Our History

College Sport Auckland is a charitable entity established in 1989 by the Principals of Auckland, to assist in the delivery of interschool sport to their member schools.

Before 1989, interschool sport in the region was run by teacher committees in various codes overseen by a body known as the Auckland Secondary Schools Headmaster’s Association. At this time, a boys committee and a girls committee assisted in the delivery of sport and the two earlier Headmaster’s Association chairmen in the 1980’s were Jack Kelly (Takapuna Grammar School) and Jim Paton (Kelston Boys High School). College Sport Auckland came about due to the proliferation of sport in the schools and the resultant increasing demands placed on teacher committees. It was the vision of the Principals that an independent professional administrative body backed up with bylaws and regulations was required to alleviate the pressure on these committees.

Since 1989, College Sport Auckland has grown its membership to now include 109 secondary schools in the Greater Auckland area from Warkworth to Onewhero. As an organisation, College Sport Auckland facilitates 39 codes for approximately 65,000 secondary school student participants who are supported by over 200 sport coordinators.



The ASSHA Establishment Board 1988-1989

  • Hugh Richards, Papatoetoe High School (Chair)
  • Nigel Toy, Saint Kentigern College
  • Tom Gerard, Rosmini College
  • John Graham, Auckland Grammar School
  • Dawn Jones, Diocesan School
  • Colin Pascoe, Westlake Boys High School
  • Murray Wilton, Dilworth School
  • Rob Boston, CEO


The Chair 1989-Present

  • Hugh Richards, Papatoetoe High School
  • Gail Thompson, Diocesan School
  • Chris Saunders, Onehunga High School
  • Byron Bentley, Macleans College
  • Mike Leach, King’s College
  • Mark Shanahan, Waitakere College