At Marsden, we believe that sport teaches students about sportsmanship, teamwork, and courage.  We want girls to be gracious winners and good losers. It plays an important part in the life of most Marsden students, with an 89 percent participation rate. We encourage all students to have a balance between sport, schoolwork, and their social life.

Girls take part in activities which range from social badminton and table tennis to our highly competitive hockey, netball, and rowing teams - there's something for everyone!

We have over 80 Marsden teams competing in 29 different sports around the region, one of the highest participation rates in the country.

Experts and elite athletes come in to help our sportswomen and their coaches improve essential skills while we support our top athletes as much as we can in their ambitious goals.  

In the past ten years, Marsden students or Old Girls have been World Champions (Mountain running and Yachting), Commonwealth Games representatives (in Swimming and Athletics), and won many New Zealand selections and international medals.  

We are lucky to have the energetic support of parents in all our sports. The Friends of Football, Friends of Hockey Friends of Netball, and Friends of Rowing are particularly strong social and fundraising groups within the school.