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Be part of Warringah Rugby’s future

by becoming a Patron of the
Rats Rising Program.

The Rats Rising Program is an opportunity for you to directly support the development of our local playing and coaching talent on the northern beaches

through a tax-deductible donation.


The program aims to create the best ongoing high-performance junior to club rugby pathway in the country and help our players, coaches and club rise to the top of Australian Rugby.


The Rats Rising Program will:

Assist and support the long-term success of Warringah Rugby Club and its players on field through investment in high-performance rugby programs for both male and female players;

Provide the latest infrastructure necessary for pathways for our junior rugby players through Colts, Grade and representative rugby.


This includes training equipment, grounds, S&C facilities

Provide the best coaching resources, coaching training, specialist coaches and other rugby specific training programs e.g. training camps, junior academies, 7’s programs;

Our Ambassadors

The program will help local players and coaches achieve their rugby dreams by staying with Warringah,

just like our Program ambassadors;

Sharni Williams (2016 Olympic Rugby 7’s Gold Medallist) and Scott Fardy (Wallaby No. 873).

Through the Friend of Warringah’s fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation,

your donations are tax deductible.

So please show your support by donating today!


Scott Fardy

“Together we can make Warringah a rugby powerhouse”


Sharni Williams

“During the Olympics COVID postponements the Rats community support kept me going.


Let’s keep rising and give the next generation of Rats an opportunity to wear Gold!”


The Future Of Our Rats
Is Here

We raise a glass in gratitude to our first
Rats Rising Patrons

We are truly grateful for their support,

without it our vision would not be possible.

Our Patrons


Over $1000

Bill Andrews

Angus James

Murray Ward

Steve Hulley

Kaine Bayfield

Friends of Warringah Foundation

The Team Behind...

Meet the people behind this amazing initiative

Rod Macqueen

Former Warringah player and coach and 1999 World Cup winning Wallaby coach

Todd Marks

Current WRC Vice President,

Director of Colts and Head Hillbilly

Brendan Paddison

Current FOWRF (Friends of Warringah Rugby Foundation) Secretary

Luke Holmes

2017 Premiership winning team, former GM and now Director of Rugby at WRC

Steve Rubie

Previous Director of WRC
Current Friends of Warringah Foundation member

Tracy Faulkner

Former Secretary for Warringah Juniors and

Juniors Delegate for Warringah Seniors

Our Committee
Success Stories

We have already started...

Ned Slack-Smith, a local Warringah Junior, was recently awarded the inaugural Rats Rising Scholarship.


To ensure we retain, nurture and promote our local juniors, the program aims to award scholarships annually to help them achieve their dreams.


Ned is now contracted to the Western Force and recently selected in the Junior Wallabies team for the U20’s World Championships.

Hopefully, we can help this Rat rise to the top of Australian Rugby.

Sharni Williams talks Rats Rising

Sharni Williams talks Rats Rising

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...a few words from Sharni

...on what the support from Rats Rising means to her.


Through the club's fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


All donations are welcome and appreciated.

If you want to become a Rats Rising Patron you can do so for a contribution of $250, a Platinum Patron over $1,000 or a Corporate Patron for $5,000 or more.

Please show your support by donating today! 


The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible.

Shortly after making your donation, you’ll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return.

If you have any questions about your donation, please visit

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