Draw – Saturday 1st April
On Saturday 1st April, St Pius X College play their traditional trial matches against St Aloysius College. The 13s through to 15s will play at Oxford Falls, while the 16s and Opens will play away at St Aloysius College Oval. Please see the fixture list below:
St Aloysius College Oval is located at Tynside Ave, North Willoughby
Rugby Registration is Still Open – PLEASE COMPLETE REGISTRATION ASAP.
To register simply click on the Trybooking link below. It only takes a few minutes and provides options to select transport options for later in the year and clinic registration all in one spot:
All students wishing to play rugby are required to be registered here to be included in a team, allowing the school rugby administrators & coaches to best prepare for the coming season, plus allow your P&F Rugby Club to best support and communicate with you!
Rugby Holiday Clinic
The annual Rugby Coaching Clinic will be held in the second week of the April School Holidays at Oxford Falls. While the clinic is not compulsory, all players are encouraged to attend and learn some valuable skills from some quality coaches which will set them up for a good 2017 season.
On Day 1, Wednesday 19th April, the students will receive specialist coaching from a range of former players and current professional rugby coaches including Ex-Welsh International Prop Ben Evans, current Head Coach of the Country Eagles and Warringah Rats Darren Coleman and Heineken Cup Runner Up and former Manly Marlin Adam D’Arcy.
On Day 2, Thursday 20th April, the boys will put their skills to the test when they play an interschool round robin 7s tournament before our 1st XV play a trial match against Redfield College. Non-rugby players are also invited to attend and give rugby a go. Please see the flyer below for more information.
ISA Concussion Policy
The ISA Concussion Policy is included below and also in the Sportsmaster's section above. Please ensure you and your sons are aware of the policy for the upcoming season.
Rugby Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Oxford Falls during Term 1. Buses depart Archer Street no later than 3:30pm and head to Oxford Falls for a training start time of 4pm. Training finishes at 5pm for the 13 to 16 age groups and 5:30pm for the Opens, with buses arriving back at Chatswood by 5:30pm and 6pm respectively. All age groups will train at Oxford Falls on Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of Term 1. There will be no training on Thursday 6th April.
Rugby Calendar for 2017:
Please check Woodchatta weekly throughout the season or contact Mr Lynch at: [email protected] for any general rugby enquiries.
Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor
FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Energy and Enthusiasm
Great to be back at Oxford falls for our first trial of the new season. Trials are an opportunity for all players to demonstrate their ability in a competitive team game environment. All SPX teams, from Preps through to Opens, performed really well and it was good to witness some free flowing support based rugby, which is our basic style. All players should reflect back on their performance and ask in which areas they would like to improve. Coaches will be looking hard at both individual and team performance so that we can make our Tuesday and Thursday sessions very relevant.
On Tuesday we focus more on basic skills and conditioned games. On Thursday we focus on unit skills and team play in preparation for Saturday's games.
This Saturday we travel to St Aloysius College, a local challenge and an opportunity to further enhance our reputation for running rugby .
Enjoy training, every minute of it!
Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer