Chooks News 7 June 2024

Chairpersons Update

Not bad results last week. I can't remember the last time we picked up a clean sweep in Rahotu. It was great to see the amount of support down in Rahotu. Even our under-13 team stopped in on their way back from playing in Opunake. 

This week is another big weekend for the club with all teams at home against NPOB, Kaitake, and Clifton. We always love a chance to come up against our across-town rivals from the White House. We have a lot of respect for each other, but we also love to get a win over them. For our senior thirds, it is the first time we have Kaitake visiting us since they came back into the comp, and I know our fellas are really looking forward to going head-to-head with the boys from the river. Our Toa take on the top-of-the-table Clifton Ladies, who are a classy outfit with talent to burn. But our ladies have been putting in the hard work, and the coaches tell me they had the best training ever on Wednesday. Well done, ladies on all the hard work. Let's get a meat pie this week.

Follow the link to view or download this weekends Game Day Program

LivestreamTukapa Premier vs NPOB 2:45pm, Pre-game buildup 2:35pm

Those few who can't make it to the game this weekend can watch the Livestream on our Tukapa Rugby Facebook page.

Collective First National Day

This week sees our Collective First National day to give thanks for our long-serving sponsorship agreement with them. Shawn and the team will be hosted in the Ford marquee on the dead-ball line by our life members and board members. This relationship goes back 10 years and they are massive supporters of our Junior program and Senior program. The backing they give us in both shirts for our juniors and financial gain to the club is massive. Please ensure we make them feel welcome at our club.

Nathan Lawrence Brings up 50

This week sees Nathan Lawrence bring up 50 caps as Coach of the Premiers. Nathan came to us from Auckland four years ago and has fit into Tukapa really well. Nathan played for Ponies in Auckland and also coached Auckland under-85s. He got to know Jack Kirifi through the Ponies. Jack gave me a heads up that Nathan was looking to move to New Plymouth, so I front-footed it and thought, how do you win over an Aucklander and get him to come to our club? You take them out for a flat white. Nathan also had a meeting with another New Plymouth club, and I guess our coffee was better. Since Nathan has been here, he has coached three years with Beast and now Scott. He is a very detailed coach who is also very good with the IT side of rugby and video. The amount of hours Nathan puts in each week, not just on the field coaching but sitting at his laptop, is second to none. He is also our head player recruitment officer as well. It's great to see Nathan's whole family fitting in well, with all three of his kids playing for Tukapa and his wife Nat has become a great Tukapa wife, letting Nathan spend a lot of time at Tukapa. Thank you for all your volunteer hours at Tukapa, and we hope it is still just the beginning.

Tukapa Corn Hole comp

After the speeches this week, we will have a Tukapa Cornhole comp, so be sure to stay around and take part. See you all Saturday!

Sponsorship Update

This week we take a break from our Sponsorship update, But if you are a sponsor and keen to feature please send me a email scott@lifestylebuilding.co.nz

Let us see you all at the Chook House tomorrow it's going to be a cracker day.

Blue and White for Life
Scotty Siffleet



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New Plymouth, 4310

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