Watties Ross Shield
c/- 130 Clyde Road, Wairoa 4108
Nick Chapman, Chairman Wairoa Tournament Organising Committee
06 837 5716, 06 837 8730
The 2014 Ross Shield Tournament Organising Committee sends a warm welcome to all players, management and supporters to this years tournament. We look forward to hosting the tournament in Wairoa and are really excited at the prospect of watching some great Rugby from the stars of the future. Nau mai, haere mai
Come along and watch Hawkes Bay's top Primary School representatives - Tuesday September 30 - Saturday Oct 4 2014 at Lambton Square Wairoa. Teams from Wairoa, Dannevirke, Central HB, Hastings West, Hastings East, and Napier.
The Ross Shield Tournament is now well established as the pinnacle of primary schools’ rugby in the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union’s district and has been competed for by the various districts of Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay, Taupo and Dannevirke since 1902. This makes it older than even the Ranfurly Shield.
Each year players under the age of 14 travel to play a week-long festival of rugby; it is competitive and challenging but it creates levels of discipline and skill which become life-long lessons. From this nursery have come many footballers who have gone onto higher honours in the various aspects of the game, as well as in life.
The hosting township embraces the tournament and celebrates these youngsters who represent their families, their schools, their districts with passion and commitment.