History

Rimutaka Renegades was originally created in the mid-1990s. A committee was created by parents whose children were interested in playing Inline hockey informally at the Upper Hutt Roller Skating Club. Players from small Wellington Clubs, which had either closed down or lost their facilities, joined this group. The Rimutaka Inline Hockey Club was formed with only 15 players of various ages. The Club was totally separate from the Skating Club but continued to share with them the old factory rink at Lane Street. At first, players just played amongst themselves. In 1998 the Club became incorporated and that year entered its first age group team (under 16’s) into the Lower North Island Regional League.