2024 Copthorne Wairarapa Bush wider training squad.
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1w ago
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in the Copthorne Wairarapa Bush wider training squad ..read more
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Highlights WBRU AGM 2024
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2w ago
Highlights from the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union Annual General Meeting held on 5 June 2024. DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT: Final 2023 Annual Report for the 53rd AGM Life Membership: Doug Bracewell was awarded a Life Membership to the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union for services to Wairarapa Bush Rugby as a former representative player, coach, captain, Vice President and President of the WBRU, Pioneer player, coach, administrator and his additional contributions to the wider Wairarapa sporting community. Life Member Rex Playle, President Steve Thompson, Life Member Doug Bracewell, Past President Bunter Anders ..read more
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2024 Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Training Squad
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1M ago
The 2024 Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Training Squad to gather on the 15th May for the King’s Birthday fixture against Central Hawke’s Bay on Monday 3rd June @ Eketahuna  #PreSeason  2024 Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Fixtures Mon 03 Jun 1:00 pm H Pre-Season Central Hawkes Bay Wairarapa-Bush RU Match Center Sat 17 Aug 2:30 pm H Heartland Championship Thames Valley Wairarapa-Bush RU Match Center Sat 24 Aug 2:30 pm A Heartland Championship South Canterbury Wairarapa-Bush RU Match Center Sat 31 Aug 2:30 pm H Heartland Championship North Otago Wairarapa-Bush RU Match Cente ..read more
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Wairarapa Bush RFU Partners with IntaSport Coaching App
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2M ago
Wairarapa Bush RFU Partners with IntaSport Coaching App Wairarapa Bush RFU is pleased to announce a new partnership with IntaSport for the 2024 rugby season, offering a coaching app to provide essential ongoing support for the dedicated group of volunteer coaches. IntaSport has crafted a user-friendly mobile app featuring coaching videos, plans, and valuable information. Additionally, the app offers team messaging, fixture details, club information and more. As part of this partnership, the app will be free for all JAB coaches in clubs across the Wairarapa. Thomas Ralls, Rugby Development ..read more
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Wairarapa Bush Appointments
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4M ago
Wairarapa Bush Appointments Cameron Hayton – WBRU Rugby Manager (new role) Thomas Ralls – WBRU Rugby Development Officer After a review of our Strategic Plans (2023 to 2027) and with the continual changes in the NZ rugby landscape, we have some changes to our staff structure to support the delivery and growth of our women and junior rugby. With women and junior rugby growing and the demand for more performance related investment at all levels of the game, we have taken some time to review our delivery. It is with great pleasure to announce that Cameron Hayton will take up a new role as WB Rug ..read more
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New 2024 Premier Club Rugby Competition
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6M ago
The WBRU Council of Clubs are pleased to announce a new format for the 2024 Premier Club Competition after reviewing the 2022 and 2023 season post COVID. The WBRU Council of Clubs recognizes that the landscape of club rugby is continually changing and therefore must be proactive in the approach to how rugby is delivered in the region. The new format will see all 12 clubs having an opportunity to enter into one full round of games (commencing the first week after Easter 2024) and then splitting into a top 5 Championship round, with the top 5 teams playing one full round to determine the se ..read more
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Robyn Cherry-Campbell – NZR Women in Rugby Governance and Mentorship Programme 2024
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6M ago
Congratulations to WBRU Board member Robyn Cherry-Campbell on being selected to be a participant on the NZR Women in Rugby Governance and Mentorship Programme 2024. 49 women have been selected across New Zealand to participate in the program. The growth in women rugby and sport has increased substantially over the last few years and WBRU has been at the forefront (along with other Heartland Unions) in creating an environment in delivering the best for our women and girls as the game increases in popularity. Robyn Cherry-Campbell was appointed on the WBRU Board as an independent director in 202 ..read more
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Reece Robinson confirmed as Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Heartland XV Head Coach
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6M ago
The WBRU have the pleasure in announcing that Reece Robinson will continue as the Head Coach for of the Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Heartland team for 2024 after an improved season under his guidance in his first year as Head Coach for 2023. The Copthorne Wairarapa Bush Heartland team finished 6th in the round robin competition meaning they hosted a semi-final against West Coast in the Lochore Cup section of the competition. The team eventually went down 33 -27 and West Coast went on the beat Poverty Bay in the final. The detailed review between the coaching team, the Union and players, identifie ..read more
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Full time Role with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union
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by waibush_admin
6M ago
Full time Role with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union Women’s and Junior Rugby Manager (based in Masterton) Start date: February/March 2024 WBRU is pleased to announce as part of our Strategic Plan and with growth in our women and junior rugby across the Union, we are looking to appoint a full-time Women’s Rugby and Junior Rugby Manager (based in Masterton) Summary Position Description Lead Women’s Rugby in the Union, including the development and delivery of the Women’s strategy at a local and national level. Provide management and support to the WBRU Junior Advisory Board (JAB) including the highl ..read more
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Community rugby bounce-back continues, tackle height trial extended
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7M ago
Rugby continues to grow in the Wairarapa with an increase of registered players at all levels. Junior rugby players number grew by 7%, College aged students, 3% and adult rugby players, 11%. The total number of registered rugby players in the Wairarapa for 2023 is, 2,277. A 17% increase from 2019 when Covid disrupted our rugby season and a 5% growth from 2022. Age Brackets 0-12     1,250 13-18      405 19+         663 NZR Media release: Community rugby bounce-back continues, tackle height trial extended Commu ..read more
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