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No. 1, 18 February 2019

Dear

While it feels like summer has only just arrived with the recent heatwave we're actually only six weeks away from Swindale Shield and Harper Lock Shield action on 23 March. Our players have been putting in the work preparing for the season with large numbers attending preseason training three nights a week. Let's get you up to speed on what's coming up at Marist St Pats...
The Swindale Shield and Harper Lock Shield competitions kick off on Saturday 23 March as we host Poneke at Evans Bay Park. Wellington Rugby have made changes to the competition format in this Rugby World Cup year... >>>
We've been down at preseason training to introduce you to some of the new players who have joined the club including former St Pat's 1st XV captain Keelan Whitman and Napier Boys High School standouts Tyrone and Leo Thompson. Our Premier Women continue to introduce players to the game and are building an outstanding team culture... >>>
Our clubrooms are where we come together off the field to celebrate our on field successes. We're having a working bee before the season starts to keep them in great shape for the year's events. We've got a few things to get done and many hands make light work... >>>
If you are playing rugby in 2019 you must be registered before you take the field. By registering you are covered under the New Zealand Rugby Player Accident Insurance Scheme. Get it done online now... >>>


All teams are underway by Saturday 6 April so we're having everyone over for a BBQ to catch up on the news from over the summer! You bring the banter, we'll bring the food... >>>

In case you missed it...


Around the traps:

Billy Proctor became our 11th Hurricane, making his Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs on Saturday... Last week Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Keelan Whitman and Leo Thompson represented the Hurricanes Under 20s in their match against their Blues counterparts... The Marist St Pats family celebrates its 50th anniversary years in 2020, watch this space for more information on celebrations... Our Junior Club is getting prepared for their season. More details here... Our Evans Bay gymnasium has been undergoing a facelift over the summer with new carpets, interior painting and a refresh of the weights room and indoor turf. More in the next newsletter... Do you know someone who might have changed their email address recently? Please forward this newsletter to them and ask them to update their details here...


Marist St Pats continues to receive generous sponsorship from our Shamrock Club members, please support them wherever you can!
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