Established in 1925 HSOB is one of the oldest Rugby clubs in Poverty Bay.
Ngatapa Rugby Club was established in 1957
OBM RFC is a sports club that currently provides teams in the Poverty Bay Rugby Union Competition and Gisborne Netball Competition.
The club provides an environment that supports all existing members – players and supporters; and those who were once a part of the OBM family who have moved on from Gisborne. The club also welcomes new visitors to our club.
Early in the year 1939 several interested people of the town and district discussed the possibility of forming a new rugby team through the amalgamation of some of the lesser teams in the local competition. A meeting for the purpose of forming a new Rugby Football club from Old Boys, Pirates and Waiau clubs was held at St Andrews Hall on Monday the 20th March 1939. Following the meeting a motion that a new club be formed from the three old clubs was passed.
The Young Māori Party Football Club was formed after a meeting at Te Rau College in April, 1910. At the first meeting it was decided the club colour should be red and black. From the formation until approximately 1922 the club based itself in Gisborne during which time its membership encompassed all tribal groups from the East Coast through Gisborne city to the outlying rural areas. However in 1923 the club was officially adopted by Manutuke and to mark the occasion, club colours were changed from black and red to the present day colours of black and white.