Oh how the tables can change after a wet day of rugby in Stratford last Saturday. With our loss in the Premier game to Stratford/Eltham this now sees us sitting in third place on 19 points with Inglewood and NPOB equal on top on 21 points, meaning a win over Old Boys this week will help our case.
In the Colts grade, I watched all 80 mins of the game against Stratford/Elham and was impressed with our never-give-up attitude and also the team spirit that was shown by our boys. A young man called Connor who is new to rugby came on to the field with 15 mins to go and the way our boys cheered him onto the field and supported him when he made a tackle and carried well, it was just awesome and made me proud to call myself the Chairman of the Tukapa Rugby Club. It's moments like these that make our club different from any other club and why I love doing what I do. So thank you to the Colts for being good buggers. It doesn’t matter win or lose we are brothers for life.
With our Div 1 and Div 2 teams both missing out in the weekend by 1 point they will be putting the extra work in this weekend to try and get the win. Our Div 1 boys are at home to NPOB who are top of the table but we sit only 2 points out of the top 4 and a win could see us break inside to a semi-final spot. The Div 2 boys get on the bus again and head down to Rahotu to play a very good Div2 team on their Jubilee weekend. We wish them luck and hope they get a win. They have put in extra work at Ash’s bar so they are well prepared going into the trip.
This last Saturday we had a very quiet night over the bar so are going to ramp things up after the NPOB game with Nathan back on the Guitar and he will be set upstairs to keep the younger crowd entertained while the after game breakdown can go on downstairs. Be sure to hang around and join in the fun at the club house. Paul will be doing meals in the upstairs kitchen and Monday is a holiday anyway.
A couple of dates to look forward to in the near future:
Pomare’s 150th game 19th June against Inglewood
3rd July Netball/Rugby Mid-Winter Beach night with mechanical surf board
Hot off the press - our Tukapa Beanies have arrived and are available through Dan Johanson. If you haven't already ordered one, see Dan at the clubrooms before they are all sold out.
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.
Tukapa has signed up to the CommUnity initiative. Register as a CommUnity Member and every time you shop at a participating CommUnity Merchant, paying for your purchases directly from your bank account or by using any of your eftpos, debit or credit cards, a percentage of each transaction will be passed onto our Club. Current Merchants in New Plymouth are Kingsway, Good Home, Crowded House, Stumble Inn, King & Queen. Keen to know more, click on this link: How Does it Work and/or sign up to become a CommUnity Member. The more club members who sign up and support the current merchants the more money our club gets.
Live stream info for this weekends game.
Go to the Tukapa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tukaparugbyclub
2.35pm - Pre-game buildup and Analysis
2.45pm - Kick Off Tukapa vs N.P.O.B.
With only 5 games and hopefully semi and finals left be sure to get up to the chook house and show your support to your teams and club.
Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet, Blue and White for life.