It all comes down to this Saturday for our Gardiner Colts. These boys have worked hard this year and built well on the 2022 season. The coaching from Zinny and Jared has been first class and the leadership from Patrick Butler cannot be faulted, the man is a true leader and I would follow him to war.
Their season has been up and down this year with losing a couple of games they should’ve won has put them in fourth spot against an in-form Inglewood team. Their last two hit outs saw Inglewood win 32-15 and 34-12 so our boys need to bring their “A game” and make sure they turn opportunities into points. For our young chooks it will be the biggest game these boys have played in their lives and they need to make sure they give it everything on defence and really need to work as a team. No missed tackles and talking to each other will get them over the line.
What Can We Do To Help?
I remember two key days when our Colts boys have been there for our other teams. Eli hit the nail on the head in the B’S chat and pointed this out. Last year at our away game against Coastal these Colts boys dressed up after their game and the support they gave the B’s & Premiers from the sideline was second to none. Then at Vogeltown last year our Colts had their whole team on the sideline and they did not stop cheering on the B’s. From there they moved across to the Premier game with the same noise. These young fellas are the true meaning of club culture and now it is our turn to give them back what they gave the other teams.
On Saturday we have a free bus leaving Tukapa at 12.15pm and heading to Inglewood then returning after the game. I challenge all the Premiers, B’s, and 3rds to fill all 40 seats then the Tukapa Blue and White supporters to fill the rest. Nothing would make me happier than to roll into Inglewood with a full bus of true Blue and White supporters to cheer our Colts on. In saying that nothing would look worse than 10 guys stepping off a 50-seater so please don’t let me down. Bar will be open at 11:00am with a free feed to get us started. AS RANGI LIVES LIFE
After the game, Tukapa will also be open.
If you really don’t think you can make it to the sidelines in Inglewood, then the game will be live-streamed on YouTube TRFU CH 3.
Next up is our club prize giving on the 22nd of July at the chookhouse. After some feedback, we have changed our format for prize giving. We will be having a sit-down meal followed by the band THoze Fellas starting at 8.30pm. The idea is that we get all the players and their partners to the prize giving but we also want to see all the Tukapa supporters as well. In the past, this hasn’t happened. So in the next few days, you will get emailed a link to buy your tickets for this and you will also be able to get them from me at the club on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon. The cost will be $20 for yourself and an extra $10 for your partner. Please support this night.
Your chairman Scotty Siffleet, Blue and White for Life