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March 15, 2017 March 2017, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

321C4912Thank you to everyone that supported the Pukemanu Bullride, another awesome night!  Thanks to James Bruce, Josh Hawkins, Parklee Bucking Bulls, all our valued sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, and everyone that supported this event!  We’ll see you all next year!

Thank you to all the guys that got up early, some on their feet for almost 12 hours, and slaved over a hot BBQ at Scotty’s BBQ at the recent Fair.  This has been a great fundraiser for the club for many years now, thanks Scotty, see you next month with some of the “younger” guys! … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017 March 2017, Regular Features, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

It was close but Rookie Justin Morris wasn’t too fazed with not breaking or equalling the course record held by Lance Phelps after securing his first win as a Professional at the the 2017 Invitational Spark Pro Am at Martinborough recently. The field of 43 PGA professionals were highly complimentary of the course and the progress in upgrading our greens though a number did stumbled with our Par 3’s with very few managing to birdie them.

Morris, teeing off first thing took full advantage of the calm conditions scoring 10 birdies, paring  the 4 Par 3’s, the only blip came on his last hole when he bogeyed the 18th. to record his Gross 63. This score was three shots clear of the three way tie in second place to Wesley Jeon who eagled Numbers 1 and 2, though bogeyed the par 3’s 12 and 16. … Continue Reading

WBS Martinborough FC News

March 15, 2017 March 2017, Sports Comments Off on WBS Martinborough FC News

After recently taking over the Junior Soccer side of things, myself and a team of willing parents have recently started up a Development/skills training session for all the local children who are interested in Football/Soccer. These are held every Saturday morning at the Coronation Park grounds in New York Street from 9.30am until 11am (weather permitting). There is no charge for attending as the parents involved are doing this purely to develop our children and because we enjoy the game too. The feedback so far from kids who attend and their parents has been a fantastic thumbs up and this is only the start!

Also, working on from the Juniors, we have been successful in getting approval from Capital Football for a Senior Martinborough side to start this season (April 2017) and a huge thank you to Wairarapa Building Society for their sponsorship to enable us to purchase our initial kit – the team will be known officially as WBS Martinborough FC from here on in. … Continue Reading

Golf club news

February 16, 2017 February 2017, Sports Comments Off on Golf club news

Golf-club-newsThe recent nation wide promotion “She loves Golf Campaign” has provided an unexpected bonus, a number of men  and families also expressed an interest and have joined the Club.
Martinborough was one of the first Clubs to embrace the nine hole membership concept and over recent years with the highly successful Bring a friend day the numbers have steadily increased to the current membership number of 57. (40 Women and 17 Men).   … Continue Reading


Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

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