News,RLN Premiership Scott Electrical Premiership Starts this weekend!

Scott Electrical Premiership Starts this weekend!

Scott Electrical Premiership Starts this weekend! post thumbnail image

Group Team Photo - Sparkies v Chippies - Resized







A new season and a new sponsor!  RLN is pleased to welcome on board Scott Electrical as the new naming rights sponsor for the RLN Scott Electrical Premiership – Northlands premier Rugby League competition.


Scott Electrical were a driving force behind the creation of the Trade of Origin in 2014 that saw a three match series between the Sparkies and Chippies.

Owner John Cornwell, is a self confessed Leaguey, and as such, Scott Electrical are a platinum sponsor of the Vodafone Warriors and have also been the main sponsor of Howick Hornets in Auckland for the past 6 years.

“Scott’s is very excited to be a main sponsor for Rugby League Northland, it’s exciting to partner with an organization that is growing in size and reputation.  Our Whangarei business is also growing and we feel that this partnership will help the Scott Electrical Brand thrive! We look forward to supporting the season going forward. “ John Cornwell said.

The RLN Scott Electrical Premiership kicks of this week with a replay of the 2014 Grand Final between defending champions Otangarei Knights and the Hikurangi Stags, at Fishbone Park in Otangarei.  The Knights have had a strong pre-season, with numbers booming on the back of their 2014 success.  While Hikurangi will be looking to come back strong as they missed out on winning their fourth title when the Knights staged their fairy book come from behind win!

2014’s Minor Premiers Takahiwai, host the Hokianga Pioneers. Both defeated major semi finalists in 2014 will have something to prove in 2015, the early season test should provide a tasty first week encounter.  The other “Top of the Table” clash will see last year’s defeated minor semi finalists coming up against each other, with the Portland Panthers hosting the Northern Wairoa Bulls.  Both clubs have reportedly had solid pre-seasons, with the Bulls happy to announce Chris Williams as their new head coach.

A resurgent Moerewa Tigers will host the Kerikeri Makos.  The Tigers who struggled through most of the 2014 season has re-engaged Northland League identity Peter Prime and new Coach Dave Bristow. The combined effect has seen a swell of players come back to the club and by all accounts the Tigers of old are back again.

The last fixture this week will see Muriwhenua Falcons host the Horahora Broncos at the Kaitaia A & P Showgrounds.  Both teams have done significant recruitment during the off season and are confident that they will lift themselves of the bottom rungs of the table.

RLN Championship

RLN hopes to announce the format of the Inaugural RLN Championship next week.  The Championship will see a number of clubs fielding a reserve team who will play against the revitalised Pawarenga Broncos, Otaua Valleys and Marist Brothers.  RLN is working through confirmations from existing Premier clubs.

The exciting news is that this week will see two curtains raisers occurring with Takahiwai hosting Marist Brothers and at the Kaitaia A&P Grounds before the Muriwhenua match the Pawarenga Broncos will play Horahora.

Scott Electrical Company Profile

Scott Electrical is a 100% New Zealand owned company formed in 1935 which makes Scotts the oldest electrical wholesaler in NZ.  Our core business is the procurement and supply of all products related to the electrical industry as well as Lighting and Data which in turn we supply to electrical contractors and industrial customers.

In 2009 Scott Electrical opened a branch in Whangarei under the leadership of Jeff Scott.  His passion, enthusiasm and drive has taken the branch from strength to strength.  Jeff, together with his very dedicated team, provide the electrical industry in the North with great service and an extensive electrical knowledge. Scott Electrical also have 5 Branches across Auckland: Penrose, East Tamaki, North Shore, Papakura and Avondale.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Post

Whangarei Boys High Successful Nationals CampaignWhangarei Boys High Successful Nationals Campaign

Team Steele Kake Caleb Aekins 10660150_1470426296544380_5841494218216451955_n 10450136_1470426229877720_5857605673338802506_n 10420338_1470426249877718_975621024473966882_n 10418464_1470426436544366_5174116963638908695_n 10171258_1470426276544382_5943002563624079370_nWhangarei Boys High School completed their 2014 NZRL Secondary Schools Campaign to finish 19th in the Country with a solid 24 – 4 win over Greymouth High School.

Boys High won three out of their five games and would have made the semi-finals of the Development Competition had they not slipped up on the first day to Christchurch League Academy School Aranui High School 24 – 18.  “We had the game in our grasp, but the bounce of the ball in the final 10 minutes gave the game to Aranui.  Aranui were a strong opponent and with the broken  preparation we had, it wasn’t surprising that under pressure, Aranui took out that game” said Boys High Manager, Willie Cooper.  He was referring to the fact that three days out from the tournament, it looked like they weren’t going to make the competition due to a shortfall in funding.  It wasn’t until a last minute call to Whangarei Entrepreneur, Doug Andrews from MultiKai Cooker, that saved the day.

Boys High bounced back on days two and three, beating Auckland Colleges  Pakuranga 26 –  16 and Rosehill 48 – 8.  Unfortunately for Boys High against Rosehill, they lost star loose forward, James Cherrington to a broken ankle.  They went down to Mt Roskill Grammar 24 – 10 before beating Greymouth 24 – 4.

Coach, John Komene, was elated with the teams’ performance. “In three years attending this event this is the best we have done winning 3 games out of 5.  It’s a great experience for the boys, it’s such a professionally run tournament and the quality of league is superb!”

Kelston Boys High School retain their National Title, defeating rival powerhouse St Pauls 24 – 10 while tournament newcomers Wesley College were too powerful for their Auckland rivals defeating One Tree Hill College 18 – 6.

17’s Training Squad17’s Training Squad

Northern Swords 17’s Representative Training Squad

Coaching Staff:

Benson Selwyn – Coach – Tel. 0211612375 – email.

Michael Shearer – Manager/Trainer – Tel. 0272312727 – email.

Willie Dickson – Trainer

Playing Squad:

  1. Thomas Smith – Kaikohe
  2. Corey Selwyn – Kaikohe
  3. Tumoana Halkyard – Kaitaia
  4. Kapene Ripoki – Kaitaia
  5. Shaun Rawiri – Kaitaia
  6. Joachim Edmonds – Marist
  7. Strauss Mackie – Marist
  8. James Dean Fisher-Harris – Marist
  9. Ethan Bracey – Marist
  10. Ben Munroe – Marist
  11. Shae Currie – Marist
  12. Itai Wells – Marist
  13. Tremaine Hepi – Marist
  14. Nathan Leef – Marist
  15. Brodie Palmer – Moerewa
  16. Aaron James – Moerewa
  17. Aaron Wikaire – Moerewa
  18. Corey Naera – Otaua
  19. Toloto Tanginoa – Otaua
  20. Piri Croft – Otaua
  21. Harerei Te Whata – Portland
  22. Craig Paul – Portland
  23. Kadence Christensen – Portland
  24. Madysin Kaka – Portland
  25. Kelsin Harding – Portland
  26. Rikki Tarau – Takahiwai
  27. David McCullough – Wairoa
  28. Michael McKenzie – Wairoa

NZRL Performance Camp – Sunday 22nd June 2014NZRL Performance Camp – Sunday 22nd June 2014

A BIG THANK You! To everyone who helped out with the RLN Performance Camp.

Over 80 boys put in an awesome effort for a full days worth of training, fitness testing, trails as well as sitting and listening to lectures! Proving that Rugby League is More than Just a Game! Special thanks go to:

• The team at NZRL, Tony Iro, Nadene Conlon, Dean Watkins, Ronni Pereira and Luke Watts.
• Duane Mann from the Warriors
• Jon and Richie from NorthTec who ran the all the fitness testing
• Fraser Haldane from Mitre 10 Mega for cooking over 300 sausages
• Toni Haldane and Chantez Connor for cooking all the boys lunch
• Swords Coaching team – Jim Larkin, Tarei Patuwairua, Mahu Rawiri, Benson Selwyn, Avis Stewart, Willie Dickson, Mark Freeman, Jon Renes, Warren Blackman and Dr Conlin Locke
• To all the RLN Whanau of volunteers who helped get the boys on the field (Parents – coaches you are too numerous to thank!)

You are all simply awesome!

Click here to see more photos in our Gallery, or alternatively, like our Facebook page to see all the photos from the day.

Alex Smits
RLN General Manager