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.

Rex Kerr MNZM Honoured At Special General Meeting Reception

Newly appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Rex Kerr, was honoured at a reception arranged by the Council's Executive Board at its Special General Meeting held last week.

Hosted by the Rāhui Football And Sports Club Inc. and the Horowhenua Kapiti RFU Inc., the staff and students of Ōtaki College provided music and a pōwhiri for Rex and his wife Elizabeth, before those attending heard addresses from various speakers who have been involved with Rex throughout his life of service to the community. In response, Rex said the honour was totally unexpected and he reflected on the fact that he had enjoyed every part of his involvement with rugby union over 60 years in various roles.

Rex's comments reinforced the importance of tūrangawaewae and the qualities and values of being a rangatira, kaitono o te iwi, with his leadership always by example – he was not afraid to ask service of others, but only when he was unable to undertake a particular role himself. The Council wishes Rex and Elizabeth every comfort and happiness in their new home at "Summerset on the Coast", in Paraparaumu.

Published : 06/07.24



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