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Eddie Wilson



Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


26 November 2017

Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports - weekly competition & draw winners - NZ Marist - affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports - Club Social events  -  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments in this publication are not necessarily those
of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.


“Team up with a Winning Club in 2017

28th Annual General Meeting
At the clubrooms on Monday 11 December
at  5.30pm sharp

All Members – Intending Members & Supporters



Report of the PRESIDENT
   At the start of this year I said our challenge as a club was to repeat the high level of success we had achieved in 2016.  Well the curtain has finally come down on the playing season for 2017 and what a year it has been for us all. Without doubt it has been the most successful one in the history of our Club. Even better than 2016!!   Just look at all the trophies we have won for our “on the field” playing performances – including winning the Black and White Shield for the third year in succession for being the best performing rugby club in Hawkes Bay.

I would like to pay a special tribute to our Premier Team for their incredibly successful record in 2017.  Unbeaten throughout the year, winning every trophy you contested and playing expansive and attractive rugby.  Our supporters loved your amazing team spirit and the obvious enjoyment you all displayed both on and off the field.

There have been many highlights for me personally but seeing our Premier ‘flagship’ team win the coveted Maddison Trophy for the second consecutive year was fantastic and confirms that we were ‘simply the best’ for the 2017season.   Thank you for some great memories.

Details of our 4 senior teams performances for this season are given in the Director of Player Development  (Matt Wyatt) report.  It provides further background and understanding of the huge efforts that were made over a long season to enable this success to be realised.  It should be noted that our Colts team reached the semi-finals in their competition and our Premier Development team reached the finals of their competition.   Both teams contributed significantly to our club winning the Black & White Shield again.

The Junior Rugby report from Bevan Condin shows that 2017 was another busy year for them with some 300 kids playing in 19 teams on a Saturday morning and 4 players making the Napier Ross Shield team.   I would like to acknowledge those volunteers in this part of the club all of whom are creating wonderful experiences for our young players.

Our clubs financial performance for 2017 is detailed in the Director of Finance (Craig Riddiford) report.   It reveals that the club still has a strong balance sheet and this is another great result.  I believe we have achieved a successful balance between building a vibrant club and being financial sustainable.

To all our coaches, team managers and volunteers thank you for the time you have given over the season.  It has truly been a remarkable one and your efforts have been massive.

Also a big thanks to the Board of Directors who have given such great service.  I believe the decisions they make are always done in the best interest of the club.

I wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018.

Phil Beck




Financial Performance


The 2017 financial statements show a net surplus after depreciation of $8,734.

This is in line with last year’s positive result.


The major changes in income and expenses are as follows:



Increase in Sponsorship Income of $16,000

Decrease in Administration Expenses of $5,000



Increase in Rugby expenses of $8,000

Increase in Repairs & Maintenance of $10,000


Sponsorship Income

We bought a number of new sponsors on board this year with new sponsorship packages such as the warm up tees and monthly payment options. We expect this to increase again next year.


Administration Expenses

The decrease in administration costs comes from not advertising extensively for coaches and players, not having any bad debts to write off and not having any legal fees relating to the lease of the premise.


Rugby Expenses

The main Increase in rugby expenses was in Playing Expenses. This was additional Jerseys, socks and shorts purchased.


Repairs and Maintenance

We had a significant repair bill to fix the bar chiller this year.


Financial Position


The club still has a strong balance sheet with equity of $490,000 and no borrowings.

Our cash position has increased due to the surplus for the year.


Craig Riddiford





New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
Your enquiries


‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2018’

For all Rugby Matters please contact -

Craig Gowler
Director of Rugby & Premier head coach  -  0272 402 550


Matt Wyatt
Director of Rugby Development  - 
022 616 4250


NOBM Coaching Staff - 2018


Head coach  - Craig Gowler

Assistant  - Steve Bennet

Management  - Greg Lindsey / Todd Donaldson / Tim Jones

Other assistants / advisors tbc by head coach 

Premier Development

Head coach  - Sam Williams

Assistant  - Kurt chambers

Management  - TBC


Head coach  - Steve Smithers

Assistant  - Monty Monteith

Management  - Bevan Hanlon / Allan Poy

Other assistant  - TBC





Coaching  - Ellery Wilson / Sam Weber

Management  - Tim Jones/Craig Gowler/ Matt Wyatt





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our  Mission  statement

"To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it
would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis"


See YOU at the Clubrooms -
on  Saturday afternoons
All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers at the clubrooms.

Call in for a cool TUI or two..... and a game of Pool


Clubrooms Hire
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

- Jamie Beale 
Mobile - 021 0826 5142
Club Bar Manager
- Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile - 021 059 3943




how’s this for a we wish to point out that the usual start time for our AGM at the clubrooms has been 6pm in the past. This year on Monday 11 December the 28th Annual General Meeting will be at 5.30pm sharp due to another clubrooms booking at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you there at 5.30pm.  All Members and Players WELCOME.

THAT a reminder to our players who were presented with Cups at the annual Dinner & Trophy presentation evening could you please returned them back to the clubrooms at  your earliest convenience so we can complete our 2017 display of trophies.  Trophies still to be returned are from Jarrod Travers – Colts.  Sam Miringaorangi, Tim Jones, George Moleli  – Reserves.  Johnny Lauano – Premier.   Morunga Whaanga,  – Club Awards.     

THAT whatever the outcome in Cardiff a long established rugby custom will be the winner.  Steve Hansens’s answer to a Welsh reporter who asked him if he and Warren Gatland would be having a beer together after the test or whether it would depend on the result.  Hansen replied that they drew the series in New Zealand and had a drink there.  Win or lose we’ll always have a drink. That’s part of what rugby is all about.

THAT the new Parish Priest for the Napier region who is taking over from Fr Peter Head SM who is moving to ChrIstchurch is Fr Barry Scannell SM from Wellington who incidently is the current chaplain to the Marist St Pats RFC.

mark Monday 11 December in your Diaries now - this is the date of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Clubs 28th Annual General Meeting which will commence at 5.30pm.  All Members and intending members are invited to attend.  Pass the Word Around.

THAT the success of last weekends 2nd annual NOBM Invitational Sevens tournament is still being talked about and several comments have been passed on from visiting participants as to what an ideal and compact venue we are fortunate to have, with a great playing surface on the two inside Tremain Fields as well as the modern adjacent clubrooms and social facilities.  I reckon a lot of our members must take what we have for granted and don’t realise just what a prime location our club base is. 

THAT it’s certainly pretty obvious that the All Blacks are using this northern tour as a rebuilding period and the chance o blood a number of younger less experienced players in the test arena with a lot of it forced on squad due to the larger number of injuries to front-liners.  We will certainly take not of their performances and just how many kick-on in seasons to come.

the final test of the northern tour against Wales was certainly a cracker especially with less possession and territory the AB’s managed to absorb the pressure throughout the game and come away with a respectable 33-18 scoreline in their favour.  Despite this one still has to hand it to the Red Devils though as they certainly came out to play in this mornings (NZ time) test.  It’s certainly been a long time between drinks for the hosts as this match in Cardiff was the 30th consecutive test Wales had lost to the All Blacks.

THAT a reminder to our readers – If  YOU would like to contribute or offer your comments re rugby, our Club, or send a Letter to the Editor on any matter,  then please feel free to email your contribution to me.  We look forward to your comments and ideas.

THAT this weeks edition will be also posted as usual on the clubs website  - add this to your favourites for future reference.   Ed


++++ Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.


“We need to take it out of the referee’s hands, and we need to be better at what we do.”
AB’s assistant coach Ian Foster.

“We’ve got 10 guys out as well… but on the positive side we’re getting a lot of guys exposed to rugby they wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to and we’ll be better for that.”
Steve Hansen.

“He’s successful. They won the title under him at the Crusaders and he’s been a natural leader in our group for some time now.”

Hansen continues.

“Old Lazarus, back from the dead, that fella. He reckons he’s got a broken shoulder and is out for six months, the next thing you know he’s starting a test match.  It must be something in the water.  Unbelievable.”
Lima Sopoanga on team mate Rieko Ioane.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – What was the result of the Wales vs Australia test two weeks ago ?     

Poser 2 -
 What do Sam & Luke White, Aaron Smith and Codie Taylor have in common ?    

Poser 3
 - Prior to last nights test when was the last time Wales won a test against the All Blacks ?   

Last Weeks Poser – In last years OB Marist Invitation 7’s Tournament who did they beat in the Final  ?     Answer – Southern Sharks (Taranaki – Napier OBM won 43-5)

Poser 2 -
 Also in the 2016 OBM Hosted tournament who won the Colts section ?      Answer – Hastings R&S (beat Napier OBM 26-5)

Poser 3
 - How many tries did the All Blacks score in the midweek games against France ?    Answer -  4 tries


All Blacks Northern Tour

5 Nov.  Barbarians 22 All Blacks 31
12 Nov.  France 18 All Blacks 38
15 Nov.  France 23 All Blacks 28
19 Nov.  Scotland 17 All Blacks 22
26 Nov.  Wales 18 All Blacks 33



New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Successful unbeaten Tour
> > > 2017 NZ Marist Colts Tour (Bay of Plenty-Waikato regions) – 18-27 August
Vs. Te Awamutu Marist XV  won 29-15 ,   Greerton Marist XV won 26-10,   Rotorua St Michaels XV won 29-15,   NZ Harlequins U21 XV won 51-15
NZ Marist Senior XV  vs  NZRU Heartland XV  -  Timaru  -  4 November  2017  - lost 39-41

> 2018 South Island Marist Tournament
to be hosted by the Ashburton Celtic Club
> 2018 – 87th Spillane TournamentAuckland9-11 March 2018
> 2018 NZ Marist Colts Tour (Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill)

>>>  <<<
Check out the NZ Marist website -





Saturday 25 November

No results this weekend, sorry.

Only 3 teams playing NOBM Prems lost, NOBM Big Barrel & NOBM Lee Ford Ladies both won.  
Unfortunately no post match presentations were held due to clubrooms and cricket pavilion having pre-bookings

Patron – John O’Shaughnessy    President – Dave Herrick 
 Secretary – Andrew Frame   Treasurer – James McCorkindale   Auditor – David Pearson   Club Captain/Development Officer – to be appointed  
Committee: Del Whyte,  Matthew Sinclair,  Glen Walklin,  Daniel Whyte,  Tony Sheriff,  Gary Leah,  Abby Burrows,  Calim Leathard  - plus Club Coach and Team Captains.

The new Cricket season is now underway

Pass the word around  -  See You There

For all Cricket Info please contact:
- Secretary - Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  -
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  -

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2017-18 Season


Contacts:  Club Chairman: Craig Smith.    Secretary: Abby Whitley - 027 8450 735  -
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour - 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2017/18 season



NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin (Chairman), Jason Evans (Convenyor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),

Waka Petera, Dave Walls, Rochelle Williams, Steve Eustance and Rachel Bentley.

IMPORTANT - We really want as many people registering online to avoid pre-registration nights.


For further Junior Rugby Info please contact > Bevan Condin  (021) 160 5118   or   Hayley Ceselli  (021) 765 701
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2018”


EHM Netball 

Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.

For any further info about anything to do with netball contact one of the following

President – Michelle Drinkrow   0274273137  -
Secretary/Treasurer – Jacqui Gardiner   0272398204  -
Club Captain – Loren White  -
Social director – Teech Christie  -
Gear custodian – Jo Exeter   0276227607  -
Other committee members include Nicolette Walker and Victoria Anderson

'Team up with Napier ExHigh Marist Netball in 2018'


Thanks to our clubs major sponsors -
Alexander Electric  -  Red Steel  -  Tamatea Pak n Save.

Next season we will  have more opportunities to sponsor our junior teams or other senior teams so please contact Kevin Murphy 027 297 0238 if you want to discuss how your business can be part of the clubs exciting 2018 year.
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  -  0272 970 238 
-    /

New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2018

Leprauchan Comments

The good Father was warning his listeners about the suddenness of death. "Before another day is ended," he thundered, "somebody in this parish will die."
Seated in the front row was a little old Irishman who laughed out loud at this statement.
Very angry, the priest said to the jovial old man, "What's so funny?"
"Well!" spoke up the oldster, "I'm not a member of this parish."


An Italian lawyer and an Irishman are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that Irishmen are so dumb that he could put something over on them easily...So the lawyer asks if the Irishman would like to play a fun game. The Irishman is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The Italian lawyer persists, and says that the game is a lot of fun.

“I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only €5.00 you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you €500.00,” he says. This catches the Irishman's attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game. The lawyer asks the first question. “What's the distance from The Earth to the Moon?” The Irishman doesn't say a word, reaches in his pocket pulls out a five euro note and hands it to the lawyer.

Now, it's the Irishman's turn. He asks the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?” The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he could find on the Net. He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After over an hour of searching he finally gives up. He wakes up the Irishman and hands him €500.00.

The Irishman pockets the €500.00 and goes right back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Irishman up and asks, “Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?” The Irishman reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer €5.00 and goes back to sleep.

The Moral of the story is  -  Don't mess with the Irish!

Liam had left Dublin to go up to Belfast for a bit of skydiving, Late Sunday evening he was found in tree by a farmer.
“What happened” said the farmer, Liam replied.
“My parachute failed to open.”
“Well,” said the farmer, “if you had of asked the locals before you jumped, they would have told you nothing opens here on a Sunday.”


We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  -  Pop in for cool Tui or two  - Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.   All members and Friends Welcome
............. Ed

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2017 Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors

HB Insurance Brokers  -  Richard Kepka Builders  -  Sideline Bar  - Tremain Real Estate  -  Maurice Trapp.Com  -
 Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  -  DB Breweries  - Hawkes Bay Seafoods  -  Napier Collision Repair  -  Devine Plumbing  -
  BJ Mahony Shearing  -  Conroy Removals  -  Napier Sandblasting  -  Danks Carpet Court  -   YOU Travel  -  Nelson Signs  -  Shape Life & Financial Brokers -  BWR  -  Best Travel  -  Lawson Robinson  -  Motordrome Tyre Service -  Balmoral Pharmacy  –  Kooga  -  Onekawa Liquorland  -  Chris Wiig  -  J J Richards  -  Cautions Restaurant @ Shed 2  -  Konica Minolta  -  Proactive  - Vertex - Phoenix Electrix  - Red Steel - Tamatea Pak-n-Save
Eastern & Central Community Trust  -  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  -
Infinity Foundation Ltd  -  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  -  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust  -