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Below is a list of Kiwi international players who represented Richmond Rovers rugby league to full distinction. This list was not an easy selection and much thought went to over 50 Kiwi international players who represented the Richmond Rovers Rugby league club. Full player profiles to follow soon:
Fullback: Bert Cooke (Kiwis 1932/3/4/5)
Wing: Nigel Vagana (38 Tests/Most NZ Test tries)
Centre: Tom Baxter (Kiwis 1949 to 1956)
Centre: Morrie Robertson (Kiwis 1946 to 1951)
Wing: Vern Bakalich (Kiwis 1953 to 1958)
Stand off: Fred Ah Kuoi Kiwis1975 to 1986)
Halfback: Shane Varley (Kiwis 1978 to 1984)
Loose forward: Raymond Williams (Kiwis to Gt Britain 1970/71)
Second row: Se’e Solomona (Kiwi Aust/Eng/France)
Second row: Jim Riddell (Kiwis 1953/5/6/7)
Front row: Cliff Johnson Capt (Kiwis 1950/51-1954 to1960)
Hooker: John Lasher (Kiwi 1956)
Front row: Joe Vagana (Kiwis 1996 to 2000)
Nominations are urgently being sought for any past or present Junior Players in their respective Positions from Grades U/6s - U/18s for the Team of the Century.
Coaches/Managers/Trainers/Physio's/Ball boys will also be considered as Centennial Officials
It is envisaged that a Historical Team will be announced at the Queen’s Birthday, Family Day, and “Opening Ceremony”
All past and present members are welcome to forward Nominations.
Please spread the word to all, Past and Present
Submissions close 3.00pm, Monday, 27 May, 2013 and must be forwarded to the Coaching & Management Director, Peter Ah Kuoi on Peter.Ah.Kuoi@police.govt.nz
Our Queens Birthday Centenary Celebrations are on NEXT WEEKEND!!! It’s fast approaching and some of our past Richmond legends have already flown into Auckland to celebrate our 100th year with us!!!
1. To all those of you who have registered, booked and paid for selected Events- Thank you! You will receive confirmation of your booking this week, either by email (if you provided us with an email address) or by post. The confirmation will be your receipt, no tickets will be issued, there will be a Register at the door at each Event.
2. To those of you who have not yet registered and/or not yet selected Events to attend-
For catering purposes, we will need to have final numbers for all Events this week. If you are intending to come to any of the Events on Queens Birthday Weekend - YOU MUST MAKE YOUR BOOKING AND PAYMENT
BY THIS FRIDAY 24 MAY 2013 TO AVOID MISSING OUT
Hot tip: quickest way to book is to either:
1. Click on this link http://www.richmondroversrugbyleague.com/100-year-registration.html or
2. Visit our Richmond rovers website home page, click on the bulldog icon on the top right hand corner and follow the simple instructions
Looking forward to an exciting and memorable weekend for our Great and Mighty Club!
Richmond Centenary Committee
Richmond Rovers Rugby League Club is proud to announce a very exciting development within the club.
The Surrey Hotel in Grey Lynn has aligned themselves with one of the oldest and largest sports club in the inner Auckland city region as a sponsor. It is exciting times for the club with the growth of rugby league continuing through the exposure of its players represented in the Vodafone Warriors, Richmond celebrating its 100th centenary year over the Queen’s birthday weekend and the fact that 2013 is Rugby league World Cup year with the NZ Kiwis as defending champions.
The Surrey Hotel’s high profile sits comfortably with Richmond’s own profile within the larger Grey Lynn community. Club Chairman Gus Fepuleai commented “it is tough for the Richmond Rovers club to maintain our high standards both on the field and off. The generous support of The Surrey Hotel allows us to continue our development. As the Club celebrates its 100th centenary year we are setting a high benchmark for our club both on and off the field”.
Denise King, added “The Surrey Hotel is delighted to be partnering with one of Grey Lynn’s, if not the greater inner city regions, most successful sports clubs which has had over 50 Kiwi International players developed from this local club. We see it as a great opportunity to assist the club with the development of their junior and senior players from the Richmond juniors ages five up to the premiers aged thirty plus years of age. The Richmond club is dedicated to making rugby league accessible and fun for everyone from the social player to those more serious”.
Over recent years the Richmond Rovers club has developed a strong and growing Junior Academy programme which assists younger players who show talent early on and helps them progress into potentially representing rep teams and maybe even New Zealand one day.
GREAT NEWS- RICHMOND ROVERS EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR DISCOUNTS FOR 100 YEAR QUEENS BIRTHDAY EVENTS
Bookings are flooding in. So to help out, we have extended the deadline for the discounts to the events to SUNDAY 5 MAY.
All members who pay their $20 registration fee and pay for their events by this Sunday 5 May will receive the discounts. How? 3 options- on-line via our Richmond website or post forms to our PO Box 78-391 Grey Lynn 1245 or fill out forms and hand in to the Club at this Saturday’s team prizegiving.
HOT TIP- if not registered yet, pay your $20 and the event prices at the same time.
Over 100 of our people have already booked the Saturday night dinner, not to mention the Friday night mix and mingle . Book your event this week and you will secure your part in the greatest Richmond weekend in the last 100 years.
We can’t wait for Queens Birthday Weekend- Richmond Rovers 100 Year Committee
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