Nelson Rugby Football Club fixtures schedule and results of games are available on the Tasman Rugby Union website.
Congratulations to our Mitre 10 First Division Tasman Mako team on achieving the title in a manner befitting the expectations of the region and the people of the Top of the South. 12-0 is no small achievement, a team full of Nelson players and leadership we feel justifiably proud that we have contributed to this success story.
The club rugby programme has been challenging with Murray Scott leading the Senior Team and Daniel McDonald leading the Senior B. It’s fair to say that this year has been a development year and the results reflect this as we build for next year's season. I want to thank Murray personally for all his efforts where he put up his hand when no one else did. to the Senior B side/Bravo company, well done and congratulations on building a strong base to move forward.
Our junior club is in good heart and sees our long serving Junior Club Captains Quentin and Jo Harwood continuing their sterling work. The John Goodman Sevens continues to grow, even if the weather didn't play ball this year, and the number of teams that turned out despite the weather is a testament to John.
Senior Prize Giving celebrates the senior players and members of the Club who, through their contribution and behaviour epitomise the values of the club.
It was a great evening, filled with camaraderie, laughter and divine food.
Pugh Cup: Connor Higgins
Gargulio Trophy: David Egelstaff
Under 21 Player of the year: Saul Lewis
Most Improved Player: Paddy Miller-Leaf & Cody Dellaca
Sportsman of the Year: Thomas Goodman
Most Improved Player: Jessie Nepia
Player of the year: Dion Ward
Fowler Trophy - Sportsman of the year: Navarre Harbour
Most Valuable Person: Samantha Burling and Jonathan Corfe
Tenant Trophy - Administrator of the year: John Brydon
Presidents Cup (selected by Club President): Quentin Harwood
John Goodman Trophy (selected by the Goodman family): Jonathan Corfe
The junior club celebrated the achievements of their players at a lunchtime function at the clubrooms on Sunday 8th September.
Awards were given to players who had contributed to their team's success through their skills, attitude and commitment to their teams.
The coaches found it hard to decide who to award the individual prizes, as they all noted what a great season their team's had, with the players stepping up, working hard at training and during the games, looking out for each other and showing a great attitude.
Ash Millar was awarded the Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club, acknowledging his last seven years coaching his team - this years U13s.
Special thanks to Quentin and Jo Harwood for the amazing job they do running the junior club and to coaches for the great work they do with their teams.
U7 sevens player of year: Jett Leslie
U12 sevens player of the year: Will Daniel
McDonald's trophy for outstanding attitude: Emily Claridge
Female player of the year: Lucy Mahuika
Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club: Ash Millar
Player of the year: White Blake Oostingh, Most Improved: Liam Angus, Sportsperson: Alex Shefford, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Cory Trusler
Player of the year: Jago Doherty, Most Improved: Zacaia Lunai and Finley Hogan, Sportsperson: Charlie McNeill, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Emily Claridge
Player of the year: Jett Leslie, Most Improved: Oliver Shattock and Jake Crosbie, Sportsperson: Keira Anderson and Neveah Pluck, Coaches choice: Mikayla Smith, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Ruby Anderson
Player of the year: Hezekiel Tupuola, Most Improved: Kayden Trusler, Sportsperson: Ashton Harris – Russell, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Robbie Freeman
Player of the year: White Emmett Crockett, Most Improved: Harry Flewellen, Sportsperson: Jaylin Jefford, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Kru Smith
Player of the year: Welfare Schwenke, Most Improved: Emmett Cochrane, Sportsperson: E J Schwenke, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Edwin Acland
Player of the year: Leo Saunders, Most Improved: Theo Kemplen, Sportsperson: Jack Hall, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Quinn MacDonald
Player of the year: Awatea Rahui, Most Improved: Alex Walzl, Sportsperson: George Lewis, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Vinn Smith
Player of the year: Joseph Schwenke, Most Improved: Xavier Stewart, Sportsperson: Finn Dallas, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Matthias Campbell
Player of the year: Norman Williams, Most Improved: Sirrus Hoeksma – Baker and Reed Deuxberry Sportsperson: Zac Irving,McDonalds Champion Attitude: Campbell Folly
Player of the year: Tom Perkins, Most Improved: Archie Geddes and Miles McCarthy, Sportsperson: Ania Morgan and Ruby Thomas, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Dylan Browning
Player of the year: Kobi Moser, Most Improved: Oliver Crowther, Sportsperson: Cullen Millar and Brody Anderson, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Vito Esposito
On Saturday 21/7/2018, in truly appalling conditions, Nelson competed against Marist in the final of the NPD Tasman Trophy. It was a tough game and Nelson emerged the victors (16-6).
The winning team. Image - Stephen Garguilio
With the cup safely locked in the trophy cabinet the team can now reflect on a successful season built on a lot of hard work and real dedication.
Nelson coach Kade Heke said the boys were "absolutely stoked" to take home the championship. "There was a lot of effort from the boys."
A special shout out to the supporters who braved challenging conditions to cheer on the team.
Haati GrassRoots Rugby Series 1 Episode 18
1 August 2018 (Coverage starts at 14:31)
Nelson defeat Marist for Tasman Trophy
Stuff, Carly Gooch July 22 2018
Nelson crowned NPD Tasman Trophy Premiers
Congratulations to all the winners
Most improved: Matthew Soper & William Havili
Under 21: Isaiah Miller
Best tackler: Willis Scott
Sportsman of the year: Brendon Asomua-Goodman
Sportsman of year: Jackson Pugh & Matthew McClunie
Player of year: Cyril Benistand-Hector (Beni)
Most improved: Mike Hughes
Fowler Trophy: James Hewlett
Tenant Trophy: Shane Graham
Most Valuable Person: Jo Harwood
Presidents Cup: Steve Gargulio
John Goodman Trophy: Shane Graham
|Grade||Outstanding Player||Most improved||Sportsman of team||McDonalds Trophy for attitude|
|U6W||Keira Anderson||Jett Leslie, Ruby Anderson, Giorgio Gargiulo||Neveah Pluck, Oliver Shattock||Carter Marshall|
|U6B||Ashton Russell – Harris||Kayden Trusler||Liam Urwin||Robbie Freeman|
|U7W||Nero Bjerring||Orlando Smith||Brandon Walker||Cooper Watson|
|U7B||Welfare Schwenke||E J Schwenke||Hunter Morrison, Jack Goodman||Emmett Crockett|
|U8||Hunter Wallace||Leo Saunders||Jacob Urwin||Jack Hall|
|U9W||Dion Hill, George Lewis||Hunter Campion||Aisake Finau||Awatea Rahui|
|U9B||Mitchell Laird||Brock Vedder||Lucas Palmer||Lexi Higgins|
|U10||Edward Foskett||Jackson Foskett||Tommy Moloney||Harrison Wheatley|
|U11W||James Schwenke||Campbell Folly||Michael Dehar||Deklen King – Turner|
|U11B||Jack Potter||Paige Andrews||Walter Moloney||Niall McLeod|
|U12||Conor Hulme||Flynn Edridge||Bronson King||Sam Lanigan|
|U13||Dayton Burke||Falala Sui||Troy Marshall||Haley Partridge|
McDonalds Trophy for Outstanding Attitude: Harrison Wheatley
Female Player of the year: Ania Morgan
Rochelle Walker Memorial Trophy for contribution to JAB: Brett Newcombe