Badminton is a winter sport which is played in Terms 2 and 3.

The school enters a team (juniors and seniors) to compete in the Taranaki Secondary Schools Championships. 

Year 7 and 8 boys will be selected to represent the College against Highlands Intermediate late in the year.

Teacher in Charge of Badminton:  Mr Richard Doherty  -  rdo@fdmc.school.nz 

Competition and Teams:  The school selects a team for the Taranaki Secondary School event and the Highland Intermediate interchange.

Training: Informal sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon in the gym until 4.20pm.

Uniform and Equipment: Students will be provided with a school shirt to compete in competitions.

Cost: $10.00 will be charged for the 2022 season to cover the replacement costs of used equipment.



The cricket season commences in early October and, with a break over Christmas, and finishes up in April. All teams take part in regular Saturday competitions. The First XI and Second XI cricket sides play in the Taranaki Cricket Men's Premier and Second Grade Competitions and the Intermediate and Junior sides play on Saturday mornings in the Taranaki Super Bash and Secondary School Competitions.

In addition to playing Premier men’s grade on a Saturday, the 1st XI plays several annual traditional fixtures against Wanganui Collegiate, Mount Albert Grammar School, St Patrick's Silverstream, Rathkeale College, St Peters Cambridge, St Patrick's Wellington and New Plymouth Boys High School.  The Year 9 and 10 side have also competed in traditional fixtures with Wanganui Collegiate and St Peters Cambridge and participate in the national knock-out competition. The Year 7 and 8 side compete in the national Primary Cup competition.

Teacher in Charge of Cricket:  Mr Mark Wales  -  mwal@fdmc.school.nz

Competition and Teams: 

The 1st XI plays in the Taranaki Premier Competition. The 2nd XI play in the TCA 2nd / 3rd grade 

At Year 9 and 10 level, the teams play in a 30-over morning grade format.

Sports Performance Class (Jaspers): A number of Year 10 cricketers are selected for individualised coaching during extra physical education classes (Jaspers programme)

Winter Academies:  Clinics run through the winter with one-on-one coaching and individual programmes for any interested cricketers

Facilities and Training: Training is held after school and is spread across 3 areas that are dedicated to cricket: The FDMC Turf/ Cricket Nets, the Sulzberger Indoor Cricket facility and the Fields at FDMC. 

Training is run by qualified Taranaki coaches, First XI members or qualified and committed parents.


Francis Douglas Memorial College has a variety of football teams designed to meet the needs of your son.

From the 1st XI, which competes in national competitions, to social sides, our mission is to ensure that your son excels whilst enjoying his football experience at FDMC

Teacher in Charge of Football:  Mr Ronie Asi  -  ras@fdmc.school.nz  


FDMC has four hockey teams: 1st and 2nd XI high school teams as well as two intermediate teams.  We are pleased to have former college players coaching our 1st and 2nd XI teams.  Several of our players are also involved in umpiring and coach intermediate teams to give back to the code.

Teacher in Charge of Hockey:  Mrs Sheree Asi. -  sas@fdmc.school.nz  


Francis Douglas Memorial College offers a tennis program for Intermediate and Secondary Students. The program runs in terms one and four costing $50 each term.

Thursday lunchtime is set aside for our Intermediate students and coaching is provided by the Taranaki Tennis Association.

Secondary School students have coaching, cardio tennis and games at Rotokare on Thursdays, straight after school until 5.30pm. Students get coaching from the club coach.

Students are involved in exchanges against Wanganui Collegiate and Taranaki Primary Schools Cup.


Rugby is a traditional winter sport at FDMC.  We promote a positive environment where all players can develop their skills, experience success, and enjoy the game we love. 

Rugby commences in late March. FDMC field teams across all Under 13 and Secondary School grades in the Taranaki wide competition.  Our teams include; under 13 under 55kg, under 13 open weight, under 15 under 65kg, under 15 open weight, 3rd XV, 2nd XV and Ist XV.  All teams take part in regular Saturday competitions and train twice a week.

In addition to regular Saturday games, FDMC participate in a number of inter-school fixtures. Our 1st XV traditionally play against De La Salle College, Palmerston North Boys' High School, New Plymouth Boys' High School, Whanganui Collegiate, St Bernard's College, St Bede's College, Tauranga Boy's College, Rotorua Boy's High School and St John's College Hastings.

An Under-15 side is selected at the during of the season, and they play in some of our inter-school fixtures in preparation for their tournament.  Similarly, a Year 7 and 8 1st XV is selected during the season to play against Taranaki intermediate age students in the Barrett Shield competition.

Teacher in Charge of Rugby: James Rowland. jro@fdmc.school.nz 

Additionally, follow FDMC Rugby on Facebook or Instagram for up to date information and photos.

Competition and Teams
​​​​​​​FDMC fields teams in the TRFU Secondary School Competition. The Steeformers FDMC 1st XV compete in the Central North Island (CNI) competition. Our U15A team competes in a week-long tournament in September, and our Year 7 and 8 1st XV compete locally for the Barrett Shield.  All teams other than the 1st XV take part in the TRFU Saturday competition.  Where we have two teams in a grade we work hard to ensure they are of equal ability. 

TrainingFor all teams, training normally takes place at least twice a week after school at FDMC

Uniform and EquipmentThe school’s uniform shop provides the school's rugby kit. All those players below 2nd XV level will need to purchase an FDMC rugby jersey, blue PE shorts, and FDMC rugby shorts as well as a mouthguard and boots.

Cost: Subscriptions vary depending on the level of the team, and the distance they travel to compete.


Squash coaching is set up at Kaweroa squash club and is offered to new and experienced players. This runs through term 2 for everyone wanting to ‘Have a Go’. Wednesday 3.30pm in Term 3 is set aside for 6 players who will attend the NZSS National Tournament. A team of 6 is also selected to play in the interschool exchanges. Fees are set aside at $60 per player to cover the cost of coaching.