Calling all coaches, parents and players.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Nick Chong, Player Welfare Officer for Central Region, is offering a
FREE Fit4Football FIFA 11+ accredited course for coaches, parents and players who want to learn the FIFA 11+ warm-up program for kids.
Research shows that implementing this program reduces injuries by 38-50%
By attending you will obtain new warm-up resources for 4-13 year old footballers.
And it's FREE! All resources will be provided.
Just come along on Tuesday to Napier City Rovers club rooms for 4 pm.
Please fill out your details below so we know for numbers and can send you details on how to gain accreditation for the course. Accreditation is also free and lasts for two years.
Any queries, email
Chatham Cup Buffet Breakfast
Monday, Jun 3
Queen’s Birthday Weekend
Following on from last year's successful and fun day out Napier City Rovers club sponsor the Thirsty Whale will be hosting another pre-match function for Blues fans before the Chatham Cup game against Tawa FC on Monday, Jun 3.
This time around it will be a delicious cooked breakfast/brunch buffet to tantalise the taste buds and set fans up for Round 2 of the Chatham Cup!
The cost for the cooked breakfast/brunch buffet is $20 per adult.
A $10 children’s menu is also available.
Food will be served in the Harpoon Room from 11.30 am.
There will be return transport from the club rooms, leaving at 11.15 am and returning for 1.30 pm in time for kick-off.
We are trying to secure free transport and will be able to confirm midweek. Otherwise, a $3 fee will be applied on the day.
Payment for breakfast must be made by FRIDAY, May 31, online via NCRs Westpac account 03-0698-0978560-00 or at the club rooms.
Please use Surname and Thirsty as reference.
Transport spaces will be limited so be quick to avoid disappointment!
To register fill in the form below. Bookings essential.
Let's get behind our sponsors and make this another great pre-game day out!
Please contact Teri Doran if you would like more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year Napier City Rovers is getting behind the Jammies 4 June campaign!
The campaign has been organised by a young mother through her Facebook page, Out and About with Kids in Hawke’s Bay, and is backed by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Healthy Whare Team.
Rovers is asking fans and members to get behind this great cause by dropping off NEW children’s PJ’s to club secretary Fiona O’Mahony or media manager Teri Doran on Central League game days, or to Junior Co-ordinator Chris Marwick and Alisa Schlierike on Saturday mornings at Park Island during the month of June.
There is a need for all sizes from new born onesies up to 16-year-old jammies.
“The last four years have seen over 20,000 warm winter items go out to kids in need,” says Gabby on the The out and About with Kids in Hawke’s Bay Facebook page.
“As this is a ‘gift’ we yearly give to as many children and families I do require new items.
“There is nothing like a new pair of PJs and for many PJs don’t even feature on the list of must have items as times are tough.
“A pair of PJs is our way of saying ‘you are loved’, ‘we care’ ... they symbolise a community that wraps itself around those who need a little more support.”
Rovers’ media manager Teri Doran, a nurse who specialises in children’s health, says a lack of warm, dry homes and suitable clothing, including sleepwear, is a leading contributor to children being hospitalised every year in New Zealand due to respiratory illnesses and diseases such as rheumatic fever.
“Every child deserves to feel warm and cosy this winter time and I hope the big-hearted Rovers support can help out by getting behind Jammies for June,” says Teri.
“It’s a small gift, but can make a huge difference to a child. We tend to think of it as normal to have warm pyjamas, but sadly, for many in our community, it’s not.
PJs and newborn onesies can be purchased for $10 or less at T&T, The Warehouse, Kmart, Baby Factory and other stores throughout the Bay. That’s less than two cups of coffee and can help make a difference to vulnerable tamariki.
Gabby and the team at Out and About Hawke’s Bay, along with Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Healthy Whare Team, will arrange collection and drop off at nominated locations which include AMI Insurance Napier and Hastings, Baby Factory Napier and Hastings, Hawke's Bay Business Hub, PORSE In-Home Childcare, Training Work in Hastings and Dream Team Clean, Onekawa. They will then be gifted to Bay families in need of a little help this winter!
Let’s go Rovers! We got this!
Join the Jammy Army!
It was another great weekend of football for Napier City Rovers with the Thirsty Whale Premier Reserves and Paddy’s Irish Bar Division 2 both maintaining their top of the league status after Round 3 in their respective competitions.
Following a bye last week the Duke of Gloucester NCR Pacific Premiership team took on Gisborne Thistle at Park Island.
Despite going down 2-3 to the visitors, the very young Prems side showed promising displays of football, and determination, in a game that wasn’t short of action.
It was another opportunity for the young Stu Wilson and Chris McIvor (Maca) coached side to experience senior football as the coaches continue to focus on the development and advancement of the youngsters.
Danny Wilson and Central League’s Jim Hoyle were brought in to assist with leadership on the field in absence of an injured Maca.
The Blues had the majority of possession in the first half, but despite this, found themselves 0-1 down at half-time after Gisborne's Nick Land scored on the stroke of 40.
In the 55th minute Liam McMenamy doubled the lead for Gisborne Thistle.
On the 75th minute Rovers were awarded a penalty and Wilson converted to take the score line to 1-2.
Gisborne responded immediately as McMenamy struck again to make it 1-3.
The Blues kept fighting and young Zac Madsen had the last say in the game as he hit the net to end the match a respectable 2-3.
Coach Stu Wilson says the coaching team can see good progress in the squad and were pleased with their display.
“It was a really good game. I’m really proud of the guys and how they played out there,” said Wilson.
“Seven out of the starting 11 were under 19, and the bench the same.
“We will continue focusing on our policy of development and I’m sure we’ll keep seeing improvement.”
MVP’s for the match: 1 point - Ethan Clark, 2 points - Isaac Milley and 3 points to Finn Smith.
After a few precarious starts this season, the current Hawke’s Bay Premier Reserves champions finally started well and controlled the game from the first whistle against Maycenvale United at Hastings Sports Park.
The Blues took the lead midway through the first half through an Andy Pickering header, and were unlucky not to double their tally with another hitting the bar shortly afterwards.
As the second-half got underway the boys continued their dominant display and were rewarded.
Dave Gearey scored from the penalty spot to double the lead for the Blues, and Mike Daly and Blair Turvey both hit the net to finish the game 0-4 to the league leaders.
Man of the Match was overseas visitor and stand-in goalkeeper, Sandro Russi, who has headed back home to Switzerland this week.
Russi first put on a Blues jersey 20 years ago after coming out for a season, and has always maintained a close affinity with the club.
Popular with players and supporters, there will be many looking forward to the Swiss returning to Napier.
“It’s been great to have Sandro back playing with us again for the last few weeks,” said coach Richard Gearey.
“We hope to see him back before the season ends to help us lift the league trophy once again.”
Paddy’s Irish Bar Division 2 continued their unbeaten run in the Conference League with a 6-0 win over Napier South at Park Island.
The Blues were dominant from the onset and came out at half-time 4-0 up.
Napier South fought back in the second half, but the class in the Rovers side was too much for the visitors and the game ended with a convincing 6-0 victory to the Blues.
“We knew this would be the toughest test of the season and we came out firing,” said player/coach Damien Izzard.
“We played good football throughout. Napier came at us in the second half but our quality ensured another clean sheet.”
Goal scorers were club captain Jimmy Tollison 2, Ben Wilson 2, Jeremy Yeomans 1, Matt Sproull 1.
Paddy’s Irish Bar NCR Masters had an automatic 3-0 win over Napier Marist after they defaulted. Danny Blackman claimed the hat-trick and the celebrations went on well into the night.
C’mon you Blues!
Senior football kicks-off tomorrow for all the Napier City Rovers teams.
Duke of Gloucester Prems, current Pacific Premiership champions, are away to Gisborne United for their first game of the season, while Thirsty Whale NCR Reserves start the defence of their 2018 league crown at Marewa Park against Port Hill United.
Paddy's Irish Bar Div 2 and Masters both start their season off with games at Park Island. Division 2 take on Port Hill's Div 3 in the new conference league, while NCR Masters are up against Taradale.
Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers, started their Central League campaign last weekend with an action packed 2-1 win against newcomers North Wellington at Bluewater Stadium. The Ultra Football Central League champions head south tomorrow for Round 2 against Waterside Karori.
See below for all the details, and visit www.cityrovers.co.nz for all fixtures and results.
Bueno celebrates another goal for the Ultra Football Central League Champions, Napier City Rovers. Photo by Steph Gunther Photography
Ultra Football Central League current Golden Boot holder Martin Bueno will be running coaching sessions for young players in the Bay.
Bueno currently holds the Golden Boot for the Ultra Football Champions Napier City Rovers, and National League side Hamilton Wanderers.
One of the country's leading strikers, Bueno scored 26 goals in 18 games for Rovers last season, and 12 in 15 for Hamilton Wanderers in the National League, taking his overall tally to 38 goals 33 games over the winter and summer seasons.
Bueno also has a wealth of coaching experience in Uruguay, Italy and the United States. He also coaches on the Napier City Rovers Academy and Holiday Skills Program, and over summer was coaching at the Ricki Herbert Academy in Hamilton.
To sign-up or find out more about this fantastic opportunity to learn from one of our top players, email email@example.com
Bueno's previous clubs include:
Acropoli AFC (Italy)
Rampla Juniors (Uruguay)
Plaza Colonia (Uruguay)
Cerró largo (Uruguay)
Alacranes de Durango (Mexico)
Las Vegas City ( EEUU)
Anahuac FC (EEUU)
Gallico Catona (Italy)
Napier City Rovers (New Zealand )
Hamilton Wanderers (New Zealand)
Rovers goalkeeper Alex Britton will be coaching up-and-coming keepers at Park Island. Photo by Steph Gunther Photography.
Alex Britton, Napier City Rovers Central League goalkeeper will be running goalkeeping coaching sessions for budding young keepers in the Bay.
This is a unique opportunity to have focused goal keeping sessions from an experienced coach and National League player.
Alex, who also coaches at the Paul Ifill Football Academy (PIFA) in Masterton, is offering his coaching clinics to junior and youth players in Hawke's Bay.
See Alex’s bio below and details on how to book a spot.
Group sessions and 1 v 1 available on Fridays. Don’t miss out.
Island Bay United (Capital Premiership)
Wairarapa United (Central League)
Tasman United (ISPS Handa Premiership)
Hawkes bay United (ISPS Handa Premiership)
“As a player I've been privileged enough to have worked with some of the top goalkeeper coaches in the country such as Mark Paston, Jonathan Gould and Michael Utting.
“I am the current goalkeeper coach for the Paul Ifill Football Academy (PIFA), based in Masterton. I have experience in working with goalkeepers of multiple ages and abilities, ranging from age 9 to 18.”
Topics range from
- Shot stopping
- Taking crosses
Group sessions or 1 on 1 sessions are available on Fridays. Sessions times are flexible.
To register your interest email Alex at Alexbritton18@gmail.com
The Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers Central League team have a long standing tradition of fueling up at the Forge Restaurant in Dannevirke when traveling to away games.
The Forge Restaurant is a highlight of the long drive south for the Blues when they are on the road.
A delicious breakfast at the popular Dannevirke eatery always leaves the squad feeling ready for the challenge ahead.
Announcing their sponsorship on their official Facebook page, the restaurant said they are delighted to be joining forces with the Ultra Football Central League champions.
"The Forge Restaurant is proud to announce that we are now official sponsors of the Napier City Rovers Central League football team."
"One of the most successful football clubs in New Zealand, Rovers were crowned Ultra Football Central League champions last season and coaches Bill Robertson and Stu James will be hoping to repeat the feat this season.
"Bec and the team at The Forge Restaurant will welcome the lads for breakfast on every away trip and hope that we can contribute towards a successful season."
Blues fans, when in Dannevirke, make sure you stop in at the Forge Restaurant.
The 2019 AGM will be held Monday, 25 March.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members of Napier City Rovers Football Club(Inc) will be held in the clubrooms, Park Island, NAPIER ON Monday 25th March at 7.00pm.
Season tickets for the Ultra Football Central League champions are now on sale.
Buy today and get behind the team this season.
Email Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order, or fill out the form below.
Pay online at Westpac 03 0698 0978560 00, or at the club rooms.
Use 'Surname' and 'Ticket' as reference.
Come join us!