The WGC Sports Department offers sporting opportunities for all students outside of classroom hours. We promote and encourage fair play and good sportsmanship at all levels. We have over 25 different sports available and students can choose to play in teams that have been trialled and selected or they may put teams together with friend groups. These Social Competitive teams play in the same competition as the trialled teams. We encourage all students to participate and enjoy the sports offered at WGC.
WGC 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 2022
Date TBA at Wellington East Girls’ College
– Volleyball Senior A, Water polo Senior A, Futsal Senior A, Handball Senior A
(Athletics Relay will take place on Friday 18th Feb – WGC Athletics Day)
Palmerston North Girls’ High Exchange 2022
Thursday 9th June – to be held at Wellington Girls’ College
– Football 1st X1, Hockey 1st X1, Netball Senior A&B and Junior A, Basketball Senior A
Wellington East Winter Exchange 2022
Date TBA at Wellington East Girls’ College
– Basketball Senior A, Netball Senior A, Football 1st XI, Hockey 1st XI, Badminton Senior A, Underwater Hockey Senior A, Rugby
Each year a number of our senior teams go to tournaments. These teams are Hockey, Football, Netball, Underwater Hockey, Basketball, Cross Country, Athletics, Rowing, Skiing and Volleyball. Because junior teams do not go to tournaments 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 18 February 2022
This compulsory day is a combination of competitive athletic events and fun Inter-House activities. The school Athletics representative team will be selected from these results.
The school Athletics representative team for the Hutt Valley / Girls Zone Meeting, Newtown Park will be selected from the times recorded (not race placings) at the WGC Athletics Day. Girls Zones is at Newtown Park, on Thursday 3 March.
Those athletes who qualify from the Zone competition will participate in the CSW Regional Championships, at Newtown Park, Thursday 17 March.
The Wellington Secondary Schools Team will then be selected to compete in the North Island Championships, 2-3 April in Palmerston North.
NZSS Athletics Nationals are scheduled for 9-11 December in Christchurch. (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.
All hoodies/tracksuit pants must be WGC gear/plain black.
Badminton is played at both a competitive and Social Competitive level, for inter-school competition for all age groups. Teams are made up of at least 5 students and 4 must attend every match. Students may select their own teams.
WGC Badminton Convenor
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payments made by Friday 11 March 2022.
If you’re new to badminton and want to learn how to play and score before the season we will be running a training session in Term 1. Everyone is 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 – Date to be advised. (Senior A trials are open to all year levels)
Junior Trials – Date to be advised.
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 Sports Exchange.
CSW Junior Champs – 3 August 2022, Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
CSW Open Singles Champs – 10 August 2022, Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Various Secondary Schools in Wellington and Badminton Hall, Hataitai.
Senior A – black skirt / shorts, WGC top provided
All other teams – WGC PE uniform, white socks and sports shoes.
You must have your own badminton racquet to play in a team.
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 Competitive team (see below for details). Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team.
Games are played in school gyms in the greater Wellington area during Terms 2 and 3. The Senior A plays regularly at the ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.
Senior A competes in:
31 August – 3 September, Premier AA Regional Tournament, Wellington
3 – 8 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 6 March and 13 March 4pm – 5.30pm WGC Gym 1
Trials (all at WGC Gym 1)
Sunday 20 March
Juniors (Year 9&10) 3pm – 4.30pm
Seniors (Year 11-13) 4.30pm – 6pm
Tuesday 22 March
Juniors (Year 9 &10) 3.30pm – 5pm
Seniors (Year 11-13) 5pm – 6.30pm
Social Competitive Basketball Teams
If students want to make up a social competitive team, each player has to complete an online registration by Friday 18 March. Social Competitive teams still play in the normal competition. One team registration form (available online) must also be submitted by Friday 18 March.
Each social competitive team must have at least 1 parent willing to manage the team and one referee, who both need to attend weekly games, home and away.
The 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 18 February 2022.
Cricket – Term 1
If you wish to play Cricket for WGC, you must register your intention to do so on the registration form.
Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm on WGC cricket nets / turf.
First training: Tuesday 1 February at 3.30pm on the WGC turf (all welcome).
Thursdays, 4pm at venues around Wellington and Hutt Valley, starting 10 February, 2022.
30 March to 1 April Venus Cup Girls Wellington Tournament
WGC top and black pants (both provided), WGC Cap
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 28 January 2022. Late entries will be accepted should you miss the deadline.
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.
11 May – CSW Scottish Cross Country Relays, Karori Park
25 May – CSW Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt
18-19 June – National Cross Country Champs, Nelson
(Note: WGC will organise entries only, for students who wish to attend Nationals. There is a parent-led trip available for those who wish to participate. Parents will organise this directly with students’ families. If you are interested in finding out some more information, please check the relevant tick box when you register online for cross county.)
$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 25 March 2022.
The 2022 Dragonboating team was 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 – 12 February 2022
Dragonboat Festival – 6 March 2022
Dragonboat Nationals – 27 March, Lake Karapiro, Waikato
Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks commencing Monday 31 January – Wednesday 2nd March (no training on Monday 7th Feb)
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. Students can make up their own Social Competitive team with friends. Or students register individually and will be assigned to a team. There will also be an opportunity to trial in Term 1 for Senior or Junior premier teams that play in the more competitive league.
It is played in Term 1 & 4 at the ASB Sports Arena in Kilbirnie.
WGC PE shorts and top, white socks and trainers
Games are played on Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, at ASB Kilbirnie
Season Dates: 24 February – 14 April 2022
NZSS Floorball Cup: 2 – 3 April 2022, ASB Wellington
$55.00 per term
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 4 February 2022.
One team form must also be submitted online if you are making up your own team.
Friday 11 February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Gym 2
(Trials are only for those wanting to play for the Premier 1 Senior or Premier 1 Junior team. You do not need to trial if you are entering your own social competitive Floorball team.)
Meeting for all students who would like to be placed in a team – Tuesday, 8 February Lunchtime in the Mezz (the classroom above the gym foyer.)
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 Competitive team of at least 15 players, but at the time of entering their team, they must also nominate a competent adult coach / manager to referee their games each week. All players must complete an individual online registration form as well as submit one team form online. Training is optional for these teams.
1st, 2nd, 3rd X1 and Junior A – Wednesdays 4pm onwards, starting 4 May.
Junior B & C – Tuesdays 4pm onwards, starting 10 May.
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 (not plain black) and plain gold alternate socks.
2nd, 3rd XI & Junior A
TBA with coach
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.
Social Competitive Teams
To be discussed with the Sports Office as to which grade to be placed in.
Division 3 plays Tuesdays at 4pm at local grounds (social grade)
Division 2 plays Wednesdays at 4pm at local grounds (stronger competition)
Social Competitive teams will be provided with a top but the shorts and socks should be standard WGC uniform. All players must individually register online, and one team list must also be registered online by the nominated team captain.
Football registrations and payment must be made by Friday 25 February, 2022.
$85.00 for all players
Wednesday 16 March – WGC Field 7.30am – 9.15am
All Juniors (except those Year 9s in 2021, who played in the 1st or 2nd X1 teams) – skills session and small sided games. Some juniors will be invited to the Senior trials by the coaches following this trial. All others should attend the following trial.
Sunday 27 March – St Pats Town College Turf 10.30 – Noon
Sunday 20 March – St Pats Town College Turf 9am – Noon
Sunday 27 March – St Pats Town College Turf 9am – 10.30am
These two trials are for invited Juniors and ALL Seniors who want to trial for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd X1s.
A squad of roughly 28-30 players will be selected for the top 2 teams. This squad will train together for a few weeks before final selection of the 1st & 2nd X1 teams are named. Trainings will be on Mondays 3.45pm – 5.30pm. Students will not be selected into the 1st or 2nd team if they do not attend these trainings.
Remaining seniors will make up the 3rd X1 team. Remaining juniors will be selected in the junior teams.
Registration Forms must be submitted online and payment made by Friday 25th February 2022.
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 4 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Senior A trial – Friday 4 February 4.30pm – 5.30pm
(NB. These teams play at a high level)
Social Competitive Teams
Each player needs to submit an individual online form and the team captain needs to complete ONE team form. The team will not be entered into the competition until all members have registered and paid by Friday, 11 February 2022.
Meeting for all students who would like to be placed in a team – Tuesday, February 8 Lunchtime in Gym 1.
ASB Sports Arena, Kilbirnie
Seniors: Mondays 4pm – 9pm
Juniors: Fridays 4pm – 9pm
Regionals – 16 March, ASB Sports Centre, Wellington
Nationals – 28 March – 1st April, ASB Sports Centre, Wellington
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.
Senior A compete in:
East Sports Exchange – TBA
Regionals – 16 March 2022, Wellington
Nationals – 28 March – 1 April 2022, ASB Sports Centre, Wellington
$70.00 (per term)
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made, by Friday 4 February 2022.
Events – Junior Get to Go Challenge – 16 August 2022, Wellington
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). Juniors are welcome to trial for the Senior A team.
Senior A – First Training / Trial
Senior trial / First training – Thursday 10 February, 3.30pm – 5pm Gym 2
Trainings will normally be on Mondays 3.30pm – 5pm from Monday 14 February
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 4 February 2022.
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:
TRIALSTRIALS 1ST X1 ONLY (NHS 1)
Sunday 20 February, 4-6pm NHS (open to all year groups)
Sunday 27 February 4-6pm NHS (players will be invited to this trial)
Note – This team plays at a very high standard.
TRIALS 2ND – 7TH X1 ( NHS 1)
Sunday 13 March 4-6pm
New players to the school for 2022 and returning players from 2021’s 5th, 6th & 7th XIs.
Sunday 13 March 6-8pm
Returning players from 2021s 2nds, 3rds & 4th X1s.
Sunday 20 March 4-6pm
Prospective 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th XI players – invited
Sunday 20 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
(P1 starts Friday 13th May. Final game 20 Sept.)
(P2 starts Friday 20th May)
Premier 3 – Thursday nights (Starts Thursday 19th May)
Reserve 1 & 2 – Tuesday nights (Starts Tuesday 17th May)
The 1st XI team will be involved in sports exchanges and the National Federation Cup tournament in Hawkes Bay, 29 August to 3 September 2022.
Social Competitive Teams
If you would 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.
Registration forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 18 February, 2022.
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 – 17 February 2022, Onepoto Park
CSW Junior Tournament – 9 November 2022, Wainuiomata High School
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 – venue TBA
WGC PE gear
Registration Forms must be submitted online, and payment made, by Friday 11 March 2022.
In conjunction with Wilton Bowling Club, we are offering recreational Lawn Bowls for Term 1, for all year groups (4 weeks only).
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 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 18 February 2022.
WGC has the largest number of teams of any school or club competing in the Wellington Netball Centre competition, with 44 teams in 2021, 14 of which were Year 9 teams.
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 4 teams play in the Women’s Premier Competition.
Premier and College teams playing at ASB season dates are Saturday 30 April to Saturday 27 August.
College teams playing at Hataitai Courts season dates are Saturday 7 May to Saturday 20 August.
Senior A, Senior B and 11A dresses are supplied. Senior C and Junior A, tops supplied and the player’s own black skirt. All other teams black skirts and black and gold WGC PE sports shirt, white socks and supportive shoes. Bibs, balls and gear bags are supplied to all teams and must be returned at the end of the season.
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 30 mins. 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 coordinated and “find their feet” from season to season.
The netball convenors then put provisional teams together according to the grading.
The Junior trials (Year 9 and 10) are completed with a mini tournament at WGC where girls are looked at again. Movement still occurs at this stage as we tweak teams.
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.
The trial process for Seniors has changed this year so please carefully read the following information.
Trials will be held for the following Senior teams only:
These trials are for all those who feel they are able to play at this high level.
Trial #1 Saturday 19 February, 9am – Noon Gym 1
Trial #2 Sunday 27 February, 9am – Noon Gym 1
Please attend both trials.
Tuesday 1 March, Final trial (Invitees only) 3.30pm – 5pm Brook Court
Years 12 & 13
Any seniors (Year 12 & 13) who are not selected for one of the 3 teams above, have the option to enter their own Social Competitive team (see information below).
Any Year 11 is eligible to trial for the Senior A & B teams if they feel they can play at this level. Students who are not selected in either the Senior A or the B team, will need to attend the Year 11 trials as listed below.
Trial #1 Monday, 14 March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Trial #2 Wednesday, 16 March 3.30pm – 5.30pm Brook Court / Turf
Please attend both trials.
Any Year 10 is eligible to trial for the Senior A team if they feel they can play at this high level. Students who are not selected in the Senior A, will need to attend the Year 10 trials as listed below.
Trial #1 Saturday 12 March, meet in Gym, 1pm – 4pm
Trial #2 Saturday 19 March, meet in Gym, 9am – Noon
Please attend both trials.
Any Year 9 is eligible to trial for the Senior A team if they feel they can play at this very high level. Students who are not selected in the Senior A, will need to attend the Year 9 trials as listed below.
Trial #1 Saturday 12 March, meet in Gym, 9am – Noon
Trial #2 Saturday 19 March, meet in Gym, 1pm – 4pm
Please attend both trials and the WGC Junior Grading Tournament.
Junior A Trial (Year 9 & 10) Monday 21 March, 3.30pm – 5pm (Brook Court)
Students will be invited to this trial.
Juniors – Year 9 & 10 WGC Grading Tournament (held at WGC)
Final Junior Trial – Saturday 26 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 Competitive Teams:
Social Competitive Netball is for Year 10 to 13 students only. All Year 9s must trial and they will then be placed in a team. Year 10 to 13 students can make up their own team of 10 players (no less) in consultation with the Sports Office. Each team must have a parent manager who will attend all games.
We encourage Year 12 and 13 players to form Social Competitive teams with friends as it is difficult to get coaches at this level.
Social Competitive teams play in the same competition and grades as other teams so it is not a “social” team as such.
It is the responsibility of these teams to find their own coach if they want one. One team form per team needs to be completed by the Captain but each player still needs to complete their own registration form and pay the fee. Teams will not be entered until all players have registered and paid.
We are always in need of coaches and managers. Please indicate your interest on your daughter’s registration form. Coaching support is provided before and during the season. Netball Wellington runs excellent coaching courses. See details on their website http://netballwellington.co.nz and register early.
Senior students who wish to coach should register their interest by completing 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 26 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.
19 May – CSW Senior Premier Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
11 August – CSW Junior A Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
22 August – CSW RSSL Finals, ASB Kilbirnie
Registration Forms must be completed online and payment made by Friday 18 February 2022.
Runners’ Club Monday lunchtime (please register) or / and your own training.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for information on the College Sport Wellington Orienteering Champion Series, please sign up on the Registration form. We do not organise team events for Orienteering but are happy to put you in touch with other Orienteers from WGC.
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 with at least one camp or away regatta per season.
For Novices, summer training usually involves 4 – 5 sessions a week. These sessions are usually 2 hours long and involve rowing on the harbour or doing fitness training in the Boat Club or at school. They are generally held from 4 pm – 6pm weekdays and at various times during the weekend (based on water conditions). If you row as a senior, training is generally 5 – 6 days a week. In the lead up to major competitions such as Nationals (Maadi Cup), students can be training up to 2 times a day every day, before and after school. There is a 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.
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).
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 $4,500 – $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’s rugby team plays in the 10-aside competition.
We will be running pre-season sessions on the field at WGC in Term 1. To play rugby for WGC, you must attend these sessions as students will be taught how to tackle correctly etc. If the coaches do not think students are of a standard to play in the team, they will not allow students to play until they are at a safe level.
All year groups are welcome.
Please register your interest in the Rugby pre-season sessions and the Term 2 & 3 competition, via the WGC Registration link.
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 18 February, 2022.
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 Mt Ruapehu from 18 – 21 September 2022.
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 championships will be run at the same time as the House swimming sports (only for Year 9s). The champs are open to any students at any level.
Individuals may wish to attend NI Secondary School Championships and Nationals. We do not travel as a team to these events.
WGC Swimming Championships & Year 9 House Swimming Sports – Friday 25 February, Thorndon Pool, 9am – Noon
CSW Individual Champs – 27 May, Huia Pool, Lower Hutt
CSW Huia Cup Relays – 21 September, WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool) – TBC
North Island SS Champs – 11-12 June, Wellington
Nationals NZSS Champs – 28-31 July, Hamilton
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 i.e. serve correctly and to score their own games. Each match comprises 2 singles and 1 doubles only, so a team can be 2-4 players.
Zonal – Thursdays 4pm – 6:30pm (All Zonal games are played at WGC and other schools in the Wellington area, Mitchell Park or the Renouf Centre).
Regional (Higher level) – Tuesdays 4pm – 6.30pm (Played at the Renouf Centre)
For competition – own racquet. Balls supplied by WGC.
Own sports gear
9 March – CSW Open Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
16 Nov – CSW Junior Champs, Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington
Registration forms must be submitted online by Friday 4 February, 2022.
If you wish to play Touch in Term 1 (Seniors only) you must register your intention to do so on the sports registration form. Juniors play in Term 4.
One training a week.
2 games per night for 6 weeks at Fraser Park, Taita
Seniors start Tuesday 15 February
24 February – Senior Touch Tournament, Fraser Park
17 November – Junior Touch Tournament, Fraser Park
(We will need parents to help transport the team out to the venue)
WGC Singlets will be provided and WGC PE shorts / plain black shorts
Registration forms for Term 1 Touch must be completed online, and payment made, by Friday 4th February 2022.
UWH is a fun, fast paced game played under water in Terms 2 & 3. You wear a mask, snorkel, and flippers and with your teammates, you push a puck across the bottom of the pool to score a goal.
Have a Go Sessions / Trials:
Year 9 & 10 Juniors – TBA at WRAC, Kilbirnie
Year 11 to 13 Seniors – TBA at WRAC, Kilbirnie
Wear togs, and bring any UWH gear you may have including a mask, snorkel, and fins. And please wear a hair tie.
At WRAC Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie
One swim training a week as well.
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.
Pre-Season: Juniors – 25 March 2022, Seniors – 29 March 2022
Season competition: Seniors- 3 May 2022, Juniors – 6 May 2022
24 – 26 June 2022 – Central Zone Championships, Wellington (Qualifying for Nationals)
1 – 4 September 2022 – UWH Secondary Schools Nationals, Mt Maunganui
Nationals are 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
(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 25 February 2022.
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 4 February 2022.
Juniors play on Wednesdays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 16 February 2022.
Seniors play on Fridays from 4pm at schools in Wellington, starting 11 February 2022.
11 – 12 March – CSW Senior Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
4 – 5 November – CSW Junior Tournament, ASB Kilbirnie
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) – trialled in December 2021 for Term 1 2022 teams.
Juniors (Yr 9-10) Gym 1:
Trial # 1 – Tuesday, 8 Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm – All Year 9s
Trial # 2 – Wednesday, 9 Feb 3.30pm – 5.30pm – All Year 10s
Trial # 3 – Thursday, 10 Feb – 3.30pm – 5.30pm Invitational trial #1
Trial # 4 – Saturday 12 Feb – 10am – 1pm Invitational trial #2
Seniors who would like to make a Social Competitive team (self-selected) are welcome to do so. Please ensure you have around 10 players. The nominated captain will need to complete the social competitive 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 an 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.
$30.00 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.
Wednesdays 8am – 9am Kilbirnie Pool (WRAC) starting Wednesday 26 January.
An additional swim training for the team is at Thorndon Pool on Wednesdays 8am-9am starting date TBA.
Senior Trial / First Training Date – Wed 26 January, 8am – 9am
Games are played at Huia Pool or WRAC on Thursdays 7-10 p.m.
Seniors: 17 February – 14 April 2022
Juniors: 20 October – 24 November 2022
WGC Black togs available from the sports office for $80.00
Black Caps supplied by WGC (free of charge). No coloured caps please.
Pool entry for training and games is additional (approx. $2 per session).
If you wish to play Water polo for WGC in Term 1 you must register your intention to do so on the registration form.
You must submit your form and make payment by Friday 4 February 2022.