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about

Johnsonville rugby

football club 

about us

Situated at Helson Park (historically known as Hell Park to taunt visiting teams), JRFC has been an integral part of the Johnsonville community since 1900. Over the years, through highs and lows, we as a club have endeavoured to honour our club motto - "Striving for Excellence".
 

Over the years, we have watched our community grow and change. As a result, we now proudly boast a rugby club that is rich with pride and loyalty the provides an even platform to support cultural inclusiveness through our passion for rugby. 

 

Ex-President Garry Maude once wrote, "Polynesian rugby has improved remarkably and made a vast contribution to New Zealand rugby at all levels. The Johnsonville Rugby Football Club has clearly benefited from this phenomenon. We are proud of our multi-cultural environment and prouder still of the achievements of those members from the Pacific Island nations, who have chosen to join our club. Players who have represented Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and others, add a pronounced richness to our membership." 

 

In our bid to continue to "Strive for Excellence" and nurture our community, we welcome any brother or sister to join our family.

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Club History

MEET THE COMMITTEE

We are proud to have such a dedicated and passionate committee steering the JRFC. 

Smiley

Susan Poutoa

Chairperson

Smiley

Deb Dornbusch

Secretary

Smiley

Susan Atkins

Treasurer

Smiley

Perry Barber

Club Captain

Smiley

Cherie Collins

Facilities and Membership

Smiley

Keith Mockett

Grants

Smiley

Trina Wichman

Committee

Smiley

Mel Dehar

Juniors

MEET OUR TEAMS

JRFC is privileged to have a wide variety of teams ranging from Juniors to Presidents. Each team is made up of its own community and with that comes family, passion, expertise and support. We would love for our teams to continue to grow and would love to see the revival of women’s rugby at our club – ladies, if you’re interested please contact us. Have a look at these dedicated teams that make JRFC who we are today!

Meet the Committee
Meet Our Teams

PREMIER'S

Head Coach: Jason Adamson

Assistant Coach: Dallas Paotonu

Technical Advisor: Rob Aloe

Managers: Keri Atkins and Susan Poutoa

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PREMIER RESERVES 

Head Coach: Sweeney Smith

Assistant Coaches: George Faletolu and Mone Vitale

Managers: Leanne Rautao and Anya Faletolu

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COLTS

Coach: Andrew Wharakura

Assistant Coach: Paul Wharakura

Technical Advisor: Ben Fisher

Managers: Lauren Hannah

 

UNDER 85s

Head Coach: Corey Lawrence

Assistant Coach: Rawiri Atkins

Manager: Andrew Paul

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CRIPPLES

Head Coach: Andrew Mitchell

Assistant Coach: Ben Cathro

Manager: Noff

PRESIDENTS

Head Coach: Shaun Wichman

Assistant Coach: Ted Wanders

Manager: Trina Wichman

Strength & Conditioning: Puckles

Gear B*tch: CD

JUNIORS

We have a wide variety of junior teams as part of our Club through Johnsonville and Newlands. 

 

For more information on Johnsonville Junior teams, please contact johnsonvillejrns@gmail.com and also our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/johnsonvillejuniorrugby/.

 

For more information on Newlands Junior Rugby teams go to www.sporty.co.nz/newlands.  Or you can email or call us on newlandsrugbyclub@gmail.com / Mel Dehar (021 176 8862) / Mel Bradley (027 310 8061) Co-Convenors. 

 

 

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