Sport is a key part of the lives of our students and the lessons learned  in sport are invaluable for personal development. Whether a student is participating as an individual or as part of a team, sport is a great connector. Nayland Sport fosters a lifetime love of sport and healthy living. Sport provides the opportunity to build friendships, to develop skills and to compete to the highest levels. Our students not only play here at school, but continue to remain involved in sports as adults.


At Nayland College we provide personalised mentoring and coaching for our talented sportsmen and sportswomen. On enrolment, students are interviewed for a place in our Sports Education programme or, if a more individualised programme is more suitable, then a one-to-one mentorship is created.


Many of our students offer their skills as coaches of teams at Broadgreen and at our local primary schools. We consistently hear how fantastic they are at encouraging both a love of the sport and a desire for students to do their best.

Our coaches and managers are an essential element in the success of our sports programmes. We thank them for the many hundreds of hours they put into working with our students.


For more information about Sport at Nayland College contact our Director of Sport at

Nayland College endorses the Fair Play Charter of New Zealand as part of its school sports policy. To ensure Nayland College’s reputation is maintained on and off the field all students, coaches, managers, parents & supporters must adhere to the following code of conduct.

  • To make sport enjoyable and rewarding.
  • To compete to the best of our ability with enthusiasm and fairness.
  • To respect the rules which govern the game and play by those rules on all occasions.
  • To accept and respect the role of the official always and to abide by decisions they make.
  • To respect the mana of our opponents and their supporters.
  • To value the spirit of sportsmanship and to accept victory and loss with equal dignity.


A Nayland Student/Player will:

  • Attend all trials, practices and meetings.
  • Arrive at games at the agreed time.
  • Play the game competitively, to win within both the spirit and the letter of the rules.
  • Accept and conform to all rulings by game officials.
  • Refrain from any conduct that in the opinion of the game officials render a player unfit to continue to play the game.
  • Be supportive of team members, coaches and officials.
  • Wear your school uniforms and colours correctly and with pride.
  • Take care of and respect ALL equipment.
  • Pay fees by the required date. If problems contact Sport Director in advance.
  • Behave in an acceptable manner demonstrating fair play behaviour at all times in accordance with this Charter.


A Nayland Coach will:

  • Be a role model so as to inspire confidence.
  • Be reasonable in their demands on players.
  • Enhance and encourage the skill and performance of their team.
  • Praise and encourage good performance.
  • Be respectful of their team and oppositions ability as players.
  • Be firm and fair.
  • Encourage adherence to this Charter.


A Nayland Manager will:

  • Be a role model as to inspire confidence.
  • Be responsible for the sound management and well-being for the good of their team.
  • Encourage the wearing of team uniforms correctly at all times.
  • Be supportive of Players, Officials and Supporters.
  • Encourage adherence to this Charter.


A Nayland Supporter will:

  • Encourage all participants to play within the rules of the game.
  • Applaud the performance of both teams.
  • Be positive with the officials & acknowledge their efforts.
  • Let the players play their game, not your game.
  • Praise efforts, not results.
  • Display self-control on the side-line & set an example for the players.
  • Use appropriate and acceptable language.
  • Remember that nearly all coach/officials and administrators are volunteers.