Club Information


In 1923 a group of young men living in Mount Maunganui got together to form the Mount Maunganui Rugby Club, mostly employed at the P.W.D Workshops when the East Coast railway line was being fabricated.

​​​​​​​The Club’s ability to field teams before and during World War II varied depending on player availability in what was still a small town. However, this changed late in 1946 when the Club was reformed after the war. A team was fielded in 1947 and since then the Club has continued to grow and prosper.

In 1963 Mount Rugby Club built its first club on a freehold section in Hinau Street however five years later it was found these clubrooms were far too small to accommodate growing numbers, after approaching the council who were keen to purchase the property it was decided the club was to be relocated to Blake Park.

In 1973 the present club rooms with two squash courts were laid out and furnished through the efforts of a very hard working group of club members. Development of the site has grown over the years building a further squash court, rugby changing rooms and large lounge in 1981 with further builds introducing changing facilities by the Council in 2008.

The club is wholly run by volunteers, mostly (though not all), mums and dads of children playing the game. Like other clubs in Bay of Plenty, our club depends on the continued good spirit showed by all children and parents who turn up to become a part of the greater Mount Maunganui Sports community.

A game for all and a fellowship for life...

Our Mission

Contested safely and fairly, with team work and club spirit.We welcome all children (girls and boys) across the Bay of Plenty to enjoy the spirit and learn the principles of rugby in a respectful, fun and safe environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment as players, team mates, competitors, spectators, and later in their life, as parents or coaches perpetuating the traditions of rugby.

We aim to ensure that new players gain confidence and increase their contribution to the team. We encourage all players to excel and lead by example on and off the field in the fairest and truest spirit of the game.

We ask players, parents and coaches to show sportsmanship, a competitive but fair attitude and an honest dedication to the Club’s code of conduct.

All our coaches are volunteers who share the love of the game and who work enthusiastically to reach those goals. During the season, we welcome parents feedback and participation in all forms. We wish to foster a strong collaboration between Parents, Players and Coaches.

Our Team

Club President

Mike Williams | 027 277 6451

Club Manager

Kerry Wickett | 

Bar and Events Supervisor

Kath McDermott |   

Rugby Chairperson

Rodney Voullaire​​​​​​​ | 021 847 589

Junior Rugby Chairperson

Nicola Carran | 021 881 375

Squash Chairperson

Natalie Berkett | 021 309 246

Netball Chairperson

Michelle Tenbroek | 027 485 2841