VIKINGS VOLUME - Issue No. 81
18 August 2008
Open Grade Coaches please note - our Annual Report is due to be written and we need all Managers from each team to write a report and send it through to Shona.
We also need each teams top points scorers for the prize giving.
The JAB March Past at AMI Stadium last Saturday night before the Canterbury/Auckland game saw 5 of our Shirley juniors from our U8A team and parent put on a great display for SRFC
Four of the boys also got to run onto the field with the Canterbury players before the game as well. Thank you guys for a great display. See below (Junior section) for more details.
Open Grade Games this week (23/08/08)
Division 1 have finished for the season
Division 2 play University in the Plate Semi-finals
at 2.45pm - Burwood 1
Colts have finished for the season
Division 5 play Christchurch C in Championship Semi-final
at 2.45pm - Christchurch Pk1
Classics have finished for the season
Open Grades Results - 16/08/08
Last Saturday 16 August 2008 - the results are as follows: (Shirley results are first)
Divison 6 - Shirley W's
Coach: Stu Lockie
Coach: Alan Dent
Played: New Brighton
Score: Lost 7 - 19
Coach: Vic Holloway/Scott Ngatai
Played: Marist Albion in Plate Final
Score: Lost 10 - 25
Coach: Reese Allen/Matt White
Manager: Alan Daly
Score: Won 13 - 12 Good on you Div 2
Reece Allen (AL Boy) broke his leg last week playing for Div 2 - he has had surgery and is recovering well in hospital
Coach: Brendan Laney/Craig Lindsey
Manager: Craig Smith
Played: Finished for the season
Junior Results - 16/08/08
We also have a coffee stand for games at Burwood in the morning so bring a few extra coins and get a nice warm coffee while watching the games.
Coach: Bevan Stewart
Played: Christchurch White
Score: Won 8 - 6 Great stuff
Coach: Brent Hulston
Played: Lyttleton Blue
Score: Won 12 - 10 Good win U7's
Under 8 Blue
Coach: Nathan Cornish
Played: Christchurch Gold
Score: Lost 30 - 40
Coach: Damian Curtain/Matt Roberts
Under 9 White
Coach: Darren Askew
Played: MLU Eagles
Score: Won by heaps Yes!
Under 9 Blue
Coach: Darren Askew
Played: Marist Albion Black
Score: Won 30 - 20 Go U9's
Coach: Sean Walker/Al Drye
Played: New Brighton Gold
Score: Lost 45 - 60
Coach: Mike Culley
Played: Burnside White
Score: Not advised
Coach: Ashley Clarke/Paul Baker
Played: Merv Linc Univ
Score: Won 22 - 7 Great win!!
Coach: Brendan Rooney
Played: Cathedral Grammer
Score: Lost 15 - 29
Coach: Alistair Hogue/Nigel Pither
Played: St Andrews
Score: Lost 5 - 50
Thanks to our U8A boys for participating in the JAB March Past at AMI Stadium last Saturday night. The boys are Jack Beckett, Sam Curtain, Tom Jack, Josh Naylor and Frano Stanicich - with our parent helper Ivan Stanicich.
Junior Prizegiving is at the clubrooms on Saturday 6 September, Under 6 through to Under 9 are from 1pm till 2.30pm and Under 10 through to Under 13 from 2.30pm till 4pm. If parents from last year have any Junior Club Trophies please return them immediately to either the Junior Club Captain or your childs coach.
Junior team photos are being taken at the clubrooms on Friday 29 August starting at 6pm with the Under 6 first up and at 10 minute intervals after that for under 7 under 8 etc. Coaches have a list of the times so if you are unsure contact your coach for your teams time. Boots are not required for team photos. A reminder to coaches they must have their team lists for photos with them on the night to give to the photographer otherwise your photos will be nameless.
Ohoka tournament for junior teams Sunday 31 August - see your coach if interested. Ohoka would like to make this an annual event and the Ohoka Club will be putting on food and drinks. If this is successful we will host Ohoka next year.Team numbers for Ohoka are still being confirmed but it looks like we will have 6 or 7 teams going out and meeting at 10.30am at the Ohoka Domain for an 11am kick off and then a bite to eat and drink laid on by our hosts. Should be a good day out in the country and for those that wish to stay on and watch the Tasman v Canterbury game on the big screen the bar will be open.
A Laugh and a Half
Paddy was working at the fish plant in Cork when he accidentally cut off
all 10 of his fingers. He went to the emergency room in Cork 's hospital.
The doctor looked at Paddy and said, 'Lets be avin' da fingers and I'll
see what oi can do'.
Paddy said, 'Oi haven't got da fingers.'
'Whadda ya mean you haven't got da fingers? Lord Tunderin' Jesus, it's 2008!
We's got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible techniques. I could
have put dem back on and made you like new!
Why didn't ya bring da fingers?!?'
And Paddy said, ' How da frig was I 'spose to pick them up!!!
An interesting fact.......
Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common.
It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.
Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term 'Ship High In Transit' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.
Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ' , (Ship High In Transport) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.
In the Club
Canterbury are playing in Taranaki - New Plymouth at 7.35pm this Saturday - come and watch the game in the warmth at the Club. Clubrooms will still be open on Saturday nights while games are being played.
Whats coming up.............................
Shirley Vikings Rugby Club Dinner
20 September 2008
put this on your calendar now and keep it free
Shirley Rugby Football Club - The Friendly Club Eastside
This newsletter is designed to be a communication tool for the Shirley Rugby Football Club - if you have any information you wish to share with the Club or anything to report or disagree with or even change (or if you wish to receive a copy of this newsletter or future newsletters) please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me: Shona on 3892764 (leave a message if I am not there)