Randwick Rugby Newsletter
Please Support Our Sponsors
While we have nothing for our fans to support in a rugby sense on the field, we would ask you if you have the means to do so, to support our sponsors businesses.
Fortunately, we have some very rusted on sponsors of this club, so please pay a visit online to these organisations by clicking on their logos's displayed at the end of the update. We thank them sincerely, for their loyalty, during such trying times…. yet again!
So, if you need a pizza, a coffee, groceries, insurance or right up to a house or a car - our sponsors are open for business and would be delighted to hear from you.
Every Day is Father's Day at The Wick's Shop!
Please don’t despair that you can’t go to Eastgardens, as The Wicks Shop, is open 24/7 to help you find a gift solution for your dad.
So, Wick’s shoppers all the supporters gear you need for Dad is at your fingertips online – from retro jerseys, jackets, hoodies, beanies, caps and a whole lot more. Plus, we have hot selling tracksuits, indigenous designed training shorts, long sleeve t-shirts and of course Wicks face masks for this COVID fashion season.
Plus, for Father’s Day we even have 4 bundles specials, which are all at affordable price points at only $49.95 or $19.95.
There are no games and all our events are cancelled so what better way to keep supporting the club than by buying some kit and looking after Dad at the same time – simply head to The Wicks Shop
Plus, if you purchase a gift today, we will be dispatching it tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept 1) and it should be delivered by Saturday, for those living in NSW.
Ric McLallen's - Charter Hall Community Volunteer Series
Sadly, in recent weeks we have lost a couple of members of the Randwick family in former grade player from the It is fantastic that Ric’s mammoth contribution to Randwick Rugby is recognised and promoted to the masses, please enjoy this article written by Declan Armstrong, which is part of a series of stories on the terrific volunteers across all the Shute Shield Clubs.
Click here to view the article.
Vale Peter Sweeny, Trish Fraser & Clyde 'Trux' Park
Sadly, in recent weeks we have lost three members of our Randwick family and local community.
Peter Sweeney who was a major contributor to both Randwick Rugby and Coogee Surf Club, passed away peacefully last Friday after battling enduring complications following a double lung transplant more than a decade ago.
Peter was instrumental in the redevelopment of the Randwick Rugby Club site and was elected Chairman of the Randwick Rugby Foundation from its inception in 2002. Peter made a huge contribution to help rescue the Club from the difficult financial problems it faced in the late 1990’s, providing the platform for the sound financial position that the Foundation is now in, which has helped to cement the Football Club’s future and the development of junior rugby in our district.
Peter was also the MD of the Port Botany Container Group, who was a major sponsor of the club for 15 years and also employed many of our players there during this period. Peter was a true Randwick man and our deepest sympathies go to Trish, James and Simon and their families, plus he will be sadly missed by his many friends.
Trish Fraser is the wife of our well-known ground timekeeper, scoreboard operator, training BBQ king and former Board Member Chris Fraser. Trish has been seriously unwell for a long time and finally succumbed to her epic battle with cancer, peacefully at home aged 68. We extend our deepest sympathy to Chris and his family for their loss.
Clyde ‘Trux’ Park who passed earlier in August, was a 75-year Long Service Member and one of the great characters of Coogee Surf Club and the brother of current Club Governor and massive Wicks supporter David ‘Luna’ Park. ‘Trux’ died peacefully in hospital aged 93, after a long illness. We extend our deepest sympathy to ‘Luna’ and his family.
Again, it’s heartbreaking at any time to lose a loved one, but for it to happen during the extreme COVID lockdown restrictions in place and not be able to farewell them in a manner befitting, is a great tragedy.
Vale Peter, Trish and Clyde. God bless you, your families and many friends.
Get Well Duck and Schooners!
Well known former players and club characters Damien ‘The Duck’ Maree and Peter ‘Schooners’ Willcox, unfortunately were reacquainted recently last week with an extended stay in the Coronary ward at Prince of Wales Hospital. ‘The Duck’ was back in POW after complications from a recent operation and ‘Schooners’ was down from his North Coast home for major by-pass surgery.
Both are back home now on the mend and we wish them all the best in their recovery.
A Baby Boy for Gaz, Miso hits 90 & Kalan is Punching!
In much more positive news to finish, huge congratulations go to our First Grade Backs Coach Garrick ‘Gaz’ Cowley and his beautiful wife Tessie on the recent birth of their 3rdchild – a bouncing baby boy Joseph William Cowley.
Mum and Bub are fit and well, plus the poor kid is already shamelessly being used to promote the Wicks Corduroy Cap he bought Gaz for Father’s Day. Dad is over the moon with both new acquisitions!
Also, at the other end of the spectrum, a very Happy 90th Birthday goes to long time club supporter, former 1st Grade Manager and dentist to the stars John Mison. John never misses a game at Coogee Oval with his old mate Peter Court, so congratulations John on reaching this milestone. Enjoy!
Finally, congratulations to 4th Grade Premiership winning player Kalan Talefenua on his recent engagement to the very lovely Izzi Dolan. Clearly ‘4rd’ Grade types are kicking goals on and off the field, so we wish them both the very best for their future together.
With almost 1300 cases announced yesterday in NSW, Rugby is obviously not the main game here - it's truly all about keeping our loved ones and community safe.
Without being overly political, its crystal clear that COVID vaccination will play a huge role in achieving a return to freedom and some sort of normality. So do your bit and get it done.
Finally, Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there and I hope you enjoy it in whatever you can, during this weird time.
Take care and Up the Wicks!