Old Boys' Newsletter

Sports Hall of Fame recipient Stuart Jacobs

Stuart was unable to attend our Sports Hall of Fame ceremony in February but we had the opportunity to catch up with him in Palmerston North when his Scots College 1st XI played our PNBHS 1st XI at the Arena last week. It was a great opportunity to present him with his award.
   Stuart Jacobs receiving his Sports Hall of Fame awards  by Rachel Wenham

Mr Stu Jacobs (Football) (Year at PNBHS 1979-1982. Vernon Club).


The 1st XI Football Coach Steve Robb said "Stu was born to play football". He also had other sporting talents including athletics where he was first in the Junior 800m and 3rd in the Intermediate Pentathlon. He played cricket in Mr Doyle's talented 8th XI. Stu also won a Junior Freestyle swimming event.

The school recognised his talents in 1980 when he was awarded the Hornblow Brothers Cup for All Round Excellence in Scholarship and Sport in the Junior School.

It was football where Stu shone, captaining both the 3rd and 4th Form Specials with Charlie Lake as coach. He was promoted to the 1st XI in Form 4 and immediately made an impact. He was regarded as the mid-field general with all the skills and scored 50 goals for the 1st XI. Steve Robb said "The greatest honour to ever befall a soccer player while at PNBHS was bestowed on one of our fine team – Stuart Jacobs” when he was named in the NZ Under 19 World Cup Squad in 1982. He was the youngest in the squad and the only one not playing in National or Regional Leagues. Since leaving school he has followed his football dream by playing overseas and returning to play 31 times for the All Whites between 1988-1997. He made 220 appearances for Miramar Rangers between 1984-2000.

Following retirement, Stu has embarked on an extensive coaching career including

· Junior All Whites to the 2007 FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Canada

· The NZ Under 23 "Olywhites'' to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

· Team Wellington

· Young Heart Manawatu

· Central Coast Mariners (Youth)

· Assistant Coach with both the Phoenix and All Whites

· Coached with Hibernian in Edinburgh, Scotland

· Currently Director of Football at Scots College, Wellington and coaching consultant with a number of clubs 

  1. Sports Hall of Fame recipient Stuart Jacobs
  2. Jim Stuckey with the McKegg Cup
  3. Ray ‘Butch’ Hewer with the Hewer Trophy
  4. Old Boy Brian Plimmer
  5. Loyal Old Boy Bill Pearson
  6. Old Boy Tasi Vaha'i performed in the staffroom
  7. Congratulations to Campbell McKay who has started at his 3rd school as Principal at Mount Waverley Primary School
  8. Bob Burgess is discussed in this recent documentary on Māori Television (the interview with Dr. Bob Burgess starts at 11.40).
  9. Congratulations to Adam Milne and Dane Cleaver, who have been added to the group of contracted players for Central Districts cricket
  10. Always great to hear from our Old Boys:
  11. Congratulations Nick Wilson
  12. Hurricanes Old Boys
  13. Shayne Harris has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Manawatū District Council.
  14. Nick Wilson is chasing the dream of competing in his third Olympic games
  15. Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun (1997 – 2001)
  16. Old Boys News Letter August 2021
  17. 2001 Cricket Reunion February 2021
  18. Palmy Steel
  19. Sports Hall of Fame 2021
  20. Lunch date with a few loyal Old Boys.
  21. PNBHS Old Boys' Annual Golf Day April 2021
  22. PNBHS Anzac Service April 2021
  23. Palmerston North Boys' High School Anzac Service
  24. Anzac Service Wreath Laying
  25. Rugby Reunions in June
  26. Old Boys in Hastings, Lunch at Summerset in the Orchard.
  27. Tauranga Old Boys' Function July 2nd 2021
  28. Auckland Old Boys' Function
  29. Revamping the 1st XV Changing Rooms under the Grandstand
  30. Up coming Palmerston Old Boys' Events
  31. Old Boys Dinner and Day at The Races. It's time to buy your ticket.
  33. Obituaries
  34. Turbos squad for the 2021 season
  35. Old Boy Carson Taare to perform original songs at Globe Theatre
  36. Old Boy Bob Burgess - All Black looks back at Springboks tour, 40 years on
  37. Old Boy Graeme Elston
  38. (1984) - Palmerston North Boys' High School band
  39. Old Boys' News
  40. World Refugee Day