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.
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 the club in 2018 including Shambeckler Vui (Aust u/20s), Colm Skehan (Munster A), Tumua Mua (Heartland NZ), Cullen Simpson (Canterbury NZ), Ben Grant (QLD Schools, Gen Blue), Connor Weetman (Edinburgh Academics Scotland), Sunia Famitau (Waikato NPC), Adam Maloney (Ireland U/20s), Ben Chalmers (Scotland U/20s), Seb Siataga (Waikato Chiefs, Bay of Plenty), Rahboni, Vasayoco (Sunwolves) and colts players making their way into Grade for 2018. Trials for Grade are scheduled as 10/3/2018 – vs Gordon at Redmond Oval, 17/3/2018 – vs Illawarriors at Campbelltown and 24/3/2018 – vs West Harbour at Redmond Oval.
Colts are looking good this year too with big turnouts and commitment at training. Bayley Kuenzle, Jordan Morris, Ben Grant, Sama Malolo and Cooper Harris are possibilities for the Australian U/20s. Colts first trial is 3rd March v Bowral Rugby Club @ Bowral.
The North Cronulla Surf Club "Sealice" are returning to Subbies Rugby in 2018 after a very long absence. Look out for them on the back field which will be their home ground in 2018.
open for 2018 - we have listened
We have been conducting surveys over the summer and some of the feedback was that we needed to enable supporters from the country, interstate and overseas the ability to become a member but without all of the benefits. We also had a large number of requests for a Ladies membership with a few less game entries but similar options. Our last request was to open the Financial Lifetime Membership which gives you the rights of a full member every year until your last. These are in additional to our standard membership and renewal.
With only a month to go before Round 1 we need you to commit early by signing up online so we can get then processes and cards in the mail.
SPECIAL existing members 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.
We have also got a few new things going on in and around the club.
FRIDAY 6TH APRIL - 6:30PM DINNER
New to the calendar this year is our Pre-Season Dinner Event with local event caterers, fresh new beverages, MC Michael Osmond/Sam Lindsay, DJ, Comedian Chris Radburn, lots of raffles, lucky door and special guest the new CEO of Rugby Australia Raelene Castle who will take the floor and share her thoughts on our great game.
SURF CLUB FEST
We also have Surf Club Fest where we welcome everyone from Era, Cronulla, North Cronulla, Elouera and Wanda Surf Clubs with free entry to Forshaw on May 12th to celebrate the inaugural "Harry Gibbons Cup" Vs Easts. A celebration of community and of course Harry Gibbons who was on of the founders of Wanda SLSC and Port Hacking Rugby Club.
Game Day improvements
LOTS GOING ON
A refurbished kitchen, new food choices, improved beverages, a new canteen on the 4th Grade Family Hill, upgraded can bar at Favourite Son Hill, a new Surf Boat courtesy of North Cronulla Surf Club, new furniture, tables and seating inside the clubhouse, a refurbished ladies bathroom downstairs, a dedicated marquee space for ladies day and a whole lot more.
NEW SHIRTS FOR PLAYERS
Players will also be decked out in new kits for 2018. Coming to and from the ground and whilst walking around Forshaw or hanging with friends in the club they will all be looking sharp from beginning to end.
A few folk have mentioned they would like to know who is on the board of Southern Districts Rugby Club and who does what. We now have a page with all the information.