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At ACG Parnell College we believe that physical exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological wellbeing.

We offer our students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fitness programmes and team and individual sports at different competition levels during their time at school.

The values students develop through participation and competition – commitment, team work, resilience, perseverance, respect, loyalty and integrity – reflect our school values, and help set them up for life.

Our sports teams are coached and managed by a combination of professional staff and volunteers, many of whom are former ACG Parnell College students who want to give something back to the school.

ACG Parnell College sports

If you would like to help out with sports teams please contact us.

Primary school sports
Summer college sports
Winter college sports

Each term we offer a sport after school. If students are interested in a sport that is not being offered please contact us as we are always interested in expanding our sports programme.


Badminton Club for the Primary School is run on Mondays from 3.15pm to 4.15pm starting Monday 12 February.  The cost is $45 per term. Advanced players attend training at Epsom Girls.

Cricket Blitz 8-a-side Years 5 & 6

Cricket Blitz is a modified version of cricket played with 8 players who bat in pairs for 4 overs each, regardless of the number of times someone gets out.

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Students can enter the Futsal competition through Auckland Futsal. Students can do coaching through Auckland Futsal and play games. The school will offer coaching one morning from 8.00am – 8.30am in the school gym.


Hockey coaching runs in Term One.



Year 6 students can join the Year 6 – 8 Netball team. The games are held on a Thursday at Auckland Netball Centre.

Water polo

Students from Year 6 are welcome to join the Year 7 – 8 water polo which starts in Term Two.

If students are interested in a sport that is not being offered please contact us as we are always interested in expanding our sports programme.


The Club is for new or existing students who have previous experience. Cost is approximately $30 per term and runs on Fridays at 3.15pm in the Gym.

Archery competitions will be run on a Wednesday at various locations from February through to April.

Badminton club

The club is run in Term One on Tuesdays from 3.30pm – 4.30pm and 4.30pm – 5.30pm. The Club will also run in Term Two but the day may change.

Competitions are run in Terms One, Two and Three at Auckland Badminton, 99 Gillies Avenue.

Cricket Year 9 – 13 Secondary School Competition

Boys Cricket is on Saturday mornings during Terms One and Four. The games are played at various school and council fields. The cost depends on the number of students playing –  approximately $60.

Cricket blitz 8-a-side

Yr 7 – 10 Boys play on Wednesdays at Auckland Domain.

Yr 7 – 10 Girls Thursday at Auckland Domain.

Commences 28 February. Venues are subject to change.

There is a separate competition in Term Four from 4.00pm – 5.30pm.


Cycling Club is on Tuesday and Friday before school. We also enter in the Secondary School competition in Terms Two and Three.


Futsal is played throughout the year. There is a competition run by Auckland Futsal and Auckland Football.

Girls fitness years 7 - 13

Girls’ Fitness is held on Wednesdays, 7.00am at the Primary School for 6 weeks starting 14 February. Cost is $50.


To enter students must belong to a Club and have a handicap. The competition  starts in February for seven weeks and is held at different Golf Clubs in Auckland. Students must have transport. Cost is about $70 plus green fees.

Indoor netball/soccer

This is played in Term Four and Term One of the following year. The games are at Action Indoor Sports Dominion Road on a Friday.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is a series of four races where you enter each race individually. Each one is at a different mountain bike course.


Training can be provided for this sport. There are club events as well as the interschool competitions from Tuesday 20 February – 20 March starting at 4.00pm. Venues at schools across Auckland.

Running club years 7 - 13

Takes place on Thursday mornings. We will provide start dates and times on daily notices.

Summer netball

This is played in Terms One and Four at either Auckland Netball or Windmill Road, Mount Eden. Years 7 and 8 are on Thursdays and Years 9 to 13 are on Tuesdays.

At Windmill Road, Years 7 to 13 is on Wednesday.

Table tennis years 7 - 13

This is played every term – the Term One competition runs from February to April. The games are played at Auckland Table Tennis, 99 Gillies Avenue from 3.45pm – 5.30pm. The cost is $35.

Tennis team years 7 - 13

Team practice is at Parnell Tennis Club on Wednesday at 7.00am. The competition runs from Saturday 10 February to 78th April in Term One. Tennis is played on Saturdays at schools and at some Auckland Tennis facilities. The games start at either 8.15am or 10.15am.  The cost is $100 (this includes 6 weeks of coaching) or $15 (to play in the school team with no coaching).

Students must be able to serve to join the competition.

Parnell Tennis Club offers coaching before school for students from ACG Parnell College who do not want to join the school team. This is arranged privately and not part of the school programme.


Years 11 – 13: Practice is held on Wednesdays and games take place on Thursdays. The cost is $40 and the competition runs from 8 February to March.

Years 9 – 10: Volleyball is played from the middle of Term Three.

Water polo

Years 9 – 13: Competitions run from 16 February – 8 April. The Year 9 – 10 competition in Term One is made up of three one-day competitions on Saturdays. Games are played at Sacred Heart, Epsom Girls, Diocesan, West Wave and Millennium.

Years 5 – 8: This starts in Term Two.


Year 9 – 10 Touch is played in Term Four.

Ultimate frisbee

The competition is held at Auckland Grammar School in term one on Wednesdays from February to March.

Kung fu


Students need their own horse. If anyone wants to join the equestrian team please contact the school

If students are interested in a sport that is not being offered please contact us as we are always interested in expanding our sports programme.


Competitions are held in Term Two and the first part of Term Three. Coaching and games take place once a week. Games are held at various schools in Auckland.


Secondary School Hockey is played on Wednesday or Friday night for Boys and Friday night for Girls. The games are played at various Hockey turfs. Practice is held before school.


Played at Auckland Netball Alison Ferguson Drive Stonefields. Practice is held before school, in the morning once a week.

Year 6 – 8 games are held on Tuesdays from 4.15pm. The games start on 8 May.

Yr 9 – 13 games are held on a Saturday morning. The games start on 5 May.

Boys soccer year 9 - 13

Practice starts in term one. Games start in terms two and three. Games are held on Saturday mornings from May.

Girls soccer year 7 – 13

Games are on a Wednesday at 4.00pm starting on the 16 May and finishing in August.

Futsal year 7 & 8

Practice starts in term one and games are held in terms two and three.


Competition and practices start from term two.


Training is held at Snow Planet. Competition is held in August or September.

Please note – availability of sports  may be dependent on the number of interested players and coaching support available.

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Get in touch

If you would like to help out with sports, arts & activities at the school or have a suggestion for a new activity we’d love to hear from you.