TeamTalk Update – 28 March 2021

TeamTalk Update – 28 March 2021

March 29, 2021 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.

The Six W’s: Work will win when wishing won’t.




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

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…..



Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

2021 Nash Cup
Pool 1
NOBM Premiers
Fri 2 April vs  Clive  @ Farndon Park  @ 3pm
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

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

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)

2021 Pat Ryan Memorial Cup Draw
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

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



>  New Players always Welcome <


NOBM’s Napier Collison Repair Colts Pulea Falieiva makes a
determined break with teammate Lenny Moananui in close
support in their teams 24-10 win over their Onga Tiko
opponents at Mathews Park last season.



Tue 29 / Thur 1 April  – Prem squad training

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




💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register

….read on for instructions




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:


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:

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
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


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”


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




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

Ph/Cell .……………………………………….

Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs

SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
(Please add your 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


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

on Saturdays throughout the year


All Welcome  –  See YOU soon


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


    THAT our players and coaching staff look forward to  YOU  making the effort to get along to Support them on the opening day of the 2021 season next Friday 2 April.  Endeavour to make it a double header by being out at Tremain Field at  1.15pm when the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves  playoff against Tech  @  1.15pm.  Then head off out to Farndon Park to  Support the ‘Green Machine’ our WiT Trust Premiers when they take on Clive  at 3pm.



1971 Flashback
– Saw the rampant Lions during their trek through the country win the 4 match test series (2 wins, a loss and a draw) and convincingly the match against Hawkes Bay.  The Seniors finished runners-up to Hamilton Marist in the Wellington hosted Spillane Cup final and later in the season were 2nd equal in the Maddison Trophy.

A former NZ Marist rugby administrator Terry Dunleavy was the club’s President for the season and the 1971 Marist Club ‘Sportsman of the Year’ was John ‘moggy’ Reilly.


After completing the 1971 club and representative season with the Magpies both of the clubs former All Blacks Ian MacRae and Blair Furlong and fellow Ranfurly Shield team member Gary Condon (through injury) announced their retirement from the playing side of the game.   Players of this calibre were certainly a great loss to both our club and rugby in general and we all wished them well in their retirement.


Former Senior A player Cliff Robson took over the role as senior coach in 1971 and team manager was club veteran Jim Hepburn.  New players to join the squad were former Bush and Manawatu rep Paul Goldsworthy, Dave Roberts from the Wellington St Pats Club and Paddy Guthrie from Auckland Teachers Training College.  Also in the Marist pack was current and much younger Hawkes Bay Rugby chairman Brendon Mahony.

In the opening round of the 40th Spillane Cup tournament Napier defeated the hosts Wellington Marist St Pats in a close game by 17-14, but on Easter Monday saw the team lose to the bigger Hamilton Marist side in the final and unfortunately our midfield back Ken Johnstone having to drop out of the game with a badly broken ankle.

Napier Marist’s other coaches were Mike Richardson (Senior Reserves),  Kevin Molloy (Thirds) while Buddy Beachen mentored the Colts.

After working their way to the top of the table in the senior one competition Marist lost unexpectedly to the lower ranked Hastings HSOB side in the penultimate game and finished second equal in the final points to Taradale and Napier HSOB who were joint winners of the Maddison Trophy for 1971.

The highlight for the Derek Tombs coached Hawkes Bay Magpies was their international encounter with the touring British & Irish Lions in front of massive crowd of some 24,550 spectators at McLean Park, which saw the visitors take out the match winning 25-6.  Napier Marist were represented in the team by their earlier great Ranfurly Shield era representatives Ian MacRae, Blair Furlong and Gary Condon.   On a lesser note, the 1971 Hawkes Bay representative team finished their worst season in the previous 11 years, five wins and seven losses in their 13 matches.  In 1960 they had eight losses in their thirteen games.

Other club happenings included the instituting a player Insurance scheme to assist our players with medical expenses and loss of wages.  This required our players to make a nominal amount into the fund which was topped-up by club fundraising.   Well known Hawkes Bay Rugby referee Hugh McNeill began his regular ‘Know Your Rugby’ column in each edition of TeamTalk which turned out to be always well read by our players and members who learnt just how our local referees see the game from behind the whistle.

Marist’s loss & Rugby’s gain saw a former Marist and Magpie captain Tom Johnson and Tony ‘Weka’ Johnston head out to coach Clive for the season.  This real ‘brains trust of rugby experience would have been a of real benefit to the riverside club.

The ‘Club Scene’ columns in each edition over the year covered a wide range of info on members and ex pats who were on the move around New Zealand and the globe as they maintained their link with Napier Marist and of their travels and rugby experiences in other places.  Also included was info on the monthly games nights which included pool, darts, cards etc. as well other local rugby clubs who were invited to send a team along to compete.

Our ladies and netballers didn’t miss out on the midweek clubroom action either with the formation of the Marist Ladies Social Club.  Their regular evenings every 2nd Monday of the month which included guest speakers, wine and cheese functions etc were always popular and well attended.  After a gap of nine years the clubs annual pre-season picnic and sports day in February combined with affiliates cricket and softball clubs was resurrected and held at Eskdale Park.

One of the highlights of the year was the clubs annual Ball which was held at the former ‘Cabaret Cabana’ out at Awatoto which really turned out to be a resounding success for the large crowd of members who attended.  Also enjoying themselves on a night out following their game against Hawkes Bay were visiting Lions John Williams, David Duckham, Mike Gibson and Roger Arneil.  Their impromptu hula efforts when invited to join the Polynesian floor-show entertainers really brought the house down.

A small sample of the club’s social scene in the second half of 1971  –  July 17 –  ‘Marist Ball’.   August 28 – ‘Hippie Cabaret’.   October 15 – ‘Dinner & Presentation of Trophies’.  October 30  – ‘Cabaret’.   December 4 – ‘Shipwreck Cabaret’.   It certainly was a busy off-field schedule ‘back in the day’…… 50 years ago.

TeamTalk made the headlines in a 1971 edition of ‘Rugby News’ the weekly rugby tabloid as commented on by editor Bob Howitt –
‘Marist OB good on paper’   Hot of the press is a lively, informative newsletter ‘Team Talk’, produced by the Napier Marist Old Boys club.  Editors  Mike Richardson and Eddie Wilson are obviously contributing much to club spirit with their 12 page venture.  Layout is excellent and stringing together the ads and cartoons are team reports, a message on referees and laws, club gossip, a quiz and a page of laughs.  It’s a promotion many clubs could follow for their own benefit.

June 1971 saw the passing of Francis O’Gallaghan Mahony, who along with Rev Brother Virgilius were the  co-founders of the Napier Marist Rugby Club in 1908.  Described as the ‘grand old man of Hawkes Bay sport’ until his death at 92 after a short illness.  ‘Frank’ Mahony was the oldest surviving Hawkes Bay Rugby player and also the oldest member of the Saracens Rugby Football Club.

And another editors snippet in a 1971 edition of Rugby News  –  I pinched this from the Napier Marist Brothers’ magazine ‘TeamTalk’.  After all, they pinch all of my worst jokes.

“Two men, one of them a Rugby player were strolling through a cemetery.
They paused before a headstone which had been carved with this inscription:  Here lies…… He was a famous referee and an honest man.
Eventually the Rugby player was moved to observe, “That’s the first time that I’ve read of two men having been buried in the same grave.”

    THAT  the following are few snippets from the AGM of NZ Marist Rugby Federation held in Taupo over the weekend of the recent Spillane Tournament:

Our own club chairman Terry Gittings was elected to be the incoming chairman of the NZ Marist Board.  As well a new member of the executive is Napier ‘s Paul Teddy.  As well Jack Sanders, Hastings Rugby & Sports has been appointed as the new Treasurer.  Terry older brother Bernard Gittings, a stalwart of Hamilton Marist has also been elected to the executive.


The annual NZ Marist Colts tour for 2021 is scheduled to encompass the West Coast, Nelson and Wellington.  This opportunity is always a sought after experience for affiliate clubs promising young players (U23).  Just ask the players from our club who have been fortunate enough to selected in the past for the four match tour the covers various regions of the country.  The NZ Marist player of the Year for 2020 is Auckland Marist’s new All Black Hoskins Sotutu.

It was also decided that the next couple of Spillane Tournaments will be again held in the central location and hosted by the Taupo Marist club.  The President of the NZMR Federation Ashburton Celtic’s Richard McCrea and the General Manager is Hastings R&S’s Neil Murphy.



     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.
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 the original Skerries Exchange player who played for our Marist Premier team in 1985 has been recently honoured by his Irish club by being named in the Skerries club’s  Dream Team XV’.  As well as Mick, the captain of the  fifteen is was hooker Billy Mulcahy Junior, a son of the Ireland and Lions lock Dr Bill Mulcahy).  Billy played for the Marist colts on his time spent in Napier also in the eighties.


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  /  0274 470 330

THAT only in Ireland  –  March 17th, the day where the whole world is Irish for 24 hours.

         RUGBY RIVALRIES. . . Sir, As a former captain of the Scotland rugby team, I am more than a little disappointed with the talk of hatred that has arisen around the Calcutta Cup (“England tell the Scots: we hate you too”, Feb 6).  I had the privilege to be involved in four consecutive victories over England between 1970 and 1972.  I enjoyed them all, but I also made lifelong friends with some of my opponents.  Respect your opponent when you win, but show no elation, and congratulate him when you lose.  Afterwards, eat and drink and sing together.  And 40 years later you will meet each other with hugs and genuine glee.  Hate is for terrorists.  Not rugby players.     Peter Brown – North Berwick East Lothian

FORMER . . . French fly half Freddie Michalak has taken up residence in Sydney recently, with his Aussie born wife Cindy.  The 38 year old, who scored 436 points for  the Tricolors in 77 tests has taken an assistants role with Sydney Roosters in the NRL.  Ironically the Roosters colours are red white and blue too.

ONE OF THE . . . reasons athletes love coming to compete at our own Mitre 10 Park is because the track surface is nearing the end of its natural life.  Because of it age it means the Mondo surface is harder and therefore faster.  When these surfaces are first laid down they a very springy and therefore athletes pressure is absorbed quicker.  I’m writing this on Friday after having spent all morning at the New Zealand Track and Field Champs at Mitre 10 Park and in the Senior Women’s 100m final Zoe Hobbs equalled Michelle Seymour’s 100m 11.32s New Zealand record time.  Finishing second to Hobbs was Hawke’s Bay Gisborne runner Georgia Hulls who also posted a PB too.  I’m back to the track working as a volunteer for most of Saturday.

LAST . . . weekend Chinese athlete Yang Jiayo smashed the World Record for the 20km road race walk by an incredible 49 seconds with a time of 83 minutes 49 seconds.  At the same event Wang Kaihu clocked 76 minutes 54 seconds over the same distance.  This was lifted the 27 year old to third fastest in history and only 18 seconds shy of the World Record for men.

BIRTHDAY BOYS . . . in the club that I know of have been former Green Machine and Magpies prop Jarvy Aoake and former Development player and current Junior Rugby Chairman Bevan Condin.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file. Three Irishman in a pub were called Mick, Pat and Tat.  The barman says “Are you all related?” Mick said “Yeah we’re triplets!”  Barman said “Triplets!, how come you and Pat are 6ft tall and Tat is only 4ft tall?”, “Well!” said Mick “Me and Pat were breast fed so there was no tit for Tat!”.

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 the following is another little Covid-19 gem…… ‘It’s been a great blessing being home with the wife the last few months.  We’ve caught up on everything I’ve done wrong over the last 20 years…’


++++   Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.



“The public are crying foul here because they’ve had enough. They want the game to be easier to understand.”
Former Magpies and now Blues assistant coach Tom Coventry.

“We’ve made it harder on our referees. It’s a hard game to referee and we need to be more sympathetic and empathetic towards them.”
Coventry continues.

The game is controlled by people who are very traditional and want to keep doing what we have done for the last 100 years.  That is clearly not working.”
Sir Graham Henry.

“We need to change to save rugby.”
Graham Henry continues.

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1 – At the 58th Halberg Awards during the past week what award did Richie McCaw receive ?
Poser 2 – What was the result of the NOBM Premiers game the last time they played Clive at Farndon Park ?

Poser 3 – Who is the captain of Wales ?      

Poser 4 –  How many Super Rugby games has Aaron Smith played for the Highlanders ?


Last weeks Poser 1  – Magpie halfback Folau Fakatave has resigned with the Highlanders until when ?    Answer  2023

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

Poser 3  – Whom is the rugby league star that the Blues for next season  ?              Answer Roger Tuivasa-Sheck                       

Poser 4 – How many consecutive seasons did Warren Gatland coach Wales ?     Answer –  12


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 27 Crusaders 43      Bye – Highlanders
Round 5   26 March – Highlanders 19 Hurricanes 30    :    27 March – Chiefs 15 Blues 12      Bye – Crusaders
Round 6   2 April –  Crusaders v Highlanders      :     3 April – Blues v Hurricanes       Bye – Chiefs

  The Wayne Pivac coached Wales side took out the 2021 Guinness Six Nations title following  Scotlands 27-23 win over France in the fifth round on Friday night.

Pivac adds his name to the number of New Zealand coaches who have achieved in the northern hemisphere over the past decade or two. Wales only hiccup was their 32-30 loss against France.  While France other loss was to England 23-20.



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

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  <<<


>>>  <<<




Annual Club Prizegiving
Held at the Clubrooms last night


Last Duck: Ashish


Big Barrel BATTING CUP (J.O’BRIEN CUP):  Bevan Pollock
Big Barrel BOWLING CUP (FALVEY MEMORIAL):  Tony Sherriff
Big Barrel FIELDING CUP (AMEV LIFE CUP):  Allan Machakaire






4th GRADE RUGBY BATTING (I.McRAE CUP):  Matt Robertson





PREMIER: Nihal Shilar

BIG BARREL: Bevin Pollick

HOBBLERS: Josh O’Brien

RUGBY: Adam Chapman

LADIES: Shelley Cameron

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.

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 in 2021….

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
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


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



Napier ExHigh Marist Netball
Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021

>>> 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.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′

The Leprauchan Comments

A London lawyer runs a stop sign in Dublin and gets pulled over by an Irish Garda.

He thinks that he is smarter than the cop because he is a lawyer, from London, and is certain that he has a better education than any paddy cop. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Police’s expense!!

Irish policeman says,’ License and registration, please.’

London Lawyer says, ‘What for?’

Irish policeman replies, ‘You didn’t come to a complete stop at the Stop sign.’

London Lawyer says, ‘I slowed down, and no one was coming.’

Irish policeman says, ‘You still didn’t come to a complete stop. License And registration, please.’

London Lawyer says, ‘What’s the difference?’

Irish policeman says, ‘The difference is, you have to come to complete stop, that’s the law. License and registration, please!’

London Lawyer says, ‘If you can show me the legal difference between ‘slow down’ and ‘stop’, I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.’

Irish policeman says, ‘Sounds fair. Exit your vehicle, sir.’

The London lawyer exits his vehicle. The Irish policeman takes out his baton and starts beating the lawyer with it and says, ‘Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?’



Irish Style
From Ireland where driving while under the influence is considered a sport, comes this story. 
Recently a routine police patrol was parked outside a bar in Donegal Town. After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. 
After what seemed an eternity, in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.
Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off; it was a fine, dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little, and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons’ vehicles left.   

At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road. The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyser test.  

To his amazement, the breathalyser indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, ‘I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyser equipment must be broken.’ 
‘I doubt it,’ said Paddy , truly proud of himself. ‘Tonight I’m the designated decoy!’    


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