Rugby Round Up

Posted Thursday August 24, 2023

Our Girls Rugby Prize Giving was conducted on Monday evening. What an amazing celebration of our growth, success and enjoyment across this rugby season.

We acknowledged our dedicated coaches and management team of our Eastern Combined Under 16 & Under 18 teams, alongside our St Peter's College Year 9/10 team.

We were privileged to hear Casey Caldwell's, (nee Robertson) Black Fern journey and her experiences. Thanks for sharing your story and suggestions for our players moving forward, Casey. You shared some significant insights into the background of that Black Fern space.

Here are our worthy recipients this year:

*Under 18 MVP: Dixie-Leigh Burr

Most Improved: Hannah Hargest

Player's Choice: Hannah Hargest.

*Under 16 MVP: Charlotte Davie

Most Improved: Shelby Phillipson.

*Year 9/10 SPC

MVP: Eva Hellewell-Byars

Most improved: Brooke Hargest.

A shout out to our rugby leavers, Dixie and Lauryn, who have been avid and dedicated SPC rugby supporters and role-models for us all.

Thanks to Pioneer Rugby Club who shared their facilities with us, not only this week, but across the season. Your generosity is much appreciated! Thank you to Justine for assisting in this

We would like to acknowledge our valued and dedicated team of Coaches and Managers who help this rugby waka keep sailing smoothly. We are grateful for you all.

Hayden, Russel & Megan

Mollie, Hera and Gail

Georgia, Amy and Dana T.

We look forward to watching these girls continue to grow and flourish.

Image by: Amy-Rae Rooijackers

It was awesome to see our Year 7/8 girls' team have their first game at home on Monday afternoon. These young ladies are embarking on their rugby careers under the guidance of Coach Elliot and Manager Bridget.

They had a successful first game and now realise what the game of rugby entails. We saw some excellent tackling and defending of the ball - this group of wahine have lots of promise! Try and get along to one of their Monday night fixtures over the next 4 weeks.

Rugby Tournaments:

We wish all those participating and representing SPC with pride and positivity an enjoyable tournament. We have both boys and girls participating in rugby tournament over the next few weeks. These are special memories you will make and cherish forever. Play hard and fair and remember the element of enjoyment and FUN!

Thanks to our coaching and management teams for your efforts with preparation alongside juggling your whānau, your work and additional commitments to attend and make tournaments happen for our students.