Please note the bus is now FULL. You are still free to join us for Lunch at the Thirsty Whale, 11.30 am. If you would like to go on a reserve list for the bus please email Teri Doran, email@example.com
Napier City Rovers club sponsors Thirsty Whale and Paddy's Irish Bar will be hosting a lunch for Blues fans and running a supporters bus to the Havelock North Wanderers Central League away game on 6th of May.
Cost for lunch is $20, ($10 for children) inclusive of free return bus journey to and from Guthrie Park.
However, bus places are limited to the first 65 who sign-up.
To pre-order your lunch (menu below) and register for the bus fill out the form below.
Be quick to avoid disappointment.
11.30am - Meet for lunch at Thirsty Whale
1pm - Bus departs for Guthrie Park
5pm - Bus departs Guthrie Park for Paddy's Irish Bar
Email Teri Doran on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details.
Lunch Menu details:
Napier City Rovers Football Club is going through exciting times and we are looking for new people to come and join our team.
With some key members stepping down after many years, some exciting opportunities have arisen and NCR is now looking for people to fill the following roles:
The role of the club secretary is to support the chairman of the club.
The Secretary is the chief administration officer and the person who provides the coordinating link between members, the management board and outside agencies.
Ideally the Secretary is someone who:
Can communicate effectively.
Is well organised and can delegate tasks.
Can maintain confidentiality on relevant matters.
Has a good working knowledge of the constitution.
If you are interested in the role of secretary at NCR please get in touch with chairman Phil Doran, email@example.com to discuss the role and job description in more detail.
Duties can be tailored to meet the needs, skill set and time availability of the suitable candidate.
Applications are also being sought for the vital role of Club Captain.
The club captain represents the club, acting as a liaison between members, players and the Board, as well as being visible to players and supporters of visiting teams.
To discuss the role in more detail, and for a copy of the full Job description please contact chairman Phil Doran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media and Marketing
We are looking for talented individuals to come and join the NCR media and marketing team. If you have any experience in journalism, graphic design, website design, or marketing we would love to hear from you.
If you have any skills in these areas and would like to help out a great club please contact chairman Phil Doran at email@example.com
As a non-profit organisation all volunteer roles are unpaid. But you will have lots of fun being part of a great team. If you would like to be involved, but you are worried about time restraints, we can adjust duties to suit. You will be well supported. Get in touch to find out more!
It's a Deal: Napier City Rovers Head Coach Bill Roberston (right) and Thirsty Whale Public Relations Manager Ian Condy shake on the new sponsorship agreement outside the Thirsty Whale, West Quay Ahuriri.
Napier City Rovers are thrilled to announce a brand new club sponsorship deal with the Thirsty Whale Bar and Restaurant.
The Ahuriri harbourside based Thirsty Whale, in partnership with neighbouring authentic Emerald Isle themed bar, Paddy’s Irish Pub, will be the club’s new main sponsors with naming rights to the Blues’ Central League team.
It’s a mammoth signing and a huge boost for the club with the new season just weeks away from kick-off.
The Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers squad will unveil their latest kit with the new sponsor logo when they face Wellington’s Waterside Karori at Bluewater Stadium in the season opener of the 2018 Ultra Football Central League on Easter Monday.
The sponsorship deal does not only extend to the flagship Central League team, with NCR Prem Reserves, Division 2, Division 3, and NCR Ladies all sporting new Thirsty Whale or Paddy’s Irish Pub logo’d kits on the field this season.
Chris Sullivan, who owns the Thirsty Whale in partnership with his wife Kerri, says the choice to sponsor Rovers was an easy decision, while the ongoing support for the Thirsty Whale and Paddy’s Bar by NCR players and fans has not gone unnoticed by the business owner.
But, it’s the giving back to the community that is most important to Sullivan who is well-known for supporting sport in the region, also backing the Bay’s National League side Thirsty Whale Hawke’s Bay United.
“A few of the [Rovers] teams and supporters already frequent and support our business and we want to build on that and give something back. It’s that simple,” says Sullivan.
“But also, it’s a good community thing to do.”
Napier City Rovers chairman Phil Doran says having the backing of another high profile sponsor like the Thirsty Whale is a major development as the club continues to focus on building positive partnerships within the community while flying the flag of club football at the highest level.
“The talks with the Thirsty Whale have been very positive from the start and we are delighted that they have agreed to come on board as a major sponsor,” says Doran.
“As a club with a rich tradition and high standards our goal is always to attract high profile sponsors who, in addition to offering financial support, help us continue to raise our profile as we compete across the country in the Central League and Chatham Cup, and we have that with the Thirsty Whale.”
“This is fantastic for Napier City Rovers. We are a non-profit organisation representing the game from grassroots right through to the highest level of club based football in New Zealand. We have big ambitions as a club and to continue to seek to achieve we need the continued support of funders and sponsors. For the Thirsty Whale to jump on board with us is massive. We hope this is a partnership that can be long-lasting.
“I know a lot of our club members like to spend time socialising at the Thirsty Whale, and of course Paddy’s Bar, and we want to do as much as we can to make sure this continues and grows, and that the sponsorship is mutually beneficial.”
All club members and senior players will receive a VIP card entitling them to $1 off every item purchased at the Thirsty Whale and Paddy’s Bar. Coaches will distribute to players; members can ask at the club rooms for their discount loyalty card.
Get along to the Thirsty Whale and Paddy's Bar and show support to NCR’s new sponsors, experience amazing food, and enjoy the hospitality in the most idyllic location at Ahuriri harbour, while receiving your VIP discount.
Don’t forget to Snap, Tweet and Share your fun experiences at the Thirsty Whale and Paddy’s Bar and post to NCR’s social media pages. We look forward to seeing you there.
About the Thirsty Whale
Overlooking Napier harbour, the Thirsty Whale Bar & Restaurant is a prime spot to meet up with friends as you drink in the scenery. Bask in the picturesque views from the deck this summer as you quench your thirst after enjoying the best cycle and walkways in Hawke’s Bay.
Relax and look on as the yachts and fishing boats come and go. Shop till you drop in Napier, then revive in the comfort of our Restaurant and Bar area. Watch the sun go down and notice how the Thirsty Whale transforms into the entertainment mecca at the heart of Napier’s nightlife. Dance the night away, knowing you are only a short cab ride from home or hotel.
About Paddy’s Irish Pub
Paddy’s Irish Pub has brought a wee bit of Ireland to West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier.
Paddy’s Irish Pub celebrates the old world flavour and the new vibrancy of Ireland. Carrying on with Irish tradition, we offer an atmosphere that infuses the alluring and relaxing nature of an authentic Irish social club and the warmth of a Gaelic home kitchen.
All the furnishings and memorabilia are authentic and were imported from an original bar in Limerick, Ireland owned by O’Sullivans for the last 16 years.
Paddy’s Irish Pub has brought the traditional Irish pub experience to Ahuriri. Our dark wood interiors, full of cosy nooks and beautifully sculpted bar will transport you into Ireland. We proudly cater to all walks of life here in Ahuriri. On any day you will find families, friends, sports fans, and professionals who are all visiting us to talk, debate, laugh, drink and eat. No matter the reason, when you are at Paddy’s, you’ll always feel like a local in our pub.
Complimentary wireless internet is provided at Paddy’s where you will hear all the traditional Irish music.
First Kicks: Some Junior Blues taking their first steps into football
PLEASE NOTE: This initiative is now at full capacity at NCR. Junior registrations at NCR are now CLOSED - 29/4/18
Napier City Rovers have launched a new initiative that will enable children between four to six-years-old take their first steps into football for free in the upcoming 2018 season.
The club announced on Friday that it will fund fees for all players registering to join their First Kicks programme due to kick-off in May.
The scheme is the creation of Chairman Phil Doran, a known advocate of junior and youth player development. Doran says the move is aimed at engaging kids early in the sport while making it affordable and accessible to all.
PLEASE NOTE: Junior Registrations at NCR are now CLOSED.
Only Senior registrations remain open -29/4/18
The new Comet system is now up and running. Please see below instructions on how to register with Napier City Rovers. A big welcome back to all our players, and we look forward to meeting all our new players when the season kicks-off.
Under a new initiative to help promote healthier communities and engage kids in sport, all First Kicks players (4-6-year-old) play for FREE in the 2018 season.
Click "Read More" for details on the registration process.
Trial Date Set: Bill Robertson looking for new players to bolster Central League side.
Napier City Rovers are opening up their recruitment process for their Central League team this year by hosting a trial game for potential players.
Bill Robertson, Rovers head coach, says by opening up the trial process he hopes to tap-in to a wider pool of talent, either locally from within Hawke’s Bay or from around the country, to strengthen the club’s high performing Central League side.
“By holding a trial it will be a lot easier for people within the Central Region, or from across the country, to get involved. Our aim is to give as many players as possible with the ability to play at Central League level the opportunity to showcase their talent," says Robertson.
Kick-off your pre-season training by flexing your muscles against other local teams at Bluewater Stadium when Napier City Rovers host their pre-season tournament next month.
The tournament is planned to run over five to six weeks, with games played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings commencing mid-February, with the final planned to take place on March 22.
Open to all clubs in the Bay, the preliminary rounds will be played on a Championship basis with group winners and runners-up progressing to the Knockout rounds.
This is a great opportunity for senior teams to get ready for the 2018 season without the hassle of having to arrange pre-season fixtures.
There will be prize money up for grabs for the winning team, projected to be between $500-600.
Cost of entry will be confirmed as soon as entrants are finalised, but is estimated to be between $375 and $425 per team.
Email Graeme Sole at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your club’s interest or for any enquiries.
Invitations are open to all clubs in the region, but places will be limited to eight teams.
For more details and the tournament rules click here. Once all team entrants are finalised full details will be confirmed.
If you would like to find out more about playing football at Napier City Rovers please read on ...
Napier City Rovers is the most successful football club in Hawke’s Bay with pathways from juniors through to Central League, the highest level of club based football.
Whether playing social or elite level, NCR is the club of choice. We have a vibrant club culture and professional stadium facilities, ensuring the total football experience.
An NZ Football Quality Club Mark club, NCR is focussed on youth development with teams from First Kicks (age 4-6) through to U19s. We also have a year round Academy with pathways for developing and advanced players.
NCR field senior men’s teams in Capital Football’s Central League, Hawke’s Bay Premier League, and Division 1 through to Masters, as well as a Ladies team.
Come and join us.
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For junior enquiries please contact our junior co-ordinator, Chris Marwick.
For senior players please contact NCR chairman, Phil Doran.
To be notified when online registrations are open email NCR media and comms manager Teri Doran to be kept up to date.
Labour of Love: Phil Flanagan and his partner Sally Cann in front of the club rooms Phil started to build back in 1984 (photo by Steph Gunther).
Phil Flanagan is not only one of Napier City Rovers biggest supporters, he has a long and proud history with the club.
Phil was the leading figure who helped build the Rovers club rooms and stadium that have been enjoyed by many football supporters over the last few decades.
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