The Ellis Shield Rugby Tournaments are an annual Bay of Plenty Junior Rugby tournament run by the three Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub Union Junior Rugby Committees in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union.
The tournament sees Eastern, Western and Central Bay Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 representative teams compete for age grade trophies and the Ellis Shield.
This year's Ellis Shield Tournaments will be held across the Bay of Plenty on the 26 August 2017. Western Bay of Plenty will host the Ellis Shield Under 11's, Eastern Bay of Plenty will host the Ellis Shield Under 12's and Central Bay of Plenty will host Ellis Shield Under 13's.
The Western Bay of Plenty representative sub-committee are pleased to announce the following appointments for the upcoming representative season:
Coaches: Darryn Soutar & Mike Williams
Coaches:Phil O'Reilly & Shannon Stowers
Coaches: Richard Brown & Bull Allen
Coach: Iraia Peri
Coaches: Chris McLarin & Monty Tamati
Coach: Jason Tuhoro
Coaches: William Brailey & TK Whata
Coaches: Rory Schultz & Terry Robinson
Coaches: Pou Douglas-Karauna, Boxer Smith & Simon Mitchell
Coaches: Nigel Swain & Arden Carter
Manager: Paul Wills
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