Ken ‘Jake’ Moreland to celebrate 60 years with Hautapu this year

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Legendary rugby stalwart Ken ‘Jake’ Moreland will celebrate 60 years of service to the sport in 2022.

The Hautapu Sports Club Life Member first donned the red and white jersey as a player, aged 16, in 1962.

Since then, he’s served as a player, coach and administrator for Hautapu, Cambridge and Waikato, working for the benefit of rugby at club and regional level.

His dedication has been recognised by a New Zealand Order of Merit (2016) and a Life Membership of the Waikato Rugby Union who honoured him with the presentation of a traditional blazer last August.

Moreland first served on Hautapu’s executive committee in 1968 and served as president for 20 years.

He also chaired the Waikato rugby club council, was deputy chair of the WRU and was assistant manager of the Waikato Chiefs for three years.

He was president of the WRU from 2010-2013.

As he prepares to enjoy his seventh decade of rugby, our club acknowledges his contribution to our sport.

Photographs (above and below): Ken Moreland receives his blazer to mark his Life Membership of the Waikato Rugby Union.