Chooks News 3 June 2021

Chairpersons Update

Oh how the tables can change after a wet day of rugby in Stratford last Saturday. With our loss in the Premier game to Stratford/Eltham this now sees us sitting in third place on 19 points with Inglewood and NPOB equal on top on 21 points, meaning a win over Old Boys this week will help our case.

In the Colts grade, I watched all 80 mins of the game against Stratford/Elham and was impressed with our never-give-up attitude and also the team spirit that was shown by our boys. A young man called Connor who is new to rugby came on to the field with 15 mins to go and the way our boys cheered him onto the field and supported him when he made a tackle and carried well, it was just awesome and made me proud to call myself the Chairman of the Tukapa Rugby Club. It’s moments like these that make our club different from any other club and why I love doing what I do. So thank you to the Colts for being good buggers. It doesn’t matter win or lose we are brothers for life. 

With our Div 1 and Div 2 teams both missing out in the weekend by 1 point they will be putting the extra work in this weekend to try and get the win. Our Div 1 boys are at home to NPOB who are top of the table but we sit only 2 points out of the top 4 and a win could see us break inside to a semi-final spot. The Div 2 boys get on the bus again and head down to Rahotu to play a very good Div2 team on their Jubilee weekend. We wish them luck and hope they get a win. They have put in extra work at Ash’s bar so they are well prepared going into the trip.

This last Saturday we had a very quiet night over the bar so are going to ramp things up after the NPOB game with Nathan back on the Guitar and he will be set upstairs to keep the younger crowd entertained while the after game breakdown can go on downstairs. Be sure to hang around and join in the fun at the club house. Paul will be doing meals in the upstairs kitchen and Monday is a holiday anyway.

A couple of dates to look forward to in the near future:

Pomare’s 150th game 19th June against Inglewood

3rd July Netball/Rugby Mid-Winter Beach night with mechanical surf board

Hot off the press – our Tukapa Beanies have arrived and are available through Dan Johanson. If you haven’t already ordered one, see Dan at the clubrooms before they are all sold out.

We have had a really good up take on our social memberships this year and would like to keep building numbers. If you are not a paid up member of the club please click the membership button below and join up. Without financial support from our social members, we can’t do what we do as a club.

Tukapa has signed up to the CommUnity initiative. Register as a CommUnity Member and every time you shop at a participating CommUnity Merchant, paying for your purchases directly from your bank account or by using any of your eftpos, debit or credit cards, a percentage of each transaction will be passed onto our Club. Current Merchants in New Plymouth are Kingsway, Good Home, Crowded House, Stumble Inn, King & Queen. Keen to know more, click on this link: How Does it Work and/or sign up to become a CommUnity Member. The more club members who sign up and support the current merchants the more money our club gets.

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Live stream info for this weekends game.

Go to the Tukapa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tukaparugbyclub

2.35pm – Pre-game buildup and Analysis

2.45pm – Kick Off Tukapa vs N.P.O.B.

With only 5 games and hopefully semi and finals left be sure to get up to the chook house and show your support to your teams and club.

Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet, Blue and White for life.

Chooks News 27 May 2021

Chairpersons Update

Round 2 of the second round and we are off to Stratford and Okaiawa. All our teams are affected with injuries and the boys are really going to have to dig deep this week to pick up wins.

I personally think this will be the hardest game for our Egmont Seeds Premier side to date. Stratford Eltham at home on a wet track, they will be like pigs in mud and they have a solid pack who do not mind putting their heads in dark places. The Tukapa pack will need to really muscle up and match them or it will be a long day at the office. If Potty can use his boot to steer us around the paddock I am sure we can keep our winning streak alive.

The NZ Sparky Div 1 team are sitting level on the standings with Stratford Eltham but will need to dig really deep due to injuries to them and the Premiers. If anyone is keen on a run for these guys turn up Thursday at 6pm, we are in need of loose forwards and locks.

Our Arabac Colts have got a big task in front of them with Stratford Eltham sitting on top of the Colts table, it is the perfect time to pick up a win against a team above them and move themselves up the table. These guys have also had a lot of season ending injuries but still go out and give it 100% each game, if they can cut back on basic mistakes the win will be on the cards.

As for Ash’s Bar backbones the Gardiner Plumbing Div 2, they are off to Okaiawa and as of Tuesday they have strong numbers getting on the bus. To me that’s a win in its own right, who knows they might pick up another win while enjoying this Bus trip.

News flash from NZ Forestry Bantams U85’s, we have now been defaulted to by the Surburbs team and will move through to the second round against Marist at home with a date still to be decided. At this rate we will be in the final without playing a game. I know our boys and the 10 managers with all the supporters were really looking forward to this away leg tour and Clouty had put together a great off field activity list for Sunday night, but for now we will put the boys back on ice and allow them to eat for a couple of weeks before building into Round 2.

Our new Corporate box at halfway has been a huge hit and is now fully booked for 2021, unless we pick up a couple of extra games at the end of the season. But we do have an area available at the end of the field in our Ash’s Bar on Tour hosted by the Club Captain Mr D Green. This area can also be fully catered to your needs. Get in touch if you are keen.

This week all the teams and supporters will make their own way to Stratford and the Div 2 boys will leave Tukapa on the bus at 11.15pm.

So I will see you all in Stratford dressed in Blue and White and it’s likely you will need an umbrella (you can buy a Tukapa umbrella on Friday night for $50 from top bar).

A couple of dates to look forward to in the near future:

Pomare’s 150th game 19th June against Inglewood

3rd July Netball/Rugby Mid-Winter Beach night with mechanical surf board

We have had a really good up take on our social memberships this year and would like to keep building numbers. If you are not a paid up member of the club please click the membership button below and join up. Without financial support from our social members, we can’t do what we do as a club.

Tukapa has signed up to the CommUnity initiative. Register as a CommUnity Member and every time you shop at a participating CommUnity Merchant, paying for your purchases directly from your bank account or by using any of your eftpos, debit or credit cards, a percentage of each transaction will be passed onto our Club. Current Merchants in New Plymouth are Kingsway, Good Home, Crowded House, Stumble Inn, King & Queen. Keen to know more, click on this link: How Does it Work and/or sign up to become a CommUnity Member. The more club members who sign up and support the current merchants the more money our club gets.

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Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet Blue and White for Life

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