Sport

A huge amount of time is put into the success of sport at the College.

St Thomas’ is committed to providing the best coaches throughout the various sports in order to compete at the highest levels throughout New Zealand. We are very proud of the staff that we have that give our students the very best in mentoring, support and opportunities at the College..

Head of Rugby

Hamish Barclay “….I am driven by the importance rugby has on a character. Rugby teaches our men the importance of developing good mental and physical attributes which ultimately leads to success on and off the field….”

Head of Football

Richard Washington & Jacob Allen “…Coaching for us is about fostering and developing the talent of the individual. Feedback, hard work, team culture and critical reflection create results.  Building a positive team culture and making sure player welfare is at the forefront allows for individual flair and a lot of fun…..”

 Head of Rowing

Robbie Lange “….Every student has something that they excel in. As a teacher, it is my role to help students find that thing. That is why I love getting involved in extra-curricular activities and seeing young people find their area of excellence……”

Head of Rugby League

Andrew Auimatagi “…My passion for coaching comes from aiding the personal development of individuals as they strive to achieve their goals. As a coach it is my job to help mould players into the best version of themselves they can be, both on and off the field…”

Cricket

Cricket is played at STC from Year 7-13. We have 6 very competitive tams that play in our local competitions on Saturdays. Our First XI travel regularly to Australia to compete in a Christian Brothers’ tournament in Brisbane and compete against many teams through Australasia. We have several staff members with vast coaching experience including to National Under 19 tournament level and also former First Class and List A Canterbury players that are keen and willing to improve any standard of young cricketer. We are also fortunate to have excellent facilities that are enjoyed by all players.

Head of Basketball

Neville Brooker “…Senior Boys Basketball coach, Nev Brooker has been involved in the program since 2014. Nev is heavily involved with all basketball teams at STC and is really enjoying the new Head of Basketball role. Since starting in 2014 as a rookie head coach, Nev has now seen his way to every level of Age Group National tournaments, coaching Canterbury?Waitaha Representative teams, from u13, u15, u17 and u19. Nev was lucky enough to be a part of the U19 Waitaha Boys team that won u19 nationals in 2018. Nev is now enjoying the rewards of all the hard work all STC players have put in to get to where STC is today.”