Go the Mighty Mata!
Paremata-Plimmerton Rugby Club is back in full swing for the 2014 season. The club’s Senior 1s were left disappointed after going down in another heartbreaking 23-22 defeat in the Ed Chaney Cup final last year. However, the boys are back into pre-season training and are hungry for more finals action. History runs deep within the club, which was established in 1959 with the amalgamation of the Paremata and Plimmerton clubs. With strong support from the community, there is a positive, healthy rugby culture for any player or supporter to make their contribution on and off the field. The boys are 3 weeks into pre-season training. However, all jerseys are still up for grabs with big decisions to come for the new head coach, Dave Birnie, and his coaching team. Alongside a very strong management team, the Senior 1 side has the ingredients to once again go all the way. With the pre-season games already scheduled and a trial against Shannon in March, the boys should be gelled and conditioned for round 1. This year the club has five senior teams plus the Golden Oldies: Senior 1, Colts (under-21), under85kg (80/80), senior reserves and presidents (over-30s) teams. Seniors training normally consists of two nights, Tuesday and Thursday, with pre-season fitness training at the club from mid- January. The reserves and presidents teams train on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Paremata-Plimmerton has always enjoyed a flourishing junior section with approximately 23 teams and over 400 players this year, aged 4-13. So for any players or supporters who have not yet found their place in Wellington club rugby or are just looking for a change in the 2013 season, find us on Facebook to see what the boys are up to.