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Friendship Force Field Days

Nuts & Bolts Days, Feilding

The annual Field Day for the clubs in the lower half of the North Island is held in Feilding in August/September. The first event in 2008 was held at the Sanson Rugby Club, and then moved to Feilding in 2012. It is called Nuts & Bolts Day after the trophy competed for at the day, which is constructed from nuts and bolts.

  • 2019 N&B Day : The Nuts & Bolts Day in 2019 was hosted by the Manawatu Club. The N&B Trophy was won by the Kapiti Coast Club, and the Horowhenua Club will run the competition at the 2020 event.  
  • 2020 N&B Day : The 2020 event will be held on Saturday 22 August at the Salvation Army Hall in Fielding. Hosts for the day will be the Wellington Club.

Building Bridges, Hamilton (formerly L&P Day)

Clubs in the top half of the North Island hold an annual field day, the first of which was a picnic at Paeroa Racecourse about 1997. It was named after the trophy of an L&P bottle which became the award for winning the day's competition. The event was moved to the Thames Rugby Clubrooms in 2008, and then in 2019 to the Hamilton area. The 2020 event has been named 'Building Bridges' and will be held in Hamilton on 9 August. Field Rep Gwendolyn Needham will be coordinating this event.