We’re only a couple of days away from our Civil Project Solutions Lee Brothers Shield Final between Waikohu and YMP at Rugby Park – kick-off at 3pm.
The game is still under Alert Level 2 guidelines so numbers of spectators are limited and good hygiene practices are also in play.
The good news is we’ve got approval to have additional bubbles at Rugby Park so there’s more opportunities for spectators to watch the game live and more of an atmosphere for the teams – although it was still pretty good this past weekend!
Both Waikohu and YMP have been given their allocation of tickets. Please contact the clubs to enquire about these tickets.
A limited number of remaining tickets can be purchased for $5 each from the Poverty Bay Rugby office between 12 noon to 2pm Friday 4th September. There is a limit of five tickets per person. It is a first-in, first-served basis.
Gate keepers, security and club delegates will be managing entry and spectator bubbles throughout the day to ensure we comply with the match day plan. This includes staying within your spectator bubble for the duration of your time at Rugby Park and maintaining social distancing.
No ticket, no entry. No gate sales.
For those that miss out on tickets, all games will be live streamed with the support of Turanga FM and Trust Tairawhiti and entertaining commentary from Albie Gibson and Whitiaua Black.
Entry points and spectator bubbles have been broken up into colour tickets and zones.
Yellow tickets/zone: Main gate, Childers Road for players, officials and game day staff
Red tickets/zone: Main gate, Childers Road and scoreboard corner of the field
Green tickets/zone: Gisborne Park Golf Club entrance and golf club corner of the field.
Black tickets/zone: Cochrane Street entrance and left side of the grandstand.
Blue tickets/zone: Main gate, Childers Road entrance and right side of the grandstand.
Gates will open to spectators at 2.30pm – half an hour before the game.
We’ve also managed to move the YMP Bumbles v Ngatapa Senior One game to Rugby Park as a curtain-raiser at 12 noon. There was a change to the Senior One season this year, with a decision to not have finals and instead award the Lew Patterson Cup to the team at the top of the table at the end of the regular season. YMP Bumbles have a big enough lead to be awarded the Lew Patterson Cup regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s game. So they’ll get to play at Rugby Park, be live streamed through Turanga FM, and be presented with the trophy and medals at the end of their game – congratulations YMP Bumbles.
Both YMP and Ngatapa have been given tickets for their Senior One game, which will be managed by the clubs. Everyone involved in the first game will need to exit the Park as soon as possible to allow for the next bubbles of spectators for the next game.