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WRC Notice of Annual General Meeting

To: The Members

Notice is hereby given that the fifty sixth (56th) Annual General Meeting of the Warringah Rugby Club Limited will be held at Pittwater Rugby Park, 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood on Sunday, 21 February 2020 at 9:00am.

2020-21 WRC Notice of AGM








2021-01-13T17:47:17+11:00January 13th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 Warringah Rugby Club Grade Registration

Warringah Rugby Club Grade Registration.

Registration can be paid in full or by instalments.

To register please go to https://www.warringahrugby.com.au/product/grade-player-registration/

Payment can be made by either Credit/Debit Card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) or pay in instalments using Zip Pay Site Header

2021-01-11T04:24:46+11:00January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 Warringah Rugby Club Colt Registration

2021 Warringah Rugby Club Colt Registration.

Registration can be paid in full or by instalments.

To register please go to https://www.warringahrugby.com.au/product/colts-player-registration/

Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) or pay in instalments using Zip Pay Site Header

2021-01-11T04:23:49+11:00January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 Shute Shield Draw Announced

The 2021 competition will kick off on 10 April which runs for 19 rounds, followed by the 3 week final series.

As you can see from the draw, Warringah will not kick off until 17 April being a bye in the 1st Round.

We wish all the players, coaches and support staff the very best for 2021!!!

Go the Mighty Rats!!!!!

2020-12-17T05:22:39+11:00December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Wife Profile – Sarah Holmes

  1. Tell us about you?

I am the wife of a devoted long-time player and I’ve enjoyed the journey which has been fulfilling for the both of us.


  1. What is the significance of this photo of you and Josh? What memories does it hold for you both?

This was the Jersey presentation for the 2017 grand final. This was a special moment for both of us. Emotions were high for this playing group that year and it was the first time josh would be playing alongside his brother Luke in his first-ever Shute shield grand final. It was an inspiring morning building up to an incredible end result on the weekend.


  1. What has been a highlight for you during Josh’s 200 games with rats?

There have been many highlights but in particular, winning the 2017 Grand final – Josh and the 1st-grade playing group were assigned THAT mountain to show others it could be moved…

It was a highlight when everything and every emotion just came together in one incredible moment. As a club, we were confronted with our fair share of adversity that year but one we did not face alone. We were reminded in 2017 that we don’t grow as people when things are easy, we grow when we are faced with challenges and we heal together as a club but more importantly as a community.

I chose this highlight because the club’s reaction to adversity determined the ending to the boy’s story in 2017 and I couldn’t be prouder of Josh and each and every one of that playing group for the not only the way they applied themselves but also their determination, blood, sweat and tears that went into that season.

Josh always says the greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one… Not that year! Side note: Beating the Marlins in the Semi-Final at home was a pretty sweet addition to that list.


  1. How does Josh prepare for a game?

Josh has many preparations he must complete before a game but I really should point out that I doubt anyone has come across another person who cleans his boots with a toothbrush the Friday night before game day.


  1. What does Josh’s milestone mean to you?

It means we are getting old haha!

It is a pretty special and emotionally charged moment but sometimes you never fully understand the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.


  1. What is the best Ladies Day you have ever attended at the Rats, and why?

I have attended many Ladies Days at Rats however I would have to say being involved in organizing the 2017 ladies’ day alongside Luke Holmes, supporting and raising money for the Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter was an honor to be a part of.


  1. Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they make a significant impact?

Not one individual but I prefer to say the incredible support staff, volunteers, Hillbillies who give up their time, effort, and support to be there for this club week in week out.

2020-09-16T21:22:27+10:00September 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Player Profile, Alex O’Dell

In 30-seconds, tell me about yourself?
Coming from Melbourne, I played almost every sport except rugby until I was at high school. I was lucky enough to play rugby in Perth for Joondalup, in Canada for the Nanaimo Hornets and now find myself in the Northern Beaches playing for the Rats!

On behalf of the Warringah Rugby Club family, I would like to express our condolences on the sudden loss of your beloved grandmother, Elaine.  I’ve been told by those who knew her that she was a funny, happy and kind person with an unapologetic personality. Can I ask, what would her unapologetic personality say on your current hairstyle?
Funnily enough, she thought it was great. She was actually a bit of a renegade herself, she got her first tattoo in her 80’s just a few years ago. But as I was her only grandson she loved everything I did!

In February this year, you came to your new Rats Family on the Northern Beaches. I believe you have found your feet in our bubble, even recently complaining that you had to travel to Gordon! How have you found the transition from rural Victoria to the Northern Beaches?
Rural Victoria hahaha Melbourne is actually a capital city believe it or not. It has been a terrific transition. I’ve even managed to get through recovery on a Sunday with some warm water and the sun on my back and I don’t think I could’ve found a better group of boys to live with either.

What position do you play, and what have been the biggest challenges in finding your place at Rat Park?
Since coming to the Rats, I have played in the second row and sometimes lucky enough to get in the back row! The training load has been a massive shock to me coming from just two field sessions a week to three gym and field sessions but the little things off the field that I have picked up from people has been a massive help.

Your parent’s purchased two platinum season members tickets to watch you every game.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they are unable to leave Victoria. What has this felt like to be so isolated from your family and friends due to the pandemic? Are your family and friends safe and how are they coping with the new restrictions?
I was lucky enough to have my parents come up and visit and then as they were on their flight back home they announced Melbourne was going into isolation again and since then its been tough but the group of boys here have been a huge help. Having Rivo around has been unbelievable he’s always been there but especially since I found out my grandma wasn’t looking good he has been a hero. Even Carly has been a wonder, I won’t say it because I don’t think mum would be too happy to hear but Carly’s lasagne has found its way into our house a couple of times and it isn’t too bad.

The One Punch Kill campaign is significant to you, can you tell me why?
Pat Cronin was just a few years older than me, lived in the same area and our mothers are good friends but he was unfortunately killed by a coward punch one night when he was just 19 and it hit the whole community like a rock. Since then, his parents Matt and Robin have started the Pat Cronin Foundation which raises awareness, educates and research into the cowards punch. Seeing the pain of the Cronins after that, makes me not want to see anyone go through that pain so I’m now a believer of being wise and ending the cowards punch.

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not at Rat Park?
I’ve been making the most of this terrific weather that happens up here and have been getting out for a swim as much as possible but other than that I’ve just been trying to find the best banana bread on the northern beaches and I don’t think anywhere has come close to Zubi. You’d find me in there probably a bit too much if you asked the boys I live with.

2020-08-21T03:47:05+10:00August 21st, 2020|0 Comments


Warringah Rugby Club, via ISC, is selling a range of children’s (only $49) and adult (only $69) sized Juniors Round jerseys that come with our Junior player’s names and the emblem of our Junior clubs in the district. Additionally, you can have it numbered in any number of your choice between 1 – 15!

To have your very own numbered Rats 1st Grade Juniors Round jersey (what a great Christmas present – especially for any Manly supporters you know), please go to https://www.warringahrugby.com.au/purchase-gear/ and complete the information and payment details. You will be given the option also to pick up from the Club or have the item delivered. The Club also offers Zip Pay as an option as well.

Orders will close at 5pm on Monday 17 August. The club expects to take delivery of these great jerseys within approximately 4-5 weeks of placing the order.




2020-08-10T05:40:44+10:00August 10th, 2020|0 Comments