January 31

Brian “Buddy” Travers

Published January 31, 2018

A funeral service will be held for Buddy on Monday 5th February at 12pm at St Peters Anglican Church, Cremorne (29 Waters Road Cremorne).

A wake will follow at Cammeray Golf Club.

January 30

2018 Coaching Staff

Published January 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce our COACHING STAFF for the 2018 season as follows:

Director of Rugby – Robbie Bridge
1st Grade – Paul McCarthy, Robbie Bridge & Riley Rolleston
2nd Grade – Mike Gray & Danny Millar
3rd Grade – Jean-Pierre Chaina & Tristan Warner
4th Grade – Ian Skinner & Jeremy Lardner
Colts – Jeremy Clark & Myles Docker

Big thank you to all the coaches who have stuck their hands up to volunteer their time this coming season – always great to see new and returning faces! Special mention must also go to our departing coaches from last year.

We look forward to a successful season and can’t wait to bring home more silverware come August!

A reminder that preseason kicks off at Koola Oval this afternoon at 6:30pm – past, current and prospective players are all welcome!

Stay tuned for the 2018 draw and social calendar, to be published in the coming weeks.

January 30

Brian “Buddy” Travers


The Lindfield community has lost a long term servant with the passing of Buddy Travers.

As senior First Grade coach Buddy steered the Club through the highly successful early 1980’s and was quick to answer a call to come back later in the decade when the Club was relegated in 1986.

Buddy was an uncompromising coach who often laced on a pair of boots to play in the lower grades. Fitness was a key doctrine and he regularly ran with the team especially on Tuesday night fitness sessions.

He will long be remembered by his catch cry “In the nose, out the mouth” and will be sadly missed by the many past players he helped through the years.

Details of the funeral are to follow.

January 25

Preseason on the horizon

Published January 25, 2018

That magical time of the year is finally upon us. Who doesn’t relish the opportunity to sweat it out under the summer sun and work off those extra kgs gained over the off season.

Training kicks off from next Tuesday Jan 30th, running on both Tuesday and Thursdays through till the beginning of the season.

Location: Koola Oval, 26A Koola Ave, East Killara
Time: 6.30pm till dark

We look forward to seeing past, current and new players alike as we build toward a massive 2018 season, on and off the field.

Make sure you follow our social channels in order to keep up to date with everything Lindfield Rugby and stay on top of what’s going on at the club.



January 22

Preseason Training

Published January 22, 2018

Past, current and future players,

The time is here for Season 2018 to get underway.

So from next Tuesday, the 30th, preseason training will start. It will be on both Tuesday and Thursdays until season start.

Koola Oval
26A Koola Ave, East Killara

6.30pm till dark

We hope to see as many of you down there from day one, so that we start building to a strong showing on field in 2018.

January 17

Coaches and Managers required

Published January 17, 2018

Good morning,

With the season about to start for 2018, we are still in need of some assistance in the Coaching Staff department.

We currently require four coaches (or assistants), with two of these being assigned to the Colts, one each to 3’s and 4’s.

If you feel you can assist in anyway, please get in touch with me, as preseason is now only a few weeks away.


Raef Johnson

info@lindfieldrugbyclub.com or 0415 403 009

December 19

LRU Christmas Drinks

Published December 19, 2017

Good afternoon all,

This is just a remainder that this Friday, the 22nd, we are having the LRU Christmas drinks.

These will be held at our pub sponsor, The Kirribilli Hotel from 6pm.

Address: 35-37 Broughton St, Milsons Point

For players and Social members, it will give you the opportunity to collect your membership card that entitles you to discounts for the year. It would be great to see a nice crowd there to finish of the year.


December 7

LRU Honour Boards

Published December 7, 2017

Good morning,

We have had a fantastic response to the updating of the Honour Boards, with over 50 responses.

If you know that you still need to do it, can you please do it as soon as possible, as we wish to get it all finalised before the start of season 2018.

Simply jump on the link, and fill it out.


Thank You

November 23

ARU Honour Boards

Published November 23, 2017

Lindfield Community,

Following the recent AGM, the first business to address is updating the club house honour boards (finally!).

Committee Honour Board
For the committee honour board, we have compiled the following list dating back to 1947 – http://bit.ly/2A4H6Qo. There are a few gaps in the mid-late 1990s so if any can help fill these in or correct any mistakes, please email tristan@enerds.com.au.

Centurion Club
We’re currently liaising with Subbies to obtain player information re number of games played. However, if you have previously received an award / recognition for reaching 100/200/300/400/500 games, please click the following link and fill in your details – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JMFLDMR.

Due to the fact the club hasn’t maintained accurate records, the current rule is six (6) seasons for the first 100 games and five (5) seasons for each subsequent 100 games (i.e., 11 seasons for 200, 16 seasons for 300, 21 seasons for 400, 26 seasons for 500).

We understand this is somewhat flawed particularly when a player backs-up for multiple games on a regular basis and has played more than 20 games a season. At the other end of the scale, a player may be injured or unavailable for lengthy parts of the season. If you have recorded the number of games you’ve played, we will take you on your word, otherwise we ask that you follow the aforementioned rule.

Thanks in advance.

Raef Johnson

Lindfield Rugby Union Club

November 22

2018 LRU Committee

Published November 22, 2017

Good morning all,

I am writing this message to all current members, players, sponsors and supporters of Lindfield Rugby Union.

After a short break post Season 2017 we are all back at work preparing for 2018.

A new committee has been formed and we have held an initial meeting.

We welcome a new face in Josh Rickard-Ford (Vice President) and familiar faces Ben Dibden and Toni Francis back onto the committee.

The 2018 LRU Committee is as follows:
1. President: Raef Johnson
2. Vice President: Josh Rickard-Ford
3. Treasurer: Ben Dibden
4. Secretary: Toni Francis

At the same time we have to thank departing Committee members Jared Hills. He will still be prominent around the club, finally playing a few more games.

Finally, can I point out that each and every committee member assumes direct responsibility for a specific area of operation within the club. In a volunteer organisation we need volunteers to assist in all facets of the club running smoothly. There are holes in the subcommittee that need to be filled at this point, so please jump on board.

Please note this extends to coaching staff too.

It will be greatly appreciated if you have any interest, desire or ability to assist the club you could reach out. If you can register your interest (or encourage a family member to register) via email (rgjohnson1978@gmail.com) it will assist the club greatly.


Raef Johnson
LRU President