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.

Under 18 Development Squad Take On Blues In Taupo

Last Sunday at Owen Delany Park in Taupo, two teams from the Hurricanes Under 18 Development Camp held earlier in the week at Napier Boys’ High School, applied their training against players selected for the Under 18 Blues Development Camp.

The first of the Hurricanes sides (named “Perenara”) lost their fixture by 14 points to 34, however the second Hurricanes selection (named “Coles”) won their encounter by 18 points to 10. 

From each fixture, the Hurricanes selectors named two players (a forward and a back), as the “Players of the Team”, from their respective development squads, as follows.

“Perenara” Team

Sam Smith, Wairarapa College, (Forward) and Ropati So'oalo, Aotea College, (Back)

“Coles” Team

Iona Apineru, SPC Silverstream, (Forward) and Josiah Maraku, Feilding High School, (Back)

Special Awards

Sam Smith (left) and Te Kamaka (TK) Howden (right)

Sam Smith (Wairarapa College) was the recipient of the 2018 Outward Bound scholarship, while TK Howden (Feilding High School) received the "Hurricane For A Week" award

The Council's Executive Board would like to thank Hurricanes Recruitment & Development Manager, Darren Larsen and all the Hurricanes and Provincial Union staff who in some way (large or small) assisted in making the 2018 Camp a memorable and successful experience for all those who participated.

(Published : 16/07/18)



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