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Sports at Rutherford College

Rutherford College has a responsibility to our students to provide the opportunity to grow by engaging in our extensive co-curricular sporting programme. We feel that being involved in Sports can lead to improved student outcomes in many areas.

At Rutherford students are given the opportunity to participate in sporting and recreational activities to learn new skills, improve skill levels and being able to enjoy the social fellowship from their chosen sport.

Participation opens doors for students to develop leadership, social and organisational skills through their involvement at whatever their level of competition. Sports can be an integral part of a student’s educational experience, and as a college we attempt to provide co-curricular sporting opportunities for all students who wish to participate.

Sportsmanship and fair play are important parts of this experience.

We expect our athletes, coaches, students, staff and parents to represent Rutherford College in a manner that is respectful of others both on and off the field of competition. It is our desire and goal that we strive to develop and practice the highest standards of courtesy, discipline, good sportsmanship, and the ability to act as good hosts and guests.

We look forward to working with you all in the sports arena in whatever area you may choose.​

 

Important Sports Dates 2021:

Athletics Day 2021 – Wednesday 10th February

Swimming Sports 2021 – Friday 12th February

School Cross Country 2021 – Tuesday 9th March

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Athletics Day 2021

Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021 

Please note this is compulsory to all students. Compulsory for all Year 9 and 10 students to participate in 1 track and 2 field events

Venue: Rutherford College Track and Field

Events available:

Track Field
100m
200m
300m
400m
800m
1500m
3000m
Shot Put
Discus
Long Jump
Javelin
High Jump

House Colours

Year 9 and 10’s to wear PE uniform. Years 11-13 dress in their allocated house colour. Tane Mahuta Green, Tama-nui-te-ra Yellow and Raumauko Red. If students decided not to dress in house colours they are required to attend Athletics day in their PE Uniform.

Central/ Western Zone Athletics championships

Held at Mt Smart Stadium – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Greater Auckland Athletics Championships

Held at Mt Smart Stadium – Tuesday 30th March 2021

Looking for that alternative sporting challenge for your child.

Archery is an exciting endeavour that allows anyone and everyone to try the noble sport – no matter your experience level. This sport provides a friendly and social atmosphere for all to enjoy.

The School Sport Archery Program is a fun, interactive sport program which allows students to engage as a team or as an individual. Students learn the art of archery. The equipment is all supplied, so parents do not need to purchase expensive gear.

Start Dates:

Term 2 – TBC for 2021

Term 3 – TBC for 2021

Venue:

Waitakere Badminton Hall, Royal Road, Massey

Competition:

A & B Boys & Girls, and C Mixed Grades, Played on Monday

C & D Boys & Girls Grades, Played on Thursday

Cost: $60.00 per player (subject to change)

This amount will appear on your school fees. If you are not in a position to do this, please contact us to work out alternative arrangements and a payment plan.

When you make this payment to the Accounts office please ensure that it clearly states what sports fee you are paying for. Badminton fees are to be paid prior to playing.  If payment or a payment plan is not made immediately, your Childs’ eligibility for involvement in Badminton will be placed in doubt.

All players who require transport each week are to meet at the main office straight after school on the day.

Team Management:

All teams must have a teacher or adult with them at every game. If you are able to provide assistance with being a manager please contact us.

Shoes are to be white soled or non-marking.

Rutherford College Basketball has on offer teams competing in 4 different grades. These grades consist of Junior, Under 17 and Open A & B Girls and Boys. Our school competes in the Western Zone Competition held at the Trust Stadium and other venues.

Playing days:

Wednesday evenings – All Boys grades

Thursday evenings – All Girls grades

Venue:

Various Venues

Cost: $90.00 per player (subject to change)

Sports Sweatshirts can be purchase at the Sports office at a cost $65.00. The purchase of the sweatshirt is not compulsory but we have subsidized them quite substantially.  Our aim is that you will want to share in the school’s aim to present our many varied teams in a smart and consistent manner across all the sports in which we participate.

All uniforms are to be worn with pride. You will be issued with a Basketball top that will be handed back after each game. If the uniform is not returned in the same condition it was issued then you will be charged full replacement cost of $100.00

Currently at Rutherford College we have two Mixed Teams that compete at the Auckland Secondary Schools Regatta held at Lake Pupuke, Killarney Park, Takapuna. Each crew consist of 20 paddlers, 1 sweeper and 1 caller. Anyone can join this non impact and non aggressive sport.

Regatta Date

Sunday 14th March 2021

Venue

Lake Pupuke, Killarney Park, Takapuna

Training Days

Every Wednesday prior to the event, from 5-6pm. Bus leaves school at 3:45pm and returns students when training is over.

Every child is required to sign a “Safety and Acknowledgement and Waiver form”

If you require any information regarding equestrian please contact the sports office.

Games:

Boys – Saturday, either 9am or 10am or 12noon start
Girls – Wednesday, 4pm start

Venues:

Home and away.

Girls – Transport to most away games will be provided by the school van. However, due to the number of teams that require transport on a Wednesday parental help may be required to transport students to some games throughout the season.

Boys – are expected to provide their own transport to and from all Saturday games.

Uniform:

A Football top will be provided.

Students must purchase Sports shorts and socks from the Sports department.

A long sleeved tee $55.00 or sweatshirts $65.00 are available to be purchased from the Sports Department. These are not compulsory but Rutherford would like to see all our sports teams wearing these. Please ensure you have the correct footwear.

Cost:

$60.00 per player (subject to change)

Additional Costs

$40 shorts
$20 socks
Purchase from the Sports Office

Training:

Days & times will be advised when teams are selected. After school trainings will run from 3.30-5pm. Some teams will be required to train mornings.

Venue:

Games will be played at various venues during the season.

Junior Girls Team – Plays Tuesday

Open Boys Team – Play Wednesday

Open Girls Team – Play Thursday

Season:

May – September 2021 (Term 2 and 3)

Uniform:

The students will be issued with a Hockey Unifom. White socks are to be worn. These can be purchased from the Sports Department. A long sleeved tee $55.00 or sweatshirts $65.00 are available to be purchased from the Sports Department. These are not compulsory but Rutherford would like to see all our sports teams wearing these.

Cost:

The cost for each player for the Hockey season is: $150.00.(Subject to change)

This fee consists of Registration, Turf fees, and Umpiring.

Trainings:

Training will be held on Monday nights at 5.00pm-6.00pm at Waitakere Hockey Turf

Venue:

Te Pai Courts Henderson
31-35 Te Pai Pl, Henderson, Auckland 0610

Games:

Seniors – Play Tuesday Night

Juniors (Year 9 and 10) play Saturday Mornings

Due to the courts at Te Pai being all weather courts netball is very rarely cancelled.

Uniform:

The students will be issued with a netball dress. White socks are to be worn. A long sleeved tee $55.00 or sweatshirts $65.00 are available to be purchased from the Sports Department. These are not compulsory but Rutherford would like to see all our sports teams wearing these. Please ensure you have the correct footwear.

Cost:

$100.00 per player (subject to change)

Coaches:

The Majority of coaches at Rutherford College are Student Coaches. Please recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches.  They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child so respect their decisions. No parent should be present at the half-time talk that the coach has with their team members. As you can also understand every coach has their own style of coaching and parents should respect this, be supportive and recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches. There is only ONE coach so please do not question their decisions in front of the team members.

Manager:

To comply with College Sports and Waitakere Netball Association regulations we are required to provide an adult manager with every team entered into a competition. If we do not comply with this ruling the opposition can refuse to play against us and of course the ramifications of this are huge. The adult that is present isn’t required to be actively involved other than to supervise and assist if possible. The other reason for having a Manager present is that some situations can be diffused quickly by an adult rather than by the players.

It is one of our aims with sport at Rutherford College to instill the idea of commitment to teams and this involves in the students being at every practice, trial and game.

Venue:

Home & Away

Games:

Boys – Wednesday afternoons
Girls – Thursday afternoons

Cost:

Boys $30 which covers team entry and transport

$30 shorts (purchase from the sports department)

$20 socks (purchase from the sports department)

Uniform:

A rugby jersey will be provided. Students must purchase school. Playing shorts and socks from the school sports department. Mouth guards are also available for $5 each.

Transport:

School vans may be available for transport otherwise students are expected to arrange their own transport to and from games.

Junior Softball

Venue:

Away at Eden Roskill Softball Club

Games:

Boys- Monday

Girls- Wednesday

Cost:

$30 which covers team entry and transport

 

Uniform:

Softball uniform will be provided at the start of the season and have to be returned at the end of the season.

Transport:

School vans may be available for transport otherwise students are expected to arrange their own transport to and from games.

 

Venue:

Various venues will be used. Squash Clubs throughout Greater Auckland Region

Dates:

Games are on Monday’s at 4:15pm.

 

Cost:

$50.00 per player (subject to change)

Uniform:

Your Child will be issued with a White polo shirt which is to returned at the end of the season. Sports Sweatshirts can be purchased from the sports department at a cost of $65.00.

Transport:

If the venue for the match is at Club Physical, students will need to make their own way there to play at 4pm and be picked up at 5pm. If the venue for the match is at another squash club, the team manager will help organise transportation to and from the venue for the students playing.

Team Management:

All teams must have a teacher or adult with them at every game. If you are able to assistance with being a manager please contact me.

  • White-soled non-marking shoes must be worn.
  • Hats may not be worn on the courts during games.
  • Safety glasses are compulsory for Girls Open A & B and Boys Junior Novice. Any student in these grades not wearing glasses will forfeit their match.

Swimming Day 2020

Date: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Please note this is not compulsory to all students. If entering you have to enter a minimum of 2 events. Entries will be collected during tutor time.

Venue: Rutherford College Swimming Pool

Events available:

Free Style

Breast Stroke

Back Stoke

Butterfly

 

Central/ Western Zone Swimming championships

Held at West Wave – Monday 23rd March

Greater Auckland Swimming Championships

Held at West Wave – Wednesday 8th April

Venue:

Waitamata Table Tennis Stadium

Games:

Friday evenings with two rounds, 4pm and 6pm

Cost:

$50 this covers registration fees

Uniform:

They will be issued with a Rutherford T-Shirt or Polo at the beginning of the season and are expected to return them at the end of the season.

Transport:

Students will need to make their own way to and from the games.

Venue:

Home & Away

Games:

Saturday

Cost:

$30 which covers the registration fee.

Uniform:

Students are to wear their PE uniform or Seniors will be issued with tennis uniform for the season.

Transport:

Students are to find their own transport.

​​​​​​​Playing Day:

Tuesday

Venue:

Girls- Rutherford

Boys- TBC

Uniform:

Touch Uniforms will be issued. Uniforms will be collected by the Team manager on the last day of play. Full sports Touch uniform must be worn at all times.

Transport:

Transport will be provided by means of the school van. Teams are to meet outside the sports office where they will transported to the venue.

Venue:

Girls- Avondale/Massey

Boys- Rutherford

Games:

Thursdays

Cost:

Girls – $30 covers uniform, entry fee and transport

Boys- $15 covers uniform and entry fee

Uniform:

A Volleyball top will be issued at the start of the season and expected to be returned at the end of the season.

Transport:

School van for those playing away will be provided and students are to meet at the main office.

Waka Ama Senior Regatta

Venue: Orakei Basin

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020

 

Waka Ama Junior Regatta

Venue: TBC

Date: Saturday 7th November 2020

Venue:

Various venues (AUT, West Wave, Epsom Girls etc.)

Games:

Friday evenings, or Sunday afternoons after 3pm.

Cost:

$130 TBC this is to cover pool hire, coach, entry fee and equipment.

Uniform:

Swim gear is the students own and the school will provide hats.

Transport:

Students to make their own way to games and training.

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