Annual Under 15 Boys' Tournament

As part of Winter Tournament Week, the annual Under 15 Tournament comprises sixteen teams from secondary schools (on an invitational basis) who compete in a Cup and Plate section for the Rex Kerr Trophy.

Annual Under 16 Boys' Tournament

Every year in the third term school holidays, the Council holds New Zealand's premier tournament for Under 16 players, comprising teams from all member Provincial Unions, competing in two divisions for the Don Broughton Shield, the Saracens Cup and the Manaaki Tangata Trophy.

Annual Under 18 Boys' Competition

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Provincial Unions, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield first competed for in the 1990's.

Annual Under 19 Tournament

This competition comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, and a Hurricanes Heartland Team (comprising players from the Council's member Heartland Provincial Unions), competing for the Central Region Shield on a home and away basis.

Annual Under 20 Heartland Development Series

Comprising teams from the regions Heartland Provincial Unions, the Heartland Development Series is held annually over two weeks, with teams competing for the Hurricanes Under 20 Cup.

Girls' Rugby Development Programmes

Every year, with the support of New Zealand Rugby, the Council provides Development Days, an Under 15 Tournament and an Under 18 Development Camp for young women within the Hurricanes Region.

Annual Hurricanes Sevens Tournament

The best secondary school Sevens players in the region (in Boys and Girls divisions) compete for the Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Cup, hosted by Wairarapa-Bush.

40th Year Of Under 19 Competition Kicks-Off On Saturday

20-time Central Region Shield champion, Wellington RFU, will kick-off their defence of the Council’s Under 19 competition this coming Saturday in Upper Hutt at the New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport (NZCIS), in a first-up match against the 2023 Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 side.

The Hurricanes Heartland team was selected following the recent completion of the 2023 Heartland Development Series in Bulls and in a warm-up game defeated the Whanganui RFU Development team by 21 points to 7 at Cooks Gardens two weeks ago. In a pre-season match last Saturday, the Wellington Under 19 side defeated the Wellington Fijian team.

In the other match of the first round, Manawatu RFU host Hawkes Bay RFU in Palmerston North.

(Published: 22/08/23)



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