Nelson College Old Boys

Front Field Upgrade – Adopt a Square

Shout out to all Old Boys and supporters of Nelson College – Thank you to our donors so far!

The Nelson College Old Boys Association has committed to upgrading the college’s Front Field.

The Front Field is the showpiece and defining feature of the College grounds. We want a field that we are proud of and that is easily maintained.

With the school holidays about to commence, we are now about to start the action on the front field, and bring in the heavy machinery.
Thank you to all those who have Adopted a Square so far, we are on our way to achieving our goal, but we still need your help to get there!
To Adopt a Square please follow this link below and complete the form.
The NCOBA would like to thank all our donors and grant sponsorship.
Thank you to our 𝟭𝟮𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗻𝘆𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘀 and the following:

Eric Jorgensen

Hamish Catto

Michael Hooker

Keith W Blyth

Brett Thornalley

Scott Green

Winton Barnes

Miles McCarthy

Scott Cardwell

Nick Tootell

Matthew Taylor

Geoff Sargent

Wade Phillips

Chris Tully

John Callesen

Bruce Easton

Mike Neale

Peter Collier

Punn Cowarin

Dean Palmer

Paul Bromell

Kade Heke

Bruce Paterson

Luke Brady

Nigel Skeggs

Micel Treadwell

David Lumsden

Craig Hammond

Johnson Scutt

Hugh Tennant

Ray Forrester

Luke Kershaw

Quinten Strange

Aerakis Family

Michael B Sladden

Tobbi Jones

Vicki Charles

Liam Carew

Colin Bartlett

Dave Halliday

Mitchell Hunt

William Pharazyn Trust

Scott Harford

Sam Tsoi

Mainland Foundation

Andrew Hogarth

Regan Crothers

Tasman Andrews

Hammond/Unsworth Families

Justin Morrison

Simon Neylon

Jacob Bignell

Robert Smith

Harry Perkins

Sittinun Thangjui

John Leppien

Charlie Perkins

Michael Eathorne

Kent Leppien

Sam Perkins

Alana Harvey

Tiffany Leppien

Tom Perkins

Garry Munro (Toby Munro)

Anthony Byrne


Jamie Hampson

Mark Slater


Simon Cheesman

Sam Currie


Lachland Doyle

Mark Stephens


Noah Wiechern

Roger FitzGerald


Angus Wiechern

John Auld



𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆, 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒖𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅, 𝒔𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒚𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒔. 𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔, 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘.

This is your chance to invest in the future of your college. We are giving you the opportunity to “Adopt a Square” on the Front Field. A typical rugby field has around 8,750 square metres, which, at $20 per Square, will reach our goal of over $185,000.

With your help as an Adopter, we know we can meet this target. We have committed to the Headmaster and Board of Trustees that this upgrade will be completed at no cost to the college.


Adopt a square for just $20.00. You can adopt as many squares as you like.

Payment Methods:

  • Online banking directly into our bank account:


Please ensure you use your name and “field” as reference so we can identify your donation.


  • Credit Card

by completing a simple form online via the link below.


Together, we can all be proud of a Front Field that stands the test of time. We ask you to commit today and make a donation that will have a very real effect on the college. Let your mates know about this massive project and encourage them to contribute. Any funds raised over and above the project goal will go towards long term maintenance.

We will be sending out updates as the project progresses, so make sure your email is up to date.

Thank you in anticipation,


Chris Harvey, President Nelson College Old Boys’ Association 

Iain Graham, Project Leader, Nelson College Old Boys’ Association Executive

NB: Adopting a square does not constitute ownership of the actual ground.

Nelson College Old Boys

The Nelson College Old Boys’ Association is an active and vital organisation with around 2000 members. The Association provides a valuable link between Old Boys and the College as well as support to individuals, groups and special initiatives to ensure that the future of Nelson College is a bright and prosperous one.

Members of the Executive of the Association meet monthly and Old Boys are involved at a regional level around New Zealand, with growing groups in many locations overseas.

Famous Old Boys include such eminent New Zealanders as Nobel Laureate Lord Ernest Rutherford and New Zealand Prime Ministers Sir Wallace Rowling and Sir Geoffrey Palmer.  Former students have gone on to be leaders in education, business, academia, science, the church, performing arts and the military service, represent New Zealand in sport and other pursuits, and in several cases to represent other countries in their chosen fields.



Lucy Jackson

Old Boys Liaison

Chris Harvey

President, NCOBA

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