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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

Martinborough Golf Round Up for September

October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Round Up for September

The winning Lamb & Chardonnay team (from left) Shane, Craig, Scotty & Nige.

As the first month of Spring passes us by, we’ve enjoyed some fine weather and endured some stormy weather.  The huge winds toward the end of the month brought a large number of trees down and left debris covering the course; as usual a wonderful army of guys rallied with their chainsaws and tools of the trade to clear the course and make it safe and clear.  Although it was sad to see the big mac go on the corner of the 17th I must admit the view from the white tees is more appealing now!!

Grumpies winners this month have included Phil Reid, Griff Page and Bill Jago.

T he ladies club champs have been in full swing in the month of September – unfortunately the results will have to be printed in the next edition!  They attempted to retain the Cotter Rose Bowl but the Masterton girls used their home advantage, our girls came second.  The Wairarapa 4 ball best ball was played and Debbie Donaldson will have har name put on the trophy again this year for having the best gross score of 78 along with her partner, former Martinborough Club member, Pip Smith (nee Kirk). Wednesday winners have included Sandra Petersen, Adele Cairns, Julie Weber and Nicky Warren. … Continue Reading


Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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