Annual Under 15 Tournament

As part of Winter Tournament Week, the annual Under 15 Tournament comprises sixteen teams from secondary schools (on an invitational basis) who compete in a Cup and Plate section for the Rex Kerr Trophy.

Annual Under 16 Tournament

Every year in the third term school holidays, the Council holds New Zealand's premier tournament for Under 16 players, comprising teams from all member Provincial Unions, competing in two divisions for the Don Broughton Shield, the Saracens Cup and the Manaaki Tangata Trophy.

Annual Under 18 Tournament

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Heartland Provincial Unions, with one team from the Wellington Samoan Rugby Union, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield.

Annual Under 19 Seeding Tournament

This competition determines rankings for the Jock Hobbs Memorial Tournament and comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, with a Barbarians Team (comprising players from these three Provincial Unions), competing for the Central Region Shield on a home and away basis.

Annual Under 20 Heartland Development Series

Comprising teams from the regions Heartland Provincial Unions, the Heartland Development Series is held annually over three weeks in Palmerston North, with teams competing for the Hurricanes Under 20 Cup.

Girls' Rugby Development Programmes

Every year, with the support of New Zealand Rugby, the Council provides Development Days, an Under 15 Tournament and an Under 18 Development Camp for young women within the Hurricanes Region.

Annual Hurricanes Sevens Tournament

The best secondary school Sevens players in the region (in Boys and Girls divisions) compete for the Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Cup, played annually in Palmerston North.

9th Annual Under 15 Boys Tournament Starts On Wednesday

The 9th Annual Hurricanes Under 15 Boys Rugby Tournament will be held from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th September 2019 during Secondary School Winter Tournament Week. Organised by CollegeSport Wellington and St Patrick’s College Silverstream on behalf of the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council, the Upper Hutt region is delighted to be hosting the Tournament.

Sixteen teams from Auckland, Taranaki, Canterbury, Manawatu, Dunedin, as well as local Wellington schools will play each other in a Tournament format over four days. The Participating Teams in 2019 (with last year’s position shown in brackets) are: Kelston BHS (1); St Patrick’s College Silverstream (2); St Peter’s Auckland (3); Gisborne BHS (4); St Bernard’s College (10); Taita College; Manukura (9); Francis Douglas College (6); Rongotai College (11); Feilding HS (12); John McGlashan College (13); Aotea College (14); Nga Kura o Ngāti Porou; St Thomas of Canterbury College; Wainuiomata HS (16); Rosmini College.

Current Super Rugby and All Blacks (Asafo Aumua, Jordie Barrett) have played in this Tournament, which aims to provide a positive rugby experiences for secondary school age boys. Previous Winners of the Tournament are: 2011 Silverstream; 2012 Tu Toa; 2013 Tu Toa; 2014 Silverstream; 2015 Silverstream; 2016 Westlake; BHS; 2017 Silverstream; 2018 Kelston BHS.

Also this week, the Hurricanes Under 14 Festival takes place in Wellington, where 11 teams will play each other over three days at the Wakefield Park Artificial Turf, in Berhampore.

(Wakefield Park, Berhampore, in Wellington City)

The aim of the Festival is not high-performance, but rather to try to engage students under 14 years of age with the game of rugby. It is hoped that students within school that haven’t had a chance to play Rugby Union during the year, get an opportunity to play.

(Published : 01/09/19)



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