Club keeps sport thriving
The community is right behind the Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club Inc bid for success this weekend.
Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club is representing Waipa district at the National Community Awards – an honour they won after being named Supreme Winner at the Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards last year.
Joining Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club Inc. at the awards will be representatives from 24 other voluntary groups or organisations from around the country named supreme winner at various regional awards.
Peter Arndell and Stuart Gudsell will attend to represent the club, along with Waipa District Mayor Jim Mylchreest and his wife Robyn who represent the district.
‘‘The club is judged on a joint eight-minute presentation made by Stuart and myself along with a 1000 word summary of the organisation,’’ said Ardnell.
Winning the regional supreme award has been a great recognition of the work from many volunteers which has gone into the club.
‘‘Personally it’s been a great process to look at where we have come from, where we are now and where we want to be as a club,’’ he said.
Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club has moved from a rugby club to a multi-user, multi code facility.
The club now manages buildings and infrastructure across 12 codes – Kiwi staples like cricket, netball, rugby, and other lesser-known pursuits like pipe band and lacrosse.
The Trustpower National Community Awards Supreme Winner takes home a custommade trophy, $4000 prize money, certificate and a $1000 consultancy voucher from one of New Zealand’s leading training providers for the community sector, Exult.
Runner up receives $2500 in prize money, a $500 Exult voucher and certificate.
The Whetu¯ Ma¯taiata Award recipient receives a certificate and a consultancy service package from award sponsor, Exult.
The presentations take place on March 25 at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.
Meanwhile, entries are now available from council offices or service centres for the 2017 awards until April 7.
Trustpower Community Relations Manager Graeme Purches (Retired), Peter Arndell, MP Louise Upston, Mayor Jim Mylchreest.