July 22, 2013

There are a number of activities about to happen for Barbarians members. They are:

  1. New members’ introductory evening – 24/07/2013
  2. Carbine club luncheon – 02/08/2013
  3. Waitemata and Suburbs clubs invited to the Baabaas clubrooms – 02/08/2013
  4. Gallaher Shield final at Eden Park – 03/08/2013

We hope you enjoy all or at least, some of the above activities/events.
My regards,
John Cresswell (Secretary NZ Barbarians RFC)

New member introduction evening

As previously advised, all members are invited to meet the new members for 2013, who have accepted membership of the Barbarians’ RFC.

The evening will be held at the clubrooms on Wednesday July 24 from 6.00pm.

Carbine club luncheon

Barbarians’ RFC members have been invited to take part in a Carbine club rugby luncheon in conjunction with and supporting the NZ Rugby Foundation.

The details are as follows:

  • Date: Friday August 2
  • Time: 12 noon for 12.30pm lunch
  • Venue: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Westhaven, Auckland
  • Cost: $75.00 per person
  • Bookings/register: Irene Prouse (McGregor Bailey)
  • Phone: 09-378-8388
  • Email: irenep@mcgregorbailey.co.nz

Club night

Invitations have been sent to Waitemata and Suburbs Rugby Football Clubs to join us for an evening in the clubrooms.
The details are as follows:

  • Date: Friday August 2
  • Time: From 5.00pm
  • Where: NZ Barbarians’ RFC clubrooms

Gallaher Shield club final

The final of the Auckland premier club championship will be held on Saturday August 3.
The Barbarians’ RFC clubrooms will be open that afternoon and members are welcome to come in for a drink.

There are a very limited and restricted number of seats in the club boxes to view the game.
It would be wise to use the stands to watch the final and come into the clubrooms before and/or after the game.

Barbarians website: www.barbarianrugby.co.nz

If you haven’t looked at the NZ Barbarians RFC website recently, it is high time that you did.

Campbell Burnes, together with David Levin and Ken Baguley, have been updating all the news, events and other information that has occurred over the past months.

They have done a great job and are to be congratulated for the tremendous effort they have given to keeping us up to date.
The information they have brought together will be a great record of the club’s history, its activities, and its members, and will be there for all to see.

Congratulations and well done to Campbell, David and Ken.

Passing of Laly Haddon and Ross Nicholson

It is with sadness that we record the deaths last week of two long-time Barbarians club members – Laly Haddon, a former North Auckland and New Zealand Maori loose forward, and Ross Nicholson, a former honorary medical officer for the New Zealand and Auckland unions. Fuller obituaries will appear in the August newsletters.