Revelation commenced in 2005 with an under 13 touch rugby team and then an intermediate age netball team based in Mangere, South Auckland area. It was established as an Incorprated Society in 2006. Our foundation sports are touch rugby and netball.
Over the years, Revelation has experienced rapid growth and increased the amount of children's touch rugby and netball teams. The most recent seasons have seen Revelation touch rugby club with up to 170 children (from age 5 throught to 18 years) and netball with 145 girls (from age 5 through to 20 years).
Revelation has achieved consistent success across both sports in modules and tournaments while also producing hundreds of Provincial (touch rugby) and centre (netball) represenatitives.
In recent years, our junior touch rugby program has been operating in the East Auckland area while netball has remained in Mangere. We are currently implementing a girls rugby 7's team and will work towards creating a junior TAG program.
Being directed by the good LORD, Revs have also been able to take hundreds of children out of South Auckland to participate in competitons, tournaments and tours across New Zealand and also to Australia and Fiji.
Revelation will continue to offer a sporting alternative for the tamariki and rangatahi of Auckland and our vision is to ultimately serve GOD by allowing him to use our club as an instrument to help and improve peoples lives through sport.
ANNE MARIE (AMMA) SPICE:
Amma is the co-founder of our netball club which her and Dave started in March 2005. Anyone who was in Revelation for our first few years will know how special Amma is to the club. She is instrumental in growing Revelation with her vision and hard work.
Amma did everything for her club - whether it was coaching, umpiring, managing all of our many club fundraising events, sponsoring team uniforms and training equipment through to being our main cook on numerous club trips around New Zealand and also in Australia.
Amma passed away suddenly on the 29th January, 2014 but her fighting spirit is present every time a Revelation team takes the court or field.
Ethel is the inaugural Chairperson of our Revelation sports club. She established the conscientious work ethic and foundational principles that Revelation was built on including commitment and pride in our club to treating others as we ourselves would like to be treated.
Like Amma, Ethel was there from the very beginning of our Revelation club. She too did everything which enabled the success of our touch rugby and netball programs. Ethel's affect on Revelation has transcended through the years and her wairua is thread into our whanau oriented culture.
Ethel passed away on the 3rd Feburary, 2012 but her legacy within Revelation continues with each season that our club commits to.