Summer Sports happen in Term 1 and 4 and are listed below


Archery caters for students who have completed a beginners’ course and who want to compete in the Archery in Schools competition. We are very fortunate to have ex England Archer and in house expert, Scott Collett, who provides training here at our HHS fields. There are opportunities for more experienced archers to compete in Archery New Zealand Open Competitions.

Person in Charge: Mrs S Collett (TIC Archery, Assistant Principal)

Coach: Scott Collett

Managers: Ms Hirst

Terms: All terms.

Practice Times: Every Friday 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. at our very own HHS Field.


  • $60 per term (Includes all equipment, coaching and entry to Archery in Schools League)
  • $120 for initial beginners’ course

Uniform: PE Uniform

Gear: All equipment including bows and arrows are borrowed from the school or Archery Experience, at no additional charge, this is included in your term fee. Wet weather clothing is needed for the winter terms.

National Tournament

Archery NZ National Indoor Championships


Person in Charge: Mr. Overmayer (Director of Sport)


There is sprint endurance and endurance running training on Monday and Friday afternoon, meeting at 3.40 on the school sports field. Anyone interested in running is welcome to join the group and get some coaching for the upcoming school athletics, zones and beyond competitions.

KP is our school coach and specialises in coaching 400m through to 3000m.

If you’re interested in throw coaching see Mr Fleming.

Hamilton City Hawks

Hamilton City Hawks is our local club, based out of Porritt Stadium 78 Crosby Rd, Chartwell, 3210 in Hamilton.

If you’re wanting to take Athletics seriously or just want to develop your ability through a quality programme and coaching then head on down to the local club night held every Wednesday beginning 5.30 pm during the summer season. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Athletics Day ​​​​​​​

When: Tuesday 16th February 2021

Where: Porritt Athletics Stadium (78 Crosby Rd, Chartwell, Chedworth, Hamilton 3210)

We begin the year with our College Athletics Day at Poritt Stadium. Students are encouraged to promote their house colours and there are opportunities for both competitive athletes and students wishing to have fun and earn house points.

Zones Competition

When: Wednesday, 10 MARCH 2021

Where: Porritt Athletics Stadium (78 Crosby Rd, Chartwell, Chedworth, Hamilton 3210)

​​​​​​​Top performing students at our College Athletics Day are then selected to represent Hillcrest High School at the Zones Competition or what can be considered an inter-regional event against local Colleges.

Our sports team manages and supports athletes on the day; both Mr. Fleming and Mr. Overmayer have a strong background in athletics and are available to provide specialist coaching leading up to this event.

Students are eligible to compete in all events held at our College Athletics Sports Day, with the exception of Steeple Chase and Hammer Throw which is not offered at the Zones competition.

We are fortunate that the location of the Zones competition is again at Porritt Stadium so students are lucky to be familiar with the track and field prior to competition at this event.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Champs

When: Wednesday 24 MARCH 2021

Where: Tauranga Domain (91 Cameron Rd, Tauranga, 3110)

The top 6 in each event at the Zones Competition are eligible to compete at the WBoP Champs and the location of this event alternates between Porritt Stadium and the Tauranga Domain Athletics Track.

North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Champs

When: Friday 9 APRIL – 13 APRIL 2021

​​​​​​​Where: Porritt Athletics Stadium (78 Crosby Rd, Chartwell, Chedworth, Hamilton 3210)

​​​​​​​There is a very short turnaround before this event so top 3 place getters in each event at the WBoP Champs are required to confirm whether they are available to compete for the Waikato Bay of Plenty team (not the College) at the North Island Secondary School Championships (NISS) by completing a form available from the tent near the finish line before they leave for the day. The team managers for this event are selected by Sport Waikato and these managers lead the very best within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions to go head to head with the rest of the North Island.


Person in Charge: Mr. Kennedy (TIC Cricket, PE Teacher)

Terms: One and Four


Antony Smith & Paddy Bhula –  Boys 1XI

Trevor Mathieson and Alex Hennebry – Boys Junior Development

Practice Times:

Team Day Time Location
Boys 1XI Tuesday & Thursday 3.30 – 5pm HHS
Boys Colts Wednesday 3.30 – 5pm HHS

Match Days: Matches are played on Saturdays at various locations within the Waikato Region.

1XI Fee: $50 per term

Junior Development Fee: $50 per term

1XI Uniform (provided to borrow for the season)

  • Trousers
  • Shirt
  • Cap

Colts Uniform (purchase) 

  • White Trousers
  • HHS Cricket Shirt
  • School Cap

Gear: If possible, it is best for students to have their own cricket equipment. However, the school can supply any that is needed – see Mr. Kennedy if this is you.

Important Dates:

Term One Season

9 Feb to 27 Mar 2021

Term Four Season

23 Oct to 18 Dec 2021

1XI Boys

ND Tournament (based on qualification) – during Summer Tournament Week.

1XI Girls

Nationals (based on qualification) which is held in early December.


​​​​​​​We are very lucky to have the support of the Four Zero Futsal Academy led by Academy Director and National Futsal player Kyle Wisnewski. The team Kyle leads includes NZ Futsal Ferns player Serena Patel and former Hillcrest High School Sports Captain Jet Lim. 

Last year our girls qualified on the back of their Runner Up title at the Nationals, to compete in the World Schools Championships held in France, Lyon but unfortunately, the competition was canceled due to Covid. 

As a fundraiser for HHS Futsal, we run two Futsal tournaments a year in the HHS Gyms for our top teams.  The tournaments are proving so popular that some divisions have a waiting list of other schools trying to enter.

To support teams we require parent volunteers to be managers. This is not a huge undertaking and makes the coach’s and organisers’ jobs that much easier. If you are available to assist, please contact Mr. Overmayer. 

Sports Manager: Mr Overmayer (DoS)

Terms: Term One and Four

Competitions Days:   Juniors play Friday and Seniors play Sunday
Venue:  The Peak

Referee Academy 

We have a strong referee academy with support from WaiBoP Futsal. If you are interested see Mr. Overmayer.

Premier Uniform: Playing strip provided

Development Uniform: PE Gear

Gear: Own sneakers/futsal shoes and shin pads

Mountain Biking

Teacher in Charge: Mr. O’Brien (TIC Cycling) 

Uniform: HHS PE Gear, own cycling-specific clothing

Gear: Own Mountain Bike and helmet

Cost: Costs are charged per event, with the WSS Champs approx $35.00

The Annual Waikato Secondary Schools Mt Biking Championship is usually staged near the end of Term One on the Mountain Bike specific course at Waterworks Park, Te Miro (near Cambridge). The event organiser on behalf of WSSSA is Red Events led by event director Errol Newlands. The championships are for Boys and Girls grades in Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions for Secondary Schools.

Important Dates:

September 2nd    WSS MTB Champs    Te Miro Bike Park

​​​​​​​October 1st        NZSS MTB Champs     Wainuiomata


Chair of Committee: Darron Cutler

Manager: Deidre McRobie

Contact our Secretary for more information by clicking here.

Hillcrest High School Rowing athletes train at the Hamilton Rowing Club on the banks of the mighty Waikato.

Our rowers and coxswains train at this club, under a team of coaches headed by Alastair Riddle.

Alastair is a highly respected coach within the rowing community, with over 20 years of coaching experience. He has had numerous successes at school and club levels and has coached a number of athletes who have gone on to represent their country.

Alastair has completed multiple coaching modules under Sport NZ and Rowing NZ, with his most recent qualification being Performance Coach Advanced (2016).

Alastair Riddle as head coach is assisted by Charlie Fowler, Dave Speed, Brent Pinfold and Charles Haggie.

Important Dates:


11-13 March 2022

Lake Karapiro

Maadi Cup 

28 March – 2 April 2022

Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel

Maadi Parade 

27 March 2022

View our Summer Camp 2020 video below:


Person in Charge: Dr. Sharpe (TIC Swimming, Science Teacher)

Wear: Goggles, swimming cap (for all Waikato and National champs a Hillcrest High cap will need to be purchased), togs.

Hillcrest High School Swimming Sports Day

When: TBD

Where: University of Waikato Campus Pool

Bus: departing 8.30 am and returning 2.45 pm

This one-day event is often held shortly after our Athletics Sports Day. This event is for competitive athletes and competent swimmers.

If students have aspirations of attending the Waikato Secondary Schools swimming champs to race-specific strokes, they will need to

enter those events at our HHS Swimming Champs.

Waikato Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

When: TBD

Where: Waterworld (Garnett Ave, Forest Lake, Hamilton 3200)

Entry will be based on performance times at our Hillcrest High School Swimming Sports Day or on times on the Swimming NZ database for other distances. Please keep an eye out for emails and notices following our school event for when the Waikato Secondary Schools Champs will be held.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

When: Thursday, July 28-31, 2022

Where: Waterworld (Garnett Ave, Forest Lake, Hamilton 3200)

Entry will be based on meeting qualification times as set by Swimming NZ. (For swimmers not registered with Swimming NZ, times swum at the Waikato Secondary Schools champs will be used as evidence that the qualifying standard has been met.) Costs will be set by Swimming NZ at approximately $10-15 per race entry.

Aquaknights Zonal Secondary Schools Open Water Champs

When: TBD

Where: TBD 

Open entry to students proficient and confident in swimming in open water (lake or ocean) conditions. Costs are set by the event organisers, but are in the region of $30-$70 per race. Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the race venue.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Open Water Champs

When: TBD

Where: TBD 

Open entry to students proficient and confident in swimming in open water (lake or ocean) conditions. Costs are set by the event organisers, but are in the region of $30-$70 per race. Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the race venue.



Person in Charge: Mr Turner

​​​​​​​Coaches: Pete Hoyland (Kiwi Tennis Director) and Mr. Turner

Gear: Own racket

Uniform: PE uniform

Fee: Term four costs TBC

Training Days: Term four training days TBC

Tennis is a great summer sport, played in terms one and four.

The regular Waikato Secondary Schools Teams Competition is held every Wednesday afternoon from approx 3.30 – 5 pm during the tennis season. Teams consist of two players and one reserve, playing singles and doubles at the Lugton Park Tennis Centre (30 Old Farm Rd, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216) and Schools within the Waikato region.

Students serious about competing are encouraged to enter the Waikato Thames Valley SS Individual Champs held in March. Entries are limited to 4 players per school in Singles and 3 pairs per school in the Doubles for each section. A player may NOT enter both Singles and Doubles. All Waikato Representative players are eligible to compete, irrespective of the entry limit.


  • Junior 14 & under
  • Intermediate 6 & under
  • Senior 18 & under

Important Dates

WSS Teams Competition
Waikato Thames Valley SS Individual Champs

Touch Rugby

​​​​​​​Touch Rugby is usually a six-week league beginning early February and again in October. Games are 12-mins each way with a 2-min half time. There are 4-mins in between rounds. Cancellations due to bad weather will be posted on the Waikato Touch Website by 2 pm at the latest. However, it is very unlikely that games will be canceled unless Hamilton City Council closes the grounds, so all games usually go ahead, Rain or Shine. Mixed teams require a minimum of 2 girls on the field. ​​​​​​​

Person in Charge: Mr. Overmayer (Director of Sport)

Terms: One and Four

Uniform: PE Gear and Touch Boots/Sneakers (compulsory)

Match Days: Monday

Venue: Swarbrick Park, Frankton, Hamilton

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a fast emerging sport, where students umpire their own game; developing effective communication, integrity, and teamwork. We enter a mixed team in the local competition, with the league running for 8 weeks at a time. 

Person in Charge: Mr. Maclaurin (TIC Ultimate Frisbee, Maths Teacher)

Coaches: Mr. Fleming & Mr. Maclaurin

Terms: One and Four

Uniform: Navy PE Shorts and HHS Singlet

Equipment: Frisbee provided

Fee: $15 pp. per term

Training: Tuesday 3.30 – 5 pm HHS Field

Match Day

Wednesday 4 – 5 pm

University of Waikato Fields


We are exceptionally lucky to have Mr. Neilsen, a current Hamilton Huskies player, who is highly experienced and was recently selected for the National Volleyball League, playing for the Te Waiora Midlands team. His coaching accolades include the 2018 Junior Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships (Gold) and 5 x Canterbury Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships (Gold). Our boys placed 5th in the New Zealand Secondary Schools competition earlier this year and we have six athletes in New Zealand Age Group representative teams. With a strong focus on both performance and participation, we frequently produce the greatest number of teams in local competition and run a Social League every term for both community and students.

Teacher in Charge: Mr. Nielsen

Committee Chair: Brendon Stone (Parent)

Terms: One (Senior Volleyball), Three & Four (Junior Volleyball)

Fee: $60 pp. per term

Uniform: HHS volleyball shirt, PE shorts/black tights for girls

Training Days: Term Four training days to be announced later in Term Three

Trials: Term Four trials will be announced later in Term Three – keep an eye out in the daily notices

Match Day: Games are generally played on Saturdays with the first game at 9 am. Some boys games are played on Friday evenings. Junior games played on Thursday.

Venues: The Peak (1 Kimbrae Dr, Rototuna North, Hamilton 3281) or Fraser High School (72 Ellicott Rd, Nawton, Hamilton 3200)

Format: The competition will be organised into grades with later promotion/relegation between smaller groups as weeks go on – even if teams start off in wrong grades, they will move to the appropriate level fairly quickly


Team Coach
Senior Premier Boys Seth Phork and Shaunna Polley
Senior Premier Girls Mr Nielsen
Development Boys Mr Nielsen
Junior Premier Boys Mr Nielsen
Junior Premier Girls Jessica Pasene

Important Dates

Trial dates:
Thursday, 5 August
Boys 5-6.30 pm  – JL Gym
Girls 6.30-8 pm – JL Gym
Sunday, 8 August
Girls 2-3.30 pm – JL Gym
Monday, 9 August
Boys 5-6.30 pm – Old Gym
Thursday, 12 August  TBC
Junior Waikato competition:

Always played on a Thursday.

  • September 23, 30
  • October 21
  • November 4, 11, 18

Water Polo

Person in Charge: Mrs. Alsemgeest (TIC Water Polo)

Terms: One (Open Grade, Years 9 – 13), Three and Four (Juniors Y9 & 10 only)

Fee: Term Four fees to be announced later in Term Three

Training Day: Junior training days announced in Term Three but likely Monday’s 4 – 5 pm

Match Days: Monday to Thursday evenings between 6 pm – 9 pm. The draw is completed in advance of the first game so players will know well in advance the schedule.

Venue: Waterworld (Garnett Ave, Forest Lake, Hamilton 3200)

Duty:  Every team has a duty after they play.  5 players stay after their game to provide technical support for the referees. Training will be provided to our students.

Uniform: Speedo togs or Water Polo togs. No board shorts. Hillcrest High School Waterpolo togs are available (cost $135 approximately. Togs take up to 8 weeks to arrive.)

Gear: A swimming cap is required for players with long hair. Googles are recommended for training.

Coach: Michael Houghton

Manager: Mrs Alsemgeest

Important Dates

11 February

WSS Competition Begins

Waterworld, Hamilton


​​​​​​​Each year HHS enters students into the Burgess Trophy Competition hosted by Hamilton Yacht Club on Hamilton Lake (Lake Rotoroa). Previous sailing experience is required for this event and we recommend students visit Hamilton Yacht Club to see if yachting interests them. 

Person in Charge: Mr. Fleming (Sports Coordinator)

Fee: $50 per team, reduced to $10 per boat for teams of four boats or fewer

Coach: Hamilton Yacht Club

Manager: Mr. Elliott

Term: One

Event Date:  Burgess Trophy  Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Uniform: PE Uniform

Boats: Open Bic boats are available for hire from WTYA Youth Development. Some clubs have Optimists for hire. Make enquiries to Mr. Elliott. WTYA Youth Development will assess demand and attempt equitable distribution.