IURFC Rugby & Netball Newsletter

Edition 1 - 2020 Season

Happy New Year and Welcome to the 2020 Season

‘Play the Game’

* Family * Community * Belonging…* Respect

Whanau *Hapori *Whanaugatanga…* Manaaki

It’s that time again, with the festive season over, it’s time to start thinking about winter sports again. We would like to welcome all new and existing players to the IURFC 2020 Season and are excited about the season ahead.

The committee have been working hard in the off season with a few things to note for the new season. Below are the main contacts emails/cell numbers and sub committee's names, along with Coaches and Managers for the 2020 season. For information regarding happenings at the club or any other queries, please visit our clubs Facebook page or Website or contact Maree at secretary@inglewoodrugby.co.nz or phone 0273435553, who will point you in the right direction and if you know of anyone who would like these newsletters sent to them via email or a printed copy, let Maree know and they will be added to these lists.

We are excited to have a Women’s rugby team at the club this season, with training already underway, they would love to see more come along to see what it’s all about.

We are also combining the Colts and 3rds teams into one team and invite all colt’s players from last year and new players to get involved with the 3rds or the U19 at the Inglewood High School. Anyone wanting more details around how this looks for players, could make contact with the following or head along to the pre-season club training:

Duncan Corlett or Simon Gillum - Div 1 Coaches

Dwayne Schimanski or Kevin Gyde - Div 2(Snr 3rds) Coaches

Gavin Muir IHS contact.

Key dates for the start of the Season:


  • Pre-Season RUGBY trainings have commenced every Mon and Wed evenings @ 6pm @ TET. Come along and get a head start on your fitness. This is full club trainings, so don't be shy, turn up and mix and mingle.
  • An Open Womens Team has been entered in the Dewar 7's tournament on 15th February 2020.
  • Thursday 27th Feb/Thursday 5th March Rugby Registration nights. Please note the Changes to Subs/Uniforms for Players, with registrations going out today. Please check your emails as they may have gone to spam, if you played for the club last season to save you time. Please read the intro text and check your details and add the section regarding uniform sizes etc. For new players you can use the link below to register and read all the relevant information regarding payments and registration nights etc. https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/105503. Any questions or clarification regarding subs or uniforms please contact Maree at secretary@inglewoodrugby.co.nz or 0273435553.
  • A Pre-season trip to Otorohanga for a Rugby/Netball Teams is on the 7th March
  • Pre-season Tap O’Neil game against Stratford/Eltham @ Stratford set for Sat the 21st March.

  • Start of Competition games will be Saturday March 28th with Prem/Div 1 away to Southern - draw for Div 2 (Snr 3rds) still be done, but will keep you informed.

  • Our First home game for the season will be 11th April (Easter Weekend) for Prem/Div 1 against Tukapa.


The Club are excited to be fielding 3 Premier teams this year, in addition to our satellite teams.

We will be holding trials for our Premier 1, 2 and 3 teams on:

Sunday 9th February 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday 11th February 6-8pm

Please complete the form below to register for trials if you haven't already done so-not completing this form will likely mean you will experience less court time, as teams are pre- organised before trials. Those who played for our club last year will have received this link through email- if you have please fill it out this way as most of your details will already be prefilled (this may be in your Junk folder).

If you are interested in playing Satellite netball this year and do not want to trial for our Premier teams, please still complete this form so we can get an idea of numbers for our satellite teams. More information around a muster date for satellite teams to come!

Any questions, please contact IURFC Netball Coordinator Maree Schimanski on 021362848

Netball Dates of Note for start of season:

  • Sat 4th April - Satellite and Premier Preseason Game Day at Hawera
  • Thurs 23rd April - Premier 1 & 3 commences
  • Fri 24th April - Premier 2 commences
  • Week starting Tues 28th April - Satellite Netball Commences

Social Media:

This season we are lucky to have Leah Chilcott and Caitlyn Horton on board to undertake this side of things. If there is anything you would like put on Facebook or our Website or you would like more information regarding happenings at the club, please contact Maree at secretary@inglewoodrugby.co.nz and she'll pass this information on.


IURFC would like to thank all our sponsors who we have been in contact with for our upcoming 2020 season. We would like to welcome on board Burkhart Farm Equipment Ltd as our new Premier Netball sponsor, Tranzit Coachlines as our Women’s team sponsor and Mac Ritchie Building who will be sponsoring our Division 2 team. There are still sponsorship opportunities available . Please contact Megan Hale at treasurer@inglewoodrugby.co.nz regarding sponsorship enquires.

Programs: The Club needs your help with our programs for the year!!!

Do you know of any graphic designers who would be interested in helping us out or is there anybody with knowledge of Publisher capabilities and would be prepared to take these on?

We currently use Publisher for our programs, but with wanting to put photo's in the programs and be able to display via our facebook page in a easy to read format, along with this program being quite time consuming for our volunteers to learn. We could possibly have a printing option available to us, but really would like idea's and suggestions for other programs or people to undertake the graphic side of this. If you are able to help us out could you please contact Maree secretary@inglewoodrugby.co.nz or 0273435553 to chat about what is required.


Once all draws are finalized and Events organised these will be available to view via our website calendar and we will post a calendar on our website

Management Contacts & Coaches/Managers for 2020

Below please find key contacts numbers and emails for the Club, if you would like any other contact details for Coaches and Managers or other committee members please contact Maree C on details below:

Chairman: Gavin Midgley 027 617 4000 chairperson@inglewoodrugby.co.nz

Secretary: Maree Chilcott 027 343 5553 secretary@inglewoodrugby.co.nz

Treasurer: Megan Hale021 075 7541 treasurer@inglewoodrugby.co.nz

Club Captain: Wayne Dombroski 027 623 9988 hdombroski@xtra.co.nz


Inter-Club Liaisons: Philip

Fields/Facilities/Equipment Co-Ordinator: Kerry (Doc) Sub Committee: Rachel/Rob

Bar Manager: Rachel

Junior Rugby Convenor: Chris Gyde 027 553 3587 the_gydenator@hotmail.com

Netball Convenor: Maree Schimanski Sub Committee: to be confirmed

Sponsorship Co-ordinator: Megan Sub Committee: Wayne/Kerry

Player Recruitment/Welfare Co-ordinator Rugby: Philip Sub-Committee: Ian/Bernard + Coaches/Managers

Team Wear Co-ordinator: Kevin Sub-Committee: Gavin (Brick)/Bernard (Donut)/Simon

Social Media/Website/Facebook/Slideshow: Maree C, Leah Chilcott, Caitlyn Horton

Events Co-ordiantor: Wayne/Maree C Sub-Committee: Megan/Leonie Gyde/Melissa Gyde + players of both codes

Match Day: Wayne/Kerry (Doc)/Dwayne Shimanski

Registrations via Sporty: Maree Chilcott/Megan/Belinda Thompson/Maree Shimanski

+ Managers of Teams

Rugby Coaches and Managers:

Premier Coaches:

Ngatai Walker, Jason Hooper

Assistant Coach:

Andrew Retallick

Premier Manager:

Ryan Evans

Assistant Manager:

Simon Marsh

Performance Analyst:

Philip Marsh

Division 1 Coaches:

Duncan Corlett

Simon Gillum

Division 1 Manager:

Mike Gyde

Division 1 Asst Managers:

William Monk

Brian Curtis

Senior 3rds Coaches:

Dwayne Shimanski

Kevin Gyde

Senior 3rds Manager:

Kane Anderson

Women’s Rugby Coach:

Callum Williamson

Womens’s Rugby Managers:

Belinda Thompson

Netball Coaches/Managers:

Premier 1:


Sam Burkhart


Helen Dombroski

Premier 2:


Tanya Anaha

Assistant Coach:

Beccie Aitken

Manager: To be confirmed

Premier 3:


Maree Schimanski


Paula Good

Senior B:


Leonie Gyde


Melissa Gyde

Senior C:


To be confirmed


Team Contact:

To be confirmed

Hearty Crew:

Team Contact:

To be confirmed