Congratulations to Kawa Kemp who is the 2022 recipient of the CVG Spartan Sport Scholarship.


Sport at Shirley Boys’ High will provide a platform for students to:

  • Have FUN
  • Pursue aims of excellence, personal achievement and self-discipline
  • Improve self-esteem and sportsmanship
  • Establish friendship with other students within the school and beyond
  • Meet and get to know teachers beyond the classroom
  • Develop leadership and ‘followship’ skills

Opportunities will be available in a diverse range of sports for all to participate, enjoy and achieve at a level appropriate to their development, skill and potential.

Encourage acceptance of the benefits of quality opportunities in sport and recreation, including acceptance of the Fair Play Charter.

SBHS offers a wide range of sports and welcomes students of all abilities and experience to get involved. The sporting arm of the school is referred to as Spartans Sport.

Spartans Sport Vision

Shirley Boys’ High School students will achieve personal growth and success through playing sport and doing physical activity.

We will achieve this vision by:

  • providing opportunities for students to be involved in a broad range of sport and physical activities
  • establishing and maintaining facilities that are suitable for developing a diverse range of sporting skills
  • encouraging students to strive toward BtB  (Better than Before).
  • putting the student at the centre of the decision making process
  • providing sporting pathways from our contributing schools and to our community clubs and organisations
  • approaching sport from the philosophy that ‘better people make better athletes’
  • actively promote the principles and  philosophy of the ‘Shirley Man’ and the ‘Fair Play Charter’

For more information about the Junior Spartans Programme (JSP), see the Spartans Sports Directory.

Spartan Sports Directory

Spartan Sport Directory

2021 – Sport Registration, Levies, Tournament and Exchange info, Coaches and Managers guide, Compliance.

For all current information regarding Spartan Sport follow the link to the Spartan Sport Directory

Spartans Sport Coaching Handbook

Spartans Sport Coaching Handbook

The Spartans sport Handbook is a guide for SBHS coaches and managers. Download here

Sports Development

Sports Development Programme

Students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 are eligible to apply for entry into a specialised Sports Development Programme.

It is a condition of entry to this programme that the students play their major code/s in a school team (where a team is available).

The programme provides specialised ongoing training for the top sports students, who in turn will form a core of able students in each of the school’s first teams.

In the middle of each year, applications are invited from Year 9 students who wish to be considered for this programme in the following year.

Entry Criteria include:

  • Must be selected and an active member of your chosen codes top team for Shirley Boys High School E.g. Junior 1st XI Football, Under 14A Rugby Team.
  • Individual athletes need to receive a reference from an external person such as a coach which outlines their history and success in their sport AND how they will support them in this programme.
  • Gain appropriate Teacher in charge of Sport approval.
  • Attend trials which will occur at lunchtimes or after school.
  • Fitness Testing scores from the previous year are examined and monitored.

If you would like to apply for the programme, please go to the following link, and complete an application.

APPLICATION FORM    Applications close August 30th.

Year 9 Sports Programme (JSP)

Incorporating Junior Spartans Programme (JSP)

In recognition of Year 9 students finding it difficult to establish themselves within sport at Shirley Boys High School and fuelled by a desire to have all students active, the school has adopted a policy of compulsory involvement in physical activity for all Year 9 students. Students are required to commit to a minimum of two terms of physical activity. The emphasis will be on ‘playing the game’ and the social interactions made possible through physical activity. Many of the activities are prioritised for Year 9 students only (JSP).

Students must commit to their chosen activities in the first two weeks of term one and must select at least one activity beginning in either term one or two. Checks will be made to ensure that they are honouring their commitment.

The Year Nine Sports Programme offers opportunities in both ‘in-school activities’ (Clubs or JSP’s) and competitive involvement. If selecting a Club or JSP option a student must attend his chosen activity for a minimum of one hour on a regular weekly basis throughout the term(s) during which he is enrolled in the activity. The JSP programme is displayed on page 25 and a selection form is inserted at the rear of this directory.



Summer and winter sports teams were formed with the opening of Shirley BHS in 1957. These included athletics, cricket, football, hockey, rowing, rugby, swimming and tennis. As the school roll increased, sports such as golf, shooting and table tennis were added and these later included badminton, canoe polo, cycling, dragon boating, fencing, futsal, ice and in-line hockey, martial arts, mountain biking, squash, surfing, touch, and volleyball.

A rigorous Sports Development Programme offers students NCEA Physical Education Standards from Year 10 onwards and this has led to provincial and national sporting representation for Shirley BHS teams and individuals.

Among these are All Blacks Steve Scott, Craig Green, Chris Jack and Ryan Crotty; volleyballer Hugh McCutcheon, NZOM; cricketers Nathan Astle, Craig McMillan; Black Sticks Bradley and Hayden Shaw. For several years, Shirley BHS dragon boaters were the New Zealand schoolboy champions while the school rowing squad members are regular medal winners at Maadi Cup and other rowing championships.



To qualify for a Spartan Sports tie a student must either appears in 50% or more of the first teams fixtures in a given season or be a second year member of that first team.

Spartan Sport code badges are awarded by coaches/managers to students after making a single first team appearance and Bar badges are awarded on-top of these to represent long service in a first team (2nd, 3rd Year Bar etc).

Blues badges are awarded to our top sportsman at the annual Sportsman of the Year dinner. These badges denote representing a given sport at the top level (Canterbury/NZ) as well as being a worthy representative of the school (including academic/attendance/attitude etc). These awards are generally reserved for Y12 & Y13 students.

Full Honours list here

Physiotherapy at Shirley Boys

Shirley Boys’ High provide a physiotherapy service for students and staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Sick Bay. Appointments can be made in the Sick Bay with Ms Cooper or online at 

Physiotherapy provided at school means less academic time lost and no travel costs or time.  You can get early treatment of your injuries and have less time out of the sport or activities you are involved with.  

Sharada Stewart from Balance Physiotherapy has a Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy and is experienced in sports physiotherapy and injury management in the adolescent age group. We can also consult with coaches and PE staff to help you get the correct level of activity as you recover. There is no need to be referred by a doctor but if the physiotherapist feels a GP or specialist needs to be consulted or X-rays takenshe can organise this at assessment. Get treated early for a good recovery! 

ACC still subsidise accident related physiotherapy treatment and we can initiate your ACC claim for you. The co-payments are $30.00 for your initial appointment and $28.00 per follow up appointment. We also treat non-ACC cases.

For more information or to make an appointment contact Ms Cooper in the Sick Bay phone: 929 0685  or Balance Physiotherapy:  phone 021 742 723, email, or book online at  


Thank you to our Platinum & Gold sponsors:

Air Rescue | The Bower Smokehouse | BayleysShirley Law | XCM

For all information regarding Spartan Sport Sponsorship please click here.



As well as our traditional Academic Scholarship which is awarded to the prospective student who scores the highest on the CV Gallagher Scholarship examination, for students starting in 2021 there is also the opportunity to gain the “CV Gallagher Creative Shirley Music Scholarship” and the “CV Gallagher Spartan Sport Scholarship”. There are two additional sport scholarships awards, the details of these can be found here.

SBHS Records

Shirley Boys’ High School Records

ATHLETICS  (at FEB 2018)


100 m

80 m Hurdles

200 m

400 m

800 m

1500 m

3000 m

High Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put










1.63 m

5.28 m

10.92 m

11.93 m

42.62 m

35.55 m

P Elisera/G Williams

R Crotty

M McLean

E Hamilton

A Lewis

K Fox

A Lewis/A Stevens

S Brett/T Christenson

G Williams

B Fonotia

R Crotty

Q Andis

A Long















100 m

80 m Hurdles

200 m

400 m

800 m

1500 m

3000 m

High Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put










1.90 m

6.06 m

12.11 m

13.74 m

44.46 m

38.30 m

M Bozhinoff

B Fonotia

D van der Busse

J Gallagher/S Bowden

C Taylor

K Fox

N Wilby

D van der Busse

D Oliver

B Fonotia

S Crozier

D Wilson

A McLeod















100 m

100 m Hurdles

200 m

400 m

800 m

1500 m

3000 m

High Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put










1.90 m

6.59 m

12.84 m

14.44 m

44.10 m

52.93 m

D Scott

J Russell

S Bowden

S Bowden

R Lindroos

D Kett

D Kett

M Walsh

J Simpson

S Crozier

D Dunn

D Wilson

J Luscombe















100 m

200 m

110 m Hurdles

300 m Hurdles

400 m

800 m

1500 m

2000 m Steeplechase

3000 m

High Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put












1.90 m

6.72 m

13.04 m

14.06 m



M Boshinoff

S Bowden

J Russell

P Hassan

R Lindsay

C Lamb

H McLaren

J Woolhouse

H McLaren

S Robertson

J Simpson

S Crozier

D Dunn/S Crozier

D Wilson

J Luscombe

















Multi Stage Beep

600m Run

20m Sprint

Broad Jump

2km Rowing

Bench Press




1 min 45 sec



6 mins 46 sec




Lachie Nicholas

Josh Watson

Deijdre Siaki

William Osai

Matt Smith

Emmanuel Fruean

Angus Edwards

Brodie Barsby









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4/07/20 vs Marlborough College

Final Score: 33-15 Win

The Shirley Boys 1st XV played Marlborough Boys College at Linfield park. Their temporary home ground for 2020. The team came into the game captained by Jayden Horgan(C) and Sam Nicholls(VC). The Shirley boys came out of the sheds really slowly, looking half asleep, conceding a first-half deficit they will be keen to forget, with Marlborough boys taking a 10-0 lead. Then In the second half, Shirley boys outclassed and out-muscled the Malbrough team from the first to the last whistle scoring 33 points in the second half to Marlborough’s 5,this mad the final score 33-15.

During this amazing comeback in the second half game, Shirley saw tries from Ben Norton (2), Elijah Tuhura, Brodie Richards, Pele Antonio and conversions from Conner Watherston-spencer. A great second half performance saved the 1st XV on Saturday they will look to carry the second-half performance into next Saturday where they take on St Bede’s back home at Linfield again.

~Sam Nicholls year 13

11/07/20 vs St Bedes College

Final Score: 24-28 Loss

The Shirley Boys 1st XV played St Bede’s college at Linfield Park, another home game for Shirley. The team came into the game captained by Jayden Horgan (C) and Sam Nicholls(VC).The game was a back and forth affair the whole way. Through the game a couple of mistakes allowed St Bedes to gain a nice lead towards the middle of the second half this set up an impressive comeback from Shirley Boys. However on the day it was not on the cards as Shirley went down by 4 points losing 24-28. In the last 15 minutes the team fought valiantly and poured their hearts out onto the field a tough pill to swallow for the boys.

They will be using this as motivation leading into this week’s game against Rangiora. This game saw tries from Leo Nasio, Sam Nicholls, and Ethan Faitua also conversions and penalties from Conner Waterston-Spencer.

~Sam Nicholls year 13

18/07/20 vs Rangiora High

Final Score 10-7 Win

The Shirley Boys 1st XV played Rangiora High School at Linfield Park. The game was a back and forth affair the whole way through the game with both teams only scoring one try throughout the 70 mins of action. In the end, this nail biting match was decided by a penalty kick in the last 3 minutes.

The games only try scorer was Emmanuel Fruean, converted by Sam Nicholls who also kicked the penalty kick late in the game. After the match, the team celebrated the close win with awards to Brodie Barsby on his 8 game tie; Cody Dacre and Elijah Tuhura were also awarded their 1st XV Caps.

~Sam Nicholls year 13

Links: Draw | Standings | Facebook


30/06/20 vs Rangiora High

Final Score: 125-76 Win

The Senior A Spartans took on Rangiora for their 2nd game of the season and their first home game of the year. With the return of key player Kane Thomson (out due to injury), the Spartans were confident in their depth and this showed as they took and early lead 31-9 by the end of the first quarter. A comeback was suspected; however this never came as the Spartans continued to dominate leading 100-57 by the end of the third. At this point two main players Gregory Rodger and Kaleb Chamberlain sat and the bench played through the rest of the game and the Spartans defended home court and sent rangiora packing 117-76.

Top scorers were Kane Thomson with 23 points, Gregory Rodger with 20 points and Kaleb Chamberlain with 18 points and a highlight play of the week with an amazing poster dunk on a young Rangiora player. The Senior A Spartans improve to a 2-0 record on the season and take on St Bedes (2-0) on the 21st of July in their next matchup.

~Gregory Rodger year 13

Links: Draw | Standings | Facebook


3/07/20 vs St Andrews College

Final Score: 0-4 Loss

The first XI came up against STAC on Friday night at Nga Puna Wai. After a 2-2 draw in preseason the boys were in search of a win. Unfortunately STAC came out hard and scored in the opening minutes and continued to score one goal each quarter ending in a 4-0 loss. We struggled to gain momentum and were outplayed in all areas of the turf. We had to start the second half without a goalkeeper as Oliver Lewis was injured, a big blow for the team. A quick turnaround with a game on Monday against Christ’s College will be an opportunity to write our wrongs of this game.

~ Louie Harvey year 12

6/07/20 vs Christ’s College

Final Score: 2-5 Loss

The boys started off slowly against a very strong Christ College team who was full of experienced representative players. Christ College scored first but Campbell Hutton slotted the equaliser later to get the boy’s heads back up. After this, the game started to slip away with Christ College constantly applying pressure but a goal from Luca Jugovac late in the fourth quarter finished the game off with Christ College winning 5-2.

~ Hamish Church year 13

The late game on friday saw the 1st XI match up with an in form CBHS team after a 2-2 draw in the last meeting pre-season. Shirley were looking to take down the team but an early goal from them put Shirley on the back foot from the start, however managing to keep them to 1 in the first half but full time saw them ahead by 3. Shirley were lacking the intensity from the start and the Boys high team deserved the win as we were out played but the win did not go without a fight from the Shirley boys. Next week sees Shirley match up against St Bedes for the final game of the round, before playing the top 6 teams again.

17/07/20 vs Christchurch Boys High

Final Score: 0-3 Loss

The late game on Friday saw the 1st XI match up with an in form CBHS team after a 2-2 draw in the last meeting pre-season. Shirley were looking to take down the team but an early goal from them put Shirley on the back foot from the start. Shirley managed to keep them to 1 in the first half but full time saw them ahead by 3.

Shirley were lacking the intensity from the start and the Boys high team deserved the win as we were out played but the win did not go without a fight from the Shirley boys. Next week sees Shirley match up against St Bedes for the final game of the round, before playing the top 6 teams again.

~Luca Jugovac year 12

Links: Draw | Standings | Facebook


1/07/20 vs Burnside High


Links: Draw | Standings | Facebook

Summer Gold Sports

Cricket Draw | Facebook

Rowing Info | Facebook

Volleyball Draw | Standings | Facebook

Spartan Sport Training Apparel

SBHS warm up gear is available for purchase/fitting in the first week of every term. Reminders and instruction around this will be in the school notices.


As spectators of your sons’ sport it is important you promote the fair play charter that is included in this booklet. Whilst one of our pillars at SBHS is around excellence it is not at the expense of respect for our own teams, the opposition, supporters of the opposition and the officials. Please be positive citizens of our community and enhance the experience for ALL those who are participating. You will notice the following signs placed on our fields of play please remember…


Gold Sports



Master in charge: Mr M McClurg / Mr J Chalklen

Terms: Year round.

Competition: Canterbury Basketball Assn. competition, Terms 2 & 3.

· Senior A team – Tuesday nights

· U17 A team – Saturday

· U17 B team – Saturday

· U15 team – Saturday

Friday Competition – Terms 2 and 3. Teacher in charge: Mr D Gilmore

· Yr 9 Competition – home and away in school gyms

· Intermediate and Senior Competitions – home and away in school gyms

Winter tournament week events – Term 3

Junior South Island tournament – Yr 9 and 10 team

South Island qualifying tournament – Senior A team

National Championships – Senior A team

Training: Wednesday – outdoors during Terms 1 & 4.

Monday – Friday before school all year by arrangement.

Tuesday – Thursday on rostered basis.

Lunchtimes by arrangement.

Venues: School Sports Hall & School Outdoor courts.

Various Schools & stadia.

Uniform: JSP: Supply own top/shorts/shoes – numbered bibs provided

Winter code: Uniforms provided (See Equipment)

Equipment: The costs of us providing team numbered uniforms is on the basis that the student will pay $50.00 to up-lift the uniform and receive $30.00 upon the uniform being returned in a clean and intact state at the end of the season.

Costs: Seniors $240.00 Sport Fee (incl. uniform hire).

Saturday league $165.00 Sport Fee (incl. uniform hire).

Friday league: $105.00 Sport Fee. Year 10-13 Uniforms if required are $110 ($55 for singlet, $55 for shorts). Year 9: uniform supplied.

JSP: No charge

The Sport Fee covers local competition fees, Basketball New Zealand registration and contributes toward equipment. The fees include the uniform charge ($50).

Tournament teams will have extra costs associated with regional and National events.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Basketball on their Facebook Page.


CRICKET (Gold)  Terms: Term 1 & 4.

Master in charge: Mr D Grocott

Competition: Christchurch Metro Cricket Association Saturday Competitions for Schoolboys.

Training: Weekdays after school at school.

Venues: Schools and Council grounds.

Uniform: Whites (SBHS cricket cap & shirt may be purchased from the Student Office.

Equipment: Players generally provide their own.

Some equipment is available if required.

Costs: Year 9 $80 Sport Fee (includes SBHS playing shirt and cap).

Afternoon grades (Year 10, Youth, 20/20) $70 Sport Fee.

Morning grades (2nd XI, 3rd XI, 4th XI) $100 Sport Fee.

1st XI $120 Sport Fee.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Cricket on their Facebook Page.


FOOTBALL (Gold) Terms: Terms 1 (pre-season), 2 & 3 (competition).

Master in charge: Ms L McLeod

Competition: Competition section

U19, 17, 15 & 14 grades play in Mainland Football Saturday Competitions.

1XI play in Wednesday competition (national tournament qualification and Christchurch schools Premiership/Championship.

Junior XI play in Wednesday competition.

Training: Various days to be advised by coaches.

Venues: Various grounds around Christchurch.

Uniform: Playing Shirts and shorts supplied for all teams; boys to provide playing socks from the Student Office ($15 per pair); almost all teams have shorts supplied.

Equipment: Boots and shin pads supplied by players.

Costs: Sports Fees: 1st X1 Registration $180, Junior XI  fee – just levy, all other Saturday teams $80, no charge for Wednesday teams. Inter-school costs and tournaments are extra.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Football on their Facebook Page.



Master in charge: Ms A Stackhouse

Terms: Term 1 to end of Term 3

April 1 to mid Sept (Canterbury Competition).

Competition: Canterbury Secondary Premier League (SPL) 1st XI. Canterbury School League (SSL) 2nd XI. SSL Div 3 Blue & Gold teams.  All games are on Friday night.

Training: Spartans Sport Turf.

Venues: Marist Park at St Bedes, Nunweek Park, Waimarikiri Turf in Rangiora and Ashburton  (Canterbury Hockey Competition).

Uniform: Approximately $110 to purchase hockey shirts and shorts

Equipment: Mouth guard, hockey stick, shin pads. These are compulsory as players cannot take the field without this gear (Canterbury Hockey Competition). Players will also need to buy plain gold socks.

Costs:  Approximately $250. 1st XI players will also have an extra tournament costs.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Hockey on their Facebook Page.



Master in charge: Mr R Wilson-Pyne

Terms: Row season begins Term 4 for 2017 until the end of Term 1 in 2018

Competition: Lake Hood Pennant, Ashburton.

Otago Championship, Twizel

Canterbury Club Championship, Twizel.

South Island Club Championship, Twizel.

South Island Secondary Championship, Twizel.

Maadi 2017 (Dependent on performance).


First Year Crews (Novice)

3:30pm – 5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

9:30am – 12:00pm Saturday.

Second Year Crews (Senior)

3:30pm – 5:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

9:30am – 12:00pm Sunday.

Morning Erg sessions are also held on Wednesday and Friday as the session progresses.


Kerrs Reach (training).

Waimakariri River (training).

Lake Hood, Ashburton.

Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel.

Lake Karipiro, Cambridge.


Avon Rowing Club race singlet to be purchased.

SBHS Rowing Singlet, row suit and jacket provided for regattas.

SBHS Crew polo as a uniform item for regattas available for $45.

SBHS Thermal gear available for $15

SBHS Rowing hat available for $20

Equipment: Boats are provided by Avon Rowing Club and SBHS.

Costs: Approximately $700 for a season Membership to Avon/SBHS rowing.

Costs for individual regattas (see above) range from $90-$150

The approximate cost for an 8 month season is $1300. This can be paid by instalment over the length of the season. Fundraising does play a significant part in reducing this cost.

Costs to Maadi are dependent on selection and venue.

Websites: PLease visit the “SBHS Rowing” facebook page and ask to join for information about rowing and the season ahead.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Rowing on their Facebook Page.


RUGBY (Gold)

Master in charge: Mr K Vine

Terms: Terms 1 (1st XV only), 2 & 3.

Competition: Crusaders “UC Championships” 1st XV Competition in Terms 2 & 3 (franchise wide).

Metro JAB Competition for U18 (2nd XV) to U13 teams (Christchurch clubs) in Terms 2 & 3.

An U15 Selection competes in South Island Tournament.

1st XV if successful would qualify for National Top 4 playoffs.

1st XV individuals may be selected in NZ Schools side.

Individuals from all grades may be selected in Metro age group representative teams from U13 to U18.

Training: Terms 1 & 4, off season training in SBHS Gym and field under supervision of SBHS coaches and staff.

Terms 2 & 3, various grassed areas around SBHS or Ascot and occasionally Burwood Park.

Hardcourt areas also allocated for times of wet weather when grounds are closed.

Venues: CRFU allocates grounds around Christchurch for weekly competition.

SBHS home games will be played at either SBHS or Ascot.

Uniform: 1st XV Uniform is supplied.

All other grades purchase jersey ($90.00), shorts ($48.50) and socks ($18.50) from Student Office (prices quoted are as at 2018).

Boys supply own boots.

Equipment: CRFU provide free mouth guards.

SBHS provides full set of team equipment including match and training balls, cones, tees, ball pump and first aid kit for each team.

Boys wanting to apply lineout or injury strapping need to supply their own tape.

Scrum machines, tackle bags, tackle suits and hit shields available for teams to share for trainings.

Costs: Rugby Sport Fee for all players $60.

1st XV costs vary depending on number of away trips in competition.

Boys contribute to travel costs if their team is involved in annual exchanges with Kings High School, Marlborough Boys College and Nelson College.

Teams competing in Tournaments or travelling overseas must completely fund all costs, either directly or by fundraising.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Rugby on their Facebook Page.



Master in charge: Ms K Smith

Terms: Terms 1 & 4.

Competition: Monday Night Inter-school Competition.

Canterbury Secondary School Champs (Senior Term 1 – Junior Term 4).

South Island Secondary School Champs (Senior Term 1 – Junior Term 4).

New Zealand Secondary School Champs (Term 1 – Palmerston North).

Training: JSP volleyball on Monday 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

Seniors Wednesday and Friday after school.

Juniors Tuesday after school and Friday morning.

Beach volleyball – Wednesday Juniors 3.30-4.30pm, Seniors 4.30-5.30pm

Venues: Sports Hall and Hartley Gyms for training.

Pioneer Stadium and various school gymnasiums for competition.

Uniform: $100 uniform to order at Payments office – $55 Playing top, $45 Shorts.

Equipment: Suitable indoor court shoes (clean).

Kneepads optional.

Costs: $50 for term 1 & term 4. This fee covers local competition fees, Volleyball New Zealand registration and contributes toward equipment.

Tournament teams will have extra costs associated with regional and National events.

JSP Programme – no charge.


Keep up to date with Shirley Boys’ High School Volleyball on their Facebook Page.

Silver Sports


FUTSAL (Silver)

Teacher in charge: Mr D Silcock

Terms: Terms 1 & 4 for JSP Programme.

Term 1 for Mainland Competition

Competition: Competitive play within our own school and at other schools and venues.

Mainland (Canterbury)

Mainland Sunday Leagues

National Secondary Schools

Training: To be advised. Seniors 2.00-3.00pm Fridays plus one more.

Venues: Spartans Sport Turf/Main Sports Hall

Mainland – various Christchurch venues

Nationals – Wellington

Uniform: JSP – PE gear, suitable footwear and shin pads.

Mainland – Shirt and shorts provided (socks to be purchased separately). Shin pads and footwear are to be provided by players.

Equipment: Balls and bibs provided.

Shin pads compulsory in competitive leagues.

Costs: No charge for JSP players.

Mainland/National Tournament players will incur a charge for entry fees, travel, hotels and food etc.

Seniors and Juniors hoping to attend Nationals, must commit to achieve 80% attendance at games and trainings. Failure to hit the target will result in deselection.

Water Polo


Teacher in Charge: Miss W Veatupu

Water Polo is a rapidly growing sport at Shirley Boys’ High School, the sport was re-established in 2017 after the sport experienced large setbacks following the earthquakes.

We operate in Term 1 (All year levels) and in Term 4 (Year 9 & 10’s only).

Term 1 there will be a Senior A team and a Senior B team.

-The Senior A’s will be entered into the Christchurch Boys’ A Grade competition and will travel to Dunedin in late March to compete in the South Island Secondary Schools tournament.

-The Senior B’s will be entered into the Christchurch Boys’ B Grade competition.

Trials for these teams for Term 1 2020 will be on Sunday January 26th, starting at 6pm, at Taiora QEII Recreation Centre

Any queries r.e. 2020 can be directed to Mr Andrew Lee –


$80.00 per term. Covers entry into local competitions + trainings

$55.00 for Shirley Boys’ High School togs.


School togs need to be purchased by every player. Caps will be provided.


Sunday evenings, 6pm-8pm at Taiora QEII starting January 26th, finishing March 22nd.

Recent History: 


-6th in Canterbury Senior A Grade

-9th in South Island Senior Secondary Schools Championship

-10th in South Island Junior Secondary Schools Championship


-5th in Canterbury Senior A Grade

-6th in South Island Senior Secondary Schools Championship

-9th in South Island Junior Secondary Schools Championship


-4th in Canterbury Senior A Grade

-2nd in Canterbury Senior B Grade

-9th in South Island Senior Secondary Schools Championship

-4th in South Island Junior Secondary Schools Championship


TENNIS (Silver)

Teacher in charge: Miss R Johnson

Terms: Terms 1 & 4.

Competition: Year 9 JSP programme on Thursday afternoons.

Inter-school competition on Wednesday afternoons.

Senior Canterbury Championships Term 1.

Interschool exchange in term 1.

Term 4 has interschool championship for top players.

Training: Most students have training with clubs. No school training. Teams can arrange own training.

Venues: Shirley BHS courts or other school courts. Transport to other schools is arranged.

Uniform: Spartan Sport tee, shorts (or PE shorts). Tennis polo.

Equipment: Students provide their own rackets.

Costs: Juniors $35, Seniors $50

JSP programme No Charge.


TOUCH (Silver)

Teacher in charge: Mr J Chalklen

Terms: Terms 1 & 4.

Competition: Wednesday afternoon 3pm (2x 15 min halves).

Training: TBA with coaches.

Depending on interest teams anywhere from year 9 to senior. Always a Senior A team.

Venues: Shirley Boys, South Hagley or opposing schools for Juniors & Senior B. Senior A play at North Hagley in the SuperTouch competition.


Year 9: SBHS PE shorts. Tops provided.

Junior-Senior B: Shorts and tops provided.

Senior A: Tops are purchased and owned by players. Shorts provided.

Equipment: Touch boots or suitable sport shoes.

Costs: $30 for Senior A. $20 for others. $45 for Senior A top.

Tournaments and games: Senior A at most can play up to 30 games in a year, but usually around 15-20.

  • Southland Exchange (Term 1)
  • Kings Exchange (Term 1)
  • Wednesday Competition (Term 1)
  • Canterbury Champs (Term 1)
  • South Island Champs (Term 1)
  • Wednesday competition (Term 4)
  • Nationals (Term 4)

Mountain Biking


Teacher in charge: Mr P Beswick 

Terms: Terms 1 & 4

Competition:   New Zealand/South Island Secondary Schools Championships – Term 1. Single Tracks Cross Country Series – Term 1

Other MTB events to be notified.

Training: TBA.

Venues: Bottle Lake Forest, race venues.

Uniform:  Own gear for training, including jacket for colder rides.

Shirley racing tops provided for competitions.

Equipment: Own bike, water bottle and safety equipment (helmet compulsory, gloves, clipless shoes etc optional).

Costs: $20.00 Sport Fee.

Event entry and travel related costs where applicable.


SEVENS (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr K Vine

Terms: Term 1&4

Competition: CRFU organised tournaments for boys U18.

Finalist (2) of Canterbury Championship will represent the region at Condor 7’s in Auckland in December.

Possibility of a South Island tournament during summer tournament week in Term 1 (TBC by NZSSSC)

Occasionally other grades at separate invitational tournaments.

Training: SBHS, Shirley Intermediate, Richmond Park or Burwood Park

Venues: CRFU allocates grounds around Christchurch for weekly competition.

Uniform: Jersey provided. Boys provide shorts, socks, boots and mouth-guard.

Equipment: School provides.

Costs: $10.00 Sport Fee per term.

All travel related costs where applicable to compete at Condor National Championships (unless otherwise sponsored).

No charge for JSP players.

Bronze Sports



Teacher in charge: Mr R Richards


Term 1: Shirley Boys’ High School Athletic Champs.

Christchurch Secondary Schools Championships.

South Island Secondary Schools Championships.

Term 4: New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics and Road Race Championships.

Competition: As above.

Training: Boys are encouraged to train with their local clubs.

Weights room is available for resistance training.

Venues: Venue(s) to be advised for School, Christchurch, South Island and National events.

Uniform: Provided by school.

Equipment: It is suggested that all track athletes have a pair of spikes.

Costs: No Sport Fee.

Regional and National competitions have associated costs (vary depending on location, transport etc).

Cross Country / Road Race


Teacher in charge: Mr J Chalklen

Terms: Term 2.

Competition: SBHS Cross Country Championship.

Canterbury Secondary Schools Road Race Championship.

Canterbury Secondary Schools Cross Country Championship.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championship.

Training: Nothing organised by SBHS. Most competitors train with their own athletics clubs and coaches.

Venues: SBHS locale for school championship.

Hagley Park and Halswell Quarry for Canterbury Championships.

NZ Cross Country Championships, late June venue TBC.

NZ Road Race Championship, early December venue TBC.

Uniform: SBHS hires athletic singlet and generic SBHS track suits, and sometimes shorts.

Boys provide own footwear.

Equipment: As above.

Costs: Hire of clothing e.g. $2.00 per singlet.

Travel related costs, where applicable, to compete at National Championships.



Teacher in charge: Mr E Persen

Terms: All terms for JSP Programme.

Terms 2 & 3 for competitive play.

All Terms for Club Play.

Competition: School Sport Canterbury Wednesday after school.

Training: Wednesday after school in the SBHS Sports Hall.

Venues: SBHS Sports Hall.

Cowles Stadium, Pioneer Stadium, Various secondary schools.

Uniform: Tidy sports gear with clean footwear.

Equipment: Rackets and shuttles provided.

Own racket a preferred option especially for better players.

Costs: $25 Sport Fee for club and competitive players.

No charge for JSP players.

Table Tennis


Teacher in charge: TBA

Terms: Year round for Table Tennis Club.

All terms Year 9 JSP programme.

Terms 2 & 3 Christchurch inter-secondary school competition.

Competition: Wednesday afternoon inter-secondary school competition.

Training: Lunchtimes for all players who are members of the Table Tennis Club.

Coaching on Tuesday after school.

Venues: Spartans Room.

Table Tennis Canterbury Hall on Blenheim Road for inter-secondary competitions.

Uniform: Shirley Boys’ PE gear with suitable non-marking footwear.

Equipment: Provided for in JSP programme.

Club members require their own bat (available from school for $45).

Costs: JSP – nil

$30 Sport Fee


DARTS (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr M J Skinner 

Terms: Terms 2 and 3

Competition: Year 9 Autumn Class, Open Championship and Premier League (Top 8)

Training: Monday lunchtimes

Venues: SoC 1 7

Uniform: No uniform is necessary.

Equipment: All equipment is provided, however own darts are advisable

Costs: $20

Ice Hockey


Teacher in charge: Ms S Lallemant

Terms: Terms 2 & 3.

Competition: Saturday morning Christchurch High Schools League

South Island Secondary Schools Tournament (optional) Term 3

Training: Wednesday after school

Venues: Alpine Ice Arena – Brougham Street.

Equipment: Minimal fee for hire gear

Uniform: Ice hockey jersey available through school

Costs: TBA

Tournament teams will have extra costs associated with Regional and National events.


ARCHERY (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr J Chalklen (Maria)

Terms: Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4


Monday after school

Venue: Football Fields

Uniform: PE uniform if you have. School clothes is fine.

Equipment: All equipment supplied.

Costs: $12 per session (total dependent on weeks in the term).

The cost will be paid in full for the Term

Sport Climbing


Teacher in charge: Mr R Miller

Terms: Year round.

Competition: Canterbury Secondary Schools Competition.

South Island Secondary Schools Competition.

National Competition.

Training: Every Wednesday 3pm – 5pm and one other optional day

Venues: The Roxx Climbing Centre, 239 Waltham Road, Waltham.

Competitions – some are held at YMCA Christchurch.

Uniform: Option to purchase SBHS hoodie and climbing singlet.

Equipment: Climbing harness and shoes available for hire from both Roxx and YMCA.

Costs: Each session at the Roxx is $10 which includes harness and shoe hire.

Competitions have team registration fee – to be advised.


SURFING (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr J Keats

Terms: Term 1 & 4.

Competition: Wednesday scholastics

Interschool competitions when available (Kings exchange)

Training: Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm.

Venues: Nth Wai Clubrooms, Nth Beach.

Uniform: Wetsuit.

Equipment; Surfboard, wetsuit.

Costs: Nil.



Teacher in charge: Ms W Veatupu

Terms : Term 1 – SBHS Swimming Championship.

Canterbury Inter-secondary School Championships

Term 2 – South Island Secondary Schools Championship

Term 3 – New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship

Competition: As above

Training: Boys are encouraged to train with their local clubs.

Weights room is available for resistance training.

Venues: To be advised.

Uniform: SBHS swim caps are available from School.

Equipment: Normal swim equipment.

Costs: No Sport Fee

Regional and National competitions have associated costs (vary depending on location, transport etc)


FENCING (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr J Chalklen (Roger)

Terms: Terms 2 and 3.

Competition: Championships for local and national secondary school titles, local and national age group titles.

Some Christchurch interschool exchanges.

If available, a Friday night team event at the Fencing Institute.

Training: Wednesday after school 2.30 – 4.00 p.m.

Venues: Shirley Multipurpose Area

Uniform: PE uniform and sports shoes. Track pants are desirable.

Equipment: All equipment supplied. Fencers who wish to continue or compete should purchase a fencing glove ($35 approx).

Costs: $30 Sport Fee.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr S Edwards

Terms: Terms 1 and 4.

Competition: Championships for South Island Secondary School title, Wednesday Sport League

Training: Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes

Venues: Fields, Sports Hall and Hagley Park

Uniform: PE uniform and boots

Equipment: All equipment supplied.

Costs: $20 Sport Fee.

Canoe Polo


Teacher in charge: Kelly Hansen (parent)

Terms: Terms 1 & 4.

Training: Weekends

Competition: Inter-school competition, Years 9 – 13, A, B, C, D and E Grades

Venue: Games played at Roto Kohatu

Uniform: school bibs supplied

Equipment: All equipment supplied.

Costs: $30


Weightlifting (Bronze)

Teacher in charge: Mr Attrill

Terms: Terms 1 2 3 & 4.

Training: Everyday in Lunch break or After school. Training can also be done at CSI (Canterbury Strength Institute) on Saturdays for lifters who are at higher level and want more time to train. CSI is also where our lifters train during the holidays if they wish to train during that time with as many as 10 possible training sessions a week ($15 per week)

Competition: Shirley based competitions are held once a term for new Shirley lifters.

There are Christchurch weightlifting competitions each month for the more experienced lifters. South Island in terms 2 each year, usually on Queens Birthday Weekend. Nationals is at the end of each year, which the lifter must qualify for. Secondary schools which is between South Islands and Nationals. It is also possible for boys to qualify for youth worlds.

Venue: SBHS Gym, Canterbury Strength Institute – 95a Sawyers Arms Road (Christchurch Competitions). National competitions are held at different locations in New Zealand each year.

Uniform: Spartan Sport kit/PE gear – SBHS Spartan Weightlifting suits for competition

Equipment: All equipment supplied.

Costs: $50 gym membership / $90 suit


Teacher in Charge: Caitlin Sadler

Competitions: Friday afternoon/evenings

Trainings: Monday & Thursday mornings

Venues: Bishopdale YMCA

Uniform: Supplied

Equipment: Korfballs and Korfball hoops

Cost: $30

Korfball is a ball sport played by hand. It is easy to learn, enabling new players to join in and have fun almost immediately. Similar to basketball and netball, the aim in korfball is to score by shooting the ball through a hoop on a pole. What makes korfball different is that it is always played by a mix of males and females, playing with and against each other. Shirley Boys High has strong history in korfball, with plenty of boys, and old boys, playing international korfball, and Shirley/Avonside teams doing well in local competitions. Avonside girls will join in the JSP to keep true to the mixed team aspect of korfball. For more information about korfball, see: