Celebrating Rugby in Upper Hutt 1906-2020

Queen’s Birthday weekend 2020 the Club will be celebrating over a Century of Rugby in the Upper Hutt area.

There has been much discussion about what was our actual Centennial year. If you click here you will find that it has been finally established as being 1909 when the Club was affiliated as a member of the Wellington Rugby Football Union. Prior to this Rugby games of a casual nature were played in the district from around 1906. These games were primarily of a casual nature involving Railway teams.

The situation was further compounded with the establishment of a new club incorporating Rimutaka and Upper Hutt in 2014 when both the Upper Hutt and Rimutaka Clubs were dissolved and replaced with the new Upper Hutt Rams RFC. The decision was taken to embrace all Rugby right from the start in 1906 to the present day.

Also as part of the celebrations, the Junior Section of the Club will mark its 75th year.

A Celebration Committee has been set up and has begun the task of organising this important milestone. One of the first tasks is to compile a register of past and present members, to make contact with them and to request an Expression of Interest so as to ascertain the likely numbers to attend. It is with this in mind that we ask that the attached forms be completed and returned to the Club either by

  • Complete Form and return by post:

The Celebration Secretary
Upper Hutt Rams Rugby Football Club
PO Box 40889
Upper Hutt  5140

For further information refer to the Club’s Website at our Website:https://uhramsrugby.co.nz Click on “110 Years Celebration”

Any questions please email rugbyuh2020@gmail.com

 

  • Bob Galgey January 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    coached junior rugby played j7s and presidents for the club and was an original member of the golden oldies and still playing

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