TeamTalk Update – 15 November 2020

TeamTalk Update – 15 November 2020

November 16, 2020 0 Team Talk


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.


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.


 Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

 Wade Colville-Smith              Report of the Director of Club Management

How do I sum up the year??  Success mixed with a kick in the groin?  This year has certainly been a strange one, we had great early results with our WIT trust Premiers securing the Spillane Cup as we hosted a really well received tournament and then we went into 5 weeks of lockdown.  The uncertainty of what would happen had many of us worried that we may not get a club competition at all. Thankfully as we moved down the levels and with a massive amount of work from HB Rugby and our Board we were able to restart trainings and finally get a season started in June.

We had some good results in the shortened season with our Richard Kepka Premier reserves winning the Jack Swain Cup, the WIT Trust Premiers being beaten Semi-finalists in an extremely close match against old rivals Taradale.  Our Napier Collision Repair Colts were also semi-finalists in an enthralling match against HRS which could have gone either way and the T.B.C Thirds made the quarter finals for the second year in a row.  Well done to all our players, coaches and managers, given the circumstances of this season you all performed extremely well and did you club proud.

Thanks for this must go to our departing Directors of Rugby, Tim Jones and Craig Gowler. Tim is taking up the role of Premier Team Manager next year and Craig will be busy filming his new TV series deadliest catch Mahia, hopefully he remembers where the club is and stops off with some fresh fish from time to time.

Our Team performances were well supported by our members, it was a struggle keeping our numbers down in the club when we were operating under level 2 restrictions but everyone’s patience and understanding was appreciated.  As a Club we have created an environment and culture that is envied by other clubs around the province and country. For this we thank all members (playing and non-playing) who use our clubrooms week in week out, creating this great club.  This also includes our winter sports affiliates, Marist Football and Ex High Marist Netball, who’s continued, growing patronage has helped create this fantastic club environment throughout the winter months.  This patronage continues with our summer affiliates Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket, Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Cricket who use the club’s facilities throughout the summer.  With our winter season being severely shorted you would think the bar taking would have taken a dive but it seem that we have had extraordinary success throughout the year and our sales are only slightly down on last year.

We have again hosted numerous club events from our Invitational Sevens Tournament, meetings, fundraising events and prizegiving’s.  Marist footballs Fed cup league has had the clubrooms open on Sundays and has again exposed us to teams from outside of the bay who all commented on how great our facilities are, adding onto this we have also picked up the hosting of Hawkes Bay United’s after match functions.  We also had our clubrooms used by other sporting and community groups:  Intercity Junior Rugby, Hawke’s Bay Rugby Development, Hawke’s Bay Magpies, Hawkes Bay Sevens, Poverty Bay RFU, Wanganui RFU, Central Football, Hawkes Bay United, NZ Corrections Service, Napier City Council, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, EIT, Pan Pac, Fulton Hogan, Te Awa Hockey Club and also a few of the local Probus and Friendship clubs. We have also hosted various Birthdays, Engagements, Weddings, Funeral services and reunions throughout the year for both members and non-members.  All these events have helped us to expose ourselves to the wider community and potential players and members of the future as well as providing another valuable income streams.

Thanks, must go to all members of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club Board for helping to run a successful and enjoyable Club.  We must also acknowledge and extend our special thanks to our bar staff who again have done a great Job, the comments I get from different people about how great these ladies are is really pleasing.  Thanks also our Caterers Rick and Sue for not only their amazing Thursday night roasts but the massive amount they do to feed our visiting team and the various provincial teams we host. Another massive help to our club that must be thanked is Crystal and Yvonne from BWR accounting,  They take care of all the admin and accounting work, so a huge thank you for that.  Also, to Eddie Wilson and Bill Reilly, Peter Bainbridge and Brent Clements for their contributions throughout the past year and the many other members that have pitched in and helped out when asked, that makes our facilities and club such a success and something for all our members to be proud of.

Don’t forget we are open most Fridays and Saturdays during the summer from 5 pm so feel free to call down for a drink and catch up.

Finally, I would like to wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Wade Colville-Smith


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

NOBM Premier Reserve Coaches appointed

Matthew Robertson   &   Ross Clements 

We have pleasure in announcing the coaching team for Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserves for the 2021 season which will see Matt Robertson continuing as Head Coach and being ably assisted by Ross Clements.  Both former NOBM Premier players with Matt a forward and Ross a back will complement each other well.  And from an off-field perspective Chris O’Connor will be managing the 2020 Jack Swain Cup winning team for the his second successive season.

We look forward to our loyal supporters getting behind our Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves once again as they strive for more silverware in 2021.


for assistance with our Club’s hosting of our
> NOBM Invitational 7’s Tournament <
at Tremain Field on Saturday 21 November.

We would like some of our club members to step forward and volunteer to assist
on the day with various duties so as to continue to make this another successful
event that it has been in recent seasons

>>> In the first instance could you please contact
Ellery Wilson  –  06 834 3780  /  027 964 9060

The winner will qualify for the National Club 7’s
(Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup)
Cup – Champions Cup – $2500
Runners-up – $1000
3rd – $500
4th – $300
Colts Cup Championship – $300




💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

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 2021


club noticeboard

MISSION statement

“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”


Advance Notice that the
31st Annual General Meeting
of the NOBM Rugby Club will be held on
> Monday 7th December at 6pm <
at the Clubroom, Park Island.


See YOU at the Clubrooms


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


Clubrooms OPEN from
5pm on Saturdays through the summer season

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon



Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943



THAT  following last weeks edition of TeamTalk featuring another THOSE WERE THE DAYS  flashback  look at the ‘Claytons’ centenary of the former Napier High School Old Boys Club in 2010,  I had several enquiries as to what info was available on the former Napier Marist clubs centenary in 2008.  So here is this weeks research to refresh our older members and inform the remainder of our readers how it went.  Actually it all kicked off back in 2007 when a few of us were gathered around a club bar leaner and raised the subject that had we still been Napier Marist (Est.1908) we would be celebrating the clubs centenary the following year (2008).  So after a few more ales we firmed up on the idea and agreed to hold one.   From this successful event the Napier HSOBRFC (Est. 1910) was also held using the following as a template…….   Ed

Napier Marist Rugby Club Centenary

Well it was certainly a great evening of re-acquainting and reminiscing by in excess of 200 members of the former Napier Marist Rugby Club at the Opening Function on Queens Birthday Friday night.  Following the Official Welcome by our club president and ‘honorary doolan’ Gary Macdonald, decade and half decade group photos when the groups were too large were taken, and then the ‘old boys’ ie former players got back into telling the tall tales and wonderful games and ‘countless tries’ they had score for their old club!

‘TeamTalk’ is led to believe that some had barely got home or to their weekends accommodation to be in the time to watch our Saturday morning junior rugby hit the dew covered Tremain Fields!   So onward to a grand sunny Winter Hawkes Bay day of rugby rivalry pitted against our NZ Marist affiliates Hastings Rugby & Sports – the amalgamated former Hastings Celtic & Hastings HSOB (a marriage of the orange and the green – the same as ours).

The day was great but the rugby was the complete reverse to what would have added the icing to the centennial cake of our senior Old Boys Marist teams who had looked resplendent in a special edition of the former clubs jerseys.  A set of which are still on display in the clubrooms, but lets not dwell on the negative score.  The afternoon soon saw a packed aftermatch in the clubrooms and overflowing into a marquee extension with both rugby, our football affiliates and scores of out centenary visitors enjoying each others company in the lead up to the Super 14 final on our big screen.  Others were being a bit more cautious in holding back so as to ‘survive’ for the major event of the weekend the Centenary ‘long’ Luncheon on the Sunday.

The new day dawned welcoming our visitors to another brilliantly fine ‘Day in the Bay’, a far cry from much of the patchy weather we had been experiencing lately.  And another great turnout of over 150 members who had registered for the luncheon settled into the pre-lunch social hour/s before the show kicked off at 1pm.

Further welcomes were extended by our exceptional MC, club president Gary Macdonald, who in his usual polished manner made the whole weekend such a seamless occasion.  Centenary chairman Phil Beck addressed the gathering on the Marist club’s illustrious past, of the highs and lows and of the many characters that made the club that it was.  Phil also went on to speak of the amalgamation and of the future aspirations of the Napier Old Boys Marist Club.

Further speakers included a special selection of past wearers of the former clubs colours in Marist and Hawkes Bay captains Bernie Troy, Tom Johnson and Pat Benson who was also joined by his brother Jim.  These well known club personalities each gave an interesting address on ‘their’ time in the jersey as well as a few other interesting tales from the past!

Our guest speaker for the occasion rugby and media personality Eric Rush was at his usual brilliant best.  For those of us who were fortunate to have been entertained by the ‘poor maori boy’ from North Auckland in the past, he lost none of his charisma despite the occasional one liners we’ve heard before.  A very polished performer that capped off such a grand afternoon of Marist fellowship.

The final act was the Auction of the Nos. 1-15 set of special edition former Marist jerseys.  The outcome of this went beyond our wildest expectations, averaging out at  $832 per jersey and raising a grand total of  $12,490.  As sum that will be added to the $51,000 plus we already had salted away for our planned clubrooms extension.

The following were the very generous purchasers of the keenly contested auction:  The top price of $1750 was paid for the No.6 jersey by former Marist player, a club sponsor and Taupo motelier Mike Casey.  # 1 – $600 Gary Leahy.  # 2 – $500 Reg Osborne.  # 3 – $500 Pat Benson.  # 4 – $1260 OB Marist.  # 5 – $820 Jim Benson.  # 6 – $1750 Mike Casey.  # 7 $500 Tim Seed.  # 8 – $720 Jill Verschaffelt.  # 9 – $690 Dennis Mahony.  # 10 – 1460 Dianne Mahony.  # 11 – $600 Laurie Kaye.  # 12 – $1000 Ian MacRae.   # 13 – $570 Bernie Blundell.  #14 – $500 – Paul ‘McGoo’ McGettigan.  # 15 – $1020 Max Goodall.


THAT  next  Saturday 21 November  we kick off our Summer of Sevens  with our club continuing  to host the annual  NOBM Invitational 7’s Tournament  being played at Tremain Field.   Mark this date on your calendar today…  We hope to have further Info out later in the coming week.    >>>  As of today (Sunday) we have 15 Mens teams and 9 Colts sides entered.

>>> All members and friends welcome to come along and catch the Action.   * Also if you can spare an hour or so we could do with some assistance in running this event – for further info please contact Ellery Wilson  –  06 834 3780  /  027 964 9060

THAT only in Ireland  –  There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.

CAN . . . you imagine a rugby test being played these days without a ground clock?  Well it has happened in fairly recent All Blacks history. In front of a crowd of 37,000 at the Jose Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires against Los Pumas in June 2006 the Jerry Collins led ABs had no ground clock at all, only the score on the hand operated scoreboard.  This particular match won 25-19 by the ABs, was prop Greg Somerville’s 50th test match and the All Blacks 407th test in their history.

HEARD A LOVELY . . . bit of commentary from Friday night’s Mitre 10 Cup match between the Steelers and the Stags.  Along the lines of Steelers fullback Nanai Seturo being so elusive he must spend his spare time dodging rain drops.

THIS . . . year’s reduced Moto GP championship has produced nine different winners from twelve races.  The absence of defending champion Marc Marquez due to injury in round two has certainly thrown the quest for the 2020 Moto GP crown wide open.  Current leader Spaniard Joan Mir won his first race of the season last weekend.  Mir’s secret, has just too pace in the top eight consistently. He’s now had seven podiums this 2020 season and now with one round left has an unassailabe lead.

AS I ALLUDED . . . to a few issues back that if we got to defend the Ranfurly Shield against the Welly Lions it would be the Magpies 100th ever Ranfurly Shield game.  Having achieved that goal last weekend the Magpies now sit 5th on the all time list of the amount of Ranfurly Shield games played. In front of them are the ‘Naki on 103, Waikato 109, Canterbury 199 and Auckland 203.

      DURING . . . the week (10th) Napier Old Boys Marist rugby club members Bill Reilly and Steve Bennett both celebrated birthdays.  I won’t reveal what ages they were except to say one was again over 50 and the other again over 70.   Early last week Green Machine Premier wing Michael ‘The Eel’ Buckley and partner Kristen Witkowski announced their engagement.  And today the 15th November Green Machine loose forward Ricky Hayes celebrates his 23rd birthday.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  From November 16th 1974 John Lennon is at No. 1 in the US singles chart with ‘ Whatever Gets You Through the Night’  Elton John played on the season and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No. 1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton.  Lennon keeps his side of the deal and appears live with Elton on November 28.

MY ONLY . . . comment about last night’s All Blacks first ever loss to Los Pumas is:- Now we know why the NZRU only signed Fozzie to a two year deal.

Cheers McGoo


      THAT the Mitre10 Championship Semi Final game next weekend will see the Magpies back on their home track again in front of several thousand baying for a winning result to push Ash Dixon and his team onward toward the 2020 Championship Final.

And a few comments on this afternoons tenth round encounter played at T.E.T. stadium in Inglewood against the Naki Bulls which was certainly a game of two halves that saw Taranaki  head out to a handy eighteen point lead by the break with three tries in their bank to the Magpies one.  This should have definitely been two had the TMO not ruled out flanker Solomone Funaki’s touch down (if he had made his decision on the several front on replays which viewers were shown I reckon he needs to make an appointment at Spec Savers) that my opinion anyway.  Not taking it away from the hosts they deserved their lead as the partly changed Bay lineup appeared a bit out of sync at times.

The second forty began with more authority beginning to show through and while deputy leader Kianu Keruru-Symes played and led his troops well it wasn’t until ‘sub for the day’ skipper Ash Dixon got out on the track plus a few other first string players made their appearance that the points started to mount.  The Bay was back in game with the Naki only adding a single try to the Magpies 24 points to nudge them out to a close one point winning result.  An entertaining encounter and roll on next weeks ‘replay’ in the semi final.

THAT it has been quite a year in so many different ways and now we’re into summer 15’s rugby when most with an oval ball be would stretching their limbs playing touch.  Not so on Saturday December 5 when the Clayton McMillan coached NZ Maoris will playoff against the Moana Pasifika XV coached by none other than Tana Umaga at Hamilton’s Stadium Waikato.  It will be interesting to see how the Pasifica XV perform and step up to the mark to enhance their chances of becoming a Super Rugby franchise in 2022.


++++   If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door




“We expect our professional players to set the standard and role model for all of our players in the community and their whanau.”

General manager of professional rugby Chris Lendrum speaking on the recent kerfuffle with Archie Savea insistence not to wear a mouth guard.


“In order to grow a group sometimes you have got to make some changes. Making changes in this business comes with a degree of risk.”

Ian Foster opens up about developing new players in his squad.

“He’s fit and well now, so just another dynamic for the team to have a look at moving forward.  The depth is such within the team at the moment and we don’t have too many injuries touch wood, that internal competitiveness for a jersey is well and truly alive in the group.”

Magpie coach Mark Ozich on the often injured Chiefs and NOBM mid-fielder Sam McNicol pre-kickoff against Taranaki.

‘Humiliated in a manner rarely seen’.
World reacts to All Blacks’ shock loss to Argentina.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 


This weeks Poser 1  – With Argentina justifiably grabbing the news at present, when was the first time the Pumas and All Blacks met ?           

Poser 2   –  Who was the team that won the open Mens 2019 NOBM Invitational 7’s tournament ?            
Poser 3  – What was the last game the NZ Maoris XV played ?
Poser 4 – Magpie sub Sona Taumalolo got himself suspended until 2021 last week for striking which Wellington player a number of times. Who was that player ?
Last weeks Poser 1  –  What NZ provincial teams has current All Black assist coach John Plumtree played for ?   AnswerTaranaki 37 games & Hawke’s Bay 11 games (1992)

Poser 2   –        Who holds the record for the most games played for Hawkes Bay ?             Answer –  Neil Thimbleby  (158 games)           
Poser 3  – Who is the Hawkes Bay forward who has scored the most tries for the Magpies ?       Answer –  Kelvin Tremain (50 tries)           
Poser 4 – When did the former Napier Marist RFC hold their ‘Centenary’ ?           Answer –  2008     

   MITRE10 CUP  –  Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill) lost 10-16  –  Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier) won 31-17 –  Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier) won 20-19 –   Sun 4 Oct vs Otago (Dunedin)  won 28-9 (RS)   –  Sun 11 Oct vs North Harbour (Takapuna) lost 10-46  –   Fri 16 Oct vs Northland (Napier) (RS) won 33-17 –  Sat 24 Oct vs Manawatu (Napierwon 47-12 (RS)  –   Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty  (Tauranga) lost 17-22  –   Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier)  (RS) won 34-18  –  Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth won 34-33  :   Semi Final – vs Taranaki (Napier)

Scoring:  4min. Caleb Makene pen  – 3-0 ;  10m. Lewis Ormond try  –  3-5 ;  18m Jayson Potroz pen  –  3-8 ;  21m. Potroz  pen  –  3-11 ;  23m  Solomone Funaki try/con Makene  –  10-11 ;  26m Stephen Perofeta try/con Potroz  –  10-18 ;  32m Lachlan Boshier try/con Potroz  – 10-25 ;  41m Potroz pen.   –  10-28   ///   43m. Funaki try/con  –  17-28 ;  48m Tom Parson try  –  22-28 ;  54m Tom Florence try  –  22-33 ;  65m  Penalty try to HB –  29-33 ;  69m Devan Flanders try  –  34-33

 WEEK ONE –  Fri 11 Sept – North Harbour 29 Canterbury 43 :  Sat 12 Sept – Waikato 53 Wellington 28 :  Otago 6 Auckland 38 :  Counties Manukau 24 Tasman 41  :  Sun 13 Sept – Northland 43 Manawatu 26 :  Taranaki 36 Bay Plenty 29  :  Southland 16 Hawkes Bay 10

WEEK TWO – Fri 18 Sept – Tasman 54 Northland 21  :  Sat 19 Sept – Waikato 41 North Harbour 19 :  Canterbury 22 Taranaki 23 (RS)  :  Bay of Plenty 17 Southland 14  :  Sun 20 Sept – Hawkes Bay 31 Counties Manukau 17 :  Manawatu 25 Otago 36 :  Auckland 21 Wellington 39

WEEK THREE – Fri 25 Sept – Wellington 32 Bay of Plenty 10  :  Sat 26 Sept – Tasman 34 Waikato 17  :  Southland 11 North Harbour 10  :  Hawkes Bay 20 Canterbury 19  :  Sun 27 Sept –  Auckland 50 Manawatu 12 :  Taranaki 19 Otago 30 (RS)  :  Counties Manukau 15 Northland 24

WEEK FOUR  – Fri 2 Oct – Bay of Plenty 16 Auckland 20  :  Sat.3 Oct. – Counties Manukau 36 Manawatu 30 :  Northland 35 Taranaki 25 :  Canterbury 31 Wellington 26  :  Sun 4 Oct – North Harbour 40 Tasman 24 :  Southland 9 Waikato 10 :  Otago 9 Hawkes Bay 28 (RS)

– Fri  9 Oct – Manawatu 10 Canterbury 34  :  Sat 10 Oct – Taranaki 28 Auckland 29 :  Wellington 34 Otago 35  :  Waikato 36 Counties Manukau 13  :  North Harbour 46 Hawkes Bay 10  :    Sun 11 Oct – Tasman 33 Bay of Plenty 7 :  Northland 18 Southland 14

WEEK SIX – Fri 16 Oct – Hawkes Bay 33 Northland 17 (RS) :  Sat 17 – Manawatu 33 Bay of Plenty 53Auckland 31 Tasman 10  :  Southland 9 Taranaki 17 :  Sun 18 – Canterbury 15 Waikato 9 :  Otago 40 Counties Manukau 22  :  Wellington 25 North Harbour 20

WEEK SEVEN – Fri 23 Oct – Otago 30 Northland 7 :  Sat 24 – Bay of Plenty 44 Canterbury 8 :  Hawkes Bay 47 Manawatu 12 (RS) :  North Harbour 23 Auckland 22 :  Sun 25 – Tasman 47 Southland 10 :  Counties Manaukau 20 Wellington 53  :  Waikato 27 Taranaki 20

WEEK EIGHT – Fri 30 Oct – Canterbury 16 Otago 23  :  Sat 31 Oct – Wellington 3 Tasman 19 :  Northland 8 North Harbour 24Auckland 31 Waikato 10  :  Sun 1 Nov – Manawatu 24 Southland 12 :  Bay of Plenty 22 Hawkes Bay 17  :  Taranaki 27 Counties Manukau 24

– Fri 6 Nov – Southland 32 Otago 15 :  Sat 7 Nov – Auckland 24 Northland 20 :  North Harbour 32 Counties Manukau 5 :  Tasman 0 Canterbury 29 :  Sun 8 Nov – Waikato 30 Bay of Plenty 33Hawkes Bay 34 Wellington 18 (RS)  :  Manawatu v Taranaki  – still to play

WEEK TEN  –  Fri 13 Nov – Counties Manukau 25 Southland 17 :  Sat 14 Nov – Northland 28 Waikato 17  :  Otago 20 Tasman 26  :  Wellington 31 Manawatu 5 :  Sun 15 Nov – Bay of Plenty 37 North Harbour 33  :  Taranaki 33 Hawkes Bay 34 :  Canterbury v Auckland  – still being played

BLEDISLOE CUP  –  11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn)  Draw 16-16  : 18 Oct. vs Australia (Auck) Won 27-7  : 31 Oct. vs  Australia (Sydney) Won 43-5  : 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane) Lost 22-24

  – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney) won 43-5    7 Nov. NZ vs Australia (Brisbane) lost 22-24  :   14 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Sydney)  lost 15-25 :   21 Nov. Australia vs Argentina (Newcastle)   :   28 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Newcastle)   :  5 Dec. Australia vs Argentina (Sydney).   (Re-scheduled draw since South Africa withdrew)


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

2020  NZ Marist Colts tour  –  Northland/Auckland regions 
– This years tour was been cancelled.
2020  NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV  – This years tour was been cancelled
>>> Info on rescheduling both of these events will be announced in 2021 <<<

Start planning NOW to attend the annual
Spillane Tournament
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
Owen Delaney Park
Tournament Dates: Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th March 2021
Final entries 14th February 2021

Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
Owen Delaney Park – Netball Courts
Tournament Date: Saturday 13th March 2021
Final entries 14th February 2021

Run by Marist Netball Hamilton & Napier Ex High Marist
Important Reminder
Act Now and get your travel & accommodation funding applications underway

>>>  <<<




Do you or one of your kids have a passion for cricket?
Why not join our awesome club!!!

Please email –
or call  0204 1557 857   to register for junior trainings.

New members are especially welcome!!

Patron: John O’Shaughnessy

President: Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey, Matt Bertram,

Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon

Secretary: Andrew Frame

Treasurer: John McCorkindale

Chairman: Del Whyte

Committee: Del Whyte, Dan Whyte, Stu Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Mathew Sinclair, Glen Walklin, Calim Leathard, Club Coach & 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 season”

Napier Marist Football
Team Up with Napier Marist Football again in 2021….

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 2021
– New Players Welcome”



ExHigh Marist Netball

Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021

>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565
Secretary: Rebecca 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 again in 2021′

The Leprauchan Comments

The local District Judge had given the defendant a lecture on the evils of drink. But in view of the fact that this was the first time the man had been drunk and incapable, the case was dismissed on payment of ten shillings costs.
“Now don’t let me ever see your face again,” said the Justice sternly as the defendant turned to go.
“I’m afraid I can’t promise that, sir,” said the released man. “And why not?”
“Because I’m the barman at your regular pub!”

An IRA man shows up at the pearly gates and St. Peter comes out to greet him. St. Peter takes one look and says
“I don’t think you can get in here.”
The IRA man says “Who wants in? You’ve twenty minutes to get the *#!@ out!

Brendan Behan told the story of how he got a job in London with a street repair gang. The first job he went to they were down in a hole singing Happy Birthday around the foreman. “Is it the foreman’s birthday?” asked Brendan.
“No, Brendan. It’s the third anniversary of the hole.”

Paddy and Mick were approaching a pub which had been destroyed by a bomb only minutes before. As they passed, a head rolled out of the smoldering ruins and across the pavement before them. Paddy stooped, picked it up and held it for Mick to see.
“Sure now Mick, isn’t this Sean Murphy?”
“No, Paddy, no, it couldn’t be. It’s an amazin’ resemblance, but Murphy was shorter than that.”

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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Our 2020 Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors

WIT Whatever It Takes  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Sideline Bar  – Tremain Real Estate  –  Programmed Property Services  –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –  Maurice Trapp Group  –  Best Travel  –  Motordrome Tyre Service  –  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  – Gailbraith Earthmovers  –  MRD Web –  Hirepool  –  Red Steel  –  Shape Life & Financial Services  –  Tech Group   –  Scott Applegate Electrician  –  Vertex

Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –  Conroy Removals  –  Napier Sandblasting  –  Danks Carpet Court  –   YOU Travel  –  Nelson Signs   –  Lawson Robinson  –  Kooga  –  Onekawa Liquorland  –  Chris Wiig  –  Cautions Restaurant @ Shed 2  –  Konica Minolta  –  Proactive
Eastern & Central Community Trust  –  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  –
Infinity Foundation Ltd  –  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  –  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they Support us