Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

The Swamp Foxes

The Swamp Foxes

The Thames Valley Rugby Football Union was established in 1921, on the foundation of a goldfields union at Waihī and newer unions at Paeroa, on the Hauraki Plains and upper parts of the Thames valley. The union later took in teams on the Coromandel Peninsula as well, but is still known as the Swamp Foxes in acknowledgement of the former wetlands of the plains.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Sport and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30825/the-swamp-foxes (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016