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Highlights from the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

Highlights from the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

Election of Officers

    • John Percy was made a Life Member of the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union.
    • Bryan Weatherstone was re-elected President.
    • Doug Bracewell was re-elected Vice President.
    • Jason Carruthers was elected Chairman of the WBRU and Vicki Lee, Deputy.
    • Independent directors Jason Carruthers and Rebecca Sayer three year terms ended. Rebecca Sayer did not stand for re-appointment.
    • Jason Carruthers and Sharon Parker were appointed by the Independent Board selection panel for a three year term starting May 2019.
    • Vicki Lee and Andrea Jackson remain as independent directors until 2020.
    • Dennis Dougherty resigned as the Council of Clubs Representatives on the WBRU board at the end of 2018.
    • Rex Playle and Shaun Draper were appointed as the Council of Club Representatives on the board.
    • Sellar and Sellar were re-appointed as Auditors.
    • Tim Nathan was thanked for his many years’ service to WBRU as Chairman of the Council of Club and the WBRU.

Financial and Non-Financial Results

    • The WBRU board reported a $23,057.00 surplus (2017 $1,094)
    • Registered playing numbers was 2,385.
    • Registered Referees 46.
    • Registered coaches 208.
    • All clubs were represented in the local club competition.
    • The Farriers WBRU Heartland team were finalists in the Lochore Cup.
    • The WBRU Sevens and WBRU Under 18’s made their respective finals.
    • In 2018 the WBRU hosted the successful Hurricanes under 16 tournament in October.
    • 13 players made National or Hurricane’s honours along with Mark Rutene, Gavin Hodder and Rebecca Mahoney achieving National honours in Coaching, Management and Refereeing.

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