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 Jan Lynch (Sports Co-ordinator - based at the School Office).  Jan's hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 8.30am to 2.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm.  The School's phone number is 544 8904.

Sports information and registration forms are available on this page and at the school office. Children are advised when registrations are open through the daily notices read out in class each morning.  Please ensure that registration forms are completed and returned to the school office 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 or 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

Years 3 to 6 - children are to wear the Henley School sport top and blue shorts/skort.  The sport top can be purchased from the school's school uniform supplier, Dot Neiman Leisurewear (34 Forests Road, Stoke).

Years 1 and 2 - children are to wear their Henley School grey uniform 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 and Winter Tournament for Years 5 and 6 children in Term 3.  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)



Term 2

Years 3 and 4 children only

Held at Jack Robins Stadium in Stoke

Games are on Thursdays and start from 3.30pm



Terms 1 & 4

Years 4 to 6 children only

Held at Jack Robins Stadium in Stoke

Games are on Wednesdays and start from 3.30pm


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

Click here for the registration form for 3 on 3 Basketball for Term 2 and 3 2019



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.

Click here for information on the 2019 Nelson Schools Cross Country League





Terms 1 & 4


Kiwi Cricket - Years 1 & 2

Played at Saxton Field on Saturday mornings

Games start at 9.00am



Incrediball - Years 3 & 4

Played at Saxton Field on Saturday mornings

Games start at 10.45am



Hardball - Years 5 & 6

Games are played at various grounds in the region on Saturday mornings

Children must have an abdominal guard or 'box'

Games start at 8.45am




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

$40.00 per term per player




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 or contact the club at 546 3332




Terms 2 and 3

Year 5 & 6 children

Games played at the Saxton Stadium on Fridays

Games start from 3.45pm


It is compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards

Contact Tilly at Nelson Basketball at 547 6419 or email her at operations@nelsonbasketball.co.nz

Click here for the registration form for Term 2 and Term 3 Miniball





Terms 1 & 4

Year 1 to 6 children

Games are played at Saxton Field on Tuesdays

Games are at either 4.30pm or 5.00pm

$7.50 per term




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 - $25.00

Click here for the registration form for Terms 2 and 3 (for Years 1 & 2)                     

Years 3 & 4 - games played on Wednesdays at either 3.45pm or 4.45pm - $25.00

Click here for the registration form for Terms 2 and 3 (for Years 3 & 4)                 

Years 5 & 6 - games played on Saturdays at 9.00am or 10.00am - $60.00

Click here for the registration form for Terms 2 and 3 (for Years 5 & 6)


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.

Nelson Netball run a Player Development Programme in Terms 1 & 4.  For more information and to register go to the Nelson Netball website (link is above).




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 Kim Biggs at 021 901 991




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



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.

The Richmond Tennis Club is running an Interschool Tennis Competition for Term 4 2018.




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)

Games start from 3.30pm

Cost for Friday afternoon teams - $14.00 (teams of 10)

Cost for Wednesday afternoon teams - to be confirmed




Terms 1 & 4

Year 3 - 6 children

Games are played at Saxton Stadium on Mondays and/or Wednesdays

Games will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm



Practices are held before school on either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings in the school hall between 8.30am and 8.55am.  These are taken by Allan Brodie.

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