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 2021
Friday 9th April at Wellington Girls’ College
– Volleyball Senior A, Water polo Senior A, Futsal Senior A, Handball Senior A
(Athletics Relay will take place on Friday 19th Feb – WGC Athletics Day)
Palmerston North Girls’ High Exchange 2021
Thursday 27th May at PNGHS Wellington Girls’ College
– Football 1st X1, Hockey 1st X1, Netball Senior A&B and Junior A, Basketball Senior A
Wellington East Winter Exchange 2021
Friday 13th August at Wellington 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, Cross Country, 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.
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.
All items are available from NZ Uniforms, 168 Thorndon Quay.
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.
School Athletics Day, Newtown Park, Friday 19th February 2021
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 Zone is on Thursday 4th March.
Those athletes who qualify from the Zone competition will participate in the CSW Regional Championships, at Newtown Park, Thursday 11th March.
The Wellington Secondary Schools Team will then be selected to compete in the North Island Championships, 9th – 11th April, Hamilton.
Nationals are scheduled 3rd – 5th December, Inglewood. (WGC will enter students but we don’t organise a team. Individuals must make their own arrangements.)
Black shorts – plain
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 at least students and at least 4 must attend every match. Students may select their own teams.
WGC Badminton Convenor
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payments made by Friday 12th March 2021.
If you’re new to badminton and want to learn how to play and score before the season begins please come to Gym 1 at lunch on Thursdays 25 March and 8 April. Everyone welcome and gear will be supplied.
1 lunchtime per week for Senior A and Junior A teams
Students must bring their own rackets.
Senior Trials – Thursday 11th March in Gym 1, Lunchtime (Senior A trials are open to all year levels)
Junior Trials – Friday 12th March in Gym 1, Lunchtime
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 – 4th August, Hataitai
CSW – Open Singles Champs – 11th August, Hataitai
Various Secondary Schools in Wellington and Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Senior A – black skirt and top provided
All other teams WGC P.E. uniform, white socks and sports shoes.
You must have your own badminton racquet.
WGC provides shuttlecocks and scoresheets.
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 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 ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.
Senior A competes in:
1st – 4th September, Premier AA Regional tournament, Wellington
4th – 9th October, NZ Secondary Schools Basketball Nationals, (if qualified), Palmerston North
Juniors (Year 9 & 10) play Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm, Seniors play Fridays 6pm – 9pm
Students are able 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 is well cared for.
Open Run for all WGC Basketballers – Juniors & Seniors – ALL WELCOME
Sunday 14th March and 21st March 4pm – 5.30pm WGC Gym 1
Trials (all at WGC Gym 1)
Sunday 28th March
Juniors (Year 9&10) 3pm – 4.30pm
Seniors (Year 11-13) 4.30pm – 6pm
Tuesday 30th March
Juniors (Year 9 &10) 3.30pm – 5pm
Seniors (Year 11-13) 5pm – 6.30pm
Social Basketball Teams
If students want to make up a social team, each player has to complete an online registration by Friday 12th March. Social teams still play in the normal competition. One team registration form (available online) must also be submitted by Friday 12th March.
Each social 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 scorebench will be run by WGC senior students for home games.
$130.00 (includes the weekly referee fee and scorebench costs)
To be held in the WGC Gyms
Senior 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 19th February 2021.
Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm on WGC cricket nets / turf
First training: Tuesday 2nd Feb 3.30pm on the WGC turf (all welcome)
Thursdays 4pm at venues around Wellington and Hutt Valley, starting 11th Feb, 2021
24th – 26th March, Venus Cup Girls Wellington Tournament
WGC PE Top / Black pants (provided), WGC Cap
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made, by Friday 29th January 2021.
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.
12th May – CSW Scottish Cross Country Relays, Karori Park
26th May – CSW Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt
TBA – CSW Road Race Relays, Trentham
19th & 20th June – National Cross Country Champs, Hawera
(Note: WGC will organise entries only, 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.)
$130.00 (Covers entry fees and transport by shuttle to and from the local competitions)
Plain black shorts, WGC athletic singlet (supplied), white socks, sports shoes.
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 26th March 2021.
The 2021 Dragonboating team will be trialled in Term 4, 2020 and final selections will be made late January 2021.
The crew will take part in three events:
Harbour Fun Day – Saturday 20th February, 2021
Dragonboat Festival – Sunday 7th March 2021
Dragonboat Nationals – 26th & 27th March 2021, Lake Hood, Ashburton
Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks starting Wed 3rd Feb, 5pm-6pm at the Lagoon.
(Wed 3rd Feb, Wed 10th Feb, Mon 15th Feb, Weds 17th Feb, Mon 22nd Feb, Wed 24th Feb, Mon 1st March and Wed 3rd March) No training on Waitangi Day.
WGC singlet (supplied)
Plain black shorts. Knee pads recommended.
Thermal BLACK only
$140.00 (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.
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 Kilbirnie.
WGC PE shorts and top, white socks and trainers
Dates: Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, at the ASB Kilbirnie
Nationals 27th & 28th March, ASB Wellington
$55.00 per term
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 5th February 2021.
One team form must also be submitted online if you are making up your own team.
Tuesday 9th Feb at 3:30pm – 5:30pm in 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 Floorball team or want to be placed in a social team.)
WGC Football is not affiliated, associated, endorses or is in any way officially connected with any particular football club or academy.
The 1st and 2nd X1 teams are open to all senior and junior players. 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 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, 2nd, 3rd X1 and Junior A – Wednesdays 4pm onwards, starting 5th May
Junior B & C – Tuesdays 4pm onwards, starting 11th May
1st XI Training
Mondays 3.30pm – 5.30pm WGC Field
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 & Junior A (4th X1)
Tops provided, black WGC PE shorts (no exception). WGC black & gold playing socks are compulsory and can be purchased from the NZ Uniforms shop.
Junior B & C (Year 9 & 10 only)
TBA WGC Field
WGC PE uniform, tops and shorts (no exception). WGC black & gold playing socks are compulsory and can be purchased from the NZ Uniforms shop.
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
Social 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.
Wednesday 17th March – WGC Field 7.30am – 9.15am
All Juniors (except those Year 9s in 2020, who played in the 1st or 2nd X1 teams) – Skills session and small sided games.
Sunday 21st March – St Pats Town College Turf 9am – Noon
Seniors who want to trial for the 1sts or 2nds (and Invited Juniors ie we will contact juniors after the trial on the 17th who we would like to see at this trial).
This is the only trial for 1st X1.
Sunday 28th March – St Pats Town College Turf
9am – 10.30am
Seniors (and Invited Juniors for possible inclusion in the 2nds) trailing for 2nds & 3rds (1st X1 already will have been named)
10.30am – Noon
All Juniors NOT already selected in the 1st or 2nd X1s
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 26th February 2021.
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 5th February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Senior A trial – Friday 5th 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, also available online. The team will not be entered into the competition until all members have registered and paid by Wednesday 10th February 2021.
Meeting for all students who would like to be placed in a team – Tuesday, February 9th Lunchtime in Gym 1.
Note – Term 4, ALL teams will be social teams that students must arrange themselves. The captain will need to register the team, and all members need to register individually and pay.
ASB Sports Arena, Kilbirnie
Seniors: Mondays 4pm – 9pm
Juniors: Fridays 4pm – 9pm
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.
– Regionals – 17th March, Wellington
– Nationals – 22nd – 26th March, Wellington
$70.00 (per term)
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made, by Friday 5th February 2021, or by 10th February 2021 if playing social.
Events – Get to Go Challenge, Multi sport
Please register your Expression of Interest via the Registration Form.
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.
Senior First Training / Trial (Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team)
Thursday 11th Feb 3.30pm – 5pm Gym 2
Monday Lunchtimes at WGC Gym 1 from 15th February.
Mondays at Wellington East College Gym 4.30pm – 7pm
WGC top supplied for Senior A and black bike shorts, white socks and appropriate shoes.
Registration Forms for the SENIOR team must be completed online, and payment made by Friday 5th February 2021.
The school will have 7 or 8 selected teams. Teams train and play on turf during Terms 2 & 3.
Pre-Season Sessions – these will be run in Term 1 at the WGC turf. More information will be released on the sessions in Term 1.
1st X1 Commitments
TRIALS 1ST X1 ONLY (NHS 3)
Sunday 21st February, 4-6pm NHS 3 (open to all year groups)
Sunday 28th February 4-6pm NHS 3 (players will be invited to this trial)
This team plays at a very high standard.
TRIALS 2ND – 7TH X1 (All NHS 3)
Sunday 14th March 4-6pm
New players to the school for 2021 and returning players from 2020’s 5th, 6th & 7th XIs.
Sunday 14th March 6-8pm
Returning players from 2020s 2nds, 3rds & 4th X1s.
Sunday 21st March 4-6pm
Prospective 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th XI players – invited
Sunday 21st March 6pm – 8pm
Prospective 4th, 3rd , 2nd team players – invited
1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI train at NHS – Monday evenings, time 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 night
Premier 3 Thursday nights
Reserve 1 & 2 Tuesday nights
The 1st XI team will be involved in sports exchanges and the National Fed Cup tournament in Napier, 30th August to 4th September.
If you would you like to play in a 7-aside team with a group of your friends, instead of a trialled 11-aside team, please indicate that on the Registration Form.
1st XI, 2nd X1: Dresses provided, Gold socks and WGC black & gold socks for 1st XI.
3rd , 4th , 5th, 6th & 7th 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.
WGC 1st and 2nd XI Hockey Teams:
In 2020, Hockey NZ made changes to the structure of hockey in NZ, including the pathways for developing players. It wanted 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 no longer exists, 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 launched an academy programme in 2020 which takes 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 chances of personal development. Those players involved with the WHA academy would miss the school skill-based session.
WGC discourages players, from being involved in the Wellington rep campaign (U15s / U18s), to also be involved in club hockey. 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.
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 19th February, 2021.
The school enters Ki-O-Rahi teams in local 1-day tournaments organised by College Sport Wellington. If you are interested in joining a team, please register via the online registration form.
CSW Senior Tournament – 29th Sept, Venue TBA
CSW Junior Tournament – 10th Nov, Venue TBA
WGC PE uniform/ WGC sports singlets (supplied)
The competition is run by Lacrosse Wellington who also provides the coaches. It is played in Terms 2 & 3.
Lacrosse Wellington also offers stick hire.
WGC Field / Turf – Times to be worked out with coaches
Sunday mornings at Boyd Wilson Field, Victoria University (TBC)
WGC PE gear
Registration Forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 12th March 2021.
In conjunction with Wilton Bowling Club, we are offering recreational Lawn Bowls for Term 1, for all year groups (4 weeks only).
Wednesdays 10th, 17th, 23rd and 31st March, 4-5pm at Wilton Bowling Club
Sports clothing and footwear
Girls will take shuttles to the Wilton Bowling Club but must make their own way home.
$40 (Covers shuttle costs to the Wilton Bowling Club)
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 19th February 2021.
WGC has the largest number of teams of any school or club competing in the Wellington Netball Centre competition, with 47 teams in 2020.
Teams play either at the indoor venue at Kilbirnie’s 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 3 teams play in the Women’s Premier Competition. Premier and College competition commences early May and goes through until the end of August.
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.
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 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.
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.
SENIOR A & B ONLY, TRIAL
For 2021, we will be running trials for the Senior A and B teams separately from the other senior trials. Please indicate on the Registration Form if you are keen to trial for these 2 teams. Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team if they think they are able.
Sunday 21st February – Open trial for all those who feel they are able to play at this level – 10 – Noon
Saturday 27th February – Invitees only, trial – 10am – Noon
Tuesday 2nd March – Final trial 3.30pm – 5pm (a squad will be selected from this trial and will run together for 1-2 weeks)
SENIOR TRIALS: (Year 12-13)
Senior Trial # 1 Tues 9th March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Senior Trial # 2 Thurs 11th March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
YEAR 11 TRIALS
Year 11 Trial # 1 Monday 8th March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Year 11 Trial # 2 Wednesday 10th March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
JUNIOR TRIALS (Year 9 & 10)
Junior Trial # 1 Saturday 13th March, meet in Gym 1
Year 9s 9am – Noon
Year 10s 1pm – 4pm
Junior Trial # 2 Saturday 20th March, meet in Gym 1
Year 10s 9am – Noon
Year 9s 1pm – 4pm
Junior A only – trial Monday 22nd March 3.30pm – 5pm
(Students will be invited to this trial)
Year 9 & 10 WGC Grading Tournament (held at WGC)
Saturday 27th March 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 have already been placed in provisional teams. Selectors will use this opportunity to ensure players have been placed accurately in teams based upon their ability and performance in trials.
We encourage Year 12 & 13 players especially, to form social teams with their friends as it’s difficult to get coaches at this level.
Social Netball is for Year 10 – 13 only. All Year 9s must trial and they will then be placed in a team. Year 10 – 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.
Social teams play in the same competition and grades as other teams so it is not “social netball” 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 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.
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 this Netball Coaching 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 27th 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.
13th May – CSW Senior Premier Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
5th August – CSW Junior A Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
23rd August – CSW RSSL Finals, ASB Kilbirnie
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made, Friday 19th February 2021.
WCG enters a number of orienteering events throughout the year. Please watch the daily notices for meeting times.
Runners’ Club Monday lunchtime (please register) or / and your own training.
17th February – CSW Championship Series begins
29th April to 1st May – North Island Champs, Manawatu
16th – 18th July, Manawatu – Nationals
WGC running singlet and black shorts
Entry Fee and travel costs to be advised.
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 7th February, 2021.
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 12-15 new rowers (Novices year 9 only) begin in September of each year. Watch Community News and the Sports Notice Board in Term 2 or 3 for trial information. 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 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, 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).
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 $4,000 – $4,500 per rower plus an estimated $500 for uniform. An additional $800 – $1,500 for selected Junior & Seniors who attend Maadi.
More information can be found in the Rowing Handbook.
WGC will be focussing on building up player skill sets with a development programme in the first part of 2021.
Continuing on from 2020 we will be building on our 10-aside game with the hopes to build to 15 aside.
The format for 2021 competitions has yet to be finalised by Wellington Rugby.
Pre Season Sessions:
We will be running 4 x Pre Season sessions, on the field at WGC. All year groups are welcome. To play rugby for WGC, you must attend these session as students will be taught how tackle correctly etc.
Dates – TBA
Please register your interest in the Rugby Pre Season 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.
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.
The school enters one or two teams of 5 experienced skiers in the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championships held at Turoa from 19th – 22nd September 2021.
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.
The school swimming champs 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.
Individuals may wish to attend NI Secondary School Championships and Nationals. We do not travel as a team to these events.
WGC Swimming Championships – 19th March, Thorndon Pool 9am – Noon
CSW Individual Champs – 21st May, Huia Pool, Lower Hutt
CSW Huia Cup Relays – 22nd Sept, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool)
North Island SS Champs – 12th & 13th June, Wellington
Nationals SS Champs – 22nd– 25th July, Auckland
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 Zonal games are played at WGC and other schools in the Wellington area, Mitchell Park or the Renouf Centre.
Thursdays 4pm – 6:30pm
For competition – own racquet. Balls supplied.
Own sports gear
10th March – CSW Open Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
17th Nov – CSW Junior Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
To be arranged with the coach.
2 games per night for 3 weeks at Fraser Park, Taita, dates TBA
25th Feb – Senior Touch Tournament – Fraser Park
18th November – Junior Touch Tournament- Fraser Park
WGC Singlets will be provided and WGC PE black shorts
$20.00 (We will need parents to help transport the team out to the venue)
Registration forms for Term 1 Touch must be completed online, and payment made, by Friday 5th February 2021.
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.
Have a Go Sessions / Trials:
Year 9 & 10 Juniors Sunday 14th February 8.30am – 10am at WRAC, Kilbirnie
Year 11 to 13 Seniors – Sunday 14th February 10am – 12.30pm at WRAC, Kilbirnie
Meet under the big screen. 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
Sunday mornings in the deep pool, 8.30am onwards
One swim training a week
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.
18th – 20th June, Central Region Championships, Wellington (Qualifying for Nationals)
28th-31st August UWH Secondary Schools Nationals, Mt Maunganui
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.
Team togs to be organised once team confirmed.
WGC caps supplied
$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 12th February 2021.
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 5th February 2021.
Juniors play on Wednesdays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 17th February 2021.
Seniors play on Fridays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 12th February 2021.
To be decided with the coach
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 or obviously branded shorts)
Seniors (Yr 11-13) Gym 1:
Monday 1st Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 3rd Feb 3.30 – 5.30pm
(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 5th Feb Lunchtime – All welcome.
Trial # 1 – Tues 9th Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm – ALL Year 9s and any Year 10s who have not played before
Trial # 2 – Wed 10th Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm – Students who played in the WGC 5 – WGC 8 teams in 2020
Trial # 3 – Lunchtime Thurs 11th Feb – Students who played in the WGC 1 – WGC 4 teams in 2020 and invited Year 9s
Trial # 4 – Lunchtime Friday 12th Feb– Juniors TBA (if needed)
$30 per term
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.
Sundays 9am – 11am, Kilbirnie Pool (WRAC) start date Sunday 31st January 2021.
An additional swim training for the team is at Thorndon Pool on Wednesdays 8am-9am starting date TBA.
Senior Trial / First Training Date – Sunday 31st January 9am – 11am
Games are played at Huia Pool or WRAC on Thursdays 7-10 p.m.
Juniors Competition is October and November
WGC Black togs available from the sports office for $80.00
Black Caps supplied by WGC (free of charge). No coloured ones please.
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 5th February 2021.