Badminton is a very popular winter sport at Palmerston North Boys' High School played by almost 100 students each year.
The top two PNBHS badminton teams (Senior A and B) compete in competitions throughout New Zealand every year such as the Super Eight Tournament (a tournament involving eight boys schools in the lower North Island and Hamilton) and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals competitions involving as many as 16 to 25 boys schools.
In 2020, the Senior A Team won the Super Eight Tournament in Napier, retrieving the shield back from 2018. The Senior B Team also placed sixth overall, a fantastic result for their first tournament participation experience.
The Junior A team also won the 2020 Central Regional Juniors Competition in Wellington, winning gold in count-back in an exciting post-COVID match.
Trainings for the senior teams are Wednesdays after school and Sunday mornings from mid-March. For more information, please contact Head Coach, Mr. Ong.
For those boys who enjoy the game of badminton or want to give it a go, there is an eight-week secondary school competition organised by Badminton Manawatu for Junior and Senior teams of 4. It is on every Monday after school in the second term at Arena Manawatu on Pascal Street.
Registration closing date is Friday 9th of April, 2021. For more information and competition dates, please see Mr. James or Mrs. Young-Wilson.
Uniform and Cost
All players will be expected to play in full Badminton Uniform (available from the School Uniform Shop), white socks and sneakers with non-marking sole when representing school at the Arena.
An entry fee of $50 per player in each team is payable to cover court hire, shuttles, admin etc. This must be paid via Internet Banking to the Finance Office by Friday 9th April 2021. If payment is not received, you will not be able to be registered.
Online Banking using the details below.
Bank Account Name: Palmerston North Boys’ High School
Bank Name: WestpacTrust
Bank Account Number: 03 0726 0476403 00
Please reference the payment with your Student ID and Badminton.