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Kia ora/ Welcome

New Zealand's Oldest Rugby Football Club

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.

Kia Maia,

Shane Graham
President

2018: our 150th year

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.

150th Dinner

Don't miss out on this special occasion - if you would like to attend the dinner please purchase your tickets by:

  • Contacting Jo Harward 027 330 0764
  • Direct credit - account number: 03 1354 0325835 00. Please include your name and 150 dinner in the details section.

 

NRFC Dinner Poster

School holiday training day

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.

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150th Commemorative Logos

150 logos

Dates to remember

5/5/2018 Junior competiton starts
2/6/2018 Club day
2/6/2018 Bs play Collingwood for the Brydon/Strange cup, Trafalgar Park
2/6/2018 150th Dinner
18/8/2018 John Goodman 7s

Register for 2018 online

Junior players click here to register

Senior players click here to register


Interested in being a member?

Players Contact:

Sen A Coach: Kade Heke - 027 655 2225
Sen B Coach: Grant Crossett - 027 2566 230

Junior Coaches/ Players/ Managers Contact:

Jnr Club Captains: Quentin Harwood - 03 5470313 and Lee Hall - 021 286 6855.

Non playing members contact:

Secretary: Samantha Burling at nrfcsecretary@gmail.com

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