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Martinborough Ladies’ Hockey Club

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Ladies’ Hockey Club

The Martinborough Ladies Hockey Club are having a successful season in the Women’s 2 grade this year. Having retained most of last years’ players and gaining a few new younger ones, the team has managed to win more games this season. Team morale is high with playoffs upon us, with just two more wins seeing us top the second half of the grade. Fingers crossed! 

Thank you to all those locals that supported our winter firewood raffle and pinecone fundraiser this year. The raffle was kindly drawn by the Mayor and won by a very appreciative Charlotte Lovell.    

A big thank you also to our sponsors, particularly Crawford Trucking who have supported us for a number of seasons, and the Pukemanu E10 Restaurant. 

Next season we are looking to kit the team out in black and green tracksuits similar to those worn by the Martinborough senior rugby and netball club teams. If there are any potential sponsors out there that would like your businesses logo on our tracksuits, we’d love to hear from you.

Honor Clark Club President

Kahutara School Hockey

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Kahutara School Hockey

Kahutara School have 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 play Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did so well in the early season grading games they have ended up in a tough grade for a young team. Made up of our youngest players from school, comprising 5 to 8 year olds, they are a competitive team showing some great promise. 

The Kahutara 6 Aside A team play 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 played. This team is made up of mainly 9 and 10 year olds, and has a number of talented players. 

The 1st XI has remained in the 11 Aside B grade this season. After two challenging grading games at the start of the season, the team has rallied well with 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Backing up last years’ runner-up performance was always going to be though with losing six Year 8 boys to College at the end of last season. Despite this, the group is working well as a team, with the younger members, having stepped up from lower grades, contributing to the team performance. The team is being well led by Captain Billy McCreary and Vice-Captain Tom Clarkson.   


August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Football

Usually every month I write about the exploits and endeavours of our Junior and Senior teams for the past month.

Sadly after the events of the morning of Tuesday 30th July 2019, where some vandals have decided to use the Senior pitch as a burn out area for their vehicle, I could not bring myself to write about anything apart from the line below..

Disgusting and gobsmacking behaviour from an individual or individuals who have no respect for the local area and people who work tirelessly to keep their beloved sports up and running.



June 18, 2019 June 2019, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Our JAB teams have begun their season, full of energy and enthusiasm.  A huge thanks as always to all the parents, grandparents and caregivers  that give up a chunk of their weekends to transport our kids around.

Our Senior teams are just over half way through their competition, both our Premier and Reserve team are currently sitting in the Top 4, the second half of the competition will be very exciting as both teams strive to make their respective Finals on the 27 July.

Our Club Day is to be held on the 15 June with both Senior teams at home against Greytown.  We have continuous JAB games from 9.30am as well as off field activities such as a bouncy castle.  Our lunch for our Past Players/Members will be at 12.30pm, if you would like to join us for that please let Rachael know benview@xtra.co.nz.

Off the field a bit has been happening.  Thanks to Mitre 10 Martinborough for our new score board, we plan on using our old one on the No2 field.  No doubt the rain will come and we will have to move over there at some stage and its great to see score updates from the warmth of the Clubrooms.  Our Clubrooms is looking very smart with its new roof and spouting – no more leaking roof!  Thanks to Shane Hartnell and his team of helpers – Brad Hartnell, Clayton Hartnell, Richard Mills and James Pakoti.

Our JAB have had two very successful fundraisers recently, the Trail Ride and a Quiz Night, we appreciate the work that goes into these events and also the many people that support them.  Its a busy time of year for everyone involved with the Club so all support however large or small is much appreciated.

Wanting to have a drink in our Clubrooms?  Please make sure you have your membership card with you at all times.  Not a member not a problem! To be a financial member of MRFC it is only $20.  At every home game we have a members draw for a nights accommodation at Waimahea Camping Village or a sports umbrella from Susan Stephen.  Talk to one of the girls behind the bar about signing up at our next home game!

You can always keep up to date or contact us by visiting www.martinboroughrugbyclub.co.nz or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.


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