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' Tournament

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

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.

Executive Board Update On Council 2021 Programme 

The Council's Operations Committee and Executive Board have met to review the overall 2021 programme, following the recent change in COVID-19 Alert Level status within the Hurricanes region.



Following is a brief update on the current status and timing of previously postponed events, fixtures and programmes. Please note that all fixtures arranged by or under the control to the Council at Alert Level 2 are strictly spectator-free, while residential programmes, denoted by (R) below, will only occur at Alert Level 1, (with the exception of the assembly of the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team prior to their Central Region Shield fixtures).


a. Central Region Shield

- Round 1 is now scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, 18 September.

- The original three-round draw will apply.

b. Under 18 Trustbank Central Secondary School Shield

- Round 1 is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, 18 September.

- The competition has been reduced to three rounds.

c. Under 16 Tournament, (Don Broughton Shield, Saracens Cup) - Ruatoria (R)

- As scheduled. provided the Hurricanes Region is at AL1 no later than 24 September, 2021.

- Or if AL1 is confirmed to be no later than 1 October.

d. Under 18 Girls Development Camp (R)

- As scheduled, provided the Hurricanes Region is at AL1 no later than 24 September, 2021.

- Or if AL1 is confirmed to be no later than 1 October.

e. Regional Secondary School 1XV Finals

- The regional Semi-Final and Final draw is currently under consultation.

- An update is expected later this week.

f. Under 18 Boys Development Camp (R)

- As scheduled, provided the Hurricanes Region is at AL1, no later than Friday, 1 October.

g. Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Tournament

- As scheduled, provided the Hurricanes Region is at AL1, no later than Friday, 22 October.


All events, fixtures and programmes will only occur in accordance with the Council's "COVID-19 Risk Management Policy", the requirements of the "COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020", and all relevant directives or guidelines issued by:

- Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport New Zealand);

- the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council Incorporated (School Sport New Zealand);

- the New Zealand Rugby Union Incorporated (New Zealand Rugby); and

- the New Zealand Schools' Rugby Union Incorporated (Schools Rugby).

(Published : 08/09/21)

 

Contacts

Nick Reid
President

027 244 1672
president@hyrc.org.nz

Gordon Noble-Campbell
Chairman

021 612 451
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David Fa'atafa
Secretary

021 448 279
secretary@hyrc.org.nz

Brad McLachlan
Treasurer

022 515 0372
treasurer@hyrc.org.nz