Northern Swords 17s

IMG_4483 Northern Swords 15s and 17s Update

The Swords 15s and 17s preparation for the NZRL National Tournament at the end of September has seen a busy couple of weeks during the July School Holidays. In the first week of the holidays they attended a two day camp. The first day saw them stay at the Ngunguru Marae where they underwent a number of team building activities including presentations from NorthTec around careers, Waka Ama and field work. In the evening Phil Pakea from the “Its not Ok” Group talked with the teams around anti-violence and what means to be a responsible boy growing into a man.

IMG_4278 Northern Swords 2015 – 15s and 17s – Rotorua Selection

Kia ora Whanau, Congratulations to those who have made the selection team for the Northern Swords 15s and 17s in Rotorua this week. Apologies for the delay in getting this information to you, it was a very hard decision to make and they are only allowed a maximum of 25 players. Apologies to those players with hyphenated names, I have had to shorten this in order to fit onto one page. Also included in this information is What to Bring and an Itinerary.

NorthTec Logo new_rgb Swords 15s_17s: NZRL Performance Camp – Results

Swords 15s and 17s the Performance Test Results you participated in at Kensington Stadium on Tuesday 7th July, have now been published.

Northern Swords logo - website v2 Swords 15s and 17s – 6th-7th July Performance Camp Schedule

This is the schedule for the 2 day performance camp hosted at Ngunguru and Kensington Stadium for the selected 15s and 17s train on squad on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July. Players need to bring their Parental Consent Forms, $20 contribution, plus training gear – shorts, jerseys, mouthguards, boots. Pillows, sleeping bags, towels. Warm post-training gear. Spare shorts, t-shirt and sweatshirt – which will get wet and dirty for a planned extra activity.

IMG_0648 Northern Swords 17s – Got a Trade Got It Made – NZRL National Youth Tournament

On the field for the Swords 17s, the tournament was a big come-down from the highs of 2013, when the boys finished 3rd. The 17s struggled from day one, when they suffered a heavy defeat to the Auckland Invitational side 68 – 12. In what would become the story of the tournament they were competitive for the first 15 – 20 minutes, until the Auckland sides superior size and power broke the Swords back, and with League once a team’s tail is lifted, it’s hard to stop the momentum of the opposition, with them running rampant to pile on points. The Swords then lost 50 – 4 to Akarana and then 28 – 6 to Mid Central, to close out pool play. This saw them play Wai-Coa-Bay in the cross-over game where they lost 46 – 4, decimated by injury, finishing the game with only 12 players.

Northern Swords logo - website v2 Official draw for the Northern Swords 17s – “Got A Trade” NZRL National Youth Tournament

The official draw for the Northern Swords 17s – “Got A Trade” NZRL National Youth Tournament, hosted at Puketawhero Park, Rotorua between 29th September and 3rd October 2014.

Thomas Anderson Swords 15s go within a breath of Victory!

While the Premiers were doing battle with the Wellington Orcas the 15s and 17s Swords were in Tournament mode taking on the best Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Coastline had to offer in the Upper Central Zone district tournament in Rotorua. The tournament is used as a building block to prepare for the 15s and 17s National Zonal Tournament held in late September.

Northern Swords logo - website v2 Northern Swords – TRAINING SESSIONS

This is a call out to all clubs to rally our boys together to get them prepared for the Northern Swords Season.

Northern Swords logo - website v2 Northern Swords – 17s – Train On Squad

The below players have been selected as the 17s Train On Squad. POD training is compulsory attendance. Information letters will be posted from 17s Manager later this week.

POD training locations: Lindvart Park, Kaitaia and Bluegoose. POD training days: Starting Monday 30th June and every Monday thereafter. POD training times: 6:00pm start. Bring: Mouthguards, boots and waterbottles

Northern Swords logo - website v2 Northern Swords 17s – Nominations for NZRL Performance Camp

The 2014 Northern Swords 17s nominations to attend the NZRL Performance Camp on Sunday, 22nd June.

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