The North Island Touch Tournament made a fantastic return to the field for the first time in three years with 12 teams across three divisions in early November. Over 160 played their hearts over one day of action at the Ricoh Centre in Te Awa Kairangi Hutt Valley. Congratulations to Northland who took out the 1st division win, Kapiti Mana for winning the 2nd division and Taranaki for grabbing the social spoils. For all the results head to the Police Sport Website.

Full results:


  • Final: Northland (6) v Storm (2)
  • 3rd Whanganui
  • 4th K1 Knights (Tokoroa)


  • Final:  Kāpiti-Mana (5) v Tairāwhiti  (4)
  • 3rd Barbarians (PNHQ Team)
  • 4th Whakatane


  • Taranaki (3) v All Sorts (1)
  • 3rd Shake n Bake (Hutt Valley)
  • 4th Tauranga

Also great performances by the tournament MVPs Jachim Tumu-Makara from Northland and Rita Phillips from Whanganui.  Thanks to the Hutt City Council, Ricoh Sports Centre, for providing their amazing facilities and to other members of the organising committee – James Patea, Shaun Broughton, Aaron Smith and the non-police volunteers who ran the tournament control room and refereed.