Tuesday, September 2, 2014

South Island Rugby League Year 7-8 Brad Thorn Invitation Challenge Trophy

St Thomas of Canterbury College will be sending a team to the 2014 South Island Rugby League Year 7-8 Brad Thorn Invitation Challenge Trophy on Saturday 8th November, at Logan Park, Dunedin.

This Tournament is being held in conjunction with the Kiwis v England Four Nations Test.

The Finalists will form the on field tunnel for the test match at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

In addition an area has been set aside at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the tournament participants, and supporters, to enjoy the test experience together.

First Practise is Friday after school

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby League Tourney 2015

It's disappointing that we wont be going to the NZSSRL National Tourney this year, due to lack of player commitment. There will be a meeting at Lunchtime on Wednesday in the Atrium to see if there is enough interest in going to this tournament in 2015, and if there is, to set some goals.

So, if you are in year 10, 11 or 12 and would like to go come along and find out what our options are!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Development Camp update

Two further guests have been added to our Training Camps Roster 
(Coaches Session: Tuesday 29/4/2014 9.00am – 1.00pm, Junior Development (Year 7-10)
Wednesday 30/4/2014 9.00am – 1.00pm, Senior Development (year 11-13) Thursday & Friday, 1st & 2nd May 9.00am – 1.00pm)

Frank Endacott former Kiwis, Auckland Warriors, Wigan Warriors, and Widnes Vikings Coach. Frank is a well known player agent and manages many professional rugby league players. In December 2006 Frank was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Canterbury Rugby League Development Officer David McMeeken has a strong background in Rugby League having played for the London Broncos and  been involved in their Coaching & Development programmes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Skills Development Camp

Learn Rugby League Skills & Drills Designed from Brisbane Club, Queensland Rugby League, and Brisbane Broncos Development Programs & NRL Development.

 Coaches Session: Tuesday 29/4/2014 9.00am – 1.00pm
Junior Development (Year 7-10)
Wednesday 30/4/2014 9.00am – 1.00pm
Senior Development (year 11-13)
Thursday & Friday, 1st & 2nd May 9.00am – 1.00pm

$10.00 Registration Fee Lunch & Drink Provided

How to book? Please contact Tony Kidd,
email: Tkidd@stc.school.nz  Mobile: 0220780310

Sessions will be run by PMR Developments Paul Ruri, an ARL level 3 coach, and old boy of St Thomas of Canterbury College.
Paul is the Business & Development Manager for the Canadian Australian Rugby League – CARL.  The Canadian Wolverines are the most improved nation in the RLIF official world rankings.

Paul has coached rugby league at the Brothers club in Darwin, Miles Devils Rugby League Club, Cannon Hill Stars Rugby League Club working toward 'Bayside Broncos Development Programs' at Wynnum Manly Seagulls Academy. He has been a Performance Partner & Development Coach with the Pongia Performance Academy in Brisbane working on Personal Fitness, Strength Training, Player Development, Technique, Wrestling, Identification.

Paul has a passion to be involved in the local community & looks forward to giving back to others whether in life skills or sporting attributes. 

PMR Developments was formed in 2012 by Paul Ruri.
Paul has a background in construction with 29 years’ experience in Cranes, Rigging & Scaffolding.
Working in an industry with High Risk of death or injury, Paul moved into Workplace Health & Safety where he began private consultancy work with small businesses.
In 2 years PMR Developments 2012 has engaged work with companies as a representative in – Construction & Shutdown Consultancy & Frontline Management, Workplace Health & Safety, Training & Assessment, Business Planning & Development, and Rugby League Coaching & Development

To grow & develop by assisting people.
The business motto is “The Ability to Change Lives”

PMR Developments is based in Brisbane but works Australia wide & internationally.

Please contact me to discuss your business & Rugby League Development needs –  paulruri@hotmail.com  Mobile: 61 417 289 061 

Sessions will be run by PMR Developments Paul Ruri, an ARL level 3 coach, and old boy of St Thomas of Canterbury College.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


As a fundraiser for the Secondary schools Rugby League Nationals in Auckland we are running a fantasy NRL league!

Entries are $20.00, first prize is $40. If you want to enter our league and show us you're the Wayne Bennett of fantasy football, or just want to support our boys, email tkidd@stc.school.nz me and I'll tell you how to get the money to us and how to enter! Entry is limited to 20 so be quick!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Guest Coach visit from Queensland

Paul Ruri and Wally Lewis at Cannon Hill RLC
We will have a guest coach (and STCC old boy) to help with training and skills for the week before the The New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby League Qualification Tournament on  Queens Birthday!
Paul Ruri has 27 years of Rugby League knowledge & experience both as a player & coach.
 Paul is currently Senior Club Coach & Development Coordinator for the Cannon Hill Rugby League Club, and has worked for the Pongia Performance Academy in Brisbane as a Performance partner and Development Coach specialising in Physical Fitness, Wrestling, Strength Training, Player Development and Technique.
We look forward to his imparting the latest knowledge and technique from the QRL.