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Hawk's Newsletter #1 for '24

Updated: Mar 11

On behalf of the JRFC Committee we would like to welcome all our players & families back for the 2024 season, it should be an exciting season!

A special welcome to all our new Colts players & families, this is a new team so we urge supporters to get along to watch them when you can. This season we field 6 teams with the coaching and management set up's as follows:


  • Head Coach: Jason Adamson

  • Assistant Coach: Dallas Paotonu

  • Technical Adviser: Rob Aloe

  • Statistician: Blair Mockett

  • Co Managers: Keri Atkins, Susan Poutoa.

Premier Reserves:

  • Head Coach: Tom Beddington

  • Assistant Coach: George Faletolu

  • Assistant Coach: Mone Vitale

  • Managers: Leanne Rautao, Anya Faletolu.


  • Head Coach: Andrew Wharakura

  • Assistant Coach: Paul Wharakura

  • Assistant Coach: Sweeney Smith

  • Technical Advisor: Ben Fisher

  • Manager: Lauren Hannah.


  • Head Coach: Corey Lawrence

  • Assistant Coach: Rawiri Atkins

  • Manager: AP, Andrew Paul.


  • Coach: Andrew Mitchell

  • Assistant Coach: Ben Cathro

  • Manager/CEO: Noff.


  • Coaches: Sean Wichman, Derek Wanders (Ted)

  • Manager: Trina Wichman.


Preseason Games: 

Saturday 9th March: vs Upper Hutt, Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt

Premier's won a 6 x 20 mins format 57-39 and a mixed B's / Colt's side won 42-34 which was a great hit out for the teams. A few images from the day are below:

Saturday 2nd March vs Feilding / Napier Old Boys Marist

Game 1

(A's and B's) vs Napier Old Boys Marist - 24-19 to J'ville.

Game 2

vs Feilding Yellows - 5-0 to J'ville.

Colts - Game 1

14-7 to opposition.

Game 2

Against Napier - 19-10 to J'ville.


Saturday 16th March: vs Paraparaumu, Paraparaumu Domain (for the Cooper Family Trophy).


Save the Dates

  • 13 April: Social night, introducing our new balloon game

  • 20 April: The Italian Job - Italian Lunch (more deets below)

  • 27 April: Batons Up

  • 29 June: Old Timers Day vs Marist St Pats.


New Fundraiser

This season we are hoping to start a supporters club, more details to follow.


Referee Award

On behalf of the JRFC we would like to congratulate referee Colin Dallas who recently had the honour of being awarded Life Membership as a referee, a well deserved award.


125 years in Existence Centenary

Next year we will be celebrating our 125th centenary, this will take place over Easter & at this stage is looking something like this:

  • Friday 18th April 2025:  A Meet & Greet at the club.

  • Saturday 19th April 2025: Games.

  • Sunday 20th April 2025: A Formal dinner at the club.

More info will follow as we progress with the arrangements, These dates will not change so if anyone knows of people wanting to attend it will be ok to book travel / accommodation now.


Obituary  Rick Kaye

Rick passed away on 29 January 2024. Rick first coached our Colts in 1987 in the Rheineck Cup, ten years later he coached our senior 2nds & won the HD Morgan Trophy. In 1998 he coached our Premiers winning the Swindale Shield for the first time in our history. Rick related well to the players, some who were internationals & some first class players turning a team of individual players into a champion team. Rick was well respected by players and supporters being a much valued club member. RIP Rick.



We will be focusing on getting the exterior of the club washed, we welcome anyone that has long house washing brushes or really long arms to come along and help, time would be 10am till 2pm or whatever time you can give. Sometime soon we hope to be getting a new roof on the clubrooms so there will be scaffolding up. The plan is while the scaffold is up we will use that and clean the top of the club. There will be food & a beer when we down tools. Looking forward to seeing as many people as possible there, thanks in advance.

That's it for now.


Cherie & Trina.

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