Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Ordinance Act 1952 (the ACT) in the YEAR 1983.

A decision to separate and become independent from the Marist Old Boys Association after the 1982 first Rugby Tour of New Zealand which entitled all the tour members to become New Zealand Citizens at the time of the reign of NZ Prime Minister Robert Muldoon when the New Zealand Government declared that all Samoan descendents and Samoan people in New Zealand at the time are entitled to NZ citizenship. (refer extract below)

Upon returning from the tour, members decided to register the club as a sports body with a constitution to govern and to promote sports and the club’s respective objectives.

It was from the above tour that John Schuster gained an opportunity to play for St Pats (Wellington) and then advance to play for the All Blacks.

Western Samoa
Western Samoa was a territory of New Zealand from the end of World War I until 1962. On 28 July 1982, following a stiff tightening of Pacific Island immigration by the Muldoon government, the Privy Council ruled that all Samoans born between 1924 and 1948, and their children, were entitled to be New Zealand citizens.[1] In response, the Government passed theCitizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982. Under this new law, Samoan citizens who:

were in New Zealand on 14 September 1982; or
arrived in New Zealand as permanent residents after that date
were eligible to be granted New Zealand citizenship, but other Samoans born before 1949 and their children were not.

This law has been controversial. A 2003 petition asking the New Zealand Parliament to repeal the Act attracted 100,000 signatures, and the Samoan rights group Mau Sitiseni filed a petition on the issue with the United Nations International Human Rights Committee in 2007.[2]

Marist St Joseph's Sports Club Inc has various facilities for hire. The MSJ Club House is available from $450 tala for weddings, birthdays, conferences, and social events. The grounds and tennis court are available for sporting events and field days.

MARIST SPORTS CLUB INC.

ADVANTAGES

Not for profit organisation
No tax – not subject to tax
Subscriptions are on a cash basis
Developments of members to recognise internationally in sports
Incorporated under the Societies Ordinance Act 1952 – 14 February 1983.
Equity is around $230,000 as at December 31, 2009
Handle their own Finance and Governance
Commitment and spirit

DISADVANTAGES

Limited funds for development;
Not all members are committed
Most of the affairs and operation are done on voluntary basis;
No steady source of income, dependable on sponsors, donations and subscription