New Plymouth Boys’ High School boasts an impressive range of sports.

While we are world famous for rugby in the incredible Gully field, there is really something for everyone, from sailing to rock-climbing. We are fortunate to have many dedicated, supportive staff and community members who give up their time to coach and mentor students in their chosen sports. There are many opportunities for competition within the region and beyond:


Adventure racing

Adventure Racing is a popular and growing multi-disciplinary sport and combines physical skills, endurance, teamwork and problem-solving skills. NPBHS is pleased to be able to offer…

Athletics

Athletics is a summer sport and students compete in term one in the school’s Athletics Championships at the TET stadium in Inglewood. A team is selected…

Badminton

Badminton is a winter sport which is played in Terms 2 and 3. The school enters a team (juniors and seniors) to compete in the Taranaki Secondary…

Basketball

Basketball is played during Terms 2 and 3. The school caters for a range of social and competitive teams. There are a number of different leagues…

Cricket

Cricket is a well-established traditional summer sport at NPBHS. Over its long history the school has produced a number of national representatives and successful teams. The…

Cycling

Cycling is a demanding and challenging sport. Here at New Plymouth Boys’ High School we have some of the country's top cyclists with Jacob Lester having…

Cross-Country

Cross-Country is a winter sport with a team of boys selected from Year 9 through to 13.  Boys train as a squad twice a week after…

Football

New Plymouth Boys’ High School has a variety of football teams designed to meet the needs of your son. From the 1st XI, which competes in national…

Golf

Teams will be selected to represent the school at the Taranaki inter-secondary competition in May, with the winner of that competition advancing to the national finals…

Hockey

New Plymouth Boys’ High School has five competitive hockey teams and a range of social teams. The junior sides play in the Taranaki Hockey Federation’s schoolboy…

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is an exhilarating and exciting sport that will test your body to the limit. We cater to any level of mountain biker, from boys…

Orienteering & Rogaining

A number of students are involved in navigation sports at NPBHS. Whether it is a one-off event (TSSSA Rogaining/Orienteering), or the regular Term 1 Monday-night sprint…

Rugby

Rugby is a traditional winter sport at NPBHS with the school having produced many fine teams and players in the past. Rugby commences in late March.…

Sailing

Any boy who sails, or wants to sail, is eligible for the NPBHS sailing team. The first event is the Taranaki Secondary Schools Yachting Championships and…

Snowsports

The school has a ski team and a snowboarding team that compete in the Taranaki Secondary School events and the North Island Secondary School event at…

Squash

Squash has always a popular winter sport at New Plymouth Boys’ High School for over 30 years. We have two fine Squash courts at school in…

Swimming

New Plymouth Boys’ High has a history of producing great Swimmers and Surf Lifesavers. The highlight of the school year for the sport of Swimming, is…

Tennis

The school offers tennis players of all levels the opportunity to be part of a Tennis Academy Programme established in 2015 that focuses on developing fundamental…

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby is the growth summer sport in New Zealand and this is reflected in the increased participation of players at NPBHS. The school currently has…

Volleyball

Volleyball is classed as a summer sport for both indoor court and beach volleyball. The senior season is in Term 1 and Juniors compete during Terms…

We also have the following sports at NPBHS

  • Bowls
  • Canoe Polo
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Motocross
  • Rugby League
  • Table Tennis
  • Clay -Target shooting
  • Indoor Wall Climbing
  • Navigation skills
  • Equestrian Eventing