Go the Mighty Mata!

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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.

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