NEW YEAR, NEW CP

A message from your Chairperson

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When Tana Umaga famously said to referee Peter Marshall, “we’re not playing tiddlywinks”, I laughed and applauded his comments. Because let’s face it, rugby is an impact sport played by warriors and is one of the most fierce team sports on the planet. But that comment has stayed with me ever since as it’s something that resonates with my outlook on life in general. And it also conveys my attitude towards rugby both on and off the field. I’ve grown up around rugby with my older brother playing for his college and club. Going to his games with my dad, getting removed from being around the coaches half time speech due to its expletive nature, cold days out and muddy gumboots. That scene has continued into adult/parenthood and is still going with my children now playing rugby. Except I’m the one trying not to yell the expletives. The muddy gumboots have remained... and the memories continue to grow.

My family and friends can testify to my passion for sport. When I’m running around the fields, watching my kids play or in the stands at Westpac Stadium, you can usually hear me before you see me.

Thankfully my kids are older, and it’s no longer embarrassing to have mum screaming support and encouragement. It’s this passion I want to bring to my new role within the club.

In my sporting background, I’ve played netball to premier level and managed a national team. I’ve been appointed to a netball board, captained a netball club and coached collegiate teams. You could say volunteering and administering sport is in my blood. Netball is my game however, as girls never played rugby when I was growing up. It was for the boys. Thankfully this attitude has changed. The landscape in women’s sport and in women’s rugby, is climbing to unfathomable heights compared to only 10 or so years ago. And this is much to the benefit of my daughter who like me, loves the sport too. She’s not a bad player either.

Paremata Plimmerton RFC will over the next few years, continue to expand and develop both on and off the field, with new facilities and developments making it a very exciting time. This is also our 60th Jubilee year so the celebrations will be huge. Match that with it being RWC year, and it’s going to be a busy season!

Increasing our volunteer base is hugely important this year. Especially if we are to continue our clubs success. I look forward to meeting members and sharing ideas and helping strengthen the legacy that our past members have created.

Please don’t hesitate to come and say hi to me. I’ll be floating around the fields and trying to get to as many games as possible. Like I said before, if you can’t see me on the sideline, you’ll be able to hear me.

I’m not fussed on playing tiddlywinks either. This club has so much to offer and I will do my utmost to make sure that continues.


Cheers
Sal

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WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR AND THE 60TH YEAR OF PPRFC!!

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There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Club this year with new Premier coaching teams for both the men’s and

women’s teams and new coaches at Premier Reserves.

We see a new challenge facing 2018's Club Team of the Year, can they back it up with another successful season?

It’s a big year for Junior rugby this year too with more and more junior players set to join the club this year and also an

Under 13s team that has created a legacy of success the last few seasons.

Off the field we are planning the start of Phase 2 of the Club Refurbishment where we will see a better flow between the

fields and the club rooms.

Also planning for several events to mark the clubs 60th anniversary is in full swing.

If you would like to help out as a volunteer or have event management skills to share, email us now on

pprfc001@gmail.com

Tony Cutting

Hi, I am Tony Cutting of Tony Cutting Digital.

I love writing, taking photos and promoting People and Kiwi businesses.

I coach business people on how to grow their business. I am a strong advocate of networking, collaboration, collective marketing, digital marketing and learning how to write and take great images.

With these skills you can take hobbies you love and build a business that will succeed.

SENIOR COACHES FINALISED

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The Committee has been meeting with the coaching staff across all senior teams to get the season off on the right foot. Please note that we are still looking for managers for the teams so please email us with your expression of interest.

This year our senior coaching team is:

Tuohy Homes Premiers

Head coach: Justin "Jay" Wilson
Assistants: Shane Pihema /Gary Hilsdon
Technical Advisor: John Schwalger
Manager: Cam Taylor

Sandbar Premier Women's

Head coach: Colin "Ceedub" Webster
Assistants: Paul "Shaka" Vaalepu / Tu Umaga-Marshall
Managers: Marina Anderton / Eve Siania

Premier Reserve

Head coach: Logan Ili
Assistant: Danny Love
Manager: TBC (applications welcome to pprfc001@gmail.com)

Harcourts Under 21 Colts

Head Coach: Mark "Peanut" Tooman
Assistant: Siaosi Aliva / Kevin Quinn
Manager: Mark Ruddlesden

Tony Cutting

Hi, I am Tony Cutting of Tony Cutting Digital.

I love writing, taking photos and promoting People and Kiwi businesses.

I coach business people on how to grow their business. I am a strong advocate of networking, collaboration, collective marketing, digital marketing and learning how to write and take great images.

With these skills you can take hobbies you love and build a business that will succeed.