Touch is offered to students from Year 7 and is held in Term 4. For competitive senior teams, there may be an opportunity to enter the BOP Secondary School and North Island events.

Students have previously organised their own teams for local competitions. However, trials may take place depending on numbers.



Will be decided by coaches and may be held at lunchtime or after school.


Year 7 and 8 players are offered Touch in Term 4 through Touch Papamoa or the Greerton Marist Club. For Year 9 to 13 students, there are no youth competitions in Tauranga. Teams are required to play in adult divisions, either as a mixed or men’s team. These leagues typically start in Term 4 and run through to the middle of Term 1.

Some other Touch competitions are available to our students throughout the year (BOPSS Touch which progresses to Zonal and then North Island competitions). To enter, students are required to have played competitively throughout the season.


Aquinas singlet (supplied), Aquinas PE shorts and appropriate footwear.


Turf shoes.


Ranges from $30 to $50 per student depending on which competition they are playing in and how many are in the team. Teams selected for the BOPSS Champs will be required to cover associated expenses.