April 13th, 2015
Jimmy Grbich Dinner
This year’s dinner is being held in association with The Rongotai College Old Boys Association and hosted by ourselves and our good friends at Poneke.
For many of us, Rongotai College has provided a pathway from junior to senior rugby, and now 'The Next Generation' are experiencing the camaraderie and enjoyment of Rongotai Rugby.
Whether it was turning out for the 5B's, u55kg or the 1st XV everyone has made a significant contribution to the values and culture that is Rongotai Rugby. Many stories to tell, not of ones own exploits on the field but of others who have worn the #GoldenFleece of the 'Coutts St Academy'. We do not tell our own stories but take great pride and enjoyment of telling stories of 'others' on field courage and brilliance.
'A Celebration of Rongotai College Rugby'
is an opportunity to tell those stories and collectively acknowledge the achievements of our national representatives.
'Dad' Fathers was the first ever coach of the 1st XV in 1928 and Pat Tipping was the captain and since then the school has had 8 students who have gone on to represent New Zealand as an All Black
Ron Horsley, Mick Williment, Graham Williams, Clive Currie, Brian McGrattan, Ofisa Tonu'u, Ma'a Nonu and Julian Savea.
They have provided a great source of pride and enjoyment to their respective generations and this evening is to acknowledge these 8 as a starting point for this annual fundraising function
Rongotai College has many 'unwritten' and 'unspoken' values and our 'brotherhood' is unconditional. No one should go without an education or an opportunity to compete on the sports fields wearing 'the jersey'.
Rongotai College rugby needs your help.
We need to raise money for our ever growing junior, senior and 7's programmes. We are giving kids experiences of a lifetime with quality coaching resources and mentoring. We have several initiatives and projects we want to fund. These funds will simply give our students the 'opportunity' to chase their dreams.
Our supporter base is of huge value to us and we recognise you as a major 'influence' on our players. You can help by purchasing a ticket to this event and help write the book,
THE STORY OF RONGOTAI RUGBY - by OTHERS
Helping us write this will be two familiar Old Boys from different era's
GRANT NESBITT (1964-67) - Sky Rugby commentator
TOFIGA FEPULEA'i (1988-92) - Laughing Samoan
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support of Rongotai College Rugby
Check us out at www.rcrugby.org.nz
TICKETS are $100 and available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Rongotai College Rugby 1st XV has partnered with Canteen as part of their 'social responsibility' pillar.
$5 from each ticket sold will go to Canteen
Some Important Dates
Jimmy Grbich Shield. This season’s match will be at Kilbirnie on ANZAC Day and we again have a couple of events in conjunction with Poneke beforehand to fund raise for Rugby at Rongotai College. Kicking off will our popular dinner at The Pines on Wednesday 22nd – we have some great guests lined up – more to come in the next few weeks. If golf is your thing Friday 24th at 12.00 the Jimmy Grbich Golf V Poneke kicks off – we hold the “Cup” but Poneke want to win something so polish your clubs up.
In the next couple of weeks we will advise how you can purchase tickets for the dinner or register for the golf
Old Timers Day May 23rd All games at Polo or hopefully at grounds nearby!
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