The Netball Programme at Saint Kentigern aims to provide a service to all those that wish to play, coach or umpire. An essential part of our programme is to facilitate a pathway for improvement for all players, coaches and officials.
Over the last 10 years the sport has grown at the College and now 30+ teams compete each week in term 2 and 3 at the Auckland Netball Centre either on a Saturday morning or Tuesday afternoon for Year 7&8 teams.
In addition to these teams, Saint Kentigern has two Netball Development classes, one in Year 9 and one in Year 10. These classes are offered to those students that are selected in either the of the top two teams of their age group. Both classes include key areas of netball performance such as video analysis, nutrition, sports psychology, strength and conditioning and technical and tactical practical sessions.
All coaches are guided through a mentoring process and regularly observed to maintain high standards. Progression through coaching qualifications is also encouraged.
Netball at Saint Kentigern has grown in success with the top teams in each age group regularly placing in the top two of their grade and Senior A and Premier teams winning various tournament titles.
We are committed to ensuring that the whole netball programme has opportunities to connect together and be part of a bigger picture. It’s important to us that players have access to role models and they themselves are role models to others.
We are proud that as a school, we produce industrious and committed athletes who regularly achieve the ‘next step’ of their journey be it representative, BEKO or professional contracts with ANZ teams. Such athletes include Tori Kolose, Sydney Fraser, Amorangi Malesala and Tayla Earle