TeamTalk Update – 21 March 2021

TeamTalk Update – 21 March 2021

March 22, 2021 0 Team Talk

TeamTalk
21.03.2021

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”

Primed and Ready to Go
again 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.

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The principle is competing against yourself.  It’s about self-improvement,
about being better than you were the day before.

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WE NEED YOUR URGENT

ASSISTANCE !
GROUND CONTROLLER  2021

NOBMRFC  are seeking a Ground Controller for Tremain Field for the 2021 season.

 

For the job description and acknowledgement of service reward package
please contact  Terry Gittings on  0274 525 521
or   terry.gittings@moana.co.nz

Note: Have you thought about maybe sharing this role with a friend ?
(ie Saturday afternoon on Saturday afternoon off.)

Don’t be shy guys / girls step up and contact Terry today and have a chat about the role…..

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Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome
contact

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

2021 Nash Cup
Pool 1
NOBM Premiers
vs
Fri 2 April vs  Clive  @ Farndon Park
Sat 10 April vs  Tech  @ Tremain Field (crossover game)
17 April vs  HRS  @ Elwood Park
24 April vs  Pirates  @ Tremain Field
1 May vs  MAC  @ Flaxmere Park
Sat 8 May  –  Nash Cup Final
The teams that finish in 5th Place in each pool after the round robin stages will be placed into Division one for the second round
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2021 Town Draw
Pool 1
Premier Reserve
Fri 2 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
Sat 10 April vs Hastings R&S  Elwood Park  1.15pm
17 April vs Pirates @ Tremain Field 1.15pm
24 April vs YMP @ Raupunga  1.15pm
1 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field 1.15pm
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2021 Ron Parker Memorial Cup Draw
This draw will be changing due to withdrawls
Division 3
Sat 17 April vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park  2.45pm
24 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
8 May vs Clive @ Farndon  2.45pm
15 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
22 May vs Bye
29 May vs Bridge Pa @ RSP 4  2.45pm
12 June vs Takapau @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
19 June vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park  2.45pm
26 June vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
3 July vs Flaxmere @ RSP 1  2.45PM
10 July vs HRS @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
(RSP – Regional Sports Park)
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2021 Pat Ryan Memorial Cup Draw
Colts
17 April vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  1.15pm
24  vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
1 May vs Clive @ Farndon  1.15pm
8 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
15 May vs Bye
22 May vs Aotea @ Rugby Park (Dvk)  1.15pm
29 May vs Onga Tiko @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
12 June vs Eskview @ Petane  1.15pm
19 June vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
26 June vs Central @ Central Park  1.15pm
3 July vs HRS @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
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2021 NOBM Coaches

 

Premiers – Ellery Wilson (head coach) – 027 964 9060    /   Edwin Meachen  – 021 800 325
Manager – Tim Jones –  021 660 834

Assist. Managers – Alan Poy – 021 776 206   Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729

Premier Reserves –  Matt Robertson (head coach) – 027 524 9763  /  Ross Clements –  027 847 0248
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222

Thirds – AJ Gardiner – 027 245 8700

Colts – Sam Williams – 027 689 7617   /   Richie Williams – 022  353 2546
Manager – Therese Rodgers  –  0273 689 105

Trainer  –  Dwayne Smith

Club Liaison Officer – Steve Smithers  –  022 498 5367

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> New Players always Welcome <



Sat 13 & Sun 14 March
90th annual Spillane Tournament  –  Taupo

Congratulations to Napier OBM players elected in the 2021 Tournament XV
Michael Buckley  &  Ricky Hayes

Spillane Final
(Sunday)
Hastings R&S 29 – 31 Napier OBM

An enthralling game that’s for sure and down 29 – 7 after 43 mins I gave us no chance of coming back.  Will never underestimate the team again.

Total team performance in the second half and the young guys did really well, in particular Paul Lapa, Pulea Faleiva and Jonty Stewart, but it was the evergreen and seemingly indestructible Pouvi Fatialofa who came on at half time and really brought the energy which started the resurgence. The guy was as stiff as a board Sunday morning after a massive game on the Saturday but still stripped and ripped into it to help get us home. Simply unbelievable.

Scoring – 13min – HRS try  –  0-5 ;  23m –  James Holbrook try/con Jonty Stewart – 7-5 ;  29m – HRS try –  7-10 ;  36m – HRS try –  7-17 ;  40m – HRS try –  7-24   ///   47m –  7-29 ;  55m – Paul Lapa try/con – Stewart –  14-29 ;  56m – Lapa try/con – Stewart –  21-29 ;  65m – Boris Van Bruchem try/con Stewart – 28-29 ; 77m – Stewart penalty –   31-29

Report of Spillane Tournament Final courtesy assistant manager  Alan Poy

Selected in the 2021 Spillane Tournament XV were loose forward Ricky Hayes
and winger Michael Buckley pictured here with their successful head coach
Ellery Wilson on right.

 

 

  2021 SPILLANE TOURNAMENT TEAM        CLUB
1 Henry Wilson – Masterton  Marist
2 Bryn Gordon Palmerston North Marist
3 Tui Tuiatua Marist St Pats
4 Jay Rolleston Palmerston North Marist
5 Lucky Ah- Chong Whanganui Marist
6 Jacob Devery Hastings Rugby & Sports
7 Rick Hayes Napier Old Boys Marist
8 Reeve Satherley Taupo Marist
9 Connor Mcloud Hastings Rugby & Sports
10 Andrew Wells Marist St  Pats
11 F Soba Hutt Old Boys Marist
12 Isaia Petelo Marist St Pats
13 Howsia Vea Hamilton Marist
14 Michael Buckley Napier Old Boys Marist
15 Bryce Wainhouse North Harbour Marist

 

At time of despatching this edition the other division results were not available

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Sat 20 March – NOBM Premier Reserves  pre-season Opener
vs  Bridge Pa XV
@ Tremain Field @ 11am

 

Our one and only pre-season hit out before the season starts on Easter Friday.  Newcomers Bridge Pa were our opponents. With a mixture of old and new we started the 1st of 3 X 20mins spells with a hiss and a roar, scoring 3 unanswered tries to go up 19 to 0.  With a large squad there was a number of changes throughout the game to have a look at all players.

Over all a good run out with us just pipping them in the end by 3 points.  Kitz Moleli continued his form from last year  and welcome back to big winger Dela Sene who made some telling runs.  Props Morunga and Matty B impressed with strong ball carriers and Aaron Halas brought plenty all round.  A couple of work-ons to iron out over the next two weeks but we are looking forward to working with this bunch of lads this season.   All the best for Willy Halpin on his recovery after injuring his ankle in his comeback game from a broken leg.

Report courtesy assistant coach Ross Clements

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Tue 23 / Thur 25 – Prem squad training  6pm
Sat 27 March – Camp – Tremain Field  1pm
Tue 29 / Thur 1 April  – Prem squad training

Premiers
Friday 2 April Nash Cup
vs Clive –
Farndon Domain
Premier Reserve
Friday 2 April – Town & Country
vs Tech
– Tremain Field

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NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST JUNIOR RUGBY

💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register

….read on for instructions

 

 

JUNIOR RUGBY 5th – 12th GRADE

Weigh in coming up for those that missed the first one: Saturday April 10th from 8-10am at the club rooms.

Please register if you haven’t already: www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/142667

 

If you played for NOBM last year, you should have received a personalised email with a link to your childs registration for 2021 (if not get in touch to update your details).

If you are new to the club or are spreading the word about our amazing club and Junior season, then get interested families to use this link:

https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/142667

For further Junior Rugby Info please contact
> Bevan Condin  021 160 5118   or   Glenn Fulcher  027 640 0127

For more details check us out on Facebook:

20201 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
(Chairman)
Dave Walls (Convenor) , Glenn Fulcher (Secretary) ,

Rochelle Williams,  Grant Frommherz,  Hayley Keegan,  Therese Rodger,  Emma Chambers,
Georgie Smithers,  Joshua Wynands,   Annalise Wyatt.


“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2021
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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”

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Reminder re Financial Members Options

Normal  >>>  Non Players Sub  –  $50

‘200 Club’  –  $60

Gold Card Member  –  $200
Gold Card – BENEFITS
>>> Non Playing Membership
>>> 200 Club Ticket
>>> $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card
>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations
>>> 10% discount on Club merchandise
>>> Entry in the weekly members draw
>>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game

 

 

Name…………………………………………………………………………….

Address……………………………………………………………     …………………………………………

Ph/Cell .……………………………………….

Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs

SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
(Please add name as reference)

or by –
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier

or also at the  Club Bar

Please Note:
A renewed  or  new membership will see you financial with the Club through until 31 March 2022

We have certainly appreciated your generous Support in past seasons and
look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2021-22
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See YOU at the Clubrooms

CLUBROOM  ACTION

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
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Clubrooms OPEN

on Saturdays throughout the year

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon

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Also remember for
Clubroom Bookings

for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943
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DID YOU KNOW 

    THAT it was certainly an early St Patricks Day present to the Napier Old Boys Marist Club from our WIT Trust Premier squad on making it back to back Spillane Cup victories at the Taupo hosted 90th tournament after having also won the trophy at the 89th Napier hosted event in 2020.  Thanks Guys you did your Club proud.

    THAT the St Johns College 1st XV squad are scheduled to hold their annual  match against the Napier Collison Repair NOBM Colts on Saturday 3 April.  The match will for the first time is being played for the ‘Foundation Cup’, which represents the colleges rugby foundation, committee and the old boys of the college and club.  Details of venue and time to be announced nearer to the date.
ALSO
The St John’s Rugby Foundation will also be holding dinner with high profile guest speaker Sir Michael Jones to be held on Friday 9 April.  The squad is also having pre-season South Island tour over the period 17-25 April with match details to be announced shortly.  To keep up with St John’s College rugby head to the Facebook page ‘St John’s College Rugby Foundation’.

 

THAT a reminder to all NOBM players – Pass the word around amongst your team mates and also any likely New Players your know of – be they family, friends or workmates.  We have vacancies in all grades from Colts through to Premiers.

“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ in 2021  –  New Players WELCOME

      THAT a 34 year flashback to an earlier Spillane Cup win.  Back in 1987 saw the former crack three time Maddison Trophy winning Marist team successfully led by captain Brent Nelson take out the sort after trophy at the 56th tournament hosted by the former Gisborne Marist Club. (now Gisborne OBM)

And on the pathway to the win saw Napier (should say All Black to be Matt Cooper, with his six penalties) account for Wellington MSP 18-13 in the Saturdays opening round.  In the other Spillane division match, Hutt Valley Marist beat their Auckland counterparts in extra time 14-10.

And in the Mondays final, Napier easily cleaned out Hutt Marist (now Hutt OBM) by 38-4 to take out the 1987 Spillane Cup.  Napier’s Mat Cooper, Craig Ferris, John Bird and Pat Benson were all selected for the Tournament XV.  The Easter triumph was but a pipe opener to what was to come………
And once again the Maddison Trophy beckoned  –  11 matches played and 11 wins says it all.  Top Maddison Trophy round point scorer with an impressive 4 tries, 37 conversions, 23 penalties, 4 drop goals was Peter O’Shaughnessy with – 165 points.   What a season !

 THAT  we wish Nelson Marist all the best for a successful delayed 75th Jubilee over Anzac weekend 23-25 April these celebrations which were originally due to be held in 2020 until Covid-19 got in the way.

THAT now is the time to consider becoming a Gold Card member of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

Checkout the benefits:  >>> Non Playing Membership (value $50)   >>> 200 Club Ticket (value $60)  >>>    >>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations     >>>  $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card   >>> 10% discount on Club merchandise    >>> Entry in the weekly members draw    >>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game.   And the cost – $200.
For expressions of interest please reply to –  Wade Colville-Smith – 021 059 3943   or  eddiewilson@xtra.co.nz  /  0274 470 330

THAT it might pay for Hawkes club rugby followers if they already haven’t to hook up with the ‘Hawkes Bay App’ on your phone or other device if you wish keep up with the play.   Former Hawkes Bay Today rugby scribe Shane Hurndell certainly made a good fist of match reports and articles last season and he has already posted a good coverage both the lead up and the outcomes of our two Hawkes NZ Marist affiliated clubs who featured at last weekends 90th Spillane Tournament in Taupo.  We look forward to more of Shanes future articles both previews and match reports during the coming club and representative rugby season.

THAT only in Ireland  –  May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for !

        PHEW  . . . what a great weekend away at the 90th edition of the North Island Marist Spillane tournament in Taupo even if took nearly 4 hours to get home.  A serious head-on smash 20 minutes south of Taupo causing massive traffic delays both ways on state Highway 5.

THE FIRST . . . sculpture of a female cricketer in Australia will be installed at the Sydney Cricket Ground, as Cricket Australia seeks to redress the imbalance of public recognition for women in Aussie cricket.  All the current statues erected to cricketers across the ditch are males, 73 in total.

THE . . . 91st and 92nd editions of the North Island Marist Spillane Tournament will also be held in Taupo. This has been done to help boost the profile of the Taupo Marist Rugby Club. One just hopes the exorbitant price of alcohol in a bottle ($7.00) price gets a look at.

THE SIX NATIONS . . . Scotland and Ireland have now played each other 58 times after last week end’s fixture. The Irish winning 26, the Scots 26 and five have been drawn. The hapless Italians have continued their losing streak. Now 31 matches since they last tasted victoy against Scotland at Murrayfield in 2015.

NEXT WEEKEND . . . we have the New Zealand Track and Field Champs taking place in our own backyard at the Mitre 10 sports park. These having been delayed because of Covid restrictions at the start of March.  While the Walsh versus Gill clash will be one of the field event highlights there will be an equally enthralling match on the track in the senior womens 400m.  This sees flatmates and college team mates Izzy Neal and Camryn Smart going head to head over the one lapper.  Neal is currently ranked number one in the country but Smart, the 19 year old daughter of 1996 Olympian Toni Hodgkinson has been nipping at Neal’s heels all season.

MY QUOTE . . . of the week. Comes from America’s Cup winning skipper Peter Burling at the end of winning race nine on Tuesday arvo.  “Five coms guys lets me use the eyes in the back of my head.”

DID YOU KNOW . . . that Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson and Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling both attended Tauranga Boys’ High (2004-08) at the same time.  Ironically current ABs skipper made his first appearance in the Tauranga Boys’ High 1st XV in 2009.

KNOCKING UP . . . birthdays in the club that I know of are the Green Machine’s Paul Bickle on Thursday and Ellery Wilson on Friday.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  With it being St Patricks Day on Wednesday I thought I’d trot this out.  When visiting the Guinness Brewery in Dublin a few years ago I was amazed to learn that some of the hops that go into making the famous black  “Mother’s Milk” are actually grown in the Nelson region of Godzone!

Cheers McGoo

 

THAT an important reminder to our New Zealand Marist affiliate clubs  –  If any of your players are on the move at any time,  maybe a work transfer or a change to live in a new location we would appreciate if you notified us or the affiliate Marist club in the region they are going to so that the local club can get in touch with the player and invite them to ‘team up’ with them.  They maybe even in the position to assist with employment and or accommodation.  Make Sure you let your players know that they will be welcome to join an affiliate club in the area they are heading to.

 

THAT we welcome Hannon Brighouse back into the Premier squad after a season away and we look forward to him adding some more firepower and beef to the team as we move toward the kickoff of the 2021 Premier club season with our opening Nash Cup encounter against Clive on Friday 2 April.

 

THAT the following is another little Covid-19 gem…… ‘Having some states lock down and some states not lock down is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool….’

 

++++   Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”.

 

THEY SAID IT

“But we’re still going there with the goal of winning the cup at an event we are treating like a pre-season camp.”
Coach and former Magpies halfback Ellery Wilson on the youthful Napier Old Boys Marist side prior to their attempt to retain the Spillane Cup at last weekend’s 90th annual New Zealand Marist rugby tournament in Taupo.

“The boys showed a bit of resolve to come back in the second half .”
A delighted NOBM Premier coach Ellery Wilson after his side took out the game 27-26 against Hutt OBM after trailing15-26 at the break.

“I’m really happy. A lot of young guys stepped up.”
Coach Ellery Wilson said after NOBM’s 31-29 victory against HRS in the final of the 90th Spillane tournament

 



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

 

This weeks Poser 1  – Magpie halfback Folau Fakatave has resigned with the Highlanders until when ?

Poser 2   – Who was the TMO in last weeks Crusaders – Chiefs match that made several very debatable calls ?

Poser 3  – Whom is the rugby league star that the Blues for next season  ?              

Poser 4 – How many consecutive seasons did Warren Gatland coach Wales ?     

 

This weeks Poser 1  – True or False – Four Barrett brothers have played first-class rugby ?       Answer – True  (Beauden, Scott, Jordie Barrett and eldest brother Kane who captained Taranaki and played for the Blues but retired early due to concussion injuries)

Poser 2   – After 25 years of Super Rugby how many titles have the Crusaders won ?         Answer –  11

Poser 3  –  Which NZ player scored the most tries in First Class rugby in 2020 ?                  Answer – Magpies Ash Dixon       

Poser 4 –  At last years Napier hosted Spillane tournament who did Napier played in their opening game ?              Answer –  Wellington’s Marist St Pats  (won 31-24)     


   Round 1  26 Feb – Highlanders 13 Crusaders 26   :  27 Feb – Hurricanes 16 Blues 31   :  Bye – Chiefs
Round 2
   5 March – Chiefs 23 Highlanders 39   :    7 March – Crusaders 33 Hurricanes 16   :     Bye – Blues
Round 3   13 March – Crusaders 39 Chiefs 17  :   Blues 39 Highlanders 17     Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4   20 March –  Hurricanes 35 Chiefs 29    :    Blues v Crusaders      Bye – Highlanders
Round 5   26 March – Highlanders v Hurricanes    :    27 March – Chiefs v Blues       Bye – Crusaders


  March 20 –  Wales 23 Ireland 29   :   England 24 Scotland 21

 

 

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:  


2021  NZ Marist Colts tour  – 

2021  NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV  –

>>>  Info on both of these 2021 events is still will be announced  <<<

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>>>   www.maristrugby.org.nz  <<<

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NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST CRICKET

Annual Club Prizegiving

Both the Junior Club and the Senior Club
2020/21  annual Prizegiving Functions will be held next
Saturday 27th March
at the Clubrooms.

The Juniors Club will be held at 12noon
&
the Senior Club at 7pm

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NOBMCC  OFFICERS  2020-21
Patron: John O’Shaughnessy

President: Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey, Matt Bertram,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon, Bill Reilly

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.

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For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  –  theframes@slingshot.co.nz
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –  del@nbhs.school.nz

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

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NAPIER MARIST SOFTBALL
Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith.  Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735  – abbyw1990@gmail.com
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2020-21 season”
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Napier Marist Football


Team Up with Napier Marist Football again in 2021….

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2020 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Nicola Brown   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin   Club Captain – Ken Cooper
Executive –   Carl Hunt, Sheree Lack,  Jonty Underhill
Coaching Coordinator – Marty Akers

Junior Committee Reps  – Craig Ireson,  Michelle Reilly
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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

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“Play Napier Marist Football in 2021
– New Players Welcome”

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



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>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155

Secretary: Rebecca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221
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.

It is actually Anna Campbell. +6421 056 1155  as President and Amanda Rich as treasurer 021 072 2221 . Thanks Jo.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′
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The Leprauchan Comments

Paddy and Joseph were walking home from Mulligans Irish bar on Halloween night.

They decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.

Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

“Jaysus Man, ya frightened the life outa us”

Paddy called as he caught his breath.

“You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost!

What are you doing working here so late at night?” Joseph called.

“My friends are such fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelt my name and here I have to correct it!”

 

Murphy lost his eye in an accident and couldn’t afford the price of a glass eye.

 

So he carved one out of wood. But he was so self-conscious that he never left the house.

 

Finally, his friend Paddy came over and forced him to go out.

 

“There’s a dance over at the club,” he said.

“So what if one of your eyes is made out of wood?”

“All right,” said Murphy, “but if anybody makes fun of my eye I’m leaving.”

 

He went to the dance and stood around, trying to build up his courage.

 

And then he saw a woman standing alone in the corner. She was very attractive, but she had a hunchback.

 

“She’s worse off than me,” Murphy thought. “The least I can do is ask her to dance.

 

He walked across the crowded dance floor and approached the girl.

 

Would you care to dance? he asked.

 

 

Would I?!” she exclaimed.

 

“That does it,” he shouted, “Hunchback! Hunchback!”

 


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 

www.napierobmaristrugby.co.nz

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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