If you want to get into the representative programme, here's how:
PLAYERS - check out the Rep Trials page of this website, which tells you the date for trials, and is where you must register to trial. Please check the Rep Programme dates below to ensure you'll be available for all events and fixtures.
COACHES/MANAGERS - go to the Coaches & Managers section below, read the Coach/Manager policies, and download, fill out and submit your application form. The Coaching Director's contact details are listed under the Coaches & Managers section if you require further information.
REFEREES - check out how to get into representative refereeing on the refereeing webpage.
The following grades compete at the National Championships held in Feb/Mar: (teams crossed out we are not offering in 2012-13 due to no coach)
- U19 Mens, Womens & Mixed
- U21 Mens, Womens & Mixed
- Mens, Womens, Mixed
- Over 30 Mens, Womens & Mixed
- Over 35 Mens, Womens & Mixed
- Over 40 Mens
- Over 45 Mens
- Over 50 Mens
The following grades compete at the Northern IPS (Inter-Provincial Series) held in Jan/ Feb:
- U9 Mixed (Elite & Development)
- U11 Boys, Girls & Mixed (Elite & Development)
- U13 Boys, Girls & Mixed (Elite & Development)
- U15 Boys, Girls & Mixed (Elite & Development)
- U17 Boys, Girls & Mixed (Elite & Development)
The following grades compete at the Junior Nationals (formerly 15 & 17 Nationals) held in Mar:
- U15 Boys, Girls & Mixed
- U17 Boys, Girls & Mixed
*Note: entering a Mixed is a prerequisite before entering Boys & Girls.
Touch North Harbour endeavour to provide opportunity to play in every grade offered. However this depends from year to year on numbers of players and availability of coaching and managing staff.
To be eligible for the Touch North Harbour (TNH) representative programme, Players, Coaches, Managers and Referees must be associated only with affiliated Modules. Some Modules choose not to affiliate to TNH. Anyone involved at an unaffiliated Module is ineligible for reps.
Players must play at at least one Module which has paid Representative affiliation.
Click here to read and understand the affiliation process.
Click here to check which affiliation package your Module(s) has signed up for. (Scroll down to find your module, find the affiliation box, and check if 'Representative' is listed.)
Players must play at least 45% of games at a TNH affiliated Module.
Players must attend at least 75% of all Rep trainings to be eligible to attend the major tournament.
Age Group Eligibility
Touch New Zealand have updated the Age Grade Eligibility Policy effective as at 1 July 2010:
Junior Age Grades (Under 9 to Under 17)
A player participating in a Junior Age Grade Team must be under the age, by 31st December in the year in which the Touch New Zealand domestic season starts.
(i.e. for the 2012-13 season, the eligibility date will be 31st December 2012).
Youth Age Grades (Under 19 & Under 21)
A player participating in a Youth Age Grade Team must be under the age during the year of the tournament they are participating in.
(i.e. for an Under 21 player participating at the 2013 National Championship, they must be 20, or younger, for all of 2013; therefore their year of birth must be 1993 (or later).
Masters Age Grades
A player participating in a Masters Age Grade Team must be of the age during the year of the tournament they are participating in.
(i.e. for an Over 35 player participating at the 2013 National Championship, they must be turning 35 during 2013; therefore their year of birth must be 1978 (or earlier).
JUNIORS (Under 9 - Under 17's) 2012-2013
Sunday training; others as decided by the Coach
|16 September 2012||Pre-Trial Age Group Skill Clinics||tbc||tbc|
|23 September 2012||Pre-Trial Age Group Skill Clinics||tbc||tbc|
|14 October 2012||Pre-Trial Age Group Skill Clinics||tbc||tbc|
|21 October 2012||Pre-Trial Age Group Skill Clinics||tbc||tbc|
|21 Oct 2012||TNH Rep Coaches/Managers Meeting||Kaipatiki Park||Glenfield|
|28 Oct 2012||TNH Junior Rep Trials||Kaipatiki Park||North Harbour|
|11 Nov 2012||Harbour Day (for Rep teams)||Kaipatiki Park||North Harbour|
|19 Jan 2013||Junior Tri Series Tournament||tbc||North Harbour|
|26-27 Jan 2013||Northern Junior IPS 9,11,13,15,17||
|10 Mar 2013 tbc||TNH Junior Prizegiving U9,11,13||tbc||North Harbour|
|15-17 Mar 2013||Touch NZ Junior Nationals||Gordon Spratt Reserve||Papamoa|
|23 Mar 2013 tbc||TNH Junior Prizegiving U15,17||tbc||North Harbour|
SENIOR (Youth (Under 19 - Under 21), Open, Masters) 2012-2013
Sunday training; others as decided by the Coach.
|Nov 2012 tbc||TNH Rep Coaches/Managers Meeting||Sports House||Albany|
|3 Nov 2012||TNH Open/Youth/Masters Rep Trials||Harvey Wright Park||North Harbour|
|11 Nov 2012||Harbour Day (for Rep teams)||Kaipatiki Park||North Harbour|
|24 Feb-26 Feb 2013||Masters National Tournament||Bruce Pullman Park||Counties/Manukau|
|28 Feb-2 Mar 2013||National Open/Youth Tournament||Bruce Pullman||Counties/Manukau|
|24 Mar 2013 tbc||TNH Senior Rep and Referee Prizegiving||tbc||North Harbour|
For representative draws and results, click here.
REPRESENTATIVE COACHES & MANAGERS
How Do I Become A Representative Coach or Manager?
It's as simple as filling out the below application form. Please read our policies before proceeding.
Coach & Manager Application Information
Please read the Information Sheet carefully first: click to download (PDF)
Coach & Manager Application Forms
TNH Rep Coach Application Form - click to download (WORD ) - application closes Fri 6 July 2012 . UPDATE: Vacancies listed below are being re-advertised, with a closing date of 31 August.
TNH Rep Manager Application Form - click to download (WORD ) - application closes Fri 6 July 2012 . UPDATE: Vacancies listed below are being re-advertised, with a closing date of 31 August.
TNH Tour Manager Application Form - coming soon
|Under - 9 Mixed Elite:||Lenny Maginley||Kerry McGowan|
|Under - 9 Mixed Dev.:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 11 Boys Elite:||Mike Lindsay||Kelly Lindsay|
|Under - 11 Boys Dev:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 11 Girls Elite:||Gwen Hawken, Deon Nathan||Renate Peters|
|Under - 11 Girls Dev:||Leon Rika||Francis Howard|
|Under - 11 Mixed:||Campbell Lock||vacancy|
|Under - 13 Boys Elite:||John Hawken, Mark Snowden||Debbie Kent|
|Under - 13 Boys Dev.:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 13 Girls Elite:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 13 Girls Dev:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 13 Mixed:||Mike Wharepouri||Jeni Wharepouri|
|Under - 15 Boys Elite:||Joel Foster, Stephen Zemba||vacancy|
|Under - 15 Boys Dev:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 15 Girls Elite:||Ross Hilton, George Koria||vacancy|
|Under - 15 Girls Dev:||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under - 15 Mixed Elite:||Joe Kurukaanga, Sage Magele||vacancy|
|Under - 15 Mixed Dev:||Grant Mackereth||Vanessa Mackereth|
|Under - 17 Boys:||Peter Bentley, Riki Enosa,Karl Middleton||vacancy|
|Under - 17 Girls:||Joe Townsend||Sopo Poe-Lock|
|Under - 17 Mixed:||Marama Muir-Tuuta||
JUNIOR TOUR MANAGER (IPS):
JUNIOR TOUR MANAGER (Junior Nationals):
|Under 19 Men||Hemi Te Wano||Herena Te Wano|
|Under 19 Women||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under 19 Mixed||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under 21 Men||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under 21 Women||vacancy||vacancy|
|Under 21 Mixed||vacancy||vacancy|
|Open Men||Peter Bentley, Riki Enosa, Karl Middleton||vacancy|
|Open Women||Kim-Anaka Baillie, Mack Herewini||vacancy|
|Over 30 Men||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 30 Women||Kelly Panapa||vacancy|
|Over 30 Mixed||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 35 Men||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 35 Women||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 35 Mixed||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 40 Men||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 45 Men||vacancy||vacancy|
|Over 50 Men||Tony Matthews||Liz Goodfellow|
REGISTRATIONS FOR NATIONALS
Open and Youth Team Managers can login at http://reg.sportingpulse.com/ to register their teams for Nationals. For 2012, this is due: Masters - 3rd Feb; Youth/Open - 9th Feb. The TNH office will email you passwords and instructions.
For Representative Costs for Juniors IPS, Junior Nationals and Youth/Open & Masters for 2012-2013:
click here to download (WORD )