Club History 


The Story so far.......

The Ardmore Teachers Training College based at Ardmore Airport started playing rugby in 1948 producing great All Blacks and many Counties players. On the closure of the college in 1974 it was changed to the Ardmore Rugby Football Club until amalgamation with Counties Marist in 1997.

The Counties Marist Rugby Football Club was founded in 1979 and was a very progressive young Papakura based club that achieved a lot in a short time. 

In 1997 the two clubs merged. It was agreed that both the clubs had strengths in different areas and that once combined at the new Bruce Pulman Park Complex they could be an even greater force in Counties rugby. Ardmore Marist players should be forever proud of the history, traditions and foundations the original clubs provided and as evidenced below it has been extremely successful.      

Ardmore Marist Club Championships
1996 - Rawiri Trophy Ardmore Marist Runners Up
1997 - Senior Reserve Division 1: Ardmore Marist Champions
1998 - Senior Reserve Division 1: Ardmore Marist Champions
1999 - Division 1 - Ardmore Marist Champions
2000 - Division 1 - Ardmore Marist Runners Up
2001 - Premier - Ardmore Marist Champions
2002 - Premier - Ardmore Marist Champions
2004 - Division 3 - Ardmore Marist Champions
2005 - Sevens Cup Ardmore Marist Champions
2007 - Premier 1 Reserve (Sid Marshall Shield) Ardmore Marist Champions
2007 - Massey Cup U21s - Ardmore Marist Champions
2007 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist
2008 - McNamara Cup - Ardmore Marist Premier Champions
2008 - Bob Chandler Memorial - Ardmore Marist Premier Reserve Champions
2008 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist
2008 - Plate Ardmore Marist Red
2010 - Bob Chandler Memorial - Ardmore Marist Premier Reserve Champions
2010 - Sevens Hinton Cup – Ardmore Marist
2011 - Bob Chandler Memorial - Ardmore Marist Premier Reserve Champions
2012 - Bob Chandler Memorial - Ardmore Marist Premier Reserve Champions
2012 - NZ Marist 7s Champions
2013 - NZ Marist 7s Champions
2013 - Massey Cup U21s - Ardmore Marist Champions
2013 - McNamara Cup - Ardmore Marist Premier Champions
2014 - Runners up Massey Cup U21s
2014 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist Champions                                                                                                                  
2016 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist Champions

2016 - Coleman Shield (ARU Womens Premier Competition) - runners up

2016 - McNamara Cup - Premier finalist

2018 - McNamara Cup - Ardmore Marist Premier Champions

2018 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist Mens Champions

2018 - NZ Marist 7s Mens Champions

2019 - McNamara Cup - Premier 1 Finalist

2019 - Bob Chandeler Memorial - Premier 2 Champions

2019 - Sevens Hinton Cup - Ardmore Marist Mens Champions

2020 - Middlesex Cup NZ 7s National Club Champions

2021 - Middlesex Cup NZ 7s National Club Champions

Honours Board

NZ All Blacks

Nepo Laulala

NZ Sevens
Sherwin Stowers, Fritz Lee

Super Rugby
Kristian Ormsby (Hurricanes & Chiefs), Sherwin Stowers (Blues), Fritz Lee (Chiefs), Jarrod Firth (Chiefs), Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), Jonathan Taumateine (Chiefs), Luteru Laulala (Chiefs) Daymon Leasuasu (Chiefs)

Steelers (Current)
Viliame Rarasea, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Luteru Laulala, Zuriel Togiatama,  Nepo Laulala, Mark Royal, Alamanda Motuga

Auckland NPC (Current)

Sione Tuipulotu


Life Members


Counties Marist Rugby Football Club

Brian Goldfinch

Sel Hodgins

Des Malone


Ardmore Rugby Football Club

Ross Dow

Mick Sims

Arch Scott

Pat Walsh

Bruce Robertson

Chris Wirepa

J.C. Walker

Kevin Moeke

Alan Bell


Ardmore Marist Rugby & Sports Club

1998   John (JC) Walker

1998   Kevin Moeke

2007   Peter O'Brien

2007   Brian Papesch

2008   Robert Burton

2009   Hugh Chapman

2010   Greg Goldfinch

2012   Peter Goldsmith

2013   Les Coomber

2017   Matthew Newman

2019   Ray Cullen

2019   Martin Devoy

2021   Glenn Flavell

2021   Mrs Kelly Flavell



Club Presidents

1997 - 2000   Hugh Chapman

2000 - 2001   Peter Goldsmith

2002 - 2004   Les Coomber

2004 - 2006   Stephen Burrows

2006 - 2012   Robert Burton

2012 - 2020  Glenn Flavell

2020 - 2021  Stu Te Tamaki

2021 -             Martin Devoy