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23 May 2012

I hope you're all well and enjoyed another amazing night at Poneke Football Club celebrating our 129th Old Timers Day.  Congratulations to the Senior First, Senior Two & Ruffnuts who won against their respective teams on Saturday.

Old Timers Day was made complete with the Senior Players doing the club haka for the Old Timers and our visiting teams.  It was a real delight to see so many different nationalities join together and perform the haka in one voice and one motion.

Pressies - The Pressie retained the Hub Cap against Oriental-Rongotai winning 18-17 with John Jackson converting the extras with the boot in the dying seconds of the game.

Senior First - The Senior First made it two in a row against HOBM with a decisive 25-7 win.  First on the board after ten minutes was Daly 'The Penguin' Meiklejohn who muscled over for a classic forwards try and was converted by returning 1st 5 Liam Townsend.  Soon to follow over the try line was Scott Garvie who swooped on a fantastic off-load to score in the corner with Jacob Strang scoring in the second half.  Michael Sage finished off the extras with 1 conversion and 2 penalties.

Extra special mention to Michael Sage who stood in for Faatoto Moananu during their court session.

Premiers - To read the game review please click on this link.  Congratulations to JP Jonck who earned his debut cap against HOBM on Saturday.  He also joins the following players who've earned their first Poneke Premier cap this year:

Jack Casey-Potter (vs Petone)
Heemi Davis (vs Tawa)
Joe Fiu (vs Rimutaka)
Greg Foe (vs MSP)
Daly Meiklejohn (vs MSP)
James Solomon (vs Wainui)
Galu Taufale (vs Rimutaka)
Chris Thomson (vs Petone)
Liam Townsend (vs Rimutaka)
Sam Tui (vs Wainui)
Stefan Vos (vs MSP)

Poneke table so far in terms of Best & Fairest Player:

6 points - Galu Taufale (vs Rimutaka 2 pts, vs Wainuiomata 1 pt, vs Wests 3 pts)
3 points - Ally Paine (vs Rimutaka)
3 points - Brad Faulkner (vs MSP 1 pt, vs HOBM 2 pts)
2 points - Reggie Goodes (vs Northern United)
1 point - Presley Tufuga (vs Petone)
1 point - Chris Thomson (vs Wests)
1 point - James Solomon (vs Tawa)

Wellington Lions Trial - Congratulations to Galu Taufale and Presley Tufuga who've earned a trial for the Wellington Lions.  Their trial match will be held at Hutt Rec Grounds tonight at 6.30pm.  Entry is free.

We need players for the Hammers! - The Hammers are a social team who play Reserve Grade rugby and are looking for extra bodies.  If you're short on time midweek and can't attend trainings but you're available to play on Saturday mornings, then this is the team for you!  Contact Tito on 021 682 966 or email him on t-rox97@hotmail.com to find out more.

Want to do a half marathon in June?  There's a half marathon scheduled in June and the Poneke Pies are getting involved!  If you're interested in joining let me know and I'll forward your details to our posse leader Chris Holmes.

Thanks to Konica Minolta - Recently Poneke Football Club needed a new copier for the office.  Thanks to Konica Minolta - they have donated a Bizhub MFD so that the club can copy, print, scan and fax from one device.

If your business or workplace is reviewing its print, copy, scan options please consider supporting Konica Minolta.  Alistair McDonell is the Poneke Account manager and he can be contacted on 021 926 392 or alistair.mcdonell@konicaminolta.co.nz to discuss the options that are available.

Thanks to Circuit Systems for our awesome gym access system - Circuit Systems, across the street from the club have done Poneke FC a great job by installing the new security system that is placed through out the clubrooms and downstairs.

From Poneke to Circuit Systems, thanks for the great job and if any out their feel they need to protect their private or business property feel free to Tony at Circuit System on 0274523625

Kilbirnie Crescent
Wellington 6022
Ph 04 385 6663
Fax 04 385 6667

Pretty sore after your season?  You need a physio - Visit 'Proactive' based at the Les Mills Extreme building.

52-70 Taranaki Street

also have clinics in Porirua, Lower Hutt and Paraparaumu if this location is not convenient to you.

2 tickets to the gun show please - With more bars, free weights and rowing machines now available for use, Poneke will continue to invest in getting more quality gear for you boys and your 'guns'. Contact Inoke Afeaki on 021 311854 to purchase your gym access tag for a one off cost of $50.00 (and you'll get $30 back upon return of your tag).

Social Media - http://twitter.com/_Follow your favourite rugby club on Twitter by typing @PonekeFC and you'll get all your club updates sent straight to your mobile phone - we'll be live tweeting every Saturday so if you're not there you can be connected to the team through Twitter!  We are also on Facebook. Great to see so many Poneke players joining Twitter!

Poneke Family of Sponsors - Poneke is proud to acknowledge its family of Sponsors.  Support them, because they support you.

a*stream Electrical Ltd, ANZ Bank Wellington, Cam Garvie Carpentry, David Hamilton Photography, DB Breweries, dpod, Elevate+, Infinity Foundation Ltd, MartinJenkins, Mish Mosh Bar, Momentum, Multi Civil Contractors, NZ Community Trust, Scott Garvie Scottie's Potties, Tommy's Real Estate, Wilkinson Insurance Brokers Ltd, Williment World Travel.

If you are interested in joining the Poneke family of sponsors, contact us at: ponekerugby@xtra.co.nz.

Enjoy the rest of your week.