability and performance in trials.

Social Teams:
Year 10 – 13 students can make up their own team of 10 players (no less) plus appoint a parent manager, in consultation with the Sports Office. Social teams play in the same competition and grades as other teams. 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 online but each player still needs to complete their own registration form online and pay the fee. Teams will not be entered until ALL players have registered and paid.

Coaching:
We are always in need of coaches and managers. Coaching support is provided before and during the season. Please indicate your interest on your daughter’s registration form. Netball Wellington runs excellent coaching courses. See the details on their website http://netballwellington.co.nz and register early. Senior students who wish to coach should register their interest by completing the ‘Student Coach Form‘. There will be courses held at school for senior students wanting to coach. Student coaches will be expected to help at the Junior tournament on Saturday 4th April and attend a short coaching clinic in the afternoon.

Umpiring:
Umpiring is compulsory for Collegiate 1 grade players and above. If you are a parent who is considering doing some umpiring, please see Netball Wellington’s website for information on their umpiring courses.

Cost:
$150. This must be paid before trials. If students are selected in a team that ends up playing outdoors at Hataitai, $20 will be refunded.

Registration Forms must be completed online, and payment made, Friday 14th February.

WCG enters a number of orienteering events throughout the year. Please watch the daily notices for meeting times.

Training:
Runners’ Club Monday lunchtime (please register) or / and your own training.

Competition:
15th March – CSW Championship Series begins
22nd – 24th April Pukekohe North Island Champs
16th – 18th July Napier / Hastings Nationals

Uniform:
WGC running singlet and black shorts

Cost:
Entry Fee and travel costs to be advised.

Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 7th February, 2020.

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 weather), camps in September/October 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 season based on the time and energy required.

Approximately 12 new rowers (Novices year 9) begin in September October of each year. Watch the Daily Notices and the Sports Notice Board in Term 2 or 3 for trial information.

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 least one camp or regatta per season.

Training:
For Novices, summer training usually involves 4 – 5 sessions a week. These sessions are 2 hours long and involve rowing on the harbour or doing fitness training in the Boat Club. They are generally held from 6am – 8am or 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. There is a one-week training camp held every year during the summer holidays.

Competitions:
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, Lake Horowhenua, 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).

Only Junior and Senior crews attend Maadi Cup.

Uniform:
Star Boating Club uniform (unitard) for club events. WGC Rowing uniform (unitard) for inter school events.

Cost:
Rowing incurs considerable costs. The season fees are approximately $3,800 – $4,300 per rower plus an estimated $500 for uniform. An additional $800 – $1,500 for Junior & Seniors who attend Maadi.

More information can be found in the Rowing Handbook.

For the first part of the year WGC will be focussing on building up player skillsets with a development programme in the first part of 2020.
Continuing on from 2019 we will be building on our 10 aside game with the hopes to build to 15 aside.
The format for 2020 competitions has yet to be finalised by Wellington Rugby.

Give it a Go Sessions:
We will be running 4 x Give it a Go sessions, on the field at WGC. All year groups are welcome.

Tuesday 18th February 12.45pm
Tuesday 25th February 12.45pm
Tuesday 3rd March 12.45pm
Tuesday 10th March 12.45pm

Please register your interest in the Rugby Give it a Go Sessions and the Term 2 & 3 10-aside competition, via the WGC Register link.

We have a great Coach who helps develop our players in a safe and fun environment so look forward to having you join us in 2020.

Runners Club operates on Mondays at lunchtime. A teacher 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 will be near the groups and will have a mobile.

Runners Club is open to all year groups and is free of charge.

The school enters one or two teams of 5 experienced skiers in the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championships held at Turoa in mid September.
Please register your expression of interest online via the sports website if you would like to receive more information closer to the time.

Team:
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.

Competition:
3-day event, racing through gates
Day 1. Individually timed
Day 2. Paired racing on a dual slalom course
Day 3. Back-up day

Uniform:
Girls supply their own gear.

Cost:
$500 per skier approximately (after team selection) for the competition and ski passes. Travel, accommodation and food are additional.

The school swimming champs will be run at the same time as the House swimming sports. The champs are open to any students at any level.

Individuals may wish to attend NI Secondary School Championships and Nationals. We do not travel as a team to these events.

Competition:
WGC Swimming Championships – 13th March, Thorndon Pool
CSW Individual Champs –  26th June, Huia Pool
CSW Huia Cup Relays – 23rd September, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool)
North Island SS Champs – 30th May, Palmerston North
Nationals SS Champs – 20th 23rd August, Hamilton

Training:
Most top swimmers belong to clubs and have personal programmes. Contact your local pool for details about this.

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 reasonable standard ie serve correctly and to score their own games. Each match now comprises of 2 singles and 1 doubles only so a team can be 2-4 players.

All grades are played at schools in the Wellington area, Mitchell Park or at the Renouf Centre.

Competition:
Thursdays, 4pm February – April

Equipment:
For competition – own racquet. Balls supplied.

Costs:
$45.00

Uniform:
Junior Team Sports Gear

Regional Tournaments at Renouf:
11th March – CSW Open Champs
18th Nov – CSW Junior Champs

JUNIORS ONLY

Training:
To be arranged with the coach.

Competition:
2 games per night for 3 weeks (Tuesdays) at Wakefield Park, Adelaide Road, Berhamphore
Competition Days – Tuesdays, Start date TBA

Uniform:
WGC PE shorts and tops

Cost:
$50.00 (Includes a shuttle from WGC to the game only. Girls must be picked up from Wakefield Park).

Registration forms for Term 1 Touch must be completed online, and payment made, by Friday 7th Feb.

UWH is a fun, fast paced game played under water in Terms 2 & 3. You wear a mask, snorkel, and flippers and with your team mates, you push a puck across the bottom of the pool to score a goal.

Trials:
Kilbirnie Pool (WRAC) – Sunday 1st March 8.30am start

If you have not played before and would like to give it go, please come along to the session

See it in action

Training:
At WRAC Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie
Sunday mornings in the deep pool, 9am onwards
One swim training a week

Equipment:
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.

Competition:
Tuesday evenings at Kilbirnie (WRAC) for Seniors. Friday evenings for Juniors.
26th – 28th June Central Region Championships, Wellington (Qualifying for Nationals)
3rd – 6th September UWH Secondary Schools Nationals

Nationals is for the Senior team only if they qualify at Centrals. The Junior team must be placed in the top 3 at Centrals to attend Nationals.

Uniform:
Own swimwear team togs to be organised once team confirmed.
WGC caps supplied

Cost:
$180.00 (Includes team registration, and pool hire for games and training. Pool entry will still need to be paid)

Registration forms are to be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 21st February.

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 Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Competition:
Juniors play on Wednesdays from 4pm at schools in Wellington
Seniors play on Friday evenings at schools in Wellington

Trainings:
To be decided with the coach

Uniform:
Juniors – 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)

Trials:
Seniors (Yr 11-13) Gym 1:

Wednesday 29th January 3.30pm – 6pm
Thursday 30th January 3.30pm – 6pm
(Please note – Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team)

Juniors (Yr 9-10) Gym 1:

OPEN SESSION FOR ANY JUNIORS WHO WANT A PRACTICE
FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY
BOTH LUNCHTIME AND / OR 3.30PM – 5.30PM

Trial # 1 – Monday 3rd February Lunchtime – all Year 9s and any Year 10s who have not played before
Trial # 2 – Tuesday 4th February Lunchtime – Years 10s who played in the WGC 5 – WGC 8 teams in 2019
Trial # 3 – Wednesday 5th February 3.30pm – 5.30pm – Year 10s who played in the WGC 1 – WGC 4 teams in 2019
Trial # 4 – Friday 7th February Lunchtime – all Juniors (if needed)

Cost:
$50 for the year

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.

Training:
Sundays 9am – 11am, Kilbirnie Pool (WRAC) start date Sunday 26th January 2020.
An additional swim training for the team is at Thorndon Pool on Wednesdays 8am-9am starting date TBA.

Trial:
Senior Trial / First Training Date – Sunday 26th January 9am – 11am

Competition:
Games are played at Huia Pool or WRAC on Thursdays 7-10 p.m.
Juniors Competition is October and November

Uniform:
WGC Black togs available from the sports office for $80.00
Caps supplied by WGC (free of charge)

Cost:
$160

Pool entry for training and games is additional. Students playing for the senior and junior teams need to pay the fees for each term as they are separate competitions.

Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by 7th February 2020.