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.

Under 18 Girls Relish Opportunity To Represent Their Provinces

Prior to the recent national lock-down, the Council had planned a residential Camp (to be held last week) for Hurricanes region Under 18 female players. With COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of the Camp, the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Whanganui Provincial Unions arranged an opportunity for players to meet in Palmerston North for a game-of-three halves on the 2nd and 6th of October.

In last Wednesday’s fixture, the first-half saw Whanganui take on a strong Manawatu side. After a strong defensive start by the Whanganui, Manawatu's big ball carriers proved too strong and managed to break Whanganui's defensive line to score on a number of occasions. In the second-half against a Hawkes Bay selection which travelled down to Palmerston North, Whanganui enjoyed a better performance, starting and finishing strong to score three tries to one.

Meanwhile, Wellington arranged a four-team competition between three Wellington sides and Horowhenua-Kapiti played over the same period, which culminated yesterday, when the Wellington Samoa side defeated the Wellington Centurions team at Porirua Park.

(Photo courtesy of Chainsaw Photos)

(Published : 10/10/21)



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