NORTHLAND RUGBY UNION Inc
Name: Brad Te Haara
Phone: Day 09 438 4743 Ext 711 / 021 767 582
021 242 9336
Post: PO Box 584 Whangarei 0140
Physical address: 29 Okara Drive, Whangarei
There are approximately 56 clubs in Northland that provide rugby for various age grades in all sub union regions. Sub-union regions include Mangonui, Hokianga, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Northern Wairoa and Rodney. Club competitions are co-ordinated by the sub-unions with rugby be provided for all age grades from midgets to seniors. Girls are encouraged to play and there is a Northland women’s club competition as well.
ITM (Independant Timber Merchants) Cup starts the week of 1st August with the final Round Robin game on the week of 24th October followed by semi finals and finals.
Northland senior club competitions start from 20th March onwards with the finals on 24 July.
Junior club competitions start from mid April.
There are a significant number of primary and intermediate Rippa rugby modules that will be run throughout Northland from March to November.
The Northland secondary schoolboys open grade and U15s grade tournament is held at the Old Boys Rugby Club on Wednesday 17th March.
There is a mid week 1st XV competition that starts on Wednesday 28th April and finishes on Wednesday 30th June. The competition will be split into two regions North and South Zone with a finals playoff date early in the 3rd term.
There are four schoolboy U15s grades tournaments that will be run throughout the second term.
There is a Northland secondary school girls 7 a-side tournament will be held on Wednesday 5th May.
There are four Secondary school girls 10 a-side tournaments that run throughout the second term.
Events / Tournaments:
Thursday 3rd March–Secondary School Boys open grade and U15s grade 7s at the Moerewa and Otiria Rugby Clubs
Tuesday 10th May –Secondary School Girls 7s Kensington Park Whangarei
Monday 23rd to Tuesday 24th May –Northland Area Schools Tournament at Panguru Area School
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd July- JMB Sub-union competition
Tuesday 19th July to Saturday 23rd July –Taniwha Cup Tournament U13 Primary Schools Eastern United Rugby Club Taipa
Saturday 13th August- Club finals day throughout Northland
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August- IMB Sub-union competition
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th August- North and South Zone U14s Development Camp Kaitaia
Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th September- North and South Zone Development Camps Kaitaia
Saturday 3rd September to Saturday 15th October- Northern Regions U18s competitions
Friday 9th September to Sunday 23rd September- Rugby World Cup
Saturday 17th September to Sunday 9th October- Blues Franchise U14s and U16s competition
Kick into the NRU website www.taniwha.co.nz to catch details pertaining to Northland Club Rugby or phone our office on 09 438 4743.
Coach resource website http://www.coachingtoolbox.co.nznzru/
NZRU resource website www.nzru.co.nz