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Wainuiomata

The Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club was established in 1946 and over 65 years has had a proud tradition of providing rugby union to the Wainuiomata community. The Club caters for all ages where they Provide junior rugby for ages under 6 to under 13 and Senior rugby, where since 2007 they have had a Premier team and several senior teams, including a Golden Oldies team that has participated in World World Golden Oldies tournaments.

The Club has always supported college rugby in their community and their club coaching co-ordinator has been heavily involved in rugby development at Wainuiomata High School, with several of the club's current leading players having developed through that pathway. Wainuiomata High School was a Premier 1 school in 2011.

The Club has strong coaching resources, with most of their coaches having representative and international experience and their training facilities being one of the best in Wellington with an indoor training gym with artificial grass and weights room.

The Club runs the Allan Parlakchief Memorial Academy which caters for 65 players in the youth academy, identifies the rugby youth of the Wainuiomata community and provides them with physical, mental and social skill development. It also caters for 45 players in the senior academy which identifies Wainuiomata rugby players that have shown the potential to achieve premier and representative playing standards.

The Club is very proud to have a current All Black playing for the club, being Piri Weepu who also assists with trainings and plays for the Premiers when he is available. Thei first class clubrooms at William Jones Park are well patronised by players and the Wainuiomata community. Their club colours are green and black hoops and their subscriptions are modest.

The Wainuiomata Rugby Club has grown in leaps and bounds since earning promotion to the Premier ranks at the end of 2006, making the Hardham Cup final. Since then, Wainuiomata have won the Hardham Cup twice - in 2007 and 2010 - and made the final twice more.

In 2011 they made the Jubilee Cup and in 2012 they made the semi-finals of the Jubilee Cup for the first time.

In 2013, after losing their first four games, they fought back to comfortably finish inside the 'top 8' of the Swindale Shield and make their third consecutive Jubilee Cup.

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