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Some say they are killing it.
And they would be right.
Does Greymouth Marist ’s
golden oldies rugby side have the
quirkiest shirt sponsor in New
I think so!
After the club’s over-35s rugby
side had their jerseys stolen
a couple of years ago Marist
stalwarts Adam Gilshnan and
David Neame came up with the
idea to supply new shirts but this
time with a sponsor.
Neame’s Westland Funeral
Services stepped up to the plate
and what the club received is
probably one of the best shirt
sponsors you will see.
“Between the two of us we
came up with the slogan ‘ We’ ll
see you at full time’ and then
his co-worker came up with the
artwork,’’ Gilshnan, who started
the Adopt a Lions fan campaign,
“Funeral directors have a pretty
good sense of humour. We told
Neamie it’s very kind of you
to sponsor us, we just hope we
don’t see you down here in a
professional capacity any time
Undertaker Neame purchased
Westland Funeral Services in
2009 while playing rugby for
Greymouth Marist and saw
sponsorship as his way to give
back to the club.
“ We try to look at unusual
ways of advertising. You can
bang away at newspapers and
on radio but it can get very stale.
People have heard it all before.
I want to approach it differently
and get people thinking that
we are giving club sponsorship
and putting back into the
As for the slogan, Neame said
was a balancing act between
trying to be funny while not
disrespecting those who have
“I want to make it funny but I
don’t want to insult the deceased.
I didn’t want to give people the
impression we’re a bunch of
jokers and all we do is think it ’s
“But the old guys at the club
have embraced it telling me
‘you’ ll be seeing me soon’. I
wanted to make it a little quirky,
a little funny but not rude.
“The full time aspect is a play
on the game, and the ‘we’ ll see
you’ could mean we’ ll see you
at the end of your life or at
the end of the bar. It ’s open to
The shirts with their new
sponsor was worn by the
team over the weekend with
opposition and club members
loving the gag.
While the slogan and sponsor
has created a lot of laughs and
positive feedback, there is a
serious message behind Neame’s
“The funeral industry can be
very bland and serious. Not
everyone is upset by death. The
majority of people can see a
lighter side to death, it’s not all
doom and gloom. It ’s part of life.
I think most people will see the
funny side and won’t be offended
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Greymouth Marist club
stalwarts Adam Gilshnan, left,
and David Neame.
Visiting volleyball teams
dominated the Greymouth
tournament hosted by West
Coast and Tasman Volleyball
clubs at the Westland
Recreation Centre last weekend.
Fifteen teams from Nelson,
West Coast and Christchurch
took part. There was a college
grade for boys’ and girls’ teams,
and an adult mixed competition.
In the college, girls’ grade Tosi
(Top of the South Area Schools
team) were first, Nelson juniors
were second and Greymouth
High School A and Westland
High School Blue third equal.
Motueka won the boys’
competition, Tosi were second
and Greymouth High School
The adult mixed contest was
won by Nelson team Saxton
Sur vivors, with Setting Ducks
(Christchurch) second and
Nelson Grythons third.
Organiser Allan Brodie,
of Nelson, said some good
volleyball was played over the
weekend and he was impressed
with how the West Coast teams
Two big wins were posted in the West
Coast women’s football competition on
Sunday, the Comets winning 6-0 against the
Goblins and Westland United prevailing 5-0
over the Dragons.
The Comets came out firing, scoring in
the first minute. Goblins worked hard in
defence, but were constantly on their toes
and were down 3-0 at half-time.
More of the same followed in the second
half, with great goalkeeping keeping the
Comets tally to six.
Goblins’ player of the day was Annie
Molloy. Jacinta Borer earned the Comet ’s
award after scoring a hat-trick, with the
other goals coming from Rosa Cooper,
Georgia Goddard and Lammie Lamason.
In the late kick-off, Westland United also
started off with a flurry of goals, scoring
three in the opening 10 minutes.
The first goal from centre midfield Celine
Stokowski came after a few minutes when
her cross turned into a shot. A couple
minutes later striker Haley Pugh was
rewarded with a goal when she powered
through several defensive players for a nice
finish. Shortly after, striker Kat Curnow
slotted the ball into goal near the far post
following a cross from Stokowski.
The Dragons settled things down and
put pressure on United but good defence,
especially from Jess Jackson at centre
fullback, kept them scoreless. An own goal
by the Dragons off a Stokowski corner kick
made the game 4-0 for United at half-time.
The Dragons played well in the second
half, dominating the centre of the field at
times and started getting shots off.
Curnow had a go in goal for the second
half and did well to maintain Westland’s
clean sheet. United did not let up, though,
and Ngawai Tahi took the ball up the right
wing from a goal kick to cross to Pugh to
make the score 5-0.
More attempts on goal from United were
close but not close enough. A beautiful hit
across the face of the goal from Pugh did
not find anyone at the far post and a power
strike from far out saw Stokowski hit the
inner post. The Dragons had chances, too,
and Amelia How almost got a consolation
goal in the last minute to add to her top goal
scorer tally, but it hit the crossbar leaving the
score 5-0 at end of game.
United’s player of the day was striker
Haley Pugh, as her quality footwork and
juggling skills managed to get her around
many a defensive player and rewarded her
with two goals. Shelley Larsen earned the
Dragons’ player of the day.
All teams have a bye next weekend, but
Westland United and the Comets will be
eyeing up the next round on July 2, when
the two in-form teams play against each
other; kick-off at 1.15pm. In the other game,
the Dragons will play the Goblins at midday.
In the men’s competition, Westport Cos
were handed three points to extend their
lead at the top of the table after Westland
United were unable to make the long trip up
Marist faced off against Grey United at
Arthur Fong Park in what turned out to be a
Both sides had some early chances, but
Marist made the most of theirs in the first
half. Juan Lawrence found himself in space
in the Grey United box and drew a great
save from Franko Horridge, but the ball fell
back to Lawrence to finish the rebound. A
header from James McLean from a corner
was goal-bound, only for Gavin Collins to
clear off the line and maintain Marist ’s lead.
Josh Furze led another Marist break down
the left wing and put a great cross right
across the face of the goal for an easy finish
for David Lowe, to give Marist a 2-0 lead
going in to half-time.
Grey United, with the wind behind
them, put the pressure on in the second
half and had most of the chances. Blake
Hodgson ran well up front for Grey
United, creating several chances, but
a combination of bad luck and great
defending from Marist, especially from
goalkeeper Ethan Kelleher, prevented
Hodgson from finding the net.
Grey United finally pulled one back,
after a perfectly placed corner from
Daniel Horridge found Anton Merkushev
at the back post to score with a header.
Marist kept the pressure on, with Will
Payton putting in a great performance
in the middle of the field. Furze kept the
United defence on their toes the whole
It was Marist ’s player of the day,
Kelleher, who made the big difference,
putting a great performance in goal,
including rushing off his line to prevent a
clear chance for Horridge. Grey United’s
player of the day was Hodgson.
This was a positive performance by both
If Marist can maintain their hard work in
defence, good passing football and continue
to take their chances up front, they will be
expecting to earn plenty more points before
the season is done.
Marist travel to Hokitika next weekend
to face Westland United in a 2pm kick-off.
Grey United will welcome the bye, but their
performances are improving.
On Sunday, Paroa resume action after the
bye with a home game against Westport
Cos. Westport have a 100% record since
their only defeat on the opening day of the
season, when they lost to Paroa, and they
know a win will put significant distance
between the two teams.
That game kicks off at 2pm at Arthur Fong
The Goblins’ Eve Findlay, left, goes in for the ball against Comets player Sarah Burdon in a Sunday women’s football match at Arthur
Big wins for Comets,
Big wins for Comets,
New Zealand Herald reporter HEATH MOORE
is spending five weeks in a Maui campervan
following the Lions fans. This is his latest report.
Quirky Coast sponsorship
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Volleyball action at the Westland Recreation Centre sees the Greymouth team member Joel Thomson attempt to spike the ball during
a match against Renwick. The Greymouth team members on court are Adam Berry, left, Tony Russell, Dana Wallace, Thomson and
Visitors dominate volleyball tournament
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