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.

Regional Rangitahi Workshops In Wanganui & Manawatu

Over the past week, the Council’s Regional Rangitahi programme was rolled-out in Wanganui RFU and Manawatu RFU by Darren Larsen, Jason Holland, Chris Gibbes, Corey Jane and Dan Cron.

In Wanganui, 45 coaches (from from Juniors, Secondary School to Club) attended an evening Coaching Clinic, with the following day 65 players (including 17 girls) attend a Mental Skill Session presented by Luke Rowe, a Nutrition Seminar presented by Nicola Brown, together with a theory and practical skills session led by Dave Gray and David Wildash.

As Bridget Belsham, CEO of Wanganui Rugby Rugby and Vice-President of the Council noted, “this has been an incredible opportunity for our community and for the Hurricanes brand.”

You can read more about the Wanganui programme, by clicking here.

In the Manawatu region, similar sessions were held with 80 players from local 1XV teams from throughout the region, as well as a Coaching Clinic for 17 Manawatu coaches. The Hurricanes team were also able spend time with the Manawatu Academy players and with members of the Provincial Union’s Under 20 and “Cyclones” (women) teams.

The programme continues this week in Wairarapa-Bush RFU and Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU.

(Published : 29/08/20)



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