Badminton is a very popular sport played by over 100 students in Palmerston North Boys High School during the winter months every year. The top two PNBHS badminton teams (Senior A and B) compete in competitions such as the Super 8 tournament (tournament involving 8 boys schools in the lower north island and Hamilton) and the New Zealand Secondary Schools nationals competitions involving as many as 16-25 boys' schools throughout New Zealand every year.
Palmerston North Boys High School normally does very well in the national competitions, where we would finish in the top 8 schools in the country. In 2015, the Senior A team finished 5th while the Senior B was placed 5th in Division 2 among the 22 schools competed. In 2016, the PNBHS Senior A badminton team won the Super 8 badminton tournament held at Hamilton.
For those boys who just enjoy a game of badminton, there is an 8 week competition organized by Badminton Manawatu on every Mondays after school in the second term at the Arena Manawatu at Pascal Street. This year, we have 16 teams competing and the boys have a lot of fun playing the game.