Representative Information for 2021
2021 Gwynne Shield (U57kg) Coaching Application
Click Here: Gwynne Shield Application 2021
GWYNNE SHIELD CONTRIBUTING SCHOOLS
Maeroa Intermediate, Raglan, Forest Lake, St. Columbus, Frankton, Crawshaw, St. Peters Chanel, Rotokauri, Whitiora, Aberdeen, Rhode St, Te Mata, Te Uku, Whatawhata, Waitetuna
Fairfield Intermediate, Pukete, Hukanui, Te Rapa, Bankwood, Insoll Ave, Vardon, Puketaha, St. Andrews, Hamilton North, Fairfield Primary, Woodstock, Te Totara, Waldolf.
Peachgrove, St. Josephs, Newstead, Marion, Matangi, Knighton Normal School, Southwell, Tamahere, Hamilton East, Te Ara Rima (5th Avenue), Eureka, Silverdale, Tōku Māpihi Maurea
Melville Intermediate, Berkley Intermediate, Glenview, Rukuhia, Hillcrest, Hamilton West, Deanwell, Koromatua, Richmond Park, Melville Primary, Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist, St. Pius, South Christian School.
Bernard Ferguson, St. Josephs Ngāruawāhia, Waipa Primary, Rakaumanga, Huntly Primary, Kimihia, Huntly West, Horotiu, Gordonton, Ngāruawāhia Primary, Horsham Downs, Rototuna Junior High, Hamilton Christian School, Endeavour, Rototuna, Te Kōwhai, Ohinewai, Waingaro, Glen Massey, Te Ao Marama
GWYNNE SHIELD HISTORY
Gwynne Shield Rugby is a prestigious tournament that is run by the Waikato Primary School’s Rugby Committee. This tournament has a lot of history as it started way back in 1921. This tournament is for young boys and girls who are 57kgs and under, who are Year 8 or below. Normally the players come from the intermediate school level, however, you do have the odd Year 6 who is an exceptional player that does get selected. This is a school-based tournament which means you must trial for the team in the area in which you go to school. The other difference is, you don’t have to play rugby to be eligible but you still must trial to enable selection. All players who play in this tournament have the opportunity to be selected for the Waikato Roller Mills. Our WCJR Board has five teams that participate in the Gwynne Shield Tournament.