Inglewood United Rugby Football Club is a family orientated club with a proud history within the Taranaki Region. We boast both Rugby and Netball teams for a range of ages and levels, with both our Premier Rugby and Netball teams being very strong in previous seasons.
Our home is the TET Stadium in Inglewood, where we share our modern facilities with the local athletics club in the summer. These facilities include an Olympic size Mondo track, changing rooms, conference room, kitchen facilities, disabled access, medical treatment room and a fully licensed bar, as well as 4 training fields around the stadium.
The Inglewood Fitness Gym, housed in a remodeled version of the clubs old gymnasium, is also located across the road from the stadium and is a popular facility with members. We pride ourselves on providing an environment that is inclusive of all family members and strive to allow our players every opportunity to reach their full potential.
My relationship with IURFC started back in primary school when I played as a Junior many years ago, I played for Inglewood and have been involved with managing the Premiers over the last 10 seasons..
I currently perform the Performance Analyst role for the Premiers and provide the live stream onto our Facebook page during the game for all our supporters that can’t make the games..
I have been on the committee for the last 12 years and really enjoy working with and seeing our young players progress through the club and onto greater honours.
We have a great club and would like to see us get stronger still.
I was born in Taranaki I went to a local school called st Patrick’s school in Inglewood and then to Inglewood high school and I started in 2004 and I won two championships with the premier rugby team and I have been managing the premier rugby team since 2005 until 2017 and then I was manager of the colts rugby team last year and the co manager of the premier rugby team this year up coming season for 2019 and 2020.
My role in the club is Junior Secretary. I have been involved in the Junior committee since my son began rugby in 2012 and have been the secretary for past two years. My involvement started with the club in 2001 when as a Premier Netball player for Inglewood we combined with the Rugby Club. I played more than 100 games for the Premier Team and have coached the Premier team alongside my sister Wendy during the 2010-2014 period gaining three Championship Titles. I have sat on the Senior committee for two stints over this time. My husband Whitey has played 150 Premier games for the club and my two youngest children both play for the Junior Club. I am passionate about keeping kids playing the sport we all love and helping to continue a pathway for girls in the sport.
I played for the club right through Junior Grades and then played Senior Rugby for the club for 10-12 years. Have been player coach for the 3rds for the last 3 years and have Moved in to the Div 1 team for 2019. This is my first time on the Committee. Super excited for the year ahead with the club on and off the field.
I’m the Netball Coordinator at the club. I also works on other jobs within the main committee including being the social media administrator. Outside of IURFC, I work as a Theatre Nurse. I have lived in Inglewood my whole life, attending both Inglewood Primary and High Schools. I became apart of the IURFC Committee following a knee injury a few years ago, as I still wanted to be involved in the club. I am passionate about sport and our community, and I’m always willing to help out wherever needed. Going forward, in the next few years I would love to see more younger members of our club put their hands up to be apart of the committee to ensure the future of our club is sustainable.
I played senior rugby for 9 years from the late 80’s, then coached for approximately 9 years following my playing years. I have always had some sort of involvement with the Inglewood Rugby club however this is my 1st year on the committee and I look forward to the upcoming club season.
Committed to the local community as a wife, mother and business owner, I have taken on the role of IURFC Treasurer. My husband Mark has been a long time player for the club, and our daughter will play for the Juniors this year. I believe having a successful Rugby & Netball club here in Inglewood helps build a strong community, I look forward to being a part of the upcoming season.
Gavin Midley (Brick)
During my some what extended rugby career I have played for Waimate RFC, Ruawai RFC, Paparoa RFC and lastly Inglewood URFC.
I was born in Hawera but moved to North Auckland when my parents bought their first farm. Work at Fitzroy Engineering in New Plymouth brought me back to the province in 1981 and I have lived in Inglewood ever since. My association with the club also started at this time and culminated with me being co-opted onto the committee in 2009.
My main interests outside of rugby involve motorbikes, both trail and road, so summer weekends are fairly full.
I am committed to Inglewood rugby as I see it as social event where community and families come together to help develop our next generation as well as enjoy each others company.
I first played for IURFC as an 8 year old, then after High School played age group and prem rugby for Inglewood. Once I retired from playing I stayed involved with rugby and netball as a fitness trainer. Having worked with the Chiefs, Waikato Rugby, Waikato Netball, New Zealand Golf and other sports clubs around the country, in 2017 I decided to move home and give back to the community I grew up in.
My husband and I own a local Inglewood heavy diesel mechanic workshop and I am kept busy with our 5 & 6 yr old children. I worked for Taranaki Rugby Union from 2000-2004 and had a lot of involvement in the organisation of Club Rugby. I am excited with the new Inglewood Rugby & Netball committee for 2019 and look forward to seeing our teams succeed.
Club merchandise available to purchase on Saturday home games, between 9:30 and 10:30am for junior rugby and 12:30 to 2:30pm for senior rugby from TET stadium. Please call Dane – 027 490 8061 for more information.