Waitakere Rugby

Our club started way back in the early sixties in Te Atatu north which is now called Te Atatu Peninsula. Then we were called Te Atatu North Rugby club, we had Junior grades only, our rivals back then were Te Atatu South Rugby and also Waitemata Rugby, we had no clubrooms and our fields were situated at Neil Ave which we shared with the League and soccer clubs.

As our numbers grew our club adorned a senior c squad and rented the Tennis club on Saturdays in Te Atatu Peninsula for after-match functions. Gradually decisions were made that it was time to move in which we did to Strid road in about 1970.

The club was then called Te Atatu rugby football club and we had one pre-fab as the club rooms. We eventually added a second pre-fab and joined them together mainly using Kiwi know-how, and by the mid seveties our new club project was taking shape and was fully operational by the eighties.

20 years later the club decided to make another move and it was agreed with many meetings with the Waitakere city council that a new building was in the pipeline, the old athletic building in central park drive was coming down and the rest is history. Construction started in February 2003 and the Stadium’s Arena was opened on September 11 2004.

Since then we have had a great time; The All Blacks use our facilities and fields for training, the Breakers Basketball team used the Trusts facilities for a few years and The Northern Mystics are based at the Trusts stadium.

We have regular touch competitions from kids/mixed grades to all adult touch grades right through to the elite old boys touch, we have all grades of rugby at our club - juniors, womens and senior grades.

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