Poneke Katipo Info 21-07-2020

Hey team Katipo,

First-up what a great game to watch from the sidelines on Saturday, fabulous teamwork, great supporting each other, some great passing through many sets of hands and some aggressive runs.

There are some great photos {over 100) of the game taken by David Brownlie who was sideline throughout the game, jump on the link below and check out your Katipo.


Congrats to our player of the day, Peli, in what was his first game for the season, great to have you back out there and to Jayden for being the opposition’s player of the day. Tackler of the day went to Zack. Well done to these boys and the team as a whole, there are a number of you who could be POD week in week out.

Looking ahead to this week, we have a change of venue for training on Wednesday due to predicted wet weather. We’ll be training at the ASB Centre, NOT KILBIRNIE PARK, from 4.30-6pm. No boots, but wear appropriate footwear and mouthguards are a MUST for both trainings and games.

Before we get into this Saturday’s game, please remember we have our annual interclub fixture with MSP at HOME THIS SUNDAY. Kick-off is at MIDDAY, so please be ready to warm up (where we usually practice) at 11.15am.

Please let me know if you are going to be away or your player is unable to be a part of the team for this fixture.


A couple more dates to diary:

* August 8 – Katipo v Paraparaumu, 10.30am kick-off IN PARAPARAUMU

* (Sunday) August 16 – interclub fixture with Para-Plimm, away at Para-Plimm (Mana)

* August 22 – club day at Poneke, all games at home

* August 29 – last game of the season AND prizegiving. We will have a team dinner that night for players and their whanau, so please keep the date free!

Onto the weekend’s game – as you all know, the draw is already out for Saturday, and we’re playing in Eastbourne.

PLEASE allow enough time to get there, it is a great ground location right on the water’s edge in the heart of Eastbourne.

If any player needs a lift please shout out as there’ll be spare room in vehicles. Just let me know and I can arrange.