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Updated 17 October 2018

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Sport awards

Colours is the highest award a student can attain in recognition of his or her achievements in a sport. Students eligible to receive a Colours Award are clearly recognised as ‘top’ in their sport and the awards are traditionally made at the annual Sports Awards function. The Colours Committee consists of the following:

  • Chairman – Headmaster
  • Secretary – Director of Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Members – Deputy Headmaster.

Full Sports Colours

Candidates for the award of Full Colours shall have in all cases proven to be exemplary role models. In the opinion of the Colours Committee they must meet the highest standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom before being eligible for these awards. In addition to this candidates will:

1. Be in Year 12 or Year 13.
2. Have consistently displayed outstanding ability, and commitment to their chosen sporting activity.
3. Have shown outstanding sportsmanship as outlined in the Hillary Commission Fairplay Charter.
4. Be a student member of a School First team.
5. Have met the following criteria as it relates to his/her sport:

  • Athletics and Swimming – win an event in the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships and/or qualify for, and compete in, the New Zealand Age Group or North Island Championships.
  • Cricket, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Netball, and Basketball – the player must have gained provincial representative honours (U17/U18) or, in the opinion of his/her coach, reached a standard equivalent to this.
  • Rowing – compete at U17 or U18 level and finish in either the top three in the North Island (North Island Secondary Schools Championships) or in the top six at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships (Maadi Cup Regatta), or complete a witnessed 2km Ergometer in under 6 minutes 30 seconds (men) or 7 minutes 30 seconds (women).
  • Hockey – the player must have gained provincial representative honours (U18) or, in the opinion of his/her coach, reached a standard equivalent to this.
  • Other Sports – gain provincial representative honours (U17/U18) and/or placed in the New Zealand Championships.

Junior Sports Colours

Candidates for the award of Junior Colours shall have in all cases proven to be exemplary role models. In the opinion of the Colours Committee, they must meet the highest standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom before being eligible for these awards. Junior Colours are only awarded to students in Years 9, 10 and 11. Candidates must meet similar criteria to those required for Full Colours.

Service Tie for Sport

This award is for students who have involved themselves to a marked degree in any one of the following areas:

1. Coached or assisted with refereeing or umpiring.
2. Organisation of sport.
3. Control or maintenance of sports gear.
4. Shown exceptional leadership below First Team level or in a Senior Team not in premier competition.

Only students in Year 13 would usually be considered for this award.

Caps

Caps may be awarded to students involved in Soccer, Senior Rowing, Cricket, Hockey and Rugby teams. The awards are made at the discretion of the coach, but will generally reflect outstanding achievement in the particular sport, and the length of time a player has been in the team. Caps are awarded throughout the year.

First XI Cricket Caps

Awarded at the discretion of the First XI Cricket coach. In general terms recipients will have played a minimum of 15 games and reached the following performance standard:

1. Batting – two scores of greater than 50.
2. Bowling – two bags of 4 or more wickets.
3. Wicket-keeping – in the opinion of the Coach and Manager have kept wicket to a high standard for one season.
4. All-rounders – can gain credit towards the award of a cap by performing well with both bat and ball. For example one score of 50 and one 4 wicket bag will qualify.
4. First XI Football Caps – awarded at the discretion of the First XI Football coach. In general terms recipients will have met and consistently displayed the following attributes:

  • Skills and talent at an outstanding level.
  • Contribution to team spirit.
  • Service and commitment to the team.
  • Passion for football.
  • Played a minimum of 45 games in a starting position.

First XV Rugby Caps

Awarded at the discretion of the First XV Rugby coach. In general terms recipients will have met and consistently displayed the following attributes:

  • Skills and talent at an outstanding level.
  • Contribution to team spirit.
  • Service and commitment to the team.
  • Passion for rugby.
  • Played a minimum of 20 games in a starting position.

Rowing Caps

Awarded at the discretion of the Director of Rowing and Headmaster. In general terms, the recipients will have displayed the following attributes:

  • Outstanding achievement such as an A finalist (in an U18 event) at any of the major regattas.
  • Regular crew member in the school’s U18 premier rowing team(s).
  • Service and commitment to the club and team.
  • Rowed for a minimum of three full seasons (boys) or two full seasons (girls).

First XI Hockey Caps

Awarded at the discretion of the First XI Hockey coach. In general terms recipients will have met and consistently displayed the following attributes:

  • Skills and talent at an outstanding level.
  • Contribution to team spirit.
  • Service and commitment to the team.
  • Passion for hockey.
  • Played a minimum of 50 games in a starting position.

Persequor Ominus Sumus

Presented in recognition of excellence in the chosen sport(s) of the recipient and the contribution he/she has made to the success of others in reaching their potential in that or any other sport.

The Director of Sport Cup

Awarded to the most outstanding team of the year.

Cole Cup for Outstanding Individual Performance

For outstanding achievement in an individual’s chosen sport.