Garin encourages students to participate in sports activities and our teams perform well. Garin College has on of the best gymnasiums in the region.

Students have been successful in such diverse disciplines as cycling, triathlon, volleyball, and women’s soccer, as well as sports such as rugby. cricket and netball.


Club Garin – Sport

The following sports are currently offered at Garin College:
Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-country, Cycling, Netball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Touch, Triathlon, Volleyball and Adventure Racing.


At Garin we have a Summer and Winter Sport Programme. As with many schools in New Zealand, active participation in sport is an important part of school culture.

Our Summer Sports Include:

  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Triathlon
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Lawn Bowls
Our Winter Sports Include:

  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Cycling

Individual Students are involved in a variety of other sports.

Highlights of other Sports at Garin

  • Netball: See the article “Garin continue to shine
  • Rugby: A highlight for Garin this winter was the international fixture we had against Crossley Heath from England. After an excellent first half Garin won the match 30-22.
  • Netball: Garin netball had an excellent season fielding six teams. Of those four made finals with three winning. Garin has a very young Senior A Netball team and expects even better things in the future.
  • Girls Soccer: Garin’s girls soccer team excelled this year with the help of their new coach Albie Evans. Evans brought his vast experience to the team and molded a very capable side who went to placed second in their competition.
  • Boys Basketball: This team proformed very well and won their respective competition. Coach Grant Sidwell was very pleased with their progress and sees better things in the future considering two of their starting players are in year 9.
  • Cycling: In Cycling Garin has experienced exceptional results. At the South Island Championships Joel McManus achieved a second placing in the timetrial and points races for U14. Tom Nichloson has placed 3rd in the time trial and 2nd in the points race for U15. They went on to do even better at the National in Levin with Joel getting the gold medal in the points race and Tom getting a Bronze medal. Tom was awarded two Gold medals at the NZ Club Champs.
  • Karate: Jacob Brennan travelled north to compete in the North Island championships competing in the Black Belt middle to heavy weight division, gaining a first and to sections in his respected events.
  • Ballroom Dancing: Brodie Bell competed in the national dance competition gaining a second place in his respective grade.
  • Cricket: Garin played Sancta Maria (Auckland), as a pre-season match during the holiday. The exchange was a first between the college, but unfortunately Garin lost in a close game. Two players excelled with bat and ball. Sean O’Connell scored 44 in the first innings and took 3 for 16 while Joseph O’Connor scored 33 and took 3 for 12.

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