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Chooks News 1 July 2021

Chairpersons Update

Well, here we are the last week of the second round and we need a big turnout from our supporters to get our boys over the line. The Premiers need a win to lock in the home semi-final and our Div 1 boys need a bonus-point win to lock down a semi-final spot.
Our Colts and Div 2 boys want to finish their season with a win and move into the night’s celebration at full strength.

If you can’t make it to the game this weekend you can watch it live on the Tukapa facebook page: https://fb.me/e/1Xi9vUePk

You can also check out the game day programme on our website: https://www.tukapa.co.nz/programme/

End of Regular Season Party

Be sure to get a late pass because we are throwing a massive party to celebrate the end of the regular season. Get your budgie smugglers on and bikini out and join us for our Mid Winter Beach party.

Thanks to our Volunteers

Saturday I also want to celebrate our volunteers, they keep our club running from the Friday night bar crew to our Saturday field prep and everything in between. Our coaches and managers give up a lot of time and also come under the volunteer flag. So when you see a volunteer or management, shake their hand and say thank you.

The Lighting Project

This has been a project that has been on the books for Tukapa for at least 10 years and in the last 18 months, we have finally been able to get underway. The cables went in the ground before the season started to field 1 and 2 and there have been 6 new poles sitting at the Lifestyle Building workshop for the last 3 months. All. We are now just waiting for the lights to turn up from overseas.
All of the above would not have been possible without the good Tukapa fans who have come on board and helped us out with their services and expertise. From Tool Hire Taranaki lending trenches and diggers, Utility Scan GPS set out and marked the existing cables, Red Jacket the footing design, Ultimate Concrete supplying the reinforcing steel and we also have Line Power donating their skills and machinery to install the poles and lights when we are ready.
On top of all these sponsors, we have had a 40k grant from the TOI Foundation and a 20K grant from the Lion Foundation, and some long-time supporters of Tukapa also making donations to our project.
We are hoping to have all three fields ready before the start of the 2022 season but to make this happen we are still in need of more funds and services.
We anticipate this project will really change the way we see Rugby from kids being able to play mid-week games and free up Mum and Dad on the weekend to Friday night senior games. If you talk to any senior player they will tell you how hard it is to train in the current Non-lights.
Within Tukapa have a bunch of can-do people and this project to me is not too hard, but more of a, think outside the square and make it happen. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers above for getting us this far and now let’s rally together and get it done.

Tukapa Social Membership Lunch

Tukapa Social Members are invited to:
LUNCH at The Good Home (21 Ariki Street, New Plymouth)
THURSDAY 8th July at 12 Midday.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 6th to either Kevin Curd curd.kevin51@gmail.com (7533692) or Peter Coles pjcoles@xtra.co.nz (027 4427621) if you are able to attend.

Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet Blue and White for Life

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Gladstone Road
Westown
New Plymouth, 4310

P.O Box

PO Box 389
Taranaki Mail Centre
New Plymouth 4340
 

Email

info@tukapa.co.nz
 

Phone

Scott Siffleet
021 317 331
 
 

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