Chooks News 5 April 2024

Chairpersons Update

Well, we are almost there and now the season seems to be coming at us like a freight train.  Still a lot of boxes to tick before we hit next Saturday but we are in a pretty good space.

All teams are training well and even though our numbers are down slightly we will still field five afternoon grade teams and 215 junior players which makes us the biggest club in Taranaki. With this being said, that means we also need the most volunteers in club rugby to make Tukapa what it is today.

I would firstly like to thank all our supporters that put their hands up each week and help out with running bars, stocking fridges, cleaning spaces and setting up fields. There is one supporter that again I am going to give special mention to, which is our Carole Reid.  Yesterday I was up at the club and walked into Carole sitting on the floor sewing some lose threads in the carpet back together. This lady surely does bleed blue and white and next time you see Carole give her a big hug and say you are awesome.  Also to Rob and Che Ridland, you guys are bloody great and really help me a lot.

From here we move to all our Coaches and Managers - these guys and girls have been working hard since the 1st of February to make sure we have five afternoon teams ready for the season and now our Junior coaches are about to start as well, thank you guys.  

Then to our 360 odd players we will have in blue and white this year, a massive thank you to you and your families, without you we would not have a club. A special mention to two players that I have noticed going the extra mile over the last couple of weeks.  Firstly Jono Glennie, he came up to the working bee and it didn’t matter what job he got he did it well and just got stuck in.  He also took one of our goal posts away, got it re-welded and then without being asked re drilled the holes and installed it on field three before training.  And the second fella is new to our club, but Jack Gilmour showed the Tukapa attitude out at Inglewood last Thursday night after the game helping pack up the flags for Inglewood without being asked. Jack wouldn’t have known I was watching but I thought that was pretty cool as a new Tukapa man, well done Jack.

Lastly to Darryn Jones and his newly formed Junior helpers, the work you are doing for Junior rugby is second to none and I can’t wait for our junior muster tomorrow at 10am.

To my Tukapa Board, thank you for digging in wherever needed and helping to form this club to what my vision is. I feel we really are the club we all want it to be now.

It has been said before but this year I feel will be the best yet. Can’t wait for old timers day next Saturday.

Old Timers Day and Season Opener

True Blue and White lunch

Scott will give us a rundown of the upcoming season and how our Womens Team is progressing.

Supporters luncheon on Thurs 11th April at Good Home

Meet at 11-45am Eat 12-30pm.

R.S.V.P on or before Wednesday 10th April

Kev Curd 027 201 2921

Club Merchandise

This weekends Preseason Schedule

Unfortunately the Div 2 clash with Toko has been cancelled but you can still come along and watch the Colts play Southern. All club facilities will be operating.

April Fool

Not sure if you saw our April Fool’s Day post on our facebook page?  It sure got some attention! 😊

Chance to Win

You would have seen in the newsletter a couple of times our sponsor HTL with an offer to help out the club for every person that signs them up as their Broker for their kiwi saver. This is one of the best ways you can give back to our club, every person who signs up, Tukapa gets $100. So be sure to click the link or scan the QR code and get in the draw for a bar tab.

Sponsorship Update

This week we profile Cleggs, Furniture, Beds & Outdoor.

Owners Pam and Gavin Clegg started sponsoring Tukapa, supplying sausages for the morning grades when their kids were still playing footy, probably 10 years ago. Their valued player sponsorship has continued every year since then.

Although Gavin played for Star over his rugby career you will often see him in the clubrooms during home games and his heart will always be for the Blue and Whites.

You will be amazed at the selection of quality Designer Furniture, Beds & Outdoor Furniture, so get down there, take a look, and tell the staff you are from Tukapa. Check out the profile below or visit their website: https://www.cleggs.co.nz/

Sponsorship Profile: Cleggs - Funiture, Beds & Outdoor

Quality Designer Home Furniture, Beds and Outdoors: New Plymouth

Welcome to Cleggs Furniture, for over 50 years our family-owned business has been filling homes with quality furniture sourced from New Zealand and abroad. We have traveled extensively to present a curated range of furniture and accessories that fulfills Clegg’s aesthetic of casual, quality living.

We are the exclusive representatives in the Taranaki region for quality NZ-made furniture brands such as Danske Mobler, Stressless, Sorenmobler, Sealy, and others. We carry a wide range of stylish and contemporary furniture collections from a range of renowned international furniture brands and designers including Halo, Ethnicraft, Stressless, and Rossini. Because of our substantial relationship with these suppliers, we can build on your existing furnishings by sourcing additional items to match your interior, or alternatively, if you are building a new home, we will come out to your home and begin the process of custom designing to meet your needs. We can source almost anything, so the chances are that if you’ve seen something you must have, we can get it for you.

Our range of quality home furnishings includes stylish home and living collections including sofas, armchairs, recliners, bookcases, dining tables & chairs, entertainment units, outdoor furniture, and much more. Our extensive outdoor furniture range includes outdoor dining sets, armchairs, outdoor tables, beanbags and sun loungers. Visit our retail furniture showroom at 181 Devon Street East, New Plymouth to see our extensive range of Furniture, Beds, and Outdoor.

Please browse our furniture and furnishing ranges online https://www.cleggs.co.nz or drop into our New Plymouth furniture showroom or call us today to discuss your requirements on 06 7595690.
We look forward to meeting you.
Gavin & Pam Clegg

Looking forward to catching up with you all tomorrow at the Chook House. If you can't make it tomorrow, start organising baby sitters or a late pass for next weekend because it's going to be a ripper.

Blue and White for Life
Scotty Siffleet



Gladstone Road
New Plymouth, 4310

P.O Box

PO Box 389
Taranaki Mail Centre
New Plymouth 4340




Scott Siffleet
021 317 331

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