Happy New Year Everyone
Quite a bit going on, so sit back, have a read and note the dates.
Crusaders v Hurricanes - Saturday 18th January
It is all systems go for the Crusaders vs Hurricanes pre-season game on the 18 January, proudly hosted by the BNZ Crusaders at the A&P Showgrounds in Ashburton.
Please note that this will be a CASHLESS event. EFTPOS only.
Tickets are still available : $25 Adult | $15 Child (2-16) Corporate Hospitality Big Top Adult Ticket $130
Purchase and pick up from the Events Centre
Online through Ticket Rocket https://www.ticketrocket.co.nz/…/pre-season-crusaders-v-hur…
Available at the gates on the day of the event . Payment via eftpos only - no cash
Gates open at 2.30pm with a 4pm kickoff.
Please note the Celtic Clubrooms will be open for beverages with food available post match. We would appreciate your support. Call in for a bit of post match analysis and banter :-)
2019 Colts who are eligible for Senior grades in 2020 please meet at Celtic, Thursday 16th January at 6pm. Apologies to Fly, Darion, Paddy and /or Nifty. Let's get as many there as poss.
Celtic Golf Tournament - Sunday 18th February
Teams are rolling in. We would like to encourage new and our younger members male and female to get involved. It's a fun day, lots of non-golfers and our big fundraiser for the year. Please touch base with Irish 0274 967 144.
Rego's for the 2020 are now open.
If you were registered to Celtic last season you will receive a renewal email shortly with a link to your previous registration.
Please check your details and submit. Please do this ASAP.
- Senior/Open Grade - Celtic 2019 Players - You will receive an email inviting you to re-register for the 2020 season. These must be completed before the season commences.
- Celtic JAB 2019 Players - You will receive an email inviting you to re-register for the 2020 season. These must be completed before Muster Night.
- Celtic Coaches/Managers from 2019 who have indicated they wish to be involved in 2020 will receive an email inviting them to re-register this season. All new personnel will need to complete a registration via link below.
- 2019 volunteers and committee members will receive an email inviting you to re-register for this season. New committee members and any wiling volunteers will need to complete a registration via the link below.
All JAB players must still attend on our Muster Night - March 2020 TBC.
JAB queries to Phil Prendergast 027 432 7768 / Tim Bain 027 280 9194
Open Grade queries to Mark O'Grady 027 839 9105
2020 Team Management
We are delighted to announce our lineup for 2020 and extend a very warm welcome to returning and new personnel.
Senior Women: Nick McKain, Keanu Huria, Kody Stutheridge and Stefan Brook
Senior Grades Management Team: Willy Tahuri, Shaun Cooper, Wiremu Tahuri, Kyza Wineera, Willie Hintz, Leighton Nicol, Mati Morrison, Jock Cockburn, Tom Jones, Pete Gowans, Dave McCrea and Zane Cockburn.
Pre Season training for all will commence, Tuesday 21st January, 6pm at Celtic Park. As the saying goes. The more you sweat in training the less you bleed in battle!! See you there :-)
Thank you to all for the collaboration, cooperation and great comms in getting our enthusiastic and vastly experienced groups to fruition, an outstanding effort!
Mens' Senior Competition - Commences, Saturday 28th March. There will be play over Easter and ANZAC with finals on Saturday 30th May.
B's - TBC early April
Women - TBC
Colts - TBC
JAB - Muster Week 3rd week March - TBC. With competition starting Saturday 2nd May.
Primary Schools' Rippa will start Tueday 3rd March for 6 weeks. Information will be sent to your school.
Pre Season Friendlies
29th Feb/1 March - Senior match now in limbo, as Geraldine have made themselves unavailable.
7th March - Marist Tournament - Timaru
14th March v Mackenzie Country - Home (Senior and B's)
Celtic Centenary - Easter 2021
Please register to our 100 database if you haven't already done so.
Spread the word!!
As we head into our preseason we are reaching out to to you our community.
We have players/school leavers both male and female looking for accommodation and employment opportunities. It would be so good to have them with one of our Club associated businesses.
Also looking forward, when you are employing this season or have a flat vacancy think of us first during the process as we may have just what you are looking for. Win win.
Find us and join us...
Ashburton Celtic RFC https://www.facebook.com/AshburtonCeltic/
Ashburton Celtic Senior Group 2020 https://www.facebook.com/groups/416010989350798/
Ashburton Celtic Senior Women's Rugby Team 2020 https://www.facebook.com/groups/302154023896353/
Until next time.