Waiopehu College has a strong sporting tradition and we encourage all of our students to participate in sport whether it be competitive or socially.  We have a fantastic range of sports on offer where students can develop confidence, leadership and technical skills.

We hold sport in an extremely high regard as we see the positive impact it can have on a young persons life.  The way we try and deliver our sport at Waiopehu is 'coach the person, not the athlete'.  Every student is different, and everyone learns differently, so we approach all our sports in this way and in the hope of doing so, we will develop very well repected, empathic and considerate student athletes.  Sport has proven to have a positive effect on young people's mental and physical wellbeing as well as developing resilience and self esteem.

Waiopehu College believes sport can play a huge role in any young person's life and is proven to have a positive effect on young people’s mental and physical wellbeing.

​​​​​​​Sports Offered At Waiopehu College

  • Cricket
  • Chess
  • Badminton
  • Equestrian
  • Hockey
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Touch
  • Basketball
  • Golf Croquet
  • Cross Country Running
  • Ki o Rahi
  • Waka Ama
  • Powerboat Racing 
  • MotorCross

If your sport isn’t listed, don’t panic! By working closely with our Director of Sport, Matthew Good (Goody), we will do everything within our power to offer that sport to you. Email Goody today to discuss your sporting pathway here at Waiopehu College - [email protected]

Important dates 2023:

Swimming Sports - 6th March

Athletics Day - 10th March

Naenae Sports Exchange - 24th August 

Tournament Week - 25th August - 1st September

Annual Week vs Horowhenua - 4th - 8th September

Sports Photo Day - TBC

Sports and Culture Awards - TBC

Winter Sports Training Schedule 2023 


1st XI Boys - Monday's - 7pm - 8pm (Halliwell Turf) 
1st XI Girls
- Tuesday's -  4-5pm (Halliwell Turf)  


1st XV -  Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park 3:30pm-5pm
U15 Boys - Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park 3:30pm-5pm
Girls XV – Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park 3:30pm-5pm


Senior Boys - Tuesday and Thursday's 5:30pm - 6.30pm (School Gym)                               Senior and Junior Girls - Wednesday's 3:30-5pm
Junior Boys - Tuesday and Thursday's 3:15pm - 5.30pm (School Gym)                                        



Run through Levin AFC - Contact Goody for more details 


Senior A - Monday's 3:30pm-5pm (School Gym)
Senior B -  TBC

Junior A - Monday's 3:30pm-5pm (Turf/school gym)
Junior B - TBC

Winter Sport Game Days

Monday - Badminton
Tuesday - Social Netball
Wednesday - Girls Football,  Girls Rugby
Thursday - Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey
Friday - Basketball (Manawatu Comp)
Saturday - Boys Football, Boys Rugby, Girls Netball

Please contact Director of Sport, Matthew Good (Goody) for any sport related enquiries - [email protected].