Hurricanes to visit Gisborne!

Tairāwhiti has the opportunity next Wednesday to rub shoulders with rugby royalty, the Hurricanes squad!

This will be an opportunity to meet the team, enjoy some relaxed conversation and interviews with players and management detailing life as a professional player and difficulties faced and addressed in their own business.

Spots are limited, to register email Limited to 120 @ $30 per person


Ladies, become an Olympian!

The Black Ferns ‘Go For Gold’ programme is coming to Gisborne, next Wednesday (the 15th)!
In 2012, New Zealand Rugby undertook a nationwide search for talented sports women with an Olympic dream. Fast forward to Rio 2016. Five of the women standing on the medal podium could trace their journey to the Olympics back to their selection for the Go For Gold search four years earlier.
The journey towards Tokyo 2020 has begun, and New Zealand Rugby is searching for more sevens talent!
They want athletes with speed, agility, power, a competitive streak, a strong work ethic, a love for sport and a great team attitude. You don’t need any prior rugby experience to be involved – they will show you the ropes.

Share it around, and contact Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union for more info

GO FOR GOLD: Join the team

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a #BlackFerns7s player? If you do, our 'Go For Gold' programme could be just for you!We are looking for future players to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will be holding training camps around the country in February.If this sounds like you, find out more information at

Posted by Black Ferns on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Poverty Bay U18 and U15 ‘did their district proud’

Poverty Bay development manager Dwayne Russell said the Poverty Bay under-18 girls and u15 girls “did their coaches and the district proud’ at a sevens tournament in Marton.
“Both teams were up against bigger unions winning four of their five games,” said Russell.
“It was a round-robin tournament with no final games and the the girls were a credit to their coaches and the union.
Under-15 coach and Bay Heartland midfielder sevens stalwart, TK Moeke said the opportunity to coach the team was a blessing.
“Watching them develop over the past weeks at training and how they implemented all their skill learned in the games was awesome to watch. he said.
“It amazes me how these young girls can be so dedicated to sevens rugby., training 4-to-5 days a week and managing their school work just goes to show the hard work pays off.
“A lot of our girls made a big impression on New Zealand sevens selector Chad Tuoro.”

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