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Manawatu Secondary Schools News

If you want to know what is happening in our secondary schools you have come to the right place! See what our schools and students get up to in the sporting world. Some of their achievements are truely inspirational.


Our goal is to increase the number of students active in quality sport and recreation programmes.

The secondary schools programme includes running regional sports events, supporting the work of competition providers, assisting schools in developing sport and physical activity planning documents, providing professional development opportunities, resources and working with key stakeholders to advocate for the needs of young people.


Archery in Schools Competition

Congratulations to the following Manawatu Students who were involved in the 'Archery in Schools Competition' Term 4 last year:

Compond Secondary School- Male Division

Jordan Van Waas- Palmerston North Boys High School (Ranking 2nd) Travis Kaandorp- Freyberg High School (Ranking 6th) Quintin Tomlinson- Freyberg High School (Ranking 7th)

Open Recurve Secondary School- Female Division

Vicoria Wassilieff- Nga Tawa (Ranking 3rd)

Open Recurve Secondary School- Male Division

Alex Hoare- Palmertson North Boys High School (Ranking 2nd) Kieran Sanson- Palmerston North Boys High School (Ranking 4th) James Hoare- Palmerston North Boys High School (Ranking 5th)

Compound Team Division Secondary Schools

Freyberg High School - Male division (Ranking 2nd): Travis Kaandorp and Quintin Tomlinson

Open Recurve Team Division Secondary Schools

Palmerston North High School- Male division (Ranking 2nd): Alex Hoare, Kieran Sanson and James Hoare

Learn to Cheer Project

The 'Learn to Cheer project' was implemented during 2014 and targeted at girls who no longer participated within sport.  The main group of participants were previous dancers and gymnasts who had come to the end of their competitive challenges and wanted something new to participate in.

Schools from accross the region got involved with teams from Palmerston North Girls High School and Freyberg showcasing their talent at the Schools showcase as well as at the regional competition, Dannevirke High School developing a team who hopes to compete in the future and other schools getting involved with the in school work shops provided.

Student Star

This section is for a student who has done exeptional work within the school sporting sector. They might be an athlete, student coach or even an official.

Schools nominate and send in a photo of the person they think deserves to be the student star and the winner will be displayed here!


Name: Emily Fraser

School: Feilding High School

Sport: Equestrian- Show Jumping

Age: 18


This year has been an incredible year for Emily. Back in April 2014 she was chosen to represent NZ at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. On arriving in China they were able to view the horses, then a random draw was made. After 2 days of riding her drawn horse she competed as part of the Oceania team finishing 5th. The after another 4 days of riding was the individual competition - Emily was one of 5 double clear rounds and finished her jump off with fastest clear round.

Team of the Term

This section is for a team who has done exeptional work within the school sporting sector. 

Schools nominate and send in a photo of the team they think deserves to be the team of the term and the winner will be displayed here!


Team Name: PNBHS Cycling Team

School: Palmerston North Boys' High School

Sport: Cycling


The team had two fantastic results this year. First they won the North Island Championships and then later they placed first again at the National championships. All the members of the team were also selected to represent New Zealand.  The boys also won the National time trial Sir Bernard Ferguson Cup this year.

2014 Manawatu Inter Secondary Schools Cross Country

Cross Country Girls 2014

It was a perfect day for the Manawatu Inter Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships on June 4th. For the first time, the event was held at the Massey Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.

There was 340 competitors registerd for the event, an all time high! It was fantastic to welcome along a new Secondary School within our region: Cornerstone Christian School and hopefully they will continue to be involved within other Manawatu events.

The most enjoyed part of the course seemed to be the water feature, which ensured that many competitors came back saturated from head to toe.


Click on the catergories below for the results! Photos to come soon!

KiwiSport in Secondary School

KiwiSport is a major initiative that has helped many schools to take part within sports that they may not have been able to without the funding.  Pictures and updates will be found here about the KiwiSport initiatives running in our regions secondary schools.

Click the link to see photos from all of our Secondary School events running throughout the year.

Photo Gallery

Contact us

If you have any questions about Secondary School Sport in the Manawatu contact the Secondary School Sports Advisor, Zoe Anderson.

See Zoe:  Sports House, 50 Queen Street, PN
Call: (06) 357 5349

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