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LRU Annual General Meeting

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by president No Comments

You are cordially invited to partake in the Annual General Meeting for the Lindfield Rugby Club.

The Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, 3 October 2018 commencing 7.00pm at the LRU Clubhouse, Tryon Rd, Lindfield.

The business to be transacted at the AGM is as per the Constitution.

All committee places are up for re-election, as well as President due to vacation of the role.

This is an opportunity for members past and present to have their say on the running of the club, and to gather valuable information for its further progression.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by president No Comments


Lindfield Rugby Club was established in 1919. The Club competes in Division 2 of the NSW Suburban Rugby Union Competition. The Club is experiencing a period of strong playing numbers with growth on and off the field and is looking for someone to take the helm and lead the Club’s first grade team into the Club’s 100th year. Multi-year contracts and remuneration packages are available for the successful candidate.

Position available:

• Head Coach (First Grade Team)


• Coaches will provide leadership and direction to the playing group and support staff;
• Formulate and implement a successful strategic game plan for the Club’s first grade team;
• Communicate effectively with players, other Coaches and the Committee;
• Plan and execute effective training session plans aligned to the needs of both the team and individuals.

Essential Requirements:

• Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Desirable Criteria:

• Level 3 Coaching Accreditation
• Ability to identify personal experience in developing and delivering team successes for teams in which the candidate has previously been a part of.

Expressions of interest are open until 7 September 2018 and should be directed towards Raef Johnson who may be contacted at or on 0415 403 009.

Wahroonga Toothless Tigers Gala Day – Sunday July 29th

Posted on: July 26th, 2018 by president No Comments

This Sunday is the Wahroonga Golden Oldies Gala Day and it is easily one of the best tournaments of the year for the Golden Oldies.
Numbers are looking very promising, with a substantial Funnel Webs team to take the field for this event, and more players are always welcomed.
Games start from 11am.

The day will be hosted at the Cliff Oval, Cliff Ave, Wahroonga 2076.

Vale Vic Chandler

Posted on: July 6th, 2018 by president No Comments

It is with great regret that we are announcing the passing of Vic Chandler.

A player for the Lindfield and Roseville Rugby in the 60’s, Vic’s greatest legacy was that he was instrumental in the formation of The Funnel Webs for the Golden Oldies World Tournaments way back in 1983.

Though the Funnel Webs are smaller in numbers, his legacy clearly still shines.

Eastwood Charcoal Gala Day – Sunday June 24th

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by president No Comments

This Sunday is the Eastwood Charcoal Gala Day and it is easily the biggest tournament of the year for the Golden Oldies.

Numbers are looking very promising for a full Funnel Webs team to take the field for this event, and more players are always welcomed.

Games start from 9.30am.

The day will be hosted at the T.G. Millner Field, 146 Vimiera Road, Eastwood. NSW 2122.

Terrey Hills Golden Oldies Gala Day

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 by president No Comments

Next on the calendar for the Funnel Web’s is Terrey Hills.

The Terrey Hills Stillbillies are organising their annual gala next Sunday, the 3rd of June, with a start at 12:30pm.

The address is Terrey Hills Oval, Yulong Avenue, Terrey Hills.

After a promising start of the year the numbers were down for the Penrith Gala so please rally together, and lets get some excellent numbers to the day.

And don’t forget to check the Funnelwebs Facebook page for any update on

See you all there.

Penrith Golden Oldies Gala day

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by president No Comments

SUNDAY 20th May 2018

As we all know, the Funnel Webs are always on the hunt for new players. The last few rounds we have seen some solid increasing in the numbers, and would love even more to join in.

Come and join the Legless Emus at this year’s Western Zone Gala Day, which will be held at Nepean Rugby Park, Andrews Road, Cranebrook. The first game will start at 9:30am with the last game finishing about 2:00pm. Standard ARGO Golden Oldies Rugby Laws will apply.

A qualified medical person will be on site all day (hopefully no injuries requiring more than a band aid will arise).

Bar, BBQ and Canteen facilities will be available (of course). Also there will be a truly wonderful raffle with fantastic prizes!


Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by president No Comments

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


Please contact Matt Kennedy –• 0404 072 781

Corporate hole sponsorship packages available:

Please contact David Lopresti –• 0413 434 242

Please contact Ewan Van Zyl –• 0430 471 458

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

Funnel Webs Rugby at Lane Cove

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by president No Comments

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.

Ladies Day Committee

Posted on: May 1st, 2018 by president No Comments

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 or 0450 258 546 if this interest you.