Badminton is a very popular winter sport at Palmerston North Boys' High School played by almost 100 students each year in Terms 2 and 3. Registration will start in April and more information will be posted in the Daily Notices in mid-March for the Manawatu Secondary School competition running from May to August.
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 from around NZ.
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 2021 Super Eight Tournament will be held in New Plymouth and we wish our team success in retaining the shield.
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. The boys received medals for their efforts and we hope that it will spur them on their future game commitments.
Trials will be held on Wednesday after school Week 9 and Week 10 . Training for the competitive teams is Wednesdays after school and Sunday mornings from Term 2. The cost for this will be $60.00 per person plus travelling expenses if selected to represent the school in tournaments. For more information, please see Mrs. Young-Wilson in G1 or the International Office.
For those boys who enjoy the game of badminton or want to give it a go, there is a 12-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 from May to August, 2023.
Registration will open from Term One - Week 7 until Week 10. Participation Cost is $65.00 per student. For more information and competition dates/format, please see Mrs. Young-Wilson.
Uniform and Cost
All players will be expected to play in full PNBHS Badminton Uniform (available from the School Uniform Shop), white socks and sneakers with non-marking soles when representing our school. See above for costs relating to your participation.
All payments need to be made prior to participation. Payments can be made via 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 son's Student ID and Badminton.
If you are at College House or if your account is in credit, please email the Finance Office firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for badminton or Phone (06) 3545176 extn#799.
2020 Super Eight Tournament in Napier.