May 9

CALLING ALL OLD SOLDIERS

Published May 9, 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 forThursday 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.

Old Soldier

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

May 3

Funnel Webs Rugby at Lane Cove

Published May 3, 2018

The gents at Lane Cove have organised a round robin night for Friday the 4th of May. It is all under lights, and is kicking off from 6pm.

Location is Tantallon Oval on Tantallon Rd, lane Cove.

After a very successful round of the Golden Oldies last month, this is sure to be a great event. There will be many a team involved, so feel free to come, no doubt all will get some extra time with another team too.

Playing for the opposition in Golden Oldies is never frowned upon, it is actually respected!

If you are on Facebook, head to the Funnel Web Rugby page and like it, weekly updates on all activities are posted.

May 1

Ladies Day Committee

Published May 1, 2018

In only eight weeks, the festivities again will occur once again at Lindfield Rugby with the Annual Ladies Day happening on the 30th of June.

This is a recruitment message of very different kind.
We are looking for 2 or 3 ladies that would like to consider helping by jumping on the Ladies Day Committee. This event is run by women for the women, this is simply the one day of the year that rugby itself takes a back seat!

If you are in marketing, PR, Event Management or just wanting to help organise a fantastic party, please get in touch with Toni, our Secretary.

She will be heading up this team with our long-time sponsor Olivia from McGrath.

Please contact Toni at toni_francis@flightcentre.com or 0450 258 546 if this interest you.

April 17

Battle of the North Shore

Published April 17, 2018

The KWP Limping Lions are organising the annual Battle of the North Shore Golden Oldies clubs for this Sunday, the 22nd of April.

This can only be described as a monster of the yearly calendar for rugby, with half a dozen teams viing to actually finish a game with the starting players, while at the same time drawing the result, regardless of the scores.

We would love to see the Funnel Webs field a team this round, so get down and have a run.

Date: April 22nd, starting at 12pm.
Location: Loftberg Oval, West Pymble.

April 3

Back to Lindfield Day

Published April 3, 2018

It’s time!!!

After taking a break over Summer, it is time for club house corner to spring back to life in the only way it knows how.
2018 kicks off this weekend and in a little under 3 weeks Back To Lindfield Day against Hills Rugby Club is on the 21st of April.

On ‘Back To Lindfield Day’ we like to give a little bit back to the community we represent on the footy field each week, and with running rugby on the menu, it’s going to be a real spectacle.

It is also the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Blunt Cup (3rd Grade) and the Richardson Cup (4th Grade) Grand Final wins.

It’s going to be a great day and everyone is more than welcome so make sure to spread the word and get club house corner roaring!

March 23

Funnel Webs event cancellation

Published March 23, 2018

Please note that due to the excess rain, all ovals in the region are closed, and therefore the event for the Funnel Webs tonight at Wahroonga is cancelled.

Please keep you eye out for details on the next game that is happening in the last week of April.

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.