NEWSLETTER: Te Awamutu Sports No 4



Welcome to our fourth Club newsletter and the second one for 2018.

Thank you for the great response we received from our first three newsletters and we look forward to keeping you up to date with all the happenings.

MARIE DALE: New Programme Facilitator

Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club are pleased to announce that Marie Dale has taken up the role of Programme Facilitator.

This role will incorporate functions at the Albert Park Indoor Centre as well as the Touch modules at the Club.

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Marie has extensive experience in sport, covering roles of Club President, Club Secretary, School Sports Coordinator and umpiring over the last 8 years.

Marie has also dedicated herself to further education with numerous successful Waikato Institute for Leisure and Sport Studies (WILSS) Certificates in Sports Administration, Business Management and Sport Community Development.

“As an organisation, we are over the moon that Marie is coming on board. Her enthusiasm and commitment to make the sport and activities successful will help our organisation grow in the future and help strengthen the delivery of sport to the members of the Club and in the wider Te Awamutu area”, said Peter Arndell, Te Awamutu Sports General Manager.

“She has been nominated for several individual awards for her dedication and skills, and having a local Waipa resident is just another bonus for us”

Marie starts her employment on June 11 and can be contacted on 0274 519 158 or


The hockey season has been underway for a while having started this year mid – March. Our club this year has continued to field 4 womens and 4 mens teams across all Waikaro grades.

Our Ecolab Premier mens and womens teams have finished their brief local derby round and are now well into the Midlands Intercity competion involving the top teams from Counties, Waikato, Tauranga, and Bay of Plenty. Our men have had a solid performance so far and are almost certain to make the championship top 8 round with a game in hand, whilst our women are sitting 5th on the womens table at present but need to make top 6 with a few teams still left to meet in their grading round.

Our 6 various mens and womens Reserve grade teams continue in their respective double local rounds in the Waikato Hockey competition with our Reserve 1 womens Blue team (traditionally a finalist every year) performing strongly. Our Reserve 2 womens Changing Faces and Green teams are also sitting currently in the top 3 of their grade. Our Reserve 1 Onestaff Makos mens team is finding this season a struggle but escaping relegation so far, whist our Reserve 2 OPS Stockfeeds Men and Reserve 3 Absolute Storage Men are holding mid-grade.

The season finishes early September so there is still plenty of hockey ahead and chances for teams to challenge for the top spots in both the Midlands Intercity and Waikato Championship competitions.

Please take note that our TAS Netball club prizegiving will be held on
Saturday 28th July.
Prizegiving will be held at out TAS club rooms at 420 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu.

We will confirm start time and food arrangements etc closer to this time.
Coaches – Please don’t forget to keep an eye on you players for potential nominations for club awards! If you need a list of these awards email us at

To our Coaches, Managers, PCP’s and Umpires…
We just want to say a big THANK YOU! Without you all we wouldn’t be able to provide such a great netball experience for our players, and we greatly appreciated the time and effort you put in to support our club and players. Keep up the amazing work!

A special thanks to our fantastic Netball Sponsors for 2018,, Ecolab, Central Security, Crowe Horwath, Topcrete, Paul Kay Dental.

Home games for A’s (2:45pm) and B’s (1:00pm)
June 2 v Suburbs CSC
June 16 v Leamington
June 30 v Taupiri
July 7 v United Matamata
July 21 v TBA (Home Semi)
July 28 v TBA (Home Final)

A special mention to Simon Kay, who sits on 98 games prior to this weekends game and will bring up his 100th in the next few weeks, also Matthew Towers is sitting on 92 games and should we make the Semis and FInals will also bring up the ton by season end.(depending how injuries and team listings go).

INDOOR MODULES: Term 1 update

Mondays netball final ended our Summer 2018 Sports modules at the Albert Park Indoor Centre. A fantastic 9 weeks saw some fantastic play in multiple sports and heaps of fun along the way. Thank you to everyone who participated and well done to the winners who will make it into our Wall of Champions.

Monday Night Netball League. Winners- Misfits. 48-34 over Balls Up.
Wednesday Night Netball League. Winners- Misfits. 32-39 over Kihikihi.
Misfits continued their good form, winning both our Monday and Wednesday evening Netball Modules. They have been participating in our Netball modules since the indoor centre first opened two and a half years ago and have established themselves as a force on the Indoor Netball scene.

Thursday Night Cricket League. Winners- Hack & Slash. 88-18 over Off The Leash.
Defending champions Hack & Slash managed to retain their shield by winning the final on Thursday in a closely contested game which is not reflected by the score. Paul Wheeler and Dene Franklin set the tone early with the best innings of 39.

The Albert Park Indoor Centre is an indoor venue so as the weather turns it’s a great place to play sport, get fit and keep dry! If you are interested in participating in any of our modules (Indoor Netball or Indoor Cricket) visit the Albert Park Indoor Centre website ( or contact Marie on 0274 519 158 or

‘Have you got our back’ Touch Blacks campaign

Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club were pleased to sponsor and support Touch NZ and the Touch Blacks in the 2018 Open Trans Tasman Series held on April 28th at Rotorua International Stadium.

General Manager Peter Arndell recieved a replica jersey on behalf of TA Sports from the Minister Rt Hon Grant Robertson.


Basketball    TJ Pemberton 021 025 92405 Kingi 029 900 9000
Boxing          Amber Hughes
Cricket          Brett Christopher mobile 027 369 3739
Cycling         Marc Gascoigne (President) 027 290 3790
Hockey         Marty Vickers (President) 021 619110
Jane Stokes (Treasurer)  021 250 7837
Jeanine Wardrop 027 566 9006
Junior Rugby Jeremy Collett (Chairman) – – 021 830 614
Keri Baillie (Secretary) – – 021 231 3640
Lacrosse        Rachel Blake 021 154 6789
Netball            Elayna Crawford (President)
Alyssa-Jayne Foster (Secretary)
Janene Parlane (Treasurer)  021 058 6329
Pipe Band          Verity Torrington (Secretary)
Lance Torrington (Pipe Major) 021 240 5275
Senior Rugby     Willie Berkers Carol Bain
Paul Wheeler 027 336 6158
Touch                Marie Dale  027 451 9158
Te Awamutu Rugby Sports & Recreation Club Inc.
PO Box 365
420 Albert Park Drive

Phone 07 871 3910Our email address for the newsletter is: