2019 Coaching Update
As part of the Southern Districts Rugby Club Community, we just wanted to touch base with you to firstly thank you for your past support of the club whether it is in the capacity as a player, coach, manager, board member, sponsor, member or supporter.
We hope you will continue your support of the Club and are looking forward to seeing some ..
Annual General Meeting
The Southern Districts Rugby Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set down for a 6:30pm start on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at the clubhouse located at 223B Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters.
This is an opportunity for members of the club to come to the meeting and vote for their 2019 Board of Directors.
With the great opportunities..
Cook Community Classic Swim
The entries are now open for the 1km & 2km swim which is connected to the Cook Community Classic and carnival day.
Youth award, for the best placed youth entrant - $100.00 IMB Bank Account + merchandise pack. 1km and 2km swim
All swimmers will receive a free cap and IMB Cook Community Classic Tshirt. Presentations for place getters ..
Dave "Kenny" Keir Memorial Golf Day
The great Dave "Kenny" Keir is being honoured with a Memorial Golf Day to be held at Beverly Park Golf Course (Kogarah) on Friday 9th November 2018.
The great clubman of St George and Southern Districts was taken from us way too soon and this is a great way to remember him. SDRC HAVE BOOKED 24 places
Contact Paul Ridoutt on 0418 400 121..
2018 Presentation Night
Southern Districts invites you to celebrate the year that's been at our 2018 Presentation Night!
This year the awards night comes back to Southern Districts Rugby Club.
There will be plenty of awards to present on the night along with live music, finger food and dinner. Tickets are only $25 and pre-payment is essential (no door sales) s..
Colts 2019 Information Night
The 2018 season has finished and whilst this was a great year for colts we are looking to make the 2019 season the best yet.
Southern Districts Rugby Club Colts are hosting an information evening for players and parents.
The plans and programs which have been put in place for 2018/19/20 will be explained.
If you are looking to becom..
A word from Elise Hamill - One of our fantastic sponsors
Investing once you are debt free
We have noticed a trend in clients approaching us for advice once their mortgage is close to being paid off.
After having regular withdrawals for the past 20-25 years, clients are often at a loss as to what to do with the reduction in fixed expenses.
Without a plan, often the normal everyday expenses..
Vale Bluey Clifford
It is with regret that we advise WILLIAM (BLUEY) CLIFFORD, passed away on Saturday 11th of August.
Bluey was one of the Port Hacking originals, played in the very early years and was a great worker around the club even before Forshaw Field came into being.
His funeral will be held at 10am Wednesday 15th August Olsens Chapel, Willar..
Ticketing for Grade Finals Series
This year NSW Rugby have engaged the services of the company “I Wanna Ticket” to both sell tickets for All Grade Finals on line and also to staff the gates at all Grade venues.
On line sales commence 9am Monday 13th August for the Qualifying Finals and also for the semis and Grand Final.
“I Wanna Ticket” will hav..
Game Preview 2018 - Round 18
By Samuel Lindsay vs Warringah (h)
Southern Districts return home following an emphatic victory over Gordon Last week. This week we face sterner opposistion in the form of Warringah Rats. The Rats haven’t dropped points since a draw with Manly in Round 13. Southern Districts will be looking to cap off a season the righ..
Huge Day of Festivities Vs Warringah + BONUS Subbies Under Lights
Saturday 11th August is going to be a very big day and night celebration of our great community. In addition to 4 great grades of rugby and now a semi-final of the Meldrum Cup, we have a whole stack of activity:
Video Game Arcade, Outdoor Laser Tag and Bumper Balls
($5.00 per kid from 3:00pm to 5:00pm)
Subbies Semi-Final under lights fro..
The all new A-Class. Exclusive test drive.
The highly anticipated all new A-Class is making an appearance at Tynan Motors Mercedes-Benz.
You and a guest are invited to join the A-List and come and test drive the all new A-Class.
With sessions across the weekend, you are sure to find a spot.
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Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge 2018
Calling the Southern Districts community. Get your mates, friends, family, neighbours or team mates and get involved.
The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge is back for its third year this Spring and participants can choose from 4 amazing challenges - a coastal walk, scenic drive, paddle up the coast or join this year's scooter crew lead by C..
Rugby Sevens Under Lights
Tuesday night 7th August sees our Rebelette's step out on the paddock against the touring Nagato Blue Angels. Nagato are the number one ranked Japanese domestic club side and are looking to stamp their name on the game here in Australia.
Why not grab the family and head on down to Forshaw Rugby Park for the 5:30pm kick off and show our gir..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 17
By Samuel Lindsay vs Gordon (A)
Southern Districts are heading north to Chatswood Oval looking to finish the season in style. Chatswood has been a relatively happy camping ground for the Rebels over the past few seasons, aside from a draw in 2014, Souths have returned home with maximum points. On the surface Gordon have endu..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 16
By Samuel Lindsay vs Sydney University (H)
Southern Districts will be back on TV for the second time in threes weeks, as this weekends must win clash for the Rebels will be broadcast live on 7TWO. Following last weekends heart-breaking result Southern Districts will now have to offer their best on the paddock over the final ..
Comedy Night at Southern Districts
Featuring comedians from Sydney & Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Doors 7:00pm - Show 7:30pm Saturday July 28th, 2018
Southern Districts Rugby Club
223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters.
Adults $35 / Students $20
Over 18's Only
Buy Tickets Online (http://comedyforacause.net/tc-events/sdr)
Game Preview - 2018 Round 15
By Samuel Lindsay vs Northern Suburbs (A)
How good it was to witness Southern Districts take the airwaves on the weekend! It's been a long time coming but the attacking flair and defensive display in the final ten minutes surely justified our spot on 7Two. Fingers crossed there'll be more to come over the final few rounds as..
Introducing Diamond Blue Financial Services
Southern Districts Rugby Club would like you to get to know Diamond Blue Financial Services!
Diamond Blue Financial Services is a leading, privately-owned financial advice firm based in Sydney. Our office is located in Sydney’s CBD and we have financial advisers located in Sutherland Shire, Northern Suburbs and Eastern Suburbs. ..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 14
By Samuel Lindsay vs Eastern Suburbs (A)
Southern Districts will be heading to the Woollahra to face the Eastern Suburbs for the second time in 2018 after narrowly edging out the Beasties 35-33 back in Round Six. That result snapped a four game losing streak at the start of the season and after falling to West Harbour last w..
Vs Easts At Home - Colts Update
The past month has been bit of a stop start period with a week off then a game v Parramatta then a bye and then Wests and it was obvious in 2nd and 1st Colts games last week that we were rusty and it took till half time to get back into stride and start getting the cohesion expected at this time into the season.
Initially our defence was po..
McLeish Estate - Uncorked
IN GRAPE DEMAND JESSICA MCLEISH OF THE HUNTER VALLEY’S MCLEISH ESTATE WINES DISCUSSES JOINING THE FAMILY BUSINESS AND SUPPORTING THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY AS A WINE SHOW JUDGE.
Why did you decide to follow your parents into a career in wine?
I first knew I wanted to go down this career path when a close family friend (also a winema..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 13
By Samuel Lindsay vs West harbour (H)
Fresh from a week off Southern Districts will be welcoming West Harbour to Forshaw ahead of what's set to be a huge Back to Souths Day. 29 years of Rebels rugby will be celebrated by all those who have donned the candy stripes over the years, and what better way to mark such an occasion ..
Back To Souths Day
Saturday July 7th see former players, current players supporters and members come together to celebrate the 29 year history of our great club. It is a great time to head to Forshaw Rugby Park and join the crowd as Souths take on Wests in what will be an epic battle for entry into the top 6 of the Shute Shield.
You can expect all of our..
Our Major Luncheon is serious business
As a premier rugby club in Sydney, we get no funding from Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby or Sydney Rugby. We have to stand on our own two feet. We rely on the incredible support of more than 60 sponsors each year who help fund our rugby initiatives. We are also blessed to have a loyal, passionate and ever growing number of favourite sons, members a..
Colts Vacancies 2019
Southern Districts are seeking suitable candidates for coaching and support staff for the Colts U/20 program 2019.
You will part of a very strong and committed Colts group and will be responsible in leading the development of the Southern Districts colts players and there future development and looking to too make a significant difference i..
ENWARE 80 Years Strong
2018 sees long time Southern Districts sponsor Enware embark on their 80th year of business.
When Enware began 80 years ago their focus was on manufacturing sturdy laboratory brassware in a market demanding products that lasted a lifetime. Thanks to their dedicated customers, they are still Australian owned and operated. Based in Carin..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 11
By Samuel Lindsay vs Parramatta (H)
I still haven’t had the opportunity to grow back my nails following the antics at Coogee Oval last weekend, Christian Kagiassis with the winner, from the boot, almost on halfway, after the siren. What a finish. And what a difference that makes to our season, with a sole defeat against Sydney..
Back to Port Hacking Vs Parramatta
It’s on again- Saturday 23rd June against Parramatta. 1st grade will be playing in the Port Hacking Jersey – with some 21st century innovation added.
You can expect former Hackers to be gathering on the balcony and Fave Son Hill from about 1:30pm so come along, wear your colours and have a yarn.
Check out our Wallabies (/_v2..
Australian Red Cross
At Southern Districts Rugby Club, we’re committed to making a difference in our community. We are proud to announce our partnership with the Australian Red Cross. We’re on a mission to contribute to their goal of "25% of Australians regularly giving blood" which is what is needed to support the growing needs of patients across the c..
2018 Major Fundraiser Lunch - 99% Sold
ONLY 20 tickets LEFT!
With 620 tickets sold and only 1 table left. Friday 27th July is going to be a great afternoon for those lucky enough to secure tickets. You will be joined by Master of Ceremonies former Wallaby and Waratah front row, Balmain RUFC Head Coach and legendary funny man Matt Dunning at our annual luncheon. Joined by Wallaby &am..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 10
By Samuel Lindsay vs RANDWICK (A)
Southern Districts return to action after resting up over the long weekend. A much needed week edges a large portion of the squad closer to return from injury. Whilst the candy striped may have not been on display, plenty happened over the week that has been. Firstly, Brandon Paenga-Amosa made a tho..
Colts at Home Vs Randwick Preview
Cometh the match, Cometh the team.
This weekend the hugely anticipated and eagerly awaited weekend of hosting Randwick colts at Forshaw Rugby Park. Randwick are running 1st and undefeated and Souths are running 3rd. The 2 best attacking teams and the 2 best defensive teams going at each other. Can a Saturday get any better?
3rds and 2nds ne..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 9
By Samuel Lindsay vs Northern Suburbs (H)
Ladies Day is finally coming to Forshaw and it looks set to be a huge spectacle once again! On the field Southern Districts will be preparing to set the standard of entertainment as we welcome Northern Suburbs to Forshaw. History is in favour of the Rebels, the Shoremen have failed t..
Ladies Day Comes to Forshaw This Weekend
Ladies Day is back on Saturday 2nd June 2018 and RSVP's have started strongly. In addition to our great day of Rebel Rugby you will also have a great chance to mingle with friends in the huge marquee, eat canapés and sip on icy McLeish Estate bubbles. Maybe grab a table on the lawn and sit back and relax. Tables are based on get there be..
Welcome our Under 10 Reps This Weekend
This Saturday we warmly welcome the 2018 Under 10 Southern Districts Junior Representative Squad to Forshaw Park. These fine young boys will be representing our district at the State Championships on the 22 July 2018 at North Narrabeen Reserve. The squad have been selected from our hard working village clubs that include Burraneer, Menai, Oatle..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 8
By Samuel Lindsay vs Sydney University (A)
Off the back of two home games Southern Districts will be heading to Camperdown to take on the ladder leaders, Sydney University. After back to back wins the Rebels appear to building some momentum that eluded them in the early rounds. This weekend will be the first of two momentous..
Colts At Home Vs Sydney Uni
Get to Forshaw this Saturday and support our colts!
"This Saturday is one of the big games of our Colts season when we take on Sydney Uni at Forshaw Rugby Park.
All the tough pre-season training sessions, the 3 nights a week training since late October the 7 games played so far this season all lead into this one game. As said previously th..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 7
By Samuel Lindsay vs Gordon Highlanders (H)
This weekend will see the first of our back to days, celebrating the great club that was St George District Rugby Union. St George and Gordon had their equal share of tussles throughout the history of the Shute Shield, but the rivalry was exemplified in the 1950’s. As minor p..
Back to St George Day Saturday
It’s on again - This Saturday (19th May, 2018) against the old rivals Gordon RUFC. 1st grade will be playing in the old St George jerseys – with 21st century modifications.
First grade kicks off at 3.00pm but there are hours of matches prior to then. 4th grade commences at 10.50 – one for the early birds.
With First Gr..
Semsational Sydney Wine Dinner
Join one of our major sponsors, McLeish Estate Wines at one of Sydney’s most iconic and popular seafood restaurants, Manta on Woolloomooloo Wharf. As they celebrate the release of the McLeish Semillon 2018 and the award winning McLeish Estate Wines of Distinction range.
Join Vigneron Jessica McLeish, Executive Chef Daniel Hughes,..
2018 McLeish Wines Golf Classic
The Hunter Valley is renowned for not only great wine but also the best golf courses. This year the annual McLeish Golf Classic will take place at Cypress Lakes Resort, each team on the day will be provided with a golf cart fitted with a Visage GPS system and access to the prestigious club’s facilities throughout the afternoon compet..
A Very Big Thanks
To all those supporters of Southern Districts Rugby Club, to the fine folk from our local Surf Clubs, to the crew from Burraneer RUFC players and supporters, to the Sea Lice RUFC players and supporters, to the Cronulla Sharks Water Polo team, to all of our players, to our fantastic volunteers on game day, to our fantastic volunteers you don't s..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 6
By Samuel Lindsay vs Eastern Suburbs (H)
2018 will only be the second time in five seasons that Southern Districts face Eastern Suburbs twice in one season. Historically speaking, Souths have a good record against the team hailing from Woollahra, coming away with five victories in the past six meetings. This year brings a fr..
An Update Vs Easts This Weekend
It has been a tough few weeks for the Senior Rebels whilst the Colts have found some great form. With grade at home this weekend against Easts it is the perfect opportunity to be there to support them. Similar to last year, we have had a slow start and with injuries coming to our key playmakers, the going has at times been tough. Firsts have co..
Wavelength Apartments @ South Cronulla Beach
Bringing a new standard of Luxury apartment living to the Sutherland Shire
Southern Districts sponsor Jonathan Eyles from Highland Property Agents is proud to introduce Wavelength (http://wavelengthcronulla.com.au). Situated at 49-57 Gerrale Street and looking directly over South Cronulla Beach, this development is a first of its kind for the S..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 5
By Samuel Lindsay vs Warringah Rats (A)
Southern Districts are getting set to take the 53km road-trip to Rat Park this Saturday and face reigning Shute Shield Champions, Warringah Rats. As we head into Round Five of the competition, the Rebels have had a less than desirable start to the season after three successive defeats ..
Huge Game Day Celebration Vs Easts
The biggest and newest home game celebration of the year is coming on Saturday May 12th. Southern Districts Rugby Club is excited to announce it will host its very first Surf Club Fest featuring the inaugural ‘Harry Gibbons Cup’ against Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield (3:00pm) and the 'Harry Gibbons Plate' between North Cronulla..
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RWC Japan Tour 2019
Brendon Mockford and Chris Hickey have organised a packed and fantastic schedule for the RWC in 2019. You will get to both semi-finals and the final at Yokohama Stadium as well as visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa.
Check out the fantastic itinerary.
RWC Japan 2019 Tour..
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Introducing Book Bunny - Our latest Sponsor
We would love to welcome Book Bunny to the SDRC family,.
Book Bunny specialises in bookkeeping services for small and micro business and have operated in Southern Sydney since 2013.
They provide a range of bookkeeping services including the initial setup of bookkeeping software, payroll services, supplier payments and ATO compliance re..
A note from Sponsor Elise Hamill
Hi Souths Members & Supporters,
As you may be aware, health insurance premiums have risen by an average of 3.95% from 1 April this year. I am working with a new health insurance business called myOwn and I am sure you will save money, get better tailored coverage and increase your health and wellbeing.
myOwn is an innovative, f..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 4
By Samuel Lindsay vs Eastwood (A)
Over the past five years there is one team we’ve faced more than any other, and they are the Woodies from North Western Sydney. Nothing rings truer than home ground advantage when it comes to the rivalry between the two clubs, with Southern Districts last regular season win coming in R..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 3
By Samuel Lindsay vs Manly marlins (H)
Southern Districts and Manly Marlins have equally experienced a mixed start to the 2018 season, following wins in Round 1 against Penrith Emus and Eastwood respectively. Whilst both clubs were defeated in Round 2, they collected bonus points for their less than seven point losses. ..
The Marlins come to town!
Off the back of a very hard fought loss to West Harbour, the Rebels return to fortress Forshaw to take on last years minor-premiers in what is the battle of 4 vs 5. You can expect a very competitive afternoon of rugby with Souths desperate to improve and move up the ladder.
We have 2 raffles going on Vs Manly. One will be our Junior reps wh..
The Box Seat - Available This Weekend!
The Box Seat is available on the following dates:
(All other games are sold out)
Vs Manly 21 April
Vs Easts 12th May - Surf Club Fest
Max Capacity 20pax, $20 per person includes 2 drink tickets.
Can buy all 20 spots ($400) or individual tickets if available. Does not include game entry.
Get in quick as 5 have sold already...
It's Time To Renew or Join!
We are seeing a great response from the supporters and current members to our memberships and renewals. Thanks to all those who have joined our great club and renewed for 2018. We have packages for all starters and are looking forward to hitting our target member base for 2018.
Staff will be walking around the ground with forms and a portab..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 2
By Samuel Lindsay vs WEST HARBOUR PIRATES (A)
Southern Districts have jumped out to top the Shute Shield ladder following a 62 – 7 victory over Penrith Emus at Forshaw Park last weekend. Round 2 sees Southern Districts away from home when they visit Concord Oval for the first time since 2016. The Rebels will have a fu..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 1
By Samuel Lindsay
vs PENRITH EMUS (H)
Southern Districts will get their 2018 campaign underway in front of a home crowd at Forshaw Rugby Park against a Penrith Emus side packed with desire to get their season off and running.
Head Coach Matt Barr alongside Club President Ken McKay have had a busy summer with 4 players set to..
Important - Colts Tour to UK - Action Needed
Players looking to be part of the UK development tour to the UK in December need to make an initial payment of $500 to confirm their interest for this tour. The money can be deposited into the following Bank account.
Set it up as Colts UK Trip.
Please put your name as a reference and email Don McKinnon on do..
See the Mercedes-Benz X-Class at SDRC
With the eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz X-Class arriving on April 12th, you could be one of the first to check it out. Our Major Sponsors Tynan Mercedes-Benz (https://www.mbtynan.com.au/content/australia/retail-2/mbtynan/en/desktop/home.html) will be bringin it down to Forshaw Rugby Park at some of our April/May home games so you can experience ..
Pre-Season Dinner Booming
TICKET SALES CLOSING SOON
As the temperature finally starts dropping at night and summer sport enters the finals, people are clearly starting to think about the start of the Shute Shield. Add to that the great win by the Waratahs and the local derby Vs the Brumbies on Saturday night and rugby is back.
This week we have a real spike in tick..
Tynan Mercedes-Benz Host Our 2018 Sponsors
As a major sponsor of Southern Districts Rugby Club, Tynan Mercedes-Benz again generously hosted the 2018 Sponsors Launch. It was a great event and a really nice way to introduce some of our new sponsors not only to our existing sponsors but the Tynan Mercedes-Benz team.
Madeline Tynan and her team put on a great event with SDRC Director Br..
Hire the Box Seat on Game Day
Thanks to our generous sponsor Scott Lovatt Container Cartage, we now have a food and beverage facility on the family hill. We will be selling meat pies, sausage rolls, soft drinks, energy drinks, water and a choice of beer, wine and cider.
On the top of the container we have a viewing platform called "The Box Seat" and it is available on g..
Refer a Sponsor and Get a Bonus!
We are certainly one of the lucky clubs in the Shute Shield. We enjoy incredible support from all of our sponsors. Their generous contributions help us maintain a healthy and talented rugby roster and enable us to compete well across the paddock by bringing in great talent both players and coaching staff.
Do you know a business that ca..
SDRC Refer a New Member Bonus*
When a NEW MEMBER successfully joins the $120 Membership or $1200 Financial Lifetime Membership online and they use an existing members name and address as nominee the existing nominee member will be electronically issued a $20 retail voucher to spend at one of more than 20 national retail chains.
There is no limit to the number o..
2018 New Recruits - Christian Kagiassis
By Samuel Lindsay
If you've been following Shute Shield Rugby for the past few seasons, you've likely come across the name Christian Kagiassis. The self-confessed 'leaguey' was making a name for himself at the Parramatta Eels through their junior ranks, before making the switch to Rugby Union. Since then the electric back has demonstrated h..
Australian Schoolboys Luncheon
With the difficulties around funding in the current rugby climate, The Australian Schools Rugby Union is having a Luncheon on 13th April to help raise funds for the UK tour in November. It is a critical fundraising initiative to get these young men into their boots and overseas to towel up the Brits.
Southern Districts have had their good s..
Pre-Season Dinner - Bring Your Partner and Save
TICKET SALES CLOSING SOON
To celebrate the start of another season of Club Rugby join us at the Club and end your 4 day week with an evening of great food, cold beverages, great friends and great conversation. The all inclusive evening will deliver 3 wonderful locally catered courses plus refreshing beverages including McLeish Estate Wines and ..
Colts - Gordon Trial Preview
By Keith Holmes
This weekend is the start of the clubs official 3 trials and first up are the strong Gordon club who are on an upward curve after a few tough years. Their Colts have a long history of success and producing good players supported by strong juniors and a lot of good Rugby Schools dotted along the Pacific Highway up to the ..
Colts - Bowral Wrap
By Keith Holmes
Last Saturday Southern Districts Colts had there first hit out for the 2018 season against a very strong Bowral Rugby Club at Bowral.
The day was very hot and on arrival a cricket game was being played on a back field and it seemed strange to be setting up for a days rugby listening to calls and shouts of Howzat, shot, g..
Season Launch Dinner - All Inclusive
To celebrate the start of another season of Club Rugby join us at Southern Districts Rugby Club for an evening of great food, great friends and great conversation. This all inclusive evening brings 3 wonderful and locally catered courses, refreshing beverages including McLeish Estate Wines and some tasty new ciders and beers on tap. Note: Pleas..
Win "The Box Seat"
As part of our commitment to improve the food and beverage options at the club on game day, we have created a new space on the 4th Grade Family Hill for you all to hang, grab something to eat and a cold beverage whilst watching the greatest game on earth.
We have also created a space on top of the canteen where, for a modest fee, groups of ..
Jed's Hungry Return To The Field
By Jessica Reading
Southern Districts own Jed Holloway is set to make his return to the sky blue’s starting XV this weekend against the Cell C Sharks in Durban.
The backrower was sidelined for most of the 2017 season as he battled on and off with injury. The last time we saw Jed play a full 80 was during last year’s NRC as h..
A Super Mega Update
With Super Rugby having kicked off and the start of the Shute Shield only 6 weeks away, we thought it time for an update. Rugby
Southern Districts fielded a Colts and Grade team in the Beach 5's at North Cronulla with our Grade team taking the pie and Colts playing very well against the senior teams. We have a number of new players joining ..
Southern Districts Go Bush
By Jared Elasi
A red hot Southern Districts 4th Grade squad is set to head south to play a pre-season trial match against country rugby heavyweights the Boorowa Goldie’s.
The Rebels will come toe to toe with former player, Brad Rose, fresh off his Best & Fairest acclaims of 2017 for the Goldie’s. Brad featured in the can..
Get Down to beach 5's Rugby at Cronulla
NSW Rugby is back with their second Beach 5s Rugby Festival taking place on the iconic shores of North Cronulla on Saturday 17th February, 2018. The festival is a great opportunity to get up close with the NSW Waratahs & Southern Districts players who will be in attendance for all the action
Like rugby 7s, beach 5s is fast-paced contact..
Menai Rugby TRY Rugby Gala Night
Head to Barden Ridge Oval on Friday 23rd February from 6:00pm and join existing players and those fresh to the game for a night of fun.
There will be mixed games of Rugby 7's with players, newbies, siblings and parents all having a great time.
There will also be some skills and drills sessions, questions asked and answered and registrat..
Girls TRY Rugby Night @ Rockdale
Friday 16th February from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Rockdale Rugby will be holding a "Girls TRY Rugby Night.
Why not get your U10 or U12 daughter out on the paddock trying Rugby. Whether it's the first time or they are a seasoned backyard campaigner, this is a chance to get them started.
With more and more opportunities for girls and women to pl..
Colts Update Feb 2018
We have the Colts program rolling along smoothly under the direction of Don McKinnon who is working closely with Klinton Hoare the clubs Head S&C Coach who did a great Interview about the 2018 season which is on the club Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/southsrugby/videos/1644557058935842/).
Our Colts trainers Joel and Carl are d..
Lance Taylor - Speedy Recovery
Many of you know Lance Taylor. He has been a part of this club for many years and is a good man. He is currently our head groundsman and is the key to us having such a splendid ground worthy of celebration. We just wanted to let you all know that he was admitted to Sutherland hospital on Sunday night with Gall Stones. He has just been transferr..
Oatley Rugby Golf Day
The famous Oatley Rugby Club Golf Day is on for 2018.
Brush off your "Julius Marlow Pitching Wedge", get a group of 4 together and hit the course.
With breakfast provided on arrival and an afternoon of great food, chilled refreshments and a bundle of laughs, it's the best value golf day in Australia. Cost
inclusive of breakfast, lun..
Southern Districts Womens 7s
By Jessica Reading
Southern Districts Rugby Club is pleased to announce the amalgamation with the Women's Pride 7s squad. Based in the Sutherland Shire, Pride 7s was formed in 2017 by Live Athletic founder Justin Lang. What started as a training program for female athletes aspiring to be professional rugby players, soon developed into a NSW..
McLeish Wine Celebrations
You're Invited to celebrate the 2018 Vintage at McLeish Estate.
This season the events are set to be great for the whole family. 'Vine to the Glass' - 17th March, 2018 "The Vine"
10am - venture into the vineyard to take part in picking the grapes. "The Glass"
After the grape pick we then progress to experience "the glass" with the Wine ..
2018 New Recruits – Ernesto Ugarte Villalobos
By Samuel Lindsay
It’s the 54th minute in the final fixture of the 2014 CONSUR Cup. The powerhouse of South American rugby, Argentina, is mid-way through a dominant performance against the 24th world seeded Chile in the nation’s capital of Santiago. At that point a 25 year old Ernesto Ugarte took to the field for his internation..
2018 New Recruits – Andrew Selwood
By Samuel Lindsay
Andrew Selwood has taken the 269km trip from Orange in the Central West, to team up with Southern Districts in 2018. Andrew had a breakout year for his local team, Orange Emus, in 2017 with the versatile flanker continuing his tradition of seizing opportunities, to have a crack at this year’s Shute Shield competition..
Southern Districts are looking to assist new acquisitions settle into the area. We're looking for anyone who is willing to donate some pre-loved items, including fridges, washing machines, lounges, bed frames/mattresses, TV's, tables and chairs, kitchen utensils and bedding. Collection can be arranged.
If anyone can assist please contact e..
Volunteer in 2018
Our club is lucky that we have a a healthy number of volunteers that keep the place moving every year. We are however looking to get more of you involved in assisting the club in 2018. We need people to come onto some of our small working teams to assist with things like fundraising, team management, sponsorship, junior clubs, ground..
Colts Update Jan 2018
GET DOWN TO TRAINING FROM JANUARY 9th
Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00pm at Forshaw Rugby Park
Colts and Grade together - Come and put some sweat in the bank for 2018. 2018 COLTS TRIALS
The rubber hits the road - time to find out just how good we really are.
Sat 3rd March v Bowral
@ Bowral COLTS ONLY - Bus Trip
Sat 10 March v Go..
Grade Training in January
Rest up men and enjoy the festivities for the next few weeks. Grade Pre Season commences on Tuesday 9th Jan 6.30pm @ Forshaw Rugby Park
All players Welcome..
Survey Responses and Winner!
As many of you should know, we ran a survey and invited our members and supporters to give us feedback.
The sheer number of entries was astounding and thanks to all those who filled it out.
The results also told us that we are heading in the right direction with our food and beverage thinking and that McLeish Estate Wines are well known..
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
With Christmas fast approaching and 2018 around the corner we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome start to 2018.
In 2017 we had some fine performances and some interesting challenges on the paddock and went so close. In and around the club we had a stellar year with a successful series of events and busy game d..
Colts Selected for Aust U20s + More
Congratulations to the FIVE Southern Districts Colts who have been selected for the Australian U20's squad. This demonstrates the strength of Junior and Colts Rugby programs in the Southern Districts catchment and the quality of the pathway established for up and coming superstars.
Sama Malolo - Hooker
Bayley Kuenzle ..
Have your say in 2018 & Win*
You could win a $100 merchandise voucher
The club is excited about 2018. Coaches and managers are locked in, players are training, new recruits are being organised and the Annual General Meeting is coming up. One great this about the start of last season is we asked for feedback and made changes based on the feedback.
In 2018 we are looking..
Are you a Business Owner?
Long time sponsor and game day volunteer Karina Bridges if offering SDRC members and supports some value add for their employees.
The Employee Benefits Program is a free service, offering your valued team member access to professional home loan services at no cost. Employee Benefits
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2017 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Districts Rugby Club will be held on Monday 4th December 2017 at the club, located at 223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters, commencing at 6.30pm. Members! Vote for your board in 2018. Bar open after meeting...
Christmas Wine Offers
If you want to get a jump on your holiday and Christmas shopping this year have a look at the special Wine Partner prices you can get when you buy a dozen McLeish Estate Wines.
Take a look at these great Specials…. POP some Bubbles Culloden NV Duke Cuvee – Method Champenoise
$216 per dozen (Only $18 per bottle - RRP$25/bott..
Pre-Season is ON!
Time to dust of your boots! Coach Barr and his dedicated team of task masters are ready to rip you into shape to win more in 2018. Grab your gear and get down to Forshaw. From 7th November @ Forshaw Tuesday's is Strength
6:45pm- 8:00pm Thursday's is Strength and Power
6:00pm - 8:00pm
ALL PLAYERS WELCOME..
Spread the Love!
Our playing surface is the best in the Shute Shield and we intend to keep it that way. As part of us loving the paddock our men play on we plan to feed it some fresh tasty top soil this Wednesday October 23rd and we need your help! Come armed with shovels, spreader and wheelbarrows. 8:00am at Forshaw Rugby Club..
Congrats Rohan Saifoloi
The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced in a press conference this morning at the Samoa Rugby Union Headquarters in Tuana’imato.(20th October) by Head Coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.
Our very own Rohan Saifoloi was selected alongside a very high calibre of players from across the globe.
With 2 t..