The Junior Sports Academies provide students with a unique opportunity to develop both physical and mental sport-specific skills under the tuition of experienced coaches.

Students receive expert guidance in each academy on individual core skills, game understanding and an introduction to Strength and Conditioning which is underpinned by the New Zealand Curriculum and are designed to ensure all students reach their full potential in their chosen sport.

Our Rugby Academy delivers a top-quality player development programme based on New Zealand Rugby’s pillars of player development:

  • Physical — strength, fitness, and movement skills
  • Technical and Tactical — skills-based training progressing to on-field implementation
  • Mental — building players who are confident, resilient, and enjoy the game
  • Cultural — fostering players who have a strong team spirit, and who understand the standards of on-field and off-field behaviour required of rugby players

Our Rugby Academy provides students with clear pathways to achieve their goals in rugby as players, referees, or in off field roles.

Rugby players in Years 7-10 are invited to apply for places in the Rugby Development and Rugby Academy. 


1st XV  For the first competitive home game of the 2020 season , the St Peters 1XV welcomed Francis Douglas Memorial College (FDMC)..  

This was a game the team was in control of from the start, aspects from last week’s fixture that had been a focus on during the week where improved on. The scum provided a solid platform for the backline to launch from and the lineout continued as  an attacking option. Our forwards worked hard at applying pressure to the opposition at the set piece, with the FDMC scrum under pressure throughout. The FDMC midfield presented a stern test for our players, one they welcomed and slowly go on top of.  The most pleasing aspect was the patience and trust the team had on defence, which only allowed FDMC one opportunity from a spilled pass. The final score line being 36 – 5 , St Peters finishing off with 6 well worked tries.  

Try scorers – Justin Vela-Reynolds/Shaye Retemeyer/Callum Maullin/Harry Boyle/Jonty Short/George Muir. Dawson Smith contributed with 3 conversions.   Dawson Smith & Justin Vela-Reynolds where both presented with the caps by Mr Sean Hohneck before the match – a great achievement and contribution to the team from both of these young men  

This coming Saturday the team travels to St John’s College, Hamilton. 

2nd XV On Saturday the 1st of August St Peter’s Second XV hosted Hamilton Boys Black team. St Peter’s found themselves defending for the majority of the game and did well to hold Hamilton Boys to 22 points. The few opportunities St Peter’s had in the opposition half saw them scoring two tries. Unfortunately St Peters lost the game 10-22     

U15  On a cold Saturday morning at Steele park the St Peters U15’s took on HBHS U14A. The St Peters boys represented themselves well on the pitch showing some very hearty defence to deny an easy win for the HBS side. The game could of been won had it not been for a try that was chalked off in the first half for the players chasing the kick having been offside. Great development and maturity shown by the boys and look forward to their showing next week. Final Score was 21-17 to HBHS U14A  

U14  On a windy yet pleasant Saturday morning St Peters under 14s took on Te Awamutu U14s. St Peters got off to a great start with the forwards rumbling up the middle of Te Awamutu, with Kees Butler finishing it off scoring a great pick and go try. The boys showed a lot of heart having to defend most of the second half ,but 2 great intercept tries to Flynn Morey really lifted the boys up a gear. This was a great overall performance for the boys. Final score 29-15. Still plenty to work on and preparing for Hamilton boys next week. Our man of the match was our gutsy little half back Benji Bell playing through the whole game with a knee injury. Honorable mention was Flynn Morey besides his two intercept tries he was rock solid in defense, and was always looking dangerous with ball in hand.      

U67kg  Our 16 man strong u65kg team welcomed a mature team from St Johns School from Hamilton. St Peter’s showed resilience and heart against a much more physical developed side. Due to being on defence for the majority of the match, the boys managed to get over for one try but it did not make much of a dent in the score line. Final score 51-7 to St Johns.    

Prep  The Prep team were suppose to have a bye but were lucky enough to organise a game with a local Cambridge 13th grade team. The boys played very well and got up to 40-0 lead by half time. From there, St Peter’s swapped a couple of players to the Cambridge team which made for a hard fought second half.  The game was played in great spirit by both teams.  

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