Sports News

Summer Sports

For more information on any of the Summer Sports Programmes please see  Kathy Ameen in the library or email her on


SportStart Funding Assistance for Families

SportStart is a funding scheme available to families where financial hardship is a barrier to participation in physical activity. Funding is available for 5-16 year olds in the Nelson Tasman Region. For example a child can receive assistance to participate in a summer and a winter sport.

For more information on the SportStart scheme please visit their website on . To download an application form please click here.

We also  have the application form available in the office if you would like to collect one. Alternately you may wish to email us on and we will send a form home with your child.

Applications are to be made through a club/organisation, and as Wakefield School is registered with SportStart, please return your  application to the school office. Confidentiality is assured.



It's on! Three days of high quality basketball coaching in Saxton Stadium in Nelson (January 15-17, 2016). Our summer camp is one of the highlights of the basketball pre-season; catch up with campers you've met before and welcome in new faces. 




We're thrilled to have secured Mike Pero Nelson Giants head coach Tim Fanning to lead our 2016 camp. He'll be joined by a strong lineup of coaches from home and away, including summer camp favourite Stevie Campbell, Canterbury Wildcats women's national league coach Lori Ives McDaniel and Giants captain Sammy Dempster.


NBA Summer Camp 2016 runs over three days at Saxton Stadium in Stoke, January 15-17, 2016


$200 before December 8, 2015. $220 after that date until the camp is full or registrations close on Janary 8, 2016. Cost includes a specially designed summer camp reversible top.


To register, contact  or call (03) 5476419 and we will get a form out to you.



Coaching Opportunities

We rely heavily on parental support with all our sports teams. If you have expertise in an area and would like to be of assistance then please let me know. Having said this we are grateful for any offers of help. With most of the sport played at this age an enthusiastic coach is the best asset a team can have. You don’t have to be an expert!


Sports Uniforms

All students in Years 3-6 are expected to wear one of the new Wakefield School Tops when playing in a Wakefield School team. If your child is in the Juniors and they don’t have one of these tops yet, a similar shade of blue  t-shirt will be acceptable.