September Newsletter

The season is fast approaching, the Premier squad has now been training for two weeks and they head off to Napier on the 25th- 27th of September to play a preseason tournament before taking on Easts in a preseason game on the 10th of October.

The first round of the Ewan Chatfield Trophy has our Premiers at home against Petone- Eastbourne on the 17th October. This a great chance to get down to Fraser Park, and support Mark and the team.

You may have also seen in the paper that the Station Village, our premier bar partner closed down last week. Graham and the team have been huge supporters of our club and it is very disappointing for them that they have had to close down.
Graham, all the best and I hope to see you at the club during the summer.

I would like to invite you all to the clubs AGM on September 27th, at our clubrooms at 2pm. The committee would like to see as many of you there as possible.

Employment Opportunities
The club is seeking your urgent assistance to find employment for two members of our Premier Squad.

Nik Swain
Nik arrives back in Wellington at the conclusion of his Varsity term on the 8th of November, he is looking for any kind of work but office work would be preferable.

He is available over the summer months that could potentially lead into work up until either February or July dependent on whether or not he is able to be employed up until July before he returns to finish his studies in Dunedin.

Nick O'Sullivan
Nick, who arrived down from Hamilton late last season is taking up a Building Apprentice role in January 2016. In the meantime his current employer will require Nick to work on Saturdays till December.

To enable Nick to play for Taita we are seeking your assistance to find him employment. Nick is happy to take on any full time role from October till mid-December

Both these young men are key members of our Premier squad and it is important that we collectively try to obtain employment so they can achieve their potential on the playing field.

Please contact Dave Gillespie on 0212644404 or if you have or know of someone that can find them employment opportunities. I will be able to provide you with their respective CV's

Club Clothing
We have had Kooga design a new after match shirt for Taita members, shown below, the cost is $50.


We are also selling,

  • Hoodies for $70
  • Caps for $15
  • White floppy hats for $15


    Please note for the hoodies and the after match shirts we have to order a minimum of 10 from Kooga, If you are interested in either or both pieces of clothing please email with the type of clothing you wish to purchase and your size.
    The caps and floppies will be available at the club from the 17th of October.

    Holiday Program
    Sriram is running a holiday program on the 1,2,8th and 9th of October at the Avalon Rugby club, there are two sessions per day 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm. The cost is $15 per session or $40 for four sessions. If you know of youngsters who are interested please register at with name, address, cell phone number.

    100 Games for Taita
    Last season Taita presented traditional caps to all premier players who have played
    100 games. 

    Unfortunately Jack Swaysland was unable attend the event. In the weekend Ray Stott, Dave Gillespie, Barry Clarke, Mark Jacobson and Ivan Swaysland went to the Wesleyhaven Village to present Jack with his cap. 

    Jack had 202 innings scoring 4087 runs at 25.4. With a top score of 212, which is still a club record. Congratulations Jack!