Our club has a strong and stable management structure that would surely be the envy of many like organisations.  A President, Club Captain, Admin Manager and Premier team Manager have each held their respective positions for 25 years.  Our Administration Manager of 23 years’ service sadly passed-away during 2019. Yes, that’s a collective 98 years of stable, sensible and smart management.  

 Now that’s hard to beat!

Tyler Keenleyside – President
Tyler’s involvement in the club began at birth, with her parents being long standing club members. Her mother Deborah was Secretary/Treasurer from 1995-2018, which meant both her and brother Luke spent the majority of their childhoods in the Te Puke Sports Clubrooms. Throughout the years Tyler has been involved in behind the scenes administration, building websites and going to all the local supermarkets once a week to bulk buy Powerade because Deborah was too cheap to get it from Coca-Cola or going to the Palmerston North Farmers to buy black shirts because there were none left in Tauranga. Tyler joined the committee in 2021. Tyler was elected the club’s inaugural woman President in 2023.


Kim Hanaki – Club Captain/Life Member

Born in Whangara, just north of Gisborne, I joined the Navy at 17 and served 20 years finally relocating to Te Puke in 1995.  Prior to leaving the Navy I was made a Life Member of the Navy Rugby Club in 1995.

I joined Te Puke Sports playing my first game on the 10th of June 1995 and played my last senior game in 2004.  I was elected Club Captain in 1996 and still hold that position.  Additionally I have coached and managed and was also part of reinvigorating our Golden Oldies, The Mutineers, in 2003.

I was elected as a Life Member of Te Puke Sports in 2019

Rebecca Moffat – Club Secretary/Manager

I joined the club in 2008 when I started dating a pirate  rugby player, I loved the club from day one. Everyone was so welcoming and became family.

I started helping behind the bar during the season in 2012 after having 3 children who still actively play for the club.

My role includes everything from admin, merchandise/uniforms, club bookings, ordering the beer and keeping Kim Hinaki on the straight and narrow.

Baylee Carmine – Treasurer

I played netball about 5 years ago for 3 seasons. Bex asked me to come along to a committee meeting which I did and was then asked by ash to help out with the accounts. Here I am as the Club Treasurer! 

Myself – I live in Paengaroa growing avos. Love to spend time with my partner Lance, my dog ruby and drinks with our friends or trips away. 

Ashley Peat – Committee

Ash Peat was, by a very considerable distance, the longest serving President of our club.

Ash arrived in Te Puke in 1980 playing senior rugby for 10 years and was premier captain for two of those years.  Ash was elected President in 1997.  Almost 24 years on, Ash remains in that position having presided over momentous changes and having introduced many new activities and initiatives including the expansion and strengthening of rugby at all grades, netball, volleyball, Old Pirates section, extensions, field-developments and most latterly a grandstand.

Ash was deservedly awarded Life Membership in 2020.

Ash resigned as President in 2023.

Micah Rauhala – Committee/Current Senior Rugby Player

Moved to te puke when I was 12, started playing junior rugby for the club then. Once I finished school was an easy decision to come back to the ship and just enjoy giving back to the club that’s given me many great memories. 

Luke Keenleyside – Committee/Current Senior Rugby Player

I was born into the club with mum and dad being heavily involved for years. Spent most of my childhood at the club rooms either playing junior rugby or ball boying for the prems. I moved overseas for a few years but glad to be back involved in the club.

Luke Van Veen – Committee

Born and raised in Tauranga my younger days were spent either in the ocean or on the farm.  That’s where my heart was and where I spent most of my days – chillin’ out, surfing’, hunting’, all cool pass-times. Of course playing some rugby outside of the school. (During school was timbersports).

Through work, my father was known in this little town called Te Puke, so when a couple of guys who were up for a beer started sharing and caring when at my pub (that’s the famous Papa Mo’s), it all became clear as to where my future lay in rugby. I got involved in one little town club with a massive heart and huge culture; and without doubt that decision helped with my future.

The members of TPSC make the ‘pirate-ship’ a place I’m proud to be involved with….. why I enjoy the club so much and why I want to try to help to give back. I have always been welcomed with open arms since the first day of showing up.

This is the story of how I became “a pirate” 🏴‍☠️


Trina Green – Committee/JAB Secretary

I’m a mum of two who have both played for our club. When I’m not doing all things rugby I love socialising & spending time at the lakes. I’m in my 4th season as secretary for JAB and the JAB rep for the main club committee.

I love giving back to Te Puke Sports because of the awesome family culture, it’s about kids playing sport, having fun with their mates and learning rugby and life skills.


Tania McClusky – Committee/Senior Netball Coordinator

I have been playing netball for the club for around 15 years, a player and a coach for various teams over that time. Now my 4 kids are all involved in rugby here and love it to bits.

Great to give back to a club which loves looking after all its members young and old!