Photos from the Sam McKendry Cup Grand Final – Marist 18s v Moerewa 18s.
Last Friday saw the culmination of a tough fought season to find out who our grand final champions were going to be. We were very fortunate to secure such a good venue in the Mangakahia Sports complex to host everybody.
As we reach finals time in the Senior Competition we also reach the climax for the 14s, 16s and 18s Competitions. Originally the youth football finals were all scheduled at Toll Stadium, however usage at Toll in the Months of August and September sees a massive demand on the fields resulting in Toll limiting games at any event to 2 games. Therefore RLN have organised a Friday Night Under Lights Finals event at Mangakahia Sport Ground on Friday 7th August. For the 14s and 16s Grades, Semi Finals will be held this Friday starting at 5.00pm.
Jennian Homes Juniors – 7s, 9s and 11s – Sunday 31st August. Whangarei Junior Rugby League Committee are holding a prizegiving for all Whangarei Junior Rugby League Clubs this Sunday 31 August 2014, at BluegooseSports Fields from 11am. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge all the players and families for their heart and commitment every weekend. To the coaches and managers for their contribution towards junior rugby league development in Whangarei. To congratulate the clubs and volunteers for all the support and hard work. We invite you all to join us in celebrating a great 2014 season and look ahead to even better 2015 season.
There were two other grand finals at Toll on Saturday with the 15s Elijah Taylor Cup and the 18s Sam McKendry Shield. Muriwhenua were too strong as they took out the 15s final, beating Otaua Valleys 32-6. However the game was never a blow out, with Otaua displaying they were worthy finalists for the duration of the match. NZRL Referee Manager who was attendance assessing 16 Year old Northland Referee, Orkena Simon, was blown away by the quality of the game, ”The skill level was superb, you can really see the progression in the understanding of the game in Northland.” he said.
Jennian Homes Juniors – 18s will be playing Grand Finals at Toll Stadium on Saturday 2nd August. Otaika Eagles v Marist Brothers – KO 1:30pm
Jennian Homes Juniors – 18s – Round 9 Results. Juniors currently now on a break over school holidays. Semi-Finals are Sunday 27th July – watch this space as may play at Old Boys prior to the RLN Semi-Finals at Toll Stadium. Details to be confirmed.
There will be no junior games for either Mid-Far North or South Juniors/Mini Mods this Easter weekend. The next round of games will be on Sunday 27th April – check back here for a draw next week on Tuesday 22nd April. The full season official Round 1, for both the South and Mid-Far North Jennian Homes Juniors/Mini Mods will commence on Sunday 11th May. The draw for these games will be published 6-7th May.