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Badminton at Wanganui Collegiate caters for players of varying ability. They train three times a week in the School indoor sport complex and at the local badminton club. The large majority play in an internal league and a number play in a local secondary school competition at a centralised venue. For those competitive players a pathway exists from league to Wanganui representative teams.
Master in Charge: Angela Paley 


Basketball remains a very important second choice option for our students. It has shown good growth in the last seasons due to a well-run local Friday evening competition. We enter around eight teams per season, ranging from boys' and girls' junior teams to the boys' and girls' senior divisions. Our School indoor sport complex provides the ideal practice area with all matches played at the sports centre a few minutes from our campus. 
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Cross Country

The School has a very strong tradition in this sport and has frequently featured in the medals at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship. Many athletes who have competed in these Championships have not been full-time runners, but have taken the sport as their second activity. The entire School runs in the House Competition, which also provides a valuable endurance base for winter sport. The School event is held on campus, using the undulating golf course at the back of the Boarding Houses.
Master in Charge: Alec McNab 



Introduced at WCS in 1974, football has grown to the extent that we regularly field five teams. Boys' 1st XI, 2nd XI and U15 Colts teams play in the local men’s and age division competitions. Football has seen excellent growth amongst our girls in the last years. The Girls 1st XI play in the top local women's division and the 2nd XI compete in the women's second division. Both 1st XI teams play numerous Inter-School fixtures throughout the lower North Island. We have three football fields.
Master in Charge: Richard Drabczynski  


Hockey at WCS is one of our largest sports with boys and girls achieving at the highest levels. WCS has its own state-of-the-art, water-based hockey turf. This surface is used by all teams, ensuring all players have an opportunity to develop.
Girls and Boys 1st XI teams compete in the Manawatu Schools' Division One competition, as well as numerous Inter-School fixtures in the lower North Island. Other teams include Boys' and Girls' 2nd XI and Boys’ and Girls’ Junior XI that play in the local competitions. Also, the junior teams play in a number of Inter-School fixtures throughout the season.
Master in Charge: Anna Symes


The School has an active and strong Netball Club, fielding teams at all grades. Students are encouraged to seek representative honours and we regularly have players in all grades of representative teams.The School enters major regional competitions and has a strong fixtures list, including many Inter-School fixtures.
Master-in-Charge: Jodie Brunger



Rugby has been played at WCS since 1882. Many current 1st XV traditional fixtures date back well over a hundred years, including the oldest Quadrangular tournament in the country. This tournament is played annually between WCS, Christ's College, Wellington College and Nelson College. The 1st XV play a number of traditional fixtures, Inter-School fixtures as well as the Central North Island 1st XV competition, which sees eight like-minded schools compete for the Taine Randall Trophy each season. 

Our U14, U15, U16 and 2nd XV teams play in the Manawatu competition, with the U15 and 2nd XV competing in a number of Inter-School fixtures. With just over a hundred players, we have our players a fine fixture list which is both challenging and developmental to our boys. The sport is well-supported by an active and enthusiastic Rugby Supporters' Club.
Director of Rugby: Guy Lennox


Just over an hour's drive are skifields on Mt Ruapehu. This close proximity means a dedicated number of students participate over the season. Regular training sessions for these students are held during weekends leading into the season and for major competitions. The team competes in the regional and national competitions annually, with good results. Regular social skiing trips for the boarders are arranged during the ski season. 
Master in Charge: Richard Drabczynski