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.

Young Players Gain Insights To Professional Game

On Sunday, 57 aspiring Hurricanes players with their parents attending a one-day education workshop at the Hurricanes Training Base, in Newtown, Wellington.

The workshops, which featured Matt Sexton from New Zealand Rugby and Kevin Senio from the Rugby Players’ Association (among other presenters), focused on what it takes to be a professional player and the pathway to becoming a Hurricane.

The players and their parents also attended sessions on nutrition, mental skills and physical preparation. Noting that only 1% of adult rugby players in New Zealand are professionals, Council Chairman, Gordon Noble-Campbell reminded those attending that playing for enjoyment was the key to achieving success.

The workshop concludes the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council’s programme for 2017, with the Council's Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 7 February 2018 in Palmerston North.

A copy of the Camp presentations can be found here.

(Published : 11/12/17)

 
 

Contacts

Grant Gilbert
President

027 248 7426
president@hyrc.org.nz

Gordon Noble-Campbell
Chairman

021 140 6118
chairman@hyrc.org.nz

David Fa'atafa
Secretary

021 448 279
secretary@hyrc.org.nz

Matt Taylor
Treasurer

027 509 6727
treasurer@hyrc.org.nz