General Sports info

Below you will find many of your sporting questions answered. Basic sporting information such as cancellation procedures etc are provided. We aim to keep up-to-date information on our website however some information / dates may alter during the year at short notice so check sporting updates regularly.

Sports Summary

 Sport Summary for Middle School


Cancellations are rare, especially for Football and Rugby. NEVER ASSUME a cancellation, regardless of weather conditions. Wait until you have confirmation.

Cancellations are broadcast on Newstalk ZB (89.4FM or 1080AM) at 7.05am, 7.35am and 8.05am on the morning of the game. Your Team Manager will let you know your Sport’s specific wording.

School-managed events, ie Swimming Sports or Sports Exchanges, will be cancelled by 9.00am on the day of the event. Boys will be notified in their classes.

St Peter’s College teams DO NOT default any game to any opposition. Students are committed to the sport they enter into for the entire season. This includes both Term 1 & 4 for Cricket and Tennis.

If your son is unable to play/attend game please notify coach or manager as soon as practicable.

Joining a School Team
All St Peter’s College students are required to participant in at least two co-curricular activities.  As much as possible we will try and cater for all students who register for a sport or a sports team.  However, sometimes this will not be possible due to various reasons i.e weight restrictions, numbers of players, age criteria etc.

All information with regards to sports registration, costs and trial dates will be on the sport specific website page.  If students or parents, have any questions please contact the school sports office – 524 8108 ext 7307.

For Yr 7 & 8 zone sports or exchanges please contact Mr John Gayfer – TIC of Middle School Sport.

Boys will also need to listen and read the daily notices, visit the sports’ noticeboard and attend relevant meetings.

Draws & Results
Sports Draws and Results for all regular teams (not including Sports Exchanges/Central Zone) are placed on the Sports’ Notice Board on the side of the Administration Block. They are also posted on the school website under the Sports Draws & Results page – see link below:

Link to Sports Draws & Results page

Please check the draw the day before your game in case there has been a late change.

Many school sports have associated costs such as club affiliation, uniform rental, tournament fees or travel costs.  Notification of costs will be given at the start of the season or tournament.

To view particular sports costs refer to the specific sports tab

Coaching & Managing

We are fortunate that we have a number of St Peter’s Old Boys and teachers that are involved coaching and managing our sports teams.  However, with so many of our students playing sport we encourage our parents to help support these teams through coaching and managing.

Due to teaching commitments, we cannot have all teams coached and managed by teachers at Zone days and Sports Exchanges.  So one-off offers of assistance are also appreciated for these days.

Please complete the coaching and/Managing expressions of interest above, or contact the Director of Sport – Nic Slade –

For one-off assistance at Yr 7 & 8 zone and sports exchange days please contact John Gayfer –


Sports Prize Giving
We hold 3 Sports Prize giving’s during the year:

Term 3

Sporting Excellence Dinner – Celebrates the sporting success of our Senior Premier athletes
Senior Sports Prize giving (Year 11 – 13) is held in the last week of Term 3

Term 4

Junior Sports Prize giving (Year 7 – 10) is held in the last week of Term 4

Junior and Senior Prize giving

These prize giving’s recognise all the sports that have taken place throughout the year.  Certificates are awarded for Leadership, SPC Team Spirit and Most Valuable Player.  There are also a number of cups presented for Outstanding Sporting achievements.  The team coaches nominate the recipients for these awards.

Injury & Sickness
Medical conditions affecting sport should be notified to the Coach or Manager so appropriate precautions can be taken. Coaches or Managers are not to be expected to dispense medication.

If your son is sick or injured and cannot attend a practice or game, you need to contact the school and get a message to your Coach or Manager prior to the training or game commencing.

If your son is injured during practice or a game and has to go to hospital or an accident and emergency centre, please make contact with the school. It is very important that the school is made aware of any serious injury. You will be notified directly should an accident occur when you are not attending a game. There is a medical stand down period for concussion which must be made known to the coaching staff.

Year 7 & 8 Sports Exchanges, Central Zone and Inter Zone

Year 7 & 8 Sports Exchanges

There are 8-10 Middle School Sports Exchanges during the year in played against Sacred Heart, King’s, Dilworth, and St Kentigern in both summer and winter sports.

The teams are trialed at the beginning of Terms 1 and 2 and the same team is generally kept for the duration of the season.

Summer: Terms 1 & 4  Cricket, Softball, and Touch
Winter:  Term 2 & 3  Basketball, Football, Hockey and Rugby

Boys are only allowed to play one exchange sport in the summer and one in the winter. These games are usually played home and away. All games start between 1.15pm and 1.30pm approximately and boys are back at school by the end of the day.

Refer to the Middle School Sports Calendars for all exchanges, Central Zone and Inter Zone fixtures.

Central Zone & Inter Zone Exchanges

The Central Zone competition is for schools in the Central Area. There are a variety of sports played during the year and the Year 7s & 8s attend the majority of them. Teams are generally picked from the Sports Exchange Teams. Winning a Central Zone Competition Day results in the team attending the Auckland ‘Champion of Champion’ or Inter Zone Championship.

Refer to the Middle School Sports Calendars for all exchanges, Central Zone and Inter Zone fixtures.

Regular Weekly Competitions
During the year we offer students the opportunity to represent St Peter’s in teams, in the following sports – Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch, Squash and Volleyball.  The majority of these teams compete in the regular College Sport Sanctioned events.

For some middle school sports, we are aligned with Auckland Clubs, as there is only weekly club based competitions for this year level. This means that we trial and play as a St Peter’s team, but pay our affiliation fees to these clubs to enable us to enter into the age group competition for these sports.  SPC teams wear the SPC uniforms.

The clubs are:

Cricket Yr 7 and 8:            Parnell Cricket Club

Football Yr 7 and 8:          Central United Football Club

Rugby U12 and U13:       Marist Rugby Club

Refer to the particular Sport on the website for specific information and online registration forms.  All students must register online to be eligible to trial or be selected for teams.


f a company you are associated with would like to be involved in sponsoring a team, please contact the Director of Sport, Mr Nic Slade, to discuss possible sponsorship packages.

T: 09 524 8108 x 7333

Sports Uniforms
All students playing sport for St Peter’s will be required to wear the correct sports uniforms.  This information will be provided in the sports specific registration forms.  All SPC sports uniforms can be purchased from the Edmund’s Uniform Shop.  Check with the sports office or Teacher in Charge of your sporting code for uniform requirements for you sport.

For practices, students are to wear appropriate clothing.  Formal school uniform should not be worn for practice.

Yr 9 – 13 Zonal and Auckland Championship Events

Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Distance running.  These are one day events held during school time.  Students will compete in the zonal events first to qualify for the Auckland championships.