09 Sep 2022

Friday 09 September 2022

The King’s College Football program had two teams representing the College at National Tournaments this week.


The Boys 1st XI side was coached by Ben Hill and managed by Robyn Wright. They competed in the Jim Wishart Tournament  (Christchurch), finishing second in their group with several great results and progressing to the Quarter Finals. Unfortunately, they lost to Tawa College in a penalty shootout and moved into the placing play-offs. The boys rallied well from their disappointing defeat to win their 2 remaining play off matches, scoring an impressive 8 goals along the way to claiming 5th place. Stand out performers were goal scorers Jack Hernon (Selwyn, Year 11) with 4 goals, and Ben Heron (Greenbank, Year 13) with 5 goals during the tournament. Another excellent individual performer was Year 11 Student Morgan Wright (Greenbank, Year 11), who was awarded the Tournament MVP for his excellent defensive efforts and goal scoring contributions. 


The Girls 1st XI was coached by Vaughan Mitchell and managed by Mallory Bish. They played in the Kathy Seaward tournament, played at Fred Taylor Park in West Auckland. They had mixed results in their group with brilliant wins over Waitakere College and Whangaparoa College, and close losses in their other matches. They moved into the placing rounds, where they had a tough loss to eventual finalists MAGS and also lost to Albany Senior High. The girls finished the tournament in 10th place. They were inspired along the way by excellent performances from Year 13 student, and Captain, Mikaela Hawley (Year 13, Marion Bruce) and Goalkeeper, Lulu Lance (Year 13, Marion Bruce) and valuable contributions from other Year 11 and Year 12 students, which is a positive sign for the future!