TeamTalk Update – 11 April 2021

TeamTalk Update – 11 April 2021

April 26, 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.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.


NASH CUP  – Round 2
Also on the line the Duckworth Harris Cup  &  Liddell Magill Rosebowl


Round two of the 2021 Nash Cup saw our first home of the season and the Challenge Trophy go on the line. After a pleasing display last week the warm up lacked intent and this flowed into the game as the first 30 minutes were dominated by Napier Tech.

With this dominance, Tech crossed the chalk midway through the first spell to make it 7-0. Tech continued to put pressure on the boys however quick turnover ball allowed the green machine to finally spark into life to lock the scores up at 7-7 with a well-built try to newlywed first five Bain Champion.

A 2nd try quickly followed and with the possession and territory turning it looked like more points could follow however it was Tech who finished the half stronger and crossed out wide right on half time to close the score right up to 14-12.

A frustrated coaching group expressed their feelings at half time and asked for improvement in all areas and the boys set about making the game safe with 20 minutes to through tries to hard working number 8 Hannon Brighouse and skipper Ricky Hayes. Wanting to increase the tempo for the final 20 Tech held firm and crossed for a well-worked try with 10 to go however Sonny Lilo broke three tackles to cross under the bar on full time to stretch the lead even further to 35- 17.

Ricky Hayes lead from the front and was into everything and thoroughly deserved his player of the day award while hooker Dom Devine was into everything while Pedro Bezanilla continued his strong start to the season with strong carriers in the mid field.

Thank you to all our fans who braved the grey skies to come and support the boys –judging by the number there yesterday once again we are in for great support in 2021.

Also a big congratulations to Lee Moleli who played his blazer game in the Spillane Final – Lee you’ve been a massive part of the team over the last 3 seasons so your blazer is well deserved –  We look forward to celebrating it with you post the Pirates Home game in two weeks’ time.

NOBM 35 (Michael Buckley, Bain Champion, Ricky Hayes, Hannon Brighouse, Sonny Lilo, Bain Champion 4 conversions, Liam Edwards Conv) Napier Tech 17 (Elijah Martin, Teddy Walters, Wesley Akeripa tries, Sheridan Rangihuna con). HT 14-12.

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Scoring: 20min  Tech try/con  – 0-7 ;   33m Bain Champion try/conv  – 7-7 ;  37m Michael Buckley try/conv Champion  –  14-7 ;  40m Tech try  –  14-12   ///   51m Ricky Hayes try/conv Champion  –  21-12 ;  63m Hannan Brighouse try/conv Champion  –  28-12 ;  70m Tech try  –  28-17 ;  78m Sonny Lilo try/conv Liam Halpin.  – 35-17

Players of the Day –  3. Ricky Hayes      2.  Dom Devine         1. Pedro Benanilla


Results: Nash Cup –  Pirates 14 Clive 38  :   MAC 12 HRS 33   :   Tamatea 33  Havelock North 12   :   Taradale 36 Central 10


Town & Country grade  Round 2


The Richard Kepka Premier Development team went out to Elwood Road to take on Hastings Rugby & Sports in what we knew was going to be a tough game.

A couple of the guys felt our pre-match was a little flat and it proved to be as we started the game on the back foot and couldn’t get any momentum in the opening 40.

Hastings had us on our line and scored in the corner after 5 minutes, back and forth for the next 20 minutes until Hastings took an intercept to the hole for a 15-0 lead after 30 minutes. We finished the half with some possession and the big man Morunga Whaanga crossed on the stroke to give us some confidence going into the half, all be it down 7-15 in arrears.

The coaches changed things up at halftime and introduced a few fresh legs and we started the second 40 much better with the veteran Willie Lemalu crossing close by to have us now trailing 15-14.  Hamiora Miringaorangi had the kicking duties today and was on point thus far.  We played at the right end of the field with the wind at our backs, big Willie crossed again after 57 minutes to give us our first lead up 19-15.

The fresh legs were starting to shine and ranging rake Sami Lauano crossed again not long after, Hamiora back on track and we lead 26-15 with 20 minutes to play.

Some strong defence on our line and some premier like counter attacking from Johnny Lauano we made our way down the right end with big Willie crossing again for a well deserved hat trick.  31-15 up and the lads defended well again to keep Hasting scoreless for the last 50 minutes. Eventually coming away with a 31-15 victory, and plenty left to work on before we tackle our near neighbours Pirates next week.  Credit to the guys not in the 22 that came down to support.

Tries Willie Live Lemalu 3,  Sami Launao 1,  Morunga Whaaunga 1.  Convs. Hamiora 3/5

Report courtesy Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day –  3. George Moleli       2. Willie Live Lemalu       1. Johnny Lauano

Results: Town & Country   –  Pool 1 –  Pirates 5 Bridge Pa 12   :   Tech 11 YMP 17    Pool 2 – MAC 29 Taradale 39   :   Eskview 3 Havelock North 22   :  Clive 14 Maraenui 48     Country Grade –  Aotea 31 Central 17  :   Porongahau 14 Otane 30   :     Bye – WCUMR


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) won 35-17   :   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. won 31-15    :  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 Final   :   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
Captain                 Vice Captain             Vice Captain


> New Players always Welcome <


Saturday 17 April Nash Cup
vs HRS– Elwood Park @ 3pm
Premier Reserve
Saturday 17 April – Town & Country
vs Pirates
Tremain Field @ 1.15pm



Saracens Rugby in conjunction with NOBM hosted the annual College Day
on Sunday 11 April at Tremain Fields

Draw:  Field 1

9.30  – NBH 2nd XV  19  Wellington College 2nd XV 12

11am – St Johns 1st XV  26  Scott’s College  40

12.30 – Lindisfarne College  43  Manakura  5

2pm – NBH 1st XV  26  Wellington College 1st XV  7

3.30 – Hastings Boys High 38  Feilding Ag  7

Draw: Field 2
10.30am – Te Aute 10   NBHS 3rd XV  68

12pm – Havelock High  56  Freyberg 15

1.30pm – Hastings Boy High 2nd XV  41  Wairarapa College 1st XV  7

3 pm – Central Hawke’s Bay  21  Taupo Nui Atea College  34

* Thanks for results info updates today from our clubs stats recorder David Bell *



💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register

….read on for instructions


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


Brother on Brother

A shot from the St John’s College – NOBM Colts hitout played last week sees Marist ball runner
Pio Maunga being tackled head on by his younger brother St John’s Patrick Maunga with NOBM
players from left Liam Tapiata, Campbell Rodger (St John’s but playing for NOBM) and
Zac Barrett backing up in support.
Photo courtesy – Chris Kiely Photography 


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”

Clubrooms  Aftermatch  Action  Yesterday

Shape  Life Brokers   – Supporter of Day –  Tony O’Connor

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   – will commence next week

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher – Clint Chamberlain
Annual ‘200 Club’ 
We wish to Thank Glenys Hannan who has taken over this role with the clubs major annual fundraiser lottery from Bill Halpin and she currently taking your orders for your regular ticket Nos.  You can contact Glenys  –  027 835 5565  or  ph. 835 5248..        Make Sure  YOU  order  your ticket today.  Usual price $60 each


Reminder – NOW IS THE TIME
> 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
Bring your friends they are Welcome too.


Clubrooms OPEN EVERY Saturday afternoon
throughout the winter season

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 Mason and Blair if asked to do anything or assist especially on busy days of club rugby at Tremain Field.

 THAT  the following is a message sent out at noon on Friday from the Chairman of Auckland Marist Richard Patterson:
Hi everyone,

We wish to advise you all that the Men’s Premier and Premier Development games scheduled for the Club tomorrow have been cancelled due to our opposition East Tamaki defaulting both matches.

In a very sobering reality for our Club, our Premier Women were also forced to default their match to Papatoetoe tomorrow due to a lack of available players.

Some of you will have been reading recently on the challenges facing community rugby across New Zealand.  Sadly, some of the commentary emerging from the governing bodies was misinformed as to the actual reality of the situation, with many attempting to mask the problems facing the sport.  Some even have the audacity to say the situation is manageable and there are plans and strategies in place to reverse the ongoing decline.

It is important that all of our stakeholders understand the gravity of the problems facing club rugby in Auckland city.  Many of these problems are structural, most are complex, others systemic.  All require significant examination of the causes (most are deep-rooted), but more importantly, there needs to be a thorough investigation into meaningful solutions that will reverse the current trend.

Be assured that the Board of your Auckland Marist Club is abreast of all the issues facing our Club and we are embarking on strategies and solutions that will help us best control our own environment.  The setback for our Premier Women’s Team tomorrow highlights the considerable work we still need to undertake.  Our commitment to this pathway will remain unwavering.

Obviously not a great way to kick off the new season with Auckland Marist’s top two senior teams being defaulted to.  As well as their always been so strong Womens team having to default their game this weekend.  And that’s not forgetting the dramas that are going on with Auckland rep rugby and the fallout between the coaching staff and some of their top players and All Blacks threatening to head off to other unions even before they have played a game this year.  All is not well in the Queens City as far as the oval ball scene goes…

THAT with the recent border closures and quarantine restrictions on our side of the ditch the long awaited and  much anticipated announcement of a trans-Tasman travel bubble had potentially given the green light to a cross-over Super Rugby round.

The competition that only Australia wanted last year would now surely be welcomed by both nations. And if anything has been learned during this pandemic, it is that political leaders make decisions purely for political based on the evidence of the health experts reasons.

Now the stars have aligned and Prime Minister Ardern is at last accommodating both New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia can to swing into action, with a plan to deliver six weeks of trans-Tasman action.

Should it all prove a bridge too far, then an appetising autumn Super Rugby itinerary between our two nations will have to be torn up, and it will be back to the hohum of playing with ourselves once again. That’s much better than going hungry to be sure, but more of the same in our own bubbles is an option that is not the choice of administrators, broadcasters, players and fans on both sides of the Tasman.

      THAT as we are all aware, last years the NZ Marist Colts tour was cancelled due to Covid-19.  To this end affiliate clubs are being asked to take advantage of this opportunity again in 2021, as the selected player(s) will remember being selected as member of our national Colts team for life.

This is one of the great Marist traditions and in 2021 it will be 46th annual Colt’s tour.  The tour will take place on the West Coast, Nelson, Wellington and Hutt Valley regions and it is anticipated that it will commence in early August 2021, however this will be subject to finalising suitable itinerary dates.   This year, the team is to be coached by Ryan Dunnett formerly of Hutt Old Boys Marist and the former All Black Steve McDowall from Marist North Harbour.

The NZ Marist Rugby Federation extends an invitation to clubs to nominate up to three players for this tour, from which one player will be selected to attend the tour.  Clubs are asked to nominate players in different positions, to allow for a more diverse selection pool and to give your nominees the highest chance of being selected.

THAT only in Ireland  –  On the Irish ladder of success there’s always someone on the rung above using your head to steady himself.

  THAT we extend our Congratulations to our new NOBM Premiers first-five Jonty Stewart who has been selected for the Hurricanes under 20’s team and wasn’t available to pull on our NOBM colours this weekend as he was with the Canes squad in Taupo on Saturday.

THAT another of our global affiliates the Brothers Rugby Club – Sydney are in the process of organising their upcoming 75th Jubilee celebrations.  We extend our best wishes for a memorable occasion to their club ‘across the ditch’ from Napier Old Boys Marist.

      THAT An IMPORTANT Reminder to all players & supporters of the new Rugby Union
protocals – re positive sideline comments only under the new referee abuse policy.
Guess it’s a case of ‘If YOU think you can do better then how about signing up to be a referee…..’

THAT another of our NZ Marist affiliates namely Wellington’s Marist St Pats RFC will be holding their 50th Jubilee celebrations over the coming Queens Birthday weekend and we wish them well for a successful occasion both off and on the field.  The Jubilee was meant to have been held last year 1970 but was delayed due to the Covid – 19 pandemic.

Marist St Pats has built a proud tradition in the 50 years since it was established out of the merger of Marist and St Pats Old Boys Rugby Clubs.  The MSP Premier team has won the Jubilee Cup, the top prize in Wellington club rugby, more times than any other club since being founded in 1971.

THAT have  YOU  purchased your  Non-playing Club Membership  this year  or  your Gold Card   and or  your  ‘200 Club’ ticktets
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

         Our regular columnist is taking a week off but he assures us the he will be back in action with his observations in next weeks edition.

    THAT celebrations would have been a aplenty at the Tamatea Rugby last night following the clubs Premier team recording their first Premier grade win since beating Pirates 29-26 in 2018 in the Maddison Trophy round.  It may just inspire the team to greater things as the 2021 season progresses. One has to admire their spirit at never giving up despite the odds so often stacked against them.  The former Magpie Nui Bartlett coached side will for sure being going all out after this result and may just trip an unprepared opponent up.

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 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 17 April.   At  Tremain Field at  1.15pm when the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves  playoff against Napier Pirate.    With the main game being at Elwood Park so come along to support the ‘Green Machine’ our WiT Trust Premiers  vs  Hastings Rugby & Sports  at 3pm.

THAT keep up with our local rugby roundups from Shane Hurndell on the ‘Hawkes Bay App’, because you ain’t getting much in the way of club rugby write-ups – previews or match reports in the local ‘HB Today’ which in the past gave us an excellent coverage of local rugby, football and cricket.  How times have changed…..  As well  our club videographer/match photographer Chris Keily is a regular supplier of action pics to Shane’s articles on the ‘HBApp’.

THAT the following is another little Covid-19 lockdown gem……   It may take a village to raise a child, but I swear it’s going to take a whole vineyard to homeschool one.

++++   We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.



“It was a tight game in which we built a lot of pressure but didn’t score from on occasions.  But in the second half we came through and out bench players provided more impact that theirs.”

Premier coach Ellery Wilson following his sides38-27 win over Clive in the opening Nash Cup round.

“I’m good mates with Willy Benson who captains MAC.  I trained with him last summer before the club rugby season and decided to play with him. We gave it a good go and I really enjoyed it.  But NOBM is my home club and a few of the boys decided to come back this season.  Ellery is coaching and there is a nice new setup.”
Premiers midfield back Paul Bickle who is back in the fold after a season with MAC.

“With our regular 10 Jonty Stewart in Taupo with the Hurricanes under 20’s Bain Champion will start at 10 and Duff Penitito at 12.  I will provide cover for both off the bench.”

Paul Bickle continues.

The Fellowship of Rugby

In the heat of the battle a friendly gesture and a hand up from this
Clive opponent shows what is great about the game we love…

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1 – Do you recall the result of 2020 Madison Trophy encounter vs Tech   ?
Poser 2 –  Who hold the record for the most games for Napier OBM Premiers and do you know who is in second position ?
Poser 3 –  Has a women referee controlled a Super Rugby match in the Australasian ‘bubble’ yet         
Poser 4 – If the trans-Tasman Super Rugby gets off the ground on May 14 who will be playing the opening game ?  

Last weeks Poser 1 –  Prior to 2021, when was the last time the Spillane Tournament was played in Taupo ?      Answer1993  (hosted by the former Taupo College Old Boys Marist club.
Poser 2 – On how many occasions have the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup ?          Answer –  3    (1987 NZ 29-9 France,  2011 NZ 8-7 France,  2015 NZ 34-17 Australia)
Poser 3 – Who is the former Black Fern that has joined the board of Hawkes Bay Rugby  ?                Answer –   Emma Jensen 
Poser 4
–     Who were the finalists in the Mitre10 Cup and the Championship Finals in  2020 ?     Answer – Mitre10 Cup – Tasman 13 Auckland 12  &  Championship – Hawkes Bay 36 Northland 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 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 – Highlanders 31  Chiefs 33   :     11 April –  Hurricanes 27  Crusaders 30 *     Bye – Highlanders
* (The Canes certainly gave it a good nudge but were beaten by a drop goal in golden point time)
Round 8    16 April – Highlanders v Blues      :    17 April – Chiefs v Crusaders        Bye – Hurricanes

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 –  matches > West Coast, Nelson, Wellington, Hutt Valley
>>>  <<<


Napier Marist Football
With cooperation for the senior Football clubs publicity team
we are hoping to be able to bring you a regular roundup of the clubs team results in future
–  watch this space

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”



ExHigh Marist Netball

With cooperation for the clubs publicity team
we are hoping to be able to bring you a regular roundup of team results in future
–  watch this space

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

Two Irish mothers, Kate and Lorna were talking about their sons.

Kate says, ‘My Patrick is such a saint. He works hard, doesn’t smoke, and he hasn’t so much as looked at a woman in over two years.’

Lorna responds, ‘Well, my Francis is a saint himself. Not only hasn’t he not looked at a woman in over three years, but he hasn’t touched a drop of liquor in all that time.’

‘My word,’ says Kate, ‘You must be so proud.’

‘I am,’ announces Lorna, ‘And when he’s paroled next month, I’m going to throw him a big party.’


An English man and an Irishman are driving head on at night, on a twisty, dark road. Both are driving too fast for the conditions and collide on a sharp bend in the road.
To the amazement of both, they are unscathed, though their cars are both destroyed.

In celebration of their luck, both agree to put aside their dislike for the other from that moment on.
At this point, the Irish man goes to the boot and fetches a 12 year old bottle of Jameson whiskey.

He hands the bottle to the Englishman, who toasts, “May the English and the Irish live together forever, in peace, and harmony.”
The Englishman then tips the bottle and lashes half of it down.

Still flabbergasted over the whole thing, he goes to hand the bottle to the Irishman, who replies:
”No thanks, I’ll just wait till the Police get here!”


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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