Physical activity is important at Bader and vital to adolescent well being. Sports offers students the opportunity to engage in healthy competition, building relationships while acquiring a range of skills and strategies.


We have many talented sports people and we endeavour to provide a robust sports program to cater to the different strengths our students demonstrate. We have a solid relationship with Counties Manukau Sports who implement a planned sports program every week teaching and developing a wide range of specialist skills.


At Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate students are encouraged to join in the many different sporting codes we offer and participate in the inter-zone sports competitions throughout the year.


Some of the sports on offer at Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate include:

  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Kilikiti
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Rugby League
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Touch Rugby
  • Athletics


At all times we aim to win however we believe that teams that display positive attitudes and excellent sportsmanship are the true winners on the day regardless of where they place!