Annual Under 15 Boys' 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 Boys' 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 Boys' Competition

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Provincial Unions, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield first competed for in the 1990's.

Annual Under 19 Tournament

This competition comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, and a Hurricanes Heartland Team (comprising players from the Council's member Heartland 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 two weeks, 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, hosted by Wairarapa-Bush.

Council Executive Board Members Appointed To Advisory Group

Two Council Board Members have been appointed to a new Secondary Schools Advisory Group (SSAG) formed by New Zealand Rugby with the objective of developing and implementing a new Secondary Schools Rugby Plan. The group is made up of nine members, and will work alongside New Zealand Rugby “to develop and execute a secondary school engagement strategy, focused on retaining teenage participants throughout their school years and beyond”.

The Councils representatives on the SSAG are Jay Campbell and Nick Reid. They will both play an important role in helping to shape the future strategies which will promote youth rugby nationally.

Jay Campbell is Chief Executive of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Football Union and has a passionate interest in building the strength of teenage rugby nationally. A former senior rugby hooker with the University club in Palmerston North and the Marist St. Pats club in Wellington, Jay understands the importance of linking schools to clubs, in order grow participation.

(Jay Campbell, Chief Executive of Hawkes Bay Rugby Football Union)

Nick Reid is Deputy Principal of Awatapu College in Palmerston North. A Manager of the New Zealand Schools Rugby Team, former Manager of the Manawatu Turbos and current President of the Council, Nick has been involved in administering and managing rugby at all levels of the game.

(Nick Reid, President of the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Inc.)

The full SSAG comprises the following:

- James Bentley (Headmaster, St Peters College)
- Sharleen Nathan (Deputy Principal, Hamilton Girls High School) Co-opt
- Nic Hill (Headmaster, Christchurch Boys’ High School)
- Nick Reid, (Deputy Principal, Awatapu College)
- Rowena Davenport (Chair, Otago Rugby)
- Dave Gibson (CEO, North Harbour Rugby)
- Jay Campbell (CEO, Hawkes Bay Rugby Union)
- Garry Carnachan (CEO, School Sport NZ)
- Garry Chronican (Chair, New Zealand Schools Rugby Union Inc.)

(Published : 11/11/20)



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