Feilding High School is a co-educational high school founded in 1921. Formerly Feilding Agricultural High School, we are a school with strong traditions. We currently educate over 1400 students, 185 of whom board in our hostel, L.J. Wild House. We have a strong academic focus and in recent years our sporting achievements, especially in boys’ and girls’ rugby, have also kept our name in the news.

Originally, the focus of our school was on our two farms and on the education of young men and women with a rural background. Whilst we have retained the farms, our students now move on to succeed in a range of areas. Our special character is exemplified by our School Council which consists of over 50 senior students elected to carry out a wide range of responsible roles, including the disbursement of some $50,000 to our myriad sporting and cultural groups. Currently, 10 of our students are Manawatu District Council Youth Ambassadors.

We are fortunate to have a spacious campus and excellent facilities for our students. Although we are a traditional school we encourage innovation in teaching and learning.

Feilding High School has a proud tradition in Rugby which is stronger now than ever thanks to the input of coaches and managers like the late Mr Rick Francis, Mr Sam Moore, Mr Dan Paki and Mr Braeden Whitelock, along with many others.

FAHS has produced nine All Blacks, four of them in past the 10 years. We also have nine past 1st XV players in the Super Rugby competition, with many others entering ITM Cup squads and provincial academies. FAHS proudly boasts three recent ex-students, Sam Whitelock, Aaron Smith and Luke Whitelock as current All Blacks, not to mention our 2004 1st XV captain George Whitelock, a 2009 All Black. Currently, FAHS have eight boys’ and one girls’ team participating at local, regional and national levels.

Mr Rick Francis was one of the driving forces behind FAHS rugby as a competitive entity. The former hostel manager spent 15 years at FAHS and was coach and mentor to the 1st XV during his time at the school, but died in November 2012. His commitment to sport and excellence will be remembered, along with his quotes.

Justin Lock 1st XV Coach

Justin joined Feilding High School in term two of 2018. Born and bred in rural Wanganui, Justin played all his rugby there including 41 caps for Wanganui Heartland team (2007-2011) since has been Coaching at Club and Representative level including Assistant Coach for NZ Heartland U19 in 2017.

Gary Nesdale Assistant Coach

Gary is a born and bred rural Feilding boy. Gary represented Manawatu 63 times (1989-1996) and has been heavily involved in coaching Secondary School sport for many years. Scrums are a particular favourite part of the game that Gary enjoys, and he prides himself on passing on this knowledge. Locally, Gary is also the President of the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua Rugby Club.

Geoff Pound Strength and Conditioning Coach

Geoff's involvement with the side sees him act as trainer and physio for the side and on game day is sideline to attend to their medical needs. Qualifications form California State University and NZ Institute of Registered Exercise Professionals.

Andrew Reilly Manager

Andrew is a local businessman that is well known in the community through his long involvement in Community Rugby at all levels. Andrew is heavily involved behind the scenes on the School Rugby Club committee.

Blair Rogers Media and Digital Manager

Blair's role is new to Feilding High in 2021 - taking care of the production of digital material for our players, sponsors, supporters, and the school community to be able to share and be engaged with. Blair has a long association with the Varsity Club, including coaching successful age grade sides, and he works for the ASX listed company Objective.

David Ellis Assistant Coach

David Ellis Assistant Coach

Fusi Feaunati Assistant Coach

Steve Bason Manager

1st XV Squad 2022

  • Matt ANSTIS
  • Semisi BALENAISA
  • Vernon BASON
  • Mosese BASON
  • Nikora BROWN
  • Marshall BUCKMA
  • Kotahi CRIBB
  • Jack DELANEY
  • Jordan DONNELLY
  • Ben FAKAVA
  • Alani FAKAVA
  • William FONOHEMA
  • Scott GRAY
  • Josiah JOHNSTON
  • Kees KAIUHA
  • Sam KANE
  • Kade MANUEL
  • Henele OLIVETI
  • Mosese PALELEI
  • Michael STASSEN
  • Tyrese TANE
  • Daniel THOMAS
  • Simi ULUI
  • Harvey WALLACE

Vernon Bason Hooker

Kees Pereka Lock

Pale Mariner Prop

Tata Rolls Flanker

AJ Malili-Malo-Lauano No 8

Kade Manuel Halfback

Mosese Palelei First Five

Christian Thompson Wing

  • 2016 – National Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions, Hurricanes Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions
  • 2015 – CNI Finalists
  • 2015 – Hurricanes Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions
  • 2015 – 3rd Ranked Co-Educational Secondary Schools
  • 2014 – National Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions
  • 2014 – Hurricanes Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions
  • 2014 – 4th in the CNI – Taine Randall Cup
  • 2014 – Beat Gisborne BHS at Gisborne, Wellington College and New Plymouth BHS
  • 2013 – 3rd CNI
  • 2012 – 4th National Co-Educational Championship, Hurricanes Co-Educational Champions, 4th CNI
  • 2011 – 3rd National Co-Educational Championship
  • 2010 – 3rd National Co-Educational Championship
  • 2009 – National Co-Educational Secondary Schools Champions, Manawatu Sports Team of the Year
  • 2001-2011 – Manawatu Secondary School Premier 1 Champions
  • All Blacks – Nelson Ball, Jack Finlay, Richard (Tiny) White, William Stuart Freebairn, Perry Harris, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Aaron Smith, Luke Whitelock, Codie Taylor
  • NZ Maori – Aaron Smith, Nick Crosswell, Mitchell Crosswell, Codie Taylor
  • Super Rugby – Nick Crosswell, Aaron Smith, Kade Poki, Adam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Codie Taylor, Adrian Barone, Hamish Northcott
  • All Black 7's – Adam Whitelock
  • ITM Cup – Adrian Barone, Nick Crosswell, Mitchell Crosswell, Aaron Smith, Kade Poki, Adam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Chris Walker, Codie Taylor, Hamish Northcot, Semisi Masirewa, Ben Edwards, Saul Chase, Daniel Fitzgerald, Gene Ropoama.
  • NZ Age Group Reps Boys – Scott Murphy, Codie Taylor, Hamish Northcott, Doug Horrocks, Adrian Barone, Nick Crosswell, Aaron Smith, Kade Poki, Adam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Chris Walker, Robert Hickland, Ben Edwards, Keilan Henry, Max Fryatt, Luther Hirini, Vilimoni Koroi, Mosese Dawai
  • NZ Condor 7’s Boys – Daniel Smith, Aaron Smith, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Semisi Masirewa, Vilimoni Koroi, Mosese Dawai

1 Churcher Street
Feilding 4702

+64 6 323 4029
+64 6 323 9359
[email protected]

Head of Rugby Justin Lock [email protected] 027 443 3101

Media and Digital Manager Blair Rogers [email protected] 027 228 8118


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