TeamTalk Update – 9 May 2021

TeamTalk Update – 9 May 2021

May 10, 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”

Thank You Clint
The Board and Club wishes to extend our grateful Thanks to former Premier player and junior coach Clint Chamberlain for answering his clubs SOS call and offering his services to take up the position as our clubs Associate Referee 2021 that we have been calling for over recent weeks.  This had been a request from Hawkes Bay Rugby for all clubs to supply a suitable person to take up this role for their club.

Thanks Clint you’re a ‘top club man’ and your offer is very much appreciated.

On behalf of Napier Old Boys Marist

Terry Gittings
NOBMRFC Chairman


When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge

Maddison Trophy   –  Round 1  +  Hawkes Bay Challenge Trophy  &  Henare Harris Shield


Maddison Trophy round 1  Kicks-off next Saturday 15 May

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Players of the Day –  3.         2.           1.


First points on the Board

Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Premier Reserves centre Andries Lindeque crosses
for the opening try of the first round Jack Santo Cup Final against Maraenui with
halfback Adam Chapman obliges with the conversion.

Town & Country grade   –   Jack Santo Cup  FINAL


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves travelled over to Maraenui in an attempt to keep the teams trophy winning tradition alive.    Unfortunately maybe the Nui wanted it that little bit more and came away with a tough 22-18 victory.   It was definitely a game we could have had with a number of chances going down, a couple of referee calls not going our way and a couple of set piece plays we wish we could have back.  However Maraenui brought the intensity for the full 80 minutes and deserved their long awaited trophy.   The game ebbed and flowed, we defended our line strongly and it could have gone either way in the end.  The team are looking forward now to the challenges ahead in round 2.

Andries Lindeque opened the scoring after 7 minutes, converted by Adam Chapman , Adam kicked two further penalties early in the second half. Sami Lauano crossed the line after 70 minutes to make it a 4 point ball game. Unfortunately we couldn’t cross the line again and Maraenui came away with the win.

Tries Andries Lindeque, Sami Lauano.    Pens Adam Chapman 2/3.    Cons Adam Chapman 1/2

Report courtesy Premier Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Scoring:  8min  Andries Lindeque try/con Adam Chapman  –  7-0 ;  16m Maraenui try/con  –  7-7 ;  20m  Maraenui try/con  –  7-14 ;  35m Maraenui pen –  7-17  ///    50m Chapman pen  –  10-17 ;  65m  Chapman pen  –  13-17 ;  67m Maraenui pen  –  13-22 ;  70m Sami Lauanao try  –   18-22

Players of the Day –   3. Te Rima Whenuaroa       2. Hamiora Miringaorangi       1. Kitiona Moleli

Results: Town & Country Finals   –  (Town)  Maraenui 22 NOB Marist 18   :(Country)  Aotea 31 Otane 18


DIVISION THREE    Round 1  –  Big Barrel Maury Cody Cup 

No game this week…

Go the Mighty 3rds……..

Report courtesy – AJ Gardiner

Players of the Day –    3.         2.         1.

Results – Flaxmere 19 Clive 20  ;  Taradale 22 Havelock North 6  ;  MAC 7 Maraenui 5    Bye – NOB Marist
Points – 5 Clive,  5 Taradale,  5 Havelock Nth,  0 Flaxmere,  0 Maraenui,  0 MAC,  0 NOBM



 Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome


2021 Maddison Trophy
Sat 15 May vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field   :  Sat 22 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field   :   Sat 29 May vs Tech @ Whitmore Park   :   Sat 12 June vs Hastings R&S @ Tremain Field   :   Sat 19 June vs MAC @ Tremain Field  :  Sat 26 June vs Central  @ Central Park  :  Sat 3 July vs Clive @ Farndon

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  Hastings R&S  @ Elwood Park lost 26-30
24 April vs  Pirates  @ Tremain Field won 68-7  :   1 May vs  MAC  @ Flaxmere Park  won 55-33

Sat 8 May  –  Nash Cup Final  – Hastings R&S 19 Taradale 46

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. won 38-8
24 April vs YMP @ Waikare  won 95-6   :   1 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field won 25-18
Sat 8 May – Jack Swain Cup Final – Maraenui
@ Maraenui Park – Lost 18-22

2021 Ron Parker Memorial Cup Draw
Sat 1 May vs Clive @ Farndon Domain  lost 0-81  :  Sat 8 May – Bye

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 <



💚 See you out there in 2021 Junior Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register….


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

St Johns College CNI Fixtures 2021
15 May vs Rathkeale  (Hastings)  22 May vs Feilding HS  :  29 May vs St John’s, Hamilton  :  Queens Birthday vs Lindisfarne  :
19 June vs Wesley College  :  19 June vs St Pauls  :  26 June vs Whanganui   :  3 July vs FDMC  :  31 July vs St Peters

Napier Boys High School
2021 Super 8 Draw to come…


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 –  Bill Reilly

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   – $150Keiron Hulena    Next Week back to – $100  
(Remember to be in the draw members must be present at the clubrooms)

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher – Jill Verschaffelt
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..        We wish to Thank Glenys for taking on this task to Support our Club…..
Make Sure  YOU  order  your ticket today.  Usual price $60 each


Reminder to NOBM Supporters
> re Financial Members Options for 2021 <

Normal  >>>  Non Players Sub  –  $50

‘200 Club’  –  $60

Gold Card Member  –  $200


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



See YOU at the Clubrooms



Our popular
Thursday Club Roast Dinners
are now up and running again
This year we will be taking your order which will need to be placed by
Wednesdays text  or  pmsg  Tane / Chesna  0204 159 9633

Roast Meals on Thursday 13 May from 18:45hrs

STILL only $10 per head !

Eat in or take away

This weeks is
….come in and support the club….

Open to all, bring the family down. Bookings take priorityKids half meals also available  –  Mums have a night off cooking dinner.

Remember your patronage determines roast evenings longevity.  Your support greatly appreciated.


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 last Saturday following the Premiers Nash Cup game against MAC and the Reserves Bridge Pa encounter we had a surprise visitor to the clubrooms that being the former Auckland Marist All Black Bernie McCahill along with our club chaplain Fr Barry Scannell.   Bernie’s visit takes one’s mind back to an earlier involvement with the former Napier Marist Club that being some 34 years ago, 1987 to be precise, which had one diving into back editions of TeamTalk to come up with the following article.

Flashback:  ‘The Marist Rugby Club were pleased to be able to arrange the visit of two of the four Auckland Marist Rugby World Cup All Black stars to St Patricks School, Riverbend Road, their other two Auckland Marist clubmates John Kirwan and Terry Wright were involved at the time elsewhere.  The welcome from the children that the two special guests received really impressed the visitors who were visibly taken aback by the tremendous roar of appreciation on their entry into the Aquinas Hall.  The guests were treated to a Maori welcome from members of the junior school as well as several other items.  Following a question and answer session, many posters, banners and best wishes letters were presented the All Blacks.

On their departure from the hall they were besieged by young autograph hunters and had to spend some twenty minutes obliging the hoards of eager young fans, with as many girls as boys wanting the ‘magic’ signatures.  With the pressure on the time for these sportsmen it was especially pleasing after missing their own lunch to visit the school at short notice, to see them prepared to further consider the children by continuing on to watch the school intermediate level rugby players in action in matches against Tamatea Intermediate.  These St Patricks youngsters had been bitterly disappointed when they had to depart for their games just prior to the All Blacks arrival at the school, little did they know that their heroes would end up actually coming out to watch them play.

Club President Joe Kelly who arranged the visit and who escorted the special visitors to the school ended up the centre of attention too as he was also having to sign autographs for the young fans. Although we couldn’t vouch for the fact that the kids were swapping three of Zinzan’s for one of Joes !!!’

Chris Leahy, Bernie McCahill, Damien Thompson, Zinzan Brook and Simon Dornan pose
in front of St Patricks School for TeamTalks camera.
While 1987 Napier Marist President Joe Kelly joins in the autograph signing too….


  THAT with the nominations for the 2020 Hawke’s Bay Senior Sports Awards just released one finds it incredible that two standout Hawkes Bay rugby stars who obviously didn’t rate a look in didn’t even make the list. Magpie captain Ash Dixon who led his Hawke’s Bay side to the championship win and promotion to the Cup pool for 2021, he also led the Maori All Blacks last season.  The other Hawke’s Bay player was the razzle dazzle halfback Folau Fokatava who had a standout session for his winning side and was a key member of the Highlanders Super Rugby squad.

  THAT  Interestingly this week will be our Premier teams 39th defence of the Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield.  The previous highest record was held by Taradale who defended the sort after shield for 14 challenges back in 2013-14.   No Pressure boys and all the best next Saturday against the transformed Tamatea Premier side who are right back on the ball at present after spending several seasons at the bottom of the league,  and who now have recorded some well earned wins in the Nash Cup round.  Great for their Club as well as Premier rugby in Hawkes Bay.   So members Make Sure YOU are there at Tremain Field on Saturday to catch the Action and our next Shield defence.   Also on the line will be the Henare Harris Shield which we currently hold and is played for on the holders home game matches against Tamatea and the former Celtic now Hastings Rugby & Sports Premier teams.  And just as an aside it will also be the opening round of the 2021 Maddison Trophy competition.

THAT an Opinion for what its worth  –  How times have changed over the intervening years this is with reference to the way club rugby has been somewhat dumbed down game wise to what many of us grew up with in other times.  For example the current Nash Cup competition which is now divided into two pool of five teams ending up in a playoff for the top team from each pool to decide the trophy winner which saw the 2021 final yesterday between Hastings Rugby & Sports and Taradale with the winner being  Taradale  with their 46-19 win.

Then from those two starting pools in the Nash Cup the bottom two drop out and the Hawkes Bay premier competition for the coveted Maddison Cup (which incidently replaced the original Maddison Trophy)  now becomes an eight team seven match event.   Obviously all in aid of the Hawkes Bay representative programme.  Fine for the players who have earned the right to a Magpie jersey but for the remainder guess their boots  have to go back into the gear bag to await another season.

In an effort to get more matches played at Premier level the idea of each team playing a game or two under lights appears to have become abhorrent.  With excuses such as our players would be too tired after their days work or two games in a week would be too much.  Harden up guys both teams would be playing at the same disadvantage if any.

While back in the day two full rounds of competition play was the norm and this was often followed by a fair dose of Sunday rugby as well, featuring numerous local mercantile XV’s made up of players from club rugby both past and present,  it was also a chance to play in a team alongside opponents from other clubs.  These teams were the likes of the Railways,  Watersiders,  Fertilizer Works,   Watties, Rothmans,  Freezing Works to name a few that come to mind.  Maybe those were the days…….

 THAT only in Ireland  –   A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

 THAT our Members Subs,  ‘200 Club’ ticket sales and Gold Card memberships are beginning to roll in  –  Have  YOU  purchased your  Non-playing Club Membership  this year  or  your Gold Card    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    >>>  Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs  SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00

You can also get your ‘200 Club’ ticket/s by contacting Glenys Hannan  –  027 835 5545  –  Get on to it TODAY

THAT it’s not since 2004 that the Hurricanes has finished last of the five New Zealand Super Rugby sides.  Lets see if the improve in the upcoming trans-Tasman series kicking off next Friday vs Waratahs in Sydney. Then vs Rebels on 21st May Wellington.  In Napier vs Western Force Friday 28 May.  On June 5 vs Brumbies in Canberra and then the Reds in Wellington Friday June 11.

THAT now is the time to be getting your mates together to make a foursome for the Hawkes Bay Saracens Club’ Ambrose Gold Tournament.  This event will be held be held on Friday 14th May at the Hawkes Bay Golf Club and teeing off at 12noon.  >>> Scroll on down for more Info…..

             FOLLOWING THE . . . just completed five rounds of the Nash Cup there was 207 tries scored, 126 conversions, 34 penalties kicked along with one dropped goal.  The top five clubs try-wise were Green Machine 34, Tamatea 25, Taradale 25, Clive 24 , HRS 23.  At the other end of the scale Tech 20, MAC 16 , Havelock North and Central 14 each and Napier Pirates 12.  The leading three individual points scorers were Havelock North’s Trinity Neera-Spooner 46, HRS’s Connor with 44.  Our own Bain Champion was third with 41 points. Leading try scorers were Johnny Ika (MAC) 6 and Elijah Mataira (Tamatea) 5.  The Green Machine’s Micheal “The Eel” Buckley touched down four times.

IT WAS . . . a big welcome back to the club’s Thursday Night Roast this week.  This season being prepared by Tane and Chesna.  My sources told me there was 41+ roast beef meals served up on the night.  Very favourable comments from those in attendance. Roll on next week, roast pork and crackling!

FORMER . . . England cricketer Michael Vaughan was tipping the Black Caps to beat India in the inaugural Test Championship final beginning 1st August at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.  When appearing on Spark Sports The Show Downstairs last week Vaughan waxed lyrical about Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and said “If Kane was Indian, he’d be the greatest cricketer in the world, but he’s not because you’re not allowed to say that Kohli is not the greatest, because you’d get an absolute pelting on social media.”

DID YOU KNOW . . . Marino and Liana Mikaele Tu’u have become the first brother and sister combination to play Super Rugby.  Marino of course with the Highlanders and last weekend Liana took the field for the Blues against the Chiefs.

THE RACE . . .is hotting up for the vacant NSW Waratahs head coaching role. The front runners are current Brothers Brisbane DOR 69 year old John Connolly, London Irish defence coach and former leaguey Les Kiss, also with his hat in the ring is Aussie Women’s 7s coach John Monenti.  Add to this there is also speculation that former Wallabies mentor Michael Cheika will be appointed either General Manager or Director of Rugby, depending on who gets the Waratahs top job.

AND NOW . . . something for a laugh.  Two children ordered their mother to stay in bed one Mother’s Day morning.  As she lay there looking forward to breakfast in bed, the smell of bacon floated up from the kitchen.  But after a good long wait she finally went downstairs to investigate.  She found them both sitting at the table eating bacon and eggs.  “As a surprise for Mother’s Day,” one explained, “We decided to cook our own breakfast.”

Cheers McGoo

      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 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 always WELCOME


THAT the following is another of those little Covid-19 lockdown gems……   Remember all those times  when you wished the weekend would last forever.  Well, Wish Granted.  Happy Now ???

  Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time

You would have though this match was being played at Tremain Field judging by the number of NOBM
players and supporters present on the sidelines at Maraenui Park yesterday to take in the Action.


“We want to be the best team in this competition, and to do that you need to beat the best.”

Chiefs captain Brad Weber pre the Super Rugby Aotearoa final.

“They’ve got a pretty good loose forward trio, it’s one of their strengths they will lean on.”

Crusaders Ethan Blackadder gives a Crusaders viwpoint.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1 – With the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 who were the two teams that played at McLean Park ?         
Poser 2 –- Melbourne Rebels trans-Tasman Super Rugby match will be played where ?

Poser 3 – How many straight Super Rugby titles have the Crusaders now won ?

Poser 4 – Who is NZ Rugby looking at as a likely replacement for the two test series in July against the All Blacks following the withdrawal of Italy ?            


Last weeks Poser 1 –   Poser – What is the bold sponsor branding on the front of the Hurricanes jersey ?              Answer –   ‘NATIONAL STORAGE’                
Poser 2 –     Poser – Who is the President of the NZ Rugby Players Association ?           Answer – David Kirk

Poser 3 – What was the result of the last time NOBM Premiers played MAC at Flaxmere Park   ?              Answer –   NOBM 43 MAC 34   (2020 Maddison Trophy round)

Poser 4 – Who was the coach of the Hurricanes when they won the title in 2016 ?            Answer –  Chris Boyd            


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  *  (The Canes certainly gave it a good nudge but were beaten by a drop goal in golden point time)    Bye – Highlanders )
Round 8    16 April – Highlanders 35 Blues 29     :    17 April – Chiefs 26 Crusaders 25        Bye – Hurricanes
Round 9   23 April –  Chiefs 26 Hurricanes 24  :    24 April –  Crusaders 29  Blues 6       Bye – Highlanders
Round 10   30 April –  Hurricanes 41 Highlanders 22    :    1 May –  Blues 39 Chiefs 19     Bye – Crusaders
Final – 1st ranked team vs 2nd ranked team –  Crusaders  24  Chiefs 13

ROUND 1  –  7.05pm Friday 14 May – Highlanders v Reds @ Forysth Barr Stadium,  9.45pm Friday 14 May – Waratahs v Hurricanes @ Venue TBC.
7.05pm Saturday 15 May – Crusaders v Brumbies @ Orangetheory Stadium.  9.45pm Saturday 15 May – Rebels v Blues @ AAMI Park, Melbourne.  11.55pm Saturday 15 May – Force v Chiefs HBF Park, Perth


Saracens Rugby

Ambrose Golf Tournament

Friday 21st May 2021 @ 12noon at Hawkes Bay Golf Club

$100 per team of 4

Team Name: ____________________

Captain Name: Handicap: Phone:





Ambrose Rules

Everyone must take a tee shot from each player on par 5, par 4 and par 3. Take any ones tee shot for other 6 holes.

Player whose ball is chosen in play does not play next shot on any occasion.

On fairway or rough selected ball marked and dropped in rough or placed in fairway and shot played within a club length no nearer the hole.

On the greens selected ball is marked and putt taken within 6 inches no nearer the hole.

No Gimmies

Max handicap Men 24, Ladies 36 unless player has an official golf handicap

Men off white tees, Ladies off yellow tees

Team handicap added then divided by 8

Nearest pin prizes

Longest drive prizes

Entries to Neil Murphy

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

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 options.
>>> And Make Sure you let your players know that they will be welcome to join an affiliate NZM club in the area they are heading to.

>>>  <<<



Napier Marist Football

Some results from the weekends play:

Alexander Electric Feds  –  Bye
Rogue Prems
  1 – 7  Maycenvale

Napier Marist Div 2  4 – 8  Hastings Hibernian

Shed 2 Masters  4 – 4  Havelock Masters


Napier Marist FC Junior Skills Centre

Napier Marist Junior Football Club are excited to launch our Skills Centre to support the development of our 6 – 12 year old boys and girls

This nine week programme starts: Tuesday 11th May and runs through to the 6th July 2021 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm

One additional training session on top of your team training (or to replace One additional training session over 9 weeks).

Learn and develop skills focused on football techniques with loads of small games.

Individual goal-keeping training available.

There are 2 options

Without the kit $85 (if you already purchased kit last year)

With the kit $125 (this includes Nike Top and shorts) black socks not included

To register, click on the Link:

If you need further assistance please email

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 Always


Ex High Marist Netball

Results this week….. Thanks Glenys

A busy, busy day for sport yesterday, especially those with children now playing all their various codes in the morning too!

An awesome day for EHM.

Celtics had a good win against Tech 34-28. I can see Div3 calling, girls!!!

Roses had a close win over Taradale 18-20. So glad you managed to out run those young ones!!

Dubliners and Clovers played each other in a lovely, clean game. Clovers took the honours 13-20

Emeralds showed awesome progress and resilience against a tough Taradale team. They won 13-11

Alan Gardiner come and watch Abbie developing to a lovely defence player

A huge thank u to all the umpires and supporters… it makes it so much easier and gives a great feeling of community spirit to have you all there.

Super 40’s has been postponed to next Tuesday. Another week to ‘get fit’!!!


4 teams played at the same time which makes it difficult to support all players.

Just great to see talent from the younger players to the more Senior players.

I’d you want entertainment watch Kat Brown her athleticism her movements can be sublime.

Thanks for moves Scott Robertson get practising

An enjoyable day

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
2021-22 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 2021-22 season”

The Leprauchan Comments

Murphy and Paddy were wandering aimlessly across their work site. The foreman asked what they were doing.
“We’re carrying these bricks to the other end of the site.”
The foreman demanded, “What bricks?”
“Well, will you look at that,” says Murphy to Paddy. “We’ve forgotten the bricks.”

While on the job, Paddy and his work mates were lifting a few pints.
The boss said, “You can’t drink while you’re working!”
Paddy replied, “Right, don’t worry. We’re not working.”

Mick staggered home in the wee small hours after a heavy night out with his mates. When he woke up the next morning, he found he was in bed with the dog beside him in his wife’s place.

“Glory be!” said Mick. ” I must have been really drunk when I got home. I thought there was a lot of noise when I threw the dog out!”

Old Tim McGovern, a regular pain in the neck at a local restaurant, was once again bothering the waiter. First, he asked him to turn up the air conditioning because he was too hot, then he asked him to turn it down because he was too cold, and so on for about an hour. Paddy, the waiter was very patient; he walked back and forth and never once got angry.
Finally, a second customer asked him why he didn’t throw Tim McGovern out.
“Oh, I really don’t care,” said Paddy with a smile. “We don’t even have an air conditioner.”


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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