Chris Swanson : Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(HONS))
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 was Deputy Head Boy of his High School St Paul's Collegiate. He 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. Chris has captained the Waikato Valley Men's team for the second season this summer and also made his debut for the Northern Districts 'A' team this summer. 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 with honours majoring in Economics and Finance while at Waikato.