We have a large number of students playing football at school and consistently have 25-30 teams playing across all grades and all age groups. At all levels of the game, Westlake teams compete with dedication, enthusiasm and commitment. We have had significant success throughout all of the grades we play in, including National Championships, Knock-Out Cups and League titles.
Competitions we are involved in;
· 13th Grade (Year 9) – Auckland wide and North Harbour
· 14th Grade (Year 10) – Auckland wide and North Harbour
· 15th Grade (Year 11) – Auckland wide and North Harbour
· Senior – 1st XI & 2nd XI – Auckland wide
· Junior Midweek League (Year 10 & 11) – Played at WBHS
· Senior Friday League (Year 12 & 13) – Played at WBHS & WGHS
· Auckland Knockout Cup – played midweek
The Football season starts in April after a series of trials, training and friendlies. The season runs until September. Games will include Saturday morning competition fixtures in Auckland and North Harbour, mid-week competitions and exchanges. Trainings and matches take place on grass as well as on the artificial turf during the week either before (7-8am) or after school (3:30-4:30pm). At the end of the season, both our U-15 & 1st XI will go to National Tournament at the end of term 3. All players are to ensure that they follow the correct dress code (your coach will advise you of this), all required items are available from the Uniform Shop.
Alongside our football teams, we also run a football Academy of Sport programme during school time – there is an open trial for all talented Year 9 and 10 footballers where the focus is upon developing skills, game-related behaviours and football-specific fitness. We are especially proud of our players that move from the Academy to our First XI and beyond. Some notable boys who have graduated from our Academy in recent years who have gone on to represent their country at senior level are Sam Brotherton, Moses Dyer and Deklan Wynne. In recent years we have had a number of boys represent NZ in age group teams; these include Matt Conroy, Sean Skeens, Luke Johnson and Daniel Lough.
Westlake has a proud football tradition including a trio of national titles. Our aim is always to be the best we can be, improve the skills of every player and despite the end result of each game, play with dignity, respect and a positive attitude.
Teacher in Charge: Mr N Dale
Administrator: Mr T. Buckingham