We are currently reviewing our coaching and management
appointments in all grades and ages. Expressions of Interest are welcome for
the role of coach and/or manager for a 2014 team.
The club gym is open for business! If you want to come on down
and work on your strength and conditioning over the off-season head down to
OCs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am. All
SA Rugby is running a Summer Development Junior Academy
throughout the 2013/2014 summer, commencing on Sunday 24 November. Get your
team mates and friends together and enjoy a summer Rugby experience! More
details at http://www.sarugby.com.au/news/summer-development-junior-academy/
Starting at Dry creek. Series running 15th, 22nd and
With sadness we farewell Dot Rogers, Bert Rogers’ widow, who
passed away last week after a long illness at the age of 91.
Our condolences and love go to Dot’s friends and family. Bert and Dot were
great club people; Bert was a revered President but he and Dot were an even
greater partnership. Bert and Dot were like parents to the players of the
time, many of whom were from interstate or overseas. They would open their
home to club members, and were generous with their time and affection. In the
pre-clubrooms era, they would bring out a tent to Tregenza to provide shelter
for the players as they came in from from the weather, and there they would
find Mother Dot waiting with hot cups of tea and scones for them.
The money raised from Dot’s High Tea in the tent was the start of the club’s
deposit for the construction of the clubrooms.
Next time you find yourself leaning on the bar, say a thanks and goodbye to
Massive congratulations to OC's Mackenzie Sadler who has been
selected in the Australian Schoolgirls Sevens Training Squad in preparation
for the 2014 Youth Olympics to be held in China!
Mackenzie, d'Arcy and the other fab SA girls making a splash
on the national rugby stage are being feted at SA Rugby's Spring Tour lunch on
22 Nov. Let us know if you'd like to come along and show them that you love
them! ($32 at the Alehouse).
We’ll be playing a little social bocce (a little like bowls or petanque)
on Saturday nights over the summer.
Details are still being ironed out but if you are interested, register your
8th November, 22nd November, 13th December
You may have heard that the cricket pitch on Tregenza is being
For those who have not already wandered past this week, the view looks
something like this.
We’ll be having a debrief of 2013, go through some official business, and
plan for the 2014 season. ALL WELCOME! If you would like to get more involved
with your club, please let us know. We are always looking for more volunteers
to be on the Juniors subcommittee. Contact Jane Richards for more information
For the purposes of presentations of the officers’ reports, annual
accounts and balance sheet, for the election of new Life Members and for the
election of officers and selectors. Financial social members with voting
rights, financial playing members and life members are entitled to attend and
vote at the meeting, or may appoint a proxy in writing. Formal notices of AGM
will be mailed to all financial members.
NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FOR:
Life Membership for at least ten years of conspicuous service
Quindecim for fifteen years of senior rugby
Committee Positions: President, Vice President, Registrar, Secretary,
Treasurer, Selectors (2) Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Committee
Members Enquiries to Sue Thewlis at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0431 566 116
Old Collegians is hosting a fun day of rugby for girls aged 12
We are sure there are a lot of future Aussie reps in our midst and we want to
flush them out! Younger girls are also welcome and we will have age
appropriate activities for them too. There will be coaching, games, fun
activities and prizes. A flyer is attached.
RSVP to email@example.com
If anyone out there in OC-land thinks they might be interested in coming to
Hong Kong in March 2014 for the HK7s, either just as a tourist or to play in
the Kowloon 10s, shout out! We’re trying to firm up some details now and
will organise a tour if there’s enough interest…
The Glenunga Oztag Comp is moving to Tregenza this Spring/Summer so sort
out your team ASAP and email Oztag here to register your interest!
Come ‘n’ Try Sessions, 6pm at Tregenza Monday 28 Oct 2013, Wednesday 30
Oct 2013, Monday 4 Nov 2013, Wednesday 6 Nov 2013
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for Open, Mixed & Junior
ENTER YOUR TEAMS NOW!!
SA Rugby are having a no-limit Texas hold'em poker tournament on 8th Nov to
raise funds for the Adelaide Black Falcons tour of NZ next year.
The tournament should be a great night with over $2000 in prizes to be
Please support the team and pass the word around.
Check out the event on www.facebook.com/events/227342737431685/
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll pass on your details.
Just a reminder that the club bar is open over the off-season,
every Thursday and Saturday night from 6pm.
We also expect to be opening for Oztag on Mondays and Wednesdays when it
starts up in a couple of weeks.
Pop by for a cleansing ale.
SA Rugby’s annual Spring Tour lunch will be at the Coopers
Alehouse on Friday 22 November. Stick it in your diaries. More details to
At the clubrooms, Thursday 19 December
Back L-R: Blake Giarola, Chris Steel, Mitch Sallis, Chingy Mpala, Liam
McDonough, Peter Cross, Ben Suttell, Chips Bartlett
Front L-R (kneeling): George Bretag-Norris, Nat Linder-Patton, Jim Hopkinson,
HJ “Bert” Rogers Memorial Trophy for Administrative
Services – Amanda Porteous
Warren Bully Memorial Trophy for Best Club Supporter – Jill and Peter
Alan Spry Memorial “Spirit of Rugby” Trophy – Stewart Frew
Canterbury Award for Special Achievement – Lenny Eilers
Stewart Wood Memorial Trophy for the best Clubman – Todd Graham
Bernie McQueen Tackling Trophy for Best Tackler – Chris Steel
Owen Clarke Points Kicking Trophy – Stuart Roberston
Mike von Berg Trophy for Consistency, Courage and Commitment – James Denley
Willie Wilson Memorial Trophy for Best First Season Player – Brett
Stewart Douglas Award for Best Graduate from Junior Rugby – Stewart
Bob George Memorial Trophy for Best and Fairest Player – Gary Mann
1st XV – Gary Mann
Angus Crawford Memorial Trophy, 2nd XV – Fraser Murison
3rd XV – Robert Porteous
4th XV – Sam Walwyn
Sandi Jenni Medal, Women’s XV – El Casciano
MOST IMPROVED PLAYERS:
1st XV – Tim Dawes
2nd XV – Oliver Cole
3rd XV – Nick Howlett
4th XV – Peter Cowen
Women’s XV – Geraldine Yam
G Bainbridge Memorial Trophy, 1st XV – Chris Bartlett
McQualter Memorial Trophy, 2nd XV – James Denley
C Holdich Memorial Trophy, 3rd XV – Jono Gill
4th XV – Harley Simmonds
Women’s XV – Nadia Di Girolamo
E Yule Memorial Trophy, 1st XV – Gary Mann
J Forwood Memorial Trophy, 2nd XV – Diego Caldarola
W Templeton Memorial Trophy, 3rd XV – Ryan Nielsen
4th XV – Paul Cleary
Women’s XV – Daniella Di Girolamo
The 2013 Elizabeth Rugby Sevens Tournament will take place on
Saturday 19 October at Elizabeth RUFC, Womma Reserve, Elizabeth West.
In its 56th year, the Elizabeth Sevens is the longest running Rugby Sevens
tournament in the southern hemisphere.
This year is set to be bigger and better than ever before!
The tournament is open to Under 18, Over 35, Open Men and Open Women’s
Let us know ASAP if you’re interested in playing so we can submit
Yes, the rumours are true! The Glenunga Oztag Comp is moving
to Tregenza this Spring/Summer so start sorting out your teams! Oztag expects
to have comps on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Graham was elected a Life Member of Old Collegians.
Presentation Night of 4th October 2013
Cricket at Tregenza in the Summer months has finally come to a
close leaving Tregenza to Old Collegians' for full use of the oval during the
Summer. The pitch has now been dug up.
This leaves the club open for juniors' training, Oztag and more for full
year-round use of the club
A fantastic end to what has been a wonderful season at Old Collegians!
Match reports of 1sts, 2nds &
JUNIOR AWARDS 2013
Junior Presentation Night this year was amazing.
We don’t think there has ever been quite as many people in the
It was a great way to finish our year, and to recognise the hard work and
talent of our youngsters, their coaches and managers.
Thanks again to all of them, and congratulations to our award
Maxine & Ian Walker Trophy, Coach’s Award Under 16s:
Trish Abbott Trophy for Best Girl, Under 7s and 8s: Alexandra Humble
John & Judy Brady Trophy for Most Improved: Colin Tilson
John & Judy Brady Trophy for Best Junior Clubman: Rhys Frew
Joyce Spry Scholarship: Luke Howes
Howard Clay Scholarship : Nickolas Litchfield
Jack Steel Trophy for Commitment to Rugby: Carl Arnold
Luke Callaghan Trophy, Junior Club Captain: Charlie Pickford & Rhys Frew
Players’ Player, Under 7s: Lana Hollway
Players’ Player, Under 8s: James List
Players’ Player, Under 10s: Ethan Hickman
Players’ Player, Under 12s: Edwin Dodd
Players’ Player, Under 14s: Ollie Horne
Players’ Player, Under 16s: Luke Howes
Achievement Trophy, Under 7s: Daniel Howes
Achievement Trophy, Under 8s: Ethan Frew
Achievement Trophy, Under 10s: Slade Hollway
Achievement Trophy, Under 12s: Max Linton
Achievement Trophy, Under 14s: Ben Hower
Achievement Trophy, Under 16s: Isaac Hayes
Trophy for Best Tagger, Under 7s: Ivan Arnold
Alex Rokobaro Trophy for Best Tackler, Under 8s: Ryan Barlow
Rod Hauser Trophy for Best Tackler, Under 10s: Carl Arnold
Bob Burgess Trophy for Best Tackler, Under 12s: Abigail Howes
Denis Hayden Trophy for Best Tackler, Under 14s: Charlie Dubois
Michael Raymond Trophy for Best Tackler, Under 16s: James Francis
Coach’s Award Under 7s: Jackson Denley
Coach’s Award Under 8s: Sam Brady
Meryl & Hugh Kerr-Grant Trophy, Coach’s Award Under 10s: Harry List
Peter "Doc" Douglas Trophy, Coach’s Award Under 12s: Edwin Dodd
Julie & David Turner Trophy, Coach’s Award Under 14s: Rory Illman
One other award was presented on the night: the Alan Spry Memorial Trophy for
Portraying the True Spirit of Rugby was presented to our Director of Junior
Rugby, Stewart Frew.
It would normally be awarded at Senior Presentation Night, but we wanted to
present it in front of the people Stew has worked so hard for all year. There
can be no doubt that Stewart portrays the 'true spirit of rugby'. That spirit
can be hard to define, but it is something like a blend of mateship,
contribution, fairness, encouragement and plain old fun.
We are very lucky at OCs; so many of our people glow with 'rugby spirit', but
Stewart takes it to the next level. Not only is he filled with his own spirit
of rugby, but his enthusiasm and love of the game spills out and infects
everyone around him. A rugby Johnny Appleseed, he plants the love of rugby
where-ever he goes in the hearts of the people he meets. The wonderful vibe in
the Juniors this year has delighted everyone and has made us a much stronger
club, and is due in no small part to Stew’s simple, contagious 'sprit of
The force is strong in this one. We thank and congratulate him.
2013 Grand Finals - Victoria Park - 21 September
Be there. Be loud & proud. Be in red & blue.
9:00am 4th XV: Adelaide
University v Onkaparinga 10:20am Women’s XV: Onkaparinga
v Southern Suburbs 11:40am 3rd XV: Old
Collegians v Brighton 1:00pm U18: Burnside
v Onkaparinga 2:20pm 2nd XV: Old
Collegians v Brighton 3:40pm 1st XV: Brighton
v Old Collegians
Entry: Adults $15,
concession $12 (both include free drink and program) and children under
18 are free.
Food & Beverages: Gourmet
BBQ and other foods, Coopers bars Kids’
Parking: No parking
available for the public at venue itself, however there will be a drop
off zone available adjacent to the venue off of Fullarton Rd. Reserved
parking (for invited guests and selected club officials) and disabled
parking is available adjacent to the venue off of Fullarton Rd.
Wakefield St, adjacent to the ground has 415 on-street parking places,
plus multiple parking areas on East Terrace and adjacent streets.
Club Tents in front of the Grand Stand, 1200 seats in the Grand Stand
Licensed area in which alcohol may be consumed. No alcohol may be
brought into or taken out of these areas.
As all players know, the tradition after GF night is to get
yourself up to the club for the horrific experience that is Kangaroo
This year the clubrooms and bar will be open, BBQ going, music
cranking and an “ANYTHING GOES” dress up.
All senior grades are encouraged to come along and celebrate
their “Silly Sunday” together.
At tonight’s Don Smith Medal Presentation we were delighted
to be able bring home some silverware to Tregenza, and to have some of our
wonderful people recognised.
Coopers Trophy for Champion Club
Bob Hogarth Trophy for Team with Most Tries (Our 2nd XV with 137 tries,
narrowly beating our 1st XV with 131!)
Gary Mann, Physio Direct Adelaide Black Falcons Best Team Player
Nadia Di Girolamo, Edna Reilly Memorial Trophy for Best & Fairest Women’s
Geoff Holdich, SA Rugby Life Member
Come along and applaud our juniors, their award winners and
the great season we’ve all enjoyed! Free BBQ and Salads. The bar will be
open as well as the canteen. Family and friends very welcome.
XV OC 16 v Brighton 20
Bad luck fellas. Played well and led until the last 5 mins. Second chance next
2nd XV OC 17 v Brighton 13
Another Grand Finalist team!!
XV victorious against Uni, 22-27 and go straight into GF! Wooo!
Bad luck to the 4s who went down
22 to 5 and were knocked out of the Finals. A valiant effort though with
plenty of chances we could have taken but didn't, nonetheless a great
defeated by Burnside and knocked out of finals. Bad luck boys - congrats on a
Women defeated by Onkas but have a second chance next week in an elimination
final against Souths.
A fantastic minor round sees all our senior teams plus the U14s through to
Let’s get out in numbers and colours to the various venues to cheer on our
REMINDER!! Players who want to play finals:
- MUST be fully financial. The few players who have not made full payment must
do so this week.
- MUST be wearing club shorts (blue) and socks (red).
Any player who does not have club shorts/socks can get them from Powerhouse on
If that will be a problem, contact us ASAP.
The following OC players have been nominated for a SA Rugby
Congratulations to them all!
Nadia Di Girolamo
OC is also in the running for other awards like Most Team
Tries, and of course the Club Championship Trophy.
If you'd like to come along and support, let us know ASAP and we can book for
$40/ticket for food and drinks 6:30pm, Wed 11 Sept Piccadilly Cinema, 181 O’Connell
Sunday 8th September, 8:00 to 11:30, Riverside Oval, Port
BUS TO ONKAS? We'll be getting a bus down to Onkas this
weekend, leaving OC at 11am and coming back after presentations. $20 buys you
a berth - book ASAP and pay by Thursday night. Limited seats: first come,
Get ready for the annual Eastern Suburbs Cup between OC
and Burnside, at Parkinson Oval.
Come along and support your lads!
Burnside RFC are running a charity day to support Beyond Blue, so bring along
some extra change and help both clubs do some good.
The Junior Gold Cup is a national long term talent
development and competition program at U15 and U17 age levels coordinated by
the Australian Rugby Union, including a centre here in SA.
The Junior Gold Cup program will commence with selections in
September/October 2013, off season training in November 2013 and culminate in
a national competition in February/March 2014.
The ARU is looking for suitable people to fill the following voluntary
positions in each age group here in SA:
Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Strength and Conditioning
More details here: http://www.sarugby.com.au/news/sa-junior-gold-cup-coaching-management-positions/
Friday, 4 October at 6:30pm, Feathers Hotel
Three course meal, $55/person. You can book and pay over the
Saturday 14th September
Come back to Tregenza after the semi-finals for Australia v Argentina on
the big screen, and the return of our favourite Argentinean chef to fill us
full of grilled meat and green sauce (and, thus, happiness).
For those of you coming to Argie night, please note the
following: - Club Rooms open at 6pm - Collect your tickets and pay (if you
haven’t already) at the door between 6pm and 7pm. We have had around 100
RSVPs which will mean the club rooms are at capacity. Please pay this Thursday
night if you can. If you havent paid up by 7pm Saturday we may give away your
spot to someone else. For more info including drink specials and food details,
please head to the event page.
Enjoy a two course lunch with Kilikanoon wines, Coopers beers
and Schweppes soft drinks, and a Special Guest Speaker. Hear all the latest in
the world of rugby in the lead up to Grand Final Day! Tickets $85 – contact
email@example.com to book a seat on the OC table.
Piccadilly Cinema, tickets only $40. Includes cocktail food
buffet, beer, wine & soft drinks Dress: Jacket & Tie Let Sue know if
you’d like to come along! firstname.lastname@example.org
Big congrats to the following Collegians who have been
selected to play in SA's state rep teams. Great work! - Women: Daniella di
Girolamo, Anja Halstead - U16s: George Campbell - U12s: George Hewitt, Edwin
Dodd, Max Monfries
Ensuring the future
From 12pm, Friday 23 August 2013
13 Gouger Street, Adelaide 5000
$75, includes drinks on arrival
Old Collegians Players Trust invites you to a fundraising event at The
Guest speaker: Roger Wills
RSVP: 20 August 2013 to email@example.com
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Mates, Rugby, Beers, men in drag, what more could you want
from a Saturday night? Stay back after the home games, have a feed, watch the
Bledisloe on the big screen and then be floored by how good our guys look in
dresses. Taking entrants now: if you’re interested in “competing” hop on
facebook and let us know.
Last Saturday, 20th July, we farewelled Bob Burgess. Thank you
to all for the minute’s silence before the 1st XV’s game, and particularly
to the U7s and U8s who ran out with our Firsts (and their parents for bringing
them along). Bob would have been moved.
Please stop by his brass plaque over the bar sometime, and have a drink and a
yarn with him.
Saturday, 3rd August
Come along to support our lads and lasses against Port, NEDs
and the Vikings.
Sponsors, Life Members and Volunteers are invited to join us
on the balcony during the 1st XV home-game as a thanks for their support.
Saturday Night, 3rd August
Come to the club for home games and Supporters Day and stay on
for dinner and some friendly competition. Post your team names on Facebook to
The comp is capped at 16 TEAMS and there are only a few spots
left so be quick!
To add to the fun of the evening it will also be…
Semi-Formal night that means we dress fancy up top, but with
rugby shorts/socks down below. Refer to the epic old school photo on the wall
to the left of the bar if you need some inspiration.
Saturday, 10th August, 7:30pm
$15 per table, 8 major rounds plus bonus rounds Major Prize
will be a large basket full of goodies and wine Maximum of 6 people per table.
Bring your own table nibbles. NO BYO.
Division 2 – withdrawing teams Souths and NEDs have
withdrawn their Division 2 teams.
The SARU are working on changes to the balance of the draw – keep an eye on
the club emails, this website & facebook, and assume the version of the
draw you have is probably wrong!
Congratulations to the U13s State Team who won the Spirit
Award in their age group in the Gold Coast Carnival. This is an outstanding
achievement and comes
in part from Graham Copson’s work to keep the U12s together during the
offseason playing Oztag, giving them the chance to catch up, and to develop
their core passing and positional skills on a weekly basis during that period.
Peet Arnold, Assistant Coach of the Black Falcons
Graham Copson, Coach of the State U13s
Mike Lowe, Physiotherapist for the Black Falcons (and Bridget Sugden and
the rest of the Physio Direct Team who supporting the state programs)
Tim Dawes, who played the entire state carnival with the Tasmanian side to
complete their front row
SUNDAY 28 July 2013
Kick off will be 12:00 noon sharp, changerooms open from 11.00am
Golden Oldies players, be there by 11:30 am to register and warm up.
The matches will be followed by a meal and drinks at the club bar. As usual
for the Old Collegians game, there will be curries produced by the Crippled
Crows ladies and a band for dancing and singing.
Family and friends welcome!
Any past or present OC players over the age of 35 are welcome to play, but
must complete a registration form and pay the fee of $50 before the game as
other rugby policies do not cover injuries to players in these games.
After the State fixtures on Saturday 13 July at Gleneagles
Reserve, representatives of the six women’s teams in South Australia will be
playing a Barbarians game as a fundraiser for the women’s state team, and
they’ll be playing in Onesies.
It will be Lions v Wallabies, naturally, including several Collegians' lasses
who would love to see you there to support them & have a laugh.
From 5pm Saturday 27 July, inside the Clubrooms
“INVICTUS” will be shown for Junior players &
siblings Free Hotdogs & Popcorn!
Movie starts at 7pm
Players please bring along your bean bag
Meanwhile… Oyster & Wine Evening on the balcony - $10
per Adult, for wine tasting and finger food
Old Collegians' players currently at the WorldSport Rugby Carnival in the
Gold Coast (from 7th to 13th July):
U15s: George Campbell, Charlie Pickford, Sebastian Thompson
Under 14s: Eamonn Lambert, Oliver Horne, Rory Illman, Liam Westerik, Charlie
U13s: Tom Copson, George Hewitt, Magnus Illman
SA Rugby has selected the squads to represent the Adelaide
Black Falcons and Junior Falcons at the 2013 State Representative Challenge,
which will take place this weekend (Friday to Sunday) at Gleneagles Reserve.
Representing SA are Collegians George Bretag-Norris, Gary
Mann, Tim Wonders, Chris Bartlett, Will Saddler, Stewart Nutt, Chris Steel and
Paddy Macklin. Well done lads!
... 10th July 2013
Friends of Rob – Bob - Bobby - Burgess are invited to share
their memories of him at the Old Collegian Rugby Clubroom, Tregenza Oval ,
Laurel Avenue Linden Park on Tuesday 9th July at 5pm.
There will be Finger Food, Drinks, Music to enjoy . If you
have an anecdote bring it along.
Bob Burgess joined Old Collegians Rugby in 1954 when it
fielded a single team and the whole of the State boasted only 6 clubs. Five
times he was in an Old Collegians’ premiership 1st XV, and over the years he
played more than 700 games of rugby for Old Collegians. He also served 3 years
as SA’s hooker, including against the Lions in 1966.
Bob was made a life member in 1971, and was inducted into the
SA Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.
In addition to his amazing feats on the field, Bob was a staunch & hard
working club member; he was at different times Club President, Club Captain, a
general Committee Member, a Selector, First Grade Captain and Coach. In recent
years he has been n ever present passionate supporter of our lads; the balcony
at Tregenza will seem strange without Bob and wee Charlie.
Bob was a tough player, a great clubman and a true gentleman.
Moreover, he was our very good friend, and we will miss him and remember him
Sandy Taylor - Vale
Kim Evans - Vale
Nicole Lynch - RIP Bob
Sarah Clay - So many memories, RIP Bob.
Dez Angove - Very sad to hear, RIP Bob
John Sullivan - RIP Bob great memories
Roger McDaniel - RIP Bob. As a man to play with (on and off the field) you had
few peers. An OC stalwart and a fine friend. We will miss you. Roger and
Nigel Peters - RIP Bob
Hugh Kerr-Grant - Thanks for the memories Bob RIP
David Quodling - A truly GREAT mate, Vale Bob
Emma Collins - So sad ... The club is richer for having your unending support.
You will always be in our hearts and minds. Condolences to the family. Xxx
Dean Bradley - Very sad news, RIP Bob
Tony Nugent - Sad loss for the OC family.
Brian Marshall - I started out playing rugby with Bob in the OC 4Bs in 1991.
Fond memories. Vale Bob.
Peter Forde - So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was one of those rare
gentleman that we are all the better for having him in our life. Deepest
regards to Jill and the family.
Liam Gill, Kim Evans, Stu Douglas
Etihad Stadium Lions Tour 29th June 2013
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS v AUSTRALIA
Melbourne was awash with Collegians of every age and grade
last weekend, in town to see the 2nd Lions test. Whichever team they were
supporting, they were all pleased to see “our Liam Gill” run on in the
green & gold, and steal a ball from a Lions’ lineout in the 77th minute.
We are pleased to announce that Rhys Frew and Charlie Pickford
have been named as Junior Club Captains for 2013.
The Club Captaincy, whether Junior or Senior, is a great honour and a great
responsibility, and we look forward to these two fine young men leading our
“lads and lasses” for the balance of the year. We also took the
opportunity to rename the Junior Club Captain Trophy in memory of Luke
Luke was our first Junior Club Captain and was taken from us too early; he
will be always loved, always missed.
15 June: Lions v Waratahs 22 June: Lions v Wallabies
27 June: Lions v Wallabies 6 July: Lions v Wallabies
Saturday, 20 July
We’re in the market for Chefs to enter our annual Curry
Challenge. Interested? Get in contact with us! The rest of you can just look
forward to sharing in the feast!
The Players Committee meets Thursday night (6 June). If there’s
anything you want to be raised, tell one of the reps: Peter Cross, Richard
Czeglik, Jack Darby, Jack Campion, Tim Dawes, Will Sadler, Simon Allport,
Robby Porteous, Oli Cole, Nadia Di Girolamo and Beck Derbyshire-Lloyd.
Sunday 16 June 2013, 2pm – 5pm @ the Club
We have space for two more people, get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ASAP if you are interested! $60 for the lesson.
SA RUGBY LIONS LUNCH
Friday, 5 July 2013 from 12:30 PM
Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Tickets $139
Enjoy an afternoon packed with rugby entertainment!
Entrée & main course, Kilikanoon wines, Coopers beers
& Schweppes soft drinks.
Live & silent auctions & special guest speaker
Email Sue@oldcollegiansrugby.org.au to book a place on OC’s
Our 1s, 2s and women's teams are playing in the Barossa next
weekend (1 June). Afterwards the 1st XV the Rams are having a hangi and we're
We will be getting a bus to Lyndoch that leaves Adelaide at
about 10:30am and leaves Lyndoch at about 10:30pm. Reserve your seat on
Thursday night for $10 (which is about half the cost - the club will cover the
rest). Limited seats available.
Saturday 8 June
~ Highland Games ~
~ Haggis, neeps and tatties ~
~ Guinness and Whiskey ~
~ Games and Prizes ~
~ Lions v Reds ~
During the day there will be events for the wee lads and
lassies,including a Sack Race, Egg and Spoon Race and Gumboot Toss. At night
we let the big lads fight it out with Clan McCrea and Clan Douglas goin’
heid-ta-heid in a rope pull, boat-race, and Gumboot Toss. Dress up encouraged
Free bus to the city after the festivities.
Every Wednesday night there are hot meals after junior
training. Next week is $3 lasagne, $3 burgers or $2 sausages. Every Thursday
night is $10 steak night.
Wednesday 12 June, 6:30pm to 8.30pm
Everyone come along to Tregenza, and enjoy a drink and some
refreshments while you support our kids as they run laps to raise funds for
new jerseys in 2014. Parents, please bring a savoury platter. Pizza will be
provided for the kids, for free.
Senior players and social members very very welcome!
If you are interested in sponsoring a junior team in 2014, get
in contact with us!
OC shorts and socks are stocked by: Powerhouse Sports, 169 The
Parade, Norwood. Head down to the Parade for your gear.
Warm congratulations to our own Geoff Holdich, past President
of SA Rugby, who has been elected to the roll of Life Members of SA Rugby this
week! Our congratulations also to Peter Brown and Peter “Snoopy” Jackson
who were also elected as Life Members.
Congratulations to Mark Pickard & John Easling who’ve
been reappointed to the SA Rugby Board
Congratulations to the following OC players who have been
selected in the South Australian Under 13s, Under 14s and Under 15s teams for
2013. They will tour to the World Sport Rugby Carnival on the Gold Coast from
Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 July.
Under 13s: Tom Copson, George Hewitt
Under 14s: Eamonn Lambert, Oliver Horne, Rory Illman, Liam
Westerik, Charlie Dubois
Under 15s: George Campbell, Charlie Pickford
Well done, lads!
The pre season fun and games started with two weekends of
OzTag, organised by Stewart Frew in conjunction with the SARU. The competition
was held in good spirit and all of the Old Collegians' teams looked fit and
keen to take line honours throughout.
However fine performances from Brighton and Burnside denied them.
A wonderful weekend culminated in a 3rd place for the U12s, 2nd place for U14s
and 2nd place for the U16s.
We look forward the Sevens on the weekend of the 20th April and then the first
match on Saturday 27th.
Photos can be found here
- and remember that any good photos you have of our kids in action would be
Welcome back to rugby and our first home game for 2013. Stay back at the
Clubrooms after the games for Force v Reds, a meal, games and drink specials.
For all the OC Ladies…
Calling all mums, wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, & the Women’s
The ladies of Old Colls are invited to the clubrooms on Friday 10 May to
enjoy the rugby club in the absence of its gentlemen.
~ champagne ~ oysters ~ nibbles ~ arts & crafts ~
~ psychics ~ your favourite party-plan sales ~ & plenty of opportunity
This Sunday, 21 April 2013
Come help out whenever suits you, we’ll be there from 10am - 4pm. We’ll be
tidying, cleaning, and repairing in time for the 2013 season. All players and
supporters are requested to come along and help. No skills necessary, but if
there are any tradies out there you’d come in handy!
Saturday 18th May
Dust off your best club-colours and join us on our balcony for
“refreshments” and the home game against our friends from the Barossa.
If you sign up as a social member ($80) of Old Collegians on
the day, in addition to all the benefits of membership, as a special offer you
also get a bonus welcome pack!
~ OC hat/scarf ~ old OC playing jersey ~ drinks voucher ~ ~
lunch voucher ~ OC bumper sticker ~
CUP – ROUND TWO, Saturday 13 April
have forfeited the Div 2 game this weekend, so the only OC game on Saturday
will be the Premier Grade v Burnside at 3pm.
CHALLENGE DRAW, Sunday 14 April
have been made to the draw for this week due to the withdrawal of some teams
& lack of numbers encountered last week. The changes were received from
today, and the draw below is now correct and current!
BARTERCARD CUP ROUND 2
Saturday 13 April 2013
Dry Creek, Field 1
12:30pm: Souths v Barossa
1:45pm: Woodville v Port
3:00pm: Burnside v OC
4:15pm: Brighton v Onkas
Dry Creek, Field 2
12:30pm: Burnside v Eliz
1:45pm: OC win by forfeit
3:00pm: Brighton v Onkas
4:15pm: Torrens v NEDs
JUNIOR OZTAG CHALLENGE
Sunday 14 April 2013
10.10am: U14 OC 1 v Bri 1
10.10am: U16 OC 1 v Bri
10.30am: U12 OC v Onkas
10.30am: U14 OC 2 v Bri 2
10.30am: U16 OC 1 v OC 2
10.50am: U12 OC v Barbs
10.50am: U14 OC 1 v Vikings
10.50am: U16 OC 2 v Bri
11.20am: U16 OC 1 v Bri
11.30am: U12 OC v Onkas
11.30am: U14 OC 2 v NED
11.30am: U16 OC 1 v OC 2
11.50am: U12 OC v Barbs
11.50am: U16 OC 2 v Bri
7s: 8.50am to 10.15am (Junior Gala Day)
8s: 10.00am to 1.30pam (Junior Gala Day)
10s: 8.50am to 11.00am (Junior Gala Day)
12s: 8.50am to 11.00am (Cross Field Sevens)
14s: 11.00am to 1.30pm (Cross Field Sevens)
16s: 11.00am to 1.30pm (Cross Field Sevens)
16s girls games – TBC
full Draws will be provided next week
opportunities for our Juniors to get some more rugby practice in before the
Try Kids Camp - U7s to U10s
16 & Wed 17 April:
Junior Gold Development Camp – U12s & U14s
details on flyers below. All participants receive ARU merchandise. Lunches
& food provided. To sign up, return the attached registration forms to
Pre season pub
6th April at 21:00 in UTC+10:30 Robin Hood Hotel Norwood in Adelaide, South
Old Collegians President Kim Evans shares a special moment
with past Old Collegians Junior RFC players Alex
Rokobaro and Liam Gill
following the Rebels vs Reds match at AAMI Park!
... Photo courtesy SARU
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm
(6:30pm for the Women’s XV)
Stay at the club for $10 steak night every Thursday after training!
If you will be missing any training session you must let us know: 0412 849
Every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm!
Contact your coach for more details.
Clubrooms, 7.00pm, Wednesday 13 March
Parents, guardians and friends are ALL invited to join us!
Meet the Committee, Coaches and Team Managers and hear all about junior
rugby at Old Collegians in 2013; the season, the teams, training, meals on
training nights, volunteer rosters etc.
~ gold coin contribution for the pizza ~
~ beer, wine & soft drinks available from the canteen ~
~ old playing jerseys available to buy, grab a $$cheap$$ training top!~
English to debut for the Rebels in Round 1 of Super Rugby
13 Feb 2013
RaboDirect Rebels Round One team announcement
12 February, 2012
The RaboDirect Rebels have announced their Round One side to
take on the Western Force at AAMI Park this Friday, with six debutants named
in the team of 22.
The match will open the 2013 Super Rugby Competition
here in the city of Melbourne, in what will be the biggest year in the
history of Rugby Union in Victoria.
Head Coach Damien Hill has called three debutants into the starting
line up, including Wallabies flanker Scott Higginbotham, relatively
unknown New Zealand flanker Scott Fuglistaller and former Western
Force centre Rory Sidey.
Higginbotham has fully recovered from a shoulder injury, which has
kept the dynamic backrow forward out of action since the Wallabies win over
Wales at Millennium Stadium in December last year.
has been under a cloud since his return from the Spring Tour, however the
High Performance Staff at the Rebels were quick to escalate Scott
once clear of his injury.
Partnering the former Super Rugby Player of the Year runner up will be
openside flanker, Scott Fuglistaller, after some impressive trial
form during the Club's Hobart and Geelong matches.
The New Zealand born Fuglistaller played two Super Rugby matches in
2012 for the Highlanders - covering for injuries late in the year - but is
best known for representing the Wellington Lions in the ITM Cup.
He is touted as the Club's dominate 'fetcher', with the ability to also
carry into contact, and he will bring a new dimension to the team with the
departure of 2012 openside flankers, Michael Lipman and Tom
The bench will see three new faces in Rebels colours, with former Stade de
France outside back, Alex Rokoboro, Sydney University
centre, Tom English, and Japanese international Shota
Horie all making their debuts from the reserves bench.
It is a reward
for persistence for Rokobaro, who played for the Rebel Rising in 2011,
before venturing to the European glamour in a quest to return to Super
Reds back Gill
SENIOR PRE-SEASON: REMINDER!!
Thurs 7 Feb: Pre-season fitness
Thurs 14 Feb: Pre-season fitness
Thurs 21 Feb: Official Pre-season start - COMPULSORY
Thurs 28 Feb: Steak night and Juniors Rego evening (all 6:30pm at Tregenza)
Thursday 21 Feb 2013 at 6:30pm. We will
welcome you back with:
· a short run
· a free BBQ
· take registrations and merchandise orders
· election of Club Captain and Players’ Committee
· a discussion about expectations and the 2013 season
Attendance is compulsory for everyone who wants to play senior rugby with
us in 2013.
If you are not able to come you must let us know – email email@example.com.
There will also be earlier fitness sessions at 6:30pm on Thursdays 7 and 14
Feb for those who are keen.
And you might like to hear that every Thursday from 28 Feb onwards will be
$10 steak night at the clubrooms!
On Thurs 21 Feb We will welcome you back with: • a short run • a free
BBQ • registrations and merchandise orders • election of Club Captain and
Players’ Committee • a discussion about expectations and the 2013 season
We will be electing a new Senior Club Captain at the first training
session. The role of Club Captain is an honour and a responsibility. The Club
Captain is the voice of the players. His/her duties include:
· welcoming new players
· ensuring club morale and spirit is maintained
· maintaining discipline amongst the players
· attending OC matches, across all ages and grades
· helping coaches/selectors provide players with the opportunity to excel
· leading by example in training, conduct on the field and support of club
· acting as a representative/advocate for players to the coaches/selectors
· representing the club at functions, including speeches at home games and
· representing the interests of the players to the coaches, selectors and
In 2013 the Club Captain will be assisted in these duties by a committee of
players, with two representatives from each senior grade. One rep from each
grade will be by election by the players of that grade, and the other by
appointment by the Senior Committee.
Please forward any nominations for Club Captain and/or the Players’
Committee to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 19 Feb.
Advance notice: Junior Registration night will be from 6.30pm on Thursday 28
February. Please bring proof of age.
To Sandy & Sarah Nina Taylor, William, born early on
the 1st January 2013
To Lusia Raikiwasa & Doug, Serevi, January 2013
Marriages & Pre-Marriages
Trish Abbott & Nick Rudzki - impending marriage announced
on the 18th January 2013
Comings & Goings