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Sports Captains

2022 Captain of Archery Alexander Ward

The 2022 Captain of Archery is A. J. Ward

Ward is an experienced recurve archer with eight years’ involvement in the sport.

He has been actively involved with the Grammar team since Form 3 and has represented the School in College Sport competitions annually and has competed invitational tournaments.

He has been an active member on the Auckland Archery Club and has assisted with running the beginner’s programs at the club.

Ward has also represented the School at several national championships. At the 2018 North Island Archery tournament he was third in the 40m Under 16 recurve division. 

2022 Captain of Athletics and Rugby Edward Chaytor

The 2022 Captain of Athletics is E. W. Chaytor

Chaytor has represented the School at Athletics since Form 3. He has competed in a diverse range of events from 100m to 3000m. He has been an Auckland champion and national medalist in the 800m and 4x400m relay as well as an Auckland champion in the sprints.

Chaytor is an all-round talent, transferring his athleticism to other codes including the 1st XV Rugby and the Premier Touch Rugby team, and a three-time School cross Country champion.

He is a 2022 Prefect who has been engaging, positive, and shown the strength of character and integrity to lead the Athletics squad.

2022 Captain of Badminton Bruce Guo

The 2022 Captain of Badminton is B. Guo

Guo has been a member of the Premier Badminton team for the last two years.

He was a member of the School team who were the Auckland Secondary School Champions in both 2020 and 2021. He has represented Auckland at age group Badminton Championships.

Guo is a passionate and enthusiastic player who always gives his best. He supports his teammates well and is a determined player on court.

2022 Captain of Basketball Will Shortt

The 2022 Captain of Basketball is W. J Shortt

Shortt has been a member of the Premier Basketball Team for the last three years. Since his debut, he has developed the skills to have a dominant presence on court.

He shows maturity in approach and leads by example. His attitude and work ethic have assisted his selection in the New Zealand Under 17 squad who qualified for the 2022 Under 17 Men’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, and this exposure will complement his role with the Premier Basketball team this year.

Captain of Chess Aaron Wang

The 2022 Captain of Chess is A. Z. Wang

Wang has been a member of the Premier Chess team since Form 3 and played Board three at the National Championships in 2020. 

He has a patient and accurate style of play and is looking forward to leading the team’s defence of the national title to be held in Christchurch at the end of Term 3.

2022 Captain of the 1st XI Cricket team Will Jones

The 2022 Captain of the 1st XI Cricket team is W. M. Jones

Jones has been a member of the 1st XI team since Form 6 , and in this time shown leadership capability which has also been recognised in being named the 2022 Deputy Head Prefect.

As an opening batsmen, Jones is known for his ability to set the tone at the top of the order, setting a steady and calculated platform for the team to succeed.

Jones will lead on the field with a strong voice, and with the backing of other seniors in the side who have together set lofty goals for the season ahead.

2022 Captain of Cycling Edward Pawson

The 2022 Captain of Cycling is E. W. Pawson

Pawson has been a member of the School’s Cycling team since Form 3 where he raced in the Junior C team. He then progressed to the Auckland Team Time Trial championship winning Junior A team in Form 4 and was second at the National Team Time Trial.

Pawson has raced in the Senior A team since Form 5, and each year they have won the Auckland Team Time Trial championships series. 

Pawson also races Track where he has podiumed at numerous North Island and National School Championships and will represent New Zealand at the 2022 Junior World Track Championships in Tel Aviv later this year.

Captain of Disc Ultimate Jacob Woodward

The 2022 Captain of Disc Ultimate is J. M. Woodward

Woodward is a skillful and athletic player, with a high work-rate on the field. He displays excellent knowledge of the game, and leads the team in respectful fashion.

He is a motivated and dedicated advocate of the sport, and always willing to help younger players.

Woodward is a current New Zealand Under 20 Representative, and is due to represent the country at the World Junior Championships in Poland later this year.

Captain of the Distance Squad Jesse Park

The 2022 Captain of the Distance Squad is J. E. M. Park

Park has been a member of the Distance Squad since Form 3 and has represented Grammar at numerous events including the  Auckland Championships and New Zealand Secondary Schools Road Race.

He is a committed member of the squad who leads by example in his approach to his training. As a result, he has continued to improve. In Term 1, he finished second in the School Cross Country.

His positive attitude and determination has built integrity, making him well-regarded by his peers and staff.

2022 Captain of Fencing James Double

The 2022 Captain of Fencing is J. S. Double

Double is in his fifth year of the sport, and has been a member of the Auckland Grammar School Fencing club since Form 3.

Double has represented the School in regional secondary schools events where he has won third in both the individual and team event, making him a deft and experienced swordsman to lead the School’s Fencing Club.

Double aims to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Championship.

2022 Captain of Golf Matt Griffiths

The 2022 Captain of Golf is M. S. Griffiths

Griffiths has represented the Grammar golf team for the past four years and 2022 marks his third year as captain.

Griffiths has continued to work hard and show dedication to reduce his handicap, now playing in the number three position in the Premier team. After the success of 2021, the focus would be to maintain standards.

Griffiths is a mature head who applies the disciplines established in his academic life to the challenge of leading a young and talented golf team.

2022 Captain of Orienteering Ben Carter

The 2022 Captain of Orienteering is B. G. Carter

Carter has been a member of the Orienteering team since Form 3. In that time, he has proven himself to be passionate about the sport and a dedicated team member.

He leads by example, always challenging himself to his reach his potential and continually improve his level of skill level.

Carter’s loyalty and encouraging approach has helped shaped the team’s inclusive culture. He is highly respected by both his teammates and staff.

2022 Capitan of Rowing Dougal Rutherford-Levien

The 2022 Captain of Rowing is D. Rutherford-Levien

Rutherford-Levien has been rowing for the past five years and is an outstanding oarsman. He has represented the School and the Auckland region with distinction over the last four years.

He is currently in the Senior Eight and Four. In 2021, he was part of the Under 18 Eight who were second in the prestigious Maadi Cup. 

Rutherford-Levien leads by example, and has a selfless attitude. He has an excellent work ethic and a positive attitude.

He has the respect of his peers, manages the large team of 75 young men in a composed manner while continuing to reach for high standards. 

2022 Captain of Athletics and Rugby Edward Chaytor

The 2022 Captain of Rugby is E. W. Chaytor

Chaytor is in his third year in the 1st XV, where he plays halfback. He has an effective pass, and his attacking abilities, particularly his ability to spot and take gaps in opposition defensive lines, are a vital asset to the team. His commitment to athletics aids his achievements in rugby.

Chaytor has developed into an effective leader who displays great maturity and prides himself on maintaining high standards with his performance. In 2022, he is a School Prefect, a Tibbs House Prefect and the Captain of Athletics.

2022 Captain of Squash Apa Fatialofa

The 2022 Captain of Squash is A. S. Fatialofa

This is Fatialofa’s fifth year in the Premier Squash Team. He is an extremely skilled player with an elite grading of A2.

On court, Fatialofa brings a physical presence and backs this up with speed and endurance. His drive to improve all aspects of his game and his determination to win is inspirational to teammates and his cheerful and outgoing personality endears him to younger players. 

Fatialofa won the New Zealand Under 15 title in 2019 and played in the New Zealand Secondary School Trans-Tasman Series the same year. He has also competed in international tournaments including the Canadian and U.S. Junior Open tournaments.

In 2021 he was named Captain of the New Zealand Secondary School Boys’ Squash Team and placed third at the New Zealand Junior Squash Open. He is also one of four Senior Prefects in 2022.

2022 Captain of Swimming Luke Hair

The 2022 Captain of Swimming is L. W. Hair

Hair has been a strong competitor for the Grammar swim team since Form 3.

He was a member of the relay teams who medalled last year at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships. Alongside this achievement he has won numerous medals at Zone, Regional and National competitions.

He is a determined young man who has shown leadership potential, and empathy in helping his teammates overcome difficulties to achieve to their best in their chosen events.

Captain of Table Tennis Robert Zhang

The 2022 Captain of Table Tennis is R. J. Zhang

Zhang has been a member of the Premier A Table Tennis team since Form 3.

He was a member of the Premier team who were third at the National Championships in 2019 and has been a member of the Northern Regional and national squads since 2020.

He is a well-respected player who is calm and controlled. Zhang leads by example, encouraging others in moments of pressure and is a fine role-model when competing or practising.  

2022 Captain of Tennis Carlson Lim

The 2022 Captain of Tennis is C. Lim

Lim has been a loyal supporter of Grammar tennis since Form 3. He has been a regular member of the Premier team for the past four years and is a solid singles and doubles player.

He is a regular competitor in national championships and his experience and never give up attitude will be of great help as he leads a young Premier tennis team in 2022.

Lim is a committed team member who works in a productive and encouraging manner with those around him.

2022 Captain of Touch Rugby Boston Krone

The 2022 Captain of Touch Rugby is B. L. O. Krone

2022 marks Krone’s third year in the Auckland Grammar School Premier Touch Rugby team. Krone was an integral part of the 2021 team who finished second in the Auckland competition. He has represented both the Harbour Under 16 and Open Men’s teams.

Krone is uncompromising while on offence and defence while controlling the tempo and speed of the game. He leads from the front and sets a good example for his peers to follow.

He demonstrates his expert knowledge and looks to share his knowledge to younger players to help them achieve.

2022 Captain of Volleyball Michael Tyler

The 2022 Captain of Volleyball is M. W. Tyler

Tyler has been a member of the Premier Volleyball team for the past two years, and is a committed and valued member of the team.

He is an outside hitter who plays with a high level of technical skill and energy. He has a strong knowledge of the game having attended national coaching clinics, played for his regional association.

Tyler inspires the players around him and as a result helps to lift their performance. 

Captain of Water Polo William Cotter

The 2022 Captain of Water Polo is W. H. Cotter

Cotter is in his third year as a member of the Premier Water polo team. He has been an integral part of the team ever since making his appearance as a Form 5 student in 2020.  

He is a potent attacking threat in the Center Forward position. He is able to win kick-outs on a regular basis for the team, as well as out manoeuvre multiple defenders to score goals.

His approach to Water Polo is one of determination and dedication and he will lead by example with other senior players.

Captain of Weightlifting Josiah Cook

The 2022 Captain of Weightlifting is J. Z. L. Cook

Cook has been in the School’s weightlifting squad since he took up the sport as a Form 3 student, and had a consistent presence at club and school competitions since.

He has a personal best in the snatch of 60kgs, and in the clean and jerk of 80kgs. Cook has competed at three secondary school national tournaments during his tenure at the School.