TeamTalk Update – 4 April 2021

TeamTalk Update – 4 April 2021

April 5, 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.

What to do with a mistake: recognize it,  admit it,  learn from it,  forget it.


NOBM Premier winger Michel Buckley about to ground the ball for his teams first try in the
fifteenth minute in the seasons opening round against Clive at Farndon Park on Friday.


NASH CUP  Round 1


The entire team would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to Paul Lapa and his uncle Nico who lost a father and brother on Friday morning.  For Paul to still turn out and play an inspiring and tireless 80 minutes in his debut start for the Premiers absolutely humbled all of us and is a testament to what a fine young man Paul is.  Matou te faafetai atu ia te oe ma Alofa moo e le uso. Faamalosi uso Paul.

Game one of 2021, an away game against a much hyped Clive team, was the perfect opportunity for our new-look Premier team to see if their winning pre-season form would stack up. Clive fielded a large and relatively experienced side and after a poor clearance kick 3 mins into the game, their first opportunity to score presented itself and they made full use, scoring under the posts for an easy and quick 7 pointer.

Wide awake now the green machine swung into action and we camped in the Clive half with carry after carry bending their defensive line.  Referee Catley called a try back for accidental offside but that didn’t deter the boys and in the 12th minute Michael Buckley dotted down in the right hand corner after a lovely draw and pass from a rollicking James Holbrook.  Not to be out done Clive hit straight back a minute later and had their second try after outnumbering the boys on the blindside and the fullback cantered in to push Clive ahead again 12 – 5 after 15 mins.  This just fired our boys up further and with more strong forward carries from Holbrook, Gardiner and Lapa, Pedro Bezanilla, who was the outstanding back of the day with line break after line break, surged at the line 10m out and not to be denied was forced over by his team mates for a very well taken try. Converted by Jonty Stewart the scores were levelled up 12 apiece.

The boys had their tails up and went straight back on attack and after more sustained pressure on the Clive line Pouvi Faitalofa did everything but score in the corner when the ball was knocked from his hand as he was dotting down.  The game settled into a real arm wrestle at that point with both teams giving away very little.  In the 37th min James Holbrook just missed out on a thoroughly deserved try getting held up over the line after yet another blockbusting run.  Not to be denied, the boys kept the foot on the throat and right on halftime Pouvi Fatialofa bust the line to score wide on the left and take the team into the half time break up 19 – 12.

The second half started just as the first half had done with Clive scoring within 2 mins of the whistle from a couple of missed tackles.  Both teams then went hammer and tongs at each other in the middle of the park until we were able to work our way into their 22m and our lock Alex Williams scored right under the black dot after a crafty pick up at the base of a ruck had him galloping through untouched to score.  Converted, the boys were up 26 – 17 and there were signs the bigger Clive boys were tiring but they weren’t ready to roll over just yet and a nice chip and chase down their right wing resulted in a try in the corner and they were back in the hunt 26 – 22.

Ellery and Edwin emptied the reserve bench and the impact was immediate with energy levels up and go forward happening at will.  A good lineout win on their 22m, eight phases and a try to the hardworking captain Matt Gardiner from a pick and go.  The boys could smell blood and swung straight back on attack and a great ruck steal on their 22m saw Liam Edwards continue a fine running game from the back and a score well taken try in the left hand corner.  Up 38 – 22 with 14 mins the boys were starting to believe but Clive to their credit came back hard and were camped in our 22m for 10 mins until a penalty against them after a monster green machine scrum led by Johnny and Pulea Faleiva relieved the pressure.  With the game virtually over, a loose ball popped out of a ruck close to their goal line resulting in a very fortuitous length of field try to Clive to finish the game.

A 38 – 27 final score line and a very good win in the bank.  Big shifts by all 22 players in the squad but standouts were James Holbrook and Pedro who both took a lot of stopping ball in hand. Pedro put his powerful, aggressive display down to a new game day prep which we hope he’s able to replicate every week !  Tech at home next week and we hope to see a great crowd there to support us for game #2.

Report courtesy Premier Manager Allan Poy

Scoring: 5min  Clive try/con  –  0-7 ;  12m Michael Buckley try  –  5-7 ;  15m  Clive try  –  5-12 ;  22m Pedro Beezanilla try/con Jonty Stewart  –  12-12 ;  33m Pouvi Fatialofa try/con Stewart  – 19-12   ///   47m Clive try  –  19-17 ;  58m Alec Williams try/con Stewart  – 26-17 ;  60m Clive try  – 26-22 ;  63m Matt Gardiner try  – 31-22 ;   68m Liam Edwards try/con Stewart  – 38-22 ;  79m Clive try  – 38-27

 Players of the Day  3. Pedro    2. Holbrook    1. Paul Lapa


Results: Nash Cup –  HRS 43-36 Pirates   :   Tamatea 14-29 Taradale   :    Havelock North 10-52 Tech   :    Central 18-22 MAC


 Town & Country grade


A sunny warm day to open up the season for the Richard Kepka Premier Development side. Good to see a number of guys back wearing the NOBM colours.

Tech first up and both sides came out to play. A Tech penalty had them 3-0 up after 5 minutes.  After that our guys went to work with Andy scoring our first try for the season not long after.   However the rest of the first half was a little frustrating to say the least. Camped in their 22 for most of it we just couldn’t get over the line, a penalty on half time saw us up 10-3 at the break with probably 80% territory on the stat sheet.

We started the second 40 more composed with Ryan and Willie M scoring tries early but we were still rather rusty and Tech stayed in the game.  Up 22-10 with 20 minutes to play we needed to finish it off.  A further couple of tries to big Willie and Sam and we walked off with a 34-10 win.

Credit to Tech for coming over, a few clubs are struggling for numbers so it was pleasing to see, they played hard and made us earn it.  Well done to our boys, got the result but plenty to work on during the week.  HRS away next week which will be a challenge.

Tries – Andries L, Willie M, Ryan L, Willie L, Sam S.  Pens – Adam 1.  Cons – Adam 1, Johnny 2

Report courtesy Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day  3. Ryan Lindque    2. Kurt Chambers   1. Morunga Whaanga

Results: Town & Country   –  Pool 1 –  YMP  wbd – lbd Pirates   :  Bridge Pa 13-8 HRS   :  Clive 43-40 MAC.   Pool 2 – WCUMR Country 26-24 Central   :  Otane 0-14 Aotea  :   Bye  -Porongahau


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

2021 Nash Cup
Pool 1
Fri 2 April vs  Clive  @ Farndon Park  won 38-27
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
Fri 2 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  won  34-10
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
Sat 1 May vs Flaxmere @ Tremain Field  @  2.45pm
8 May vs Bridge Pa @  RSP  2.45pm
15 May vs Clive @ Farndon Park  2.45pm
22 May vs Hastings R&S @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
29 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park  2.45pm
12 June vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
19 June vs MAC @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
26 June – Bye
3 July vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park  2.45pm
10 June  –  Semi Finals
17 July  –  Final
(RSP – Regional Sports Park)

2021 Pat Ryan Memorial Cup Draw
1 May vs Central @ Central Park  1.15pm
8 May  vs Clive  @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
15 May  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park  1.15pm
22 May  vs  Taradale @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
29 May  vs  HRS @  Elwood Park  1.15pm
12 June  vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
19 June  vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park  2pm
26 June  vs Pirates @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
3 July  vs Eskview @ Petane Domain  1.15pm
10 July  –  Semi Finals
17 July  –  Final


2021 NOBM Team Management

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

NOBM Premiers 2021

Ricky Hayes

Matt Gardiner              Zach Donaldson
(Vice Captains)

We extend a warm Welcome to players who joining our wider Premier squad for the 2021 season

New players to the Club: Jonty Stewart (Fielding High School),  Boris Van Bruchem (New Brighton/Shirley Boys Christchurch),  Joe Walding-Karaitiana (HBHS, Havelock North).

NOBM Colts players stepping up: Paul Lapa,  Ryan Lindeque,  Sonny Lilo,  James Mitchell,  Johnny Faleiva,  Reilly Hannon,  Pulea Faleiva.

Players Returning to the Club: Duff Penitito,  Hannon Brighouse,  Paul Bickle.

Saturday 10 April Nash Cup
vs TECH – Tremain Field @ 3pm
Premier Reserve
Saturday 10 April – Town & Country
vs Hastings R&
S Elwood Park @ 1.15pm


Saracens Rugby in conjunction with NOBM are hosting the annual College Day

Next Sunday 11 April  at Tremain Field, Park Island, Napier

All Saracens (ex HB Magpie reps) are invited to a Luncheon at midday on at the Napier Old Boys Marist Clubrooms.

Draw:  Field 1

9.30  – NBH 2nd XV  vs  Wellington College 2nd XV

11am – St Johns 1st XV  vs  Scott’s College

12.30 – Lindisfarne College  vs  Manakura

2pm – NBH 1st XV  vs  Wellington College 1st XV

3.30 – Hastings Boys  vs  Feilding Ag

Draw: Field 2

10.30  – Te Aute  vs  Wairoa College

12pm – Havelock High  vs  Freyberg

1.30pm – Hastings Boy 2nd XV  vs  Wairarapa College 1st XV

3 pm – Central Hawke’s Bay   vs  Taupo Nui Atea

Members – Get along to action some top action rugby next Sunday




💚 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 clubrooms.

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 we welcome on board Mason Baker and Blair Cotton who have offered their services as our clubs Ground Controllers at Tremain Field this season.  We ask our members to be supportive of them if asked to do anything or assist especially on busy days of club rugby at Tremain Field.

THAT New Zealand Rugby union is looking toward hosting the 100th match against Springboks as it will also be 100 years since their first clash in Dunedin in 1921.  Let’s hope it comes to pass this year.

     THAT  the match yesterday being played for the Foundation Cup between the NOBM Napier Collison Repair Colts and St John’s College 1st XV which was played in Hastings at St John’s College ended up at fulltime with St John’s taking out the match with a 46-12 win.  The visitors under head coach  former NOBM premier player Matt Wyatt have been developing their 2021 squad for their South Island tour later in the month so the team were a well drilled outfit.

While the Marist boys are in a rebuilding process with a number of their 2020 squad having moved on up to senior ranks with the clubs Premiers and Premier Reserves.  They are also hoping to attract more new faces to their squad over the coming weeks before their competition kicks off early in May.  So if you know of any likely new young players bring them along to the Club or pass their names and contact details on to Sam or Richie Williams it would be much appreciated.

The St John’s southern tour includes matches vs Bishop Viard College, Wellington,  St Kevin’s College, Oamaru plus one other game in Oamaru which is still to be confirmed.  We wish Matt and his team all the best for a successful tour which will be a great buildup for their upcoming inter-schools rugby season.

Also the St John’s Rugby Foundation will also be holding a Dinner with high profile guest speaker Sir Michael Jones next Friday 9 April.   To keep up with St John’s College rugby during the winter season 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 only in Ireland  –  If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

    THAT  where Oh where has the policing of high tackling and over the chest contact and restraint that the law makers were so heavy on a season or two ago?  Players were getting pinged right left and centre by our referees in the interests of safer play with less chance of neck and head injuries.  This has now seemed to have gone almost by the board if the following pics taken at Fridays first round Nash Cup encounter between Clive and Napier OBM, and this also applies to some of the Aotearoa Super Rugby matches we have seen this season.

   THAT it is interesting times for our oval ball game here in New Zealand with the recent discussions between the NZ Rugby Union and the US Equity firm Silver Lake who wish to purchase a 15% share in the All Black brand which would include a couple of seats at the unions board table.  While there appears to be apprehension at the top end player level who one guesses are really only interested as to how it would affect them,  the opportunity to team up with a potential ‘bank’ that has assets of some US$75 billion (NZ$104 billion) is hardly something to be sneezed at.

This potential partner would undoubtedly be wanting increase payback their investment and would most likely open up more doors for both parties to benefit from in a mercenary sense.  The reluctant players group should open their eyes and see the opportunity for more financial support filtering right down through the game at all levels.  It should be ‘game on’.

THAT have  YOU  purchased your  Non-playing Club Membership  this year  or  your Gold Card   and or  your  ‘200 Club’ ticket in the clubs annual major lottery ?  All options are currently available.   For expressions of interest please reply to –  Wade Colville-Smith – 021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

         THE JUST. . . completed Guinness Six Nations was England worst season since 1976.  They lost to each of the other three home nations.  The Poms finished fifth just a head of winless Italy.

THE FIRST . . . round of this year’s MotoGP kicked off with the Qatar Grand Prix last weekend.  While Spaniard Joan Mir secured the win, 30 year old Frenchman Johaan Zarco (Pramac Racing) scored the top speed of the day with a staggering 362.7kmph (225mph) aboard his Ducati.

A QUIRK OF FATE . . . or just irony?  Two of the 1500m finals at last weekend’s NZ Track and Field champs at Mitre 10 Park had exactly 15 athletes their race.  The senior mens race was so pedestrian I passed a comment at the time that they should have some walk judges out there.  Time was 4m 01s, the earlier Under 20’s mens final was some 13s quicker!

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.

BIRTHDAYS . . . in the club this week:- Life Member Gary Macdonald (72),  former Green Machine midfielder who made a comeback last year,  Mark Collier (31) both celebrating yesterday 3rd April.  Today our Chairman’s good lady Jennifer Gittings is blowing out a few candles.

AS OF YET . . . no footy action from my eldest grandson across the ditch in Perth.  They kick-off some time next month, rest assured Bentley’s in full training twice a week for his new Palmyra club

AND NOW . . . a something from the Irish vault.  Mary says to Paddy if you were stranded on a desert island who would you like most to  be with you?  “Me uncle Mick” replies Paddy.  “What’s so special about him?” asks Mary.  “He’s got a boat,” says Paddy.

Cheers McGoo

      THAT  Chairman Terry last year has ended up with a someone else’s blazer.  This blazer is the early older style with a bottom button missing and is a bit pilled.  If anyone has a blazer that looks like it’s not theirs please contact Terry.  His blazer was updated only 2 years ago.    If you can help please contact: Terry Gittings  –  0274 524 521

    THAT  changes are afoot with regards this years inter-provincial competitions with the just announced naming rights sponsor being the ‘Bunnings Warehouse National Provincial Championship’.  As well as the mens competition the womens Farah Palmer Cup will also be playing under the banner of the same sponsor.   The draws for these two competitions are due to be announced shortly according NZ Rugby.

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 our players and coaching staff look forward to  YOU  making the effort to get along to support them in their teams second round of the 2021 season next Saturday 10 April.   Out at Elwood Park at  1.15pm when the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves  playoff against Hastings R&S.    With the main game being at Tremain Field so come along to support the ‘Green Machine’ our WiT Trust Premiers  vs  Tech  at 3pm.

THAT the following is another little Covid-19 lockdown gem……  I’m so  excited to take the garbage out.  I wonder what should I wear ?

++++   It is never too late to be what you might have been.


“I’m obviously disappointed but also really positive that it’s an easy fix. I’m looking forward to getting into some
rehab post-surgery and doing that really well, so I am coming back in good shape for the end of the rugby season, whatever rugby that maybe.”

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season and undergo surgery after suffering a pectoral injury in the Chiefs versus Blues.

“We are all disappointed for Sam, but we have full faith in the medical team around him and we wish him well for his surgery and rehabilitation. As All Blacks Captain, he will still play a key role in our planning for the 2021 season, and we look forward to him returning to the footy field once his rehab is complete.”
All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1 –  Prior to 2021, when was the last time the Spillane Tournament was played in Taupo ?                 
Poser 2 – How many On how many occasions have the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup ?

Poser 3 – Who is the former Black Fern that has joined the board of Hawkes Bay Rugby  ?

Poser 4
–     Who were the finalists in the Mitre10 Cup and the Championship Finals in  2020 ?

Last weeks Poser 1 – At the 58th Halberg Awards during the past week what award did Richie McCaw receive ?                Answer –  Sportsman of the Decade.
Poser 2 – What was the result of the NOBM Premiers game the last time they played Clive at Farndon Park ?         Answer  –  Won 36-33

Poser 3 – Who is the captain of Wales ?      Answer – Alun Wyn Jones         

Poser 4 –  How many Super Rugby games has Aaron Smith played for the highlanders ?      Answer –  154      

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 12 Highlanders 33     :     3 April – Blues 27 Hurricanes 17      Bye – Chiefs
Round 7   10 April – Crusaders v  Chiefs    :     11 April –  Hurricanes  v  Crusaders     Bye – Highlanders

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  <<<
>>>  <<<



Napier Marist Football

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



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”

The Leprauchan Comments

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells him, “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The Irishman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I’m here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I drinks one for each o’ me brothers and one for me self.”

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.
The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent.
When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.”

The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs.
“Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” He explains, “It’s just that me wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. ‘Hasn’t affected me brothers a bit though.”


Six Irish men were playing poker when one of them played a bad hand and died.The rest drew straws to see who would tell his wife. One man draws the shortest straw and goes to his friend’s house to tell the wife.
The man says to her, “Your husband lost some money in the poker game and is afraid to come home.”
The wife says, “Tell him to drop dead!”
The man responds, “I’ll go tell him.”


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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