TeamTalk Update – 8 November 2020

TeamTalk Update – 8 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.

“Team up with a winning Club in 2021”


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.


If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2021’



        Junior Rugby Report 2020
Bevan Condin

Wow what a few months we have all been through.  At first it didn’t look like we would get a junior rugby season but in the end we were very fortunate to squeeze in almost 10 weeks of games, starting a little later than usual.  With the unpredictability of what COVID and the government level restrictions brought each week we adjusted and adapted our season to ensure the kids got out on the rugby field.  Whether this be by splitting grades to play on Friday nights and Saturday mornings or limiting spectators to games, it was still a successful 2020 season for our junior club.

We were one of the fortunate clubs that did not see too much in the way of a drop in our playing numbers so we had teams in all grades like the prior years with the bonus of an extra 5th grade team.

Our Kindy rippers (3 and 4 year olds) had tremendous numbers, probably the biggest group we have ever seen.  I did notice plenty of ex-Premier players’ children involved this year so there will be some very well trained and skilled kids coming through in future years.  I wish to thank Rochelle, Stuart Drew and Ash for doing a superb job organising our Kindy ripper programme this year.  We are very fortunate to have special club members like you who give so much time to our club and we are very appreciative.

All representative (Reps) rugby and the Ross Shield was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID.  We are unlikely to see Reps ever to return but are hopeful the Ross Shield will be back stronger than ever in 2021.

Club day was not scheduled in the short season so we tried to have it prior to it beginning, but unfortunately it was rained off.  Due to government number restrictions we did not hold a club annual prize-giving ceremony however opting for smaller team prize-giving events.  Fortunately, we were able to present our club awards.

Brent Clements – Best Club Spirited Player: – Devon Hale

His attitude on and off the field is a pleasure to watch. Whenever the team is down you can always rely on him to be revving up his team mates, but always in a positive constructive way.  Devon played lock, flanker and often number 8 which made him a versatile and valuable player to have.  His strong ball carrying skills made him fearsome on the field.  As one of the oldest in the team he shows maturity and leadership, and this led him to be respected by his team mates.  Devon was also awarded the club scholarship to St Johns College.  We look forward to seeing these qualities in his bright future with Rugby and wish him all the best, we will certainly miss his attitude and skills.

O’Connor Family – Junior Sports Player of the Year: – Charlie Furlong

There was never any doubt who this trophy would go to, a very skilful player, clued up and uses his top 2 inches out on the field.  He is developing into a good general on the field and tries his hardest to put the forwards on the front foot.  You would think this player was an open side going off how many tackles he made this year.  This rockstar never backed down to a challenge, scored some individual brilliant tries and set many up.  Educated right foot and personally I’ll never forget the grubber through for Jerome to score against tech.  Looked up to by his team mates and backs himself to try different options on the field.  We know you will do this club proud in the future and we all look forward to watching you take your rugby career to the next level.

Most Promising Player: – Pippa Giddens

I think we would all agree the recipient of this award is well deserving, this superstar shows no fear on the footy field, loves running it straight and this team definitely look up to you.  I’m pretty sure you’re the “boss of the team” and you are definitely the fan favourite on the sidelines.  You never grimace when hurt, you have played sick, injured and you have given your all every rugby game.  A classy player who is outstanding over the ball, defensively you are sound and you never take a backward step on attack.

Our annual 12th grade South Island tour was severely delayed.  The team was unable to travel in April but will now be going in November.  They may not be able to play any of the other Marist/Celtic affiliated clubs in games, but I hear they have some exciting visits planned and wish them well for their trip.

As always we need to acknowledge and thank our generous sponsors.  More than ever these businesses need our support so please support them when you can.  We have numerous sponsors and too many to name but I would like to mention our principal club sponsors, Power Farming, Bayleys Real Estate – Caroline Meo, MPT Concrete, Cupolex Flooring Solutions, Tamatea Pak n Save and Platinum Homes Hawkes Bay.

Thank you to this year’s committee, Dave Walls (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli & Glenn Fulcher (Secretaries), Therese Rodgers, Emma Chambers and Grant Frommherz.  It can be hard work organising 300 kids and their parents but this awesome team makes it seem easy.  Thank you for your time and efforts in what was a difficult season.

Finally, thank you to our coaches and managers for all your time and understanding this year, we couldn’t do it without you.

Go the #GREENMACHINE for 2021 and keep an eye out for our new designed junior tees!

Bevan Condin





💚 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


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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”


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.

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In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

Wade Colville-Smith
Mobile – 021 059 3943

A repeat of these Finals results for anyone who may have missed them….
Final ‘200 Club’  Draw
Final draw consisting of a Travel Voucher to the value of  $2700
No.124  Peter Single
Plus Cash 3 x Draws
$100  –  No.115  Bill Reilly
$100  –  No.190  Grant Longhurst
$100  –  No.121  Michael McAleer

We wish to sincerely THANK all members for their continued
support of your Clubs annual major fundraiser lottery.



THAT Hawkes Bay rugby personality Gary Macdonald who has given a lifetime of service to rugby in Hawkes Bay has been honoured by the Napier City Council with a Civic Award in recognition of his loyalty to the sport and the citizens of Hawkes Bay.  An active member of the former Napier High School Old Boys Club and then of the Napier Old Boys Marist Club following the amalgamation of these two McLean Park based entities in 1990, Gary has also spent so much more of his time in match management for Hawkes Bay Rugby Union at both club and representative levels.

As an active volunteer Gary, the former manager of Napier’s Marineland for 33 years, built up a matchday team of 60 local rugby enthusiasts to assist in carrying out all aspects of putting on a game for the enjoyment of both the players and spectators alike.  All the little things behind the scenes that Hawkes Bay rugby patrons take for granted are well and truly covered and with Gary it was certainly a case of give a job to a busy man and it gets done.  His match management skills are beyond reproach.

In Gary’s words, “Some of my most memorable moments have been the winning ones. The Magpies beating the British & Irish Lions 29-17 in 1993 and backing that result up by also beating France 30-25 in 1994.  And as well the All Blacks playing their first test match outside of the main centres in 1996 when they beat Manu Samoa 51-10.”

On the Napier Old Boys Marist front Gary has held the role of President from 1999 through to 2009 and his many years of services to both his former Napier HSOB and current NOBM clubs were recognised with Life Membership of our Club in 2005.

Your fellow Napier Old Boys Marist clubmates wholeheartedly congratulate you Gary on being a such a worthy recipient of a 2020 Napier CIVIC award.


THAT  the performance in Sydney by the Wallabies was diabolical in the 43-5 loss last week.  The 38 point winning margin made it the worst loss to the All Blacks in 169 trans-Tasman Tests stretching back to 1903 and in the 117 year Bledisloe Cup history !

THAT it’s getting to be around that time for our Summer of Sevens to kickoff with the annual NOBM Invitational 7’s Tournament to held at Tremain Field on Saturday 21 November.   More details to be announced shortly.

THAT only in Ireland  –  You know you’re Irish when the majority of your family only live down the street.

THAT one of our clubs former NOBM Junior players, hooker Tyrone Thompson has had a rapid elevation to Mitre10 Cup rugby since he and his midfield back brother Leo made the move to team up with the Wellingtons Marist St Pats Club last year.  The former captain of the highly successful Brendon Ratcliffe coached Napier Boys High 1st XV who were runners up in 2018 to Auckland’s St Peters College losing narrowly 31-28 in the national secondary school final, was a member of the Wellington Lions team that played the Hawkes Bay Magpies this afternoon at McLean Park.

AND THEN . . . there was three. With the announcement on Friday that Napier Pirates stalwart and Life Member Kerry Lewis will be Head Coach of the Texans premier side next season. Lewis now joins our own Ellery Wilson and Clive’s Sam Giddens as rookie premier coaches for the upcoming 2021 season.  How long will it take for the Ooooarrrh to be replaced by a Yippy-yi-yay?

FORMER KENYAN . . . middle distance athlete Mike Boit still holds the record for the fastest ever mile run by a human.  His amazing time of 33:28.36 was set down Auckland’s Queen Street back in 1983 during the Molenberg Mile Series run throughout New Zealand.  The other courses were Addington in Christchurch, the flat roads of Mount Maunganui and the beach of Paraparaumu. Boit who also won the Paraparaumu Beach race in 3:57.46 had PB of 3:49.45 on the track. Incidentally,the official World Record for the mile is still held by Hicham El Guerroujj at 3:43.13 set in 1999.

SO SUPER . . . Rugby will be back to a 12 team competition in 2022. Five sides each from NZ and Aussie along with Fiji and a Moana Pasifika side.  Apparently the Jaguares, finalists last year, have lost a eleven players from that particular final.

RUGBY . . . is now only the 9th ranked sport in Aussie.  The highest participation team sport for under 15s is Soccer at 14.8%.  Another interesting fact emerged this week too.  One in every 25 Aussies is a member of an AFL club.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  On this day in 2000 Spice Girl Mel C made a foul mouthed attack on Westlife, calling them “a useless bunch of talentless tossers” and “hyped-up shit”.  The singer made the attack during The Spice Girls party to launch their new album Forever.

Cheers McGoo


THAT the Final ‘home’ outing for the Magpies was a real rip snorter this afternoon in wet and sunny conditions.  Well the first forty anyway which saw Ash Dixons troops run out to an impressive 27-6 lead at the  forty minute mark and while this certainly stunned the Wellingtonians the visitors took the honours in the second half registering 12 points to Hawkes Bay 7.  All in all though a great finish with the Shield at stake to take out the game 34-18, so the coveted trophy will remain here in the Bay for the summer.

An excellent crowd of over 8000 would have gone home well satisfied that our team were on track to make it a close finish on the points table with Otago now on 29 to Hawkes Bays 31 and with one game to go in the Mitre10 Championship table that against Taranaki next Sunday, while Otago will host Tasman down at Forsyth Barr Stadium under the roof on Saturday.

THAT THOSE WERE THE DAYS  As we take a look back to a decade ago and a repeat of our combined clubs past, as Napier Marist established in 1908 had held a ‘Claytons’ centenary reunion in 2008, the  former Napier High School Old Boys Club used the early event as a template and ran another to celebrate their centenary at Queens Birthday in 2010…..

Napier High School Old Boys RFC 
1910 – 2010

This certainly turned out to be another top weekend of renewing old friendships and comparing the state of the game today to their time out on the pitch.  Also the getting accustomed to the vast difference of the running of a successful rugby (multi-sports) club to the traditional rugby club setup of yesteryear.   The ‘rugby club’ is now very much a business.

Bookings for the weekend came from right around New Zealand as well as two from Australia for what promised to be a memorable weekend after some twenty years since the two former McLean Park based Clubs and rivals had amalgamated.  A large percentage of those attending had never visited the new club complex which backs onto Tremain Field and is the only enclosed ground outside of McLean Park in the Napier-Hastings region.  With over 130 booked in for the Centenary ‘long’ Luncheon it had all the making of a memorable afternoon.

Yes, from the official opening, welcomes and era photos on Friday evening through to the handshakes and farewells on Queens Birthday Sunday night it was a marvellous weekend of renewed fellowship and camaraderie.  The rugby on display was a mixed bag with two wins and a brace of losses.  The loss by the Premiers, resplendent in a new ‘Lilywhites’ strip may have put an initial dampener of the occasion but having all been involved in playing the game at some time in the past you win some and you lose some. There is as always still that bit of unpredictability about the expected result – so what’s changed?

It was certainly a packed house after the final whistle and if it hadn’t been for the postponement of club netball and a number of football games on Saturday we would hardly have all fitted in, thus the reason for the additional marque.  Moving on to Sunday and what an event.   The Centenary ‘long’ Luncheon which kicked off with pre-drinks from 11am and eventually concluded around five o’clock.   The luncheon guest speaker, well known radio and television commentator John McBeth was tops, plus numerous other speakers and reminiscing all added to making it such a special occasion and finally the Centenary Jersey auction concluded the official events of the day.  Rumour has it that quite a number lingered on well into the later hours.  And why not, centenaries don’t come around everyday, and none of those present would be around for the next !

Among the top prices paid for the  ‘Lilywhites‘ centenary jerseys:  No.13 – $1100 (John & Jocey Chrystal).  No.1 – $1000 (Bill Reilly).  No.6 – $800 (Simon Tremain).  No.15 – $800 (Paul Carney).   As well as the set of 15 jerseys,  secondary school scholarships to both Napier Boys High and St Johns College also went under the hammer  and  achieved excellent prices.  All in all well in excess of $10,000 was raised toward the clubs Coaches & Player development fund.

Others to acquire jerseys were: 2. $400 Lance McNaught.  3. $600 Bill Reilly.  4. $175 Kerry Rich.  5. $200 Tony Dick.  7. $400 Paul McGettigan.  8. $550 John Chrystal.  9. $250 Pam Tremain.  10. $485 Bruce Hurst.  11. $400 Morrie Callaghan.  12. $325 Speedy Hawkins.  14. $575 Gael Dunstall.

In discussion with some of the weekends attendees there is a strong feeling toward running a couple of get-togethers/luncheons throughout the season in future to maintain the links with the past players and the current club.  We will keep you informed as to the progress on this front especially as we now have built up an extensive email contact data base for future communications.

THAT here is another Flashback from 2010  –  The NZ Rugby ‘bible’ the ‘Rugby Alamanac’  recognised the consistent performance of Hawkes Bay Magpie (123 games) and Napier Old Boys Marist’s #6 Michael Johnson who has been named as one of the ‘Five Most Promising Players’ in the latest edition covering the past 2009 First Class season.

Note: Michael joins two former Magpie players who have been associated  with our club, the late Kelvin Tremain and Graham Weber who were both  named in the ‘Five Most Promising Players’ category in the 1958 edition of the Almanac.


++++   It’s game day…. time to motivate and make dreams and goals happen. Let’s go.



“What I have enjoyed about this one, we had a bit of adversity to fight through at the start.”
Ian Foster.

“Losing the way we has created s little bit of edge just naturally for the guys.”
Magpies Mark Ozich on the effect of his troops of last weeks loss to Bay of Plenty

“Some of the stuff he did out there was stuff that other people can’t do.”

TJ Perenara on Richie Mo’unga following  last Saturday nights Sydney test.

“We’re just delighted rugby has played a small part in galvanising people, and giving some inspiration to grab on to.  We saw through Super Rugby Aotearoa, and we’re still seeing it now when people watch the Bledisloe on Saturday nights, just how much of a lift it’s giving everyone.  That’s what we’re about.”
NZ Rugby’s Mark Robinson.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1  –  What NZ provincial teams has current All Black assist coach John Plumtree played for ?

Poser 2   –        Who holds the record for the most games played for Hawkes Bay ?

Poser 3  – Who is the Hawkes Bay forward who has scored the most tries for the Magpies ?

Poser 4 – When did the former Napier Marist RFC hold their ‘Centenary’ ?

Last weeks Poser 1  –  When was the last time Otago beat Canterbury ?      Answer –   14 years ago !  (October 2005)

Poser 2   – All Blacks Jack Goodhue and Wallabies Irae Simone formerly played in which 1ST XV in their high school days ?        Answer – Mt Albert Grammar 1st XV

Poser 3  – Who was the Manawatu Turbos player who unfortunately broke his leg against Hawkes Bay last Saturday ?        Answer –  Halfback Jamie Booth

Poser 4 –  What was the result the last time Hawkes Bay played Bay of Plenty in 2019 ?      Answer –   Bay of Plenty 12 Hawkes Bay 7   (Championship Final)


   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 (Napier) won 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).

Scoring:  4min Caleb Makene pen  –  3-0 ;  7m Jackson Garden-Bachop pen  –  3-3 ;  Bachop pen  –  3-6 ;  Devan Flanders try/con Makene  –  10-6 ;  17mMarino Mikaele-Tu’u try/con  –  17-6 ;  21m Stacey Ili try/con Makene  –  24-6 ;  25m Makene pen – 27-6   ///   55m Neria Fomai try/con Lincoln McClutchie  –  34-6 ;  56m Natoa Ah Kuoi try  –  34-11 ;  64m Kaliopasi Uluilakepa try/con Bachop  –  34-18

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)

WEEK FIVE – 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 53 :  Auckland 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 24 :  Auckland 31 Waikato 10  :  Sun 1 Nov – Manawatu 24 Southland 12 :  Bay of Plenty 22 Hawkes Bay 17  :  Taranaki 27 Counties Manukau 24

WEEK NINE – 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 33 :  Hawkes Bay 34 Wellington 18 (RS)  :  Manawatu v Taranaki  – still to play

WEEK TEN  –  Fri 13 Nov – Counties Manukau v Southland  :  Sat 14 Nov – Northland v Waikato  :  Otago v Tasman  :  Wellington v Manawatu  :  Sun 15 Nov – Bay of Plenty v North Harbour  :  Taranaki v Hawkes Bay  :  Canterbury v Auckland


  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

TRI-NATIONS  – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney) won 43-5  :   7 Nov. NZ vs Australia (Brisbane)   :   14 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Sydney)   :   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!!!

>>> We have senior mens teams at a range of levels (Premier, 40 over semi-social and 30 over social) a women’s team and also junior teams from kiwi cricket up to year 7/8 hardball.

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

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The Leprauchan Comments

In a court in Killarney, deep in Munster, Ireland, this conversation is reported to have taken place:
Lawyer: ‘At the scene of the accident, Mr O’Shea, did you tell the Police officer that you had never felt better in your life?’
O’Shea the farmer: ‘That’s right, sir.’
Lawyer: ‘Well then, Mr O’Shea, how is it that you are now claiming you were seriously injured when my client’s car hit your cart?’
O’Shea the farmer: ‘When the Police arrived, he went over to my horse, who had a broken leg, and shot him. Then he went over to Darcy, my dog, who was badly hurt, and shot him. Then the policeman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, ‘How are you feeling?’
I just thought under the circumstances, it was a wise choice of words to say: ‘I’ve never felt better in my life.’

Soon after O’Shaugnessy clocked in for work, the foreman called him over and told him that he had a phone call in the front office. When O’Shaugnessy returned, he had a mournful expression on his face and his head hung low. His foreman noticed and asked if it was bad news. ‘To be shure it was, Boss’, he replied, ‘I just found out that my mother died earlier this morning.’
‘Gosh, that’s awful, ‘replied the foreman, ‘Do you want the rest of the day off?’
‘No’, replied O’Shaugnessy. ‘I’ll finish the day out.’
About an hour later, the foreman returned to inform him that there was another phone call for him in the office. This time when O’Shaugnessy returned he looked twice as glum, and the foreman asked if everything was alright.
‘Bejeezuz Boss, its even worse news. That was my brother, and his mother died today too!’

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was on television with British TV host Anne Diamond when he used the word ‘manana’. Diamond asked him to explain what it meant.
He said that the term means “maybe the job will be done to-morrow, maybe the next day, maybe the day after that. Perhaps next week, next month, next year. Who cares?”
The host turned to Irishman Shay Brennan who was also on the show and asked him if there was an equivalent term in Irish. “No. In Ireland we don’t have a word to describe that degree of urgency.”, replied Brennan.

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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