Johnsonville Hawks RFC News

NEWSLETTER — 11-05-18

We received feedback from 50 players, members and supporters at the meeting last Thursday evening which was great.  Some of the key findings were as follows:

Members / Supporters Surveys:

  • 85% of you thought the Club was professional and well managed
  • 93% of you would recommend the JRFC to prospective members / supporters
  • Overall satisfaction of the JRFC was only 6.5 out of 10 on average which was a bit low
  • The cleanliness and maintenance of facilities was rated 6.7 out of 10 so some work to do there!

Player Surveys:

  • 9 out of 10 players indicated they would want to re-join next year
  • 100% of players indicated they want to remain as a Premier Rugby Club!
  • The players rated the facilities available to them a 6.8 out of 10 so an improvement area
  • Player camaraderie was rated 5.9 out of 10 only – one of the biggest areas we need to look at addressing

Other feedback received out of the surveys included:

  • We need better lighting in and around the Club, including for training on the park
  • The Newlands Juniors was noted as being very family friendly
  • Downstairs toilets needed some work
  • The top 3 teams are potentially being looked after more than the others

All the survey feedback is very valuable, and the Committee will be considering this in more detail at their next meeting amongst some of the other discussion items that took place.

We have been working with Kukri (merchandise provider) for some new apparel for members and supporters.  We are looking to do a soft launch of hoodies and beanies (pictured below) and the Committee will be receiving samples for a variety of other apparel of which we will be aiming to launch early next year.
If you would like to get your hands on a hoodie or beanie, please reply to this email.


Wellington Rugby is excited in launching its “Volunteer of the Month” programme this month.  The aim is to recognize volunteers in our game and to help our community in retaining and recruiting volunteers.

To nominate your Club Volunteer of the Month:
Email with a few paragraphs on why they should be recognised.  All volunteers will be acknowledged, and an overall winner will be chosen.

The Volunteer of the Month will receive personalised Wellington Rugby apparel, tickets to the AB’s vs SA test in September, and vouchers for the Green Man Pub, Burger King, Mitre 10 Mega, Toyota and Rydges Hotel!

Last Week’s Games
Woodridge Homes Premiers

  • Vs OBU – 5-28 (L) – in the fight until 3 late tries at the end! 14th, 0 points.

Quay Marine Premier Reserves

  • Vs OBU – 15-22 (L) – a late intercept really hurt!  9th, 16 points.

Superloans Colts

  • Vs OBU White – 68-0 (W) – boys going along nicely! 2nd, 16 points.

Superloans 85’s

  • Vs Avalon – 13-39 (L) – Avalon a good side! 3rd, 10 points.

This Week’s Games
Woodridge Homes Premiers

  • Vs Petone – Petone Rec 1, 2.45pm

Quay Marine Premier Reserves

  • Vs Petone – Petone Rec 1, 1.00pm

Superloans Colts

  • Vs Wainuiomata, William Jones Park 1, 1.00pm

Superloans Cripples

  • Vs Poneke Ruffnuts, Helston Park, 2.45pm

Superloans 85’s

  • Vs Western Suburbs, Newlands Park 1, 2.45pm


  • Vs Western Suburbs, Ian Galloway Park 1, 2.45pm

Please get along to support your team!

Membership Draw

Last week’s winner was number 93 and was a Prezzie’s Player, well done!

Remember, the membership draw will be back again at the Club this week which is $100!  Members need to be there on the night and paid up, will be drawn at 6.30pm.

Social Calendar – 2018
The Social Club have put together dates for the social events 2018.  The Social events are for the players, members and supporters of the Club.  Please support the events as they’re put on behalf of the JRFC Exec for you to enjoy and have fun together as a Club.Saturday 12 May – HAWKES THEME Night: (DJ Entertainment).
Saturday 2 June – OLD Timers (Lady Soul band).
Saturday 14 July – Variety Show.
Saturday 1 Sept – Prize giving (2Twenty Band).

Subscriptions are due by the end of May which are as follows:
  •         All Players – $120
  •         Social – $35
  •         Partners of players – $15
  •         Country members – $20

All financial members will receive a card which is entered into a weekly $50 membership draw which will be drawn once all teams kick off early April.

This jackpots if not won and you need to be there to win!
Bank details as follows for subs:  01-0519-0070195-00
Cherie Collins will accept full payments at the Club on Saturday nights of home games assuming early enough in the evening.

Come on, get financial and enjoy the season.

For any queries around subs as a player, please feel free to contact your manager or Cherie Collins.

Please support our Sponsors

We have a host of new sponsors aboard for 2018 so please support them
and existing sponsors of course because without them we would be struggling to operate:

Major Sponsors:
Woodridge Homes, Quay Marine, Superloans, Tracer Construction,
Mitre 10 Crofton Downs, Ecomist, Perry Barber Carpenters, Wasabi Air,
Beaurepaires,  Homes & Properties Management ,iYon Media Limited

Ideal Electrical ,1841 Bar and restaurant,Harcourts,Motordoctors,Affordable Autos,Hashtag Electrical,Mr Green,Auto Buff n Touch,Thomas Legge Floor Sanding,New World Churton Park,New World Newlands, BVH Consulting (Financial Consultants),All Square Construction Ltd,CDR Electrical,John Myers Plumbing,Super Liquor,Cobra Drain Cleaners,Johnsonville Panel Beaters,Young Motors,Colin’s Water Delivery,Kakariki Proteins,Fairview Aluminium,Kiwi Trophies,Robyn Cutting,LJ Auto Electrical,Bob Tait,Jesters Pies,All Glass and Glazing, Johnsonville TAB , Wellington Seamarkets , Concrete Solutions, Wire Out.

Support Mitre 10, Crofton Downs:

An account has been opened in the name of Johnsonville Rugby Club, code 1122, at Mitre 10 Crofton Downs. When making purchases, tell them you are from Johnsonville Rugby Club and give the code for discounts.

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One thought on “HAWKS NEWSLETTER — 11-05-18

  1. hello- regards to johnsonville hoodies.
    i am interested in purchasing your hoodie, and just wondering how much they will be selling for?

    thank you.

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