In the late 1980s, the Ōtūmoetai Cadets and Tauranga Old Boys, like many sports clubs, were struggling for survival. The writing was on the wall and rather than continue battling each other for players, resources and supporters, they saw amalgamation as the best path forward. They worked tirelessly throughout 1988 and in 1989 the Tauranga Sports Club was born. The decision has been an overwhelming success as the club's premier rugby team has been one of the dominant forces in the Baywide competition and the netball programme has thrived. On Saturday, the club's stalwarts got together to celebrate its 30-year

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