Results: Saturday 3rd June
No Games This June Long Weekend
Good luck to all the St Pius X students involved in representative matches over the weekend. Over 30 boys across the College will travel all over NSW to compete at the State Championships.
SPX Rugby Raffle
All tickets need to be returned sold or unsold by this Friday 9th June. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The raffle raises money that goes directly back into the rugby program to help fund initiatives like external coaches, tour contributions, filming of matches, physio costs, referee courses etc. Tickets should be returned to the silver box inside an envelope with the students name clearly marked on the front of the envelope and the correct money inside. Students who sell a whole book of tickets will go into the draw to win a $250 gift voucher. Thanks in advance for your support.
SPX Rugby Physio
In addition to the first aid officers, SPX Rugby have secured the services of a rugby physiotherapist for the remainder of the season. The physio will be operating on Chaplin No.1 at home games and on the main oval at away venues. All St Pius students can access the physio before matches for strapping and after matches if they have injuries that need assessment. The physio will also work with the first aid officers and attend to any on-field injuries that occur when required. I ask that players please utilise this service so that diagnosis and management of injuries can be improved at the College.
SPX Rugby Dinner
The annual SPX Rugby Club Dinner will be held on Friday 16th June at Roseville Golf Club. The evening will be hosted by former Wallaby and Fox Sport Commentator Rod Kafer with George Gregan as the special guest. Please see the flyer in the Rugby Club News section below for more details.
Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor
FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Passion On and Off the Field
It was raucous at times with lots of different age groups joining together to support the on-field teams. There was a great atmosphere throughout the day and I’m sure it contributed to our 9 wins out of 11 games.
A member of the Kinross coaching staff commented on how many penalties we get at the tackle contest because our technique is so good. This is a compliment that we all should take on board. If we get the basics right the wins will follow.
Good to see 14Bs open their account with a spirited win; Gary Mullen was outstanding. 15Cs are coming together as a group and 15As produced a terrific win after suffering a heavy loss last season in Orange. The 16Bs through to Opens Firsts all had excellent wins with total commitment. In fact spirit ran through all our teams throughout the day.
Going forward we should continue our good work at the tackle contest, concentrate on accurate passing and realignment and try to make that extra pass. This means more communication from outside to in and more peripheral vision as the ball is being won at the breakdown. This will increase the number of tries we score in every game.
No games this weekend, so put your feet up and relax, watch the Wallabies and come back refreshed in time for preparation for Oakhill. Enjoy the long weekend.
Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer
RUGBY CLUB NEWS
Rugby Club Dinner – Bookings Closing Shortly!!!
The annual Rugby Club Dinner will be held on Friday 16th June at the Roseville Golf Club. Former Wallaby and Fox Sports commentator Rod Kafer will host a great night of fine food and entertainment and our special Guest Speaker is former Wallaby Captain, George Gregan, who has played for Australia on more occasions than any other player. At the dinner there will be a myriad of give aways, lucky door prizes, live and silent auction prizes, and raffle prizes!
Due to the generosity of Nick Conroy and his team at Vision Personal Training at Willoughby, every attendee at the dinner will receive a Vision Personal Training Willoughby Gold Pass for 3 weeks complimentary personal training valued at $550, which can be either used by the attendee or gifted to a friend/relative/work colleague of their choice. (On that value alone you will be $400 ahead as a consequence of just purchasing your ticket to the dinner!)
If you want to come along and support your son’s rugby experience at St Pius X College please BOOK NOW AS BOOKINGS WILL BE CLOSING SHORTLY!
Book Now at: trybooking.com/268649.
See the below flyer for further details.
A Once-in-a-Year Opportunity
In support of the rugby program, we are currently seeking parents willing to promote their business, goods and/or service at the dinner by donating a prize to the Silent Auction. If you run a restaurant you may like to donate a dinner for two; if you are a tradesman (plumber, carpenter, electrician, etc) you may like to donate a day of your services; gift voucher from your retail store - advertise and get ‘word of mouth referrals’ for your business. For further info please contact Paul O’Neill on 0418-634750 or via email at [email protected]
Photos: Photos from all rounds are up on the Club website & will be updated each week: http://pandf.spx.nsw.edu.au/sports/rugby-club/photo-gallery
For further rugby related info: pandf.spx.nsw.edu.au/sports/rugby-club
[email protected] or 0418 634 750