As President of Nelson Rugby Football Club Inc (est.1868) it is my pleasure to welcome you to our official website.
Founded in 1868. Rugby began in 1870 with the first game ever played between Nelson and Nelson College at the Botanical Reserve in Nelson City.
We are extremely proud of our history and heritage and are committed to promoting the development of rugby for all people throughout the Nelson and Tasman region of New Zealand and beyond.
The aim of the website is to update club activities and provide a historical digital repository for future generations of the club to access.
You are invited to browse the site and you may wish to bookmark the web page for your future ease of use.
This year we celebrate the 150th year since the birth of the Club, known at the time as the Nelson Football Club. The Club played a hybrid form of the game — a mixture of Association football and Melbourne Rules football (now known as Australian Rules Football) — until 1870 when Charles Monro introduced the club to rugby as we know it today and the club formally adopted the name Nelson Rugby Football Club.
There are a number of events throughout the year to celebrate our foundation as New Zealand's oldest rugby club. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for events and their dates.
A great night celebrating the establishment of the Nelson Club.
John Goodman's contribution to rugby was recognised with the presentation of the Goodman Cup, to be awarded for service to the Nelson Rugby Club, and the John Goodman Challenge Trophy, presented to the Goodman family by the Tasman Union, that will be played for each week in the senior competition.
Collingwood presented the club with a plaque celebrating the Club's 150th and John MacBeth entertained the crowd with some of his more humorous adventures from a long career commentating on a wide range of sporting events.
The School holiday training day was held on Thursday 26th April. The day was a great success.
Lead by Shane Christie, the kids not only had fun but learnt some impressive skills. We look forward to seeing these skills demonstrated in their games during the season.
Thanks to Quentin, Shane and the team for putting so much work into the day and their commitment to helping our young rugby players be the best they can be.
|18/8/2018||John Goodman 7s|
|8/9/2018||All Blacks vs Argentina, Trafalgar Park|
Sen A Coach: Kade Heke - 027 655 2225
Sen B Coach: Grant Crossett - 027 2566 230
Jnr Club Captains: Quentin Harwood - 03 5470313 and Lee Hall - 021 286 6855.
Secretary: Samantha Burling at firstname.lastname@example.org