History of the Maurice Jones Memorial Shield
Maurice and the Jones Family have been a large part of Spotswood Old Boys and Spotswood United. We as a club are very proud of our History, and due to this we have re-introducing the ‘Maurice Jones Memorial Shield’ in 2015 that was last previously last played for in 1987.
Maurice Jones, while playing for Spotswood Old Boys against Clifton on No. 1 at Yarrow Stadium, tragically died during the match in 1986. Each year we will honour Maurice and his contribution that he made to Spotswood and Taranaki Rugby by playing for the Maurice Jones Memorial Shield.
The shield is played for each season in the Premier Grade match between Spotswood United and Clifton. This match is the game hosted at Spotswood United (Yarrows Stadium) be it in the first or second round.
The Maurice Jones Memorial Shield will always remain in the Spotswood United clubrooms.
1986 Spotswood Old Boys RFC (vs Pirates – Rotorua)
1987 Spotswood Old Boys RFC (vs Pirates – Rotorua)
The Maurice Jones Shield re-introduced in 2015, and is played for on the first Spotswood United Premier home game vs Clifton each season.
2015 – Spotswood United
2017 – Spotswood United (33 – 25)
2018 – Clifton (34 – 19)
2019 – Spotswood United (46 – 27)
2020 – Spotswood United – retained as not played for due to Covid-19