Henley School, Richmond

Nelson, New Zealand

Email us: office@henley.school.nz
Telephone: (03) 544 8904

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Welcome to the Henley School Sports page.  All the information that you need to know regarding all sports on offer at Henley School can be found here.  If you have any queries, please contact Cade Armstrong (Teacher in Charge of Sport) or Gary Walker (Sports Co-ordinator).  Gary can be reached by emailing sports@henley.school.nz.  The School's phone number is 544 8904.

Sports information is available on this page and at the school office. Registrations are made via parent's myKindo accounts.  When registrations open a notice is placed on the school's Facebook page and children are advised through the daily notices read out in class each morning.  Please ensure that registrations are completed promptly.  Once children have been placed in teams (apart from volleyball) each child will be given a team list with their team member's names on it as well as the coach's name and contact details.  Volleyball team lists are posted on the sports noticeboard.

The sports noticeboard is located outside Room 13.  This is where you can find draws, cancellation notices and also holiday programme information.  Team lists are also posted here for teams that are involved in Interschool events.

Each Middle and Senior Syndicate student is required to sign a Sporting Code of Conduct each year and this document is kept in the Student Portfolio.  To view the Sporting Code of Conduct, click here.


Sports Uniform

All children are to wear the Henley School blue top and blue shorts/skort.

Sports uniform may be provided by the school for some events.


School sports events

The following are events which the whole school is involved in;

Term 1 - Swimming Sports (held at Nayland Park Pool in Stoke)

Term 2 - Cross Country

Term 4 - Athletics Day

The school also holds a Triathlon for Years 3 to 6 children in Term 1.  As well there are also school tournaments and events for other codes held throughout the year and children will bring information home for these when they occur.




The following is an alphabetical list of sports that children can take part in.  Some sports are organised through the school and others are club based and some have their own websites where you can find draws and cancellations.  The following list contains all the information you need.

(Subscription amounts are subject to change)


ATHLETICS (club based sport)

Athletics Richmond - www.sporty.co.nz/athleticsrichmond   

Athletics Nelson -   www.athletics.nelson.co.nz


Nelson Schools Cross Country League.  Each year the Nelson Schools Cross Country League takes place in Autumn.  Four races are held over consecutive Saturdays. Points are awarded for places across all age divisions, with separate point systems for girls and boys, to find the winning school at the end of the competition.  Students who have registered to run for our school should wear their Henley sports uniform for the races.




Terms 2 and 3

Year 5 and 6 children

Games played at the Saxton Stadium on Fridays and start from 4.00pm


It is recommended that all players wear mouthguards

Contact Jack at Nelson Basketball at 547 6419 or email him at operations@nelsonbasketball.co.nz 


3 x 3

Terms 2 and 3

Year 3 & 4 children

Held at Jack Robins Stadium 

Games are on Thursdays and start from 3.30pm


Term 4

Years 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 children

Held at Jack Robins Stadium or Nayland College outdoor courts

Games are on Thursdays and start from 3.45pm


Contact Jack at Nelson Basketball on (03) 547 6419 or email him at operations@nelsonbasketball.co.nz

Click here for more information on Term 4 3 x 3 Basketball



Term 4

Year 1 to 6 children

Held at the Jack Robin Stadium on Mondays

For more information click here 




For more information contact Trudi McLeod at juniors@wttu.org.nz

All registration are made through Waimea Toi Toi United Cricket Club

Terms 1 & 4


Smash Play - Years 1 to 6

Skill sessions and fun games

Played at Jubilee Park on Saturday mornings at 9.00am


8th Grade and 9th Grade - Years 5 & 6

Hardball games are played at various grounds in the region on Saturday mornings

Children must have an abdominal guard or 'box'

Please click here for more information on Cricket for Term 4 2022



FOOTBALL (club based sport)

Terms 2 & 3

Football is run within clubs.  Two of the local clubs are as follows:

Richmond Athletic (based at Jubilee Park) www.richmondathletic.co.nz

Nelson Suburbs (based at Saxton Field) www.nelsonsuburbs.co.nz




Futsal runs throughout the year on a term by term basis.  For more information and/or to register please email nbfadmin@mainlandfootball.co.nz  

Run by Nelson Bays Football




Every two years (odd years) Henley School enters a team in the Primary Schools Gymnastics Festival.  This is held at the Mosey-Grayson Memorial Gym at the back of Nelson Intermediate.



HOCKEY (club based sport)


Terms 1 and 4

All ages

Register online by going to the Nelson Hockey website www.nelsonhockey.org.nz or contact the club at 547 9988.

Nelson Hockey also runs Holiday Programmes throughout the year.  Information and registration forms for these can be found on their website.





Terms 1 & 4

Year 1 to 6 children

Games are played at Saxton Field on Thursdays

Games are at either 4.15pm or 5.00pm

$12.00 per term 

Please click here for more information for Term 4 2022 Mini Football




www.nelsonnetball.co.nz or contact them at 547 4450

Terms 2 & 3

Games are played at the Saxton Field netball courts

Years 1 & 2 - games played on Tuesdays 3.45pm to 4.45pm - no cost        

Years 3 & 4 - games played on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at either 3.45pm to 4.45pm - $15.00

Years 5 & 6 - games played on Saturdays at 9.00am or 10.00am - $50.00


In Term 3 we are invited to play at the Birchwood School Netball Tournament at Saxton Field netball courts.  This will involve some of our Year 5 and 6 teams.




Term 1

Year 3 - 6 children

Games are played at Jubilee Park on Thursdays

Games start from 4.00pm


In Term 2 the Nelson Rugby Union run the Richmond/Waimea Plains Rippa tournament which is held at Henley School.  This involves our Year 5 & 6 children.  The top two teams from this tournament go to the Regional Rippa Rugby finals.



RUGBY (club based sport)

Terms 2 and 3

Rugby is run through local clubs.  Some of the local clubs are as follows:

Waimea Old Boys JAB (based at Richmond, Jubilee Park) www.wobrfc.co.nz

Wanderers JAB (based in Brightwater) www.wandererssports.co.nz or email sportwanderers@xtra.co.nz

Stoke Rugby Club (based in Stoke) contact Chris Little at 027 713 6195




Click here for more information regarding the Table Tennis programme being run from Saxton Stadium.



T-BALL/SOFTBALL (club based sport)

Visit the Nelson Softball website for more information www.nelsonsoftball.org.nz or email any enquiries to youth@nelsonsoftball.org.nz

Click here for more information on T-Ball



TENNIS (club based sport)

Tennis is run from the Tasman Tennis Club on Gladstone Road in Richmond.  Head coach Kolie van Zyl runs coaching programmes throughout the year.  He can be contacted by email at kolievz@yahoo.com or at 027 829 3306.



TOUCH (Junior - Years 1 - 6)

Term 4

Years 1 - 6 children

Games are played on Wednesdays (Jubilee Park, Richmond - games start at 3.30pm) and Fridays (at Tahunanui Playing Fields - games start at 4.00pm)

Cost for Tahunanui Friday afternoon teams - $17.50 per player

Please click here for more information on the Friday Touch at the Tahunanui playing fields

Cost for Jubilee Park Wednesday afternoon teams - $15.00 per player

Please click here for more information on the Wednesday Touch at Jubilee Park




Terms 1 & 4

Year 3 - 6 children

Games are played at Saxton Stadium on Mondays 

Games will take place between 4.30pm and 6.00pm



Allan Brodie can be contacted at 027 485 7336 or by email at region@tasmanvolley.org.nz

Please click here for more information on the Term 4 2022 volleyball