We are Wellington and Hutt Valley GAA club. Our mission (click here for mission statement) is to become New Zealand's leading Irish cultural and sporting body and we are well on the way to achieving this goal. When kiwis and ex-pats think of sporting success, cultural enjoyment and a 'can-do' attitude to life, they think of Wellington and Hutt Valley GAA club.
We will achieve this goal through playing with, working with and having fun with our core family of players, administrators, sponsors and supporters.
Wellington GAA's growth is lead by the following committee members who core focus is to:
1. deliver men's and women's team success on the field
2. grow kiwi and ex-pat participation in the games and social events of the club
3. provide a stable financial and operational foundation for the two objectives above
The committee members for 2016/17, who would be delighted to hear from you on any matter, are as follows:
President – Eoghan O'Leary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice–President – Bryan 'Badger' Downes - email@example.com
Secretary – Nicolas 'Nico' Moody - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Kate McCarthy - email@example.com
Public Relations Officer – Ciara O'Leary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Secretary – Niamh Foley - email@example.com
Events Manager – Conor Moylan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Manager - Patrick 'Paddy' Dempsey - email@example.com
Currently we the following teams in action:
Both men's and women's. The highlight of the 15-a-side calendar is the Australasian games held in September-October each year. Regular test matches are also held against our neighbors, Auckland and Christchurch, including the National Feis (held near Patrick's weekend each year) and the annual National Championships.
Hurling and Camogie
Hurling and camogie are on the rise at Wellington GAA. We will be sending a hurling team to the Australasian Games in October this year.
Football - social 9-a-side
From early November through to mid December, and again from January to March we run social mixed team leagues which has relaxed rules around ball handling and less physicality in the tackle. Women scores count double. Intent is to make the game more accessible for those new to the sport and to attract interest from sporty and or social types.
Having a vibrant underage sports scene will be vital to the ongoing success of our club. We want this to occur in a sustainable manner which means that we need to do it well when we do provide this offering. For now the focus is on recruiting sufficient men and women to give the game a solid basis. Children's games will come thereafter. If any parents wish to get their kid's involved, we would welcome hearing from them.
If you are interested in joining any of the teams above or indeed just want to meet a few sporty and social types, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have you up and running in no time.