TeamTalk Update – 19 July 2020

TeamTalk Update – 19 July 2020

July 26, 2020 0 Team Talk

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of  TeamTalk
Founded in 1970

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a winning Club in 2020”

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist – that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal. Our teams are always well presented.

At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.

In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers. To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.


Only one way and that’s straight ahead…

WIT Trust NOBM Premier Will Tremain awaits the outcome as team mate James Holbrook
charges ahead in the heavy conditions at Tremain Field despite close attention from a
Napier Pirates defender in yesterdays solid 49-0 win.

Maddison Trophy  Rd.5
+ Macdonald-Leadbetter Trophy


Well it’s fair to say that the drought is 100% guaranteed over, as the Green Machine played against the P/Rats in less than ideal conditions.  Yes, the much-needed rain has hit the bay hard this week but the boys were ready to play in whatever conditions.  For those of you who don’t know, each week I try and pick the starting 15 and if I manage to pick the side then Coach Gowler buys me free Beer all night.  This week was really going to be hard as finally we had everyone available for the first time this season.

I am not the type of guy to boast about our team as I really do think about the quality of these other sides that are so good.  But this year compared to other NOBM teams are leaving me speechless. The forwards for the first time in my 5 years would have to be the toughest pack we have had.  I mean the front row for example, has two complete front rows that would start in any other club team in the bay.  They are big, fit, and uncompromising which is wonderful to watch as they have been dominating everyone they have faced.

Big hearts are good to have in any player but our locks are pigs.  Now I say that with every bit of respect I can muster as the engine room has been unreal with carry after carry.  The loose forwards Po, Chris, Will, Cheewy, and Ricky have been bloody machines, what depth we have in our club and what is even better is that  they are all very humble and nothing comes before the club and they spill their blood each week for our entertainment, then mix with everyone. What an absolute pleasure to be with these great young club embassadors.  We are all so very, very lucky.

The game started at one hundred miles an hour and the boys followed coach Gowlers plans to the finest detail.  Bucky kicked us off with his usual slipperiness to score first and then new Prop and Wellington import James Holbrook also dotted down.  Other tries to Milo, Ricky and Skeets finished off an extremely solid half.  Super boot Bain kicked all five conversions.  Time for oranges and Coach Gowler was very happy with the boys and had to do little to refocus the guys.

Second forty starts and the team went quickly back into action. The style was not just to pack on the points but to win while keeping the game plan. The ground was really starting to cut up and the chance for our free-flowing game was stopped in its tracks.  We still managed to score 2 more tries and the game ended up with a tidy score line of 49-0.

The team has now moved into third but the biggest downer was injuries to George the assassin and Will the battering ram.  It looks like the rock stars will be out for just a few weeks, crossed fingers. Next week we face a massive challenge by playing MAC in Flaxmere Park.  This is a hard place to win so your support will be imperative to help us get the five points required to move up the ladder. Since I didn’t pick the correct team this week, hopefully I will next week and the endless amount of Beer will be the prize.

The 3,2,1 this week go to the Uglies 3 Chris, 2 Ricky, James 1.


Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring: 7min. Michael Buckley try/con Ban Champion   –  7-0 ;   21m James Holbrook try/con Champion   –  14-0 ;   24m Migao Lauano try/con Champion – 21-0 ;   31m Ricky Hayes try/con Champion –  28-0  ;  34m Sean Skeet’s try/con Champion – 35-0   ///   42m Will Tremain try/con Champion – 42-0 ;   80m Buckley try/con Champion  –  49-0


Players of the Day  –   3. Chris Johnston   2. Ricky Hayes     1. James Holbrook

OTHER PREMIER RESULTS – Central 22 Havelock North 0  :  Taradale 32 Tech 16 :  Clive 14 MAC 11 :  Tamatea 5 HRS 64


Jack Swain Cup


The Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves took on Pirates in a close battle on a wet afternoon at Tremain Field.  Our boys started the stronger and were rewarded with 2 penalty kicks to Adam inside the first 10 minutes to jump out to an early lead. There was nothing in this battle as we went into the half trailing 13-15.

The conditions started to take effect and handling errors from both sides kept the result wide open. A strange yellow card to Kitz gave Pirates the momentum until Adam struck a peach of a penalty from 40 out to give us a 1 point lead with 10 to go, however Pirates struck right back and they came away with a close 21-25 victory.  Could have gone either way in the end, a couple of calls went against us, and some crucial errors at crucial times meant it wasn’t to be.    Tries to Dylan 1, Luke 1. Cons Adam 1/2, Pens Adam 3/3

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day  –   3. KJurt Chambers     2. Mike McKellow        1. Dylan Kiwara

OTHER PREMIER RESERVE RESULTS –  Clive 5 HRS 30  :  Taradale 5 Tech 0 :  Maraenui 31 Havelock North 7 :  YMP – MAC –


Ron Parker Memorial Cup


I think we just got pipped at the post, but some great guts shown by the boys on a slightly inclement day on a wee paddock of shite.   After the pre-ritual of having to play a game was over, we were allowed a warm shower to take away a few of the layers, and onto the covered deck for a crate and a hangi put on by the hosts. Top stuff.

Report courtesy of AJ’s read on it as he crawls out of the mud…..

Players of the Day  –   3.  Muruwai Te W        2.  Jamie T       1.   Alan G

OTHER THIRDS RESULTS – Tech 7 Maraenui 0 :  Bridge Pa 31  Clive 27 :  Taradale 26 Flaxmere 5



Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy

       NOBM COLTS  44   ESKVIEW  0


With Head Coach Steve Smithers on an agreed 1-week Sabbatical, it was time for Assistant Coaches and statistician, mental skills strength Coach’s Ritchie Williams & Monty Monteith to get this team up for a Win.  Except for the kick off we started well hanging onto the ball and making good headway into a wet soggy pouring north easterly.  It wasn’t long before the gaps appeared on the outside and Eparama Sogotubu showed more toe than a roman sandal scootered around to get the 1st of his 2 meat pies for the day.

Our Dominance showed early as we made good meters from our one of runners Paul Lapa, Taleni Moananu, Reilly Hannon, Pulea Faleiva, Te Rima Whenuaroa, who all wanted to get down and dirty like K road on a sat Night.  It wasn’t long before we were in again – Try time to Andries Lindeque who is like a bottle of wine and gets better with age.  Conversion by James Mitchell 12-0.

Eskview weren’t about to lie down and threw the proverbial bache Sink at us and at times and had us under pressure.  Our defence was up to the task and at times bone shattering that would make the late Jerry Collins Proud.   Bonus point before half time and 22-0 up saw the coaches not wanting to take the foot off the throat.  Captain and Colts Guru Sam Smithers having a lot to say at the break, meant we wouldn’t be finished with 22 points.

4 Mins into the 2nd spell and the tries came again.  The new mid field pairing of Kalio (I love running it straight) Matauli and Fijian chief Samuela Korosigasiga were strong and set up a try for the fleet footed Liam Tapiata.   The ball handling at times was exceptional considering the condition and player of the day James Mitchell made it look like a walk in the park as he gave great ball to newly promoted 1st 5 eight Ryan (I’m not quite as good as my brother) Lindeque who distributed and directed play across the park.

Ryan (Curly haired) Murphy was strong in the number 7.  Toby (can I get you another beer from the fridge) Wilberforce also strong in the number 5 Jersey.  It was good to see Etu Pomale and Varinava Sere get the ball in hand and both looked hungry and Dangerous.   44-0 in tough condition was a great hit out.  BUT it’s time to roll the sleeves up as we get down to the business end of the shortened season.  A few players will be returning from injury next week for top of the table clash with unbeaten HRS and the coveted Brian Gilhooly Cup which is competed for in the first round each year.

Report courtesy – Monty Monteith

Players of the Day  –   3. James Mitchell    2. Te Rima Whenerau       1. Lene

OTHER COLTS RESULTS – Pirates 7 Tech 12 :  Clive 12 Taradale 19 :  Central 10 HRS 32        Bye – Onga-Tiko


Once you see the results it becomes an addiction

Craig Gowler
Premier head coach
Director of Rugby Development
–  0272 402 550


Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Enquiries Welcome


WIT Trust NOBM Premiers: Maddison Trophy –   20 June vs Tech (Whitmore) lost 12-17  :    27/6 vs Hastings R&S (Tremain) won 18-17 :   4 July vs Clive (Farndon) won 36-33  :   11/7 vs Central (Tremain)  won 71-7 :   18/7 vs Pirates (Tremain)  won 49-0 :   25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere Pk)   :   1 August vs Tamatea (Tremain)   :   8/8 vs Taradale (Tareha Pk)   :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Anderson Pk)  :   22/8 – Semi Final   :   29/8 – Final

Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Premier Reserve: Jack Swain Cup –    20 June vs Tech (Whitmore) won 34-20  :  27/6 vs HRS (Tremain) won 24-10 :   4 July vs YMP (Tremain) 25-19 :   11/7 vs Maraenui  (Tremain) lost 7-37   :  18/7 vs Pirates (Tremain) lost 21-25  :  25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere)   :  1 August vs Eskview (Petane)   :   8/8 – Bye   :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Anderson)   :  22/8 vs Maraenui (Maraenui)   :  29/8 vs YMP (Tremain)   :  5 Sept – Semi Finals   :   12/9 –  Final

Sideline Bar NOBM Division 3: Ron Parker Memorial Cup –   20 June vs Bridge Pa (Tremain) lost 0-66  :  27/6 vs Tech (Whitmore) lost 15-62  :  4 July vs Maraenui (Tremain) lost 5-45  :   11/7 vs Clive (Tremain) lost 17-82  :  18/7 vs Havelock North (Anderson) lost 0-68   :  25/7 vs Flaxmere (Tremain)   :  1 August vs Taradale (Tareha)   :   8/8 – Quarter Finals    :  15/08 – Semi Finals   :   22/08  –  Final

Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts: Pat Ryan Memorial Cup –   20 June vs Clive (Farndon) won 24-5  :  27/6 vs Pirates (Tremain) won 31-8  :   4 July vs Central (Tremain) won 48-12  :  11/7 vs Bye   :   18/7 vs Eskview (Tremain) won 44-0   :  25/7 vs HRS (Elwood)   :   1 August vs Tech (Tremain)   :  8/8 vs Taradale (Tareha)   :  15/8 vs Onga-Tiko (Mathews Pk)    22/8 – Semi Finals   :   29/8 – Final



2020 Maddison Trophy
Here is a coverage yesterday fifth round vs PIRATES

Footnote to the above match video by club member Chris Keiley. Chris does a great
job for the premier team and club  considering at times he has some difficult
locations to film from. Fortunately at Tremain Field we have our stand which
provides plenty of elevation to work from.  Thanks for your efforts Chris


Alexander Williams
Nickname: The Chad
Weight:  105Kg  Height: 6ft 7
School: Sydney Church of England Grammar (Shore)
Rep Rugby: NSW U19, Sydney Metro, Central Otago, Otago Country
Favourite: No worries
Occupation: Pilot
Position: Lock
Favourite Position: 6, 8

George Stratton
Nickname: Strats
Weight: 90Kg   Height 181cm
School: Feilding Boys High
Rep Rugby:  NZ Universities, Canterbury U19 & U20
Favourite Quote: I love Toddy
Occupation: Delivery specialist
Position player: Midfield
Favourite Position: 12



🏉 25 July – Junior rugby kicks off, there will be 10 weeks of rugby with a wrap up grade specific tournament for all clubs on the final Saturday 26th September

💚 See you out there Green Machine!!

– When it starts again –

For further Junior Rugby Info
please contact > Bevan Condin  (021) 160 5118   or   Hayley Ceselli  (021) 765 701

For more details check us out on Facebook:

2020 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),
Grant Frommherz, Therese Rodger.
Glenn Fulcher,  Rochelle Williams,

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2020


club noticeboard


“To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis”

Clubrooms  Aftermatch  Action  Yesterday
Shape  Life Brokers   – Supporter of Day – Blake Hartings

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   $50  –  Chris Benson not present  $100 next week

Clubroom Raffle  winner-  $50  Club voucher – The two Touch Judges
Annual ‘200 Club’  Draw 1
$100  –  No.33  John McCarthy
$80  –  No.137  Lisa Swann
$60  –  No.169  Janine O’Connell

See YOU at the Clubrooms




Our popular
Thursday Club Roast Dinners
are now up and running

IMPORTANT >>> This year we will be taking your order which will need to be placed by
Wednesdays  –  text  or  pmsg SUE 0272 955 033
Roast Meals on Thursday 16th July from 18:45hrs
STILL only $10 per head !     Eat in or take away

This weeks is  Roast Beef  with all the trimmings….come in and support the club….

Open to all, bring the family down. Bookings take priority.  If the kids don’t do roast, we have kids options available


All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers  –  at the clubrooms.

See YOU Soon

Call in for a cool TUI or two

Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

Wade Colville-Smith
Mobile – 021 059 3943

Your subscription of   $50  can be paid by Direct Credit to the clubs

SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier
also at the  Club Bar

Ø  Also do you wish to have a Ticket in the Napier Old Boys Marists annual
>>> ‘200 Club’  @  $60   YES  /  NO

Ø  Please Note:
A renewed  or  new membership will see you financial with the Club through until 31 March 2021




THAT an important message to our rugby, netball and football players and supporters  >>> Make Sure YOU get back to the clubrooms each Saturday for our regular aftermatch functions plus, the various members and 200 Club draws etc.  It is a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow club members, share a convivial refreshment of your choice plus some tasty morsels from Rick & Sues kitchen and chew over the afternoons games and results.  Also be entertained by Chairman Terry’s repartee and take on the afternoons games and results  Members   >>>   Make Sure you are there….

THAT have YOU lost something ?  It is surprising the amount of junior and senior size clothing both training and casual wear as well as footwear that is left in and around the clubrooms on a regular basis.  The strange thing is that these items are rarely enquired about or claimed.  We keep picking these up each week and stockpiling them.  Quite often some of these junior size items are left lying around in the outside play area.  Maybe we should have a clear out and pass them on to the St Vincent de Pauls Op Shop.  If you are missing something maybe you should get in touch with Wade at the clubrooms promptly before they are given away to a charitable cause.

THAT our onboard chefs Rick & Sue wish to extend their THANKS  to our members and families who have been supporting the continuation of their popular Thursday Night Roasts.   They also look forward to seeing you all once again next Thursday.  Pass the word around to your team mates and members to come along for a great meal.

Remember >>> This year we will be taking your order which will need to be placed by Wednesdays >>> text  or  pmsg SUE 0272 955 033.


THAT here is another old Irish proverb  –  It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.

THAT the first British & Irish Lions tour was to Australia & New Zealand was in 1888, it was something of a makeshift touring team that was not recognised by any of the home unions.  The forerunner of future Lions tours it was organised by England Test cricketers James Lillywhite, Alfred Shaw and Auther Shrewsbury.   After a 46-day voyage – the travelling party of 22, skippered by Robert Seddon, arrived in Port Chalmers for a 249-day tour of New Zealand and Australia.  While no tests were played some 19 club and regional fixtures were played in New Zealand and 16 in Australia between April and October.  There were also 19 games of Aussie Rules and a cricket match were played. The trip was tinged with tragedy when England international and tour captain Robert Seddon drowned in a boating accident on the Hunter River in New South Wales.  On the tour 19 games of rugby were played in New Zealand for 13 wins and in Australia 16 were played for 14 wins.  Of local interest on 15 September 1888 the tourists played Hawkes Bay resulting in a 3-2 won to the visitors.


THAT an update to all ticket holders in the clubs annual major fundraiser lottery –  The first round of draws were made at the clubrooms yesterday (Saturday 19 July).     There will be six weekly cash draws of $100,  $80,  $60  to be followed by three weekly cash draws of  3  x  $100 each week.

Then on the 19 September the Final draw consisting of a Travel Voucher to the value of  $2700.  (This could be held over and used post Covid when the borders reopen if you wish or else use for several trips within New Zealand – winners choice.)  In addition there will be a further three draws of $100 each.   We wish to Thank  all our loyal supporters who have continued to support this annual club lottery.  Good Luck….

THAT we witnessed an immaculate kicking display yesterday in the NOBM Premiers 49-0 win over Napier Pirates. From the seven tries that with team scored first-five Bain Champion lived up to his surname and slotted all seven conversions, some from wider out too which now sees him now in third spot on the kicking leaderboard with 49 points to his credit.

THAT   It’s been a few years since McGoo’s Here and There appeared. With lockdown and no sport happening Eddie offered me a chance to reprise my former sports column that used to appear in the local club and rep rugby programs. I’ve rummaged up some old gems from a few years back with the odd new bits too.

ANOTHER . . . great turnout for the club roast night  on Thursday. Roast Pork and crackling sure went down a treat on what was a cold and wet night. A total of 47 meals were served up by Rick and Sue. (2020)

THEY SAY . . . practise makes perfect and that even applies to whistling referees. At a national Under 18 rugby league tournament one NZRL official housed along with the rest of the players at the old Ngaruawahia army base, awoke one morning to what seemed a chorus of particularly noisy birds. As the racket persisted he angrily opened his barrack door only to find four referees, whistles in mouthes, fine tuning their blasts and arm signals. (1996)

IN THE  . . . opening four rounds of this years Tui Maddison Trophy there’s been a total of 164 tries scored including five penalty tries. And there’s been 35 penalties kicked along with 102 conversions. The top teams try scoring wise are Taradale, Havelock North, HRS and The Green Machine. (2020)

THE AURA . . . surrounding the 1986 “Baby Blacks” was totally shattered for me when I read the player profiles in the Christchurch All Blacks vs Pumas test program. It said this of Anton Oliver. “Fourth player to play 3 years for the New Zealand Colts, 1995-96.” And I always thought the “Baby Blacks” were young but surely the NZ Colts can carry the dummy now? (1999)

DOES ANYONE KNOW . . . where one can get hold of green gumboots to wear during the footy season?  Wouldn’t be great in the middle of winter  to support our Green Machine by wearing club coloured gummys?   Just putting the idea out there, no other rugby club does it.   We should steal march or is that a marsh and be the first to do it. (2020)

IRISH . . . tourist Joe Peterson broke an and both legs when he fell over a cliff near Italy’s Lake Como. He’d slipped while picking up a luck four-leafed clover (1999)

HERE’S . . . a thought and a bit of fun too with our 30th anniversary on the field coming up in 2021, why don’t we come up with a Napier Old Boys Marist 1st XV since amalgamation? Some Fullbacks to ponder:- Brent Davies, Brendon Exeter, Tim Manawatu, Sam Weber, Mark Jackman, Liam Edwards. Feel free to contact me with your thoughts to:- (2020)

Cheers McGoo

++++  Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.


“I’m sure if they get a chance to run at each other they’ll do it like they did on the Taranaki family farm as young fellas.”
Dan Cole on the impending battle between the Barret brothers Beauden and Jordie who will be fronting for the Blues and Hurricanes respectively.

“We’re looking to play from early-ish November until early to mid-December, probably across six weeks.”

NZ Rugby’s CEO Mark Robinson on the proposed four nations Rugby Championship with the bulk of the games being played in New Zealand.

“The reality is the impact of Covid has been so significant that we’ve had to look at other alternatives and a new direction.  It’s extremely tough. We have a huge amount of sympathy for what’s happening to rugby in Argentina and South Africa and the uncertainty that’s creating.  We’ve got to make the best of it and be proactive. We see these next six months or so it as a critical time.”
Mark Robinson as NZ Rugby make plans toward creating a new super rugby competition to include some Australian teams plus a Pacifica side and the five domestic franchises from 2021.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser  – Hurricanes prop Ben May. What if any other super rugby franchises has he played for ?

Poser 2   – Up until todays game vs the Highlanders how many consecutive games have trhe Chiefs lost in this current domestic Super Rugby competition ?

Poser  3  – What was the result of the NOBM Premiers v Pirates Premiers Maddison Trophy round game last season ?

Poser 4 – How many former All Blacks can you name who make up the consortium that are backing a new Pacific Island team to fill a void in the Super Rugby competition ?

Last weeks Poser  –  Poser – Whatever the result of Saturday nights Crusaders – Blues game when was the last time that the Auckland side beat the Crusaders in Christchurch  ?       Answer –  2004

Poser 2   – The revived North –South match at Eden Park – when is id due to be played ?           Answer –  Saturday 29 August

Poser  3  – Who had their conversion charged down last night  ?            Answer – Otere Black  (Blues first-five)

Poser 4 – What is the name of the Crusaders home venue ?        Answer – Orangetheory Stadium


    MITRE10 CUP  –  Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill)  –  Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier)  –  Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier)  –   Sunday 4 Oct vs Otago (Dunedin)  –  Sun 11 Oct vs North Harbour (Takapuna)  –   Fri 16 Oct vs Northland (Napier)  –  Sat 24 Oct vs Manawatu (Napier)  –   Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty  (Tauranga)  –   Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier)  –  Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth).

    Aotearoa Competition
Round 1  – Sat.13 June  –  Highlanders  28  Chiefs 27   @  Dunedin   Sun.14 June  –  Blues  30  Hurricanes 20  @  Auckland   Bye – Crusaders
Round 2 – Sat 20 June – Chiefs  12  Blues 24  @  Hamilton    Sun 21 June –  Hurricanes  25  Crusaders 39    Bye  – Highlanders
Round 3 – Sat 27 June –  Blues  27  Highlanders 24   Sun 28 June –  Crusaders  18  Chiefs 13   Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4 – Sat 4 July –  Highlanders 20  Crusaders 40    Sun 5 July  –  Chiefs  v Hurricanes   Bye – Blues
Round 5 – Sat 11 July – Crusaders 26 Blues 15   Sun 12 July – Hurricanes 17 Highlanders 11   Bye – Chiefs
Round 6
Sat 18 July – Hurricanes 29 Blues 27   Sun 19 July – Chiefs 31 Highlanders 33   Bye – Crusaders
Round 7
Sat 25 July – Crusaders v Hurricanes   Sun 26 July – Blues v Chiefs   Bye – Highlanders

   HOME INTERNATIONALS  –   An update on whether any of these or which games will proceed is still to be announced.  4 July vs Wales (Auckland),  11 July v Wales (Wellington),   18 July v Scotland (Dunedin)  :::  15 August v Australia (Wellington),  29 August v Argentina (Hamilton),   5 September  v South Africa (Auckland)


New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Neil Murphy,  General Manager

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809          E-mail:


+ Dates still to be finalized…
2020 NZ Marist Colts tour  –  Northland/Auckland regions  – This years tour has been cancelled.
2020 NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV

>>>  <<<



ExHigh Marist Netball

Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2020

Update Satuday 18 July

Unfortunately visibility poor puddles galore this caused cancellation of number 1 sport for Women – Netball so No report.
The over 40’s start their games again on Tuesday evening at the PGA  >>> If there is anyone out there please contact us if y or would like to play.

Report in netball speak courtesy  – Glenys Hannan

>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565
Secretary: Rebacca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  /
Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704

Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball in 2020′


Marist Football
2020 Committee Members
Chairman – Chris Guillemot
Treasurer – Nicola Brown   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin   Club Captain – Ken Cooper
Executive –  Sheree Lack,  Marty Akers,  Carl Hunt
Coaching Coordinator – Marty Akers
Junior Club Captain – James McIntosh.   Junior Committee Rep – Anna Quinn

Thanks to our clubs major sponsors
Alexander Electrical  –  Bay Mazda  –  Bay Tours & Charters  –    BTG  –  Engage Video  –  Latteys  –
Matt Sinclair Harcourts  –  Nelson Signs  –   On Line Autos  –  Pak n Save  –  Pro Active Physio  –  Pro Blast  – Red Steel  –  Shed 2  –  Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact – Chris Guillemot  – 0278 450 952

“Play Napier Marist Football in 2020 New Players Welcome”


Patron:     John O’Shaughnessy
President:    Dave Herrick
Secretary:    Andrew Frame
Auditor:    David Pearson     Treasurer:     James McCorkindale
Chairman:  Del Whyte
Committee: Del Whyte, Matthew Sinclair, Glen Walklin,  Daniel Whyte,  Calim Leathard,  Scott Morgan, Stu Lindsay
+  Club coaches and Team Captains

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us again for the 2020-21 Season”

Contacts:  Club Chairman: Craig Smith.    Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735  –
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2020-21”

The Leprauchan Comments

Before performing a christening in Ireland, Father Reilly approached Seamus and said to him solemnly, “Baptism is a serious step. Are ye prepared for it?”

“I think I am father,” Seamus replied. “My wife has made a big buffet spread and Mrs O’Sullivan has baked biscuits and cakes for all of our guests.”

“That’s not what I meant,” Father Reilly responded. “I mean, are you prepared spiritually?”

“To be sure I am,” Seamus replied. “I’ve got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey.”

“Paddy would you like your Pizza cut in six or eight slices?”
“Oh, six pieces please Mick, I don’t think I could eat eight.”

An Aussie bloke named Damian walks into the hardware store and says “I’d like some nails please mate”.
The store clerk replies “how long would you like them?”
“Forever if that is ok with you” replies Damian.

Irishman Mike Murphy and his pregnant wife live on a farm in the distant rural regions. No running water, no electricity, etc. One night, Mikes’ wife is begins to deliver the baby. The local doctor is there in attendance. “What d’ya want me to do, Doctor?” “Hold the lantern, Mikey. Here it comes!” the doctor delivers the child and holds it up for the proud father to see.
“Mike, you’re the proud father of a fine strapping boy.” “Saints be praised, I…” Before Mike can finish the Doctor interrupts, “Wait a minute. Hold the lantern, Mikey.” Soon the doctor delivers the next child. “You’ve a full set now, Mikey. A beautiful baby daughter.”
“Thanks be to…”
Again the Doctor cuts in, “Hold the lantern, Mikey, Hold the lantern!” Soon the Doctor delivers a third child. The doctor
holds up the baby for Mike’s inspection.
“Doctor,” asks Mike, “Do you think it’s the light that’s attracting them?

We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  –  Pop in for cool Tui or two  – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and Friends Welcome …………. Ed

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