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WRC Notice of Annual General Meeting

To: The Members

 

Notice is hereby given that the fifty fifth (55th) Annual General Meeting of the Warringah Rugby Club Limited will be held at Pittwater Rugby Park, 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood on Sunday, 10 November, 2019 at 9:00am.

2019 WRC Notice of AGM

2019 WRC Annual General Meeting Agenda

WRC Director Nomination 2019

 

 

 

 

2019-10-08T23:09:59+00:00October 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Scrum Machine for Junior Rugby

The Friends of Warringah and the Hillbillies are pleased to announce the purchase of an Enforcer Scrum Machine for use by the Rats Junior representative sides and village clubs.

 

The machine is a substantial investment into Junior rugby on the northern beaches and the machine is located at the Institute of Sport at Narrabeen.

 

The FOW and Hillbillies would like to thank all those who made individual contributions towards the purchase of the scrum machine or who attended the 2019 FOW Community Lunch at the Park House Hotel in July 2019. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

 

2019-09-26T22:34:54+00:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Friends of Warringah – Player of the Year

The Friends of Warringah are pleased to announce that Harley Attwater has won the 2019 FOW Player of the Year.

The voting criteria for the FOW Player of the Year is as follows:

“Demonstrated sportsmanship, commitment, character and typified the Rats spirit when representing WRC.”

Harley was a runaway winner of the FOW award with the FOW Members voting for a total of 14 different players.

Harley wins $1,000 from the FOW which is to be spent on rugby, work or educational expenses.

Some of the comments from the FOW members with respect to Harley included:

* “His versatility and willingness to cover all backline positions.”
* “Harley stepped up whenever he had too and filled big shoes. Played anywhere in the backs they asked of him and his kicking saved us on more than one occasion. He always gave 100%.”
* “Harley was always there to fill the breach and his shear skill and determination was outstanding whenever he was on the paddock.”

Congratulations to Harley on a fantastic 2019 and we look forward to seeing him at Rat Park again next year!!!

2019-09-26T00:41:56+00:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

1st Grade Captain Hamish Angus Retires.

WHAT A CAREER
1ST GRADE CAPTAIN HAMISH ANGUS RETIRES
 
It is with a degree of sadness that Warringah Rugby Club must notify our wonderful supporters and community that our 2019 1st Grade Captain, Hamish Angus, has announced that he will be retiring after Saturday’s Intrust Shute Shield Grand Final against Sydney University.
 
Hamish, who plays at 5/8th and wears the number 10, has been a fundamental figure at the Warringah Rats, playing in 145 1st Grade games and a total of 161 Grade games with the Club, appeared in 3 Shute Shield Grand Finals, including the 2017 Shute Shield Premiership winning team and has been awarded the Ken Catchpole Medal an incredible 3-times! Hamish is a wonderful role model on and off the field showcasing the Warringah Rugby Club’s core values of culture, passion, great sportsmanship and a deep love the game of Rugby.
 
Warringah Rugby Club President, Phillip Parsons says “I often talk about the shoulders the Rats stand on as we push through continually to higher success. Hamish has been those shoulders for many years. He has been a leader on and off the paddock and provided me personally with guidance and advice beyond his years as we have grown and continue to grow the Rats on and off the paddock. I will leave the accolades on his amazing rugby career to those that have and do play with him this weekend for his last game.
 
His off-field commitment to the club through his role as player director, coach selection panels and guidance are the things I am incredibly grateful for. I do also suspect he is a Rats President in waiting, he would get my vote.
 
Well done Hamish on a wonderful career and thank you for your service to our community.
Warringah Rugby Club not only thanks Hamish Angus for his myriad of contributions to the Club but wishes Hamish and the entire Warringah Rats 1st Grade side all the very best in what will be a Shute Shield Grand Final for the ages.
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2019-08-23T00:01:45+00:00August 22nd, 2019|1 Comment

Passing of Ray Watson.

It is with great sadness that Warringah Rugby Club announces the passing of Ray Watson on Wednesday after a long illness.

 

Ray was the first player in WRC history to play 100 first grade games with the club, playing a total of 141 first grade games and a total of 155 grade games. Ray was also the Captain of the First Grade team when they won the Second Division Grand Final to enter 1st Division. Ray’s sons, Peter (who’s Godfather is Elley Bennett) and Gary played their junior rugby for Warringah and their senior rugby at Terry Hills Rugby Club, a club where Ray coached from 1982 to 2004. Ray was made a Life Member of Terry Hills Rugby Club in 1991.

 

In the attached photo, Ray is second from the right, and standing beside him on his right is a young Rod MacQueen and below Rod is Elley Bennett.

 

 

Ray was essentially a quiet man but always one you would have wanted in the trenches with you. Terry Hills Rugby Club, the Warringah Rats, and rugby generally, were fortunate to have Ray associated with them for so many years.

 

His funeral will be held at:

 

Ann Wilson Chapel

Corner Darley Street and Barrenjoey Road

Mona Vale

Tuesday 27th August 2019

At 12pm

2019-08-22T09:01:39+00:00August 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Grand Final Match Day Information.

2019 Grand Final is a repeat of last year’s Shute Shield Grand Final with Warringah Rugby Club playing Sydney University at the new Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta.  This is our 3rd consecutive Grand Final appearance and the Club needs our “Green & White” Army to make sure the boys return to WRC with the Shute Shield!

 

 GAME DAY AT THE WARRINGAH RUGBY CLUB HOUSE

Pittwater Park will be hub for this weekend’s Grand Final activities.  The canteen and bar will be open from 10am this Saturday and supporters will have the opportunity to mingle and network with the players and coaching staff before their bus departs at 11.30am for Bankwest Stadium, go the Rats!

What to expect at the Club House this weekend:

  • Breakfast and real coffee available from 10am.

  • Merchandise shop open from 10am.

  • Full bar open from 10am and will remain open for Channel 7 live telecast of Shute Shield Grand Final.

  • Farewell 1st Grade at 11.30am as they depart from Rat Park on their team bus

  • Canteen remains open ALL-DAY till 4pm for pies, sausage rolls, hot chips, etc.

  • Club House will showcase live telecast from 2-big screens.

  • DJ from 5pm.

  • All spectator buses depart Bankwest Stadium for Rat Park from 5.15pm/

  • 1st Grade Coach expected back to Pittwater Park approximately 6.30pm-7.00pm

  • Speeches and presentations from 7.30pm

  • Bar continues until close.

 

SUPPORTERS BUS

There will be Grand Final Supporter’s buses departing Rat Park on Saturday 24th August for Bankwest Stadium at the following times:

11.45am

12.00pm

12.15pm

12.30pm

Each bus ticket is $40 and includes a complimentary bacon & egg roll or sausage sandwich (available from canteen when presenting your bus ticket from 10am).

Bus tickets are pre-sale only! Book your spot here > https://warringahrugby.iwannaticket.com.au/event/grand-final-coaches-spectator-coaches-rat-park-to-bankwest-stadium-return-MTkyNTU?fbclid=IwAR2TgHYxy_WZ6hbnRiJTYYr28K4-93yEg3i7qyRTKPvrgjRY7PSKPUZ2uL0

Buses will then return everyone to Pittwater Park for the Grand Final Afterparty, departing Bankwest at 5.15pm.

GRAND FINAL TICKETS

Grand Final tickets can be purchased here
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/search/SearchResults.aspx?k=Shute+shield

Tickets will be available on the day, but pre-purchasing is strongly encouraged, follow the steps to buy general admission tickets.

Step 1 – Click on the link below:

https://premier.ticketek.com.au/…/per…/ETHW2019848S/tickets…

Step 2 – Click on Green Button “Get Ticket”

Step 3 – Hover over General Admission and click which will take you through to:

Pre-Purchase: Adult $25.00

Pre-Purchase: Junior $10.00

Where will Rats supporters be?

We are looking to take over the South Eastern corner in Bays 111, 112 and 113 (venue map below). These are General Admission seats and will place us directly opposite the enemy!!

Bays 114 to 117 are Reserved Seating, but given how many Reserved Seating tickets are sold, we may be able to “move in”.

 

BANKWEST STADIUM

Location

The stadium is located at 11-13 O’Connell St, Parramatta NSW 2150.

Traffic

Roads approaching Bankwest Stadium are expected to be busier than usual with fans making their way to the event during afternoon peak. If you are planning on driving, allow additional travel time. For the latest traffic information check Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

 

AFTER PARTY

Remember, the Club is open all day from 10am, but win, lose or draw we will be celebrating the remarkable 2019 season back at the mighty GREEN & WHITE head office at Pittwater Park.  All players, coaching staff, volunteers, sponsors and supporters are invited to join the WRC family and the players upon their return at the Club House from 5pm if you are not already here.

2019-08-20T19:22:02+00:00August 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Grand Final – Buy Bus and Game Tickets.

Rats Grand Final Fever

Bus Tickets now on Sale -> https://warringahrugby.iwannaticket.com.au/…/grand-final-co…

Buy Tickets for Game:


Step 1 – Click on the link below:
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/…/per…/ETHW2019848S/tickets…

Step 2 – Click on Green Button “Get Ticket”

Step 3 – Hover over General Admission and click which will take you through to:

Pre Purchase: Adult $25.00
Pre Purchase: Junior $10.00

Bays 115 (right on halfway), 114 and 116 on either side, as shown on the Venue Map, look to be the ideal location for all of our supporters to take control of and once again, take Rat Park to another venue.

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2019-08-19T08:28:59+00:00August 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Buy Grand Final Tickets Now. Bankwest Stadium.

The Warringah Rats, after a wonderful year of rugby highlighted by an unprecedented 9 straight wins and 6 straight weeks at the top of the ladder, are, in another first for the Club, into their third consecutive Grand Final.

This will be played at the magnificent and newly opened Bankwest Stadium, a facility unparallelled in Sydney.

Steps to Buy Tickets:

Step 1 – Click on the link below:
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/…/perf…/ETHW2019848S/tickets

Step 2 – Click on Green Button “Get Ticket”

Step 3 – Hover over General Admission and click which will take you through to:

Pre Purchase: Adult $25.00
Pre Purchase: Junior $10.00

Bays 115 (right on halfway), 114 and 116 on either side, as shown on the Venue Map, look to be the ideal location for all of our supporters to take control of and once again, take Rat Park to another venue.

 

This will be a match not to be missed and one for the ages. The teams deserve and need every Warringah body in full voice we can possibly get there.

2019-08-19T01:06:43+00:00August 17th, 2019|2 Comments