DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Annual Report 2014
THE DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
THE DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
144th Annual Report
THE DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 144th Annual General Meeting of the Club will be
held in the Clubrooms at Kettle Park, Dunedin,
On Tuesday 25th November 2014, at 7pm.
1. Confirm the Minutes of 2013 Annual General Meeting.
2. Receive and consider the 2014 Annual Report and the audited 2014 Balance Sheet and Statement
3. The Election of Office Bearers and General Committee for 2015.
4. General Business.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT
JUNIOR CLUB CAPTAIN
Lee Piper (Chairman), Andrew Rooney, John Kennedy, Neil Turner, Chris Denton, Rev Fr Gerard
Aynsley, Jesse Beard, Paddy Bleach, Paddy McEwen, Richard Thompson, Mark Grieve-Dunn, Ross
Br G Donaldson
HONORARY VICE PRESIDENTS
Fr Dan Cummings, J Kennelly, F O’Driscoll, T Rodden, Br G Donaldson, J McAtamney, P Stumbles,
F Daniel, S Harris, B McLaughlan.
K G McEvoy, B P Brown, J A Dowling, M J Andrews, D G Galliven, K R Inder, B D White, T A
Tourell, B H Pettit, B Carey, B Marshall, J P Flaherty, G Laing, D Conrad, J Piper, R Lester, J
Waldron, D O’Dea.
OTAGO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION BOARD
Andrew Rooney (Chairman)
METROPOLITAN RUGBY COUNCIL
The 2014 season has been another successful season for the Club.
The club fielded 6 teams, the most of any Club in town, and all performed with distinction, with three
teams making the semi-finals and two narrowly missing making the semi final. The highlight of the
season was undoubtedly the Makos win in the Premier Colts grade, the last two games being fantastic
efforts when they shut out University in the semi in atrocious conditions and then dominated to beat
Taieri in the final.
This year saw the return of a number of experienced coaches and the introduction of some new
coaches. All coaches, managers and support staff performed their duties with skill and enthusiasm.
The Club is appreciative of the great work done by these people in ensuring the players receive top
coaching, management, fitness training and medical support. We look forward to welcoming back
most of these individuals for the 2015 season but are always on the lookout for people willing to help.
The atmosphere at the club post match this year has again been most enjoyable. The club is focusing
on making Saturday’s after match functions member and family friendly. Our aim is to have the club
as the venue of choice for social activities on a Saturday for all members and the presence of Junior
Club members and families, and the Phys Ed netball club all adds to the atmosphere and the
enjoyment of the occasion. We have regularly had 200 or more people enjoying themselves in the
clubrooms post match. The volunteers behind the Bar and in the kitchen (with Betty in charge) have
done a wonderful job and made a significant contribution to the Club’s finances.
This year we have had a strong committee in terms of numbers and ability. The work load has been
able to be spread more evenly as a result. Special thanks to our hard working Chairman Lee Piper.
Lee has spent a huge amount of time on Club business and has been responsible for a number of new
initiatives. The presence of two Premier players on the committee has helped promote the social
activities of the club and importantly enhanced the relationship between committee and players.
We farewell a number of players from the Club. We trust you have fond memories of your time here
and always look forward to you returning even if it is for a catch up at an after match function.
Thank you to everyone for your support during the year and I look forward to seeing you again in the
Dennis (Jack) O’Dea
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As the festive season approaches it is time to reflect on another very successful season for the
Dunedin Rugby Club.
Once again we have excelled across all of our teams with the performance of the mighty Mako Colts
the obvious highlight. Congratulations to Kevin Waldron, Steve Mowat and the management team for
a brilliant win. It truly was a great day!
For the Premiers it was a tough season. Under new coach Elgan O’Donnell the team got away to a
great start, however a horrific run of injuries halfway through the first round halted the progress and it
was hard to get the momentum back. That said to make the semi-final and be more than competitive
against a Taieri side that had excelled in the competition was a fine effort.
I am delighted to be able to confirm that Elgan and Eddie Baker will lead the team in 2015. This
coaching combination is without question the leading combination in premier club rugby and I am
sure quality players will be attracted to the club in search of advancing their careers. It will also be
exciting to see the emergence of some of the Makos into the Premier set up next year.
Special mention also to the Tigers who went through to the Junior Colts final and the Hammerheads
who were more than competitive in the junior colts division.
To Sam Anderson-Heather, Hugh Blake and Trent Renata who were included in the Otago ITM cup
To Coaches and management of all other teams, thank you so much for all of your efforts. Coaching
and managing a team is a very time consuming role and we hope that the players gave you great
enjoyment and fun throughout the season. One of the reasons that Dunedin is such a successful club
sits with the dedication from you all.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters, the game is continually evolving and getting your
support remains key for the success of our club.
Thank you very much too all members of the club and a special thanks to the DRFC committee. We
had 13 members of the committee this year and it is excellent to have such depth in the committee.
Also fantastic to have 2 current players in Richard Thompson and Mark Grieve Dunn on the
committee and making such a valuable contribution. .
The Sharks remain the envy of the rest of the Dunedin clubs. We are successful because I believe that
our club continues to remain extremely focused on the players we have and making sure their
experience at Shark Park is one that gives them lifelong memories.
Finally I wish all members of the club and their families a very merry Xmas and look forward to
seeing you all back at the club in 2015.
It is with deep regret that we record the passing of former players, coaches, managers, members and
friends of the club during the past year.
Frank Pettit father of Kevin and brother also of Bernie. Jack Skinner’s brother Kevin. Paul Oliver’s
brother Frank uncle to Tim. Kevin (Paddy) McLaughlan and Mike Wassell father of Danny.
Should we have omitted anyone, we offer our sincere apologies.
Mick (Mike) Wassell
Club members were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Mick (Mike) Wassell in October of this
Mick had a close association with the Club over a long period of time in a number of different roles, and
older members recall Mick as being a very skilled, fiercely competitive and an ‘80 minute man’ in his
Mick was schooled at “Christies” and joined the rugby club in 1958. After 3 years playing in the lower
grades, Mick made the Seniors (now Premiers) in 1961, and for the next 11 years played at that highest
club level notching up over 150 games for the Seniors. His position was flanker.
In 1964 Mick was selected for Otago, and over the following 2 years played 8 games for the province
(wise heads considered that he was deserving of many more games and that he didn’t really get a fair go.
The Seniors were struggling in the lower reaches of the club competition at the time, and this may not
have assisted the cause).
After his playing days had ended, Mick coached in the Colts grades in the early 1970s, with a good
share of successes achieved.
In later years, and over a considerable period of time, he was a committed sponsor of the Club through
his vehicle repairs business, and also closely followed the exploits of the Club, especially in the years
when his son, Danny, played through the grades and at Premier level.
Mick is survived by his wife Maureen, 3 daughters and 2 sons, and the Club’s sympathies go out to the
Wassell families on his untimely passing.
NZ MARIST COLTS TOUR 2014
First thing just want to thank the Dunedin Rugby Club committee for putting my name forward to
have the chance to be selected for this team. It was an honour to go and represent the Dunedin
Rugby Club. It was an awesome experience travelling around Wellington. We played our first
game against a combined Marist Colts team from two Wellington clubs. Then heading down to the
south island where we met our second opponent Buller development which was an awesome game
and then with a day break before our next game in Nelson where we faced the U19/Development
Tasman which was a tough game. Then finally heading back up to the big city Wellington where
we played our last game of the tour against Centurion Colts the boys came away with a draw the
result we didn't want but the boys gave it everything. In the mix of all that we visited schools in
every city/town it was good to get a chance to motivate the younger future players. The thing that
made the tour enjoyable was the great bunch of boys selected from around New Zealand and also
from other countries like Fiji, Tonga, Australia and Argentina, a great bunch of boys to play with as
well. It showed why they got selected with winning 3 games and drawing one game in a time frame
of 10 days which was challenging on all our bodies. One highlight of the tour was meeting an old
Marist boy and also the coach of New Zealand sevens Sir Gordon Tietjens. Getting to shake his
hand and listening to a few inspirational words from a coach who has been around the professional
level for many years now. Another highlight was wearing the N.Z Marist jersey for the first time an
also representing the Dunedin Sharks!
Overall it was a great experience making new friends travelling and playing some good old footy.
NZ Marist Colts Tour results:
Game 1 – NZ Marist Colts vs. HOBM/MSP
NZ Marist win 29 : 12
Game 2 – NZ Marist Colts vs. Buller Development Team
NZ Marist win 46 : 5
Game 3 – NZ Marist Colts vs. Tasman U19 Colts
NZ Marist win 39 : 13
Game 4 – NZ Marist Colts vs. Centurion Colts
Draw 27 : 27
KAVANAGH COLLEGE 1st FIFTEEN RUGBY 2014
Kavanagh College 1st15 had an outstanding 2014 year. The team won the local under 18 competition.
They played a very strong Dunstan High School 1st 15 in the promotion game and suffered a pretty
comprehensive defeat against a very big, powerful & fit team. Unfortunately in the lead up to this game
the 1st 15 had 4 forwards, including both starting locks & the No 8 pull out with injury. At full strength
they would have been more competitive but realistically would not have beaten Dunstan. Now that both
Taieri & Kavanagh 1st15’s are moving up to the Highlanders Grade, the game against Dunstan showed
them how much work they need to do on fitness, weights, technique etc
The season started in February with the coaches Will Henry & Ant Harris getting the lads together &
discussing the season ahead. Pre-season training started at the same time & it soon became apparent that
some of the lads had had too many pies over the summer!!!
The team ventured to Gore, pretty dodgy place at the best of times, in April to play in the Quadrangular
Tournament. They had to play the eventual finalists, Roncalli College & St Kevin’s College on the first
day!! The team played very well & only lost to the eventual winners Roncalli 7-0. They finished the
tournament on a high with a 20 point win over Verdon College
On to the season proper & Kavanagh played Taieri College first game up. Despite the Kavanagh
forwards dealing to the Taieri forwards the team came up short losing 10-0, not helped by some pretty
average referring. Kavanagh then proceeded to win the next 10 games on the trot including strong wins
over King’s High School 2nd 15 & a revenge win out at Taieri. The team came unstuck & lost to OBHS
the week before the semi-final. However this turned out to be a master stroke from Will & Ant as they
rested several of the starting 15 & used the loss to spur the boys on. Kavanagh then demolished King’s
42-6 in the semi-final before coming from behind with 4 minutes to play to beat Taieri 12-6 in the final
The final was a great experience with a couple of hundred vocal spectators urging Kavanagh on. The lads
started the game with a stirring haka (can be seen on Facebook) & finished the game with the winning
try 4 minutes from full time. Kavanagh thoroughly deserved the win scoring 2 tries to nil in a very close
There were some outstanding contributions from some players; however the team as a whole contributed
to a winning season. Special mention & thanks must go to the 2 coaches Will Henry & Ant Harris. The
improvement by individuals & the team as a whole was down to their meticulous planning & superb
coaching. Mention must also go to the manager Bob King & his, Will & Ant’s assistant Chris Ryan.
All in all a fabulous season culminating in the side not only winning the under 18 competition but also
being promoted back to the Highlanders competition. The icing on the cake is that around 15 or 16 of the
lads will be back for next season & so hopefully will both coaches.
TROPHY WINNERS - YEAR 2014
For support, loyalty and co-operation to Team and Club
Club Captain’s Cup
The cup is awarded to the person who in the eyes of the Club Captain and Chairman on behalf of
the committee, provide support and assistance to the club in any area.
Club Captain’s Cup Winner – John Crowley
Taine Randall Silver Tray
Outstanding Contribution to Club
Sibald Wallace Cup
Best All Round Club Player
Best All Round Club Player – Hugh Blake
John George Trophy
Best Performed Club Team
Speight’s Premier Player of the Year
This is awarded to the Premier Player who has had an outstanding season.
Speight’s Premier Player of the year – Hame Toma
Moore Family Trophy
Front Row Forwards Who Lead and Inspire
Clem Beck Cup
Best and Fairest Premier Player
Dalahunty Rose Bowl
Best and Fairest Premier II Player
Best and Fairest Premier II Player – Nick Eathorne
For outstanding commitment & contribution to the Premier II’s
Ray Curran Cup
Best and Fairest Premier Mako Colt
Christopher Cooney Memorial
‘Players Player’ selected by Mako Colts
James Gorman Cup
Best and Fairest Tiger Colts Player
For outstanding commitment & contribution to the Tiger Colts
Best and Fairest Hammerhead Colts Player
For outstanding commitment & contribution to the Hammerhead Colts
DRFC Points Trophy
Highest Scoring Individual
DRFC Points Trophy Winner – Greg Dyer (191 points)
A. C. Haynes Memorial Trophy
Team With Most Tries (84)
Frank McPherson Memorial Trophy
Best and Fairest Senior Player
For outstanding commitment & contribution to 2B Town
Kavanagh College Trophy
Best Performed Ex Kavanagh Player
2014 CLUB HIGHLIGHTS
The strength of our administration is exemplified by the fact that the newest Independent
Board member of the N.Z.R.F.U. is our own valued member Peter Kean. Interestingly
Otago has only had three on the national body since 1984 & two of them are from our
The eight member Board of the Otago Rugby Union includes no less than three of our
club members; a record never exceeded by any club. Andrew Rooney, the Chairman, is
still active on our Committee, while Doug Harvie is the Immediate Past Chairman and
Ross Hanson (a former coach of our Premier side) is the newest member.
Club members Chris King, Gareth Evans, Trent Renata & Sam Anderson-Heather playing
for the Highlanders in 2014.
Three members of the Premier side were selected and played for Otago in 2014 -Trent
Renata, Hugh Blake and Sam Anderson-Heather. Hugh Blake is leaving the club and
Otago to play in Scotland.
The Makos winning the Premier Colts final and the Tigers playing in the Junior Colts
Paul McLaughlan on his appointment as Manager of the Highlanders for 2015.
Michael Woodhouse on his appointment as a Minister of the Crown; a first ever for a
member of our club; he & his family have been closely associated with the club for 60
Brad Weber the half back in our Championship winning side of 2013 named captain of
the Waikato I.T.M. team.
Sam Anderson-Heather (Captain),Rowan McKenzie, Tim Tolovae, Kaituu Kaufana, Hugh Blake,
Greg Dyer, Gareth Evans, Mark Grieve- Dunn, William Henry, Tumua Ioane, Paul Mousa, Mike
Moeahu, Nick Peacock, Richard Thompson, Hame Toma, George Vance, Danny Underwood,
Dan Ellingham, Mitchell Zandstra, Trent Renata, Sean Smith, Jason Dobson, Jarred Gilmore,
Sam Weber and Sione Pulu.
Coaching Staff: Elgan O’Donnell (coach), Chris King (assistant coach), Rea Tasi-Cordtz (trainer)
Manager: Simon Whelan
Medical staff: Melanie Reynolds (Medic) and Kelly Groot (Physiotherapist)
Played: 19: 11 Won; 1 Drawn; 8 Lost.
Points for: 590 Points Against: 452
Top points scorer: Greg Dyer No of points: 191
Highlanders: Trent Renata, Sam Anderson-Heather and Gareth Evans.
Otago (ITM Cup): Sam Anderson-Heather, Hugh Blake and Trent Renata.
Hawkes Bay (ITM Cup): Gareth Evans.
The 2014 season might best be described as frustrating as injuries hit us at crucial times and
stopped the great momentum that we witnessed at the start of the season.
After securing maximum points against Taieri, Varsity and Southern the team got a raft of
injuries to key players and we stumbled through to the end of the first round.
The team showed tremendous heart to win the games we had to win to get us through to the
Semi-finals. What was particularly pleasing was our efforts against Alhambra Union and
Harbour which became must win matches for us.
We were delighted to welcome new players to Shark Park and special mention to Greg Dyer who
performed outstandingly well in just his first season out of school. Greg was well rewarded
taking away the Otago club player with the most point’s trophy for the year.
To Sam Anderson-Heather, Hugh Blake and Trent Renata who were included in the Otago ITM
cup side congratulations. To Gareth Evans, well done on a successful year with Hawkes Bay and
on securing the Ranfurly Shield. To Trent, Gareth and Sam well done on inclusion with the
Highlanders set up for 2015 we know you will serve the club well.
Thanks also to Chris King for his tremendous help during the season – Chris showed what an
outstanding Shark guy he was to train with the Highlanders and then front at practice twice a
week to coach shows how dedicated to the Sharks the “Mule” was. Also thanks to Grunter
Devlin and Ed Baker for helping out during the season as well.
Thanks to Simon Whelan (Manager) Melanie Reynolds (Medics), Kelly Groot (Physiotherapist).
Your help was much appreciated.
Finally thanks to everyone at Shark Park for making my first season so enjoyable and for making
me and my family very welcome – I look forward to working with Ed Baker and team again for
Merry Christmas to you all.
Forwards: Sam Cooper (Captain), Kieran Eathorne, Brendon O’Connell, Steve Mosley, Geriant
Breeze, Steve Restieaux, Nick Eathorne, Angus Elliott, Dan Ellingham, Tai Tuai
Backs: Owen Booth, Tom Eldred, Harry Reicher, Nathan Fraser, Simon Conrad, Greg Cooney,
Robin Fesilafai, Josh Tulia, Will Koreman, Charlie Foster, Alton Gray, Ben Cometti.
Coach / Management
Owen Booth (Coach), Josh Jeffrey (Coach), Greg Cooney (Coach) John Crowley (Manager)
Amy Lean (Physio)
Points for: 350 (50 tries)
Points Against: 370
Top points scorer:
Top try scorers:
Nick Eathorne/Tai Tuai
Player of the Year:
Contribution to Team:
After losing a large number of players from 2013 some serious recruiting was required to get a
team on the field. We gathered together a core of about 20 players and hoped that the Prems
would be able to feed us some players from their large squad. However, their huge injury toll
throughout the season saw us have to draw players from Colts and anywhere else we could. At
the end of the season a staggering 66 players had passed through the Prem II ranks, some playing
a few games some playing a few minutes.
First game of the season was against last year’s champions, Taieri and we gave them a good old
fashioned hiding by 41-8. This, however, was to prove the highlight of the season. We played
very well on both occasions against the eventual winners University, got robbed by the referee
against Southern, got cheated on by Green Island who drafted in players from another club the
first time we played them, got a severe payback hiding the second game against Taieri and
couldn’t match the size and aggression of Harbour. On the positive side we proved we could play
some very good rugby, at times, and did manage to rack up some good wins along the way
against Alhambra, Pirates, Green Island and Zingari and we ended up finishing 5th in the
A special thanks to the lads from the Makos who came and played for us on a regular basis and it
was good to see that you took the experience and knowledge you gained with us back to win the
Prem Colts banner. Thanks to Kevin Waldron for his help with players during the season.
Some interesting observations on the season…
4 Eathorne brothers on the paddock at the same time against Green Island (Brendon,
Kieran, Nick and Liam).
Was Sam Cooper’s cut leg, visually, the worst injury that you have ever seen?
Prem’s coach Elgan O’Donnell making his Sharks debut and scoring 11 points for
Dunedin and 10 points (2 intercept tries) for the opposition (he was only on the paddock
for 40 min)
Good to see so many Kavanagh College old-boys turning out again this season.
Ex Prem player Simon Luke taking the field against Alhambra
Valuable cameo appearances from Rea Cordtz throughout the season.
2B Town Carpet Sharks
Squad Members 2014
Aaron Menzies, Andrew McPherson, Andrew Rooney, Andrew Straight, Anthony Staples, Ben
McCall, Bj Edh, Blake Sinclair, Brad Rodden, Braeclen Saul, Chris Beagle, David Crossan,
Fergus McArthur, Gerard Aynsley, Gerard Hanning, Glen Stewart, Greg Stanger, Jamian Piri,
Jamie Devlin, Jared Culling, Jason Bracegirdle, Jayden Smith, John Aitken, Jonathon Sutherland,
Josh Foster, Keith Buckeridge, Kyle Smith, Marty Wright, Mat Fletcher, Matt Menzies, Matt
Scoones, Nathaniel Miller, Nick Van Ford, Nikora Walters, Paddy Cairns, Rea Cordtz, Rob
Calder, Sam Hollick, Sam Kingston, Sam Hollick, Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Mataki, Seth Maynard,
Shanan, Shaun McKellar, Siale Tunoka, Tane Menzie, Tim Cairns, Tom Cornford, Tom
Sullivan, Tom Buchan, Will McGrath and Damian George
Gerard Aynsley, John Fleming, Matt Scoones, Nick
This year 2BTown focused more on the enjoyment of the game and getting a team on the
paddock rather than the results. In typical 2BTown fashion, we struggled for numbers in some
games, whilst having two spares teams on the side for others.
With an age gap of 33 years between our youngest players and our oldest player 2BTown was
really a team that has spanned the generations.
It was great to catch up with past players who turned up for games when they were back in town
visiting. 2BTown has always had a strong link with Kavanagh College, which was evident again
this season, in one game out of the 17 players involved 13 were past Kavanagh students and one
was a past St Paul’s student.
The team base was made up of a mix of players who were at various stages in their rugby careers
and there was a good mix of occupations and ages. It was not surprising 2BTown had two
Publicans involved in games this year as the majority of our training was at their establishments.
The team appreciated the support the Mornington Tavern and Shiel Hill provided both on and off
the field. Their support also helped with the recruitment of players.
Just to prove that we are not all about old people and old technology we have joined the modern
age and taken to social media with our own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/2btown)
to help keep in touch with past, present and potential new players. As we need to keep our
playing stocks up, don’t be afraid to recruit in the off season and turn up with friends, families
and acquaintances in 2015!!
A Big thanks goes out to all those players and supporters who have helped out in various ways
during the season
Premier Colts (Makos)
Squad Members 2014
Jay Barrett, Cameron Bone, Cameron Burrow, Thomas Bleach, Ashley Craig, Jamie Craig,
James DeRee, Jason Dobson, Luke Donaldson, Michael Edh, Pofitu(PJ) Fesili, Jordan Hooke,
Hugo Ford, Max Goodman, Gifford Henry, Ben Lill, Jag Love, Jackson Muir, Vincent Neumann,
Nathan O’Brien, Thomas Pavletich, Morgan Reedy, Leon Pye, Henry Scott, Shaq Solomona,
Jared Stanley, Patrick Tomsett, Tala Ulutui, Thomas Van Der Leden, Liam Ward, Benjamin
Watson, Guy Woodhouse.
Coaches: Kevin Waldron, Steve Mowat.
Managers: Denis McLaughlan, Paddy Bleach.
Medics: Kim Claassen, Harriet Otley, Carlijn Nijhof.
Fitness Trainer: Anthony Stadnyk
Points for: 374
Top points scorer: Gifford Henry
Top try scorer: Guy Woodhouse
Points Against: 149
No of points: 95
No of Tries: 9
- Ashley Craig
Otago Sassenachs - Thomas Bleach, Tala Ulutui, Luke Donaldson, Jay Barrett, Shaq
A pre–season decision not to enter a Bull’s side in premier colt’s grade enabled the Makos the
luxury of having a large squad. This was the correct decision as it allowed the team to have
enough players to have constructive trainings all season. The exception was University exam
time, which is always a nightmare. Originally 34 players were named in the Makos squad,
however by the time the finals arrived 22 fit players were difficult to find.
Training runs and warm ups were well organised thanks to Anthony Stadnyk and Steve Mowat.
Social events helped build a good culture within the team thanks to Denis McLaughlan and
Paddy Bleach. As a whole the management team worked well together. Thanks to Mark GrieveDunn who added some options for the forwards to use, they worked well in the finals. The old
saying goes that defence wins championships. How true this was for the Makos this season. From
the very first game against University the Makos showed commitment in defence and a will to
win. There were some key defenders in this Makos team which set the standard for all players to
live up to. As the season progressed no player wanted to be the one who missed the tackle that
put pressure back on to the team. This attitude won the competition for the Makos.
Winning against Varsity (which laid the foundation for the season)
Being down 3-19 against Taieri with 30 minutes to go and winning 34-19 scoring 5 classy tries.
The semi-final against Varsity. Down 3-5 at halftime. Playing into a huge wind in the second
half. Fulltime 8 all. Then 20 minutes of extra time and winning 8-5 after a courageous defensive
The Final. The Makos showed a complete dominance. Not allowing Taieri out of their territory in
the second half.
Everyone in the team would like to thank the club and all the supporters for helping make this a
successful year for the Makos
Up the Shark’s !!!
Junior Colts (Tigers)
Squad Members 2014
T McHugh, W Moore, S Graham, B Jenkin, T Hall, Z Coates, E Koopu, B Faulkner, J Merton, S
Joe, J Davis, S Bradley, A Callincos, P Connelly, B Cochrane, C Burrows, A Tidyman, J
Rumble, J Luxton, W Read, M Logan, T Adams, C Rakich, K Ingram, J Buchan, S Burnett, A
Craig, O Eady, M Edh, M Flanagan, W Gubb, B Hermans, O McDonald, J Newbigun, H
O’Connell, C Prangnell, L Sorenson, C Tomlinson, R Williams, S Wilson, C Wilton.
Coaches / Management
Dave Conrad/Ross O’Connell Hamish Ryan
Points Against: 231
Top points scorer: Corey Rackich
No of points: 95
Top try scorer: Shaq Graham
No of Tries: 8
The Tigers of 2014 displayed all the qualities of previous Tiger teams. We had a very large squad
whose ambition was to play a good brand of rugby and enjoy them selves. They managed to
achieve both of these with ease and despite the fact that we only had 5 practices for the entire
season we managed to make the final in our grade only to lose to University Gold who were
deserving winners on the day and overall for the season. We managed to give most people
adequate game time as fitness levels didn’t really get honed and we pretty much had a revolving
door policy to substitutions, sadly in the semi/final we are only allowed to strip 22 players so this
lack of fitness reared its head, especially in the final where we didn’t lack for skill but rather the
ability to execute due to oxygen deprivation. The Team were an important part of the club and
got involved in all activities (some might say too much).We didn’t lack for talent and some of the
exploits were brilliant to watch and they never stressed too much about things. We managed to
field a team every week and were especially stretched during exams but the boys always pulled
through. We would also like to congratulate the Hammers who represented the Club brilliantly in
this grade and hope to see them back next year. Finally I would like to thank Roscoe (the slowest
jug sculler of Tigers History) in his coaching effort with the Team, Hamish (I went missing for
weeks) Ryan on his skills as our manager and our two medics Sarah and Ashley for all your hard
work on behalf of the team. We hope that the Tigers of 2014 return to Shark Park en masse and
keep continuing to play an important part in the club and more importantly keep playing Rugby.
Junior Colts (Hammerheads)
Squad Members 2014
Ben Hall, Sam Stenson, Hugo Macdonald, Harry O’Connell, George Harman, Hayden Ubels,
Jamie Maloney, Daniel Grimes, Jorden Cole, Logan Turner, Ryan Alexander, Toby Frost, Tim
Goldfinch, Will Toogood, Hugo Crosse, Cory Larsen, Sam Niven, Matt McCormack, Matt
Priest, Jo Pickles, Connor O’Neill, Ben Thompson, James Larsen, Liam Eathorne.
Sam Poole & Greg O‘Brien
Points for: 280
Points Against: 243
Top points scorer(s):
Top try score(s):
No of points: 71
No of Tries: 7
After a couple of years off the scene new life was breathed or at least panted into the
Hammerhead name in the 2014 season. Previous wins for the Hammerheads had been like All
Black world cup victory, treasured but rare events. The team certainly celebrated its first win as
though it may have been its last, many photos being taken for posterity and proof of victory. We
needn’t have got so carried away as we went on to record 6 more and only narrowly missed out
on the semi-finals.
The Hammerheads were a genuine junior colts side with all participants being in the first year of
study or away from school. To a man they were willing and eager to give of their best on a
Saturday afternoon, that eagerness translated into some excellent and shall we say some
interesting performances. As the season progressed so did the players and several titanic
struggles were won by less than a few points which reflected a “never say die” attitude that
became a hallmark of the team.
Season highlight: In February we had 25 blokes who didn’t know each other or much about the
club they had registered to play for. In August we had 25 characters who could call themselves
team mates and more importantly SHARKS!!!
Ain’t rugby grand?
Dunedin Junior Rugby Club Report 2014 Season
The Junior Club had an Outstanding Year Highlighted with the Under 13 Team being Crowned
Dunedin Metropolitan under 13 Champions!
Player numbers were up on last season which is pleasing, but we still need to do a lot of work
around recruiting for the 2015 Season to make the Junior Club a force to be reckoned with. Team
Dinners at the Club on a Saturday night were a huge success with a great turnout by players,
parents and siblings and this is something the Junior Club wants to continue next season and
Our Other Teams Results were: Under 11 Whale Sharks 3rd in their Grade, a huge improvement
by this team on previous seasons results and they look to build on the platform they laid this
season. Under 9 Crocodile Sharks finished 3rd = which is an awesome achievement as at the start
of the season we only had 9 players, we ended the season with 17 players which is great for next
season, the highlight for this team is having 6 girls in their team and everyone of them improved
out of sight. Under 8 Hammerheads 14th, a tough year for this team, but as the season wore on
this team improved out of sight, I think next season this team will have a great year. Under 7
Makos 6=, a team of 10 all new to rugby, they competed really well and put some great results
together which boosts well for 2015. Under Leopards 2=, A Team that had a great season, some
outstanding results and very exciting players, a lot of this team a moving up to under 8 next
season so a team to watch, Under 7 Great White Sharks 3rd coached by a super star line up of
Sam Anderson-Heather, Sean Smith and Gareth Evans all first time coaches thrown in the deep
end with a team of 11 first time rugby players aged 4 to 6, this team had an outstanding team
culture and the improvement throughout the season was great to see, all this team is back in
under 7s next season so big things are expected! Under 5 Sharks 1st coached by the next all
blacks coach Chris McLaughlan, this team entered the under 5 Saturday competition to test
themselves against the other under 5 teams and they were no match blowing the opposition teams
off the park, this team is moving up to the big stage of under 7s next season so watch this space!!
As you can see the Dunedin Junior Club had some outstanding results, these results couldn’t
happen without our team coaches and managers who take time out of there busy lives to help
coach our junior teams and we thank them for this.
I would like to thank the junior committee for all their hard work this season, this committee does
a lot of work behind the scenes to make the junior club run smoothly and I thank them for that.
We had great support from the Senior Club this Season and we wish to thank them for this the
club had a really good buzz about it this season and we hope that continues next year. We would
also like to thank Betty in the kitchen for all her hard work this season organising the team
Thank You to our Sponsors Otago Sports Depot and Lazer Force Dunedin.
The Dunedin under 13 Tigers winners of the Dunedin Metropolitan under 13 Championship
Financial Supporters of the DRFC: 2014
We appreciate and acknowledge the on-going financial support for our Club, from the various
organisations, businesses and individuals noted below.
Apologies are extended to any businesses or individuals that have contributed to the Club this
year and whose names have been omitted from the schedules.
Anytime Fitness; Cutlers Real Estate; Harvie Green Wyatt – Accountants; Lion Nathan; Oakley
Plumbing; O’Neill & Devereux – Solicitors; Otago Daily Times; Radio Network; Ross
O’Connell Plumbing; Ross Dowling Marquet & Griffin – Solicitors; Seales Winslow; Signal Hill
Flats Ltd; Speight’s Ale House; Steve Mowat – Builder; Tim Oliver – Financial Services; Tru
Kiwi Tissue Group NZ; Goughs; S Harris Ltd – Accountant; OMC Plumbers; Otago Sports
Depot; Pinnacle Engineering; Southern Electrical; Subway; United Taxis; Velvet Burgers
Mitchell’s Tavern; Robbie’s Bar & Grill; Southern Sports Bar & Grill; “The Hill”
Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity Foundation
The Lion Foundation
The Southern Trust
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS FOR LIFE
Wattie & June Corcoran; Fred Daniel; Peter Dolan; John Kennelly; Isobel Riach; Arthur Morris;
Maurice Ryan; Jim Casey; Fr Dan Cummings; Russ Lewis; Fr Wayne Healey; Sir Colin Meads;
O’PUS KNIGHTS MEMBERSHIP
John Crowley; Neil Turner; Dennis O’Dea; Paul Dwyer; Chris Denton; John Kennedy; John
Piper; Grant Larson; Richard Perkins; Greg O’Brien; Andrew Rooney; Terry Tourell; Brian
Morris; Ross O’Connell; Noel Jenkins; Gerard Hanning; Lee Piper; Mike Woodhouse; Gerard
Aynsley; Brendan Boyle; Kevin Inder; Dennis Su’a; Patrick McKewen; Jeff Foster; Jack
(Overseas members): Steve Curran; Steve Walker; Chris Gallaher; Paul Denton Snr
J McAuslan; R Calder; A Scott; B Hammer; T Ellingham; B Saul; T Hills; R Maxwell; D
Hutchens; I McKillop; T Hastings; S Cherry; H Thomas; B Finn; C Gallagher; S Luke; J Higgie;
S Howie; J Bennett; J O’Connell; T Gillers; J Campbell; E Maloney; N Lawrie; S Gavigan; J
Hegarty; Jesse Beard, Denis Dolan, Br. Graeme Donaldson, Denis Dowling, Fr. Martin
Flannery, Tony Kreft, Brian Marshall, Dennis Mc Bride, Barry McLaughlan, Mike Milligan,
Peter Murray, Keith Ovens, Tom Rodden and Tom Williams.
DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Bar Trading Account
Subscriptions & Donations
Functions & Canteen (net)
Plus Accumulated Funds at 1.10.2013
Accumulated Funds at 30.9.2014
Excess Income Over Expenditure
DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Club Buildings & Bar
Fixtures and Fittings
Cash on Hand (Floats)
Prepayments & Debtors
Stock on Hand
GST refund due
BNZ Current Account
ASB Fastsaver Account
ASB Term Deposit
SBS ISaver Account
Income in Advance
DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
BAR TRADING ACCOUNT
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Less: Cost of Sales
Contribution to General Account for Year
DUNEDIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Statement of Accounting Policies
Dunedin Rugby Football Club, Inc. is registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
The financial statements of Dunedin Rugby Football Club Inc. have been prepared according to
generally accepted accounting practice.
Statement of compliance and basis of preparation
The Club is required by its rules to prepare general purpose financial statements. For the purposes
of financial reporting, the Club is classified as a public benefit entity.
The accounting principles recognised as appropriate for the measurement and reporting of
earnings and financial position on a historical cost basis are followed by the club.
Specific Accounting Policies
The following specific accounting policies which materially affect the measurement of financial
performance and financial position have been applied:
Accounts receivable are stated at their estimated realisable value.
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost, determined on a first-in first-out basis, and net realisable
Fixed assets are stated at cost. Depreciation has not been calculated; the committee established that
the value of the fixed assets owned by the club is at least equivalent to the book value shown in
With the exception of Accounts Payable and Receivable, all items are stated exclusive of GST.
The club qualifies for differential reporting as it is not publicly accountable and it is not large as
defined in the framework for differential reporting. The company has taken advantage of all
available differential reporting exemptions.
Membership subscriptions income is recognised as income in the year to which it relates.
Grants and donations
Grant and donation income is recognised as income when it becomes receivable unless the Club
has a liability to repay the grant if the requirements of the grant or donation are not fulfilled. A
liability is recognised to the extent that such conditions are unfulfilled at the end of the reporting
There were no capital commitments for capital expenditure at balance date (2013
Control over Revenue
In common with many similar organisations control over revenue prior to their being recorded is
At balance date there are no known contingent liabilities (2013
Income Tax Note
The Club is exempt from Income Tax as an Amateur Sports body under Sec 46 of the Income Tax
Changes in Accounting
There have been no changes in accounting policies. All policies have been applied on bases
consistent with those used in previous years.
Uniforms and Sporting Equipment
Sundry Team Costs
ORFU Affiliation Fees
Advertising and Promotion
Printing and Stationary
Repairs and Maintenance
Electricity and Heating Oil
Valued for insurance at $331,900.
Report of the auditor to the Members of
the Dunedin Rugby Football Club
I have audited the financial statements of Dunedin Rugby Football Club Inc. which comprise
the Statement of Financial Performance and the Statement of Financial Position of the Club
and I have obtained all the information and explanations I have required.
Committee’s Responsibilities for the Financial Statements
The Committee is responsible for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with
generally accepted accounting practice in New Zealand and that give a true and fair view of
the matters to which they relate.
In common with other organisations of a similar nature, control over certain items of income
and expenditure prior to its being recorded is limited, and there are no practical audit
procedures to determine the effect of this limited control.
Subject to the possible effect of the limited control referred to in the preceding paragraph, in
my opinion, the Statement of Financial Performance and Statement of Financial Position
respectively give a true and fair view of the financial position of the Club as at 30 September
2014 and of the result for the year ended on that date.
PJ FORD CA
19 NOVEMBER 2014