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Bayfield Major Sponsor Profile Showcase

Tell us in 30 seconds about the Bayfield Group.

The Bayfield Group is a local Northern Beaches independent, family-run business with a hotel portfolio that includes Dee Why Hotel, The LightBrigade, and The Belrose Hotel. Long standing local publicans Neville (deceased), Wayne, Mark, along with grand-child Kaine Bayfield, continue to uphold the family-run tradition of offering first-class hospitality in their prestigious venues. Adding to their hotel portfolio is Bayfield’s Liquor Superstores at Dee Why and Belrose, as well as its Online channel BAYFIELDS.COM.AU. Proudly local-minded, the Bayfield family have been bringing you the best brands at the best prices for over 40 years!

 

This weekend’s games have been named the “Bayfield Cup” round. How did this round come into fruition? 

Back in 1990? We wanted to name a game as part of our sponsorship and the obvious game of choice was the local derby. This is now the 29th Bayfield Cup. We think we made a pretty good choice!!!

 

How many family members do you have actively “working” within the business and how do you make this work?

Over the years, every single family member from Nev and Pam, Mark and Yvonne, Wayne and Sharon, to all the grandchildren and most of their respective partners. Last Christmas, we even had 2 of the Great Grandchildren helping collect trollies in the school holidays! We have been extremely lucky that everyone gets along on a personal and professional level.

 

Your corporate box at the home games are usually packed to the rafters; how do you select who gets to attend the most sort after tickets for the Manly this weekend?

Family comes first followed by some of our best mates, ranked by loyalty measured by attendance to home games throughout the season.

 

What is the most memorable Warringah Rugby Club sporting achievement and why?

There are 2 standouts:

  1. 1st Grade Colts GF win in 2001 which Kaine played in and I was a manager of the team.
  2. Obviously the 2017 Shute Shield GF win at North Sydney Oval… WHAT A DAY!!!

 

Do the Bayfield family have any game day rituals?

  1. Arrive at 1:30pm- Cold 4 Pines on Arrival,
  2. Watch 2nd Grade- Cold 4 Pines,
  3. Dee Why Hotel Cheeseburger and a cold 4 Pines at 2pm,
  4. Ready for kick off at 3pm with a cold 4 Pines,
  5. Cold 4 Pines at Full time.

 

Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they have made an important impact?

Being involved with this great club since 1987, there are too many people that I admire to mention that have had an important impact. That’s what makes it such a great club!

 

This weekend, WRC are showcasing your annual Burger Comp where the lucky winner receives FREE Burgers for a year at Dee Why Hotel, what is your favourite burger?

The Famous Trufflenator- It is what put Dee Why Hotel on the burger destination map!

 

Lastly, what excites you most about the remainder of the 2019 season? 

  1. Winning the Bayfield Cup,
  2. Finishing Minor Premiers,
  3. A 3rd GF in a row and winning it!!!

#ratsvmarlins #warringahvmanly #ratettes #ratscolts #warringahcolts#warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily#oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein

2019-07-18T03:27:33+00:00July 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Head Coach Mark Gerrard on Fox Sports.

Fox Sports Rugby Union: Mark Gerrard previews the looming World Cup and explains what the Wallabies need to do in Japan.

Great showcase by Head Coach Mark Gerrard on the local derby “Bayfield Cup” this Saturday 20 July 2019 Warringah Vs Manly.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/rugby/wallabies/gerrard-talks-wallabies-wc!739017

 

 

 

2019-07-16T05:46:16+00:00July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Avoid the queues and crowds. Buy Tickets Online.

Bayfield Cup
Warringah Vs Manly
Saturday 20 July 2019

Avoid the queues and crowds at the gate, this massive local derby is expecting huge crowds with an anticipated 10,000+ Warringah and Manly supporters.

2019-07-16T04:54:24+00:00July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Bayfield Cup Junior Rugby Meal Deal.

Bayfield Cup Junior Rugby Meal Deal this Saturday at Rat Park.

Come and visit the Bayfield’s stand wearing your rugby gear* to collect a Belrose Hotel Meal Voucher.

The 1st 500 Juniors to turn up will receive a FREE kids’ meal (under u12) when a main meal is purchased OR $12 off any main meal (u12-u16).

#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein #bayfieldcup #bayfields #belrosehotel #ourjuniors #lovegoodfood #familyfriendly

2019-07-15T21:02:02+00:00July 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Video Highlights: Warringah vs West Harbour.

Behind an incredibly dominant scrum, the Rats not only maintained top spot on the Shute Shield ladder for a 4th consecutive week with a hard-fought win over West Harbour, but commenced their preparations for this week’s match of the season – The Bayfield Cup against Manly here at Rat Park. To ensure you get a spot, start getting your tickets online now at www.warringahrugby.com.au

#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019

2019-07-15T01:55:40+00:00July 15th, 2019|0 Comments

WALLAROOS CLUB KIT COMPETITION

We’re giving away a signed 2019 Wallaroos jersey to one local club player at the North Sydney Test match vs. Japan, on Friday 19th July. To enter, players simply need to show up to the game in their club jersey (extra points for full kit!). The lucky winner will be chosen by the big screen camera at half-time, and will be handed their prize on the spot!

We’d like as many local clubs as possible to send this information out to their players. The “join our tribe” assets on the download link below can be used for imagery. Clubs are encouraged to arrive as a group/tribe and claim an area in the stands as their own. Club branded flags and banners are also encouraged, so long as they do not obstruct the space or view of other patrons.

Tickets to the game are just $20 for adults, and all kids under 16 go free! Available online now at Ticketek. 

2019-07-12T06:35:24+00:00July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Mark Gerrard on FoxSports.

Rugby Union: Former Wallaby Mark Gerrard discusses the exodus of Aussie stars overseas after the World Cup, with Bernard Foley, Quade Cooper and Will Genia the latest to move on.

Watch now -> https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/rugby/wallabies/wallabies-mass-exodus!738468

#foxsports #warringahrugbycoach #markgerrard

2019-07-12T06:25:05+00:00July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Sponsor Update. Greater Bank.

Greater Bank are very proud sponsors of the Warringah Rats. We would love to be able to help you with your banking needs

Whether you’re buying your first home, your next home, or just want to get a better deal on your current mortgage, click on the link to contact Matthew Mann, our Rats Mobile Lending Manager -> Matthew Mann Give him a call 0428 283 153 or click here -> https://www.greater.com.au/latest-offers/matthew-mann

#mortgage #firsthome #home #mobilelending #hereshow #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily#oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein#sponsors

@greaterbank

2019-07-11T21:46:07+00:00July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

BAYFIELD CUP.

MAJOR SPONSOR SHOWCASE AT RAT PARK

 

Warringah Rugby Club and Manly Rugby Club will battle for the highly prized “Bayfield Cup” on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Rat Park.  The Bayfield Group is the official major sponsor of the Warringah Rugby Club contributing $2.3million over the past 32-years.

The Bayfield Group is a local Northern Beaches independent, family-run business with an impressive hotel portfolio that includes Dee Why Hotel, The LightBrigade, and The Belrose Hotel. Long standing local publicans Neville (deceased), Wayne, Mark, along with grand-child Kaine Bayfield, continue to uphold the family-run tradition of offering first-class hospitality in their prestigious venues. Adding to their hotel portfolio is Bayfield’s Liquor Superstores at Dee Why and Belrose, as well as its Online channel BAYFIELDS.COM.AU. Proudly local-minded, the Bayfield family have been bringing you the best brands at the best prices for over 40-years!

 This massive local derby is expecting huge crowds with an anticipated 10,000+ Warringah and Manly supporters.  The WRC operational team headed up by General Manager, Guy Fraser-Hills has planned for this home game day with the objective to host a great afternoon of grassroots rugby for everyone.

Guy Fraser-Hill says “It’s a Super Saturday for us at Rat Park with all 4 Grade sides, all three Colts sides and our Ratettes all playing on the day. There will be up to 6-operational bars at strategic locations around the ground with the first opening at 11am. We have approached some of the highly popular food stalls from the Friday Markets to supplement our normal food operations to be located next to the temporary Beer and Bundy Bar on the Southern Hill where you can buy anything from Pad Thai to Gourmet Salads. Of course Bayfield’s owned Dee Why Hotel will also be there to offer their penisular-famous cheeseburgers and pulled pork burgers as you enter the ground. There will be live entertainment from the rooftop of the new Can Bar for an hour immediately after the match to entertain the big crowd and our marvellous Hillbillies in that area. This is designed to spread the load for the hour immediately after the game prior to speeches from about 5.30pm in the Main Bar. There is also live entertainment in the courtyard of the Main Bar immediately following the match. During the day there will also be the children’s favourite, Bubble Girl, a jumping castle, face painting and Juniors/Minis from both Warringah and Manly have been invited to run ot with both teams prior to the 1st Grade kick-off. We anticipate selling close to 1,000+ buckets of hot chips which will keep our staff extremely busy in the Canteen!”

As part of the Bayfield Cup; WRC have worked with their major sponsor for their home game activation in showcasing their brands:

Bayfield’s Special Online Offer

Bayfield’s will be offering and handing out an extra-special gift voucher on the day to every single guest over the age of 18 to use online at their online store at  www.bayfields.com.au. Strictly one per guest.

Bayfield’s will also be running a huge Weber BBQ hamper pack prize draw (worth over $500) on the day and the winner will be drawn and announced at half time by a Bayfield’s representative.

Complimentary Beer & Wine Tasting

Fellow WRC sponsor Brokenwood and 4 Pines Brewery will be offering complimentary wine and beer tasting at their stands positioned right next to the Bayfield’s stand.

 Burger Comp

“WIN FREE Burgers for a year at Dee Why Hotel!*

The Bayfield family have been major supporters of the Warringah Rats since 1987.

To celebrate their ongoing sponsorship, they are giving one lucky winner FREE burgers for a year at Dee Why Hotel! Winner announced at Bayfield Cup half time.

http://competitions.myguestlist.com/mc5d1bfb8908805/win-free-burgers-for-a-year

Junior Rugby Meal Deal

Come and visit the Bayfield’s stand wearing your rugby gear* to collect a Belrose Hotel Meal Voucher.  The 1st 500 Juniors to turn up will receive a FREE kids’ meal (under u12) when a main meal is purchased OR $12 off any main meal (u12-u16).

 

The games on the Main Oval are:

4th Grade at 9.10am

3rd Grade at 10.25am

1st Grade Colts 11.50am

2nd Grade at 1.25pm

1st Grade at 3pm

 

Games on the Front Oval:

3rd Grade Colts at 9.10am

2nd Grade Colts at 10.25am

Ratettes at 11.50am

2019-07-11T09:41:54+00:00July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Tackling Violence Workshop

Tackling Violence Workshop – Wednesday 17 July 2019

Warringah Rugby Clubhouse

6.30pm-7.45pm

Cross code rivalries will be set aside next week as local rugby union clubs, The Warringah Rats and Newport Breakers, join the Avalon Bulldogs A-Grade rugby league side to tackle domestic violence at a workshop to be delivered by the Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV). The workshop titled “Being a positive role model” focuses on educating players on the various types and impacts of family and domestic violence and builds their capacity to be advocates for positive change in the community. As Tackling Violence Ambassadors for each club, players will learn how to challenge behaviours and attitudes towards domestic violence and generate meaningful culture change on the Northern Beaches.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email Jonathon Noyes Health Promotion Officer at Health NSW on jonathon.noyes@health.nsw.gov.au.

Tackling Violence

#tacklingdomesticviolence #dv #shuteshield #rugby

2019-07-10T08:22:35+00:00July 10th, 2019|0 Comments