Past Club Officials

 The Legend

 

Bruce Hawkins (R.I.P.)
9th November 2007
 
FINAL WHISTLE BLOWS FOR RESPECTED CLUB PATRON

The Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club's foundation Patron Bruce Hawkins passed away on Friday after a brief illness.  Bruce, a life member of the former Napier High School Old Boys Rugby Club, as well as the now amalgamated club, was also a life member of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union. 

Arriving in Napier in 1931 from Central Hawkes Bay,  Bruce joined the Napier High School Old Boys Club of which he remained an active member and administrator right through until the amalagamation in 1990.  At the inaugural AGM both he and the late Frank Mahony were elected as joint Club Patrons of the new club. Bruce's lengthy involvement with the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union saw him attend nearly every union AGM since 1941, missing only two in the past 66 years!

Up until recently Bruce at 98,  still regularly attended the club's games played at the clubs home ground, Tremain Field, Park Island where his favourite viewing spot was from his own 'corporate box' up on the clubrooms stage from where he had an elevated end on view of the game in progress.

Looking back on the amalagamation of the two proud McLean Park based clubs Napier High School Old Boys and Napier Marist in 1990, Bruce always said that this gave him a new lease of  life at the time and he was whole heartedly behind the 'marriage' of  the two great McLean Park rivals and whatever was best for the new club.  Bruce, with his cheery personality was highly respected by the clubs' members and players from juniors through to the premiers and with his passing he will be sadly missed.

His life long service to rugby and the former Napier Old Boys club in particular was a real example to us  all  -

'Ask not what your Club can do for you, but what you can do for your Club'

Robert Barraclough Hawkins

Bruce Hawkins was a legend in his time.  May he rest in Peace.

Past Club Officials 

Club Patron

1991 - 1992 - Bruce Hawkins & Frank Mahony
1993 - 2007 - Bruce Hawkins
2008 - 2019 - Ian MacRae

 

Club President

1991 -1994 - Blair Furlong
1995 - 1998 - Peter Harris
1999 - 2010 - Gary Macdonald
2011 - 2019 - Philip Beck

 

Club Chairman

1991 - Dennis Buckley
1992 - 1994 - Phil Beck
1995 - 1998 - Chris Tremain
1999 - 2003 - Phil Beck
2004 - 2007 - Bernie Blundell
2008 - 2012 - Mike Smith
2013 - 2019 - Terry Gittings

 

Club Secretary

1991- Linda Hogan
1992 - 2006 - Eddie Wilson
2007 - 2014- Sue Hatton
2015 - Shane Carter 

2016 - 2018 - Eddie Wilson

 

Club Treasurer

1991 - 1994 - Sheril Woolhouse
1995 - 1996 - Tirzah McLeod
1997 - 1999 - Andy Matthews
2000 - 2003 - Sid McCann
2004 - 2014 - Sue Hatton
2015 - Shane Carter

2016 - Discontinued (Part of Director of Finance)

 

 Board of Directors

               Rugby               Finance              Club                  Funding             Rugby Development
1997    Pat Benson         Andy Matthews  Bill Halpin          Dennis Buckley    
1998    Brendan Beadle  Andy Matthews  Bill Halpin          Dennis Buckley    
1999    Andy Robertson  Sid McCann       Bill Halpin          Dennis Buckley    
2000    Bill Reilly              Sid McCann      Steve Woolhouse  Mike O'Connor     
2001    Bill Reilly              Sid McCann      Steve Woolhouse  Mike O'Connor     
2002    Bernie Blundell    Sid McCann       Steve Woolhouse  Mike O'Connor     
2003    Bernie Blundell     Bill Reilly           Mike O'Connor      Terry Gittings     
2004    Terry Gittings      Tony Pattison     Mike O'Connor       Bill Reilly           

2005    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Mark Tremain    
2006    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin          
2007    Terry Gittings      Mike Smith         Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin          
2008    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin            
2009    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin         
2010    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin         
2011    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor       Bill Halpin          
2012    Terry Gittings      Craig Riddiford   Mike O'Connor

2013    Jason McDowell  Craig Riddiford  Jamie Beale                                    Kevin Dooney

2014    Jason McDowell  Craig Riddiford  Jamie Beale        Craig Hankins     Kevin Dooney

2015    Jason McDowell  Craig Riddiford  Jamie Beale        Craig Hankins     Kevin Dooney

2016    Jason McDowell  Craig Riddiford  Jamie Beale                                    Matt Wyatt, Craig Gowler

2017    Craig Gowler       Craig Riddiford  Jamie Beale         Bill Halpin            Matt Wyatt 

2018    Craig Gowler       Craig Riddiford   Wade C-S           Bill Halpin            Matt Wyatt

2019    Craig Gowler       Craig Riddiford   Wade C-S           Bill Halpin

 

Club Captain

1991 - 1992 - Kevin Murphy
1993 - 1994 - Bill Halpin
1995 - 1996 - Andy Mathews
1997 - 1998 - Brendan Beadle
1999 - Andy Robertson
2000 - 2002 - Bernie Blundell 
2003 - Peter Bainbridge
2004 - Mark Tremain
2005 - Paul McGettigan
2006 - 2007 - Tim Seed
2008 - 2009 - Terry Gittings
2010 - 2016 - Alan Gardiner

2017Discontinued (Part of Director of Rugby)


Premier Captain

1991 - Roger Aranui
1992 - Aaron Bartlett
1993 - Doug Paulin
1994 - Bevan Lynch
1995 - Bevan Lynch
1996 - Bevan Lynch
1997 - Bevan Lynch
1998 - Andrew Lockyer
1999 - Glen Varcoe
2000 - Glen Varcoe
2001 - Glen Varcoe 
2002 - Howard Murray
2003 - Howard Murray
2004 - Michael Johnson
2005 - Hayden Penny
2006 - Michael Johnson
2007 - Michael Johnson
2008 - Christian Pera
2009 - Michael Johnson
2010 - Michael Johnson
2011 - Michael Johnson
2012 - Michael Coman
2013 - Mark Abbott

2014 - Jarvy Aoake
2015 - Jarvy Aoake
2016 - Sean Skeet

2017 - Chris Johnston
2018 - Chris Johnston