November 28

LRU 2019 Coaching Appointments

Published November 28, 2018

Further to the recent announcement of the appointment of David Zwart as 1st Grade Head Coach for the 2019 NSWSRU season, LRU is pleased to announce the following coaching appointments for the 2019 NSWSRU season:

* 1st Grade Head Coach – David Zwart 
* 1st Grade Assistant Coach – Mark Fargas
* 2nd Grade Head Coach – Mike Gray
* 2nd Grade Assistant Coach – Danny Millar
* 3rd Grade Head Coach – Jean-Pierre Chaina
* 3rd Grade Assistant Coach – Ed Scrivens
* Colts (Under-21) Joint Head Coach – Jeremy Clark
* Colts (Under-21) Joint Head Coach – Jared Hills

LRU welcomes Mark Fargas to the 2019 coaching staff and we are excited to have him on board on this our centenary year. Mark is an experienced coach with Level 3 Advanced coaching certification, having previously coached for many years at Shute Shield level. Mark is likewise excited to join LRU for the 2019 season and brings to the Club a keen interest and experience in coaching forwards and set-piece play. We welcome Mark and look forward to him working with 1st Grade Head Coach David Zwart to assist us in achieving our goals for the 2019 season.

LRU is also very excited to see the 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade and Colts 2018 coaching groups re-commit for another season. Each of these teams enjoyed a highly successful 2018 campaign with each one reaching the 2018 finals series. The coaching teams have reinforced their hunger and desire to lead their respective teams to success in 2019 and we are extremely grateful for having them as a committed part of the Lindfield Rugby community.

The Club is presently looking for a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach for the 4th Grade team for the 2019 season. A team commonly known as the most intelligent playing group at LRU, the 2019 4th Grade side promises to be an excellent platform for experienced or aspiring coaches looking to make waves in 2019.

If you or anyone you know is interested in either of these roles, please contact Club President Tristan Warner via to express your interest and find out more.

Old Soldier
1920 – 2019
100 Years

November 19

1st Grade Head Coach Appointment

Published November 19, 2018

Following an extensive expression of interest campaign and interview process conducted by the Club’s Management Committee, it is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of David Zwart as 1st Grade Head Coach for the 2019 NSWSRU season.

David arrives at the Club with a wealth of rugby coaching knowledge and expertise, including experience at both Shute Shield and Kentwell Cup (1st Division NSWSRU) level.

David’s coaching experience highlights include:

  • World Rugby Level 3 Certification
  • Gordon Rugby Club (2016-2018)

– 1st Grade (Shute Shield) Assistant Coach (2018)

– Gordon Rugby Skills Coach (2017)

– 2nd Grade Coach (2016)

  • 1st Grade Head Coach – Drummoyne Rugby Club (2012-2013):

– Kentwell Cup (1st Grade 1st Division) Premiers (2012)

  • 1st – 4th Grade Head Coach – Redfield Old Boys Rugby Club

– NSWSRU Sevens Champions (2015)

– Clark Cup (1st Grade 3rd Division) Premiers (2015)

  • 1st Grade / Head Coach – Petersham Rugby Club (2014) (NSWSRU 1st Division)

We look forward to working alongside David and the entire coaching group in anticipation of a successful 2019 campaign for the Club’s 100th year.

Please join us in welcoming David to the Club.

Further coaching announcements will follow shortly…

October 29

Secretary Election 2019

Published October 29, 2018

Lindfield Community,

It is with great pleasure that the Management Committee announces that Angus Arnheim has been appointed as Secretary of Lindfield Rugby Club for the 2019 season following the recent vacancy created by Toni Francis standing down from the role.

The appointment of Angus to the Secretary role comes following a careful selection process being undertaken, with serious consideration being given by the Committee of a number of excellent candidates. Angus brings with him a genuine passion for the Club and organisational skills which are perfect for the role. His appointment is also in line with the Committee’s long term strategic plan for the Club, ensuring that there is always an appropriate blend of youth and experience involved in decisions that drive the direction of the Club coming into the Club’s 100th season and beyond. We look forward to working with Angus and wish him all the best in the role.

We would like to thank all of those individuals who put their hand up for the role but missed out. We sincerely welcome their ongoing involvement in the Club going forward in the various other capacities that will no doubt present themselves.

Planning by the Management Committee for the 2019 season is already thoroughly underway with further important announcements expected to be made imminently.

Stay tuned….

Old Soldier!

October 10

North Shore Tag – Ladies Day Comp Winners

Published October 10, 2018

Did you attend Ladies Day this year and participate in North Shore Tag League’s ball toss comp?

They have just posted the winners on their Facebook Page, see below if you have won Free Rego and Merch!

FREE Spring Season Registration Winners, worth $90 each:

  • Bonnie Duncan
  • Jessica Tasso
  • Jen Rowley
  • Maddie Gough
  • Melissa Garner
  • Sarah Pitcairn
  • Liam Coleman
  • Ed Schrivens
  • Michael Shaw

FREE Merchandise Winners, worth $35 each:

  • Kerry Lane
  • Ant Ford
  • Ed Lenehan
  • Joe Crabtree
  • Josh Linch
  • Lucas Perrignon
  • Marty Lister
  • Michael Houston
  • Oliver McManus
  • Oliver Telan
  • Tom Marshall

Registration winners can play for FREE in the upcoming Spring season playing at Blackman Park, Lane Cove, starting Monday 8th October. Merchandise winners have a $35 credit towards any Tag League merchandise purchase, which can be made at the field or via the Tag League Shop

October 9

Results of AGM held on 3 October 2018

Published October 9, 2018

LRU Community,

Many thanks to all those members who were able to participate in the Club’s Annual General Meeting held on 3 October 2018.

AGM Results

Following the mandatory standing down of last year’s management committee, elections were held in relation to the fulfilment of the following roles on the management committee:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Delegate

With the five management committee positions vacated, Raef Johnson and Toni Francis indicated their desire not to re-stand for election respectively as President and Secretary of the Club in 2019. In circumstances where continuing discussions were taking place in relation to the best candidates for these important roles for the upcoming season, Raef and Toni agreed to be re-elected on the night of the AGM on an interim basis whilst personal considerations and discussions were concluded.

Since that time, Raef Johnson has agreed to resign from that interim appointment as President of the Club and Mr Tristan Warner has been voted in by the Management Committee to fulfil the role of President as provided for under clause 28(3) of the Club’s constitution. In addition, by virtue of Tristan Warner taking up the role of President, thereby vacating his previously voted in role as Delegate on this years’ Management Committee, Mr Tim Curtin has been appointed by the Management Committee pursuant to clause 28(3) of the Club’s constitution to fulfil the role of Delegate in his place.

At this time, the role of Secretary remains vacant with the newly elected committee actively seeking to elect a suitably qualified candidate into this position for the 2019 season.

2019 Committee

The 2019 Management Committee for Lindfield Rugby Club as elected by the members is, therefore:

  • Tristan Warner (President)
  • Josh Rickard-Ford (Vice President)
  • Ben Dibden (Treasurer)
  • TBC (Secretary)
  • Tim Curtin (Delegate)

Special Mentions

The Club would like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to Raef Johnson and Toni Francis for the immense work they performed over the past 2 seasons. In particular, Raef undertook the role of President following a difficult period in the Club’s history and has in many respects ensured the Club has a solid foundation to springboard into its 100th year, being undoubtedly the most important year of the Club’s history.

We give thanks to Raef and Toni for all of their help and commitment to the Club and look forward to seeing them on the sidelines for many years to come as avid supporters of Lindfield Rugby Club.

Moving Forward

Stay tuned for further announcements in relation to additional sub-committee roles which are available to be fulfilled in order to ensure that the 100th year of the Club is both highly successful and commemorative of the values upon which Lindfield Rugby Club was founded.


Old Soldier.

September 11

LRU Annual General Meeting

Published September 11, 2018

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.

August 24


Published August 24, 2018


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.

July 26

Wahroonga Toothless Tigers Gala Day – Sunday July 29th

Published July 26, 2018

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.

July 6

Vale Vic Chandler

Published July 6, 2018

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.

June 18

Eastwood Charcoal Gala Day – Sunday June 24th

Published June 18, 2018

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.