It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of a past player, Grant Parnell aged 44. He was a player at the club in the late nineties and managed to play several first grade games before suffering a serious injury. He had a stellar career managing many Accor hotels all over Australia. He is survived by his wife Peta and 3 young son..
Southern Districts RFC are calling for nominations for Grade Coaches and Managers for the 2017 season. Applications Close on Friday 16 September. Applicants should provide details of qualifications and experience and forward to: firstname.lastname@example.org..
Sad news with the passing in late July of Cyril Nethery. Cyril was a former first grade player with St George Rugby, member of North Cronulla Surf Club, the first ever patron of the Burraneer Junior Rugby Club and played Rugby League for the St George. If it were not for a poorly timed broken leg he would have also played for the Wallabies.
Unfortunately, we must pass on the sad news of the passing of Col Murray.
Col was a fine Saints club man in the 60’s and 70’s and had a long standing association with NSW and Australian school rugby.
His achievements, efforts and life have been illustrated further by Peter Fitzsimmons in the SMH as well as on the Australian ..
TICKET SALES CLOSE TODAY (MON 15th Aug)
Date: Friday 19th August 2016
Location: Forshaw Rugby Park
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm Start
Payment Options: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. YOU MUST BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
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Randwick is always a fixture we look forward to. Not only was the Sir Roden Cutler Shield up for grabs, but so to was the opportunity of taking sole lead at the top of the Shute Shield table.
Souths started the game with great intent. Constant pressure led to a Randwick yellow for an intentional foul after 7 minutes. DeWet Roos scored almos..
It is with much sadness we announce that Tony (Charlie) Graham, former Port Hacking 3rd and 4th grade Premiership winning & goal kicking 2nd rower, passed away last evening in St. George Private Hospital after a battle with cancer. The SDRC community send their condolences to the family at this difficult time.
A Funeral Service for Tony..
Southern Districts v West Harbour
Next Tuesday night 14 June.
Game Sponsor – Coateshire
Main field – 2’s at 6.30pm and 1’s at 8.00pm
Back field – 4’s at 6.30pm and 3’s at 7.45pm
A Souths win keeps them at or near the top of the competition table. Canteen and Bar will be open...
Needless to say, after the massive East Coast storms on the weekend, all matches against West Harbour were postponed. We are now playing under lights on Tuesday night from 6:30pm with bar and canteen open.
Which brings us to this week. Grade face Eastwood at Forshaw. Eastwood are coming off a tough win against Uni at Milner in one of t..
We would like to let you all know that a memorial service will be held for Kylie Bray at midday on Wednesday 25th May at Hansen & Cole Funerals 634 Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange NSW 2526. The entire Southern Districts organisation, supporters, players and coaches send their condolences to the entire family at this incredibly difficult time...
An abbreviated report this week.
Grade headed to the mountains for our round against Penrith. Some very solid performances throughout the grades and I am certain the bus trip home would have given many the opportunity to embellish some of those performances.
1st Grade – Souths 87 (Teki 5, Connolly, Vasoyaco, Roos, Smart, Perez, Na..
Eulogy to Geoffrey Harry Coleman Hon Life Member SDRC.
From Nev. Shooter (former PHDRC & SDRC President).
Geoffrey Harry Coleman’s passing is an extremely sad day, especially for Di, Catriona, Alison and Scott plus his extended family and also for everyone associated with sport in the Sutherland Shire, for they have lost a gre..
Congrats to Dewet Roos and Duncan Chub for their selection in the Australia Barbarians team to take on the Australia Under 20s.
The game is on Tuesday 24th May at Chatswood Oval 7:00pm.
We wish them all the best. If you are free, come along and support them.
Apologies for the late report this week. I am still crying in my beer.
Ladies Day at Forshaw has become quite the event. The rivalry with Sydney Uni is something we look forward to with great enthusiasm and to have such a great crowd in attendance on what turned out to be a magnificent autumn afternoon makes it that much more special.
Honorary Life Member, past first grade player and great clubman Geoff Coleman has passed away. The board of directors, coaching staff and club management express their sympathies to the family.
There will be a Funeral Service to celebrate Geoff's life at Cronulla Presbyterian Church on Thursday May 19th at 10:00am. There will also be a wake..
Let’s start with the milestones.
Duncan Chubb – 150 Grade games
Damien Byrne – 100 Grade games
Jared Alesi – 50 Grade games
Grade got back to Forshaw after a couple of tough games on the road. After sweeping the grades against Parramatta the week before, we were looking to consolidate our improved form w..
The day was almost a perfect day to play rugby. The weather was the right temperature and there was little wind which added to a great days rugby. The players from both sides should be congratulated for the way they played and represented the jumper they were wearing. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the conduct of a couple of the Go..
A very good weekend for the club winning six of seven fixtures against a clearly resurgent Parramatta club.
First grade definitely had our work cut out for us. Parramatta showed up in every facet of the game and we were made to work extremely hard to squeeze out a one-point victory.
A very strong start by Souths saw us attacking from ..
The weekend's games v Parramatta were going to a be 3 games of good rugby and sheer frustration and the day did not disappoint. We were hoping for some rain and looks like the people who were doing the rain dances were dancing to Barry Manilow music because nothing happened.
3rds started out on fire and jumped to a 19 nil lead and who would..
The weekend's games against Eastwood were like a grand final for all 3 teams and training during the week had that intensity and this challenge was driven by the coaches and accepted by the players who trained very strongly by the entire playing group. The players attitude has been very good and the results on Saturday were a reflection of ther..
Eastwood games are always a highlight of our season. After playing a solid game against Norths at Forshaw in Round 5, this game was seen as a way of cementing our position in the top 2. After a solid week at training, the boys were really up for this game. Unfortunately, the weather turned out to be a shocker and we made too many unforced error..
Blueprint Financial Services is a proud new Sponsor of the mighty Southern Districts Rugby Club.
To further support the Club, they will donate up to $1000 for every settled loan referred via the Club and its greater Member Community.
Their suite of financial solutions include:
Home & Investment loans
Refinance & Debt Conso..
After a disappointing loss to a well drilled Eastern Suburbs in round 4, this game was important to see how we would rebound. Much work was done during the week on restarts, kick chase, exit plays and phase defence – all areas where we felt we lacked impact against Easts. Having played Norths in the pre-season, we knew they would be a str..
The weekend trip to North Sydney proved to be a bridge too far regarding results and we left with 3 tough loses and bragging rights to Norths.
Normally I would do a summary on each game but I think it would be better to summarize my thoughts as a Colts Group.
Walking away on Saturday I was disappointed with no wins but what I am seein..
Due to the failure of a number of internal processes the Club has not adequately promoted the “Back to Port Hacking Day” scheduled for 16th April.
The board agrees with a number of representatives of the older Port Hacking players that we should reschedule the event. However given there have been a number of people who have indi..
“I returned from my Lloyd McDermott Development Squad tour of New Zealand yesterday. Most amazing experience ever. Just wanted to take the time to thank the club for all you’ve done and let you know that the help you gave me and my family is deeply appreciated. I would like to thank all the members and supporters of the club very mu..
Friday 8th April, 2016
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Southern Districts Rugby Club
5 Courses paired with 8 McLeish Estate wines
Join Robert and Jessica McLeish for a "semsational" evening of McLeish Estate wines perfectly paired with a 5 course seasonally inspired menu created by Head Cheff Matt Dillow of The Verandah Restaurant.
The Southern Districts Rugby Club would like to send its prayers, thoughts and best wishes to life member Glen Da Vanzo who is in ill health at the moment. Our best wishes to Glen and his family as he works hard back to good health...
One of our great local junior clubs, Sylvania Bulldogs, is looking for an up and coming coach for its under 14 side in 2016. The commitment would be one night per week (Wednesday if you are a grade or colts player) and the game on a Sunday morning. The side has a number of managers to assist with the logistics but they are keen to have a curren..
SDRC management would like to advise its members and supporters of an update on the progress of the clubs car park refurbishment.
At a recent meeting with Senior council officials and Management from the club the following was resolved
The delay in commencement of works was due to interface with seawall requiring fisheries approval and d..
Stephen Williamson passed away peacefully at the Princess Alexander hospital in Brisbane on Christmas morning with his wife Anita and children Emily, Claire and Bryce by his side.
Steve played in the lower grades for Southern Districts from 1990 to 1992. He was a member of the Management Committee and was awarded the Presidents Trophy by Club Pre..
It is with much sadness we announce that SDRC 1st Patron, Ross Cribb, passed away 14 November 2015. Aged 83 years Much loved husband of Pam and father & father-in-law of Amanda & Rob, Ben & Robyn, Lyndall & Murray, Sarah & Alan. Adored pop of Nick, Apryl, Sam, Ebony, Daisy, Kirby, Emily, Annabelle, Mikaela, Matilda, Gemma, T..
The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Districts Rugby Club will be held on Wednesday 18th November 2015 , commencing at 7.00pm.
Formal notices will go out to all members shortly with the agenda...
We have just been advised that Life Member John O’Keefe passed away early Wednesday morning.
For those ex-players from the St George Rugby colts era you would remember John as someone who was incredibly dedicated to the club and the game. This of course continued into Southern Districts.
For all who knew him, he will be greatly mi..
Southern Districts Rugby Club has the following positions available with the rugby club for 2016
- 4th Grade coaches-forwards and backs
- 3rd colts assistant coach( Forwards )
- Managers –all grade and colts.
- Players for all grades and colts.
If you would like to be considered for a role within the rugby club please ..
The club is looking at hosting a Christmas drinks event on Thursday 10th December for all members, guests and friends of The Southern Districts Rebels. Please keep the date free as we love to see you all there from 5.00pm..
The last McLeish Estate Wine Dinner at the club was such a huge success with everyone asking “When is the next wine night..?”. So what better way to celebrate a great season than to have another one.
It is with great sadness that we post an email from well known clubman and life member, Neil Swane.
"It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I let you know of my mother’s passing away. She passed away on Friday afternoon at Sutherland hospital. Her funeral service is on Tuesday, 18 August at 2.30pm at Caringbah Baptist Church.
Hi Southern Districts Family,
There is not enough space on this page to adequately thank everyone for everything they have done to support out great club over the years. Our supporters are the people that inspire our club to punch above our weight and play the best we possibly can. You only had to be at the game on Saturday and listen to th..
Join Robert McLeish for an unforgettable evening of food by Hunter Valley chef Matthew Dillow with matching McLeish Estate wines.
Friday 24th July from 6.30pm with Canapés on arrival for a 7pm start
Only $95.00 per person for a fantastic night at the Clubhouse in Sylvania Waters.
RSVP's are essential by 17th July 2015 by call..
Despite scoring eight tries in a 50-24 victory over Parramarra, Southern Districts coach Matt Barr was far from impressed with his sides performance at Merrylands on Saturday.
The Rebels claimed their third successive Shute Shield victory and secured third spot on the ladder, but leaked four tries against the 11th placed Two Blues.
Saturday May 16th sees Sylvania Junior Rugby Club play host to a great initiative raising funds for local Peakhurst Charity "Learning Links" who help kids with learning difficulties. Get down to A.R Hurst Reserve (The Promenade, Sylvania) with the kids from 10.30am. There will be lots of fun with Jumping Castles, Running Races, Tug of War, Rugb..
Sylvania Junior Rugby Club, AR Hurst Reserve, The Esplanade, Sylvania
1) Accreditation as an Assistant Referee requires attendance at this course and completion of the..
Southern Districts remain undefeated in 2015, following a bonus point win over Parramatta at Forshaw Park on Saturday.
Rebels winger Matt Teki claimed a hat-trick as the home side ran in five tries to one to record a 34-7 victory.
“It was a good win. The boys played very well in the first half, it was exactly how we wanted to pl..
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Southern Districts have overcome one of Sydney rugby’s toughest road trips to kick-start their season with a two point win over Warringah.
Last years grand finalists dominated the Rats for the majority of the match, before conceding two late tries in the 26-24 victory.
Flyhalf Ben Volavola was a standout for the Rebels with 21 ..
After falling short in the final match of last season, Southern Districts begin their 2015 Shute Shield campaign with fire in their belly.
Their journey towards an inaugural premiership beginning against Warraingah at Rat Park tomorrow.
“We were disappointed to fall short in the last game but I’m still very happy with what w..
Notice is hereby given of a General meeting of the members of the Southern Districts Rugby club.
When Wednesday 18th March 2015
Where Club rooms of the Southern Districts Rugby Club
Item 1 Welcome
Item 2 SDRC board to provide a report on activities since November 2014
Item 3 SDRC to provide and upd..
The board of directors, coaching staff and management wish all the Southern Districts sponsors, members, volunteers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year- a year which hopefully provides a Shute Shield to Forshaw Rugby Park.
The office will be closed from Monday 22nd December till 2nd February.
Former players of St.George Rugby club enjoyed their annual Xmas luncheon together at the Rugby Club in Circular Quay on December 12th.
Plenty of old stories were exchanged and good cheer enjoyed by all.
As a great memory of the day five (5) of St.George rugby's finest Wallabies, Butch MacDougall, Stuart MacDougall, Terry Casey, Owen St..
The board and management would like to invite all the Southern Districts community to celebrate the festive season with drinks on Thursday 18th December 2014 from 6.00 pm.
This will be the last field session for the players before the Christmas break and a great opportunity to celebrate Christmas with the mighty Rebels.
Bar open from 6...
On 19th November 2014 the Southern Districts Rugby club Annual General Meeting was held.
The 2013/14 financial report was adopted and the election of board members for 2014/15 took place.
Please welcome the newly elected board (in no particular order):
As of 5.00pm Friday 14th November the following members have nominated for the SDRC board of Directors.
These 4 are in addition to the 2014 board members.
Nev Shooter previously retired from the board but has decided to re nominate for a 2014/15 board position.
Congratulations to Southern Districts and Western Force front man Tetera Faulkner who has been named on the bench for Cardiff Test against Wales.
Faulkner, 26, is a former Australian Schoolboys, Under 19 and Under 20 representative and has earned 29 Super Rugby caps since debuting for the Western Force in 2011.
We wish Tetera, Rob Horne..
Rob Horne at the 2014 John Eales Medal with SDRC's Mal Henderson, Kevin Maloney & John O'Brien.
The award is for the most outstanding try scored by a Qantas Wallaby between the start of the Qantas Wallabies 2013 spring tour campaign and the third & final Bledisloe Cup test.
The award goes to the player deemed to be most responsi..
On Saturday the 4th October Southern Districts entered 2 colts teams into the Colts division of the Highland 7's at Bowral. This was our 2nd year of participating in this 7's Tournament and after the last minute defeat in the final last season redemption was the focus of the day.
The conditions were hot and the fields were hard and fast and..
The Seniors Club would like to thank all of our Junior Clubs for a great effort this season. To those who were unlucky not to make the Finals or Grand Finals we hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Here are the teams that made Grand Finals this weekend. Best of luck - do yourselves, your team mates, y..
Grand Final Information: Southern Districts vs Eastwood
Saturday 16th August
We have booked a number of large 50 seat buses to transport supporters to the game.
They are expected to be leaving around the 12:30pm mark from the club. These buses will return to the club after the game.
Applications are now open for ALL coaching positions with the Southern Districts Rugby Club
1st grade (part time paid role) and assistant (part time paid role)
2nd grade and assistant- un- paid roles
3rd grade and assistant- un -paid roles
4th grade and assistant- un -paid roles
Strength and Conditioning (Part time paid role)
Our President (Nev Shooter) has penned an announcement regarding Southern Districts Rugby Club and the Greater Sydney Rams.
You can find his Presidential Update here (http://southerndistricts.com.au/presidents-report/sdrc-s-involvement-with-the-greater-sydney-rams)...
Congrats to 27 SDJRU players who have made Sydney Rep squads for the under 14s to under 17s.
Congratulations to the coaches and managers who helped get them there.
A huge congratulation to the players & their clubs.
U/14 Sydney Train On Squad
U15 Southern Zo..
Game times for this week have been changed due to the Australia Vs France test in Sydney
Kick off for 1st grade is 1.25PM
Kick off for 2nd grade is 11.50am
Kick off for 3rd grade is 10.25am
4th grade will be playing on the back field at the same time as 1st grade
Colts times at Penrith are normal – 3.00pm for colts I a..
Assistant Referee (Touch Judge) Level 1
Monday 5th May 2014
Course Day: Monday
Downstairs Room, St George Maso's, 86 Roberts Ave, Mortdale
1) Accreditation as an Assistant Referee requires attendance at this course and completion of the online exam.
2) Minimum age: 13 years.
3) The course is conducted i..
When: Monday, 12 May
Where: Cronulla Golf Club - Elouera Road, Cronulla
Event: 4 Ball Ambrose
Start: 7.00am for a 7.30am shot gun start
The day includes:
Round of golf
After golf presentation
Lunch and drinks in the golf club
Lots of prizes
Cost: $150.00 per player
Hole Sponsorship: $800.00 for your group of 4
Your Colts need you!!
Southern District Colts are undefeated in all 3 grades and are on top of the colts club championships. They need your support to keep it that way.
This week we play the very strong North's Colts in our first home game of the season.
Come down to Forshaw and watch this exciting group of footba..
FORSHAW RUGBY PARK 10AM – 1PM THIS SUNDAY
We need all Rebels on deck this Sunday for our final working bee before the season starts.
We have some key jobs to do and many hands make light work so please, if you’re available on Sunday help out. Please bring any tools you may have.
Tradies we are looking at you! Gurneys, scrubb..
Southern District colts held a weekend camp at Byron Bay on the weekend of the 7th to 9th March as part of the REDS Academy program and a lead into the the start of the 2014 season.
The REDS Academy has been running since early November 2013 and there has been a massive focus to take Colts at Southern Districts to the next level.
To all grade and colts players - the club will hold 2 special nights for the distribution of the 2014 kit (shorts- socks- polo- training shirt and players pass) to all players that are fully paid registered members.
The first night will be THURSDAY 20th March from 5.00pm.
Colts more than welcome to attend
The second night will be WE..
Fitness First Sylvania will be hosting a Southern Districts RFC 60 minute spin/cycle fund raising event for supporting Duchenne Foundation through Adrian Skeggs for the Tour Duchenne.
If you would like to sponsor a player or even get on a spin bike and ride with the Rebels contact Craig Hawkings on 9522 5533
Date: Saturday 8th March
FOR THE WAGS (Wives , girlfriends and partners of our players)
FREE ENTRY TO THE GROUND AND DISCOUNTED DRINKS FOR THE
FIRST 2 HOME GAMES
*Saturday March 29th
*Saturday April 5th
*WAGS must be accompanied by a 2014 fully financial and Registered player (Boyfriend, Husband, Partner) when entering the ground...
RYAN, Jack Desmond (9/4/1996 - 6/2/2014), Aged 17 years, Much loved and respected son of Megan (Kaye) and Mark Ryan, Brother of Jessica and Liam, Grandson of John & Roslyn Kaye and Desmond Michael & Pamela Ryan. IS NOW AT PEACE
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late JACK will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima 389 Port..
With the season due to kick off on Saturday March 29th at Forshaw Rugby Park.
To celebrate, we will again be hosting a luncheon on the eve of the first regular season game of the year.
It's early days and speakers e.t.c will be announced once they are confirmed.
You can however book online now.
Burraneer Rugby Club are hosting a "Come & Try Rugby" night down at John Dwyer Oval.
It's a great night and will introduce Boys & Girl's of all ages to Rugby. The night will be run by qualified coaches and parents can enjoy a BBQ whilst watching the kids run around.
This also coincides with registration night so there will be pl..
As 2013 rapidly comes to a close I would like to thank everyone that helped keeping the club to continue moving forward over the past year; the players, the many valued volunteers, coaches managers, strappers, members, officials and our precious and loyal sponsors whom without your support we would not be able to exist let alone be as successfu..
Dear all - Les Reed, father of former St George and Southern districts player, Mick, sadly passed away on the 15th November.
The funeral service for Les will be conducted on 21st November at 2.00pm at the South Chapel ,Woronora cemetery.
The Southern Districts rugby community passes on its condolences to Mick and his family...
Christmas cheers with the SDRC Rebels
When - Thursday 19th December 2013
Where - Southern Districts Rugby Club (of course)
What time - From 5pm
Come and celebrate the festive season with all your friends and families as well as our players for Christmas. Beer , wine , spirits and soft drinks all at club prices.
Some nibbles ..
The off-season training block for Grade players will commence at 8:30am (sharp) on Saturday 2nd of November at Southern Districts Rugby Club- Forshaw Rugby Park, 223 Belgrave Esp, Sylvania Waters.
This session will be followed by a short information meeting.
The club will be training on Saturdays (8:30am - 9:45am) and Thursdays (6:30pm ..
Dear SDRC community,
The board of directors has been advised that Cameron Blades will not be coaching at Southern Districts in 2014.
Cameron has recently been appointed forwards coach of the Australian Under 20s World Cup side for next season (with the boards recent blessing) and this along with a young family and existing work commitme..
Southern Districts wishes to advise all players and supporters that the trials for 2014 have been confirmed. Fixture 1 - Saturday 15th March 2014
Barden Ridge Sports Complex, Barden Ridge.
Vs West Harbour
Colts and Grade
Fixture 2 - Saturday 22nd March 2014
Barden Ridge Sports Complex, Barden Ridge.
Vs Parramatta Colt..
QANTAS MEN’S SEVENS TEAM
READY TO REPRESENT ON THE GOLD COAST
The Australian side has been named ahead of the 2013/14 season opener of the HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Qantas Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor says he is confident ..
While the 15 a side game has been concluded for our boys( and girls) the sevens circuit is up and running and Southern Districts has a number of players in action this weekend. Rohan Saifolio, Paul Asquith and Alex Gibbon(capt) will be playing for Australia in the Oceania Sevens in Fiji-Also Maddie Elliot from the ladies team is also one of man..
Neville Shooter, the Pres of SDRC, has assembled his latest message on the state of the club, the comp, the SRU, the ARU and a well thought out smattering of information regarding where the future might lie for the club, its players and supporters. So have a read and enjoy. (/presidents-report/the-president-speaks-season-end-2013)..
First 10 teams that register in the Wednesday Southern Districts comp using the promotional code REBELS receive an additional $50 off their team registration fee.
So if teams register and pay before the Early Bird cut–off date (15 September) this $50 will be additional to the $100 early bird saving.
For someone to take advantage o..
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