Our Sports Co-ordinator is Miss Danielle Nicholson. Danielle is in charge of all sports, though relies on parents and caregivers to coach and manage the many teams. If you have any sports related questions, please email Danielle on

See our 2021 Sports Overview  for information about registration, trials and event dates; please note that this will be updated throughout the year so please check back regularly to ensure that if you printed it, it matches the current Google Doc.

There will be no sport interest forms this year. Please keep an eye on all email correspondence for registration information. 

By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee immediately via Kindo. At Milford School we encourage fair play and excellent sportsmanship so please ensure that you and your child are supportive of the whole team, coach, umpire/referee and manager. Please see our Milford School Code of Conduct for specific reference.

Please note: While every effort will be made to ensure all registered players make a team, there are instances where we have a limit to how many teams we can enter and how many players can make up a team for fair play time. You will be informed via email whether your child made a team and will be given further instructions. Please do not be disheartened if your child isn’t selected for a team; this is a fantastic opportunity to practice resilience and to make a plan to try again the following year or for an alternative sport.



There is a schools tournament midway through Term 2 for Year 5 & 6 students. Dependent on time and coaching availability, there is also a school badminton club which runs during lunchtime in the Milford School hall.  For further information, please see the Badminton sub-page


Our school basketball teams play at two venues, Junior Breakers in Mairangi Bay and Norths Shore Events Centre (NSEC), though some games are held at AUT.  For further information, please see the Basketball sub-page

Link to the Junior Breakers draw: Junior Breakers draw

Link to the NSEC draw: Harbour Basketball draw


There is a lunchtime Chess club in Room 4 on Wednesdays for Year 4 – 6 students. There is a Cluster tournament in Term 1 and a Regional Tournament in Term 2. For further information, please see our Chess sub-page.


Cricket Blitz is held on Thursdays after school for Year 5 & 6 students during Term 1 & 4. Cricket is provided for by independent clubs such as Takapuna Cricket or Forrest Hill Cricket. For further information, please see our Cricket sub-page.

Flippa Ball/Waterpolo

Flippa Ball is a child friendly version of waterpolo (it has minor rule adjustments). Boys and girls play in composite teams. Games are played on a Sunday at the Millennium Institute of Sports, Mairangi Bay. For further information, please see the Flippa Ball sub-page.

Link to the draw: Flippa Ball & Newbies draw


Soccer for boys and girls is provided for by independent clubs such as Takapuna AFC, Taharoto Drive or Forrest Hill AFC, Tristram Ave. Dependent on time and coaching availability, there is a tournament for schools to enter in Term 4. For further information, please see the Football sub-page.


There is a Gymnastics competition held in Term 4 at North Harbour Gymnastics in Glenfield. In the past we have selected  Year 5 & 6 boys and girls that have been formed into teams to compete against other schools from the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast in a competition during school time. Local Gymnastics clubs are North Harbour Gymnastics, Silverfield Road, Glenfield and YMCA, Akoranga Drive, Northcote. For further information, please see the Gymnastics sub-page.


Hockey is played at Harbour Hockey in Albany on a Monday for Year 3-6 students. For further information, please visit our Hockey sub-page.

Netball   Netball is available for Year 1-6 students. Please contact Mrs Beverley Smith for further information.

  • Years 1 – 3 play on Monday afternoons at AMI Netball Courts, Onewa Domain.
  • Year 4  play on a Monday at AMI Stadium and/or a Saturday at Westlake Girls High School.
  • Year 5 and 6 play on a Wednesday afternoon at the AMI Netball Courts, Onewa Domain and/or a Saturday at Westlake Girls High School.

For further information, please see the Netball sub-page

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Rippa rugby is non-contact hybrid of rugby which promotes ball-handling and running skills, there is also the opportunity to enter a tackle rugby team if there are sufficient numbers and coaches available. This sport is for boys and girls and the tournament days are held at Takapuna RFC. There are 3-4 tournaments for schools each year across Term 2 & 3. The local clubs that offer rippa and rugby over the winter are East Coast Bays, Glenfield and Takapuna. For further information, please see the Rippa & Rugby sub-page.

Shore to Shore Fun Run/Walk

Earn sports equipment for our school by enjoying a great family fun day on Sunday 5th April 2020.  Please register friends and family as part of Milford School and enjoy the run/walk form Takapuna Grammar to Milford Reserve. Registrations for the Harcourts Cooper & Co Shore to Shore are now OPEN. Please click HERE to register or visit the Shore to Shore website for more information.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis is offered to Year 5 & 6 students during Term 2-4. It is played after school on Wednesdays between 5-7pm at the North Harbour Table Tennis club, which is located behind the YMCA on Akoranga Drive in Northcote. Supervision is provided at the venue for the duration of their games. There is an interschool Table Tennis tournament in Term 4 each year. For further information, please see the Table Tennis sub-page.

Touch Rugby

Touch is a minimal-contact version of rugby which promotes ball-handling, passing and running skills. Boys and girls play in composite teams at times. The games are held after school on Thursdays at Becroft Park in Forrest Hill during Term 4 for Year 1-6 students. For further information, please see our Touch Rugby sub-page. 

Pupuke Sports Cluster

Milford School, along with Forrest Hill School, St Joseph’s School and Takapuna Primary School, make up the Pupuke Sports Cluster, where selected students from these schools compete against each other. Cluster Swimming is held in Term 1, Cluster Cross Country is usually held in Term 3, and Cluster Athletics is held in Term 4. See our Cluster Cross Country sub-page and Cluster Athletics sub-page.


Some other sports that Milford School have taken part in over the past few years have been: Rhythmic Gymnastics and Skiing.

If there is a sport you as a parent can provide expertise in please don’t hesitate to contact the Milford School Sports Coordinator, Danielle Nicholson.