WINTER sports happen in Term 2 and 3 and are listed below


​​​​​​​Badminton caters to students who want to compete in the inter-school competition. Team practices take place in our very own state-of-the-art JL Gym. Players signing up for competitive badminton are committing to compete in the inter-schools competition and also attend training from Term One through to Term Three. There are also regular non-competitive tournaments on weekends throughout the year that will be advertised.

Person in Charge: Mr. Fleming (Sports Coordinator)

Terms: Part of Term 1 and Term 2 & 3

Practice Times: Tuesday & Thursday 3.30 – 5 pm (JL Gym)

Uniform: Navy PE shorts and PE top

Gear: Own racquet and indoor court shoes



Basketball is one of the fastest-growing sports within the Secondary School Space; growing 10% per annum. This year will see HHS enter 10 teams in a local competition. Hillcrest High School is blessed to have amazing facilities including our state-of-the-art JL Gym with high-quality flooring, competition sprung hoops, and bleachers. Further West sees our second Gym with many of the same amenities with the exception of bleachers. 

Head of Basketball: Mr. Kennedy (Director of Sport)

Head of Coaching: Hemi Marshall

Terms: Two and Three

Gear: Own mouthguard (compulsory) and basketball shoes/sneakers

Competition Information

Tip-off is at either 5, 6, or 7 pm at various school gyms within the Waikato region.

Important Dates:

Runs during Term 2 & 3

Cross Country

​​​​​​​Parent in Charge: Kevin Endres 

Training Days: Wednesday & Friday 3.45 pm – meet in the school carpark by the Football field nearest Masters Ave

The age grades for Cross Country are as follows:

  • Senior
  • Junior
  • Year 9




Head of Football: Mr. Groom

Terms: Terms 2 & 3

Match Days for all teams are Saturday with games generally commencing at 8.30 am with final kick-off at 11 am.

Uniform: Uniform provided

Gear: Own Football boots and shin pads.


Person in Charge: Mr. Fleming (Sports Coordinator)

There are traditionally three events within the Secondary School calendar year for Golf. 

Cost: Costs will be charged per event, as indicated during registration.

Uniform: Navy PE shorts and PE top.

Gear: Students are required to provide all of their own gear.

WSS Matchplay Champs

When: TBC 

Where: Te Awamutu Golf Club

WSS Inter-Collegiate Day 

When: ​​​​​​​TBC

Where: Matamata and Morrinsville Golf Clubs

WSS Inter-Collegiate Champs Day

When: ​​​​​​​TBC 

Where: Hamilton Golf Club, St Andrews 


We are very fortunate to have a knowledgeable and experienced Teacher in Charge of Hockey and 1stXI Girls Coach, Mr Richard Baggs, who has been involved in Hockey for multiple decades. Mr. Baggs is a Technical Officer for Waikato Hockey and has been Technical Officer for National Championships including the Men’s U21 series.

Aaron McNabb will be taking our Boys 1st XI team this year and also comes with a wealth of experience. 

Person in Charge: Mr. Baggs (TIC Hockey)

Terms: 2 & 3

GHC = Gallagher Hockey Centre (Hamilton Lake, Hamilton 3204) 

Match Days

Games start from 4.30 – 7.30 pm at GHC, HBHS (SCHC Schick Construction Hockey Centre i.e. HBHS) & St Pauls.

U18 A grade (girls and boys) – Wednesday (1stXI Girls) 

U18 C (girls and boys, mixed teams play in the boy’s grade) – Monday (2ndXI Girls) 

6 aside social (mixed teams, all U18) – Tuesday (Boys teams) 

Draw Information

Hockio App: This is used for viewing draws, results and standings. The app is not used for recording match day events/results. Download:

Google Play Store

Apple StoreHOCKIO

How to use the app

Uniform: Uniform is provided for all teams. 

Gear: Own hockey stick, mouth guard and shin pads.


Person in Charge: Mrs. Quintal (TIC Lacrosse)

Terms: 2 & 3

Location of Games:

Girls: Tamahere Park, Tamahere

Uniform: Playing strip included in the fee (boys and girls).


With a strong tradition of Netball at our High School, we have produced some phenomenal Netball stars including one of New Zealand’s finest, Laura Langman. ​​​​​​​

Head of Netball: Whaea Niki Crombie

Terms: 2 & 3

Gear: Balls, bibs, and whistles provided.

Competitions: All teams play on a Saturday


Teacher in Charge: Mr. Kennedy (Director of Sport)

Uniform: HHS Rugby Jersey, Shorts and Socks provided.

Gear: Rugby Boots and Mouth Guard.

Training Days: Tuesday & Thursday 3.30 – 5 pm.

Game Day: Saturday


Teacher in Charge: Mr. Kennedy (Director of Sport)

Secondary School Skiing and Snowboarding have an annual competition at Turoa Ski Field, Mt Ruapehu.

There are two events:

  • Timed Giant Slalom
  • Freestyle Jam in the Terrain Park


Waikato Secondary Schools Ski & Snowboard competition

  • Banked Slalom
  • Freestyle Jam

Venue:  Turoa

NISS Ski competition

  • Giant Slalom
  • Slope Style
  • Skiercross

Venue:  Whakapapa and Turoa​​​​​​​


Teacher in Charge: Mr Kennedy (TIC Snowboarding)

Secondary School Skiing and Snowboarding have an annual competition at Turoa Ski Field, Mt Ruapehu.

There are two events:

  • Timed Giant Slalom
  • Freestyle Jam in the Terrain Park.

Following the Waikato Secondary Schools Competition (WSS), top snowboarders have the opportunity to compete at the North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Championships held mid-September at Turoa Ski Field. Over two hundred competitors representing forty plus High Schools from Whangarei to Wellington and Gisborne to New Plymouth,  compete in Giant Slalom, Slope Style and Boardercross events over three days.


Waikato SS Ski & Board Champs
Venue:  Turoa
NISS Snowboard Champs


Person in Charge: Mr Fleming (Sports Coordinator)

Terms: Training begins the end of Term 1 and continues through to Term 3

Practice Times: Thursdays 8 – 9.15 am

Cost: FREE to begin with however, students will be required to sign up to Lugton’s Park Squash Club after the first three sessions.

Uniform: Navy PE shorts and PE top

Gear: Sneakers, rackets, and ball provided

Waikato Interschool Competition

Played every Wednesday after school beginning May 15, these weekly interschool events are a great way to ensure athletes are getting in plenty of match experience prior to the WSS Tournaments which are held the week after these events finished (Term 2, across weeks 8 and 9).  Refer below for the dates.


Date Competition Name Location
TBC WSS Individual Girls Champs TBC
June 17th WSS Individual Boys Champs TBC
June 10th WSS Teams Event TBC