Scott Pawson's 100th game



This Saturday marks the 100th game Head Coach Scott Pawson has coached at Division One/Premier level for our Club.

In my time at the Club some family names become synonymise with our Club like the Pawson's, and we are extremely lucky to have a great family like that helping to make our Club the best it can be.

As you will all know, Scott had a successful playing career for the Club playing Division One rugby between 1997 and 2007 where he played 57 games.

His coaching career started in 2006 as a player/coach for Division Two when the team took out the championship. He carried on with Division Two between 2007-10 before taking a year off coaching. He resume coaching as Head Coach for Division Two in 2012 and once again won the Championship.

His opportunity came to move to Division One in 2013 when he joined Steve Ellis. This team as we all know went on to win our first championship since 1984. After three years with Steve, Scott moved into the Head Coach role in 2016.

His current Division One record for the 99 games up to this week is 68 wins, 29 losses and 2 draws - not too shabby!

I have had the great pleasure to be involved with Scott from both a playing and now a coaching perspective and I hold the man in the very highest regard. He shares a passion similar to mine wanting the Club, the team and individuals to improve and succeed. Gold and black runs through his veins.

He was a quality player, and now as a coach he is developing every year and I have no doubt that in time he can move on to a professional career coaching if he has the desire.

Congratulations Scott on this tremendous milestone. However, if I refer to this in cricketing terms given it is your other sporting passion, no batsman wants to make a small hundred once he is set, so we hope to see you push on for many more games for New Brighton Rugby first before you consider anything else!

To Tracey, Paige, Joey and Sienna, we thank you for allowing Scott to dedicate so much time towards our Club and we hope you will allow him to do so for a good time longer! I know how much time he dedicates to our team, and thus denying you quality family time. It is very much appreciated!

Kia Kaha


Wayne Turner

Premier Team Manager