Sports

Our co-curricular programme enables students to become involved in a wide range of sports, catering for all levels.

Overview

St Margaret’s College offers over 30 different sports, at all levels of ability, and our students enjoy sports facilities that are among the best in Christchurch and throughout New Zealand.

At the competitive level, teams and individuals participate in local, national and international tournaments and we support multiple New Zealand representatives and national champions.

With the support of an experienced and knowledgeable team of staff and coaches, girls are given opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions, internal College events, personal fitness programmes, leadership opportunities and educational programmes.

At a social level, joining a sports team is an excellent way for students to make friends, build connections and develop skills and values, including collaboration, communication, confidence and resilience.

Our priority is to support students in developing and maintaining lifelong exercise habits in a sporting environment that is emotionally, socially and physically secure. Participation in sport through playing, coaching, managing and officiating sports is strongly encouraged, providing opportunities for the girls to have fun, form friendships, and improve physical and mental skills.

  • Athlete Development Programme

    Our Athlete Development Programme aims to better educate our young athletes in all areas of sport and support them as they progress on their sporting journey. Topics covered include:
    • Sports nutrition
    • Recovery
    • Mind skills to perform
    • Goal setting
    • Developing success habits
    • Injury prevention
    • Time and energy management
    • Fitness – What type? How much? Why?
    • Training principles / balancing more than one sport
  • Sports available

    Archery
    Athletics
    Badminton
    Basketball
    Bowls
    Climbing
    Cricket
    Croquet
    Cross Country
    Cycling
    Dragon Boating
    Equestrian
    Football (Soccer)
    Football – Indoor
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Hockey
    Korfball
    Lawn Bowls
    Lifesaving
    Multi-Sport
    Netball
    Netball – Indoor
    Polo
    Royal Life Saving
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Rugby Sevens
    Squash
    Skeet
    Skiing/Snowboarding
    Sport Climbing
    Summer Hockey
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Touch
    Triathlon
    Volleyball
    Waka Ama
    Water Polo

Sports achievements

  • NZ Representatives

    Basketball representative, U17, 2022
    Fencing representative, U17, 2022
    Orienteering representative, 2021/22
    Women’s Eight Rowing, two representatives, U19, 2022
    Sprint Kayaking representative, U18,  2022
    Tennis representative, U15, 2022
    Touch representative, U18, 2022
    Water Skiing representative, U17 & U21, 2021
  • National and Regional Secondary Schools Championships

    Equestrian NZ Evening Championships, First, 2022
    Gymnastics NZ Championships, First, 2022
    Netball, Senior A, Canterbury Secondary Schools Title, 2021
    Netball, Year 9A, South Island Secondary Schools Junior Title, 2021
    Rogaining NZ Secondary Schools Championship, First, 2022
    Rowing Maadi Cup, 6 Medals, 2022
    Show Jumping, Canterbury Secondary Schools Champions, 2022
    Surf Life Saving U14 NZ Championships, First, 2022
    Tennis U17 Doubles, NZ Championships, First, 2022
    Tennis NZ Secondary Schools Champions, Second, 2022

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