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 Workshops To Support Rugby Rangitahi

With the generous support of the Hurricanes franchise, the Council will be funding a series of eight regional development workshops for Hurricanes rangitahi across the eight Member Provincial Unions comprising the Hurricanes region.

To be held on dates in August and September, the workshops will be led by Darren Larsen, the Hurricanes’ Recruitment and Development Manager at Provincial Union venues from Ruatoria and Gisborne in the north, Wellington and Masterton in the south, Wanganui and Levin in the west, Napier in the east and Palmerston North in the centre.

The workshop programme, which will also offer a coaching-clinic, will focus on nutrition, mental skills, strength and conditioning and rugby skills (general and position-specific).

Final dates and venues, along with details on how to get involved, will be provided here, early next week. In the meantime, if you need further information, you can contact Darren Larsen by clicking here.

The 2020 Regional Workshops are proudly supported by Wellington’s Karaka Café.

(Published : 18/07/20)



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