Basketball is an iconic sport at St John's College, delivering on the tremendous legacy left by Mr Mel Young, teacher and coach at the College for 43 years. 

We have competed at every National Secondary Schools Championship since that tournament since 1987 (with one exception in 1998). IN 1996 St John's College won the National Title beating Christchurch Boys' High in Timaru.  St John's consistently has the highest participation of teams in the Waikato competition and the Senior 'Eagles' have been Regional Champions for the past 3 years. 

43 Mel Youngnew

The 43 logo remembers the influence of Mel Young in our basketball success

The highlight reel below showcases our Marcellin Gymnasium where we proudly hosted the Mel Young Invitational tournament in 2020, which was broadcast and streamed as one of the premier Secondary School events of 2020.

We are very grateful to these sponsors: