Nelson College offers an extensive co-curricular and sports programme. With over 30 different sports codes to choose from and many performing arts and cultural options our students are encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom.
Sports teams compete in local competitions with other secondary schools and through sports exchanges. The school holds annual athletics, cross country and swimming sports where inter-house competitions feature prominently.
Nelson College has a proud record of achievement in sport at national secondary school level with many students each year earning national titles and/or national representative honours.
At present the following sports and recreational activities are offered as school and/or house activities: