Family History Notebook
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The Swindale Shield


The Swindale Shield rugby trophy

The Swindale Shield is awarded for the Wellington Senior Championship and was first won by Oriental in 1910.

The Shield was provided by Mr A.F. Swindale, who played for the Athletic senior team in 1897. Mr Swindale asked the Wellington Rugby Football Union if he could present a shield for competition among senior teams, which was gratefully accepted.