The Marist Club Palmerston North17A Pascal St, PO Box 977, Palmerston North
Phone (06) 356 6322

If you want to enjoy the benefits of being a Marist Sports Club member, either in a social or sports-playing capacity, become a member!

2017 Marist Codes Registrations 

Senior Mens Football Top Teams Trials:

Calling all prospective Palmerston North Marist Central League, Federation & Western Prem players. Please contact Shane Rufer 021 622101

Senior Womens Central League / Development Football Trials

Sunday 22st Jan, Behind Clubrooms.

3pm start 

Contact, Simon Lees 0274284219

Marist Football Open Registration Day  (Men and Women)

Feb 12th 11am till 2pm at the Marist Clubrooms 17A Pascal Street.

Current and New Social, Development and Competitive players all welcome. Come along for a kickaround. Bar will be open for refreshments. 

Any interest in other Marist teams please view Contacts list on the links 

Junior Football

Junior football Rego / Fun football skills day...



Junior Rugby

Registrations for 2016 at the Marist Clubrooms, Pascal Street, Palmerston North:

Sunday 13 March 1-4pm
Wednesday 16 March 5-7pm
Saturday 19 March 11-3pm

All new players welcome
Contact Mark Andersen on 06 354 8369 or 027 553 8007 or


Come along and become a member of the Marist Junior Rugby Family.

All New Players Welcome

Click on your sport for contacts and info

Marist Club Magazine

Viewable on line- click on Green & Gold Magazine. A limited number of copies is available - contact Paul O'Brien on
021 422 455
or by e-mail.

Download Green & Gold Magazine

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The Marist Netball Management Committee contacts are:

Club Captain: Sam Roberts

Secretary: Andrea Anderson

Treasurer: Olivia Korte 

Email: - request our friendship on Facebook!

Player Information
If you play for Marist Netball, you will be provided with a Canterbury gear bag, Canterbury tracksuit and uniform. 
Plus, once you pay your fees in full, you will receive a free Marist tshirt too.

Marist runs lots of events throughout the year, including; Dodgeball Tournament (TBC), Amazing Race, Quiz Night, Club nights and Prize Giving. 

Trials for 2017 are being held at Vautier Park on the back courts. It would be great to see you at, at least two trials so we get to see you play multiple times.

            Saturday 25 Feb 

            **A3, A4 + A5 trials - 9.00-10.30am

            **A1 + A2 trials - 10.30am-12pm

            Wednesday 1 March

             **A1 + A2 players - 5.30-7.00pm

            Thursday 2 March

            **A3, A4 + A5 players - 5.30-7.00pm

If you are keen to play for Marist Netball, either email Sam or fill in our registration form. 

To find out when our teams are playing this weekend click here  


Marist Netball, as it is now known, has been a force in the Manawatu Netball scene for over half a century. Originally called St. Joseph's Old Girls (coached by Betty Steffenson) and later named Convent Old Girls, it became Marist in 1987. However, the club's players continue to wear the traditional black and white colours that are symbolic of the catholic Sisters of Mercy Order. This Order made a huge contribution to both primary and secondary education in New Zealand including Palmerston North from the 1920's until 1987 when the last nun (Sr Clare Vaughan) was farewelled at St Peter's College. The Sisters passed on their love of sports including netball to all the girls in their charge and thus created a foundation for Marist Netball and kindred clubs throughout the country.

In Palmerston North Sister Ruth Oakley (formerly Sr M. de Sales) started St James School in 1958. An outstanding tennis player herself of Davis Cup class, Sr Ruth also fostered the development of netball. Those who have contibuted significantly to Marist Netball over the years include the Kreft and Butler families, Les Pyne, Jean Harnett and Glynis Lye.

Probably the best years of Marist Netball were in the 80's when the club had a dozen or more teams playing each season. However, as was the trend of the times when other sports became popular, the number of teams dropped away. Currently we field eleven teams from Premier to Social.  

Netball fashions have changed over the years but our teams are well turned out and take pride in their modern, stylish gear.