Terms 2 and 3 (Winter)

College football teams compete in the Canterbury Football competitions. The 1st XI competes in the Mainland Football Premier 1st XI competition on Wednesday during the season. The Junior 1st XI competes in the CSS Premier junior competition, also on Wednesday. Other teams compete in Mainland competitions on Saturday.

The senior football team also participates in several inter-school events and national tournaments throughout Terms 2 and 3.

The football club has undertaken several overseas tours to North and South America. The most recent tour was to the United States in October 2023.

Master-in-Charge: Matt Cortesi – Venue: Christ's College Cricket Ground, South Hagley Park
Training: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Uniform: College football shirt, socks and black shorts

Recent Success


  • Junior XI winner of the Junior South Island Football tournament


  • 1st XI side was the top South Island team at the National Premiership tournament


  • 1st XI Premiership – runner-up (unbeaten in the round-robin play)
  • 1st XI captain selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools U19 squad

Football Coaching Staff

Staff Matt Cortesi 0919 SQ

Matt Cortesi

Master-in-Charge, 1st XI Coach

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2023 football tour Ollie Hawkins

Ollie Hawkins

1st XI Co-Head Coach

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