Waikato Diocesan School has a fine reputation for its excellence in sports. A wide range of individual and team sports allows every student to find an activity she enjoys and to be physically fit. We cater for all students regardless of age, ability or aptitude. In fact, on most weekends throughout the year, Waikato Diocesan has a 78% participation rate in team sports across all codes in 2022.

  • We have a range of sports codes available, from netball, hockey, football, lacrosse and basketball to rowing, equestrian, cycling, tennis, cricket and water polo.

  • Top facilities (including a school fitness centre) and expert teachers and coaches help our students to discover their interests and nurture their talents across all levels.

  • Many of our students have gone on to represent their city, region and country in their chosen sporting codes.

What Our Former Students Say

Waikato Diocesan Sports Department


To achieve excellence in sport and physical activities within a caring and rewarding atmosphere at all levels.


Preparing confident, resourceful and resilient young women to lead healthier and active lifestyles.

  • To identify, develop and support gifted, talented and elite sportswomen at WDSG.

  • To develop among all students a passion for participating in and giving their best in sports at WDSG.

  • In striving for excellence in the sporting arena, we will aim to produce athletes of the highest quality and develop other qualities in our sportswomen, such as courage, empathy, integrity, tolerance and respect.

  • To strategically develop a sporting plan to compete successfully and win Waikato, North Island and NZ titles.

Sports Registration at Waikato Diocesan

We use Enrolmy to help make registrations quick and simple, so registering for a sport is only a few clicks away.

To browse the many sports on offer, have a read through our Co-Curricular Guide below, or to register for a code, simply click on the link below to our sports sign-up website, select the sport and away you go.  If you are registering for multiple sports, please complete one sports registration at a time.

Sports Recognition Form

Please complete the form below to share your sporting news with the Dio Sports Department. We rely on our community to share their news so that we can appropriately celebrate all our remarkable past and present students. We thank you for taking the time to ensure we have all the relevant information.

Contacts (Sports)


Darlene Karena                                                                                                        Email: sports@wdsg.school.nz
Phone: 07 981 5562
Mobile: 021 521 503


Anna White
Phone: 07 981 5559


Katie Blunsdon
Phone: 07 981 5579 


Who can be a member?

Individual membership is open to all current Waikato Diocesan students and staff.

How do I become a member?

Any students or staff wanting to use the Fitness Centre as an individual during opening hours will need to become a DioFit member. Becoming a member involves completing the Enrolmy application form, the cost of the DioFit membership being charged to your account and the completion of an induction session.

How much does a Dio Fit Membership cost?

  • Full Year: $175.00

  • Price Per Term: $55.00

Dio Fit Rules

  1. All members need to sign in and out.

  2. All members must have a sweat towel to enter the gym (DioFit towel free with membership).

  3. All new members are required to attend an induction session with the DioFit Instructor.

  4. All members must wear appropriate footwear at all times.

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

  • Tuesday: 6.30 am - 8.00 am & 3.30 - 5.30 pm

  • Wednesday: 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

  • Thursday: 6.30 am - 8.00 am & 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

  • Friday: CLOSED

Membership Form 

To sign-up to Dio Fit please click on the link to the EnrolMy site

Waikato Diocesan Sportswoman of the Year

2000: Kate Mahon and Juliet Matthews

2001: Katie Mahon

2002: Tessa Hickson

2004: Ashleigh Stone

2005: Debbie Bell and Lucy Thompson

2006: Sian Walker

2007: Maddy Brunton

2008: Maddy Brunton

2009: Julia Ratcliffe

2010: Natalie Dodd

2011: Holly Patterson

2012: Ellie McCleery

2013: Tarryn Davey

2014: Isabella Coombes

2015: Anahera Nin

2016: Hannah Knighton

2017: Hannah Knighton

2018: McKenzie Milne

2019: Gina McCarthy

2020: not awarded

2021: not awarded

2022: Alex Endres

2023: Kate Findlay

Waikato Diocesan Leavers Cup

2000: Katie Burns

2001: Kate Mahon

2002: Victoria Glossop

2003: Rebekah Gee and Amanda Hines

2004: Larisa Marsh

2005: Lucy Thompson

2006: Rachel Smith

2007: Carla Johl

2008: Sarah McLaughlin

2009: Isobel Dingwall

2010: Kate McLaughlin

2011: Holly Patterson

2012: Alia Jaques

2013: Codie Taute

2014: Victoria Wilson

2015: Isabella Coombes

2016: Phoebe Clewlow-Gibson

2017: Hannah Knighton

2018: Emily Irvine

2019: Holly Mills

2020: Lucy Farrell

2021: Sophie Holten & Hannah Morgan

2022: Amelia de Lautour

2023: Alexandra Peoples

Waikato Diocesan Team of the Year

2002: U17 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2003: U16 Elite Basketball

2004: U16 Coxed 4 Rowing Crew

2005: U16 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2006: 1st XI Hockey

2007: Senior A Squash and 1st XI Hockey

2008: Senior A Squash

2009: U18 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2010: Senior Time Trial Cycling Team

2011: U18 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2012: U19 Triathlon Team

2013: 4x400m Relay Team

2014: U18 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2015: Senior Duathlon Team

2016: U16 Time Trial Cycling Team

2017: Open A Netball

2018: U17 Coxed 8 Rowing Crew

2019: U18 Rowing Pair

2020: not awarded

2021: U18 4 Coxed Rowing Crew

2022: U16 Coxed 4 Rowing Crew

2023: U18 Coxed 4 Rowing Crew