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.

Te Upoko O Te Ika Broadcast Partner For Hurricanes Youth Council

Over the past two seasons, Wellington radio station Te Upoko O Te Ika (1161AM) has broadcast a number Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council secondary school and age group fixtures, including coverage of the Under 19 Seeding Tournament and regional Secondary School Finals.

Adrian Wagner (Station Manager) and Dave Piper (Sports Producer) are both enthusiastic supporters of rugby in our region, with the station also broadcasting fixtures in the Heartland Championship and Hurricanes pre-season.

Te Upoko o Te Ika was the first permanent Māori radio station in New Zealand, established in Wellington in 1983 on a trial basis. It went to air on April 1988 as the first permanent Māori radio station. In 1991 Ngā Kaiwhakapūmau created a Trust to take over the ownership and operation of the radio station.

The station has close links with every other Māori radio station and Māori broadcasting organisation, with some fixtures simulcast into other regions. The station’s terrestrial signal can be heard throughout the Wellington region and north into Horowhenua, Manawatu, Wanganui and southern Taranaki, as well as in the northern South Island.

The Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council is grateful to Te Upoko o Te Ika for providing broadcast coverage of rugby fixtures across the Provincial Unions comprising the Hurricanes franchise region.

This Saturday, the station will be providing live coverage of the Under 19 Central Region Shield Final between Manawatu and Wellington, from 12.45pm.

(Published : 08/09/16)



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