Well, doesn't time fly when you're having fun? We are half way through the season and the Egmont Seeds Premiers have picked up the McLeod shield and retained the Eaton Memorial Cup over Coastal in the weekend, which is great news. It means we only have the second round shield and the McMasters shield to try and lock down to have a clean sweep for the season.
For the first time in many years our Premier and Div 1 teams elected to stay down at Coastal clubrooms to mix and mingle after the match formalities. It was a great success with a few off-field activities taking place, all in good fun and we thank Coastal for their hospitality.
Our NZ Sparky Div 1 boys are building nicely into the second round and now find themselves in 4th equal on the table. With the return of some of our Premier players to help them out and a great team culture the boys are looking strong for a semi-final spot.
The Arabac Colts have had mixed results but are still not out of the hunt. The team has been hit with a few injuries to key players that hasn't helped, but I still feel they have what it takes to make the semi-finals. This week's game against Southern is a must win for them to keep in the hunt for a playoff spot.
The Backbone of Ash’s bar, Gardiner Plumbing Div 2, are ticking along quite nicely and sitting just outside the top four. They have some big games coming up over the next few weeks with Kaitake and Coastal still to play. They have a core group of lads and as long as there aren’t too many more Saturday weddings or family trips away our boys should be able to push hard for a top four finish.
Mike Nyssen will clock up his 50th game for Tukapa this week and as long as he doesn’t trip over on the way to the field will be presented with his blazer in the club house afterwards. Be sure to get along and support Mike with this great milestone.
A packed weekend with all our teams at home and a great time to celebrate Ladies day. The weather is looking fine and we should see some good running rugby followed by a lot of fun with DJ Jordy starting at 7pm until 11pm, and a few party games along the way. Come dressed up as something starting with "T" and be in to win the best dressed team prize.
As some of you are aware we have our NZ Forestry Tukapa Bantams entered in the New Zealand under 85kg comp and their 1st game is in Hamilton on Queens birthday weekend.
If you are keen to come along and be part of a Tukapa 1st we have 20 supporters seats on our bus.
The programme is:
* Bus leaves Tukapa at 7.30am Sunday 6th June
* Arrives at Ibis Hotel 11.30am
* Transfer to game 1pm
* Kick off 2.30pm
* After match and band at Western Surburbs club house
* Bus transfers back to Ibis 11am
* Breakfast at Ibis
* Leave Ibis 10am Monday 7th June for Tukapa
If you are keen to get on this bus and support our boys be one of the first 20 people to pay Jayson Clout or me $120. In return you get a bed, bus there and back and breakfast. It should be a great trip.
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.
The Premiers are still working hard on selling beanies and have a few left to go so please hit them up and support their fundraiser.
We hope to see you all at the Chook House on Saturday for some good rugby and some light refreshments. But if you can't make it, be sure to check out our Live stream on Facebook. For those that are struggling with Facebook you can also download the Facebook watch app on most Smart Tv’s.
Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet Blue and White for Life