Celtic News

ASHBURTON CELTIC RUGBY CLUB NEWS - Thursday 28th February, 2013

Trainings have commenced on Tuesday and Thursday nights for senior, senior B’s, colts and U18’s. Dave McCrea (0274753002) and Brian McCormick are senior coaches, Pete Gowans (0273683999) for B’s, Paul Summerfield Colts (0274346815) and Don Summerfield U18’s (0274353231). Ring the above if you want to play.

Senior trial games are Sunday 10th March against Timaru Celtic, along with a B’s game and on 17th March vs. MacKenzie Country for the Mick Casey Memorial Trophy in Fairlie, including the B’s . The West Melton game has been cancelled so we are trying to get another game organized so watch this space. The U18’s will have 2 games and are just confirming dates.


JAB registration has been held and was another huge turnout and will result in a team in each grade and maybe 2 in some. March is very busy with the successful Schools Rippa Rugby Competition starting on Tuesday 5th March, to be followed by a JAB club picnic to be held on the 16th at 11am which will include the popular “Milo Cereal” day, waterslide, games, bbq and giveaways. 31st March we have an U13 game with the touring Napier Marist team. The season kicks off in April with the 7-aside tournament on the 6th at Allenton and the competition starts on 13th April. For any enquiries about the above contact Darion Gray, 0276880647 or 3071446.


The Celtic golf tournament was a great success with a massive turnout from players, spectators and volunteers. The overall winning team consisted of Matt Fine, Jeff Shanks and Paul Summerfield. We would like to thank all sponsors for being part of this and also a huge thanks to Kieron and Darion Gray for all the work they put in to organizing this. February 16th 2014 has already been locked in!

Our major project of leveling and re-seeding the main field has been a great success with numerous positive comments about how it looks and is under foot now.

A working bee is to be held THIS SATURDAY 8am, so come along to give a hand.


Netball have been holding trials over the last few weeks which has seen over 40 turn up every night so if you want to play netball and have missed the trial nights don’t panic, just ring Mieke Brook on 0277595782 or 3071072.


Remember to check our website, www.ashburtonceltic.co.nz for any updates or news.