Teamtalk Update – 12 December 2021

Teamtalk Update – 12 December 2021

December 13, 2021 0 Team Talk

Celebrating the 51st Anniversary of  TeamTalk
Founded in 1970

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club



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 2022”


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.

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing



Club Patron and Life Member Ian MacRae shares the occasion at last
weeks 31st AGM of the club with our latest Life Member our
chairman Terry Gittings.


Terry Gittings has spent almost the past two decades taking on key frontline positions for the Napier Od Boys rugby club.  He was the Director of Rugby for eight years from (2004-2012) overseeing many aspects of the playing side of the club and of hosting the Spillane Cup tournaments on several occasions.  He also ensured that the club attended the Spillane tournaments in other centres.

He took on the role as Chairman of the Board for 9 years (2013-2021 and will continue in the role again in 2022.  During this period Terry’s hard work and boundless energy ensured the Club achieved significant success both on the rugby field and financial stability off it.

He has been the clubs delegate to the HBRU and also served as the manager of Magpies team for two years.

Terry’s nomination for Life Membership of the Napier Old Boys Marist Club was moved by President and Life Member Phil Beck and seconded by former President and Life Member Gary Macdonald with the unanimous support of the Board and the members present.

Club Patron and Life Member Ian MacRae was called upon to present Terry with his Life Members badge.




        Report from the DIRECTOR OF FINANCE  2021
     Chris Benson

Financial Performance

The 2021 financial statements show a net loss after depreciation of $1900
This is a reduction on last years $27,000 surplus.  This includes a $14,000 operating loss for the Junior club (which has been explained below) so the Senior club had a $12,000 operating surplus.  This is a good result in an increasingly unpredictable operating environment.

The major changes in income and expenses are as follows:

Increased Clubroom hire income  $17,000
Increase in Grant income  $52,000

Decrease in bar result  $18,000
Increase in Junior result  $35,000
Increase in depreciation  $13,000

Clubroom Hire
The clubrooms have hire out as a COVID vaccination clinic over the past few months.  This has put the facilities to great use during weekdays and provided us with rental income.  This has also helped to offset the loss of income during lockdowns and restricted opening.

Grant Funding
This year we completed the training field floodlight upgrade.  This was made possible with grants from Grassroots ($15,000),  One Foundation ($10,000), Eastern & Central ($13,000) and TAB NZ ($5,000).  We also received $4,355 from Lion Foundation for the security system upgrade,  $30,505 from Pub Charity for playing expenses and Spillane Tournament,  $5,000 from Eastern & Central for operating expenses, $2,000 from One Foundation for NZ Marist expenses and $5,507 from Grassroots for Junior club gear.

Bar Profit

Gross Bar Income was consistent with last year.  With restrictions during some of the year and another lockdown this is a great effort.  We did not receive and COVID wage subsidies this year.  Cost of sales was also up due to increase in prices.  A big thank must go to the bar staff for adapting to the ever changing hospitality landscape.

Net Junior Income
The decrease in net Junior income is mainly due to timing.  There is $24,000 of income that has been received in advance (showing as a liability) that will be recognised in 2022 when the trips go ahead. The Junior club maintains a strong cash on hand position.


There was a loss on disposal of$5,456 for the lights and security systems that were replaced during the year.  There was also an increase in depreciation expense because of capital purchases.

Financial Position
The Club has Nett Assets of$548,000 and no borrowings.



> New Players in 2022 will be Welcome <

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943



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”


We have certainly appreciated your generous Support in past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2022




See YOU at the Clubrooms


💚 See you out there in 2022 Junior Green Machines!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2022?

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:

2021 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 2022




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

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  former club director Mike O’Connor was appointed as our new club President at last weeks Annual General Meeting taking over from Phil Beck who has held the role for the past decade.  We wish Mike all the best in his new post and Phil on his retirement. And Thanks for the efforts you put in during your term.


RUGBY . . . World magazine this week released their list of the top 20 players in the World.  1. Antoine Dupont (France), 2. Ardie Savea (NZ), 3. Maro Itoje (Eng), 4. Michael Hooper (Aus), 5. Taniela Tupou (Aus), 6. Aaron Smith (NZ), 7. Lukhanyo Am (RSA), 8. Cheslin Kolbe (RSA), 9. Tom Curry (Eng), 10. Sam Whitelock (NZ), 11. Abby Dow (Eng), 12. Brodie Retallick (NZ), 13. Rose Bernadou  (France) 14. Beauden Barrett (NZ),  15. Richie Mounga (NZ), 16. Jerry Tuwai (Fiji), 17. Eben Etzebeth (RSA), 18. Courtney Lawes (Eng), 20. Josh Adams (Wales).

I HEARD . . . a whisper hard on the heels of big Alec Williams departure back to Australia, that another of the Green Machine’s tight five is leaving us. Hard working and impressive prop James Holbrook is apparently heading back to Wellington.

HOW IRONIC . . . is it?  That the Hawke’s Bay Magpies will get to defend the Ranfurly Shield next season on what will be the 100th anniversary of them winning it for the first time in 1922.  Let’s hope the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union does something special for the province who sit third behind Auckland and Canterbury with the most Ranfurly Shield victories.

WELL . . . further to my piece last week (above) floating the idea of celebrating the century since winning the “Log ‘o’ Wood” back in 1922. I was fortunate to have a wee chat about that very subject with HBRU CEO Jay Campbell at the Volunteers Xmas function on Friday night. He was quite receptive to the idea. So from floating the idea, I’ve gone to planting the seed.  Watch this space as they say.

I’M NOT . . . sure I’ve mentioned this before. But I would like to acknowledge the kind hearted and generous act by Green Machine midfield back Paul Bickle. On the occasion of my 65th birthday back in July he shot back into the changing rooms at Taradale and then came out and presented me with his No. 12 Premier jersey from 2017. Fair to say I was totally blown away by his selfless gesture. He said to me that he’d seen me in plenty club tops but never a Prems one.  So thank you Paul, I’ll wear it proudly next season!

MEANWHILE . . . across the ditch in Perth.  Just a relays day at the track this weekend to round out the first half of the season. Last weekend did see the boy notch up another couple of PBs in the 100m and 400m.

AND NOW . . . a bit of a laugh. A man boards a plane with six kids. After they get settled in their seats, a woman sitting across the aisle leans over to him and asks, “Are all of those kids yours?” He replies, “No. I work for a condom company. These are customer complaints.”

Cheers McGoo


  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.  Remind them to  – 
“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ in 2022  –  New Players always WELCOME

THAT please accept our apologies for being a bit light on news items in this weeks edition.    Ed


++++   Unless you’re the lead dog of the sled, the view never changes.



“Rugby is my passion, I dreamt of playing Super Rugby, I dreamt of being an All Black but I never ever thought it would come true.”
Anton Lienert-Brown.

“it’s a tough one.  It’s given me so much, mate – I’ve played this game since I was a young fella, It’s changed my life.”
Dane Coles.

“I love this sport, I love everything it’s given me.  I’ve always dreamed of representing my country and the Highlanders gave me that.  I owe this game everything.”
Aaron Smith.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 


This weeks Poser 1 – Who is the team that is replacing Pirates in the Premier Grade Nash Cup in 2020 ?


Poser 2 –  World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award ?               

Poser 3 –-  How many tries did Will Jordan score against Tonga ?         

Last weeks Poser 1 – All Black Ardie Savea has just signed a deal with NZ Rugby.  For how long  ?        Answer –   2025          


Poser 2 – Can you name the last three NOBM Sportsmen of the Year ?       Answer –    Dom Devine,   Alec Williams,  Ricky Hayes

Poser 3 –- Flashback – What year did Hawkes Bay win the Ranfurly Shield off Waikato and hold in for three years ?    Answer –  1966           

Poser 4 –  Who is the expat kiwi rugby player who has just taken out Australian citizenship ?     Answer – Quade Cooper


Clubrooms OPEN EVERY Saturday afternoon

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon





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

Reminder – 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

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

Action on the pitch

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 2022
New Players Always



Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2022

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

Secretary: to be appointed   /   022 621 0653  /  Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman
Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607


‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2022′



Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
: Dave Herrick
Vice Presidents
: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon, Bill Reilly, Ms Abby Burrows

Secretary: Andrew Frame   –   Treasurer: John McCorkindale  –  Auditor: David Pearson
Chairman: Del Whyte
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 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

An Irishman and an American were sitting in the bar at Dublin airport.
“I’ve come to meet my brother,” said the Irishman. “He’s due to fly in from America in an hour’s time. It’s his first trip home in forty years”.
“Will you be able to recognize him?” asked the American.
“I’m sure I won’t,” said the Irishman. “After all, he’s been away for a long time”.
“I wonder if he’ll recognise you?” said the American.
“Of course he will,” said the Irishman. “Sure, an’ I haven’t been away at all!”

Some elderly Irish friends were chatting.
“My arms are so weak I can hardly lift a cup of tea.”
“My eyes are so bad I can’t even see my cup of tea.”
“I can’t turn my head because of the pain in my neck!”
“My heart pills make me dizzy.”
“Well, that’s the price we pay for getting old.”
One woman pipes up: “Well, it’s not that bad! Thank goodness, we can all still drive!”

Paudie goes into a bar and orders seven shots of tequila and one Guinness.

The barman lines up shots and goes to get the Guinness.

When he comes back with the pint, all seven shots are gone.

The barman says: “Wow! You sure drank those fast.”

Paudie explains: “You would drink fast too if you had what I have.”

The barman asks: “What do you have?”

The guy reaches into his pocket and says: “Fifty cents!”



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

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

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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