1966 Archives

1966 Ngaruawahia High School 1st 11
Rear: Robert Smith, Bill Heslop, Joe Templeton, Mark Bembridge, Kevin Hack, Tony Jansen.
Seated: Charles Gorman, Martin Staples, Gavin McKenzie, Ian Gibson, Robert Russo, Malcolm Burt, Barry Sanders.

Some students from the Ngaruawahia High School soccer teams were to be come involved in the early years of Ngaruawahia Football Club when it was founded in 1968 and then commenced competition in 1969.

Ngaruawahia High School School Yearbook . . .
This year Association Football attracted some 60 players. The game has been played since the school opened 3 years ago, and has gone from strength to strength. Two teams participated in the Saturday competitions this year, coached by Mr Templeton, Mr Chapman and Mr Rendle. School games were played against Huntly, Melville, Waitara, Te Aroha and Raglan.

The one field at the school did not stand up to the weather very well, and was wet and muddy for almost every game.

Successes this year indicate that, with increased numbers next year, the teams could build into powerful units.