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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Martinboprough 1st 11 and MIS Falcolns on Grand Final day

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 at full time.  Martinborough was then defeated 3-1 in a penalty shoot out to finish runners up for the second year in a row.  We will try again next year!  Congratulations to all of the players, Neens Bruce (coach) and Carolyn Jephson (manager) – a champion team.  

We held our prizegiving and breakup on 9th September.  A big thank you to all the coaches and managers for their time and commitment at weekly games and practices.  Well done to all our players and in particular the following trophy winners this year:

Marty Comets (6-aside D) – coach Olivia Aring/manager Moreton Anderson:

Most Valuable Players:  Flinn Aring and Zak Gudsell

Most Improved Player:  Lena Teofilo-Larkin

Most Conscientious Player:  Jamie Anderson … Continue Reading

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports Comments Off on Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School 1 st 11 Hockey team

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 so well in the early season grading games they ended up in a tough grade for a young team. Made up of our youngest players, comprising 5 to 8-year olds, they were a competitive team showing some great promise. MVP for the season was Samantha Morgan. 

The Kahutara 6 Aside A team played Friday nights in the half field grade. This grade is designed as a step up from the quarter field grade, with a lot more space for players to pass. More emphasis is placed on learning the rules of hockey with penalty corners, long corners and feet obstructions all played. This team was made up of mainly 9- and 10-year olds, and has a number of talented players. MVP for the season was Grace Jaspers. 

The Kahutara School 1st XI remained in the 11 Aside B grade this season. After two challenging grading games at the start of the season, the team rallied well finishing with 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Backing up last years’ runner-up performance in the grade was always going to be tough, especially having lost six Year 8 boys to College at the end of last season. Despite this, the group worked really well as a team, with the younger members certainly contributing to the team performance. The team were capably led by Captain Billy McCreary and Vice-Captain Tom Clarkson. Trophy winners this season were; Most Improved Player: Makaela Murray, Most Dedicated: Guy Jaspers and Marci Pillar, with also special mention of Guy Handyside and Rhiannon Clark, and Most Valuable Player: Billy McCreary.   

Honor Clark   Kahutara School Hockey Co-ordinator

Junior Rugby

October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports Comments Off on 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 that received awards and this years Prizegiving and to all our JAB players that have represented Wairarapa Bush this season.

Thank you to all our sponsors this season that helped with getting our U11 down south, all food that was donated for the trail ride and all the continuous support through out the season.

Huge thank you to all our coaches and managers this season, MRFC is a great family to be apart of and nothing goes unnoticed.

The 2020 season is just around the corner with some amazing opportunities in the pipeline, keep an eye for what’s in store. If anyone is wanting to sponsor or support the 2020 JAB Season please contact Kaitlin on 02102489647

Note: Working Bee Sunday 27th October


October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Congratulations to the Award recipients at the recent WBRU Awards night…
A huge achievement for our Club receiving the Sir Brian Lochore Trophy, Supreme Award for Club of the Year!
Tipene Haira received the Pat Shannahan Trophy – Premier Player of Year, the Kingi Matthews Trophy – Maori Player of the Year as well as the Patrick Rimene Trophy – Top Points Scorer.  James Bruce was the recipient of the Lane Penn Trophy – Coach of Year.

On Sunday 6 October we will be screening the only All Blacks game in the Clubrooms vs Namibia.  We will start at 4pm with some social games of Touch, a sausage sizzle cooked by the team at Property Brokers with the big game due to kick of at 5.45pm.  A fun evening with all ages welcome!

WORKING BEE – Sunday 27 October 10am
Time to give the Clubrooms it’s yearly spruce up, we are also looking for some handy painters to give the changing sheds a lick of paint!
All help appreciated, many hands make light work!! … Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

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