Sports at Otumoetai College
If you think Sport can play a big part in developing your child’s life skills then Otumoetai can offer you the right environment. The school supports staff to organize and run Sport within the school. A wide range of sports are offered which is sure to cover every wish of any athlete. The general philosophy of making sport accessible for all is complimented by encouraging excellence in achieving Regional, National and International recognition.
The natural co-ed environment provides a very life-like platform and is proven to support a longer involvement with student sporting activity. Participation, Excellence, Coach Development and the Resourcing of Sport are the key objectives of the Sports Office. Supported by the Sports Foundation made up of community members and key College staff every effort is made to provide a quality sporting experience for everyone.
Life long career choices are a real option for students with the development of the professional stream of many sports happening. Maybe your child has aspirations of making a career in sport as an athlete or perhaps one of the many supporting roles that make sport happen on a worldwide occurrence everyday. Otumoetai College sport can provide a good quality platform.
The school has excellent sporting facilities, which include gymnasiums, sports pavilion, Astroturf surface, mountain bike track and top class playing fields. Staff members, along with many community coaches and managers provide a strong sporting network for our students. An onsite physio service can encourage independent injury management. A good working partnership with the neighbouring Intermediate School can often mean your child will already be familiar with the College facilities and Sport staff making that transition easier for all.
Attending BOP Secondary School events are of high priority with many sports choosing to advance to a National Tournament. Many athletes have achieved Representative status with our talented ones reaching age group World Champs status.
Sports catered for by the school are:
Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe Polo, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Dressage, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey – Field, Hockey- In Line, Hockey – Underwater, Indoor Bowls. Karting, Lawn Bowls, Mountain Biking, Motocross, Netball, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Rowing – Indoor, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball – Beach, Volleyball – Indoor, Water Polo, Whitewater Kayaking, Yachting.