Mark has been a part of Te Awamutu Sports Club as a player, past chairman of senior rugby, currently on the senior rugby committee. Coached junior rugby along with Gwynn Shield, Goldfields and Bowers representative teams. Mark is a part owner and General Manager of Homeward Interiors, Te Awamutu. Mark is also deputy chairman on composite retail group board and a trustee on the Cornerstone Sports Achievement Trust.
Lance is a local Business Advisor and Chartered Accountant in Public Practice in Te Awamutu. Lance loves keeping active and involved in sport, often through assisting with coaching his 3 children. Lance, though his business, GFA Chartered Accountants Ltd, is also a loyal and valued sponsor of the Te Awamutu Sports Club.
Joe is a Life member of Te Awamutu Sports Club, a past Club President, past Board Chair and current Board member. Joe has been the chair of Junior Rugby and a junior rugby coach, coached the Club under 21 rugby team for 3 years, coached Gwynne Shield and Goldfield junior rugby, was President of the TA Sports Club Touch Module for 25 years, and coached Waikato Touch Association representative Touch teams. Joe is currently the Chief Executive of Touch New Zealand the National Sport Organisation and sits on the Board of the Waikato Rugby Union, as well as supporting other not for profit organisations at a governance level.
Willie has been a long time member and supporter of Te Awamutu Sports Senior Rugby, a past Senior Rugby Committee member, has been a past Chairman for the past 4 seasons, and has been on the Board for the past 2 years. Willie also spent 2 years on the WRU Community Rugby Committee. Willie is a farmer and farms in the King Country, is a past sponsor of Senior Rugby and the Club. Willie lives in Te Awamutu with his wife Joanne Knight, who is in charge of the Student Health Centre, Waikato University. They have 5 Children and 4 Grandchildren.
Born in 1957, raised on a farm in Parawera. Schooled at Kihikihi Primary, Te Awamutu Intermediate and Te Awamutu College. I left school and went farming, and still farming today. My Player history with Te Awamutu sports and Rugby: Kihikihi Rugby Club as a school Boy, Te Awamutu College aged group rugby, Te Awamutu United under 19 and under 21. Te Awamutu Sports under 21, Player – Assistant Coach for 3 years, Played Senior rugby for United Rugby Club1 year with Te Aw, amutu Old boys in 1983, 1990 Te Awamutu Old boys and United Rugby Club amalgamated, Te Awamutu Sports 2 years Senior A and 3 years Senior B, Coached United Junior Rugby teams, Gwynne Shield and College 1 st IV. I am a member of the Board at Te Awamutu Sports Club and have been for some years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and met many and made many friends, It is also great to see TA sports catering for many sport codes.
Ross has lived in and around Te Awamutu all his life, growing up in Korakonui before attending Te Awamutu College. Played his rugby for St Pats (now TA Marist) with a highlight being selected for the New Zealand Marist Colts. He has coached Junior rugby at TA Sports including Bowers Cup and Gwynne Shield. He has served on the junior and senior committees for 16 years and is a current Trustee on the Cornerstone Sports Achievement Trust.
Ross owns J L Connolly Ltd, painting contractors, who have sponsored the club and senior rugby for many years.