Happy New Year and welcome back to Rugby 2019. I hope everyone has had a relaxing and safe festive period.
First and foremost, you can now register online via our website with the link to “Active kids” and the government $100 rebate. Remember that part of the enjoyment of playing rugby is doing it with your mates. So, try and encourage your friends to come and have fun with you. The rugby pathway is set up in a way where every couple of years you need more players until you get 15 on the field.
This year each team needs a manager to assist our coaches who generously give up their time to help our kids enjoy their rugby. It is not a difficult nor time consuming job but certainly helps and as the saying goes “many hands make light work”. So, have a think and please let your coaches know if you are available.
2019 is a huge year for North Rocks Junior Rugby Club as it was 50 years ago that we started and to celebrate we are getting a new playing strip to commemorate this great occasion. With new jersey’s comes the opportunity for either you or your company, or a company you know, to be a sponsor of children’s sport with your company name on our new strip. For this you get exposure to more than 400 young families in the Hills district on a Saturday through the Minis competition and exposure Sydney wide on a Sunday through the Junior competition. For any further enquiries please contact either Shane Kelleway 0402787334 or Dave Wehbe 0418278166.
Lastly this year we are running a big raffle as a fund raiser and are requesting for any donations please. We have very generously received $2500 worth of varying sized Bianchi bikes and would like to expand on this prize pool so please put your thinking caps on and ask around. The money raised allows us to keep our fees as low as possible and provide equipment for your children.
As a footnote congratulations to one of our Dads, Paul Fitzgerald (Fitzy). While on holiday at Avoca Beach he was on hand to pull a 5-year-old boy unconscious from the lagoon and performed CPR until the arrival of paramedics. Luckily the young boy was airlifted to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Well done Fitzy..
Shane Kelleway - President.
The Club was established in 1969 as the Roselea-Carlingford Junior Rugby Football Club and is now known as North Rocks Rugby Union Inc. Our Club is a non-profit organization. Being an incorporated association we are run by an executive team of 6.
Our training and home ground is the picturesque Kingsdene Oval, Felton Road, Carlingford. Kingsdene Oval has been our home ground for over 20 years.
North Rocks Rugby Union Inc is an Eastwood District Village Club and plays in the Sydney Juniors Sunday competition, visiting grounds all over Sydney from the Northern Beaches all the way down to the Mountains. Eastwood District is currently the premier district rugby club in Australia.
The Club draws its players predominantly from the surrounding suburbs of North Rocks, Carlingford, West Pennant Hills, Northmead, Baulkham Hills and Oatlands.
During the 2017 season North Rocks hosted visiting teams from New Zealand in a junior trans-Tasman clash and will again be hosting this in 2019.
Club Goals and Visions We want all players and their families to enjoy the benefits of individuals caring for each other and looking to serve one another through open communication and participation in club activities. We encourage you to find your role within the life of the club. Winning or losing is not in itself the measure of success. A winning rugby community is a community; Which values its members and their individual giftedness; Which shares a common purpose; Which works together in harmony; Which is sensitive to the needs of others.
High Profile Players which North Rocks Rugby Union have nurtured include:
Nick Phipps – Current Waratah and a Wallaby
Ben Robinson – Current Waratah and a Wallaby
Rod Moore – Eastwood player, Waratah and a Wallaby
James Hilgendorf – former Eastwood, Western Force & Waratah player
Alex Walker – First Grade Eastwood and Australian Under21 World Cup Team.
Rowen Kellam – Eastwood Colts and Australian School Boys representative and now signed with the Brumbies
Stuart Dickinson – Former North Rocks Player and Now International Referee.
Parents will be able to register via the Rugby Xplorer App. A new version was updated on Apple App Store this week
This new version has the Sign Up
How to Register (for the Parents)
Two ways – via App or via https://myaccount.rugby.com.au/options
It appears if the person registering a player with vouchers enters in the voucher number (which validates the voucher), then goes back and reviews/changes and goes forward again then the voucher is declared redeemed before payment is actually made. The same goes for validating the voucher, and then quits, or any possible combination of not completing it in one smooth flow.
The Eastwood Junior Rugby Representative Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 season skills session and selection trial dates. Please mark the dates below in your diary for 2019.
Eastwood Juniors Skills Sessions U10 - U16
Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd March
2pm - 4pm
Bring Mouthguard, headgear, waterbottles.
Wear Sneakers only - NO BOOTS ALLOWED.
Craig Hawkings from Eastwood Rugby, along with the Eastwood District coaches will be running this program.
Eastwood Representative Team Selections for U/10, 11 and 12’s
Selection 1- Saturday April 27th (please note this is the last weekend of the school holidays)
Selection 2- Saturday May 4th-
Selection 2 Times and Venues to be advised Eastwood Representative
Team Selections for U/13,14,15, 16, 17’s
Selection 1 Sunday April 28th- Selection 1 (please note this is the last weekend of the school holidays)
Selection 2 - Sunday May 5th
Times and Venues to be advised
Eastwood District Junior Rugby 2018 Representative Committee www.eastwoodjuniorrugby.com.au