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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 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.

  • Summer Tournament Week: 22nd – 26th March 2021
  • Winter Tournament Week: 30th August – 3rd September 2021
  • 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 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.

Our Sports

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.)

Training
Personal programme
Uniform
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
Jayesh Morar
jayesh.morar@wgc.school.nz

Registration
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payments made by Friday 12th March 2021.
Give-it-a-Go Sessions
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.
Training
1 lunchtime per week for Senior A and Junior A teams
Students must bring their own rackets.
Trials
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
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 – 4th August, Hataitai

CSW – Open Singles Champs – 11th August, Hataitai

Venues
Various Secondary Schools in Wellington and Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Uniform
Senior A – black 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 and scoresheets.

Cost
$50.00

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.

Competition
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:

Sports Exchanges
1st – 4th September, Premier AA Regional tournament, Wellington
4th – 9th October, NZ Secondary Schools Basketball Nationals, (if qualified), Palmerston North
Playing Days
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.

Cost
$130.00 (includes the weekly referee fee and scorebench costs)

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. 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.

Cricket – Term 4

If you wish to play Cricket for WGC, you must register your intention to do so on the registration form.

You must submit your form and payment by Friday 17th September 2021.

FORMAT for Term 4
8 Aside 100 balls per innings – Basic Rules:
Batting in pairs for 25 balls (4 pairs like Indoor)
Bowler changes ends after each batting partnership (25 balls)
Bowlers deliver either five or ten consecutive balls
Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game
Non-striker must return to their original end after a dismissal
No-balls/ wides are worth two runs (plus any other runs scored on top of this)
Dismissals are -5 runs (caught, bowled, run-out)
Teams can nominate 2x 10 ball power plays to double their runs scored (must be signalled at the start of the game when they want to take the power play)

TRAINING: Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5pm on the WGC Turf / Nets
COMPETITION DAY: Thursdays after school
TRANSPORT: Make own way to venue with public transport or parents
COMPETITION TERMS: Term 4 only
LOCATION OF EVENT: Various schools / fields around the Wellington region
EXPECTED TIMES: From 4pm
UNIFORM: WGC PE top, black trousers provided, WGC cap

COST: Nil if you played and paid in Term 1. If you did not play, then $30.

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.

Training
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.

Competition
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.)

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 26th March 2021.

The 2022 Dragonboating team will be trialled in Term 4, 2021 and final selections will be made late January 2022.
The crew will take part in three events:
Harbour Fun Day – TBA
Dragonboat Festival – TBA
Dragonboat Nationals – TBA

Training
Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks. Dates TBA

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

Cost
$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.

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

There will be no trialed teams for Term 4, only self-selected social teams. Each captain must register the team via “social team” link on the sports website. All team members must also register on this form and pay before the team will be accepted.

Uniform
WGC PE shorts and top, white socks and trainers

Competition
Dates: Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, at the ASB Kilbirnie

Cost
$55.00 per term

Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 17th September 2021.
One team form must also be submitted online if you are making up your own 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.

Playing Days
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
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 & Junior A (4th X1)
Training
TBA
Uniform
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)
Training
TBA WGC Field
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 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
Uniform
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.

Cost
$85.00

Trials
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.

There will be no trialed teams for Term 4, only self-selected social teams. Each captain must register the team via the “social team” link on the sports website, under Registrations. All team members must also register and pay before the team will be accepted.

Competition:
ASB Sports Arena, Kilbirnie
Seniors: Mondays 4:00-10:00pm Start date 1st November, Last Game 6th December
Juniors: Fridays 4:00-10:00pm Start date 22nd October, Last Game 3rd December

Uniform:
All teams must wear WGC PE gear or a plain black t-shirt, WGC football socks (available from NZ Uniforms) and appropriate footwear.
Shin guards are compulsory.

Cost:
$70.00 (per term)
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made, by Friday 17th September 2021.

Events – Get to Go Challenge, Multi sport

Please register your Expression of Interest via the Registration Form.

Training:
Lunchtimes at WGC Gym 1 (Day to be confirmed)

Competition:
Mondays at Wellington East College Gym 4.30pm – 7pm

Uniform:
WGC PE top and shorts (or black bike shorts), white socks and appropriate shoes.

Cost:
$20.00
Registration Forms for the Junior team must be completed online, and payment made by Friday 17th September 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

  • PNGHS Exchange, 27th May 2021
  • East Exchange, 13th August 2021
  • Preseason Anzac Tournament in Auckland – 18th – 20th April 2021
  • Fed Cup National Tournament in Hawkes Bay – Winter Tournament Week, 29th Aug- 3rd Sept

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

Training
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.

Competition Dates:
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.

SOCIAL TEAMS
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.

Uniform:
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.

Cost:
$230.00
Registration:
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.

Training:
TBA
Competition:
CSW Senior Tournament – 29th Sept, Venue TBA
CSW Junior Tournament – 10th Nov, Venue TBA
Uniform:
WGC PE uniform/ WGC sports singlets (supplied)
Cost:
Nil

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.

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 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).

Session Times:
Wednesdays 10th, 17th, 23rd and 31st 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 19th February 2021.

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WGC Netball Teams 2021

JUNIOR TEAMS
YEAR 11 TEAMS

SENIOR TEAMS

WGC has the largest number of teams of any school or club competing in the Wellington Netball Centre competition, with 47 teams in 2020.

Competition:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Teams:
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.

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 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:
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

Cost:
$160.00
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.

Training:
Runners’ Club Monday lunchtime (please register) or / and your own training.
Competition:
17th February – CSW Championship Series begins
29th April to 1st May – North Island Champs, Manawatu
16th – 18th July, Manawatu – 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, 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 12-14 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 least one camp or away regatta per season.

Training:
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 4 to 5 day training camp during the school holidays at the end of term 3 and a one week training camp 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 Karapiro (Cambridge) or Lake Ruataniwha (Twizel).

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 $4,500 – $5,000 per rower plus an estimated $500 for uniform. An additional $1,000 – $1,500 for selected Junior & Seniors who attend Maadi. Fees charged cover the cost of camps, regattas and accommodation

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.
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 (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.

Competition:
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
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 4 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 teams in Term 4 will be self -selected teams and girls need to make up their own team. Team captains must submit one team form per team. The link to the team form is on the sports website under Registrations.

You must submit your online form by Friday 17th September. All individuals must complete a registration form to enable your team to be entered.

All Zonal games are played at WGC and other schools in the Wellington area, Mitchell Park or the Renouf Centre.

Competition:
Thursdays 4pm – 6:30pm

Equipment:
For competition – own racquet. Balls supplied.

Cost:
$20.00

Uniform:
Own sports gear

If you are a Junior and wish to play Touch in Term 4 you must register your intention to do so on the sports registration form.

You must submit your online form and make payment by Friday 17th September 2021.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: One competition day after school per week (2 games per day)

COMPETITION DAY: Tuesdays 2nd, 9th and 16th November

TRANSPORT: Private cars (or by Shuttle to be paid for on top of the registration cost)

COMPETITION TERMS: Term 4, 3 weeks (2 games per week)

LOCATION OF EVENT: Fraser Park, Taita

EXPECTED TIMES: Approximately 4pm to 6pm

UNIFORM: WGC PE tops and shorts

COST: $20

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.

See it in action

Training:
At WRAC Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie
Sunday mornings in the deep pool, 8.30am 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.
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.
Uniform:
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 12th February 2021.

If you wish to play Volleyball for WGC in Term 4, you must register your intention to do so on the registration form. For those trailing for a team, you will be invoiced for the cost of the volleyball season, once you are selected into a team as we will have limited trialled teams for Term 4. If you are entering a social team, you will need to register and pay.

TRIALS

JUNIORS
Junior teams are being re-trialled for Term 4. Only 4 teams will be selected as we have limited gym space in Term 4, and a limited number of senior students who can coach.
Any junior student who is not in the 4 trialled teams is welcome to attend a weekly volleyball session each Monday lunchtime in Gym 1, with Mr Fiu and senior players, for a fun training workout. The starting date will be advertised at a later date.

SENIORS
The Senior A and B teams from Term 1 will be training together and then the teams will be selected from there for the competition and so there will be no senior trials. Mr Fui will be coaching the Senior A team and Urs Daelleabach will be coaching the Senior B team.

Seniors who would like to make a social team (self-selected) are welcome to do so. Please ensure you have around 10 players. The nominated captain will need to complete the social team form via the link on the Sports website. All players in the team need to complete this form, for your team to be entered into the competition. You will need a umpire to do your games and this can be a team member if necessary. We have only a certain amount of gym space so senior entries will be limited.

TRIALED TEAMS

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: One training per week for trialed teams and one game per week

COMPETITION DAY: Wednesdays for Juniors and Fridays for Seniors

TRANSPORT: Make your own way to venue with public transport or parents

STUDENTS CAN USE THEIR OWN VEHICLE: Up to parents

COMPETITION TERMS: Term 4

LOCATION OF EVENT: School gyms throughout Wellington, Hutt Valley & Porirua

EXPECTED TIMES: 4pm-6pm

UNIFORM: WGC PE top and mid-thigh bike shorts or WGC PE shorts only. Senior A and B will have tops provided.

COST: $30 per term

If you wish to play Waterpolo for WGC in Term 4 you must register your intention to do so on the registration form.

You must submit your form and make payment by Friday 17th September 2021.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY: Training on Sunday 9am – 11am at Kilbirnie Pool (WRAC) The start date will be advised. All are welcome.

There will be one morning swim training at Thorndon Pool. Day to be advised.

COMPETITION DAY: Thursday evenings

TRANSPORT: Make own way to venue with public transport or parents

STUDENTS CAN USE THEIR OWN VEHICLE: Up to parents

COMPETITION TERMS: Juniors – Term 4

LOCATION OF EVENT: WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool) and Huia Pool

EXPECTED TIMES: From 5pm onwards

UNIFORM: WGC team togs (purchase from the Sports Office), WGC caps supplied

COST: $120 – Pool entry for training and games is additional (approx. $2 per session). If any Juniors played in the senior team, they will need to pay the registration cost again as they are 2 separate competitions.

STAFF/ADULTS AT THE EVENT: Student Coaches / Parent manager