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New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association (NZRDA) is an association of Member Groups. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic horse riding and horse-related activities in New Zealand.

NZRDA core purpose is to provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

They are in need of more horses, ideally horses with a good temperament. While they can afford a modest fee they are ideally looking for horses to be donated.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Tristyn Sheely, Administrator Napier Group Riding for the Disabled Assn Inc Ph: (06) 834 0556  www.rda.org.nz
 

Port Hill FC-108 In 2015 Port Hill United will enter a Development Team into the Hawkes Bay Men's Division One, coached by Paul Weaver. We will be looking for new players (15 yrs +) to develop their skills by playing with experienced footballers at club level.

It's a big step up from school football and a challenge that develops the skill set and game understanding of young players. We will also be looking for experienced players keen to help develop and support the youth players.

As a coach, Paul is focused on helping young people to excel. Having had 4 footballing children of his own he is well acquainted with the benefits that club football can bring to youth players from both the sporting and social side of the game. All 4 of Paul's children have played football for both the Port Hill junior and senior club. This year Morgan Weaver (15) will feature in the midfield of the Team carrying on the strong family links to the Port Hill Div. 1 team where Paul will be in his second season as coach. Paul's experience also includes 3 years as head coach of the Iona College 1st XI, finishing as runners up in the Hawkes Bay Schoolgirls Div. 1 in 2012 and 2013.

Paul has also coached his children in the Hawkes Bay Rep. Squads over the years.If you have or know of a teenager that would like to develop their football and social skills by joining us at Port Hill United FC, under the guidance of Paul Weaver, then please contact Paul to organise preseason training from Feb 2015.

Equally if you are an experienced footballer looking for a new challenge please contact Paul on 0274538931 or paul.weaver@xtra.co.nz.