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Under 17 Tournament Squad Named

Below is the squad for this years West Coast U17s team to compete at the tournament in July 14/17 here on the Coast.

Our first training run will be this Saturday 1st June at 4.30pm at Wingham Park No 2 Field.

This training will be a bit of a meeting at first then a quick skills session.

Squad is:

Jade Coleman, Jordan Campbell, Bailey Hibbs, Robert Blair, Josh Bell, Caleb Griffen, Cody Fairhall, Ryan Coleman, Riley Coleman, Louis Ramsden(SUBURBS)
Luke Barrow, Logan Woodham, Nathan Sims, Eden Heremia-Bush, Gilbert Fahey (BRUNNER)
Arthur Southorn, Ethan Long, Austen Green, Braydon Graham.(COBDEN).

Shaun Egan Coach ph 027 521 7652 or 762 6633.more

Session for Coaches with Brent Stuart and Pat Barwick - Sunday May 12th

Session for coaches with Brent Stuart and Pat Barwick. This will be great value for any coach at any level. A relaxed forum highly recommended by Paddy.
Starts at 6.00pm at Wingham Park (1.5 – 2 hours)more

NZRL Community Roots League Carnival - Sunday May 5th

The Community Carnival is on for 5 – 12 year olds….all details as per previous carnival information. Carnival starts at Wingham Park at 9.00. Helpers for registrations, breakfast, leading skills drills and BBQ to be advised to Paddy (

On-field Coaches Session with Paddy - Sunday May 19th

Paddy will hold a 1 – 1.5 hour on-field coaches session looking at coaching the basic skills for all ages. It should be an ideal follow up for those that have done courses in recent seasons and will double as a Fundamentals Course for those yet to get their ticket. To be held at Wingham Park at 10am.more

Coast of Origin Rugby League (Aranaui Vs Grey High) - 18 April 2013

Coast of Origin Rugby League

Aranui High School v Grey High Invitational

18 April 2013 at Wingham Park

Kick off at 7pm

Curtain raiser Jnr Town v Country

Kick off at 6 pm

High School Age and Older - $2

Primary and Under - Free

Sausage sizzle/drinks/raffle

R.O.A.R - Alcohol and smoke free

Thanks to the WCRL and GHS for sponsoring this game.more

WCRL Referees Meeting - Monday 25 March 2013

All current referees and interested people to meet Luke, the NZRL Referees Coordinator and Paddy Byrne Development officer for a meeting regarding refereeing and the coming season at 7.30pm at Wingham Park on Monday 25th March 2013.
For more information contact Paddy Byrne on or 021 159 6559more

WCRL Schoolboy AGM - Thursday 28 March 2013

The WCRL Schoolboy AGM will be held at Wingham Park on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm.more

Club Trans Tasman Challenge at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday the 23rd of February

Get your tickets NOW to next month’s Club Trans Tasman Challenge!

NRL Football will be played in Dunedin for the first time in February, when the Vodafone Warriors take on the NRMA Insurance Broncos in the Club Trans Tasman Challenge at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday the 23rd of February, kicking off at 7:30pm.more

Warriors v Broncos game at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin - Saturday 23rd February

Warriors v Broncos game at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 23rd Februarymore

Cronulla Sharks Elite Camp - 16 and 17 November 2012

The Cronulla Sharks NRL club are holding an elite camp and trial in
Christchurch on the weekend 16th/17th November for 16years and 18years
players.( turned that age or under in 2012).
The West Coast Rugby League have been asked to nominate players for the
trial which is on Sunday the 17th and also the full Elite camp....more

National Zone Competitions SI Scorpions v Wlgtn. Orcas - Sunday 23rd September, Wingham Park

See the South Island Scorpions V Wellington Orcas at Wingham Park on Sunday 23rd September. These South Island Teams include 7 West Coasters so come out and show your support!

12.15 15 yrs Grade
1.25 17 yrs Grade
2.45 Premier Grade

Gates open at 11.30am

$7 Entry for adults, Under 16 $2more

Canterbury v West Coast Development Tournament - 29 & 30 September, Wingham Park

We are looking forward to a great tournament with Canterbury on 29th & 30th September. Grades from 9's to 12's will play 2 games each. Entry $2 adults, under 16 free entry. Come and support West Coast...more

Toowoomba Clydesdales Tour - 26 & 27 September, Wingham Park

A squad of 20 players from Toowoomba, which is 1 1/2 hrs west from Brisbane are coming to New Zealand on Tour playing in Christchurch then on the West Coast. Toowoomba Clydesdales Coach Steve Smith saw

the opportunity to tour NZ and give some support to communities hit from the recent earthquakes, and also to allow boys to experience Rugby League in another country. The team arrives in Christchurch on the 22nd and plays two games there before they cross to the West Coast and play two games in Greymouth against a Marist Rugby League Invitational team and a West Coast representative side. Steve Smith say’s “The boys and their parents have fundraised the total tour costs by cooking BBQs, selling raffle tickets and many night functions. We have a total of about 50 players and supporters on tour and are all very excited with the experience ahead of them.”more

West Coast Rugby League Schoolboy Carnival Day 2012

A fantastic day was had at the West Coast Rugby League Schoolboy Carnival Day 2012 despite some terrible weather during parts of the day. The day finished with the Under 14 Grand Final clash between Hokitika and Cobden Kohinoor. The game was a great one showcasing some of the future talent to watch in older grades. The game ended with a win for Cobden Kohinoor 22 - 10.more

Press Release - South Island Scorpions Premiers Announced

The South Island Scorpions Premier squad for the 2012 National Competition has been announced following the South Island trial held at Haslwell RLC on Sunday 19th August. The trial featured players from all 5 South island districts.
The squad features 21 players from Canterbury, 3 from the West Coast and 1 player from Southland.more

Rugby League Development Officer position - Job Avert

Canterbury Rugby League in partnership with the Southern Zone of NZ Rugby League is seeking to employ a Rugby League Development Officer for a fixed term position, based in Christchurch.more

Mike Dorreen appointed as Head Coach of the South Island Scorpions Premier Side for 2012

Mike Dorreen (45) has been appointed as Head Coach of the South Island Scorpions Premier side for the 2012 season. In announcing the appointment, Southern Zone Rugby League General Manager Steve Martin, said that the Zone was pleased to be able to have a person of Mike’s calibre take on the role.more

Beginner Youth Coaching Course - Monday 18 June @ 6.30pm Wingham Park

Hi all,

For those interested in progressing further in league coaching qualifications we are pleased to announce that Paddy Byrne, Coaching and Development Officer will be facilitating a Beginner Youth Coaching Course - Monday 18 June @ 6.30pm Wingham Park. Those interested should contact Paddy direct on 768 5338 or

Meeting for all Schoolboy Referees - Wednesday 16 May

Meeting for all Schoolboy Referees (and people intersted in becoming schoolboy referees)
Meeting will be run by Paddy Byrne, Coaching & Development Officer
Date/Time: Wednesday 16th May, at 7.30pm
Venue: Marist RL Clubrooms Shakespeare Street, Greymouthmore

Beginner Youth & Beginner Senior Coaching Courses - Interest being taken

Paddy Byrne, Coaching & Development Officer, will be running Beginner Youth & Beginner Senior Coaching Courses (seperate courses) soon. The course costs $55 per attendee. Each person will receive a Cocahes Recorder book, Concussion Check List and a book of full course content (Course Resources) as well as other helpful information. The course will take up to 4 hours. Names required asap.more

Coast of Origin West Coast Secondary Schools - Match Report

Match Report for Aranui High v West Coast Combined Schools Rugby League

On Thursday 26th of April the West Coast rugby league fraternity were treated to a pulsating game between Aranui High School and West Coast Combined Schools. The combined side consisted of players from Greymouth High, John Paul II and Mawhera Services Academy. Each school also had a representative on the coaching stafmore

"Coast of Origin" West Coast Combined Secondary Schools Rugby League vs Aranui Academy - 26 April 2012

On Thursday 26th of April West Coast Combined Secondary Schools Rugby League team take on the might of the Aranui Academy from Christchurch in the "Coast of Origin". Entry fee is $2 for high school age and up with Primary age being free. The venue is both alcohol free and smoke free for the night. Smoking is permitted outside. There will be a sausage sizzle and fizzy drinks for sale...more

Southern Zone Newsletter - April 2012

Welcome to the second edition of In League with South Island Rugby League. For all districts competitions are now well underway. Preliminary information indicates that numbers are up everywhere and particularly in Canterbury where close to 10% growth looks likely. This has come about mainly in the junior grades....more

Results and Report - West Coast Secondary Schools Tournament - Monday 2 April, 2012

Report by Michelle Gibson, Grey High School

On Monday 2 April Greymouth High School played for the Ted Gutberlet Challenge Trophy after a break of 22 years against John Paull II High School and Mawhera Services Academy (MSA)...


West Coast Secondary Schools Tournament - Monday 2nd April 2012

The West Coast Secondary Schools Tournament will be held on Monday 2nd April 2012, at Wingham Park from 10am to 2 pm.

Grey High School will be fielding two teams and John Paul II, Mawhera Academy and Westland High will also be playing in this 11 a-side tournament.

Come along and show your support!  FREE ENTRY


Coaching Fundamentals Workshop - Monday 2nd April at 7.30pm

There will be another Coaching Fundamentals Course being run by Paddy Byrne, West Coast Rugby League Coaching and Development Officer for all those who were unable to attend the last one. The Coaching Fundamentals course is free, easy, interesting...


Rugby League Community Roots Carrnival - Sunday 22nd April

Also the awesome league skills day will be held again this year at Wingham Park and we want to get hundreds of kids there!

This year’s event will be on Sunday 22nd April 9.30 am Registration - 12.30

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