The Nelson College Old Boys Association has committed to upgrading the college’s Front Field. As many of you are aware, the field becomes almost unplayable in winter due to the existing drainage not working.

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.

We are excited to be taking on this major undertaking and we need your help to raise the necessary funds, alongside the grants we will receive from charitable foundations.

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 $185,000. And then there's a maintenance goal.

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$20 per square, adopt as many as you like!

Payment Details

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Please note, your credit card payment will be processed by the 

Nelson College Finance Department

Internet Banking

Please pay into the following account:

Nelson College Old Boys' Assn Inc

Westpac A/C No: 03 0703 0304414 00

Code:  FIELD

AND Surname and 1st letter of first name

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I would like my donation publically acknowledgedpick one!

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.

Thank you in anticipation,


Chris Harvey
Nelson College Old Boys Association

Iain Graham
Nelson College Old Boys Association Executive
Project leader

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