Results: Saturday 27th May vs St Augustine’s, Cranbrook, Redlands
Fixtures: Saturday 3rd June vs Kinross, Scots, Newington, St Augustine’s, Waverley
Supporters Day this weekend
This Saturday at Oxford Falls will be “Supporters Day”, where all students are encouraged to spend as much time at the grounds as they can, watching and supporting their College mates. There will be a free sausage sizzle and drink for all students who stay and support the 1st XV at 1:30pm and similar incentives during the 1st XI Football in the morning. Please get involved in this initiative led by the student leaders and winter sport captains.
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 Oval at home games and on the main oval at Away venues. All St Pius X College 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 Raffle
Last week all rugby players at the College received a book of raffle tickets to sell. The raffle will be drawn at the SPX Rugby Dinner on Friday 16th 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. All tickets need to be returned, sold or unsold, by Friday 9th June. Tickets should be placed inside an envelope and returned to the Silver Box near the College Fees Office with the student's 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 Dinner
Please see the flyer in the Rugby Club section below for more details.
Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor
FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
A hugely competitive day! Our games against St Augustine’s have become really competitive and in some cases are a benchmark for where we are as a rugby school. The A v A contests at 13/14 and 15 age groups were titanic contests. The quality of rugby played by all our teams was terrific to watch. The 14As put in a winning performance built on character and technique. Lachie Onslow’s consecutive turnovers in the second half led to the final try which gave 14As the win. Thrilling to watch.
However our performances are very much team efforts. Watching our 13As move the ball around the field is captivating from players so young. The 15Bs are driven by a coach's passion and support. Players will always respond to passion and sincerity. The 13Bs quite simply play “the SPX way”, with the opposition finding it hard to get the ball from them. Our style of play demands total involvement from everyone. The 13Bs, 15Bs and Opens 2nds all had “quality wins” with commitment and enthusiasm being solid foundations for good performance. SPX 1sts again had opportunities to win the game but failed to take them. Finding that final red zone “killer instinct” will get them home this week.
Saturday we entertain Kinross and we will need more of the above to maintain our winning style.
Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer
RUGBY CLUB NEWS
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. There will also be a myriad of prizes to be won!
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!)
Please grab a ticket or a table of friends and support us in supporting your son's rugby experience at St Pius X College. TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! 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