It was a fun filled Club Day last Saturday, with the weather not putting a dampener on celebrations. The bouncy castle was a hit, and it was great to see all our Marist teams playing at home.

The Clubrooms filled up despite the rain as the Premiers played, and stayed full well into the evening, as Club members made the most of the drinks specials and DJ.

Well done to all involved.


Sat 20th May: In what was an exciting day for the Club, the weather unfortunately didn’t come to the party. 

Blustering winds and spots of rain resulted in a shift of mindset to how the team could perform to the best of their ability in the given conditions. 

Disappointingly the conditions had no impact on our ill-discipline and inaccuracies in the tackle. These mental slips led to early scoreboard pressure. After slowing Takapuna down, the team was excited for what they could do with the wind behind them in the second half. Unfortunately poor decision-making restricted Marist from gaining any momentum. It was disappointing to see a great opportunity slip by, particularly on club day with the community braving the poor conditions. 

The highlight of the day was the atmosphere in the Clubrooms afterwards - seeing players, management and supporters from Junior and Senior teams mix and mingle. We are very excited for the opportunity at our next home game, but in the meantime, we have an exciting challenge ahead of us against ECB.

Sat 27th May: Recreational Services Premier 1 vs East Coast Bays, 2:45pm, Windsor 1.

Sat 27th May: Mitre 10 Albany Marist Colts vs Takapuna, 1:00pm, Onewa 3.

Sat 20th May: The weekend's match was a truly terrible day to play Rugby in.  Conditions were wet and windy and made for a game of two halves in playing style. The Bellies were playing with the gale at their back in the first half and led by three tries at half time. But it nearly did not prove enough, as Kumeu came back strongly to jump into the lead with 10 minutes to go. After some good counter attack and keeping the ball to hand, two late tries enabled the Bellies to come out on the right side of a 4 all draw.  Great work by Matt Hoskin who ran it up all game to lead the forward effort.

This week it is Massey under lights on Friday night.

πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Matt Hoskin

Fri 26th May: Bluebellies v Massey, 7:00pm, Moire 1

Reports for the 13th May below. 

An example of rugby that everyone can be proud of for J2 today, with every player doing their job on the field! This resulted in a solid win against Silverdale. Team culture is at a high which is awesome to see!
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Dennis Engelbrecht
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Jaiden Brown
πŸ‰ Opposition Player of the Day: Will Potter

J3 played against Silverdale in the atrocious weather, unfortunately taking the loss.
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Zac Holley
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Toby Wilson
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Samuel Baines

A hard game over the weekend against ECB for J5, which led to our first loss - 7-9. Boys made a great come back int he second half, but not quite enough for us to catch up. 
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Nathan Moult
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Thomas Paterson
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Keegan van Schalkwyk


Exceeding themselves was the J7 Red Tiger’s with a number of amazing performances. We were well in front at half time against the Blue Tigers who were strong in the second half. Lottie  played for the other team and got a lot of tries which surely still count for our team and means we win Haha!
πŸ‰ Player of the Day:  Zoe Senior
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Lucas Isherwood
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Ava Rodley

Once again it was a J7 Blue vs Red match, and once again we have been blessed with some really entertaining rugby from the young ones. We also have to thank the Red Tigers for loaning us a player as we were one short. Lotti was awesome! It end up in a draw. Well done teams.
πŸ‰ Player of the Day:  Janko Bouwer
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Kingston Chase
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Sage Prendergast

Excellent game played by both J8 teams, with a lot of big runs. The Red Dragons are improving every week and their teamwork is coming along in leaps and bounds.
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Sophie Pekepo
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Hunter de Villiers
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Teddy Walker

Fantastic day guys, both J8 teams are starting to click! Getting into a lot of phases now! 
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Moby Hurinui
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Walter Brown
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Dustin Lowe

Big win for the Marist Opals over ECB finishing up 22-10. Fun times playing opposition with a few familiar faces but great to come out ahead - Kenzie and Maisie tearing up the wings with their speed.
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Maisie Gliddon
πŸ‰ Coaches Award:  Lize Bezuidenhout

Awesome effort today from our U11 Girls in some rather chilly weather. After a more experienced opposition made for a challenging first half, better organisation led to a decent try count in second half AND several handovers after getting all the opposition rips. It’s great to see the confidence of individuals increasing!
πŸ‰ Player of the Day: Rubi Lange
πŸ‰ Coaches Award: Storm Waye
πŸ‰ Opposition POD: Rubi Lange

Our Senior and Junior team photos are scheduled for Thursday 8th June in the Marist NH Clubrooms. 

Please see schedule below, including arrival times and photo times.

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