TeamTalk Update – 2 July 2023

TeamTalk Update – 2 July 2023

July 6, 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.

If you train hard you’ll not only be hard you’ll be harder to beat.


NOBM Premiers lock Josh Gimblett is all power heading for the line as
Hastings Rugby & Sports opponents close in to halt his progress.



Well it doesn’t get much bIgger with a must win at home on Tremain Field on Club day.  Playing into a strong wind, we started really poorly again and were down 14 nil after 15 mins.   We had to wait until the 17th min before strong running winger Kere Penititi scored a great try in the corner. 5 – 14.   A few minutes later we saw the pace of left winger Josh McIntyre who ran down the left hand touchline to score a great try. 10-14 and it was to HRS.  Playing into a strong headwind any mistake cost us as we let HRS in for another five pointer and a penalty.  Now down 10 –22 we were strong on attack and HRS were infringing off side as we piled on the pressure before halftime.   A penalty was awarded and a chance to kick to the corner and set up a lineout drive and Dylan Homan obliged to make it 15 – 22 to HRS at halftime.

Come the second half and the wind had dropped away to a mere breeze.  And it didn’t take long for our boys to get into their work as strong running 2nd five Duff Penitito broke the line to score in the corner 20 – 22 to HRS. Halfback Mitch Gibson was next on the scoresheet as he broke the line and showed a clean pair of heels to run 40 metres under the posts.  Jonty Stewart converted. Up 27-22 and looking good.  Winger Kere Penitito looking dangerous everytime he gets the ball in his hands and scored another try.  Jonty Stewart converted to stretch the scoreline out to 34-22 in credit.

This stung HRS and the Hastings side hit back with a converted try to close it up again and make it 34-29 to NOBM and the pressure was back on.   We were looking good with ball in hand and were back hard on attack.   A well worked move then saw our fullback Paoraian Manuel – Harman score and Jonty Stewart obliged with the conversion.  Back out to a comfortable lead 41-29.  HRs hit right back with a try and then a penalty to close the lead to 41-37  but replacement Bain Champion stepped up and took the penalty to make the finally score 44 -37.   A great win with a bonus point to catapult us into 2nd place and a home Semi bank against the Texans next Saturday.

Report courtesy –  Monty  Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day – . 3. Matt Monaghan        2. Duff Penitito         1. Jonty Stewart

Other Premier Results –   Tech 55 – 28 MAC    :   CHB 20 – 36 Taradale

Brothers in Tandem

Brothers in tandem in yesterdays encounter with our NZ Marist affiliates Hastings
Rugby & Sports at Tremain Field second five Duff and winger Kere score add to
Benson Properties Ltd Premiers scoreline in another tight fought game.

Premier Division 1  Hepa Paewai Memorial Trophy
Results  –  Div. 1  –   Aotea 34 – 31 Tamatea    :    Pirates 29 – 17 Havelock North   :   Bye  –  Clive


Tom Mulligan Cup  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves 42 – 25 PIRATES Reserves


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves took on second placed Pirates on Tremain Field No.1 yesterday to finish the round robin.  As we usually do we gave the opposition a head start and Pirates up 0-12 after only 8 minutes.  We then went to work into the wind and replied with 3 tries of our own.  Pirates took a drop goal and grabbed a couple of tries at the end of the half to lead 19-25.

We turned around well and with the wind at our backs scored 4 second half tries to come away with a 43-25 win. We knew already we had a home semi but it was nice to keep the momentum going.  Next week we take on Tech at home who we know will be better and will certainly out to get us.


NOBM Tries to –  Pio Mauga (2) Cory Wilson, Migao Lauano, Va’a Utumapu, Muruwai Te Whata, Kitiona Moleli.  Conversions –  Migao Lauano (4)


Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day  –  3. Migao Lauano       2. Junior Ta’a       1. Aaron Halas

Other Premier Reserve Results –  HRS 10 – 13  WCUMR   :  Otane 42 – 12 Bridge Pa   :   Tech 24 – 27 Porongahau


Ron Parker Memorial Trophy
Division 3A Final

 17 – 37 TAMATEA Thirds


We never looked like winning this game as Tamatea came out firing and scored early points which proved to be enough for them to win the final.  We came back with 2 late tries, but at that stage Tamatea were too far in front for us to be able to catch them.


Still, it is the first time in about 12 years that the Marist 3rds have played in a final, and we won more games than last year and had a full squad of players for most of our games.

So all in all a good year, with talk of who we might recruit for next season.


With Division 3A being new this year, the Rugby Union came up with a new trophy – the AJ Gardiner trophy.  Which acknowledges everything AJ has done for our team, the club and Hawkes Bay rugby as well.  The trophy was awarded by Hawkes Bay Rugby Ambassador Gary Macdonald, which was also fitting for all he has done for the game and Hawkes Bay rugby.


The Tamatea team did a Haka for us and their supporters once they received the trophy, which was appreciated by everyone.  A classy way to finish the game and season.

We didn’t award 3,2,1’s to individual players, but the Player of the Day went to the team for their commitment throughout the whole season.


Report courtesy –  Bryan McGreevy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3.          2.         1.  Not picked this week

Other Thirds Results –   Clive 22 – 28 Maraenui


Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy

The boys were eager to impress the crowd that turned out on club day. Playing with a stiff breeze behind us in the first half Taradale managed to starve NOBM of the ball for the first 20mins of the first half applying plenty of pressure which our defence managed to cope with. Although being without the ball we managed to turn defence into attack and were able to capitalise on a couple of Taradale’s errors and scored some long range tries which were converted to give us a 14-0 lead after 25min.  Taradale came back at us with plenty of gusto and were rewarded with some quick tries which saw us go into the break 15-14 down.


The second half started with the boys playing much tighter due to the stiff head wind. The team was directed around the field brilliantly by captain Caleb Peterson. However Taradale used the wind to their advantage and pinned us down deep inside our half and we made some unforced errors which they were able to make us pay for. Although Taradale managed to score a few more tries, NOBM fought back hard and were rewarded with a try to close the gap to 6 points before Taradale scored 2 more late tries to take the final score to 44-19.


Many thanks to the supporters who braved the chilly weather to support us it was much appreciated.   The Colts still have two games left for 2023 to try get that elusive first win.

Report courtesy – Matt Foreman

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. Riley Toomer        2. Pierre Salamagnou         1. Michael Beech

Other Colts Results –   Clive 62 – 10 Onga Tiko    :  Tech 19 – 46  HRS    :  Pirates 19 – 29 Havelock North  :


OBM Brothers in Arms  <

They told me I couldn’t.  That’s why I did.

Introducing New Players

Name:  Michael Beech
Nickname:  Beechy

DOB  and Birth place:  2004, Hastings

High School:  St Johns College

Preferred Position:  Wing

Previous Clubs:  NOBM Colts

Rep Teams:  HB U18


Name:  Tuli Faleiva

Nickname:  Tool

DOB and Birth place:  2004, Samoa

High School:  Napier Boys High School

Preferred Position: Tighthead Prop

Previous Clubs:  N/A

Rep Teams:  HB U18


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  
New Players Always Welcome

Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

    NOBM Junior rugby  club – for the great work  they all did yesterday…
    Our BROKER WEB RISK SERVICES  LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW  – $100 – Ian MacRae    > was not present  –  next weeks Draw  $ 150
    So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.

    Clubroom Raffle Winner  –  Clint Chamberlain


200 Club’   –  DRAW  # SIX
$60 # 142  Kerryn Bryan

$80 # 12  Trish & Bryce Green

$100 # 194  James Cushing



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

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.

Account –   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
–   Firetech Services Ltd

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they generously Support us



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 in 2023”

      If you aren’t going all the way – why go at all.

NOBM winger Josh McIntyre crosses in the second forty for his touchdown in
yesterdays top six Maddison Trophy fixture as a local media cameraman
also captures the action.

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”




THAT     CLUB DAY 2023

Great day out there yesterday, was awesome to see the clubrooms packed, the sea of Marist colours, and a pleasure to host our Life Members, Gold Card Members & Sponsors to show our appreciation for their support.   The calculators took a hammering across the Bay today but with a gutsy win from the Benson Property Premiers, it will be a home Maddison Trophy semi-final next week  vs Tech.   The Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves kept their streak alive with another win and will also host a semi-final at home next week.  The Sideline Bar Thirds unfortunately came up short in their final today but overall had a great season.  And our Napier City Collision Repair Center Colts also fell short but have put in a good season and will be great to see them out there again 2024 building on this one.  Remember NEW PLAYERS are always WELCOME to ‘Team up with the Green Machine’.


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

THAT  a new trophy was presented yesterday to the Tamatea Thirds who won the 3A section of the Division 3 competition.  The Rugby Union came up with a new trophy – the ‘AJ Gardiner Trophy’,  which acknowledges everything AJ has done for our teams both as a player and coach, the club, and Hawkes Bay rugby as well as a former player.  It was presented by our life member and club former President and HB Rugby Ambassador Gary Macdonald, which was also fitting for all he has done as a stalwart for the game in HB rugby over many years..


THAT an important message to all players and members   –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new members.

HERE and THERE . . .

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

FRANCE . . . have been dealt a Rugby World Cup blow after being denied the chance to select Toulouse lock Emmanuel Meafou till the end of 2023 season.  The decision means the New Zealand born Aussie will be unable to play for the Frogs at RWC 23 in September.  Meafou was born in Auckland to Samoan parents prior to shifting across the ditch as a two-year-old.  The now 24-year-old stands at 2.03m and weighs in at 145kg has played 70 matches for Toulouse since 2019.  He arrived in France in 2018 but with World Rugby changing residency criteria from 3 to 5 years, means he can’t represent France till the 2024 Six Nations. A request for a clearance was denied by World Rugby.

IN LAST WEEK’S . . . round of the Maddison Trophy there was 26 tries scored, 19 conversions and one penalty kicked (Bain Champion’s in-off and eventual match winner against the Texans).   170 points in all three matches played.  Top points scorers for the season are Jordan Soli (CHB) 138, Jonty Stewart (NOBM) 130 and Tech’s Sheridan Rangihuna 131.   Top try scorer is Tech’s Falealli Popoalii and Taradale’s Majella Tufuga with 14.  Another two players have 13 each, Aotea’s Sam Jones, and Taradale’s  Ikapo Mapu.  The Green Machine’s top try scorer is still The Wairoa Whiz Paoraian Manuel-Harman with 10.

WITH THE NBA . . . draft taking place last week there was a likely HB Magpies basketball team posted on social media last week. This was the line-up:- Point guard: Brad Weber, Shooting Guard: Israel Dagg, Small Forward: Jason Shoemark, Power Forward; Brodie Retallick, Centre: Bryn Evans. A good mix there for sure!

Cheers McGoo

IRISH LOGIC  Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck


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  If you or anyone you know are interested on donning your boots and joining our Sideline Bar 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 are always welcome  –  contact  Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

THAT they are back on again with popular ‘Thursday Night Roasts’.   Available from 6.30pm on starting next Thursday with alternating  Chicken  /   Pork Roasts.   Text club caterer Ashley  022 023 7136 to place your order  –  don’t miss out.


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 our current players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday

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

      Just a little branding applied to the Tremain Field end of the clubrooms.

If you aren’t going all the way – why go at all.


“Abuse is not a great thing.  Especially through direct messages from some muppets on social media – and it’s not fun.”

Dane Cole on the abuse targeted at referee Ben O’Keefe following the Crusaders – Chiefs final at FMG Stadium…..


And continues..….”I think that Clayton McMillan and everyone has kind of reached out and supported Ben.  It is important we show respect to the refs and the game, because they are doing a great job.  Sometimes they don’t get it right, but it doesn’t mean we can go out and do what some people have done to him.”

“I thought the Chiefs, if they kicked it (the McKenzie penalty) they deserved it, well done.   They’ve had a great season, Clayton’s put a good squad together, thyey’ve got and awesome team off the field as well, you can see it.  Bravo.”
Scott Robertson.

“The Crusaders were a still a really quality side, and they dug deep, so we applaud them for that.  You just have to admire their tenacity and getting the job done.“
Losing coach Clayton McMillan acknowledges his opponents performance.

“This year, we wanted to go to heaven.  And we realised to go to heaven you’ve got a lot, we believe.”

Robertson revealing part of this years theme which drove the Crusaders.



Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1  –  Who did coach Eddie Jones select as his Wallabies co-captains ?

Poser 2  – Northland All Black first-five 1978-81 ?          

Poser 3 – HB Magpies first 2023 home game                     

Poser 4 – Hurricanes All Black prop ?



Poser 1  – All Black halfback who played in three World Cups (1990-2007) ?      Answer –  Byron Kelliher      

Poser 2  –
 When was the last time the Chiefs won the Super Rugby title ?       Answer –  2013     

Poser 3 – All Black 2011 World Cup winning fullback ?          Answer –  Israel Dagg         

Poser 4 –  Brad Weber’s final game for the Chiefs against the Crusaders last night was his  ?  for the Chiefs ?       Answer –  123rd


It’s not pressure unless you’re not prepared.

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  lost 29-31      6/05  vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field  won 81-14   
   13/05  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park  won 101-36    20/05  vs Taradale @ Tremain Field lost 27-32         27/05  –  Bye
3/06 vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park won 22-17 :  10/06 vs Taradale @ Taradale lost 37-44  :  17-06 vs Central @Tremain Field lost 20-30  :  24/06 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park  won 22-21  :  1/07 vs HRS @Tremain Field won 44-37 :  8/07 Semi Finals vs Tech @ Tremain Field  :   15/07 Final @ McLean Park

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  won by default  : 6/05 vs HRS Reserves @ Tremain Field Town Grade Jack Swain Cup Final  won 62-0  : 13/05  vs Otane @ Tremain Field Town & Country playoff  Pratt Trophy Final  won 29-0 :
  20/05  vs HRS @ Elwood Park won 50-24  :  Waipawa CU @ Coronation Park won 29-10
… 10/06 vs Porangahau Country @ Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Bridge Pa @ Regional Sports Pk. won 33-24
24/06 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park won 45-10  :  2/07 vs Pirates @ Tremain Field won 43-25

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  Tamatea won 31-27
:  6/05 vs Flaxmere won 38-22 :  13/05 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  lost 17-46    :  20/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park lost 7-82  :
27/05 – Tamatea  bye
10/06 vs Flaxmere Thirds @ Regional Sports Park  :  17/06 vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field lost 17-22  :
24/06 vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park lost 3-22  :  1/07 vs  Tamatea @ Tremain Field lost 17-37

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  vs Havelock North lost 21-50  :  6/05 vs Pirates lost 14-46
Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy 
NOBM Colts
13/05 vs  HRS @ Tremain Field lost 7-92 :  20/05 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field lost 0-40 :  27/05 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park lost 39-46
:  10/06 vs Clive @ Tremain Field lost 10-65 :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park
:  1/07 vs Taradale @Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park lost 19-47  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park lost 7-50
1/07 v Taradale @ Tremain Field lost 19-37








We look forward to seeing 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

Contact: 0274 524 521

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

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  /
Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
Leanne Harris – Sarah Wynands – Hannah Pugh – Bridget Hannan

This Weeks Netball Poser –  Who will host the 2023 Netball World Cup ?

Last Weeks Netball Poser
–  Who was the Silver Ferns 2022 Player of the Year ?     Answer2022 Grace Nweke

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2023′


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
Committee – Paige Hunt    Junior Committee Rep  – Michelle Reilly


This Weeks Poser  –  How many teams will be at the 2023 Womens World Cup ?

Last Weeks Poser – Where do the Football Ferns stand in womens football world rankings ?

AnswerThe Football Ferns have dropped a place in the FIFA women’s world rankings, and are now rated the 25th best international side.

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


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

Where is the next test against New Zealand?


This Weeks Cricket Poser –  Where is the next test against New Zealand ?    

  Last Weeks Cricket Poser  – Who is the highest run scorer in NZ Cricket tests ?     Answer – Kane Williamson has scored 8124 runs

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

The Leprauchan Comments

Three Irishmen were in charge of a branch of a bank in a little country village. One day an inspector from the central office went down to visit them and see how they were getting on only to find the bank closed during banking hours. When he looked in the window, he saw the three Irishmen playing poker with the bank’s money. Furiously, the inspector activated the alarm bell which rang loudly three times. Nothing happened for a few minutes – until a barman from the pub across the road from the bank arrived with three pints of Guinness on a tray.

Murphy lost a hundred dollars on the Melbourne Cup, a famous
Australian horserace.  He also lost another hundred on the television

A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where he is met by a drunken neighbour who is standing in the pouring rain.
The neighbour asks him for a push. “Not a chance!” says the husband. “It’s three o’clock in the morning!” He slams the door and returns to bed.
“Who was that?” asked his wife. “It was Timothy Quinn, from around the corner. He is drunk and he wants a push.” he answers. “Did you help him?” she asks. “No, I did not! It’s three in the morning and its pouring rain!”
“Well, you have a short memory.” says his wife. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when our car broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself!”
The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Quinn, are you still there?”
“Yes.” comes back the answer.
“Do you still need a push?” calls out the man.
“Yes, please!”
Is the reply from the dark. “Where are you?” asks the man. “I over here, on the swing.”

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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