Chris Swanson : Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
Chris Swanson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Hamilton when he was 10. He has been playing cricket ever since he can remember and says that the lifelong friendships that are made through the sport are one of the reasons he loves cricket. Another thing that keeps Chris interested, is how quickly the game can change. Chris says that something different can happen with every ball, and never quite knowing what the outcome of the game will be is exciting. Chris has been involved in competition since he was 10 with his biggest achievement to date being the all-time top run scorer for St Paul’s Collegiate for the First XI. Already this year he has captained the Waikato Valley Men’s Cricket team for the 2016/17 season. Chris aims to play first class cricket for Northern Districts for as long as he can, with the ultimate goal being to represent New Zealand and play for the Blackcaps. He will study for a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in Economics while at Waikato.