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.

Council Council Confirms 2022 COVID Policy

At it's Executive Board meeting on 13 July, the Council confirmed the policies it will apply for the management of fixtures and residential programmes for its 2022 programme.

In summary, all Council sanctioned fixtures are "Outdoor Community Gatherings".

This means that where a fixture is being played (outdoors) at the "orange setting":

a. there is no limit in terms of the number of people who can be in attendance;

b. those in attendance do not need to wear a face mask, (but it is encouraged); 

c. workers and volunteers at fixtures must wear face masks, (unless exempt).

In terms of point c., team coaches, managers and match officials are all excluded from this requirement, (irrespective of any exemption). Where fixtures are followed by a function for teams (at a venue approved by the Council), all attendees to the function must comply with the requirements of the venue.

For residential programmes, (principally the Under 16 Tournament for boys and the Under 18 Development Tournament for girls), there are specific requirements which each participating Provincial Union must comply with.

The full details of these requirements can be downloaded as part of the overall policy, by clicking here.

(Published : 20/07/22)



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