Deb Tapp

**PONEKE KATIPO INFO!** 02-08-2019

Hey team Katipo

Just a few notices:

  • Please have your Katipo at Hataitai Park ready to play against Wellington by 9.15am Saturday. Jackson is captain and will bring oranges.
  • We will have the hoodies to hand out to our Katipo after Saturday’s game. Very exciting!
  • For Sunday’s rep tourney please meet at Poneke at 9am SHARP – games are 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am, with play-offs 12.30pm and then prizegiving. Games are 15 minutes each way. Captains will be KRISTIAN, ‘UHILA, HARLEY and WALT – Kristian and Harley please bring a bag of lollies each for after the games, ‘Uhila and Walt please bring oranges.
  • If anyone has picked up a Poneke rugby jersey from training on Wednesday please can you bring it on Saturday – one of our players is missing his.

That’s it from me,

See you all Saturday.

Katipo Coaching Crew Chat

Now here’s a few words from the coaching crew after last weekend’s games:

It’s a good problem to have when the T-boy is getting tired from carrying the T out to the kicker too often, and that was the excellent conundrum at Sunday’s reps game.
Saturday’s game against Wests saw some great performances at the breakdown – notably by Max and Kristian, with Kristian recognised by Wests who were delighted to borrow him for the second half and awarded him Player of the Day.

Thomas earned the Katipo Player of the Day for his great support running, keenly following the ball carrier to protect the ball; and Van took home the coveted chocolate bar for his unfailing commitment to stop the big players getting through. Overall a well-deserved win that the whole team can be proud of.

After a great game on Saturday, Katipo doubled down with their best performance of the season to help Poneke win back the shield against MSP. Where the All Blacks were found lacking as a group of great individuals who couldn’t string it together as a team, the Katipo demonstrated the power of unity – defensively moving up in a line to shut down any hope of attack, and passing the ball around to find holes in the opposition defence. It was looking like a tough start as MSP showed that they had some big players who were hard to stop once they had speed, but Katipo showed great fitness setting up defensive lines and moving forward in a line to tackle in twos and threes before MSP had a chance to gather any speed.

Tackler of the day could have gone to any one of a number of players, but the standout tackle was Sebastian’s try saving tackle which saw him explode forward from the try line and drive back not just the ball carrier, but two support players also. MSP recognised Tasi’s sensational speed and power in giving him Player of the Day.

Walt was awarded Katipo Player of the Day for his support running and great ball handling – taking difficult passes and running well into the opposition with well-timed passes to keep the ball alive and create opportunities.

Overall, the forwards did their job really well, enabling Paige to spin the ball out for a rep rugby try fest by our sensational backline of Harley, Jackson, Van, U’hila, Walt and Douglas.

**Katipo Change of Venue for Training Tonight**

Hi all,

Due to scheduled rain we have a change of venue for training today, Please be at the ASB centre at 4:30 Sharp, We finish 5.30pm. 

We only have an hour so please all be there on time. 

No boots but bring mouth guards etc.

See you there.


Poneke Katipo Rep Game Sunday 30th June

WHERE: Trentham Memorial Park, Upper Hutt
WHEN:  Kick off 9am, please be there at 8.30am SHARP
OPPOSITION:  Upper Hutt under-11s.
CAPTAIN: Paige – parents, please bring oranges and wear the lovely yellow bib!
We’ve got the info through for our next rep fixture, which is against Upper Hutt in Upper Hutt THIS COMING SUNDAY.
Like last time, it involves the age groups from across the junior club, and as you will have experienced, it’s a great rugby carnival-type atmosphere to be a part of.
Firstly, thanks to everyone for getting your Katipo to Wainui in what was an early start on Sunday. 
It was a great win, with great defense and a good team effort overall. 
Congrats to Jackson, as Player of the Day from the opposition, also to ‘UHILA, as our player of the day, and our two tacklers of the day – Doug and Kristian. Ian has your chocolate bars to give you at training tomorrow. And thanks to our wonderful captain of the day BASH, great work Bash.
There will be a presentation straight after our games, and sausages for all the kids. There will also be some for sale for non-players and parents, so please bring some coins.
If you get stuck for transport or you have any queries please sing out.
If your Katipo can’t make this game, please also let us know ASAP.
See you all there.

Poneke Katipo Rep Game Sunday 23rd June

Hey team,

Just a heads up that our very first rep fixture for Poneke Katipo under-11s is on THIS COMING SUNDAY.

We will be playing Wainuiomata, kick-off 9am at Wainuiomata’s Mary Crowther Park (see attached field layout), field 3. 

Please be there by 8.30am SHARP, so please allow enough time to get there and find the park!

Click here for the Map of Mary Crowther Park

Captain for the day will be BASH, who will be in charge of oranges!

As part of the Poneke junior club, all our teams will be vying for the  Hakaraia Cup, it’s a fun tournament and good to be part of the wider club.

But if there’s anyone who can’t make it, or if your Katipo needs a lift, please let us know and we’ll sort it.

After the game there will be a free sausage sizzle for all players. Extra sausages will be available to friends and whanau for $2, and there will be a coffee cart on-site.

Once all the teams have finished, there will be a short prizegiving, scheduled for 11.15am, where players of the day and the cup winner will be revealed, so please stick around. It’s all due to wrap up around midday.

Also, just a gentle reminder that the grounds are smoke-free.

Lastly, any cancellations will be made on Sunday morning at 7.30am – we will txt you if that happens, but you can also keep an eye on the Poneke club’s Facebook page.

See you all at practice tomorrow anyway, and sing out if you have any queries.



Gold Coast Tour **change of meeting venue tonight **

Hey team

Due to a double booking we have had to move our meeting to ASB Centre upstairs meeting room. 
SAME TIME 6pm SHARP as there is another booking after ours.
The coaches will run the kids over from practice to ASB so parents please meet at ASB so we can get the meeting under way promptly.
We cannot take pizza in but we’ll organize some chips with the cafe downstairs instead to keep the kids happy.
See you all tonight.