At Taieri College we offer a wide range of sports both within the school and through our local sports clubs. If you are interested in finding out further information about what sports we have on offer at Taieri College look at the specific information on the website. This information is updated as we receive it from the regional sports organisations who run the different Intermediate and secondary school sports competitions. There are also at different times through out the year events and opportunities which occur as one off events. The information about these events will also be placed on the school website.

See our Taieri College Sport Strategic Plan here


  • Taieri College has a proud interchange tradition with the following schools.
  • South Otago High School - Summer and Winter
  • James Hargest High School - Winter
  • Central Southland College - Cricket
  • Kavanagh College Dunedin- Year 7 & 8
  • Longford Intermediate Gore - Year 7 & 8


This page contains all information regarding the different policies that affect sport at Taieri College. We will be updating this page on a regular basis with information related to sport at Taieri College.


Sport at Taieri College


Students who are interested in playing Badminton at school can attend trainings at the school gym from 3.30pm - 4.30pm run by Mr Leh-Ong Wong.

Our badminton team competes in school interchanges with South Otago High School, James Hargest and also the Co-Ed tournament held in Dunedin.

Mosgiel Junior Badminton is held from 7.00pm – 8:30pm at Mosgiel Memorial Stadium.

Boys and Girls Ages 9-18 years
Club Nights: Friday 7pm – 8:30pm
School Terms 2 & 3



Coaching lessons are available.


Taieri College has a large number of Basketball Boys and Girls teams that compete in all grades of the Dunedin Basketball Competititon.

We have a number of dedicated Coaches who work hard to realise the potential of our young players.


Taieri College Cricket Boys

Cricket at Taieri College has been on the rise for the past couple of years .

Our First XI is made up of keen cricketers from years 11-13 and compete in the Premier Schools 1st XI competition section of the Dunedin Cricket Competition.

Our 2nd XI also had a good season in open schools section. We have a number of junior cricket teams made up of year 9 to 10 players. They competed in the Junior A Grade Competition. In year 7 and 8 while our students still play for Taieri Junior Club they come together to play matches with other intermediate schools in the Otago and Southland Area. Girls cricket is also very popular at Taieri College.

Cross Country

Taieri College Cross Country 

At year 7 & 8 students gain the opportunity to compete in the OPSSA Cross Country Champs held in Term 3 at Kaikorai Valley College. 

The Secondary School Cross Country Team competes in the annual Otago Secondary Schools Cross Country Series in May / June each year.  With students given the opportunity to then go and compete in South Island and New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country Championships. 

Taieri College Equestrian

Taieri College has an Equestrian Team that competes in the Otago Secondary Schools Equestrian Competition.  We have a number of keen Equestrians at the school.

Taieri College Football Girls

Football is very popular at Taieri College.

We compete in the local Dunedin competition and we have regular exchanges with South Otago and James Hargest. We provide the opportunity to compete in the South Island Football tournaments in Tournament week.  


Futsal is a very popular summer sport at Taieri College we have many teams that play in the Edgar Centre competition from Year 7 through to Year 13. Our teams are competitive and our football players enjoy playing to compliment their Football trainings.

Taieri College Golf

At Taieri College students who are keen on golf have the opportunity to visit the Taieri Lakes Golf course every Tuesday evening in the Summer to have golf coaching. We also compete in the Otago Secondary School Golf Championships and the Otago Secondary School Sports have a go tournament at the end of the year. 

Taieri College Hockey

Hockey is a very popular at Taieri College and we now have four boys and girls teams Years 9-13 and four Intermediate teams at Year 7 & 8.

Each year our Senior Girls team attend the Jenny McDonald Cup Tournament, while the boys will be travelling to the Coaches Cup Tournament. All our teams compete at the Co-Ed tournament in Dunedin and interchanges against James Hargest and South Otago High Schools.


Taieri College miniball teams play at the Edgar Centre against other intermediates and colleges from across Dunedin.  

Our teams also have the opportunity to compete in sports exchanges with other schools and we have also in recent years competed in the North Otago and Canterbury tournament.  

Taieri College Multisports

Built upon the traditional strengths of Taieri college sport: Athletics, Cycling and swimming - The Taieri College individuals and teams have been highly successful over recent years winning both Otago and Otago - Southland titles. 


Taieri College Netball

Taieri College has a proud tradition of producing top class netball players and teams. We have 24 Netball teams competing from Year 7-13 at Taieri Plains Junior Netball and Dunedin Netball Centre Saturday Competition. We have many quality coaches and managers at Taieri College to further any Netball Careers.

Taieri College Senior A Netball plays in the Premier B Grade of the Dunedin Netball Centre Open Womens Grade. Our Taieri College 10A and 9A teams play in the Schools Premier Grades Our Year 10 Teams play in the Intermediate Schools Grade Our Year 9 Teams play in the Junior Schools Grade Our Senior Social Grades play in the Senior Schools Grade.

Our Year 7 & 8 Teams play in the Taieri Plains Primary Schools Competition, with our top teams also playing in the Dunedin Primary School Competition. 


Taieri College Rugby Girls

Rugby at Taieri College has a strong link to our local clubs. In 2022 Taieri College and the Taieri Rugby Club forged a formalized relationship with each other. The aim of this is to build a pathway between club and College at the Junior level. Our  Boys 1st XV are this year playing in the Otago Secondary School Premier Competition. While girls rugby is continuing to go from strength to strength at the College.  

Smallbore Rifle Shooting

Looking for something different?

  • Suitable for anyone over 14 years old
  • Low Cost All equipment supplied
  • Heaps of fun Social or Competition
  • Taieri College has a team of students who are involved so you can sign up at sport office.

West Taieri Smallbore Rifle Club Outram Community Hall (next to Dairy)

Tuesdays 7.30pm

For further information, contact:

Lindsay 03 486 2782
Fiona 03 486 2223


Taieri College Swimming

We have a strong tradition of having exceptional swimmers coming from the Taieri Swim Club to join us at Taieri College. These swimmers have gone on to represent Taieri College at Otago, South Island and New Zealand level in this sport. 


Trapshooting (also known as Clay Target Shooting) is an exciting sport that involves the use of shotguns to shoot flying clay targets in a very safe and controlled environment. Shooters can compete both individually and as a team, from club level right up to competing at the Olympics. Shooters are taught by experienced and trained shooters in all aspects of safe firearm handling and the required skills to become a competitive shooter.

The Trapshooting season takes place from around the beginning of the school year through to approximately the end of September when the National Secondary School Shooting Championships are held. Although, once a member of the Dunedin Clay Target Club you are welcome to shoot any club shoots at Dunedin or any other club in NZ at your leisure. The season will be made up of a series of practices with your school’s assigned coach at a time that suits the coach and shooters, and a number of competitions held over the lower South Island.

All practices will take place at the Dunedin Clay Target Club located just south of Waldronville. A firearms licence is not required to shoot, as all school shooters will be under direct supervision of their coach and other club personnel.

For more information refer to or talk to your Sport Coordinator.

Taieri College Tennis

Taieri College students play at the Taieri Tennis Club and enter Secondary School Tournaments under the Taieri College Banner. Taieri College are the 2018 Otago Mixed Tennis Champions. We competed in the South Island Championships held in Timaru in March 2018.

Taieri Tennis Club

Enquires to Secretary

Secondary schools midweek tennis competition

Runs in term 4 and Term 1 at the Logan Park Tennis Centre in Dunedin

Taieri College Touch

Taieri College has up to 8 teams playing in the Taieri Plains Touch module in Year 7 and 8. From Year 9 onwards we compete against other schools at the Oval in Dunedin. We also send a mixed team to the Otago Championships.  Taieri College has got many Otago Representatives at Touch. 

Taieri College Volleyball

Volleyball is extremely popular at Taieri College. We have four Year 7 & 8 teams that play mini-volley on a Friday night through the summer. Our teams compete against all secondary schools at the Edgar Centre. We are lucky to have great coaches and our Senior girls team is currently ranked 2nd in Otago and has competed at the New Zealand Nationals in 2017. Our junior girls team are ranked 1st in Otago and regularly competes at South Island Champs.

Taieri College Waterpolo

Term 4 Waterpolo

Year 7 & 8 played Friday nights at Moana Pool

Year 9 - 13 played Thursday nights at Moana Pool