Chooks News 14 March 2021

Chairpersons Update

We are only 4 weeks out from kick off and we are encouraged by the great numbers attending training. All 4 afternoon teams are looking strong.

The week before our first game of the season we have our annual fixture against Poneke at home so this will enable all members and supporters to become familiar with the clubrooms once again and check out the work carried out pre-season to upgrade our team facilities.

Your Egmont Seeds Tukapa Premier Squad 2021 is as follows:

Forwards Backs
Ricky RiccitelliEthan Seed
Liam BernetHayden Chamberlain
Jackson ClarkeTom Cutler
Brendon DentLukas Halls
Alec DravitzkiEli Kneepkens
Luke DravitzkiIssac Kneepkens
Shaye HillLagen Kumaroa
Josh HopkinsSantana Marshall
Mairenga LaapoHenry Miles
Reuben McLeodJayson Potroz
Scott MellowMason Porteous
Mike NyssenPomare Samupo
Nathianel PetersLuke Taplin
Corbin PorteousLiam Ward
Leighton PriceJacob Kneepkens
Chris Jollands
Mitchell Croswell

The coaching staff and management have named 32 players ….. this includes Ricky Riccitelli, Chris Jollands , Mitchell Crosswell , Lukas Halls , Jacob Kneepkens who are all out due to Super Rugby or injury. Locki Jones, Alex Perry and Jack Spicer will also train with the Premiers.

Club Projects

As most members and supporters are aware we have a number of projects underway at Tukapa and we are calling for support on Saturday 19th March from 8am to 4pm in the form of a working bee to try and complete some of these jobs. We plan to trench our cables for the lights, lay the rubber flooring in hallway downstairs, paint new changing room area, paint walls in Ash’s bar and do a general clean up, so if you are available to stop by and give us a few hours that would be great.

Team Fundraisers

Below is a couple of team fundraisers that the boys are running to help fund their team operations throughout the coming season. These items should only be ordered through the following contact details.

Premier Squad Beanie Fundraiser

250 available first come first served basis. Paid pre-order sales only. Stock will arrive towards the middle/end of round 1 of the season. Payment by bank transfer to 12-3135-0123458-01, use first & last name as reference and also an order sheet emailed to Daniel.Johanson@mico.co.nz

Download Premier Squad Fundraiser Order-sheet

Div 1 Budgie Smuggler Fundraiser

These magnificent budgie smugglers are only $55 a pair and can be ordered by emailing jackdeluca6@gmail.com

All of our Tukapa supporters merchandise should be available online through Kingsway within the week, we will share a link once it is available.

Season Kicks Off

Our Social Committee has been in talks with Netball and is hoping to release the calendar next week giving the dates of Old Timers Day and other social events during the season. Sponsors Day has been confirmed for our first home game against Stratford/Eltham on 10 April.

Financial Membership

Please remember if you have not paid your membership for 2021 you need to sign the visitor's book to be able to have a drink in the clubhouse.

Register Social Membership Here

Register Senior Membership Here

Register Junior Membership Here

As we keep moving towards week one and working hard to ready for the coming season, if anyone has any concerns please feel free to contact me.

Your chairman Scott Siffleet, Blue and White for life



Gladstone Road
New Plymouth, 4310

P.O Box

PO Box 389
Taranaki Mail Centre
New Plymouth 4340




Scott Siffleet
021 317 331

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