President’s Reports

2018 President’s Report

This year has once again been eventful and busy, starting with our memorable luncheon to celebrate the knighthood of our patron Sir Bryan Williams in May and then once again culminating in our involvement with the Top 4 tournament, NZ Barbarians Schools team and NZ Area Schools teams playing in early […]

2018 Club Captain’s Report

It is a privilege and honour to be appointed club captain and I am very grateful to the committee, special mention to Ken Baguley and Ron Williams, for supporting me along the way. Additional to our various schools programmes that we support, we also partnered up with the Auckland Rugby […]

2017 President’s Report

This year has been one of the busiest ever years for the club starting with our own Barbarians Provincial team preforming outstandingly well in Whangarei for the opening match of the Lions tour, then the Blues’ victory at Eden Park followed by the ups and downs of the test series […]

2017 Club Captain’s Report

What a stellar year 2017 has been for the club an international fixture against the touring Lions and our continued support and management of fun days, Under 85kg rugby, NZ Barbarians Area Schools, Top 4 and now girls’ Top 4 and NZ Barbarian Schools. As each year our programme roster […]

2016 President’s report

This year has been an eventful year for our club and one in which we have carried on the momentum from previous years in many of our activities. As always, we have had our primary objective in mind which is “promoting amateur rugby for the recreation or entertainment of the […]

2016 Club Captain’s report

As the festive season draws close and we look back at the 2016 season, we can take great pleasure in seeing the areas of rugby that we foster and support becoming stronger and relying on our involvement. Our activities’ list has solidified and programme schedule remains similar from year to […]

2015 President’s report

This year has again been busy and productive for the club. On the field Our major game this year was the Barbarians fixture against NZ Maori at Eden Park on July 18. Both teams had not played at Eden Park for many years. Although the foul weather conspired against the […]

2015 Club Captain’s report

As we finish the year and dwell on a successful Rugby World Cup by the All Blacks, we acknowledge what great rugby ambassadors and sports people we have in New Zealand. The season still remains busy for the Barbarians, but the programme we support now generally stays similar from year to […]

President’s report 2014

This year has again been both busy and productive for the club. On the field We played in three matches in June. On Queen’s Birthday weekend, we put out an over-35 team against a Ponsonby Invitation XV to celebrate that club’s 140th jubilee. A fortnight later, we put out a […]

Club captain’s report 2014

As we look back at the 2014 year, we can again see how the club has taken more steps to improve the Barbarian brand in New Zealand and other rugby circles. With fixtures at the ‘great’ Ponsonby club’s 140th anniversary celebrations, and against the Blues in Whangarei and the Highlanders […]

President’s Report 2013

Well, another season is over. The All Blacks continue to dominant world rugby, the Chiefs are dominating Super Rugby and Canterbury is still the top provincial side. The Barbarians club has had a tremendous year of progress, extending our support in the secondary schools to the New Zealand Area Schools […]

Club captain’s report 2013

2013 started as 2012 finished, with early cricket matches and the Blues kicking off their home season on March 1 against the Crusaders. In late March the Barbarians were invited to play a festival for the Bombay club’s 125-year celebrations. A large group of young, present and past players turned […]