Arrowtown Rugby Club
Arrowtown Rugby Club
Arrowtown Rugby Club has been chomping at the bit to get into rugby in 2020. They enter the Central Otago Premiership season as defending champions after a win against Cromwell RFC in last year’s nail biting season final.
Aside from winning the championship last year, the club have much to be proud of. With roots dating back to the gold mining era, the club last year celebrated its 30th jubilee – an anniversary that gives a nod to a reformation in the late 1980’s. Having started back in the old Arrowtown Camping Ground camp store and ablutions block – a concrete building with a ceiling so low the team’s locks had trouble standing upright in there, many years of hard work by former club President, Simon Spark and other dedicated community members has seen the development of some of New Zealand’s best clubrooms at Jack Reid Park, the home of Arrowtown Rugby.
The club are entering a new era at their new home. From a handful of kids in the 2007 to a junior club with over 130 players, the club has gone from strength to strength. Much can be attributed the support of local sponsors. This year more than ever, Arrowtown Rugby Club are extremely proud to have the backing of a large number of local businesses including FergBurger as their major contributor. With lasting relationship,s such as their 13 year association with Pro Active Physio and a second generation of players now taking the field for the club, Arrowtown Rugby Club have proven they are more than a side kick to their rivals from Wakatipu.
This weekend, premiership rugby is back in the basin and what better way to start than with a local derby. The Arrowtown Bulls are fielding a young, fit and unified team still riding high on their previous season’s success. With a strong coaching team in Daniel (Pup) Eyles, Fa’avae Kuresa and Aidan Winter the team are hoping to come out strong against their major rivals.
Arrowtown Bulls play the Wakatipu Premiers at Jack Reid Park on Saturday 27 June at 230pm.