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.

Hurricanes Age Group Representative Rugby Continues To Grow

The introduction of a Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team into the Central Region Shield competition and the addition of two new Wellington-based teams to the Under 18 Trustbank Central Secondary Schools Competition are both examples of the continued growth of Hurricanes Youth Rugby in 2017.

From the Heartland Under 20 Development Series, the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council will be selecting a representative team to play Hawkes Bay, Manawatu and Wellington in the Under 19 Seeding Tournament for the Central Region Shield.

And in the region’s competition for players in their last year of secondary school, the Centurions Rugby Football Club and the New Zealand Marist Rugby Football Federation will both be forming teams to contest the Trustbank Central Secondary Schools Shield, currently held by the Wellington Samoan Schools team, who will defend their title in 2017.

In other Council administered competitions, the National Secondary School Semi-Finals and Finals will be played on 26 August 2017 and 2 September 2017 respectively, while the Hurricanes Schools Sevens Tournament will this year be hosted by the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Football Union, in Masterton, on 28 October 2017.

The Council’s Under 16 Tournament for the Don Broughton Shield and Saracens Cup will this year be hosted by the Wanganui Rugby Football Union from 2 October 2017 to 5 October 2017.

The Council’s 2017 programme gets underway in the first week of Term 2, with three Girls Development Camps scheduled to take place in Wellington (Sunday, 7 May), Manawatu (Sunday, 14 May) and Hawkes Bay (Sunday, 21 May).

(Published : 17/04/17)



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