Chooks News 24 May 2024

Chairpersons Update

Over the next three weeks, we have three games in all grades where we'll be aiming for the win. This week, our Premier Men & Women, Colts, and Division 1 teams head to Hicks Park in Hawera to play against Southern, while our Division 2 Boys face a tough challenge against a red-hot Bell Block at Hickford Park. Club-wide, we're looking good with numbers and should have enough bench support for all starting 15s. It's these finishers that make Tukapa what it is. The depth of talent we have on our benches is second to none and gives us that extra edge to get the job done. For example, a couple of weeks ago against Spotswood United in the Men's Premier game, the score was tied 15-15 at halftime. They made a substitution at hooker with a player who had just completed 80 minutes for their Division 1 team, likely earning player of the day. In response, we brought on a fresh Scott Mellow and Liam Bernet to inject energy into our front row. This depth and strategy are what gets a team over the line. Even with rolling subs in other games, fresh legs make a difference in all grades. Keep up the hard work players, and keep supporting each other.

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Last Week’s Ladies Day

Last week, the first ladies' day at home, saw a huge turnout with 75 ladies joining us in our tent, with most staying on for the fantastic band that played that night - one of the best we've had! A big thank you goes out to Russell from Ford for providing the tents, and to Brent Taylor from NZ Tattoo Festival for supplying the beer hall tables and chairs. Special thanks to Breanna, Kayla, and Kelsey for stepping in and running the day. Our goal is to make this day even bigger and better. If you have any ideas, please reach out to the Tukapa board, who did a fantastic job making this happen.

Get on the Tukapa Bus to Hawera This Saturday

This Saturday, we'll be running three player buses and one supporter bus to Hawera. Colin Shotter from Transit had difficulty finding a driver for the Supporters Bus, but thankfully, Kevin Doherty, affectionately known as DOG, volunteered to take our supporters to Hawera at his own expense.

This is a fantastic gesture from someone who's been a part of Tukapa for longer than most of us can remember. Many may not know but Kevin is also a valuable member of our Home Game Live Stream team, he's the man who collates all the game stats and delivers them to the screen. So when you see the refs call, territory, possession or the number of phases pop up on your screen, call out loud "Thanks Doggy".

Now to all our loyal supporters who always come to home games, let's make an effort to join this trip to Hawera. DOG has gone out of his way to make this happen, and now it's up to us to fill the bus. At Tukapa, we step up and get the job done, just like DOG. Cheers, mate.

Details for the Tukapa Bus:

  • Departure: Tukapa Clubrooms at 11:30 am, heading straight to Hicks Park.
  • Return: After the Men's Premier game, around 4:30 pm, straight back to Tukapa.
  • Cost: $5 per person.

There is limited seating so make sure you book to avoid missing out. Click on the button below to book a seat or two.

Tukapa Pink Breakfast 25 May 2024

Tukapa Pink Breakfast

Once again, at Tukapa, we're always here to support our families. The idea for this breakfast came to me because of a family that I work closely with, who are now going through breast cancer treatment. It made me think about how many families at Tukapa have likely been affected by breast cancer. Each of our players has a mother and a partner, and we also have our women's team. So, as Tukapa, I wanted to do something to help, and the best way I know how is to spark up our Tukapa kitchen and put on a breakfast. I need all of you to support this and come up to Tukapa to have breakfast with us. We'll be ready to serve from 7 am to 10 am. It's a buffet-style breakfast that will run through the morning. We're also lucky to have our coffee machine running from 7 am, so you can grab a coffee as well. Additionally, we're running a raffle with over $1000 worth of prizes, including a couple of bar tabs. See you all on Saturday!

Sponsorship Update

This week we profile Gallagher Insurance
Aaron Hickson, Gallagher Branch Manager Taranaki says, “We are very keen to help develop the sport of rugby in New Zealand, particularly at the grassroots level, and value our community connection through the Tukapa club. It’s great to have seen the club grow over the years and we’re honoured to be a part of their journey.”

Aaron Hickson - Gallagher
Aaron Hickson

At Gallagher Insurance, previously known as Crombie Lockwood, we’ve been helping New Zealanders with their insurance needs for over 45 years. As well as protecting people and businesses, we are passionate about supporting initiatives that are important to Kiwis, including our country’s beloved sport of rugby.
We are excited about our new partnership with the New Zealand Provincial Rugby Union Group, which establishes a multi-year collaboration with the 14 major provincial rugby unions. Rugby plays a significant role in building communities and the provincial unions are essential in introducing new players to rugby and fostering their lifelong involvement with our national sport.

Check out the profile below or visit their website: newplymouth@ajg.co.nz

Gallagher formally crombie lockwood

Sponsorship Profile: Gallagher Insurance

Face your future with confidence

Gallagher is one of the leading insurance broking companies in New Zealand with offices around the country. Our brokers combine regional understanding with the resources and backing of our global organisation. With specialist expertise and in-depth knowledge of the insurance market, our Gallagher brokers can arrange the right type of insurance for your needs and budget.
For more information contact your Gallagher broker in Taranaki.
06 769 8100 | newplymouth@ajg.co.nz | www.ajg.co.nz

Let us see you all at the Chook House tomorrow for breakfast and then get on the bus, it's going to be a cracker day.

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Scotty Siffleet



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