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Sporting Achievements to be recognised in Kaipara
The finalists for the Silver Fern Farms Kaipara Sports Awards have been determined for the awards evening being held on Friday 7 November at the Lighthouse Events centre in Dargaville, commencing at 6.30pm.  From a list of some 70 nominations the 47 finalists were drawn from an range of codes ... more

Break-Away Holiday Programme Funding
Providers are encouraged to apply for Break-Away Holiday Programme Funding which closes 5pm Monday 3 November.  Break Away funding is a Ministry of Social Development fund which is to go towards delivering holiday programmes that incorporates at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily and helps to keep youth engaged to help their development and growth.  This is for youth aged 11 – 13 years or 14 – 17 years ... more

Sport Thought with Brent Eastwood
The FIFA Under 20 World Cup NZ 2015 is now only 7 months away, and Sport Northland is asking Northlanders to put their hand up to volunteer and make the games to be held in Whangarei as successful as the 2011 RWC ... more

The Continuing Journey of Faith – Active Families
From small changes to an inspiration, 14 year old Faith has continued to go from strength to strength. She now attends Kensington Fitness on a regular basis, with a programme to work on building her strength and fitness.  Faith also takes on the Maunga – Parihaka, for an added challenge and ... more

Energize Well Received at Ohaeawai Primary School
Ohaeawai Primary School are on board with Project Energize and have ripped straight into the healthy eating sessions. “My son came home, educating us on the amount of sugar in the energy drinks my husband drinks. It really gets you thinking about what you are putting in their lunchboxes” says ... more

Riding to Victory in Health
Check out this story on Bob Hewson, who through Green Prescription is now an avid RPM rider at Kensington Fitness … more

Volunteers Wanted for 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup   
The call has gone out for people wanting to become a volunteer for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 to register now before the official registration close off on 16 October… more

Ki-o-Rahi Event Encouraging Whanau Participation
Sport Northland is organising a Whanau Festival, scheduled for Saturday 21 November at Kensington Stadium, get a team together and come play Ki-o-Rahi … more

Energizers Deliver Run Jump Throw
Garth Hutchinson Energizer for the Far North has been delivering the RJT programme to his 10 Energize schools in preparation for the Athletic season coming up in term four. The purpose of this is to upskill Teachers in the delivery so they are comfortable with teaching the students the correct techniques, making it a fun and enjoyable experience for all … more

ASB Northland Secondary School Sports Awards Finalists Named
From a record pool of 333 nominations, 167 Individual and five team finalists, have been named to contend the annual ASB Northland Secondary School Sports Awards  ... more and the list of ASB Northland Secondary Schools Finalists ... more


Rugby

 

NORTHLAND RUGBY UNION Inc

 

Contact Details

Name:                   Brad Te Haara

Phone: Day            09 438 4743 Ext 711 / 021 767 582    
                             021 242 9336

Post:                      PO Box 584 Whangarei 0140
Email:                    brad.t@northlandrugby.co.nz
Website:                http://www.taniwha.co.nz/

Physical address:   29 Okara Drive, Whangarei

 

Introduction:

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.

 

Season:

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.

 

School Programmes:

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

Club Contacts:
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

 

 

 

 

 

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