Blues Boss: Robertson to remain and lead Central League title defence
Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers is delighted to announce Bill Robertson is staying on at the club as head coach.
Robertson has signed a two year deal which will see him stay at the helm until at least 2021, and lead the Blues as they defend their Ultra Football Central League Championship crown.
Wilson (L) and McIvor take charge of NCR Prems (Steph Gunther Photography).
Napier City Rovers have unveiled Stu Wilson and Chris McIvor as the coaching team to lead Napier City Rovers Prems this upcoming season.
The duo want to continue the work they have been carrying out with the Under 19s, and their focus will be concentrated on developing youth players through the prems side to bolster youth football at the club.
Wilson and Maca have a wealth of playing and coaching experience between them and have already achieved great success with youth players, including leading the NCR U19 team to the Satellite Final of the Lotto National Under 19 Tournament last year.
For the second year-in-a-row Napier City Rovers are offering their First Kicks programme for free.
Children between four to six-years-old will be able to take their first steps into football for free in the upcoming 2019 season.
It is with great sadness that Napier City Rovers announce the passing of Bob Chapman, who died peacefully at Cranford Hospice surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday.
Bob moved to New Zealand from his home town of Belfast in the 1970's and has been a staunch supporter and much loved club member of Napier City Rovers for more than 40 years.
Two of his great loves were his family and his football. He was the much adored husband of the late Maureen, loving Dad to son Merv and daughter Sandy, cherished grandfather of Brooke and Luke, and great-grandfather to little Cruz, who he affectionately called 'wee man.'
His daughter Sandy says Bob loved Rovers, and as well as days spent on the stand cheering on the Blues, he enjoyed nothing better than the Sunday afternoons with his friends in the club rooms drinking the 'water of life' and sharing laughs and tales.
"Dad loved the club and had so many stories to tell. He has been a member since our family arrived in New Zealand in 1974."
"His passion for the 'beautiful game' was evident, and his love for his mates at Sunday school gave him such pleasure. He loved all the occasions when the whisky bottle was placed on the table for birthdays, new babies, any excuse really!
"Dad will be sorely missed by many and there will be a huge gap in our small, but close, little family.
"To know him was to love him. And that's not a phrase, it's just the truth."
Bob's funeral service will be held at
St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Gloucester Street, Taradale,
Saturday, February 2nd, 10.30am.
You can share a memory of Bob, or write a message of condolence for the family below.
The Napier City Rovers Football Academy continues its quest to develop the next generation of bay players as it is launches into its third year, with the first session of 2019 kicking-off next week.
The popular academy, led by Bill Robertson, winning Central League coach and National League player, is growing in numbers, attracting players from all around Hawke's Bay.
Open to any player aged 6-15 years, not just Rovers members, the academy is designed to develop young footballers to their fullest potential through engaging, fun sessions, and high-quality coaching.
Players are grouped depending on their stage of development and ability, with pathways for both developing and elite players.
We're rolling out the red carpet to celebrate a season of success at Napier City Rovers.
Come along and celebrate with the players and fans.
After the awards ceremony there will be live music from Verdant Blue, one of the Bay's top cover bands who are sure to get you on the dance floor.
Dress code is 'Glitz and Glamour', so dress in Holywood style and get all 'glammed-up' for a night of partying and fun!
Tickets will be limited so get in quick.
When: Saturday, September 8th
Venue: Napier City Rovers Clubrooms
Time: 6.00pm - Midnight
(Doors open 6pm, prizegiving starts at 6.30pm).
Cost: $20 pp
Live Band - Music from Verdant Blue
Finger food supper provided
Come and join us for a night to remember!
Book your seat online via the form below.
You can pay online via Westpac 03 0698 0978560 00.
Use your name and "prize" as reference.
For more details email Teri at email@example.com.
The Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers will face Wellington Phoenix next Saturday, 25 August, in a pre-season game for the A-League side as they prepare for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season.
The match is scheduled to take place at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North on Saturday 25th August.
C'mon You Blues!
👀The NCR Big Quiz and Auction Night is Back!
This year the prizes will be even BIGGER and include a Jaguar Track Day for two at Hampton Downs (return flights Napier to Auckland included), hosted by Bayswater European and Jaguar NZ - plus many, many more great prizes up for grabs!
Keep your eye on NCR's media channels for more prize details.
This was a HUGE fundraiser 💰 for the club last year, so please get behind it, and have lots of fun 🍾, and the chance to win BIG.
Also, if you know of any businesses that would be willing to donate prizes, please get in touch.
More details in the flyer above.
See you on the 28th July!
Cost: $60 per table (maximum of 6 people )
Payment is required to secure booking and can be made via the club's bank account
03-0698-0978560-00 (Westpac account).
Use your surname and QUIZ as reference.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries
Come along to our club sponsors the Thirsty Whale for a club night out and help us celebrate everything Napier City Rovers.
It's a chance for players and fans to get together, have fun, great food and toast the season so far, as well as showing support to our wonderful club sponsors.
See the scrumptious buffet menu below which Thirsty is offering Rovers at a reduced price of $40 pp.
There will be a few surprises throughout the night. Hear from Bill Robertson and other coaching staff and players on how the season is going from their perspectives, on and off the park. What's going on behind the scenes?
To book your place email email@example.com or 0274481795
Let's paint the town BLUE!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com if you want more details.
Lunch Menu details: