March 21

Melanoma Cup Trial

Published March 21, 2018

This Saturday, March 24th, sees us take on Mosman in our second trial day.

Each year we fight for the Melanoma Cup, kindly organised by Andrew Morbey, on the always lush lawns of Mosman Oval.

This will also be the last run for players to show the coaches what they are made off before the season itself starts on April 7th.

The games are all as scheduled:

Colts – 4.00pm

1st Grade – 2.40pm

2nd grade – 1.30pm

3rd Grade – 12.30pm

4th/5th Grade – 11.40am

The turnout for Canberra was great, and I’m sure we are all itching to hit the field once again.

March 20

The Funnel Webs season starts this Friday.

Published March 20, 2018

7.30 pm this Friday at the Cliff Oval, Wahroonga

For those that are unaware, The Funnel Webs are the Lindfield Rugby Clubs team that is entered the Golden Oldies Tournaments across Sydney.

It is open to anyone that is 35 or older, and still wanting a run around the paddock in a slightly less rigorous, yet more “social” than regular Grade Rugby.

The last few years have been a little light on for players, so we are looking at bolstering the ranks for the six games this season.

All information regarding the Funnel Webs can be found on the main LRU page, but if you need more information, please contact either Thierry at:

thierry_bareau@hotmail.com,

or the main LRU address at:

info@lindfieldrugbyclub.com

Subs for the season are nominal, and are easy payable from a link on the LRU club website.

Come down, and have a run. We will post the schedule for the season later this week so that you can plan in advance for the games.

March 14

Canberra Tour Details

Published March 14, 2018

For all that are interested or have already availed themselves to play on The Owls down in Canberra, the following details are for the weekend;

Saturday 17th March 2018

Gungahlin Enclosed,Warwick St, Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Kick Off Times:

3/4 Grades – 10.00am – 11.15am

Colts – 11.15am – 12.30pm

2nd Grade – 12.30pm – 1.35pm

1st Grade – 1.45pm – 3.10pm

If possible, could we attempt to get everyone there for the first few games, subs are unlimited, all will get more than enough game time.

March 13

Training 13/03

Published March 13, 2018

The rain has once again got the better of us, so all trainings will be at the Willoughby Netball Courts from 6.30.

Hopefully we will back home again Thursday.

If you have an questions about the Canberra tour, speak up now, given it is only 4 days away.

March 8

LRU training schedule for 2018

Published March 8, 2018

Finally, the Weather Gods have decided not to conspire against us!

Training tonight will be back at home, and back to the regular start times.

Location: Soldiers Memorial Oval

Time: 7pm

We have lights too, so that should make seeing the football a little easier…

Please note, as it is still officially Cricket season, runners only for the next two weeks.

March 7

Social Coordinator

Published March 7, 2018

The opening for the Social Coordinator has, at this point, not been filled.

The role simply oversees the Poker Night, Ladies Day, and helps put together the Presentation Nights. Please note there is also a subcommittee to help with the larger events.

I am sure we are all aware that the club requires volunteers to help it keep going, so if you, or a friend would be willing to help with the coordination of the social sides of the LRU, please come forward.

Get in contact with myself on 0415 403 009, or at info@lindfieldrugbyclub.com

Regards,
Raef Johnson (President)

February 27

CALLING ALL OLD SOLDIERS – TIME TO REPORT FOR DUTY

Published February 27, 2018

They call Rugby Union the game they play in heaven.

Mateship and camaraderie come first. Winning, whilst always important, comes second. Blood, sweat and tears are spilled on the Rugby battlefields each week and there is no more sacred battlefield that Old Soldiers Memorial at Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Our great club was founded on the back of mateship. A group of returning servicemen from WW1 created a club from nothing as a way to stay together and honour their fallen comrades. The famous sky blue and white hoops were born on that day back in 1920 and has thrived on the back of that passion of friendship and the common and complete understanding that as Rugby players, we are one.

Every now and then we all get the opportunity to give back and prove to anyone who will listen why the game of Rugby, and all that it stands for worldwide, is part of something bigger.

At times in our 99 year history, the club has called upon its community to help carry the load of one of our own.

That time is now.

Raphael ‘Raphy’ Gennaoui, one year old son of Phil Gennaoui (2005-2010, 100 games, 2008 Richardson Cup Premiership Winner – 4th Grade) needs our help. This tiny little fighter has been in more medical rucks and malls in his early days than any of us could fathom. He has many more scraps he will enter into in the next few years and we, as a club and as a community, have the honour of being able to play a small part and making that fight a little more even.

A charity golf day has been organised for Thursday 24th May 2018 at Manly Golf Club and we ask that you all take the time to read the attached flyer for more details on what little Raphy has been through to date and commit to helping us make a difference.

Put it in your diary now. Grab 3 mates and organise a 4 ball. Organise your annual leave with the boss (husband, wife or work). If you are the boss, book a 4 ball and sponsor!!

Get your business name out there by sponsoring a hole for a great cause!!

Its not often in life that you get an opportunity to make a real difference in someone elses life. Do not let the opportunity pass.

Strong people stand up for themselves. But stronger people stand up for others.

Tickets:
Please contact Matt Kennedy – roundforraphy@gmail.com • 0404 072 781

Corporate hole sponsorship packages available:
Please contact David Lopresti – roundforraphy@gmail.com • 0413 434 242

Please contact Ewan Van Zyl – roundforraphy@gmail.com • 0430 471 458

Can’t make it? – Help us! Donations of Funds and Auction Items are appreciated

https://www.gofundme.com/helpraphy

Raphys_Invitation_2018_24 May 2018

February 21

Training at Balmoral Beach

Published February 21, 2018

Given the fantastic weather we are having preseason, we have decided to move training to Balmoral Beach for tomorrow evening.

Meet at 6.30pm at the south end of the beach.

Bring a towel and swimmers for a post training refresher.

February 13

Missing Social Co-ordinator

Published February 13, 2018

This is an opportunity for a Social guru to jump on the committee and help the club out.

Working inside a highly stressful environment (the Kirribilli Hotel), you’ll be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Being the head of a sub committee that deals with the trials and tribulations of Ladies Day.

Open the doors of the clubby to let in the people to set up up the Poker Night.

Organise a bus to The Blue Mountains match, the Golf Day, and help out Presentation Night drink lists.

Minimum 0 years’ experience with any form of organisation required.
You’ll need the ability to design, deliver campaigns using a range of social mediums. Can you use Facebook? Yes. Good enough.

If this seems like your next internship, please get in touch at:

Info@lindfieldrugbyclub.com or 0415 403 009.

February 9

Gameday Mouthguards – Australian Made, Custom Mouthguards

Published February 9, 2018

We are all aware how important mouthguards are in Rugby. Well, Wingers don’t.

No one really wants their teeth knocked out.

Gameday Mouthguards have approached us with a discount for any mouthguard that is purchased.

Using the code word LindfieldRugby18 will give you a $14 discount on any mouthguard purchased this season.

Get to their website, and get a new one before the season starts.

https://gamedaymouthguards.com.au/