TeamTalk Update – 23 April 2023

TeamTalk Update – 23 April 2023

April 27, 2023 0 Team Talk

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 2023

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.

Loyalty is a cohesive force that forges individuals into a team


Premier Rugby next Saturday
Tremain Field @ 3pm


Have YOU booked your 2023 ticket yet ?

It’s that time again where we are asking for your commitment to the clubs main fundraiser.
If you wish to purchase your 200 Club Ticket $60   or   Gold Card membership $200 which includes a ticket in this great raffle.

Please indicate either through the face book message   or   message  Jennifer direct  –  0274 346 2150.


Online is the preferred payment to  03 – 1355 – 0760476 – 00   using your name as a reference   or   you can pay over the bar.


We have attached a flyer which shows the benefits of becoming a Gold Card member.

First draw 27 May 2023.


Once again the main prize is a $2700 travel voucher.

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby
All players can now complete their registrations online here.

SUBS: Can now be paid. These can be part paid  or  in full.

Players Subs: $100

Non-player Subs: $50

Please use your name as a reference.

03 1355 0760476 00

Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
    Benson Property Limited  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Tremain Real Estate    –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –    Motordrome Tyre & Auto Service
–  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Onekawa Liquorland  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  –  MRD Web –  Red Steel  –  Proton Electric Ltd  –
Shape Life & Financial Services   –  Tech Group  –   Sideline Bar  

Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –   Kauri & Co Hawkes Bay  –  Napier Sandblasting   –  Scott Applegate Electrical
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 generously Support us

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

Contact: 0274 524 521

Committee:   Andi Burrell, Josh Costello,  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Neil Murphy,  Paul Teddy,
>>> NZ Marist website  <<<

The following are some of the South Island Marist affiliates results from yesterday forwarded this morning from NZ Marist President Richie McCrea:
Ashburton Celtic 19-17 Waihora : Greymouth Marist 30-22 Grey Valley : North OtagoHows your report Sam Athletic Marist 23-26 Kurow ;  Christchurch Marist Albion 35-13 Sydenham  :  Nelson Marist 55-33 Waimea Old Boys : Timaru Celtic 61-0 Old Boys Geraldine.



Team Management Personnel 2023 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060   :   Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
Manager  Monty Monteith – 027 807 0522   :  Assistants –-  Mitch Gardiner  – 029 012 523
–  Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729
Premier Reserves
  –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925   :   Ross Clements   –  022 350 0281
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222       
Thirds  –  Robbie Morrison  –  8452535     :  John de Lautour  –  027 276 7952
Manager  – 
 Bryan McGreevy –   021 195 1944 
Colts  –   Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367   :    Sam Birch –  027 355 8379  :
Pouvi Fatialofa  –
Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Bond Fields  1  &  2  –  Park Island
@ 6pm

Members please pass the word around….
A Ground Controller is required this Rugby season.
Times are 12-5pm Saturdays.  Remuneration is negotiable.
For more details, contact Wade:
Club Catering
We are looking for a catering extraordinaire to take over the kitchen for the 2023 season.
The role will involve selling hot food from 2 pm until 7 pm Saturdays from April through to July and
creating meals for visiting team when required.  Thursday night meals are also an option but not required.
The kitchen facilities could also be available during the week for private events
if you have your own catering needs.

For full details please contact Wade Colville-Smith: 021 059 3943

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Bond Fields  1  &  2  –  Park Island
@ 6pm

New Players Always Welcome

Next Saturdays Action >  29 April
Premiers  vs MAC   @  Tremain Field  3pm
Premier Reserves  vs  Maraenui @  Tremain Field  1.15pm (Maraenui have defaulted)
Thirds  vs  Tamatea   @   Tremain Field   2.45pm
Colts  vs  ?    @   ?    1.15pm


2023 Ray White NASH CUP  


NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 52 – 10  CLIVE Premiers  
Today was a huge day for the boys for 3 reasons – 1  the news of Gus Meech,  an ex NHSOB player passing during the past week.  2  Pouvi Falialofa 150th for the Premier side and 3 we needed to get the green machine back on a winning track.

We started strongly and had most of the ball and in the 7th min Mitchell Gibson crossed the line for a strong try. Jonty added the conversion. 0 -7.   We fell off a few tackles and Clive exposed us outwide and they scored straight back.  5 -7.  The rest of the first half was all one way traffic with tries to Kere Penitito, Josh Gimblett, Josh McIntyre and a 2nd one to Mitch Gibson.  Jonty Stewart kicked all the conversions. Up at halftime 5 -35.  Although we were up at the break we were still letting ourselves down when we attacked in their 22 with 6 dropped balls at important times.

The 2nd half started well and Player of the Day prop forward Johnny Faleiva score a great try as he had a huge game as the metre-eater and ran well and into space proving hard to put down.  Jonty added the conversion.  From here ill discipline from Clive made it hard to stick to our structure.  However in the 58th min Bain Champion found some space with no one in front of him 60 metres to run only to get mowed down from behind 5 metre from the line, luckily Jonty Stewart was on hand to cross for a great try.

We had to wait until the 71st min before Kere Penitito scored his 2nd and the last for the day.  Kere had a strong game and was very hard to stop and looked good on his feet and starting to show why he is in the HB academy.  Nic Ennor had a strong game at lock and was great to see him start his 1st competition match.  Other strong games came from Jonty Stewart who is really developing and kicking very well.  Dylan Homan was also strong off the bench.  As well it was great to see josh Gimblett back after a couple of weeks off as he had a strong game too.  A great day out at Farndon Park winning 52 -10.    We are really looking forward to our home game next week which seems such a long time since we were on our home track against a tough MAC team.

Report courtesy –  Monty Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Johnny Faleiva      2. Nic Ennor      1. Kere Penitito.

Other Premier Results –  Aotea 22-41 MAC  :  Havelock North 19- 46 Taradale  : Tamatea 5-68 CHB  :  Tech 39-19 Pirates  :  HRS – Bye

Points after 6 rounds:  25 Taradale, 24 Tech, 22 CHB,  21 NOBM, 17 Pirates, 16 MAC, 14 HRS, 10 Aotea, 6 Clive, 4 Havelock North, 0 Tamatea

Flashback: Last weeks Tamatea Park  action sees  Benson Property Limited lock
Matt Monaghan eyeing the gap between Pirate defenders while below Marist
loose forward Pouvi Fatialofa heads for the line to score the first second
half try with team mates Hannan Brighouse, Dylan Homan and Boris Van
Bruchem backing up in close support.



  Jack Swain Cup

The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves headed out to Anderson Park to take on Havelock North on their club day.  For the third consecutive game we let the opposition cross our line within the first 5 minutes.  We struck back soon after with a try to Cory Wilson, then followed a period of handling errors, giving away penalties and not holding onto the ball.  Havelock scored again after 25 minutes, again we struck right back with a try to Te Rima Whenuaroa before Havelock closed the half with another 5 pointer. A frustrating first half saw us down 10-15 at the break.

We held onto the ball better in the second 40 and played the game in the right half.  It took a while before Dylan Kiwara crossed and soon after no one was stopping a charging Laulu Taa 5 meters out from the line after a quick penalty tap.  The Havelock forwards started to tire and we crossed twice more through a nice grubber and chase from Migao Lauano and another bolstering run from big Ali Alivale.   Final score was 34-15 but the feel is we still haven’t played our best footy.  The boys will have a rest this coming Saturday as Maraenui have defaulted, and with maximum points in our 4 games to date we will go into the town grade final the following week.


Tries: Cory Wilson, Te Rima Whenuaroa, Dylan Kiwara, Laulu Taa, Migao Lauano, Ali Alivale.   Conv. Pierre Salamagnou (2)

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. George Moleli      2. Simon Lamy        1. Josh Read

Other Premier Reserve Results – Tech 24-24 Bridge Pa  :  Pirates 31-18 Taradale  :  MAC 59-14 Eskview  :  Maraenui LBD-WBD HRS

Points after four rounds (Pool 1) :  20 NOBM,  15 Tech, 12 Bridge Pa,  6 Havelock North,  5 Taradale.  (Pool 2):  16 MAC,  16 HRS, 8 Pirates, 5 Eskview,  0 Maraenui


Maury Cody Cup

  33 – 41   MARAENUI Thirds
Turning out to be a fine afternoon NOBM 3rds played Maraenui.   We went out with great intent of winning, but yet again numbers to the breakdown and tackling let us down.  This confirms that training on a Thursday is a must !

Half time saw us within reach at 29-19.  Two quick tries in the second half saw a win in our sights, however it was not to be.  Try scorers for NOBM – Adam, Ali, Martin, Dan, Ginge.   Conversions – Dan

Reports courtesy –  John Delatour, Manager/Water Boy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. Ginge      2. Adam      1. Jordan

Other Thirds Results – Havelock North 28-43 Taradale  :  Bridge Pa 22-48 Tamatea  : Clive 79-15 Flaxmere   :  Bye – Pirates

Points – 16 Havelock North, 15 Clive, Taradale, 10 Pirates, Maraenui, 6 Tamatea, Flaxmere, 2 NOBM, 1 Bridge Pa



Arthur Brown Cup

After having good numbers at training and a positive start to the game the boys got their heads down after a couple of quick tries against them. Halftime came round and we were down 33-0.

2nd half was much the same as the 1st however a couple boys stuck it out and showed some true character.  Final score 69-0 and was disappointing to see a couple boys just walk off before full time and give up on their team.


Onwards and upwards from here boys.


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day    3. Vince       2. Reid        1. Louis

Other Colts Results – Clive 31-17 Pirates  :  Tech 21-22 HRS  :  Havelock North 24-24 Onga Tiko

Points – Pool 1 – 15 Clive, 10 Onga Tiko, 7 Havelock North, 1 Pirates   Pool 2 – 14 HRS,  11 Taradale, 6 Tech, 1 NOBM


Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

Our Lucky Members Draws started Saturday April 22ndMrs Merna McGrail    – not present  – $200  next week
So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.


2023 Registrations Now Open!
Make sure you register now if you can. All players last year were sent a personalised link to make life easier (Please check junk/spam folders too).
If you know someone new who is keen, send them 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:

2023 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor) , Glenn Fulcher (Secretary) ,

“New Players Welcome to Team up with
Marist Junior Rugby again in 2023”

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must.
Just never give up.

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”


DID YOU KNOW ?        


THAT veteran Napier Old Boys Marist Premier loosie Pouvi Fatialofa chalked up another milestone yesterday in his sides Nash Cup winning encounter versus Clive with Pouvi clocking up his 150th game for the NOBM clubs premiers.  A well deserved milestone for a loyal clubman.  Keep on keeping on Pouvi.

THAT  We extend an Invitation  >>>  We hope you will round up some of your old clubmates and come along to our ‘home’ games at Tremain Field and then spend some time chewing over just what it was like back in your day.  Your fellow club members and current our players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday

THAT the first live telecast of a representative match in New Zealand was from Napier’s McLean Park ?   It was a trial  coverage back on 26 August 1972 of the touring Australian team in their fixture against Hawkes Bay prior to the third test against the All Blacks at Eden Park.  The  result of the game was a narrow 15-14 win to the Hawkes Bay.   And incidently  the result of the Eden Park test on 13 September 1972 saw the All Blacks beating the Wallabies  38-3.

  Happy Birthday
    THAT a real milestone was achieved yesterday when Life Member Morrie McGill celebrated his 97th Birthday.  Morrie, a former athlete and marathon runner who was also the secretary of the Napier Marist Rugby Club for a number of years in the 1960-70 era.  Hearty congratulations on this milestone Morrie it was great to see such a big gathering of your family who had arrived back in Napier to share the occasion with you.   We may just line you up for ‘pre season training’  come 2024 so just go easy on that big birthday cake mate.


THAT   Ladies  –  Did you play for the former Napier Marist Netball Club ?   We are going to celebrate what was the starting of the club 50 years ago with a Special Jubliee Dinner.   So please keep  Saturday August 5th 2023 free.    Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.  Any inquiries or to register  to –


THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  Your loyal backing as in past seasons with our various funding options has always been appreciated and is once again awaiting your Support in 2023   –  THANK YOU

HERE and THERE ………

Celebrating 28 years of News, Views, Opinion and Stats from the man in the stand . . .

THIS COULD . . . only happen in Ireland. Competitors in last weekend’s Great Ireland Run have been informed the 10km race that included the Irish 10k Road Championship was short. Athletics Ireland have confirmed that the course was only 8.5km!  Their initial explanation being that it was due to unforeseen circumstances.  Spare thought for all the competitors that had short lived PBs.

ONE OF OUR . . . Marist affiliated clubs in Aussie is celebrating having two of their players selected for the Junior Wallabies camp on 23rd April. Joondalup RFC’s Marley Pearce and Ryan McGloin will be joined at the camp by two other Western Australia players.

FOLLOWING . . . five rounds of the Nash Cup top clubs try wise are:- Taradale 32, Tech 28, NOBM 24, Pirates and Central 21. The top three individual points scorers are:- Jordon Soli (CHB) 56, Sheridan Rangihuna (NTOB) 45, Clive’s Tianua Poto on 36. Top try scorer is Sam Jones from Central with 7. Last Saturday there were 46 tries scored, 29 conversions and four penalties.

TOP . . . three points scorers for the Green Machine so far this season are Jonty Stewart 32, The Wairoa Whiz Paorian Manuel-Harmon 15 and Penalty Tries 14. Seven players have 10 points and five has 5 points.

AN IRISHMAN . . walks into a bar in Toronto and orders a drink. The bartender, noticing his accent, asks him “What brings you to Canada?” The Irishman says’ so I thought I’d give it a shot.” “Well, I was in a pub in Dublin and the coaster under my glass said ‘Drink Canada Dry’, so I thought I’d give it a shot.”

Cheers McGoo

IRISH LOGIC    May your home always be too small to hold all your friends”

THAT now is the time to consider becoming a Gold Card member of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.
Checkout the benefits:  >>> Non Playing Membership (value $50)   >>> 200 Club Ticket (value $60)  >>>    >>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations     >>>  $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card   >>> 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.
All of the above is included in the ticket cost – $200.    For expressions of interest please contact    >  Wade Colville-Smith    /  021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams …. Also support with team management as well as on the sidelines.    Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens in 2023”  so we can have greater depth in numbers into the future for when we kick-off and about to commence our 2023 season.

THAT  Paddy stood at the bar getting  mildly inebriated trying to work out why his sister has four brothers and he has only three…. !

THAT  If you or anyone you know are interested on donning your boots and joining our Sideline Bay Thirds  please don’t hesitate on giving ‘thirsty’ 3rds co-coach John de Lautour  a call  –  027 276 7952   –  New Players Always Welcome.    Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts  during the season.  New Players also welcome  –  contact  Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

memories of sporting courage and famous road trips will be at the fore when Mid Canterbury’s Celtic Rugby Football Club marks 100 years this coming Easter weekend  2-4 ApriA weekend of celebration is planned, along with a centennial booklet and a special game of rugby.Centennial committee chairman Kieron Gray said registrations were now open, via and Celtic members past and present should sign up.

save the date.

   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.  In 2023 we will have vacancies in all grades from  Colts  through to  Premiers  so new players will always be Welcome.

THAT  As usual we apologise for any errors or mistakes you may find in this edition.     Ed

“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ again in 2023  –  New Players are always WELCOME

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

Both Playing & non-Playing members
These can also be Paid at the Bar


“Well, either side could win, or it could be draw.”
Murray Mexted

“It doesn’t  matter if you win by an inch or a mile.  Winning is winning.”

“Sweat dries, Blood clots, Bones heal.  Suck it up cupcake this is rugby”
A Coaches comments

“Without motivation there is no sacrifice. Without sacrifice there is no discipline. And without discipline there is no success.”
And a final word…

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – Former Highlanders hooker centurion ?    

Poser 2 – Most capped NZ Sevens player ?      

Poser 3  – Concussion protocol Abbreviation ?         

Poser 4 – Argentine rugby Hall of Famer ?       

Poser 1 – Who is the player who clocked up his 300th first-class game on Saturday ?    Answer   All Black/Hurricane Dane Coles

Poser 2 –  Who were the leading teams going into yesterdays Super Rugby games ?        Answer Both on 27 points apiece were the Chiefs & Hurricanes

Poser 3  –  Can you name the Waikato born Hurricanes halfback ?      Answer – Cam Roigard

Poser 4 – Can you name the Super Rugby head coach who has been asked by Scott Robertson to join the All Blacks coaching group ?      Answer – Jason Holland – Hurricanes    

Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work



We have certainly appreciated your generous Support over the past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2023


25 Feb  vs  Reds – Away –  won 47-13    3 March  vs  Rebels – A – won 39-33
11 March vs  Blues – Home  – lost 19-25    17 March vs  Waratahs – H – won 34-17
25 March  vs  Moana Pacifikawon  59-0     2 April 3 vs  Force – H  – won 45-42
8 April vs Highlanders – A – won 29-14    15 April 2.05pm   vs  Chiefs – H – lost 17-33
28 April  7.05pm  vs  Brumbies – A
6 May 2.05pm   vs  Fijian Drua – A    13 May 4.35pm   vs   Moana Pasifika – H
20 May 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – A   27 May 7.05pm   vs Blues – A     3  June 7.05pm   vs  Crusaders


25/3  vs Central HB @ Tremain Field  won 35-34      1/04  vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park  won 35-5
7/04 (Friday)  vs HRS @ Elwood Park lost 26-28   12/04  vs Tech @ Bond Field (Lights) lost 22-34  
15/04  vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park draw 24-24     22/04  vs Clive @ Farndon Park won 52-10
29/04  vs MAC @ Tremain Field       6/05  vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field
13/05  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park   20/05  vs Taradale @ Tremain Field          27/05  –  Bye

2023 Jack Swain Cup  NOBM Premier Reserve –  Pool 1
1/04 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field won 37-10    7/04 Friday vs Tech @ Whitmore Park  won 31-27
15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field  won 24-17  :  22/04 vs  Havelock North @ Anderson Park  won 34-15
: 29/04 vs Maraenui @ Tremain Field   : 6/05 Town Grade Final  : 13/05 Town & Country playoff Final

2023 Maury Cody Cup 
NOBM Thirds
1/04 vs Clive @ Tremain Field lost 17-87  :   7/04 Friday vs Bridge Pa @ Regional Sports ground – lbd 
15/04 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  lost 25-51 :  22/04  vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park lost 33-41    :  29/04 vs  Bye
:  6/05 vs Flaxmere @ Regional Sports Park  :  13/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park

Arthur Brown Cup   Pool 2   NOBM Colts
1/04 vs Hasting R&S @ Elwood Road lost 15-42 –  Easter Break  –  15/04 vs Tech @ Tremain Field lost 28-51
22/04 vs Taradale @ Taradale lost 0-69    29/04  ?
After the round robin stages the Top 2 teams in each pool will play off for the Arthur Brown Cup.
While the bottom 2 teams in each pool will then  playoff to ensure that they get an additional two rounds of rugby








We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon



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

Secretary: Andrew Frame   –   Treasurer: John McCorkindale  –  Auditor: to be appointed
Chairman: Del Whyte  Committee: Dan Whyte, Stu Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Mathew Sinclair, Glen Walklin, Calim Leathard, + Club coaches & team captains.

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   –   021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

Cricket Poser – Who holds the Plunkett Shield ?
Last Weeks Cricket Poser – President Hawkes Bay Cricket ?    Answer –  Harry Findlay

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2023-24 Season”


Napier Marist Football

2022 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Yeshnil Naiker   Secretary – Jonty Underhill 
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt
Club Captain – Jayden Barrow
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Junior Committee Rep  – Michelle Reilly
Today Napier Marist FC fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams
and is one of the largest clubs in Hawke Bay?


Poser –  New Zealand national football team/Head coach    

Last Weeks Poser  – Can you name the coach of the Football Ferns ?        Answer Jitka Klimkova

Alexander Electric  –  Bay Mazda Napier  –  Create  –  Dave Argent: Greenstone Insurance  –  Lattey Group  –   Nelson Signs  –   Online Auto’s  –   Pak n Save Tamatea   –  Alexander Construction   –   Roguehop  –   Shed 2  –   Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
“Play Napier Marist Football in 2023
Remember New Players Always


All Players New and returning Welcome
All competitive and social players – Feel Free to bring Friend

Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2023  –  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

Poser –  When did NZ Netball last beat England ?


Last Weeks Poser –  Who is the President of NZ Netball ?   Answer – Carole Maddix

Did you play for the former Napier Marist Netball Club ?   We are going to celebrate what was the starting of the club 50 years ago with a Dinner.  Please keep  Saturday August 5th 2023 Free.   Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.   
50th Jubilee Dinner @ Shed 2   –   Ahuriri
If you are going to attend or require any info please email   –

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2023′

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”

The Leprauchan Comments
Tim O’Rourke was walking his Irish Setter in the country side. He picked up a stick and threw it, the dog went and retrieved it and brought it back. Tim then threw it in a different direction and the dog once again went and retrieved it and brought it back. Tim then threw it in another direction and it landed in a small lake. The dog went down to the water’s edge, walked across the water, picked up the stick and brought it back. Well, Tim was astounded.

He couldn’t believe what he had seen and threw stick in the lake again, and the dog once again walked across the water to bring the stick back.
As he went into town, he promised that he would show his dog’s wonderful new trick to the first person he came across. Once in town the first person the dog owner came across was the town drunk Declan Dunphy.

Tim dragged Declan to the lake to show him what his dog could do. Once again, the dog owner threw the stick into the small lake and the dog went to the water’s edge, walked across the water, picked up the stick and brought it back to it’s owner.
Once the drunk saw that, he turned to the dog owner and said;”Why that’s great, mister! But when are you going to teach your dog how to swim?”

A man was on a walking holiday in Ireland. He became thirsty so decided to ask at a home for something to drink. The lady of the house invited him in and served him a bowl of soup by the fire. There was a wee pig running around the kitchen, running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention. The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly. The housewife replied: “Ah, he’s not that friendly. That’s his bowl you’re using.”

It was Paddy and Seamus giving the motorcycle a ride on a brisk autumn day. After a wee bit, Paddy who was sitt’n behind Seamus on the bike began to holler …”Seamus … Seamus … the wind is cutt’n me chest out!” “Well, Paddy my lad,” said Seamus, “why don’t you take your jacket off and turn it from front to back … that’ll block the wind for you.”
So Paddy took Seamus’ advice and turned his jacket from front to back and got back on the bike and the two of them were off down the road again.
After a bit, Seamus turned to talk to Paddy and was horrified to see that Paddy was not there.
Seamus immediately turned the bike around and retraced their route. When after a short time he came to a turn and saw a bunch of farmers standing around Paddy who was sitting on the ground. “T’anks be to heaven, is he alright?” Seamus hailed to the farmers.
“Well,” said one of the farmers, ” he was alright when we found him here .. but since we turned his head back to front .. he hasn’t said a word since!”

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