Sport

The Queen Margaret College Sports Department focuses on two pathways for students: participation and performance.

The participation pathway provides sporting opportunities for all students and can be both competitive and social.

The performance pathway is for students making school premier teams, New Zealand squads, age groups or development teams, and is underpinned by a philosophy of support, growth and empowerment.

We currently have ninety percent of students taking part in our Queen Margaret College Sports Programme and offer many sporting opportunities to cater to the varied interests of students.

 

The following sports are offered at Queen Margaret College:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country / Road Racing
  • Dragon Boating
  • Fippaball
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Miniball
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Triathlon
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

We also offer athletics and swimming as part of the school curriculum and our girls take part in competitions run by these codes. We also support ski teams and an equestrian team in their events. Outside of school, many girls compete in other sports and we celebrate their achievements.

In 2016, Queen Margaret College won both the CSW Tennis Premier Division and the Hockey Secondary Schools Premier Division. We also had fourteen students who were New Zealand representatives and/or title holders in their respective sports.

Queen Margaret College has excellent onsite sports facilities for the students to enjoy and to maintain their fitness. These include two school gymnasiums, a tennis court and a specialist fitness centre.

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Sports Department

The QMC Sports Department is headed by Sports Director Deslea Wrathall and Sports Administrator Frances Solia, two sportswomen who have a wealth of experience both on and off the playing field.

Deslea has represented New Zealand in softball, basketball and touch football while Frances has represented Samoa in netball at two World Cups and two Commonwealth Games. They also have valuable experience mentoring young and upcoming athletes, coaching both national and regional sports teams during their careers.

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