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I thought I would just start a thread for this topic as I enjoyed following it on the last website. I chuck up the Draws and results, if anyone goes to any of the games just let us know how it went and any stand out players.


Round 11
Fox Memorial

MANUREWA MARLINS vs GLENORA 11:00 AM Sat 9/Jun
PRINCE EDWARD PARK 2 MAORI TELEVISION GAME

BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS vs HOWICK 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
BLOCKHOUSE BAY 3

MT ALBERT vs NORTHCOTE 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
FOWLDS PARK 1

MARIST vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
MURRAY HALBERG PARK

PAPAKURA vs PT CHEV PIRATES 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
PRINCE EDWARD PARK 2 MAORI TELEVISION GAME

Sharman Cup

EAST COAST BAYS vs OTARA SCORPIONS
FREYBERG PARK 1 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun

JACK COLVIN PARK 1 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
TE ATATU vs ELLERSLIE RLFC

PAPATOETOE RLFC vs MANGERE EAST 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
KOHUORA PARK 1

MANUKAU MAGPIES vs NEW LYNN STAGS 12:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
MOYLE PARK

GLENFIELD vs RICHMOND BULLDOGS 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
SUNNYNOOK PARK 1

Phelan Shield

WAIHEKE RAMS vs PONSONBY PONIES 1:00 PM Sat 9/Jun
WAIHEKE DOMAIN

WAITEMATA SEAGULLS vs MT WELLINGTON WARRIORS 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
RANUI DOMAIN 2

PAKURANGA JAGUARS vs PUKEKOHE PYTHONS 2:30 PM Sat 9/Jun
TI RAKAU PARK 1
 
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Round 11 Results
Fox Memorial

MANUREWA MARLINS 10 vs GLENORA 76​

BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS 14 vs HOWICK 16

MT ALBERT 28 vs NORTHCOTE 6

MARIST 24 vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 20

PAPAKURA 36 vs PT CHEV PIRATES 16
Sharman Cup

EAST COAST BAYS 20 vs OTARA SCORPIONS 20

TE ATATU 10 vs ELLERSLIE RLFC 12

PAPATOETOE RLFC 22 vs MANGERE EAST 8

MANUKAU MAGPIES 22 vs NEW LYNN STAGS 46

GLENFIELD 16 vs RICHMOND BULLDOGS 38

Phelan Shield

WAIHEKE RAMS 40 vs PONSONBY PONIES 22

WAITEMATA SEAGULLS 12 vs MT WELLINGTON WARRIORS 12​
 
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Sorry I haven't been updating this thread, Internet problems at home.

Here is The ladder after round 13
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And here is the draw for this round

1430/06/12 (Sat)11:00 PAPAROA PARK 1 PAPAKURA vs MARIST
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 BLOCKHOUSE BAY 4 BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS vs MT ALBERT
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 HAROLD MOODY PARK 1 GLENORA vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 PAPAROA PARK 1 HOWICK vs NORTHCOTE
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 WALKER PARK 2 PT CHEV PIRATES vs MANUREWA MARLINS
 
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Round 14

30/06/12 (Sat)11:00 PAPAROA PARK 1 PAPAKURA 30 vs MARIST 50
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 BLOCKHOUSE BAY 4 BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS 18 vs MT ALBERT 38
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 HAROLD MOODY PARK 1 GLENORA 26 vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 20
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 PAPAROA PARK 1 HOWICK 48 vs NORTHCOTE 16
30/06/12 (Sat)14:30 WALKER PARK 2 PT CHEV PIRATES 66 vs MANUREWA MARLINS 18
 
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Last weekends results
HOWICK16 def. byPT CHEV PIRATES34
OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 12 def. by BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS 34
NORTHCOTE 16 def. by PAPAKURA 22
MANUREWA MARLINS 24 def. by MT ALBERT 64
MARIST 10 def. by GLENORA 40

This weekends games

MOUNTFORT PARK 1 (JACK SHELLY FIELD) 11 am 14/7 Maori TV Game
NORTHCOTE vs GLENORA

BLOCKHOUSE BAY 3 2:30 PMSat 14/Jul
BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS vs MARIST

FOWLDS PARK 1 (Map) 2:30 PM Sat 14/Jul
MT ALBERT
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PT CHEV PIRATES

MOUNTFORT PARK 1 (JACK SHELLY FIELD) 2:30 PM Sat 14/Jul MAORI TELEVISION GAME
MANUREWA MARLINS
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OTAHUHU LEOPARDS

PRINCE EDWARD PARK 2 2:30 PM Sat 14/Jul
PAPAKURA
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GO THE TIGERS!!!1
 
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Results for round 16

Bay Roskill Vikings 26 (12) V 20 (10) Marist Saints
Papakura Sea Eagles 38 (26) V 28 (12) Howick Hornets
Mt Albert Lions 44 (20) V 26 (10) Pt Chev Pirates
Otahuhu Leopards 48 (10) V 10 (4) Manurewa Marlins
Glenora Bears 46 (12) V 14 (14) Northcote Tigers
 
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Love watching the Fox on Maori T.V !!!!!
 
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Round 17 results

21/07/12 (Sat) (MAORI TELEVISION GAME) FOWLDS PARK 1 20 BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS vs NORTHCOTE 30
21/07/12 (Sat) (MAORI TELEVISION GAME)FOWLDS PARK 1 16 MT ALBERT vs HOWICK 22
21/07/12 (Sat)14:30HAROLD MOODY PARK 1 16 GLENORA vs PAPAKURA 14
21/07/12 (Sat)15:00MURRAY HALBERG PARK 34 MARIST vs MANUREWA MARLINS 28
21/07/12 (Sat)15:00WALKER PARK 2 52 PT CHEV PIRATES vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 24

Round 18 draw

28/07/12 (Sat) 11:00 BIRKENHEAD WAR MEMORIAL 1 PAPAKURA vs BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS
28/07/12 (Sat) 14:30 BERT HENHAM PARK 1 OTAHUHU LEOPARDS vs MT ALBERT
28/07/12 (Sat) 14:30 BIRKENHEAD WAR MEMORIAL 1 NORTHCOTE vs MANUREWA MARLINS
28/07/12 (Sat) 14:30 PAPAROA PARK 1 HOWICK vs GLENORA
28/07/12 (Sat) 14:30 WALKER PARK 2 PT CHEV PIRATES vs MARIST
 
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Sorry I havent been keeping this thread up to date but heres the results for the last couple weeks. Looking forward to the grand final this weekend.

1 04/08/12 (Sat) (Semi Final 2) 14:30 Blockhouse Bay 4 - 52 MT ALBERT vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS 14

04/08/12 (Sat) (Semi Final 1) 14:30 FOWLDS PARK 1 17 BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS vs HOWICK 12

2 11/08/12 (Sat) (Preliminary) 14:30 BERT HENHAM PARK 1 44 OTAHUHU LEOPARDS vs BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS 20

3 17/08/12 (Fri) (Grand Final) 20:00 MT SMART STADIUM 2 MT ALBERT vs OTAHUHU LEOPARDS
 
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Someone posted this photo on facebook. This was the greatest game I ever went to. 1989 Auckland beat Australia 26-24 in the dying minutes when mortimer threw away the ball in front of the posts. Wally Lewis spewed for days after, calling us cheats. The Auckland Rugby League responded by awarding the Referee ( a local) Auckland Rugby League Player/Ref of the year!!! Those were the days when we stood up to the aussies. We stood as one and cheered the Auckland players off for 15 minutes solid. You never forget moments like that. I have the whole game still on TVNZ video. I should get it transferred to DVD. 11064_181851731965981_1945522732_n.jpg

The photo was taken when the Aussies knew they were losing their grip on the game and tempers flared
 
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Soooo today i was going threw my dads old rep team photos he coached.... the Western rep team back in 2000 and 2001 back when Auckland juniors use to play in a comp East/West/South/North, some of the players in hes Western team Bill Tupou, Suiatonga Likiliki, James O'connor, Kalifa Faifailoa...
 
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Soooo today i was going threw my dads old rep team photos he coached.... the Western rep team back in 2000 and 2001 back when Auckland juniors use to play in a comp East/West/South/North, some of the players in hes Western team Bill Tupou, Suiatonga Likiliki, James O'connor, Kalifa Faifailoa...
Haha I played in that comp for north harbour. Kevin Locke was in my team too. Might be the same year.
 
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Paremoremo Raiders - prisoners run the line



STEVE KILGALLON
Last updated 05:00 14/07/2013

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HOME GAME: Paremoremo Raiders have to cope with losing players who are released but attract prisoners to the team with the lure of the player-of-the-day prize – a $10 phonecard.

The far corner of the field borders a pasture where cows graze quietly. There's a nursery behind one deadball line, mature trees clustered by the other. It could be one of the more scenic sports grounds in the country, if not for the 3-metre razor wire behind both touchlines.

A visit to the home ground of the Paremoremo Raiders rugby league club requires photo ID, punctuality (you must arrive at least 30 minutes before kickoff, or they won't let you in) and a slow drive past the high-security block of Auckland Prison.

A fixture against the Raiders is a unique experience in New Zealand sport - they are the last remaining team of serving prison inmates permitted to play in competition against regular citizens.

They were originally called the Glenfield Barracudas and they began some time in 1998 or 1999; nobody at the Auckland Rugby League can quite remember their genesis. But it was in 2000 that the Raiders first reached the premier-two grand final at Carlaw Park, were allowed to play a game off the prison grounds, and were most definitely noticed.

Sel Pearson, chairman of the league then, remembers it vividly. "Talkback went absolutely berserk," says Pearson. "The personal attacks on me were absolutely disgraceful, but that's what talkback thrived on . . . oh, it was poisonous."

Pearson said the tide turned when someone from Corrections rang up to say the league players had abnormally low reoffending rates. He laughs. "The phone lines were jammed until then, but it all went quiet, so I rung up and said ‘look on the bright side, they only want one away game and they say they'll never bother us again'."

Pare were lucky. The last prison league team, the Ngawha Saints, had a brief and unhappy existence in the Northland competition in 1998; attacked by National MP John Carter as making life easy for prisoners, one club refused to play them, Corrections wouldn't let them out for the finals and they were thrown out after a year.

Pare, meanwhile, have quietly got on with life, playing first as an adjunct to the Glenfield, then Northcote, and now Hibiscus Coast clubs.

The Department of Corrections confirms that, while sport is valued for "forging bonds in the community and helping improve prisoners' attitudes and behaviours", Pare is its only inmates' sporting team. Canterbury University criminologist Greg Newbold says they are the last remnant of a once-extensive prison sporting network. He remembers captaining the football team at Hautu prison in Waikato in the 1970s, and the debating team - coached by former deputy prime minister Don McKinnon - at Paremoremo. But these teams withered in the early 1990s thanks to overcrowding, gang problems, and diversion of budgets from programmes into extra security.

It's probably because of their remarkable discipline that Pare survived. "They've never had a send-off, I can't recall any judicial issues or any complaints about them," says Auckland Rugby League boss Pat Carthy. Referees who regularly whistle Pare games all agree. "I found the discipline of teams playing against them much worse - they bait them," says one.


The refs have an informal agreement that they will do their best to avoid dismissing any Pare players, as the sent-off player wouldn't be able to attend the judiciary hearing and so the team might fold. In return, the prisoners are under strict instructions from the staff to never retaliate.

Most teams don't mind two trips a season through the prison gates (there's no traditional home-and-away for Pare, of course). The coach of today's visitors confides: "My boy was shitting it about coming here last season; this year, he wasn't worried at all, he said how good these guys were."

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, fewer than 20 spectators stand behind a simple taped barrier, so it's a game played mainly in good-humoured silence. A handful of grey tracksuited prisoners are visible behind the wire some 40 metres distant. Security is subtle but continuous. Pare's coaching team, staff members Tom Meyer and Perry Bray, are in their off-duty civvies.

Some of the prisoners have a fairly basic grasp of the rules, but their discipline is indeed almost impeccable. The away fullback is tiny, but instead of belting him, the prisoners gently fold him to the ground. One player makes an unwise comment to the referee, then offers a formal apology.

"Some guys have done drugs every day of their life," says Vince* thoughtfully, tilting back in his chair inside Pare's lowest-security unit. "They haven't thought about anything else. They've been in violence, gangs, their whole life. When they come in here, they realise there is another life, they can change."

Vince is the Raiders captain. A burly prop reaching the end of a lengthy sentence, he had never played rugby league on the outside. "Outside, they wouldn't think league is fun," he continues. "They would only think of drugs, violence, gangs as fun. Outside, they never listen to anyone but themselves and, if anything bad happens, they give them a hiding. Here, they have to commit, to listen to the captain, the coach, and control ourselves. They don't see it, but the league does that."

Vince says one former teammate is now playing club football and "never back to his old life". He has the same plans.

Newbold says the league team may not have a statistically significant impact on reoffending rates, but that doesn't mean it's not worthwhile: such activity saves money for Corrections because it ends up with physically and mentally healthier inmates, with much higher morale, reducing the risk of riots.

Meyer has no doubts about the team's redemptive qualities. That's why, for the past seven years, the head of the prison groundstaff has gone into Paremoremo on his day off to act as manager, secretary, waterboy and mentor to the Raiders. "I am a great believer," says Meyer, "that you can't turn back the pages, but you can always go forward. What they have done is done." It's why Bray, the "driven, passionate" manager of the low-security unit from which players are selected, also volunteers to act as touch judge.

"We're lucky," says Vince. "I am not trying to build him [Meyer] up, but these people sacrifice their time for us. We're not like clubs outside who have money for coaches and managers. Plus we are criminals, we are banned from the community, yet these people have the heart to help us."

The prisoners play in the relatively social premier two competition, but prepare meticulously. The week starts with a team meeting on Mondays, where everyone has to speak up about their performance the day before - which, says Meyer, teaches team-work and communications, skills they never had outside. They train on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and informally throw a ball around in the exercise yard in between. Many spend time on the grounds crew with Meyer, cleaning the away dressing room, marking and rolling the field.

On Saturdays, they gather to watch televised club games on Maori TV, where the veterans help the novices study running lines and positions. They are, says Vince, by forced circumstance, like a family. "Outside," he explains, "you can go find another team. In here, you can't run away, you are going to see them every day, every hour, every minute."

Meyer and Bray keep an eye out for likely recruits who possess the necessary minimum-security classification, and are not averse to asking for transfers from other prisons. So they knew about Sam* for a long time before he arrived in the unit; he was a highly rated junior prospect before his life went awry. And Sam knew about them, and knew he had to behave himself before he had any chance of joining the team.

"I had come to a stage where I had to cut the bullshit and start focusing on what I really needed to be doing," says Sam, now the team's halfback and playmaker. "So I snapped out of the negative stuff and began to look forward to getting out . . . I knew for a fact I would be getting back into league, so I needed this unit." But recruitment can still be hard. "You work with what you've got," says Bray of his team, "and do the best with it, and we've done that." The unit hosts 60 inmates, all minimum-security prisoners being prepared for release, who go on home leave and work-release programmes, but many of them are much older prisoners.

Turnover is also high. "This is the last unit before you get out, the goal of this unit is to get the boys ready to get out . . . so we have to deal with whatever we have got," says Vince. "One week we had four players get out, and 45- and 50-year-olds playing. This is the struggle we have." Veterans such as Vince and Sam school the new recruits, talk older guys into filling in, and ensure the player of the day prize - a $10 phonecard - goes to the novices. "We come in here afterwards, and they are straight on the phone to their family," says Vince, smiling.

So some years, Pare are quite good. This year has been a struggle for numbers. They won just three regular season games in section one of the premier-two competition; ironically, the league leaders was a church-based team, the Bay Roskill God Squad.

Despite poor form, the Raiders still retain a good chance of reaching finals day in the second-tier Pennant. Will they do it? "We've got to stay focused, positive," says Meyer. "My sayings here are ‘never give up' and ‘steady pace wins the race'."

Finals means a rare trip outside. Last year, the Raiders reached the bowl final against the Kaipara Lancers, and a squad of armed guards flanked the touchlines of Mt Smart's No 2 arena. Ian Collis managed the Kaipara team that day. "They'd be the cleanest team we played with, because when you play them it's their luxury," he says. "They can't afford to be ill-disciplined or they don't play next week. Our boys knew if they played them it would be a good, hard game of footy. When they came off they would be sore." It was, says Vince fondly, an amazing opportunity. He doesn't mention the game itself; instead he talks about the stadium, the fans, the bus ride into the city which made him feel like an All Black travelling to a test match. "They get shocked," explains Tom.

"They can't cope with it, the big crowd, the outdoors, all the people."

Rather unusually, at the end of the game, the two teams link arms, and huddle sociably for a long moment. The idea, explains Sam later, is to thank the visitors for giving up their time to come and give them a game. Then the Paremoremo team, almost as one, trot to the gates in the far corner. Except for one player, a quite high-profile prisoner, who approaches the sideline. A guard calls out a warning, but he has gone only to embrace his grandfather, who has been watching quietly. Then the heavens suddenly open. As heavy rain falls, he jogs after his team-mates. He's the last through the gate as it closes, and within seconds, the field is deserted.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/8915724/Paremoremo-Raiders-prisoners-run-the-line
 
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Question - I am trying to find a copy of the 2007 Bartercard Cup semi final between the Auckland Lions and Harbour League. Would any members watching this thread be able to tell me where I can get a copy please? For me it was the best rugby league game I've ever seen and it would be great to get a copy of it. Any suggestions would be great, thanks. (sorry wasn't sure where else to post this - thanks).
 
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John Ackland to head Auckland Rugby League
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Auckland Rugby League has a new boss - and it comes in the form of one of New Zealand's most successful league coaches of the past decade.

Former Junior Warriors coach John Ackland will officially start in his new role as chief executive of Auckland league tomorrow, less than four months after leading the club's under-20s side to a second National Youth Competition final.

Ackland, a former Warriors assistant under Ivan Cleary, was the coach of the junior side between 2010 and 2013, nurturing the young careers of the likes of future internationals Shaun Johnson, Elijah Taylor, Konrad Hurrell and Carlos Tuimavave.

Ackland, who has left a role as national game development manager at the NZRL after just three months, admits that getting used to the administrative side of league will be different to coaching - but he's up for the challenge of keeping the code strong.

"We've got to ensure the domestic game remains healthy, at all levels," the 55-year-old told Sunday News.

"I think we can use Auckland Rugby League as the powerhouse to do a lot of good for the game over the whole country.

"In terms of Auckland, we've got some challenges in terms of our facilities. I think we have to make sure we get our fair share of facility improvement, in terms of the grounds our kids play on and lights they train under."

Ackland, who represented Auckland in the 1980s, said the organisation must embrace its history again. One of his first acts as new boss was to hang photos of Auckland sides through the years who have beaten Australian and English touring teams.

"We've been around for 100 years and we're a force on the Auckland sporting scene," he said. "We've got to make sure we remain so. Auckland has proven itself time and time again to be a rugby league city.

"Today one of the first things I did in my office was try and dig out the photos of the Auckland teams that have beaten Australia in the past - and put them up on the wall.

"Auckland's record against touring teams stands with any rugby league area in the world."

Ackland, who played one test for the Kiwis in 1983, was also a successful coach with the Mt Albert Lions in Auckland, as well as serving as the Bulldogs' Kiwi scout and helping the Sydney club sign up the likes of Sonny Bill Williams and Roy Asotasi.

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Auckland Rugby League are trialing the NRL system of 2 x refs on the field during pre season this month, it should be interesting considering the mess I seen on Saturday refereeing our trial game, best to have 2 x senior refs IMO not 1 x senior and 1 x junior - get the teething problems out now before the season starts in a few weeks.
 
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RICHMOND ROVERS RUGBY LEAGUE & SPORTS CLUB TO BECOME ALCOHOL FREE IN 2014

The Richmond Rovers Board of Directors has taken the lead to make the Richmond Rovers Rugby League & Sports Club an alcohol free club. This means the Richmond Rovers Club will not be serving any alcoholic beverage at the club in 2014 with immediate effect.

This forward thinking move by the Board of Directors is supported by club members but will no doubt have many wondering what is behind this brave change. “The Richmond Club bar will lose some revenue”, says Chairman Gus Fepuleai, but the Board of Directors anticipates positive growth by “building relationships with local businesses, organisations and agencies who are in support of the sports club taking a stand against alcohol”. Fepuleai’s’ confidence has already gained merit with the club’s alcohol free policy receiving 100% backing from its major sponsors L.J Hooker (Ponsonby), Giltrap Prestige (VW), ACR Roofing and Waterview Laundromat.

Revenue from the Richmond Club bar has been falling for a number of years which has been made worse by the number of volunteer hours and resources required from the Board to organise paid bar staff and security. Add to this the growing complaints and concerns from local Grey Lynn Park residents regarding undesirable drinking behavior in the park’s vicinity.

To combat these problems all senior club alcohol related after match functions, and club social fundraisers will be held at Richmond’s partner premises: The Grey Lynn Tavern, located at 523 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. The Richmond club will remain open as normal for Junior and Senior team prize-giving, non-alcoholic functions, meetings of local groups, fitness groups, community activities and club run seminars.

Fepuleai believes the “club’s members will support the positive benefits” of a no alcohol tolerance policy following many highly publicised alcohol related incidents of professional rugby league stars from the Australasian NRL competition. Voicing his proposal in front of a vocal public forum held at the Richmond Rovers Clubrooms on Wednesday 29 January 2014, the Chairman commented that “2014 will be a year of change and the rugby league code itself needs to become more forward thinking”.

Sideline spectators who choose to bring alcoholic beverages to the Grey Lynn Park grounds will be encouraged to drink in moderation, however Fepuleai is under no illusions and understands his and the Board of Directors limitations in addressing this behavior. The Auckland City Council already has imposed liquor ban notices surrounding Grey Lynn Park and other parks throughout the city. Fepuleai has indicated that “we will strongly encourage and promote to our Richmond club members, family, friends and supporters to consume alcohol in moderation”.

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As part of its work to build a stronger community-centered club, the Board of Directors, with the support of the Richmond Rovers club members, will focus on a 2-5 year business plan that includes plans to increase junior and senior club membership and its continued campaign to attain Waitemata Community Board and Auckland Council support for a brand new Richmond Rovers Club room facility.

With over 500 paid club members in 2013 it is hoped that Fepuleai’s vision will cater to the needs of the club members, the community and other sporting codes currently sharing the Grey Lynn Park grounds including American Grid Iron, Tag Football, Touch Football and Netball.

Richmond Club Treasurer and local Grey Lynn Park resident Graeme Atmore believes the focus of the Club needs to go towards creating better people and opportunities, “to eliminate the hassles of alcohol would enable the Richmond Board to focus on more meaningful projects”.

Benefits of an alcohol free club include:
  • An innovative framework of alcohol management that enhances family friendly values
  • Encouragement of Grey Lynn community spirit
  • A safer community with less temptation for at risk drink drivers
  • Reduction in the misuse of alcohol and related problems for club members
  • Saving of money otherwise spent on alcohol by players, supporters and club members
  • Health gains for players, club members and their families
  • Display of club support for the Premier coaching team who self-imposed a liquor ban for the Premier team during the 2013 season
  • Opportunity for combined Senior and Junior prize giving at every home game
  • An improved club image encouraging a favorable outlook from junior member’s parents, the wider community and funding agencies (ASB community trust and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) etc.
  • No need for paid licensed bar staff
  • No need for paid security staff
  • Reduction in club operating expenses
  • Reduced maintenance costs of premises wear and tear
  • No need for club members to police fundraisers and lock up after social functions
  • No more noise complaints from Grey Lynn Park residents
  • No more complaints of broken bottles outside the club premises and in car parks
  • No more late night drinkers at the club room
  • An opportunity to build relationships with local businesses
  • An opportunity to obtain sponsorship with corporate socially responsible businesses
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Big balls by Richmond to do that. The reality is that not many will follow as the bar at the club is one of the main sources of income and most clubs need every single cent that comes through. Good luck to them...
 
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