Established in 1874, Ponsonby Rugby Club is the Auckland Union’s oldest and most successful rugby club.  We are centrally and conveniently located within the Western Springs stadium complex on Great North Rd, near the motorway on/off ramps with plenty of off-street parking and easy access to the CBD.

The club requires the services of an experienced caterer or a bunch of Mum’s to [ideally] base themselves in our kitchen.  During the rugby season [April-August] we need the following:

·       Thursday evening meals

·       Friday evening meals [when Friday night games are scheduled]

·       Saturday afternoon/early evening meals for members

·       Saturday after-match catering for Premier team and opposition [60 meals] – home games only

·       Meals for Monthly Saturday afternoon Junior Player of the Month events

In addition to the above, we will require:

·       Catering for any other functions held at the club

·       Catering for Club Luncheons

If you would like to work with us and develop your business alongside our service offerings, we would like to hear from you.  Expressions of interest or enquiries should be forwarded to Sandra Ioane, Club Secretary/Manager: E:, no later than 5.00pm, 29th March 2017.

Start date – ASAP


Long time supporters of the club Keith Nelson and Associates have a great offer for registered Junior Players.

The first 100 Ponsonby Junior Players to register with Keith Nelson & Associates will get a professionally made mouth guard (worth$250) for just $30. This offer extends to one of their parents who will get a free dental check up with X-rays.

This is a great offer - get in quick!!! Visit for contact details

Preseason Trials Information - All games played away

Premier and Premier Development team:

Saturday 4th March vs North Shore Rugby Club @ Takapuna Grammar School 1.30pm

Saturday 18th March vs Waitakere Rugby Club 12pm

After the trials a Premier squad of 26 players will be named to play the first Waka Nathan game.

Waka Nathan Rd 1

Saturday 18th March vs Pakuranga @ Waitemata Rugby Club 3.15pm

Under 20's

Saturday 11th March vs Bombay Rugby Club @ 1pm

Saturday 18th March vs Waitakere Rugby Club 12pm

Saturday 25th March vs Northcote 1pm (TBC)

Under 85kgs Restricted

Saturday 18th March vs Northcote 2.30pm

Saturday 25th March vs Waitakere 1pm


For more information please contact Director of Rugby Nathan Kemp 027 3982288



Ponsonby Rugby Club is looking for donations of prizes for our 2017 Raffle.  The raffle is our major annual fundraising event with proceeds going to teams, gear and general running of the club for the players.

If you have a business that could donate or wish to personally donate a prize please contact Sandra.  All donations welcome.

Ponsonby Fillies leading the way at National 7's

Although the Wellington 7's are around the corner, it was the recent Bailey's National 7's on the Club's radar; especially with six Fillies including the captain, Charlotte Scanlan representing Auckland.

The team made their way down to Rotorua on the Friday afternoon in preparation for two action packed days. With three games being played on both the Saturday and Sunday, the girls were expecting a tough tournament. Day one saw two wins (Hawkes Bay and Wellington) and a narrow loss to BOP.

The girls recovered well and started day two with a beautiful performance against Canterbury in the quarterfinals. Facing defending champions Manawatu in the semi was always going to be a rugged game and unfortunately Manawatu capitalised on a sin bin, taking the win.

Auckland faced Waikato for 3rd and 4th and came away with the win after scoring early and holding the lead to finish 3rd.

Scanlan was extremely proud of Shannon Leota who put out stellar performances on debut. She hopes to see more of the girls in the squad next year!

Players from left to right of the photo Natahlia Moores, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Shannon Leota, Tess Gardner, Charlotte Scanlan, Tasha Tapu

Pre season training

Pre season training starts Tuesday 17th January, 6.30pm at Western Springs Outer Fields. This is open to all school leavers and people who wish to play any type of Senior Rugby for Ponsonby Rugby Club.

Trials for the Premier and Premier Development team are:

Saturday 25th February vs Bombay Rugby Club

Saturday 4th March vs North Shore Rugby Club

After the trials a Premier squad will be named to take on tour to Awanui on the 11th March.

For more information please contact Head Coach Peter Leuluso'o 021 314 344 or Director of Rugby Nathan Kemp 027 3982288

Under 20's and Restricted Under 85kg's trials to be announced later.

2017 Jersey Sponsors

You haven't missed out!

We have 4 jerseys still available for sponsorship in 2017.  For only $250 + GST you can have your business' great name of the back of one of our Premier Jerseys. This is an opportunity for great exposure for your business and to support a great club!

Numbers available are 11, 17, 20, 22

Contact Sandra -

Ponsonby Fillies selected for Black Ferns 2016 Northern Tour

The Ponsonby Fillies are proud to have 4 players selected for the Black Ferns 2016 Northern Tour series.

Eloise Blackwell, captain of the Fillies, and now a senior Black Fern with 21 international caps, leads the way again at Lock. Aleisha-Pearl Nelson, 17 caps, played her way back into Auckland Storm and regained selection for New Zealand following surgery on her wrist earlier this year; she is one of the countries most promising young props. Charmaine McMenamin, 5 caps, returns as a loose forward and also holds honours this year as the only Fillie dual international, representing New Zealand in both Rugby League and Rugby Union. Charmaine's achievements in 2016 also include Auckland 9's, Kiwi Ferns, Black Ferns, and Auckland Storm Player of the Year. Aldora Itunu, 5 caps, heads into her second year as an international rep at prop; she is one of the countries strongest running forwards. Aldora has worked hard to make the touring squad and has the honour of being another Ponsonby family sibling combo to represent NZ alongside her sister Linda Itunu. 

The Black Ferns Northern Tour kicks off on Saturday 19 November against current Would Cup Champions England, followed by Canada on Wednesday 23 November, and Ireland on Sunday 27 November. The 2016 Northern Tour is an opportunity to build towards the Woman's World Cup in August next year (in Ireland).We wish them all the best for the tour!