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Training this Wednesday


Great turnout for our first training run last Wednesday at Kensington Oval, with around 25 players taking part, including 4 new players who we welcome to the Club. And a reminder that training will be on again this Wednesday evening at 6pm for a 6:15pm start at the same oval. We got some good work done, so looking forward to seeing some more players attending and please encourage all new players to come along and get a run under their belts.

Boots not required, and please bring your own water. Look forward to catching up with more players returning for the season ahead. See you at Kensington Oval.

And a reminder that after next weeks session, given it’s the eve of Australia Day, we’ll go for a few drinks at the Doncaster Hotel after training for a catch up over a few beers and something to eat.

John Morrison

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Training Tomorrow Night


Just a reminder that there will be the start of some early training for UNSW Rugby – 6pm for a 6:15pm start at Kensington Oval on Wednesday evening.

Come a get some running in the legs, a ball in hand and sharpen up some skills for the coming season, it won’t be a tough session – unless you’ve spent all summer doing very little, but it should be fun.

Remember to bring your own water, it will be hot Wednesday – but should be cooler in the evening. See you there,


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Preseason Information

The cricket season may be in full swing but time to draw your minds towards rugby with a reminder that I want to get a start on some training and skills work ahead of the coming season, so some pre preseason training will be on this coming Wednesday January 11, 6pm for a 6:15pm start at Kensington Oval.


The sessions won’t kill you, they will be designed to get some skills activated again, get you running a little bit and getting some work done before we begin full club pre season on Feb 9.


I have included some important dates (below) and hope you will start thinking about setting up for a successful season for the year ahead. All are welcome at theses sessions, so if you are keen let’s get started, and if you can indicate if you will be coming (or not) that will help me plan a little better.


See you there – and please send to others.


John Morrison
1st Grade Coach

Important Dates:

– Pre Pre Season (PPS) begins January 11 (6pm arrive for a 6:15pm start on Wednesdays – Kensington Oval

– * Followed by training on January 18, 25 BBQ and / or dinner & drinks, before Australia Day and then Feb 1 and 8

– * Beach touch at Coogee Beach from Feb 14 – 9am Saturdays in the sand (earlier if possible)

– * PPS will be about Skills and base level fitness work, start of patterns

– Pre season for all of the Club begins Thursday Feb 9 at DP

– Full Club preseason training continues on from there Tuesday and Thursday nights

– NB Club squad – after pre season and trials will only be required to train Thursday nights (but players have the option, if interested in training Tuesdays). Top Squad and Colts will be both nights.

– On Saturday Feb 11 there will be a full day for higher grade players and Colts who may be playing or wanting to play in grade at   Sam Cracknell Pavillion at UNSW (booked already) for planning, culture, leadership, expectations, goal setting – as classroom lessons, mixed with practical skills, patterns and some field work – followed by bbq and drinks etc

Trial dates

– Goulburn March 11, away – two teams only

– Local trial March 18, 25 and April 1 and 8

– NB March 18 is a potential camp weekend of training Top Squad and Colts

– April 13 start of Easter (Thursday – off)