Category: Featured Teams

Christchurch Old Sox

Pip from the Christchurch Old Sox fast pitch Softball team tells us their story. We are a bunch of clowns that have a heart made for softball, fun, friends and family. We have been playing together for 10 years and while some of our players have passed away, they have left behind more generations to…

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Ronnie and the Auckland Indians

At a Golden Oldies Hockey Festival if there is a group of people laughing there is a better then even chance that Ronnie Nathoo is in the middle of it. Since their first festival in Fiji in 2003, Ronnie’s team has participated in six Golden Oldies Festivals from Fiji to Argentina, Australia to South Africa,…

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Olde Barking Bitches

The chance to play in the first ever all-women’s rugby grade and tick off a bucket list destination were too good to miss for a 21-strong USA women’s rugby team heading for Christchurch next April. Supporting husbands at Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals since 2005, and playing in mixed teams since 2014, means Jill and Sarah…

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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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