Message from the President Gerald Wilson
Welcome to the new Season. With a very successful 2016 year behind us we can look forward to many positive performances from our teams and more trophies in the Cabinet. There have been several changes in our coaching and management ranks including the appointment of Simon Kneebone, Head Coach of Div. 1 and Chris England Colts Premier. Thanks to all coaches and support personnel who willingly give their time to ensure the Christchurch Club retains top spot in Canterbury rugby.
It is encouraging to see a number of our younger members taking responsibilities on our very active Rugby committee. A good sign for the future and thanks for your contribution.
Scott Murray heads up our JAB. We have been fortunate over the years to have a strong core of volunteers looking after Junior rugby who have worked tirelessly to provide a strong environment and structure for the young players to enjoy their rugby.
Thanks to the proactive Milsie for organising the working bees at the Club, plus the Oldies, Div 1 and their management team for willingly offering a helping hand. This extra effort is very much appreciated by the Club .
Div. 1 competition starts on 01 April with a gala day being hosted by the Linwood Club. It would be great to see a good turn out of supporters on the day to support Div.1 and then to retire back here at the Club Rooms to review the match.
Hawkins Division 1 Draw, 2017
At the recent Canterbury Sports Awards Dinner we were nominated by Canterbury Rugby for the Club of the Year award. We weren’t the winner but we received a nice plaque to recognise we were a finalist (see photo below). For the record Burnside Bowls were selected as the Club of the Year.
Good luck to all teams for a successful and enjoyable 2017 season.
CFC DIV.1 Playing Squad for 2017
The following squad was announced on Sunday 12 March:
- Steve Alfeld
- Nick Annear
- Jake Ashby
- Jack Burmester
- Kieran Coll
- Sam Cottam
- Dan Dorgan
- Matt Etheredge
- Inga Finau
- Simon Forrest
- Sam Lane
- Oakley Johnston
- Hamish Kilpatrick
- Dan Koster
- Matt Kottier
- Chris Mason
- Nev McGee
- Tui Mika
- William Mills ( Captain)
- Charlie O`Connell
- Ethan Plaskett
- Fraser Scott
- Henry Scott
- Sam Tatupu
- Matt Thatcher
Players also included but currently have Crusaders and NZ U20 commitments:
- Tom Christie
- Will Jordon
- Will Tucker
- Quentin Strange
The last of the pre-season games will be held this Thursday and Saturday, all games will be at CFC!
Thurs 23rd March
Div1 v Sydenham Kick Off 7.30pm
Div2 v Sydenham Kick Off 6pm
Colts Alpha v Sydenham Kick Off 6pm
Saturday 25th March
Colts Bravo v Shirley Kick Off 1pm
CFC netball player numbers are looking really positive and trials are well under way.
If you are still keen to join the club, or know of anyone else who is interested, please contact Chrissy via mobile on 021 775 339 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belfast Rugby Tounament
Christchurch U10 Red coached by (Luan, Charles and Tere) played in the Belfast 10’s Tournament on Saturday 18th March 2017 there were 4 teams Belfast, Lyttleton, Rolleston and CFC Red. They won the tournament and played Lyttleton in the final.
Points was 35 tries for and 1 try against so it was a good hit out for all the boys and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would like to thank Belfast Rugby Club of hosting the tournament as it was well organised and definitely will be going back.
Tiki Tiki Tiki Ra Ra Ra!!