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.
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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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Some of New Zealand’s top young football stars will be descending on Napier this weekend as the annual U19 Youth Tournament gets underway.
Kicking-off on Saturday morning will be the first of more than 120 games of exciting football being played at Park Island over the labour weekend.
Some of the biggest clubs from all over Aotearoa will be competing for the top youth trophy, currently held by Western Springs after they beat previous winners Birkenhead in an action-packed final last year.
Over the years many young players have played in the tournament and went on to gain international status, including Chris Wood, Mark Paston and Ben Sigmund. Come along, enjoy the carnival atmosphere, and witness some of New Zealand football’s future stars in action.
The group stages kick-off at Park Island, Saturday 9am, with games continuing all weekend, culminating in the top two faccing-off in the big final at Bluewater Stadium, 12:30pm, Monday.
For a full list of all the fixtures visit www.cityrovers.co.nz - U19 National Youth Tournament
The Napier City Rovers Football Academy, which launched earlier this year, is growing in strength as it prepares to enter its fourth term.
Although a Napier City Rovers venture, the all-year-round academy is open to all local budding footballers and already has a number of young players from various clubs in the region in it's ranks.
With pathways for both developing and elite players aged between six and 15 years, the academy caters for all levels and abilities.
Bill Robertson, Napier City Rovers head coach and Hawke’s Bay United player/assistant coach, spearheads the academy, and the coaching maestro is on the ground running the weekly training sessions at Bluewater Stadium.
The wait is over, and the draw is out.
Who will face who in the 2017 Napier City Rovers National U19s Tournament?
The games kick-off on Saturday, 20th October, with some of the major names in New Zealand Football competing for the biggest youth prize in the country.
Click below for a full list of all the fixtures!
IT"S THE WEEKEND in the football calendar that clubs around the country look forward to, and today Napier City Rovers have announced the main groups for the National U19 Youth Tournament.
The Lotto sponsored event will see teams from across New Zealand descend on Park Island in Napier to compete for top honours in the prestigious competition.
For three days over Labour Weekend some of NZ’s biggest clubs will showcase their top youth talent at arguably one of the best footballing venues in the country.
Last year’s winners Western Springs and runners-up Birkenhead United AFC, who fought it out in a hotly contested final, both return for a shot at the 2017 title.
With other top clubs returning, and some new faces debuting in the satellite competition, this year’s tournament is shaping up to bigger and better than ever.
Keep your eye on the Napier City Rovers website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest developments.
Napier City Rovers U19 National Youth Tournament 2017 Main Groups – see below for details:
Napier City Rovers are offering their popular Football Skills Holiday Programme during the upcoming holidays.
The programme, which runs from the 2nd to the 5th of October, offers children the opportunity to learn, practice and improve on their football skills during the school holidays, while having lots of fun.
Led by Napier City Rovers Head Coach Bill Robertson, the programme allows kids to learn from one of New Zealand's top coaches and players, and other high ranking Central and National League players, while being able to socialise and make new friends in a fun, safe environment.
Whether you are a dedicated player or taking your first steps into the game, at the NCR Football Skills Programme there is something for everyone.
Visit www.cityrovers.co.nz/skillsprogramme for more details and to enrol, or email email@example.com
Sign up today to avoid disappointment. Places will be limited.
Napier City Rovers Awards 2017:
NCR has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2017 award trophies, which will be presented at the Prize Giving night on 23 September 2017. Click here for information on the Prize Giving and Gatsby themed Party Night. Don't miss out on the celebration of the year! Book your place today.