Well, guys here we are at the 1st round of Club rugby after a long wait. On Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch with a group of Tukapa Men and Women who met and discussed the upcoming season. These young ones don’t like to be known as old-timers and are more the wise men and women of Tukapa. We ran through the players and talked about the upcoming games that our boys need to win to get through to the semifinals, it is the look in their eyes and smiles on their faces that make me want to carry on this great clubs history, and the reason we have such a strong club is because of the work these men and women did before we stepped in. This year our club goal is to have all three teams in the semifinals and with the squad numbers we are getting, I can see no reason why this will not happen.
Jayson Potroz 100 Games
This week Jayson Potroz will run out for his 100th game in the Egmont Seeds Premier jersey. Jayson has been a corner stone of the Premiers for a long time now and I personally have been the team manager for over 70 of Potty’s 100 games and I found him to be as valuable off the field as he is on the field. Jayson is always keen to help all players around him improve so the team can lift to the level they need to be at. Jayson’s secondary schooling was at Francis Douglas and when he left school, he went to play for his hometown of Stratford playing 28 games before moving to New Plymouth to live and work. Naturally being an ex-college lad, in 2013 he came to Tukapa to carry on his rugby, and now 7 years later and 100 games he is still the 1st name on the coaches’ team sheet each week. Last year playing for the Taranaki Bulls he was named Taranaki Bulls Back of the Year.
I am sure we will see Jayson running around in the blue and white hoops for a few more seasons yet. Well done Jayson.
Be sure to come back to the chook house for some storytelling after the away game vs NPOB, I hear a rumor that Jayson is shouting the bar.
This weeks games.
This week we are away to NPOB’s with the Tukapa B’s vs NPOB B’s as the curtain-raiser and Tukapa Premier vs NPOB Premier at 2.45pm. I look forward to seeing all our supporters decked out in blue and white, lining the sidelines over at Whitehouse.
Also, our snr 3rds had a good pre-season win against Clifton last weekend and this week we take on Clifton in their backyard, Hopefully the boys can get up again.
Your Chairperson, Blue and White for life.
Dates to put in your diary.
All Sponsors and Old Timers are invited to attend the clubrooms at 12.00 midday 4 July 2020 to enjoy nibbles, refreshments and listen to a guest speaker before our first home game of the season against Inglewood United at 2.45pm. Tukapa B’s vs Inglewood and Tukapa 3rds vs NPOB are the earlier home games.
Streamline Tukapa Junior Rugby
Streamline Tukapa Junior Rugby gets the green light to start after the Covid19 pandemic. The season will run from Saturday 25 July 2020 – Saturday 26 September 2020.
Registrations can be completed online with visa and online banking payments accepted. There will be a registration day on Wednesday 24 June 2020 3.30pm – 5.30pm if you are unable to register online.
Club Registration & Membership
All club membership is now due. You can join the club via our website. Click on About Us and then Membership and then select the registration group you require or click on the link below.