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Our Mission

To empower all students to be physically active for life and strive for excellence in all aspects of Kristin Sport. Team sports and individual representation will be supported, within a positive sporting environment that embraces all abilities.

 

Kristin Sport Values and Expectations

The sports field provides many opportunities for personal development, and sport – be it social or competitive – is widely recognised as a means of developing character. This cannot happen in isolation, however. Character must be taught – it must be taught by coaches, leaders and role models who demonstrate its value both on and off the field.  Kristin School: Where great sport happens.

 

Sport at Kristin

We cater for every level of ability, and relish the challenges and opportunities when competing and participating in school sports. We provide quality coaches, motivated and experienced sports staff and sports programmes for all students. We. believe that being physically active is critical to being a healthy, engaged and successful student at school.

 

Kristin Sport Academy

At Year 9 we offer a special programme for those students wishing to develop their full potential physically. The focus is on self-development and physical conditioning to ensure students are able to compete at the level they wish. For more information, please contact our Director of Sport.

Kristin Sports Office Team

 

Rob was previously Head of Sports at Westlake Boys High School and has been involved in Secondary School Sports for over 25 years. He brings a wealth of experience and passion for all sports.

The Kristin Sports Academy is one of his initiatives which is aligned closely to the philosophies of SPORT NZ Balance is better. In addition, the appointment of Andreas Fossum to work within the academy and across all sports as a strength and conditioning expert has seen the sports programme develop immensely over the past 5 years.

Rob is a firm believer in the benefits to all of strength and conditioning and he works closely with Andreas to support the SnC development programme across the school. Rob facilitates two student-led sports committees in Kristin's Middle and Senior School to create sporting opportunities for all students.

 

Andy Clay was appointed Head of Football in 2019 and coaches across the school.

His experience and knowledge of all things Football is invaluable and he embraces the Kristin values working closely as a coach with our 1st XI Girls' and 1st XI Boys' teams, and leads our Year 7 & 8 AIMS team.

Andy has almost completed his NZF/Oceania A Licence and is on the Board of NZ Secondary Schools Girls Football where he was also appointed assistant coach in 2018. He also coaches the Northern Rovers men's team.

Niall comes to us from the NZ Special Olympics Team where he was the Regional Coordinator for the Central Region.

After graduating with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science), Niall worked in high-performance sport in Canterbury at both the University and for Canterbury Football. Niall runs the Sports Office and is proactive in supporting all school sports.

 

 

Katrina is our Head of Netball, and part of the Development Team at Netball North Harbour, coordinating and managing representative teams and coaching. Katrina also coaches our Year 9/1 and Senior 2 Netball teams. 

Prior to Kristin, she led the sports programme at Takapuna Normal Intermediate. Katrina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Netball to Kristin.

 

 

David returns to NZ from Italy where he was the international guest player and head coach at the Valchisone Club. David had played in Italy since 2012 winning 5 National Championships. He is currently still playing senior men's Hockey for Takapuna and North Harbour.

David played for the NZ Blacksticks from 2009 to 2012 and is passionate about developing our school Hockey programme, He coaches the 1st XI boys team in the Premier Auckland Schools competition in 2022 and will also lead our AIMS hockey teams to Tauranga. 

Sherren brings a wealth of sports administration experience to the year-round sports of Water Polo and Swimming. Sherren has a degree in Sports Science and a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management. She is also involved in supporting the school Volleyball programme, North Harbour Volleyball and Volleyball New Zealand.

 

After completing a Sports Science Degree, Andreas has specialised as a specialist strength and conditioning coach while he works on his Masters.  Andreas supports and administers Kristin's Year 7-13 Basketball programme and coaches the Year 9 Sports Academy class and the Year 10 Sports Studies class. 

Andreas' focus on core strength and basic movement competency across all sports has enhanced the performance of all teams and ensured we continue to be competitive at all levels.

 

Cecilia (CJ) has previously worked at both NZ Cricket and Auckland Cricket as a coach and player developer promoting the game at club, school, and regional levels. This work has involved coaching delivery and promotion of the ‘Yeahgirls” NZ cricket initiative.

CJ is passionate about all sports and ensures all our Rangatahi (youth) have every opportunity to play sports. CJ oversees our Year 7 & 8 Zone Days, as well as our Kristin Sports Instagram page. She also supports the cricket programme here at Kristin.

Simon has represented New Zealand at National League Basketball, and is a dedicated member of staff whose work behind the scenes and on game-day is invaluable. 

Simon's passions are Cricket and Basketball, and he works closely in both sports across the Junior, Middle and Senior School. His knowledge and experience are an asset to the Kristin sports programme. This year he will be attending his 10th AIMS games for Kristin.

 

Amanda's experience in high-performance sports in Australia (Gymnastics Victoria), combined with her administrative skills, sees her assisting across all sports, with a focus on our Tennis and Badminton programmes. 

Amanda has overseen the implementation of the Kristin link with the Lavie Tennis Academy, a programme which challenges our competitive players and those that wish for further training. Tennis and Badminton are played throughout the year, outdoors in summer, and indoors in Tūrama during the winter months. 

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Come and visit Kristin

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