2012 Season Launch Luncheon
Come One, Come All!
Southern Districts will be kicking off the 2012 season in style with a Season Launch Luncheon to be held at the Forshaw Rugby Park on Friday 20th April.
From 12pm plenty of prizes will be up for grabs in raffles and auctions whilst guests are entertained by two Rugby celebrities and a clever comedian!
Some Early Dates for the Diary
4 Very Important Dates For 2012!
14th April, 2012 at Forshaw Rugby Park – “Back to South’s Day”
An excellent chance for all current and previous St.George, Port Hacking & Southern Districts players and supporters to get together and launch the season for Souths in their Round 1 S..
2012 McLeish Estate Functions
Take advantage of the great relationship between SDRC and McLeish Wines by grabbing tickets to one of the many events they are planning throughout the year. McLeish Wines come from the rich vines of the Hunter Valley and are continuing to win awards and tantalise tastebuds across the country. Download the calendar.
February Training Calendar for Download
The club has issued a handy training calendar for Febuary so you know what is going on and where. Download it via the link below.
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Pre-Season Training Starts
All grades and all colts. Pre-Season training starts on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 on the back paddock at 6.30pm sharp !
We hope to see all players down there to begin working off the holiday excess and getting yourselves ready for the season opener in April.
SDRC Christmas Drinks
Ho Ho Ho. Why not come down to the club on Wednesday evening 21st December, 2011 and enjoy a catch up with friends and family. All members, sponsors, players, family and guests are invited to come on down for a few drinks to celebrate Christmas 2011. There will also be a LUCKY DOOR PRIZE.
Doors open at 6.30pm and we look forward to seeing y..
Charlie Williamson Benefit Night
Saturday Night 10th December 2011
200+ game player for Southern Districts has recently has a serious health scare. The club is hosting a benefit night for Charlie and his family.
There will be raffle prizes, auction items and plenty of beer, wine and soft drink.
Come on down and catch up wi..
Vale Noel Eccleston
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a life member and founder of Oatley Rugby Club, Noel Eccleston. He was a great man and was passionate about village rugby and more importantly the great club he founded in 1958. For those of you wishing to attend Noels service, it will be at Woronora Cemetery South Chapel at midday on Fri..
Rugby Administration Role Up For Grabs
Sydney Junior Rugby Union Rugby Administrator - The SJRU Rugby Administrator will provide administrative support to the SJRU Competitions Manager and will have a key responsibility for competition assistance and the effective communication with clubs, referees, the SJRU Committee and other key stakeholders on club administration matters. The SJ..
Glenn McDonald Golf Benefit
Friends of Glenn have organised a Benefit Golf Day to provide the funding necessary for his further rounds of surgery and to assist the family over this very difficult time. We encourage all of you to play in the tournament or at the very least make a donation.
There is also Corporate Sponsorship available for the day.
Date: Tuesday 1..
St George Rugby Club Luncheon
Come and join the mighty St George Rugby Club for a great afternoon of food and beverages.
12 noon for a 12.30pm start.
Friday 9th December
The Rugby Club
Access via Crane Place
Call Peter Sadler on 0407 404 748 for tickets and more information
Christmas Movie Night
Forshaw Park comes alive with a great outdoor family movie night.
Grade Players Info Session
This Friday at the club from 6.45pm
Hosted by Cameron Blades- out line of 2012 season – all players welcome.
Light refreshments will be served..
New Head Coach 2012-13
It is with great delight that on behalf of the board of directors of the Southern Districts Rugby Club that we can announce Cameron Blades will be the 1st Grade head coach for 2012- 2013 seasons.
Cameron’s playing career is well documented where he played over 200 games for the Gordon club (including 2 1st grade premierships), NSW and..
The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Districts Rugby Club is shortly to take place. We encourage you to come along and participate/vote for your new board of directors for 2011/2012.
WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2011 - 7PM
1. Ordinary Business - Accounts and Directors’ Report
To receive and consider the financial..
Presentation Night 2011
Saturday 5th November
Bay Blu Restaurant
741 Princes Highway, Blakehurst
$90 per person includes:
3 course meal
Beer, wine, Champagne & soft drink
Friday 14th October
Allysa Burke – 0404 286 920 ..
2nd Grade Punish Eastwood in the Grand Final
On Saturday 24th September at Concord Oval Southern Districts Rugby Club wrote themselves into the history books with a convincing three tries to one win, 24-16 over minor premiers, Eastwood, to secure their first major rugby premiership and take possession of Sydney Rugby Union’s Colin Caird Shield for Reserve Grade.
Eastwood raced ..
Its' a Baby-thon
There are babies to announce in the SDRC family.
Congratulations Steve and Clare Peters (4th grade coach) on the birth of their 2nd daughter , Zali, born 19th September 2011.
Mum and bub doing well - Dad relieved.
Our best wishes to Steve , Clare and excited grandparents Harry and Carol.
Congratulations to Tetera Faulkner (1st ..
Budburst Festival - Hunter Valley
When: Sunday 30th October 2011 from 10 am.
Where: Mcleish Estate, 462 Debeyers Road, Pokolbin
This is another wonderful McLeish Wine Partners family day so bring along your families and friends to share this special occasion.
Entry is $10 per adult (kids are free) and this includes wine tasting and BBQ lunch with salads and dessert ..
2nd Grade in GRAND FINAL
Second grade will play Eastwood in the Second Grade Grand Final next Saturday at Concord Oval Kickoff is 12.50pm.
There will be a supporters bus going to the 2011 2nd Grade Grand Final
Leaving Forshaw Rugby Park at 10.45am and returning round 4.00pm
Must book and register your interest to Craig Hawkings on 0420 967 077 or ha..
2nd Grade make Semis
Southern Districts 2nd grade vs. Sydney Uni
Sunday 18th September 2011 – 1,15pm kick off at T G Milner.
GET ON THE BUS
There will be a supporters bus.
If interested please contact Craig Hawkings at the club on 9522 5533
or send an email (http://southerndistricts.com.au/contact-us.htm) from the website.
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Coaching Positions for 2012 now open
Southern Districts is looking for qualified coaching staff, experienced team managers and anyone wishing to play some part in assisting the club achieve it's goals in 2012. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
You may wish to send your details through here (http://southerndistricts.com.au/get-involved/coach-manage.htm)...
Subbies Grand Finals at Forshaw
Not going to Granville this Saturday to watch the Rebels? Come on down and watch the Sub District teams battle it out. All facilities will be open.
Robertson Cup (colts)
St Ives v Hunters Hill
Newport v Forest
Junior Grand Finals this weekend
On behalf of the SDRC Seniors we would like to wish all the SDRU Junior clubs (including opens) playing in Grand Finals all the very best of luck.
We also wish to congratulate and thank the parents, managers and coaches of all the sides for their continuing growth of Rugby in our district and win, lose or draw, we the seniors are proud of them..
Southern Districts Junior Rugby is HIRING
Looking for a great part time role with a passionate and active Junior Rugby district? Now is your chance to get onboard and apply to take the development job head on. Download the information sheet and we look forward to chatting to you soon.
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Back to Port Hacking Day
Celebrate 40 years since Port Hacking were elevated (with Warringah) into the Sydney First Division. Come to the game and catch up with mates, enjoy a beer and watch the Rebels take on Warringah. You can't get better than that...
Southern Districts Juniors Finals
Your local junior clubs are playing the semi-finals this Sunday 14th August. Get down and support these future Rebels.
Mid Season Luncheon Announced
Save the date. The mid season luncheon is happening on Friday Aug 26th 2011. Buy tickets online including tables of ten. Find out more information here. (http://souths.worldsecuresystems.com/_webapp_1447696/Mid_Season_Luncheon)..
Bob Burke Charity Golf Day
Beverly Park Golf Club
87a Jubilee Avenue, Beverly Park
When: Friday, 15 July 2011
Event: 4 – Ball Ambrose
Be there: 8.00am for bacon & egg roll, coffee and tea
Hit-off time: 8.30am – Shot-gun start
Lunch: 1.00pm – then presentation, raffles and auctions
Cost: $125.00 per player or $500.00 for 4 players
Bill Wallace & Nicola have a son
Bill Wallace, one of Southern Districts long serving players and his wife Nicola announce the arrival of James William Wallace on July 4th 2011 weighing in at 9lb 3oz. Congratulations to both of them from all at Southern Districts.
Here he is pictured with proud Grandparents Trish & Peter
Steve Talbot named First Grade Coach
SOUTHERN Districts have appointed their former state representative back rower Steve Talbot to take over as first grade coach for the remainder of the season.
Re-Printed from The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader (http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/sport/rugby-union/rebels-restructure/2218484.aspx)- by Brad Forrest
While the club ..
Vale David Brockhoff
Australian Rugby is mourning the passing of one of the greats of the game; former Wallaby player and then coach David (Dave) Brockhoff. A Wallaby flanker through 26 matches, including eight Tests, between 1949 and 1953; ‘Brock’ as he was affectionately and almost universally known, later coached the Wallabies for six consecutive years b..
Vale Bob Burke
It is with much sadness that we announce that Bob Burke passed away on Saturday 11th June after a long battle with cancer.
The funeral will be held on Friday 17th June at 2.00pm at the Woronora South Chapel
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Woolooware Golf Club from 3.00pm.
Prayers and thoughts for Bob and his extended fami..
Engadine Lions Sportsmans Lunch
Engadine Lions host Rod Kafer at Engadine Tavern - St Moritz Room.
There will also be lucky door prizes and a sporting memorabilia auction.
Date: Friday 22nd July, 2011
Cost: $80.00 (great value)
Includes: Lunch, Beverages (beer, wine & soft drinks) and entertainment
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Tickets can be purchased from:
Extra Touch Judge Courses
An extra course has been scheduled at Moore Park.
Sydney Football Stadium
Monday 6th June
Cost for both courses is $30 and individuals MUST PRE-REGISTER HERE (http://www.rugby.com.au/nswcourses).
For clubs wishing to send multiple registrants and pay for them all via invoice, please contact Meghan on 9323 3430 or email he..
Kokoda Track Fundraiser
St George Motor Boat Club
Tuesday 19th July, 2011
6.30pm - 7.00pm start
Guest Speakers and MC
Captain Cook Cruise valued at $98.00
Novotel Brighton Le Sands Seafood Buffet Dinner valued at $150
Sealevel Voucher valued at $100
Summersalt Voucher valued at $150
Texas Hold 'Em Poker
Hola - get to the club and support the fundraising efforts of the lads travelling to Argentina.
Southern Districts Rugby Club
$25.00 per head
Cash Prizes and American Honey Bourbon to give away. Includes a place on the table with chips, a chorizo roll and a ..
Juniors Trivia Night
A great night of trivia and live music supporting Junior Rugby in Sydney's South. Buy tickets today.
Southern Districts Rugby Club
$30.00 per head
A great night of trivia and live entertainment including cocktail food. There will also be lots of raffles, auctio..
From the G.M
Thanks to all who have renewed their membership and welcome to all the new members of the Rebels.
I am sure you will enjoy the ride as the club progresses through the competitions. It was great to see so many at the first home game and we look forward to seeing more turn up this week when the Mountain men from Penrith head to the coast to take..
After a disappointing start to the season where Eastwood out played us in 1st grade in round 1 with some poor defence out wide and set piece not at the standard we expect, the boys have been much improved after being able to spend a couple more training sessions together and getting to know each other after a rep season that saw up to 12 players pl..
Max talks Souths Vs Manly
Southern Districts played their final trial match on Saturday at the rather chilly Menai Warriors ground at Barden Ridge against Manly.
We got up 46 -10 (8 tries to 2) goal kicking was a problem because a very strong wind, which was a big advantage to the team playing with it's assistance.
With the wind in the first half South's manag..
Trials March 26th @ Menai
Southern Districts Grade and Colts will be hosting Manly RUFC to a trial match on Saturday 26th March at Barden Ridge sports complex, New Illawarra Rd , Menai.
The 1st games commence at 10.45am with the main games commencing at 1.25pm- please note there is no 3.00pm fixture
Menai Rugby will have fully catered facilities and there is ample..
Hunter Valley Golf Day
Play the greens and taste the reds
McLeish Estate invite you to play golf at the McLeish Estate Golf Classic and/or the Golden Slipper Event.
When: From 9.30am Sunday 10th April 2011
Where: Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club, Pokolbin (Crown Plaza Resort)
Holes: Classic - 18 holes ($60.00); Slipper - 9 holes ($45.00)
Dan Ward says thanks!
To Craig Hawkings and the Southern Districts Rugby Club committee
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to travel to Driffield. I gained invaluable life experiences that I would never have been able to without your assistance.
The social side of the club and living in Driffield was fantastic. One night at the club which I pa..
Max talks Souths Vs Parra
Southern Districts had their second hit out for the preseason last Saturday at Forshaw against Parramatta.
On a day when the club had 30 players involved in playing matches for various representative teams including Dewitt Roos, Sean Doyle and Sam Latinpulu who were involved in a game in Melbourne between the Melbourne Risers and a Sydney C..
Max talks Souths Vs Gordon
Southern District's 2011 campaign kicked off on Saturday with a trial against Gordon at Forshaw Park, chalking up 7 tries to 4 on the way to a 50-22 victory.
For the Rebels Sam Latinpulu was outstanding being very strong over the ball and chewing off considerable metre's with some physical carries. Hoani Matinga playing at lock had his firs..
Season Opening Luncheon
Don't forget to book your tickets ONLINE for the season opening luncheon. Grab a table and support the club. It's sure to be a great day with some great speakers lined up. More details can be found here (/_webapp_1097734/Season_Launch)...
Max talks NSW B vs Samoa A
On Monday Southern Districts had 9 players take part in a match between NSW "B" and Samoa "A" at St Marys Stadium. Somoa won the match 35-12, but some our boys went quite well.
Our hooker John Ulugia who is returning from a chest muscle injury received playing against Manly last season had a very good all round game, with his line out throw..
See Aust Barbarians @ Souths
5th March at Forshaw vs. Gordon- followed by NSW A vs. Australian Barbarians..