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.

Girls Under 18 Camp Provides Key Development Opportunity

The Hurricanes regional Under 18 Development Camp for female players was held over the past three days in Hawkes Bay, at Napier Boys’ High School, led by New Zealand Rugby’s Women’s Participation Manager, Marina Canterbury.

The Camp featured a combination of skill development sessions and games between the three participating teams from Hawkes Bay RFU, Manawatu RFU and Whanganui RFU.

Results of fixtures played on Day 1 of the Camp were: Manawatu RFU 27, Hawkes Bay RFU 0; Whanganui RFU 15, Hawkes Bay RFU 12; and Manawatu RFU 31, Whanganui RFU 7.

The Day 2 fixture results were: Hawkes Bay RFU 15, Whanganui RFU 12; Manawatu RFU 32, Whanganui RFU, 0; and Manawatu RFU 47,  Hawkes Bay 0.

The Council would like to acknowledge the leadership provided for the Camp by Mary-Jane Dukin (Hawkes Bay RFU), Xavier Hill (Hawkes Bay RFU), Sturmey Kahurangi (Manawatu RFU), Mahalia Polson (Manawatu RFU), Sosoli Talawadua (Whanganui RFU) and the volunteers from the participating Provincial Unions who have made the Camp possible.

The Council also acknowledges the support of New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) without whose financial support, the Camp would not have been possible.

(Published: 06/10/22)



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