Richmond Rovers Rugby League and Sports Club Inc. is calling for applications by people for roles in our Richmond Roses Women’s Coaching and Management Team for 2018.
Richmond Roses have a very successful history, with Auckland championship wins and a large number of our players going on to represent our province and country. This year the Roses finished 2nd and four players played in the recent Women’s Rugby League World Cup. Our Richmond Under 17 and Under 15 girls finished 1st and 2nd this year also, so there is plenty of young talent coming through.
It is an exciting time for Women’s Rugby League at Richmond. Are you up for the challenge?
If so, please email your interest and CV on a confidential basis to the Richmond Chairman, Gus Fepuleai, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any queries phone/text Gus on 021 0858 38047
Applications close on Tuesday 16 January 2018 and interviews will be held during that week.
Check out our latest Richmond supporter, England Captain Sean O’loughlin wearing Richmond’s training t-shirt apparel.
Sean is a mate of former Richmond Premier forward & current Board member Gerhard Sundborn. Sean also gave Gerhard’s dad, Wayne his test jersey from his recent test versus Papua New Guinea.
All the best to England from our Richmond club for the upcoming RLWC Grand Final.
Richmond Rovers Rugby League & Sports Inc. currently enjoys excellent support from our main business sponsors, and we want to expand on this. We invite applications for two newly created positions of Sponsorship Manager. The role will be to find additional sponsors for Richmond’s 2018 Fox Memorial Squad teams (Premiers and Reserves) and/or the Richmond Club in general.
You will be part of a sponsorship team creating new opportunities for Richmond. You will receive a 15% commission from new sponsorship received (excl GST). This is an exciting opportunity to help both yourself and Richmond.
Interested? Then email Gus Fepuleai: email@example.com or Graeme Atmore, firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Notice of AGM to be held at:
The Richmond Rovers Clubrooms
Monday, 04th December 2017, 6.30pm
Confirmation of minutes
The Chair’s report on the business of the Club
The Treasurer’s report on the finances of the Club, and the Annual Financial Statements
The Senior Convenor’s report on the Senior teams’ season
The Junior Convenor’s report on the Junior teams’ season
Election of officers and Board members
Motions to be considered
Any nominations are to be in writing from a nominator and seconder and emailed to the club secretary at email@example.com or handed to the secretary up until the start of the meeting. If no nominations are received before the meeting, nominations can be made from the floor.
RICHMOND ROVERS RUGBY LEAGUE & SPORTS CLUB INC. BOARD ANNOUNCES FOX MEMORIAL PREMIER HEAD COACH AND PREMIER 1ST COACH FOR 2018 SEASON.
Richmond Rovers Rugby League & Sports Club Board is excited to announce Steve Buckingham as Premier Coach and Junior Fiu as Premier 1st coach for the 2018 Auckland Rugby League Fox Memorial Shield competitions.
Both Steve and Junior will be leading our Fox Memorial Premier Grade teams for the 2018 season and bring with them a wealth of playing and coaching experience. Collectively having won multiple Auckland Rugby League Fox Memorial Shield titles they bring a winning attitude and work ethic as players and coaches to the Richmond Rovers rugby league club. Both individuals will be instrumental with developing our youth players as well as providing guidance for upcoming Richmond junior and senior coaches.
Steve has coached numerous teams to Fox Memorial Shield Grand Finals and Junior’s coaching ability and winning record in Secondary school college football for St Pauls is well recognised.
This Saturday 4th November 2017 from 10am at the Richmond Rovers Rugby league clubrooms Steve and Junior welcome all 2017 senior grade players and welcome new players (regardless of playing history or ability) to discuss campaign plans for the 2018 season. This is an open invite to all past, present and potential players who are keen on working together to win the elusive Fox Memorial Shield competition in 2018.
Richmond Rovers is a welcoming club with long standing second, third and fourth generation family members who encourage having fun, team work, self-improvement, and developing grass roots rugby league. With a rich 100+ year history, growing playing membership, generous loyal sponsors and amazing support from current and past members (including Richmond’s Old Boys network) why not be part of the Richmond Rovers rugby league club family.
Bring a friend or family member and find out more this Saturday!
Richmond Rovers Rugby League and Sports Club Inc. is calling for applications by people for roles in our Fox Squad Management Team 2018.
Head Coach Steven Buckingham and Head Manager Liz Ah Kuoi are leading Richmond’s Fox Memorial Shield Competition Management Team and are looking forward to working with you.
Our goals are clear. Are you up for the challenge? Excited to join in Richmond’s journey to the top? If so, please email your interest and CV on a confidential basis to our Chairman, Gus Fepuleai, at firstname.lastname@example.org For any queries, contact: Steve Buckingham on 027 575 2369 or Liz Ah Kuoi on 021 023 15975.
Applications close on Monday 16 October 2017 and interviews will be held during that week, with a view to all positions being awarded by the end of October 2017.
RICHMOND WELCOME SPONSORS & SPECIAL GUEST
LJ HOOKER PONSONBY - STEVE GLUCINA & DEE MCDADE
GREY LYNN TAVERN - GRANT & ELLIE TULLET
SURREY HOTEL - TERRY TEAU
WATERVIEW LAUNDROMAT - DIVESH KUMAR
MICKEY B. FITNESS - MICKY & VICKY BYRNE
Special acknowledgement to the following Trusts who assist with our 2017 operating costs: Pub Charity, Four Winds and Infinity Foundation. Richmond is very grateful to all our sponsors, but in particular, we would like to acknowledge Steven Glucina and Grant Tullet. Steven from LJ Hooker has personally sponsored Richmond over $60,000 of his own money over the last few years. And Grant from Grey Lynn Tavern has encouraged us to apply for grants from North South Trust that now result in Richmond receiving grants for over $50,000 each year to pay for medical gear, training gear, gym hire, and strapping for all our senior and junior teams. Both men are key supporters.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GUESTS / RRRLC CHAIRMAN
RICHMOND CHAIRMAN - GUS FEPULEAI & SALLY FEPULEAI
OLD BOYS NETWORK - BRUCE PERT, MR & MRS WARREN FABIAN
AMY AH KUOI
FRED AH KUOI
SENIOR A - RICHMOND TOKES
Best Back: TUPOU TAPUAIGA
Best Forward: SEMESE SIMONA
Most Improved: VA’A SEIULI
Player of the Year: JOHNSON WINCHESTER
SENIOR A – BULLDOGS
Best Back: RODNEY POGI CRICHTON
Best Forward: MATTHEW TIA
Most Improved: TEARIKI TOLUA
Player of the Year: JOHN MARSTERS
SENIOR A – USOS
Best Back: GERAR VILI
Best Forward: JUNIOR PAPALI’I
Most Improved: OTIS HALL
Player of the Year: EDWIN PITA
WOMEN- RICHMOND ROSES
Best Back: GEORGIA HALE
Best Forward: KAILEY THOMPSON
Most Improved: KATHLEEN NOBLE
Player of the Year: SHARLENE ATAI
PREMIER 1ST TEAM
Best Back: JULIUS VAETARU
Best Forward: SIU KEPAOA
Most Improved: NATHANIEL LAW
Player of the Year: LEY VANO
Best Back: ROBERT MELEISE’A
Best Forward: LEON LATOA
Most Improved: DARIUS MAFOE
Player of the Year: SAMISONI VAIOLETI
Premier Players’ - POY: SAMISONI VAIOLETI
REPRESENTATIVES / NZ WARRIORS
AKARANA WOMENS 2017: SHARLENE ATAI, MADISON BARTLETT, ALEXANDRA COOK, GEORGIA HALE,ANNABELLE HOHEPA, LAISHON JONES, TALEI KIDD, KAILEY THOMPSON, LANI LATOA-WILLIAMS, TEASHA-LEE LEKA, VA’ANESSA MOLIA-FRASER, TIARIA NOOTAI, CRYSTAL TAMARUA, RUTH VAE, ALICE VAILEA, SHONTELLE WOODMAN
KIWI FERNS: ALEXANDRA COOK , GEORGIA HALE, VA’ANESSA MOLIA-FRASER, CRYSTAL TAMARUA
NZ WARRIORS: DYLAN TAVITA (WARRIORS U20s), MATIU STONE – DUNN (WARRIORS ISP CUP)
TOP ACHIEVEMENT : LJ HOOKER RICHMOND PREMIER TEAM 2017
FRED AH KUOI JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mikey Williams
ANESITA SCHAUMKEL MEMORIAL (Premiership Rookie of the Year): Mataio Timaloa
JACKIE LEE SOLOMONA CUP (Team Service and Loyalty): RICHMOND TOKES
SWANNY STOWERS MEMORIAL (Club Commitment/Worker): Kyla Kaiser-Day
SALLY LEGER SOLOMONA MEMORIAL (Team Conduct/Ethics on and off the field): RICHMOND ROSES-
ELLIS HOSKING (Senior Administrator): Graeme Atmore
CLUB MENTOR: WINNER: HENRI NICHOLAS
Coaching since 2008, Henri supported players and worked with different head coaches over past few years through Sharman cup to Fox memorial shield competition. Henri is Richmond loyal and we are very blessed to have Henri's loyal support.
BEST & FAIREST TEAM: RICHMOND:ROSES
AFI AH KUOI MEMORIAL (Passion Pride Pursuit of Excellence): FAITALA TUISILA
MOST OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS
ANNA LUNDON – took up the role of board secretary this year- proven to be efficient and valuable member of the board for 2017; also helps run Richmond league academy in preseason; runs Richmond nursery 2x week during season
Steve Buckingham- premier Head coach, had to coach very young team in fox, 13 rookies this year, introduced and actively supported premier players giving back, allocated premier players to help with junior teams, kept us in fox.
Kyla Kaiser-day - multi-Richmond tasker- from changing room decorator to senior registrations officer, communications officer, senior match manager, club photographer, to parking warden and more..
Vae Kalolo - no job too big or small. always available to support senior players with tips/advice; and on weekends to help with fields set up/put away and other chores.
Edwin pita, Pat Tia, Ruth Vae, Sauofo Amosa, Joe Lundon- coach of junior teams and contribute to seniors, either as players or sideline staff for premier team. JOE ALSO HELPS RUN RICHMOND ACADEMY.
Elia Iosua – Richmond Tokes manager, withdrew Tokes from 2016 competition to support club quest to stay in fox; which we did and could not have done without tokes support last year; numbers were low for tokes at start of 2017 but managed to bring team back and contest the final; unable to recognise outstanding contribution last year, so we are doing it this year.
Tokes staff/players from 2016 - Supported and led the way for others to step up
SENE ATAFU - for his constant support of everything Richmond from juniors through to seniors.
OUTSTANDING OFF FIELD ACHIEVEMENT: MATIU STONE DUNN / KENETI AH KUOI-ATMORE
LONG STANDING CONTINUOUS SERVICE: Sene Atafu
GRAND FINALISTS: Richmond Roses & Richmond Tokes
GRAND FINAL WINNER OF ARL PREMIER 2ND COMPETITION: Richmond BULLDOGS
COACH OF THE YEAR: Ben Fa’amausili (Richmond Bulldogs)
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Tugaga Lialia’i (Richmond Bulldogs)
FRED AH KUOI SNR (Most Outstanding Club Player): ROBERT MELEISE’A (Premiers)
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: ISAAC AH KUOI-ATMORE (Premiers)
OVERALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: SAMISONI VAIOLETI. PREMIER PLAYER OF YEAR, PREMIER PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF YEAR, ARL PLAYER OF YEAR FOR RICHMOND, SELECTED AS WING NO.5 IN ARL PREMIER FOX TEAM OF THE YEAR.
OVERALL TEAM OF THE YEAR: RICHMOND BULLDOGS
CHAIRMANS CUP: ROBERT MELEISE’A (Premiers)
DISTINCTION AWARDS: Logan Wright, Elia Iosua, Tala Tuisila, Edwin Pita, Mafola Timaloa, Vae Kalolo
On Saturday 23rd September 2017 the Richmond Rovers Rugby league & sports club inc. honoured six of its best at prize giving by recognising their achievement in playing over 100 games for Richmond’s Premier side.
Logan Wright, Elia Iosua, and Faitala Tuisila all played over 100 games for Richmond Premiers, while Edwin Pita and Mafola Timaloa both played over 170 games. The players were awarded sterling silver Richmond 100 Game signet rings to recognise their immense effort for our Richmond club over the years. But the greatest effort of all came from call stalwart Fa’avae Kololo, who played over 220 games for Richmond Premiers over an incredible 16 seasons. Vae as popularly known by, received a Richmond 200 signet ring to honour his singular achievement.
Richmond would like thank and acknowledge the outstanding support of Diamonds on Richmond, Jewellers on Richmond Road, Ponsonby, for custom designing our Richmond rings and sponsorship of the rings. Michelle and her team were a pleasure to deal with throughout the process and we look forward to a longstanding partnership in the near future with many more members coming through.
The month of June marks 40 years since the 'remarkable grand slam' when the Auckland premier representative team beat Australia, Great Britain and France at Carlaw Park in 1977.
Of the 19 players to take the field of dreams that month, 14 played for the Kiwis or went on to represent New Zealand, five were named Kiwi captains and three were inducted into New Zealand Rugby League’s Legends of League. Former Kiwi loose forward and Auckland player Mark Graham was also named New Zealand Rugby League’s Player of the Century.
On Saturday June 24, the Auckland Rugby League will pay tribute to the side at the home of the Richmond Bulldogs (Grey Lynn Park) where clubs, players and fans can join them in celebrating their reunion of 40 years.
There will be plenty of action on the day, including Richmond's home game v the Northcote Tigers in Round 11 of the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership (2.30pm kick off).
The days event and game will also be streamed live online from the Auckland Rugby League website at www.aucklandleague.co.nz.
Come on down, meet the team, remember the days at Carlaw Park and enjoy the footy!
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