WELCOME TO WAITAKI GOLDEN OLDIES RUGBY FESTIVAL 2013

START THE COUNTDOWN to October 2013!!!

2013 Event Extravaganza:

  • Friday Night: “The Bog Rocks MusicFest”
  • Saturday: Games for all ages & all sizes!!!
  • Gala Dinner for 800

Five good reasons why you should come to the Waitaki Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Oamaru.

  1. The opportunity to visit North Otago “ The best kept secret in New Zealand.”
  2. Make new contacts and catch up with old friends through your common interest in Golden Oldies Rugby.
  3. Relive the glory days of your Rugby experience without the pressure!
  4. Choose your degree of competitiveness from Grades 1-10.
  5. The opportunity to join with like minded Rugby players from around the world in a weekend long Festival of Rugby –games, all inclusive social events and plenty of time for sightseeing and touring in and around Oamaru.

We are looking forward to welcome you and your partners & friends at our Waitaki Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Oamaru!

Festival information available mid 2012

Golden Oldies players

Arthur Pacey
(87 and still doing the business for the Marlborough Vintage Musseleers)

Arthur was born in Kaikoura 4th Dec 1924, he played his school rugby for Kaikoura, Parnassus and Oaro. He played his first senior game for Oaro in 1943 aged 18, playing on the wing. In 1944 he joined the Air Force and played for various Air Force teams including playing in a Nth Island v Sth Island game in Auckland. Following his discharge in 1947, aged 22, Arthur moved to Picton and played for Waitohi and was also selected for Marlborough Maori. In 1948 Arthur played at full back for Waitohi and loose forward for Marlborough Maori when they won the Ratana Cup from Canterbury Maori. Arthur was selected for Marlborough in 1950 before joining K-Force and heading to Korea. In Korea he played for Easy Troop, 163 Battery and 16 Field Regiment.

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