Category: Featured Teams

Crusadettes

Thirty years on and the passion for rugby hasn’t waned for a group of standard bearers for women’s rugby. The “Crusadettes”, a University of Canterbury team that broke new ground in 1988 when they toured the United States and Europe, are reuniting in 2018 at the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Christchurch as part of…

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Hinemoa Hustlers

The “Hustlers” originate from the Hinemoa-Kaiapoi Hockey Club – the oldest hockey club in New Zealand, founded in 1896. A very small hockey club based just north of Christchurch. “We have a great history of playing competitive hockey while maintaining a very social aspect.” With the amazing Golden Oldies tournament in our back yard next…

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Wild Rovers 2017-07-10

It will be a real joy to welcome them back to New Zealand and Golden Oldies Softball next year in Christchurch. They truly love the game and it is obvious when you meet them and see them play. We first met the Wild Rovers in 2007 when they played in Rotorua and were an immediate…

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Special message from the Otautahi Netball Ladies

We’ve received a special message from the Otautahi Netball girls who have registered for the 17th Golden Oldies World Netball Festival – as part of the month-long Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018! “Otautahi Netball Club has been going for over 40 years. Our club is multi-cultural with race, gender, and age as no…

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Grafton Big River Bullrouts can’t wait for Christchurch!

By Paul Guest On Saturday, I caught up with one of our most popular Golden Oldies teams from New South Wales, the Grafton Big River Bullrouts. “The Bullrout story as I know it,” Team member Scoota recalls, “Is that we officially became the Grafton Big River Bullrouts in 1999. Prior to this we were known as…

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Bathurst Old Bulls and Golden Oldies feature in the news!

Long-standing Golden oldies side, the Bathurst Old Bulls, were featured in the news recently prior to their upcoming game against the Orange Emulators this Sunday. Take a look at the full feature below that originally appeared on the Western Advocate. OLD enemies Bathurst and Orange will clash at an over 35s rugby open day at…

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ACT VETS Rugby: a bunch of blokes having fun and making a big difference

Originally appeared on the Riot Act. If you think you’re too old to jump in and play a fun game of weekend rugby, think again. The ACT Veterans Rugby Club is now in its 22nd season, with rugby players from Canberra and surrounding districts coming together every few weeks for a fun game, and a…

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The Old Vulgarians RFC

The Old Vulgarians RFC were founded in the early 1980’s in association with Hendon RFC and the Amusement Industry. The name was conceived by Kay, long suffering rugby widow of Trustee, David Gershlick, as it represented her thoughts of his rugby pals as both “Old “ and “Vulgar”. Due to the confusion, certainly from Downunder,…

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St Albans BBBB Presidents team

The BBBB Presidents side which as entered the festival has been together for 5 seasons. The Presidents grade is for those players aged 35 and over, is a one day format of 40 overs per innings and is still very competitive on the field, cricket the way it should be played. The team includes 2…

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Golden Oldies Rugby gaining momentum in the UK!

Golden Oldies Norwich Nomads Rugby

  The Golden Oldies Rugby movement in the UK is building, with new teams joining the Golden Oldies family each week. The growth is down to combination of: The exposure of the 21st Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival (held in Cardiff last year) The establishiment of the Golden Oldies Sports UK Office in London The creation…

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