Club President's Report

March 10, 2015


Hi all,

As this is my first presidents report after taking over the chair from Phillip Samuels, who has put in tireless two years’ work leading this great club. Sooty you diverse to sit back and enjoy your family time.


We have got off to a great start with an excellent 7s tournament run by our new club captain Jeremy Kidd and the support of our committee members. This was followed up by our Christmas Eve function a great idea hopefully we can build on this for next Christmas 2015


We have a large committee this year with a lot of new faces. I would like to acknowledge Shane Campbell who has resigned form the committee. Shane and I worked closely together when I was club captain. Shane has been looking after prize giving, photos and the newsletter as well as carrying out his club captain duties for the past three years. Now Shane can enjoy his new beach house with his family.


The hockey Turf is almost complete with just the plywood fence and timber capping to be finished. There will be and official opening day at a later date.


Nick Dawson is leading the way with all our rugby coaches at his side. We have 3 teams that will be entered into the respected grades Seniors A’s and B’s with an under 21’s. It was great to see Nick influence in getting Paul Williams, the Waikato Men’s 7’s national sevens champions coach, out at the club to take the guys for a training run. Nick has a lot of respect amongst his peers and it is great to see that they are wanting to help us improve.


Peter Nelmes (Jelly) has taken over as club manager along with his partner Kylie. Make yourself known to them both. And for the ladies we have installed a coffee machine and Kylies lattes aren’t too bad.


Sarah Bonenkamp has taken over as our netball delegate. Sarah has got a great support group of ladies around her. So the clubs looking forward to having a strong representative of teams down at the courts and seeing them out at the club, especially on Thursday night for burgers.


Tony Brown is leading a very enthusiastic group of parents for our junior rugby.


Brian Scott (Sheepy) still has his two hats on, one for the hay and the other as cricket delegate.


Shane Goldsmith is still looking after sponsorship with Owen Henderson and Philp Samuels helping out. Shane has also stepped in to cover vice president with Mossy (Brent) putting his hand up for junior vice.


Toby and Jerry O’Reilly and Chris Jefferis are looking after our calf rearers this year.


Michelle Gillies is coordinating the social committee.


The following committee members are all involved in running the club:

Johnathan Brown (Secretary)

Paul Gascoigne (Treasurer)

Karen Jackson

Trish Hodge

Trena Hunter

Rose Carnachan

Josh Hedge

Steve Tomas

Johnathan McGurk

Craig Bigham

Wara Huriwaka

Gene Lindsay

Kevin Olesen

Chris Henderson

Richard Edwards

Nigal Ross

and I can’t forget… Henry DeHaas


And we can’t have a newsletter without an editor so thanks to Kieren Ross for offering to take up this role.


Will that’s it from me, good luck to all our teams keep up the Hinny spirit.


Mark (Teapot)            

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