TeamTalk Update – 24 April 2022

TeamTalk Update – 24 April 2022

April 25, 2022 0 Team Talk

Celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of  TeamTalk
Founded in 1971

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.



It’s not pressure unless you’re not prepared

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier  4934  MAC Premier

NOBM’s second round fixture was played on a sunny Anzac weekend at Flaxmere Park.  After some great early defence within 3 mins the OBM backs put together an attack which saw them open the scoring with Josh McIntyre touching down and Jonty Stewart adding the conversion.  For the rest of the 1st half MAC dominated possession and territory and NOBM fell off tackles and gave them space to run.   As they ran in 4 tries and 3 conversions.  We had a small opportunity late in the half and in the 35th minute we scored after a good lineout drive try to Terry Marsh with Jonty adding the conversion. We went into the break 14 – 26 down.

A few stern words from head coach Ellery Wilson and assistant for the day Sam McNicol it was about chop and tackle, get up and cut down their space and for the team to hang onto the ball and be patient.  This worked a treat and a few minutes into the 2nd forty after a great line-out drive resulting in Logan Ede scoring with Jonty adding the conversion. 21- 26.  Enjoying a bit more possession and a lot better defence saw Josh McIntyre score in the corner and again Jonty with the conversion 26 all.

It was all on now with still 20 mins to go MAC got a penalty which made it 26- 29 and we came back hard with a great try to Pouvi Fatialofa  with Jonty adding the conversion up 33 – 29  and 12 minutes left to play. For the next 12 it was end to end hit to hit like Tyson Fury full contact our boys were much smaller but hunted together as a team like a pack of hungry wolves.

A yellow card to MAC but however that didn’t stop them and in the 77th minute they scored to make it 33- 34 to the hosts. They missed the conversion.

For the next 2 mins our boys throw the kitchen sink at it and we were awarded 2 penalties in front of their posts however our boys wanted the try and halfback Zach Donaldson obliged with the quick tap passes player of the Paoraun Manel – Harman side stepped and went in under the posts right on full time Jonty added the conversion which resulted in a 49-34 win to the ‘GREEN MACHINE’.

A massive club effort with a lot of the team away with Covid and other commitments and a number of our 2nds stepping up after playing earlier on. Thanks guys.  There was sure to be some sore bodies but nothing a few cold ones wouldn’t fix.

Report courtesy of Monty Monteith

Players of the Day     3. Paorain Manuel- Harman          2. Pouvi Fatialofa          1. Logan Ede


Aotea 22 – 34 Tech:  :  Clive 26 – 38 HRS  :  Pirates 15 – 26 CHB  : Havelock Nth 19 – 13 Tamatea

from last weeks encounter and  a 56-17 first round win over Clive
at Tremain Field features a high ball take by Prems captain Ricky Hayes
while scrum half Zach Donaldson makes a break.



NOB MARIST Premier Reserve  34 – 27  MAC Premier Reserve


The sun was shining and conditions were perfect for rugby, the premier reserves turned up early for what was expected to be challenge, not wanting a repeat of last week’s poor numbers we had called in reinforcements from across the ditch from veteran 2nds Jared Travers and Corey Hardie. At 30 minutes from kick off we were wondering if the opposition were going to turn up, but they eventually showed and we got underway. After fumbling the kick off and getting pushed back to our line, MAC were awarded a penalty and new face Caleb Lee had a bit of trouble retreating the 10 which the Ref decided to send him off for in the first minute. This set the tone for the first 30 minutes of the game where we continued to make handling mistakes and generally get penalised and they ran in 3 tries and 2 conversions. Then we remembered how to hold onto the ball and with some good open play and some skill out wide Kitz ran in a try in the corner in the 28th minute followed by Ryan Murphy powering over 8 minutes later.

In classic MAC fashion they started strong but as the game wore on, we took the upper hand. They only managed 1 more try and a penalty in the 2nd half but we just kept getting better with more open running play, a 50/22 from Hamiora and plenty of bunting from Levi. We mounted the comeback with a try under the sticks from Sami and conversion from number 8, Migao, followed by a try from front row stalwart Morunga under the bar and 2 more wide out tries from Kitz for his hat-trick to bring the final score to 34-27 and the premier reserves first official win of the season.

Report courtesy of Steve Rogers

Players of the Day      3. Migao Lauano            2. Ryan          1. Sami Lauano

Havelock Nth 36-17  Eskview  :  Pirates 33-26 HRS  :  Taradale 77-0 Tech  :

NOB MARIST Thirds  21 – 44  FLAXMERE

This week was a complete turnaround from last week.   We had to default last week as we had less than 10 players – fortunately this week we had a full squad of 22 players with more sitting on the side-line who couldn’t play as we reached the limit of 22.   There was also a full management team on the side-line as well.   The coaching staff are happy with the numbers and there are promising signs that if we can keep this group together then we will start to see better results as the season progresses.

Report courtesy – Brian McGreevy

  Players of the Day  3. Iopu Lauano      2. Franky Fitiao     1. Paepae Samoa.

Maraenui 15 -52 Clive  :  Pirates 34-7 Tamatea  :   MAC 17-5 YMP  :  Havelock Nth 31-50 Taradale


    NOB MARIST Colts  17 – 35  ONGA TIKO Colts
It was an away game for the Napier Collision Repair Colts team with us travelling to Matthews Park in Tikokino to play OngaTiko.

The weeks training leading up to this match had been disrupted with players away for different reasons and the warm up leading into the game was also disrupted following the trip down on the luxury touring coach arranged by Wade.  Fortunately the team was again bolstered by a few boys on holiday from St Johns College and some newcomers who we hope will be here for the remainder of the season.

Onga Tiko are always hard to play down there and yesterday was no exception, our lack of real training time showed as the well drilled home team really took it to us.

Our forward pack played well in patches and we dominated the scrums but struggled with lineouts.   Player of the day Meki Saviinaea had a huge work rate for the full game, Luke Chamberlain led the team well and was busy with ball in hand, scoring a good try late in the game.  Daniel Missimoa played well in the midfield.   Coach Sam Birch was right when he said that we certainly have the talent to  beat teams like OngaTiko but we need to front up to training and lift the attitude to really show how good we can be.  Final score 36 – 17 win to OngaTiko.

Report courtesy – Steve Smithers


Players of the Day    3. Mbeki Saviinaea     2. Luke Chamberlain     1. Daniel Misimoa

Pool 1 – Tech 31-34 Clive  :  Pirates 43-0 Taradale   Pool 2 –  HRS 45-10 Havelock Nth   :  Onga Tiko 36-17 NOBM

Reminder   –  We are still looking for a few more young men to join our 2022 season.  If you know anyone please get in contact with coach  Sam Birch  –  0273 558 379.

Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts following their 36 – 24 win over Hastings Rugby & Sports at Tremain Field
last week. Note there are a lot of ‘new faces’ to the club in this team.  Welcome aboard Guys.

NEXT WEEK – Saturday 30 April
NOBM Premier v Tech  @ Tremain Field  @  3pm
NOBM Premier Reserve Tech @ Tremain Field  @ 1pm
NOBM Thirds v Clive @  Farndon Park  @  2.45pm
NOBM Colts  Havelock North  @  Tremain Field  @  1.00pm

Maddison Trophy  –  Fri 15 April vs Clive won 56-17  :  Sat 24 May vs MAC @ Flaxmere Pk  won 40-34   :   Sat 30 April vs Tech @ Tremain
Premier Reserve
Jack Swain Cup – Fri 15 April vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field lost 19-33   :  Sat 24 April vs MAC @ Flaxmere Pk   won 34-27        :    Sat 30 April vs Tech @ Tremain
Morrie Coady Cup – Fri 15 April vs Pirates @ Tremain Field (lost by default)  :  Sat 24 April vs Flaxmere @ Tremain Field   lost  21-44     :    Sat 30 April vs Clive @ Farndon
Arthur Bowman Cup – Fri 15 April vs HRS @ Tremain Field won 36-24  :  Sat 24 April  vs Onga Tiko lost  21-44    :    Sat 30 April  vs HRS Colts @ Tremain


New Players Welcome in 2022

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.

Team Management Personnel 2022

Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060

Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
Manager – Monty Monteith – 027 807 0522

Premier Reserves
  –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925
Assistant  – Kurt Chambers  –  027 963 1215  /  Eddie Stephens  –  027  319 6754
Manager – Steve Rogers –  021 074 8723


ThirdsRobbie Morrision  –   (06) 845 2535
Manager  –  Bryan McGreevy  –  021 195 1944

Colts  –   Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367

Sam Birch –  027 355 8379

Manager –  Sam Smithers  –


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”


Become a Gold Card Member in 2022

  • $200



  • 1 x non player membership      +  1 x ticket to our annual 200 Club raffle
  • $60 bar tab      +   Invitation to a hosted gold card function at the clubrooms
  • 1 x ticket to the annual prizegiving       +  10% off club apparel


This years Gold Card membership will remain at the same cost of $200 with all the above benefits.   Membership will open March 1st and close May 14th.

This will enable us to know how many tickets are sold for our annual club fundraiser being the 200 club raffle.  Payment is preferable and easier to reconcile by paying online to the clubs bank account using your name and gold card as a reference.

If you just require a 200 club raffle ticket then use your name and 200 Club as reference.  Tickets only $60.00

Any inquiries or information needed please contact – Jennifer Gittings on  0273 462 150  or  Terry 0274 524 521


The Ultimate
GOLD CARD  –  $200

<<< Plus other Options available >>>

  >  Player Subs  – $100            >  Non Player Subs – $50       >   “200 Club”  –  $60    

All Payments to  –  SBS Bank  –   account   –   03 1355  0760476  00


  • Please include your Name and Category (above as a reference


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:

2022 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.


Our outgoing captain Fletcher Rodger flanked by this season captains
Hamiora Fatialofa and Harvey Kavanagh.
Below: Finley Sam with the first of two tries in our CHB game

ON TOUR  –  The NOBM 12th grade new combined team from the Tremain Phantoms and Balmoral Pharmacy travelled to Wellington over Easter for their tour.  We started our journey with a game against CHB, it was a very close tussle.  A great last minute  intercept by Finley-Sam Williams  sealed the deal with a 24/14 win.


Our base at Petone Top 10 was amazing, it gave the players a chance to hang out and chill.   We were very grateful to the Upper Hutt Rams for rustling up a team for us to play.  We had a convincing win.  A hat trick for Campbell Thompson after coming back from injury was great to see.


Sadly our third club couldn’t field a team due to our old friend COVID.  That didn’t stop the parents taking on the kids.  The take no prisoners game ended in a draw after a runaway try was called time on just before the adults were able to take the win.  Rugby was the winner on the day!


We had go karts at Daytona which the adults got in first.  We had archery tag, hot pools, the Zoo, the Cable car and a trip to Mount Victoria to see beautiful Wellington by night.


Big thanks to everyone that did their bit to help the team get there.  Thanks so much for the use of the vans Brendon Mahony.  Thanks also goes out to Michael McAleer for helping the team look smart in their club hoodies  To Martin Bryant of Impress Promotions for the drink bottles and handy gear bags, and to all of the other very generous businesses that have sponsored the kids playing jerseys for the season.   We were super grateful to take a team Doctor with us (who luckily had very little to do), and extremely thankful for the wonderful group of parent helpers, and parents and whanau who travelled down to support us.  Big thanks to Rochelle and Bevan for all your hard working in organising and co-ordinating the trip.  Great big thanks to our wonderful coaches Ritchie and Pouvi.  Our biggest thanks goes to our players who all had a great time and created some great Napier Old Boys Marist memories.

“New Players Welcome to Team up with our Juniors in 2022”


All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers  –  at our clubrooms.

Call in for a cool TUI or two after the game –
– Bring your friends they are Welcome too.

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon

The Supporter of the Day wasGreg Madden

The NOBM Lucky Members draw will commence on Saturday 30th April

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


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



THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2022 the year you bring along a new player to pre-season training.  We are always on the lookout for new talent as we have vacancies in all teams…..  Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens’  in 2022.

THAT our Premier teams first-five Jonty Stewart has been in fine form with his trusty boot in the opening games.  In the first two competition matches he has slotted 8 from 8 vs Clive and yesterday v MAC 5 from 6  =  13 from 14  –  Not too bad eh ?

THAT  –  Reminder that all payments for –  Non Player Subs  –  Player Subs  –  Merchandise (dress gear)  –  ‘200 Club’  –  Gold Card     to be paid to the following SBS Bank account  >>>     Payments to  –  SBS Bank  –   account   –   03 1355  0760476  00                 Please include your Name and Category (above as a reference



THAT  –   A Forty Years Ago – FLASHBACK  – 1982
– Former Marist Senior and Magpie hooker Mike O’Malley took over the helm as club chairman.  The club’s oldest member Mr Paul Murphy who played for the Marist Senior team away back in 1912, was awarded life membership of the club.  Club stalwart and life member Jim O’Rourke passed away suddenly.   The Club’s executive took umbrage at  comments by the HBRU Chairman Eddie Watts that traditional Easter tournaments should be phased out to make way for more club rugby.  Our club hosted and organised an internal tour with games against affiliates  vs  Auckland Marist, Wellington MSP and our own Under 21’s under lights at McLean Park for a Japanese Club XV’s internal Tour  –   The Tomakomai team from Napier’s sister city Hokkaido was billeted by club members during their three day stop-over in the Bay and they played and lost to our youth XV 51-15.  It was a great experience for our players and Club.

The 1982 Spillane tournament was hosted by Auckland and for the first  time the Napier team flew to the tournament.  The air passage didn’t do Napier any favours as the opening match against Auckland was lost 6-17 and in Mondays promotion relegation  clash a second loss to Marist St Pats 6-19.  Not quite the outcome the club wanted especially due to the fact that the 1983 tournament is be hosted by Napier.  The Tournament XV saw only one Napier player selected, halfback Jock McCarroll.   Incidently also in the team was current Sevens guru Gordon Teitjens (Rotorua St Michaels Marist).

Also in 1982 the club and Senior team hosted it’s first  ‘real irish’ player in the form of London Irish lock Gene McCarthy.  A hard nosed physical player, McCarthy soon ‘tidied up’ any foul play from some of the habitual offending players and clubs around at the time.  Nothing was better than to see him shape up against local ‘bullies’ and better still,  see him in action in toe to toe punch-ups for which he rapidly gained respect from opponents.  At the end of the club season Marist and Hawkes Bay utility back Simon O’Dowd returned to England to play with the renowned ‘London Irishmen’.

Non-playing member Laurie Uren represented NZ at the Perth hosted ‘World Pie Eating Championship’.  For the record he returned home as the winner – consuming a mere 39 pies along the way in one session!  We wouldn’t really recommend inviting Laurie around for a snack – that is unless you’re the bakery owner !

The Seniors did everything but – win a trophy.  They were beaten finalists in both the Nash Cup and the inaugural McWilliams Maddison Trophy, losing to Taradale in the former and Tamatea the latter.  The annual McLean Park derby between Napier HSOB and Marist for the Brother Virgilius Cup saw a convincing 36-6 Marist win.
Meanwhile at the youth end of the club’s membership the Marist flag flew high with Rus Exeter’s Under 19’s and Dave Scott & Pat Benson’s Under 21’s both cleaning up in their respective championships.   The U21’s Grand Final resulted in a real close 6-4 win over neighbours Napier HSOB U21’s.  Marist U21 coach Pat Benson, who had the season off due to injury, helped out the Seniors in their last few games of the season.

The 1982 Skerries exchange player to Ireland was Greg Primrose.  While the club’s NZ Marist Colts rep was Gerald O’Connell on their tour encompassing Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.  Napier Marist Rugby’s 1982 Sportsman of the Year was – Pat Benson.

THAT with reference to the above Flashback – Michael O’Malley (80) passed away unexpectedly last week and was buried from St Marys Church, Taradale on Friday.  Mike, a former Silverstream College  old boy,  was the Napier Marist RFC  chairman in 1982 & 83.  He was also a member of the successful Morrie Coady coached Napier Marist Clubs Premier team for whom he regularly shared the hookers role with Mike Richardson, although he also covered other forward positions.

THAT  now is the Opportunity to   >>>>>>>>     Become A Gold Card Member in 2022    <<<<<<<<

THAT  an important message to all NOBM players  –  Make 2022 the year you bring along a new player to training.  We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams…..  Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens’  in 2022

HERE AND THERE with McGoo   ……. 
IN . . . last weekend’s opening round of the Nash Cup there was 294 opoints scored. This comprised of 42 tries, 28 conversions and five penalties.

THE CLASSIC ALL BLACKS  . . . have just released their squad for the game against Spain next month.  It contains four uncapped players.  The teams Ambassador is Dan Carter, Patron Sean Fitzpatrick and will be coached by Tana Umaga.  The full squad for the May 21st game at Metropolitano Stadium is:- Chris Masoe, Corey Flynn, Jerome Kaino, Luke Braid, Mike Delany, Nathan Harris, Rudi Wulf, Sam Tuitupou, Luke McAllister, Hosea Gear, Rico Gear, Stephen Donald, Conrad Smith, Jarrod Hoeata, Alby Mathewson, Nick Croswell, Daniel Ramsay and Andre Taylor.

SPARE A THOUGHT . . . for West Indian cricket allrounder Carlos Braithwate.  Last weekend he made his debut for English side Knowle and Darridge CC.  He took no wickets, out for a golden duck and his car got stolen.  What a shit of a day!

THE . . . last time the Chiefs and Waratahs played each other the late Sean Wainui,  playing on the left wing,  crossed for a Super Rugby record five tries.  So it was appropriate that Friday’s fixture against the Tahs saw the Chiefs wingers dot down for six tries. Four of them to the Hawke’s Bay Magpies speedster Jonah Lowe.

AND NOW . . . a bit of a laugh. The Irish have solved their own fuel problems by importing 50 million tonnes of sand from the Arabs and they’re going to drill for their own oil!

Cheers McGoo


THAT   Your Support as in past seasons with our various funding options is awaiting YOUR SUPPORT once again in 2022.   So we can again run our Club in a manner we can be proud of.

THAT  a reminder to Members Make Sure YOU Support our Sponsors who are supporting us.

IRISH LOGIC   –  Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2022 the year you introduce a new player to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams…..  Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens’  so we can have greater depth in numbers now we have kicked off the 2022 season.

THAT   For your Info  –  the NZ Marist website  –


  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 they will always be Welcome.   Remind them to   >

“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ in 2022  –  New Players are always WELCOME


++++   Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.




“There’s ego in all of us rugby players.”
Brian O’Driscoll, Irish international
“I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work.”
 Richie McCaw
“The French are predictably unpredictable.”
Andrew Mehrtens




Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – Scott Barrett was suspended for four weeks for flooring Blues prop ?    

Poser 2 – What was the result the last time NOBM Premiers played MAC in the Nash Cup  ?

Poser 3 –  Who won the Vancouver Sevens last week   ?

Poser 4 –  Who was known as the ‘the needle’ ?   

Last weeks Poser 1 –  Can you name the All Black that will be sidelined for six months following an injury in last weekends Super Rugby  ?     Answer –  Anton Lienert-Brown  

Poser 2 – Now that the Blues tipped over the Crusaders 27-23 on Friday evening in ChCh. How long ago since the Blues last beat them in Christchurch ?        Answer –  2004  

Poser 3 – Who is the first hooker to score a hattrick for the Blues ?          Answer –  Kurt Ekland   in his sides 46-16 win over the Moana Pacifica last weekend.

Poser 4  – What was the result of the opening game of the 2021 season for NOBM Premiers            Answer –  NOBM 38 – 27 Clive

  Super Rugby Pacific
25-26 – Moana Pacifica 24-19 Hurricanes  :  Rebels 42-27 Fijian Drua  : Force 38-39 Brumbies  :  Highlanders 25-32 Blues  : Chiefs 19-34 Crusaders  : Reds 32-20 Waratahs
29/3  – Moana Pacifica 19 – 32 Blues     1-2/4  –  Crusaders 17 – 14 Highlanders  :  Fijian Drua 14 – 38 Waratahs   :  Blues 46-16 Moana Pacifica  :  Reds 21-7 Brumbies  :  Hurricanes 29 – 30 Chiefs

8/4  – Highlanders 37 – 17 Moana Pacifica   :  Force 21 – 22 Rebels     9/4 – Drua 3 – 42 Brumbies  :   Hurricanes 21 – 24 Crusaders   ; 10/4 – Chiefs 0 – 25 Blues  :
Bye – Reds, Waratahs

12/4 –  Hurricanes 53 – 12 Moana Pacifica  :  15/4  – Crusaders 23 – 27 Blues   Rebels 32 – 36 Reds : 16/4 –  Chiefs 45-12 Moana Pacifica  :  Highlanders 21-22 Hurricanes  :  Force 21-44 Waratahs    Bye – Brumbies, Drua.

22/4 – Chiefs 51-27 Waratahs  ;:  Moana Pacifica – Force   23/4  Blues 35-18 Fijian Drua  :  Hurricanes 30-17 Reds   24/4  Highlanders – Brumbies   25/4  Crusaders – Rebels  – This game is still to be played.

29/4 – Reds v Chiefs   :  Force v Blues     30/4 –  Drua v Highlanders    :   Waratahs v Crusaders   :  Rebels v Moana Pacifica   :  1/5  Brumbies v Hurricanes


All Welcome  –  See YOU at the clubrooms 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.
Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809

President: Richard McCrea      Vice President: Mike Donoghue
Secretary: Robert McCoid      Treasurer: Jack Sanders

Chairman: Terry Gittings


Committee:  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Paul Teddy,  Bob Clarke,  Andi Burrell

>>> NZ Marist website  –  <<<


Napier Marist Football

2022 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Yeshnil Naiker   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin  
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt, Sheree Lack,  Jonty Underhill
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Junior Committee Reps  – Craig Ireson,  Michelle Reilly

Show your support by becoming a member!
Your membership assists the club in funding activities, you’ll have access to our clubrooms facilities and all sponsorship opportunities!
This is a great way to get involved in the club without playing!

– Future Stars

Thanks to our clubs sponsors
Alexander Electric  –  Bay Mazda Napier  –  Create  –  Dave Argent: Greenstone Insurance  –  Lattey Group  –   Nelson Signs  –   Online Auto’s  –   Pak n Save Tamatea  –  Problast  –  Roguehop  –   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  –  New Players always Welcome
>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155  /

Secretary: 022 621 0653  /  
/  Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221  –
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
Leanne Harris – Sarah Wynands – Hannah Pugh – Bridget Hannan

‘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  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   –   021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2022-23 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 2022-23 season”

Become A Gold Card Member 2022    

The Leprauchan Comments

On their sixtieth anniversary Sean and Mary took a walk back to their old Dublin high school, holding hands all the way. The school building was not locked, so they entered, and wandered around the corridors and classroom, reminiscing about their happy school days together.
On their way back home, an armoured car passed them, and a bag fell out, practically landing at their feet. Mary quickly picked it up, but not being sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money. The bag contained €50,000!
Sean said, “We have to give it back.”
Mary said, “Finders keepers.” She put the money back in the bag and hid it up in their attic.
The next day, two police detectives were canvassing the neighbourhood looking for the money and knocked on their door.
“Pardon me”, the detective said, “but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?”
Mary said, “No.”
Sean said, “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.”
Mary said, “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile.” The detectives question Sean, “Tell us the story from the beginning.” Sean began, “Well, when Mary and I were walking home from school yesterday…”
The first detective turns to his partner and says, “We’re outta here.”

When I die, I want to pass away like Grandpa Murphy, who died peacefully in his sleep.
Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  –  Pop in for cool Tui or two  – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and friends Welcome …………. Ed

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Our 2021 Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
WIT Whatever It Takes  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Sideline Bar  – Tremain Real Estate  –  Programmed Property Services  –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –  Maurice Trapp Group  –   Motordrome Tyre Service  –  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  – Gailbraith Earthmovers  –  MRD Web –  Hirepool  –  Red Steel  –  Shape Life & Financial Services   
Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –  Conroy Removals  –  Napier Sandblasting   –  Nelson Signs   –  Lawson Robinson  –  Kooga  –  Onekawa Liquorland   –  Cautions Restaurant @ Shed 2  –  Konica Minolta  –  Proactive   
Eastern & Central Community Trust  –  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  –
Infinity Foundation Ltd  –  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  –  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they Support us

Thought for the week…..

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