NAMING RIGHTS MAJOR SPONSOR - Tony Murray Electrical Inspections
Tony jumped onboard as a Richmond Roses sponsor in the 2019 season. This season Tony wanted to establish this relationship further & signed on for 2 further years as the Naming Rights Sponsor. The Roses are honoured to have you on the front of their jerseys every time they run out. Tony also does some amazing things with the Club & also out in the Community. Very honoured to have you onboard. CLICK HERE For all electrical inspections
MAJOR SPONSOR - Savi Hafoka from Stone Solutions.
When the idea was floated to Savi about coming onboard to sponsor the Richmond Roses he was more than willing to not only give back to the game but more importantly the Women's rugby league. Stone Solutions has also signed on for 2 further years as the Roses other major sponsor.
Both of these fine men mentioned are also proud Richmond Old Boys. The Richmond Club & the Richmond Roses can not thank you enough for your support and contribution to the team and sport this season. We look forward to continuing this partnership.
2020 saw the Tony Murray Electrical Inspections Richmond Roses finish the season in 3rd place (behind Manurewa & Ponsonby) before the season was called off. This season saw 10 players from last years Grand Final team return for another run this season. Although 6 of those players were limited to only 2-3 games max each due to injuries.
The Club also saw the rewards of the Richmond Rosebuds Age group system starting to pay off as we had 4 young ladies from the under 18 team progress in to the Richmond Roses. 2 of these young ladies being Maraea Ah Kuoi-Atmore & Rowena Koonwaiyou debuted for the Roses last season).
The Roses had 13 players make their Roses debuts this season of which 10 made their debuts in the first game of the season which also happened to be a Grand Final reply against Papakura. With a good young squad one of the goals this season was to develop these players and look to build towards the future whilst at the same time look to establish combinations on the field knowing that we may lose a few players at the business end of the season due to NRLW -as the covid-19 situation meant the seasons would overlap.
The Roses were the only team to beat first place Manurewa this season so we definitely had the squad to match it with the best this season. CLICK HERE to view the Sky Sport coverage of this game.
Special mention to Eddie & Quentin at Leaton Performance & Rehabilitation for all the work you did getting these ladies sorted during the week and attended to on game days. CLICK HERE for more information.
Finally, a massive thank you to all the Club volunteers for all the work you do behind the scenes to keep the club up and running. Your time, dedication and effort does not go unnoticed.
The Coaching Staff of Tammi Wilson Uluinayau, Bee Ceeono-Harden & Teasha Marra for giving up your valued time and time away from your own families (not to mention the countless Zoom Meetings throughout the season) as you all tried to navigate your way through the season.
The Richmond Roses crew would like to give a massive shout out and thanks to the following amazing people:
- The amazing ball girls Sari & Mera who are at every game (no matter how far away), ready to do their job, they love what they do & the Roses love having you as part of our team.
- Kyla Kaiser-Day & Malo Tulisi & the team in the Richmond club kitchen for opening the tuck shop on game day and for the after match catering. The food was always on point and enjoyed!
- Anna Lundon, Hepa Lundon & their kids for all the work you did this season setting up and packing down the field
- Jesse Bourke-Jackson & Logan Wright for your work behind the Richmond club bar.
In closing, the Richmond club, Richmond Roses (past & present), family and friends would like to congratulate the 16 players from the Richmond Roses who are continuing on with some code this 2020 year and turning out to play in the NZRL Premiership, NZRL Championship or NRLW competitions. We wish you all the best for your campaigns.
ONCE A ROSE, ALWAYS A ROSE
In 5 games the Roses used 27 players.
There were 13 debutants including: Apii Nicholls, Bernadette Fidow, Carmel Uhila, Chloe Clarke, Jackie Lauaki, Kaiyah Atai, Kaylarnee Meleisea-Murray, Linda Hellesoe, Mele Mailo, Natasha Dallow, Nikita Porima, Shee Nathan-Wong, & Yasmin Puru-Tongia.
Only 6 players played in all 5 games: Bernadette, Carmel, Kaiyah, Kaylarnee, Rowena & Shonny Woodman.
4 players played in 4 games: Apii, Jess Diamond, Nikita & Madison Bartlett