The Viard Shield

The Viard Shield Athletics Competition  has been an annual fixture on our sporting calendar for over four decades. It is hotly contested by the following Catholic colleges  in the lower North Island:

  • Chanel College, Masterton
  • Bishop Viard College, Porirua
  • St Peters College, Palmerston North
  • Cullinane College, Whanganui
  • Hato Paora College, Feilding

 This fixture pits together the best athletic champions across all five schools for annual bragging rights in honour of the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Wellington, Bishop Philippe Viard from Lyons, France. The host school for 2021 Viard Shield will be Bishop Viard College in Porirua.