Recent news about Nelson and RWC 2011
The Captains of the Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Football Club teams tried on their replica uniforms for size today prior to the Re-enactment of the First Game of Rugby in Nelson on Tuesday 20 September.
The top of Trafalgar Street will spring to life three times over the next few weeks in a vibrant celebration of the region’s creativity. The Celebrate Nelson Arts Markets will showcase both visual and performing arts in the heart of the city’s precinct creating a “carnivale” type atmosphere. Stalls will be overflowing with artwork, ceramics, woodturning and sculpture including demonstrations. Creative energy will be bursting forth from street entertainers, musicians and other performers.
A costume competition announced today by Nelson City Council invites spectators at the Re-enactment of the First Game of Rugby to turn back time by dressing in period costume from the 1870s.
With sixty percent of tickets to Nelson’s three Rugby World Cup 2011 matches sold, Trafalgar Park is expected to be spilling over with local, domestic, and international Rugby fans watching history in Nelson unfold.
It’s your chance to see the Italian Rugby team practice in New Zealand for the first time this weekend.
Excitement among more than 300 volunteers is building as they received their RWC World Cup 2011 uniforms this week. The teal green coloured uniform packs included shirts and pants, a jacket, cap and beanie, along with a water bottle and back pack.
The final Tasman Makos ITM Cup game last night provided a final opportunity to put Trafalgar Park through it’s paces before the Rugby World Cup 2011 matches in September.
Jack McNab, Chair of Nelson Rugby Football Club today announced the 25 individuals who have been selected to play against Nelson College in a physically demanding Re-enactment of the First Game of Rugby at the Botanic Playing Fields on Tuesday 20 September.
Have you been welcomed onto the marae yet?
As part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 celebrations in Nelson, a powhiri is being held at Whakatu Marae at 3pm on Saturday 3 September, to welcome the Italian Rugby Team to Nelson and New Zealand. Any media wishing to be present, and to move around the marae during the powhiri, are required to have been welcomed onto Whakatu Marae prior to the Italian Team. If you have not been welcomed onto the Marae previously, there will be a pre-event powhiri at 12.20pm on Saturday 3 September to enable that requirement to be met.
Nelson may welcome even more visitors to the region with the news this week that Tournament Organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd expects 95,000 international visitors to the country. Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio advises that, with even more competition for tickets to our matches, those planning to come to Trafalgar Park should get in soon if they want tickets.