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.

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)



Nick Reid

027 244 1672

Gordon Noble-Campbell

021 612 451

Cameron Hayton

021 418 835

David Fa'atafa

021 448 279