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
  • Waka Ama

If your sport isn’t listed, don’t panic! By working closely with our Director of Sport, Matt Good, we will do everything within our power to offer that sport to you.

Important upcoming dates 2021:

Swimming Sports - 8th March

Athletics Day - 12th March

Naenae Sports Exchange - TBC

Tournament Week - 30th August - 3rd September

Annual Week vs Horowhenua - 6th -10th September

Sports Photo Day - TBC

Sports and Culture Awards - TBC

Winter Sports Training Schedule 2021 


1st XI Boys - Sunday 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Halliwell Turf) Starts 7th March                        1st XI Girls - Sunday 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Halliwell Turf)  Starts 7th March


1st XV -  Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park  Starts 8th March
U15 Boys - Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park Starts 8th March
Girls XV – Every Monday and Wednesday @ Playford Park Starts 8th March


Senior Boys - Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm - 6.30pm (School Gym)                                 Senior girls – TBC
Junior Girls – TBC
Junior Boys - Tuesday and Thursday 3:15pm - 5.30pm (School Gym)                                        



1st XI Girls - Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm (School Field)                                                       1st XI Boys – Wednesday 4.30pm – 5:30pm (School Field)


Senior A - TBC
Senior B -  TBC

Junior A - TBC
Junior B - TBC

Winter Sport Game Days

Monday - Basketball (Levin Comp)
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 Sports Coordinator, Matt Good (Goody) for any sport related enquiries on 0211929293 or