As I sit in the club house over looking our great home ground of Sanders Park I see the chief ground keeper (Jim Cameron) walking around the ground checking on all the lines on every field.
I start thinking of what a great team of volunteers we have, and then think, you know we rely on that same team of volunteers week in and week out to run our club, if only we had more hands to help out, we could really be a club to be admired.
It’s simple really, if you see someone packing up the fields after the game go down and give them a hand, if you see the windows are dirty offer to clean them.
If there is a table of empty glasses clear them away. If there is a wall that you think needs painting offer to paint it.
Try to be proactive and don’t just sit back and then say “I would have helped if you had of asked me.”
The list of jobs that keeps our club looking good is an on going battle and if we can all help out and not just leave it to a few people it will make it easy for everyone of us to enjoy our surroundings while we have a beer together.
Last week we had Sponsors day and celebrated another great group of people that all contribute to give Tukapa a service or financial gain so we can look after our teams and the club. Through sponsorship we provide, buses, jerseys, team gear, meals, new toilets, new lights and the list goes on. Most of our sponsors have been with us for many years so please be sure to have a read at the bottom of this email and make sure wherever you can you support our sponsors by shopping with them and not their opposition.
This week our Egmont Seeds Premiers, Arabac Colts and NZ Sparky Div 1 are all playing away at the White House (Vogeltown Park) against NPOB. Our Premiers will be defending the Ibbotson Memorial Cup and we really don’t want to break our complete set of silverware so I am sure our fellas will give it all they have got to keep our silverware set complete.
Our Gardiner Plumbing Div 2 team travels to Patea for the longest trip of the season, it is always one tough game down there, and is an even tougher bus trip home. If you are in the Div 2 setup please make sure you make a big effort to get on the bus and represent Tukapa well in Patea.
Our next home games are April the 24th and is also Old Timers day. The program will start with happy hour at 12pm followed by a guest speaker at 12.40pm and nibbles will be served at 1.15pm. Be sure to get a late pass and stay on for the live music into the night.
Some of you may have seen our new corporate box on half way and we also have an option for a tent on the deadball line, both of these venues are for hire and come with a package of food and drinks. Be sure to ask me about hiring any of them for your staff or friends at a home game this year.
Junior rugby planning is well underway so be sure to get all keen kids registered ASAP, its not too late yet. We are also looking for coaches in a few grades, the big concern is finding 2 coaches in the under 13 restricted grade. If you can help out or you have any junior rugby questions contact Darryn Jones 027 801 1729
Our café will be open at all Junior rugby and home games, we have a great range of Nelson’s pies, Proof and Stock coffee as well as Alex’s home baking for sale, so be sure to buy your lunch when you arrive or get the 1st coffee into you, all profits are going to the club so your support is appreciated.
For all club gear both playing and supporters check out thelockerroom.co.nz or go to Kingsway Menswear to order. We have hats, beanies, and umbrellas for sale in the café and top bar at Tukapa.
With it being Thursday it is time to peel the spuds for the $5 roast in Ash’s tonight and prep for our Small Blacks Coaching Course, I look forward to seeing all the Blue and White support on the sidelines for our away games this week and hopefully having a beer afterwards and saying what great games of rugby they were.
A look at the season ahead
Blue and White for Life your chairperson Scott Siffleet 021 317 331