13 Sep 2017

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Tournament Week brings together top-level teams from schools all over the country to compete in events held across New Zealand. This is a highly anticipated event for King’s College each year and a favourite for many of our students who compete.

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This year Tournament Week started on Monday 4 September and finished on Saturday 9 September. 

The College had our top-level teams compete in hockey, football and netball.


Boys First XI Hockey

Our First XI Hockey Boys finished 4th in the Rankin Cup after a close play-off for the bronze medal against Palmerston North Boys College.

The team have made some rapid strides during the season and displayed fantastic hockey during the tournament.

Girls First XI Hockey

Competing in the Federation Cup for the first time since 1993, the hockey girls made a huge improvement from last year, moving up to the premiere competition. With many highs and lows from the week, the team are happy with their efforts and the challenge the competition brought.

Boys First XI Football

It was a long week for the boys in the Malcom Cowie Tournament, with eight games played in just five days. The team have come away with a very impressive 3rd placing after beating Long Bay College, 2-0 in the playoffs.

While the weather didn’t play ball for most of the tournament, the football on display made up for the grim conditions. The boys played some of their best football all season with their game against Rotorua Boys’ High School a 5-0 victory highlight.

Girls First XI Football

The Girls Football team competed in the Kathy Seaward Tournament in Whangarei, coming away with a 9th place finish. The week brought excellent wins against Cambridge High School, ACG Strathallan and Aquinas College.

Girls Netball

Our top-level Netball team competed in the UNIS (Upper North Island Secondary Schools) Cup and after a long week of triumphs and losses, came away with a 22nd place finish. It was a great challenge for King’s College Netball but one met with much enthusiasm. A win against ACG Parnell College finished their part in the tournament on a high.