The Tuurangawaewae Sports and Cultural club Pat Bennett Memorial 9s Tournament will take place Saturday 2 March 2024 from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, at Paterson Park in Ngaaruawaahia.


The objectives of the tournament are to promote Rugby League, to provide all invited teams with a great day of football to start the season, to promote Turangawaewae Rugby League Club to new members, to provide our schoolboys and junior netball teams with a fundraising opportunity and to host and welcome all supporters and spectators to our tournament and our club.

The Tournament will comprise a day of Hard and Fast 9’s Men’s and Women’s Rugby league and a Netball tournament. There will also be a club sprint race, so pick your fastest sprinter and we’ll see which club will take out the bragging rights for 2024. Join us for a fun filled, action packed day of whaanau day of Rugby League and Netball.


The tournament venue is Paterson Park River Road, Ngaaruawaahia. Parking is available at the Ngaamiro Health clinic carpark and around the venue.


All you have to do is complete your online player registration form. once completed you will receive a registration confirmation.

All teams will be affiliated to a District Body recognized by NZRL.

You can have up to 20 players per team (see tournament rules below).

If your club is out of the Waikato District, you must apply to your local league district seeking approval to participate in an “out of zone” tournament.

Entry fee is $200 per League team and $100 per Netball team . There are 2 payment options;

  1. Internet banking
  2. credit Card
  3. You can pay $200 cash on the day at the admin


Just so you know, all registration monies go towards the prize money. No profit is made from this event.



Depending on the number of teams entered will determine the number of games that will be played. The draw will be issued to each registered club by Wednesday 28 February 2024.


Click here for the full tournament information pack