Update From Keith Holmes
Last Saturday we played our 2nd trial of the season against Western Sydney Two Blues at a very wet, windy and Cold Granthan Reserve Seven Hills. The day was always going to be tough against a big and strong opposition and the conditions increased the challenge by a few more levels. We had 6 x 25 minute blocks and as per the week before we mixed..
Important Info Regarding 2020 Season
As many of you may already know, the Shute Shield season has been put on hold until the first week of May (see RA Media Release (https://australia.rugby/news/2020/03/16/statement-community-rugby?)). The club has been working hard ahead of this announcement in an effort to be prepared for the impact. We will be updating our great community as so..
Pre-sale period: 11am AEDT Friday 13th March to 5pm AEDT Sunday 15 March
A fresh looking Wallabies side will kick-start the new era under Coach Dave Rennie with a two-test series against Ireland this July! The first clash, at Suncorp Stadium, sets up a mouth-watering rematch of the 2018 fixture at the same venue, where the men in gold opene..
Pre-Season Dinner w/ Nick Farr-Jones
A great night is planned on Friday 27th March.
Welcome the new season with a 3 wonderfully catered courses and a 4 hour beverage package including Hairyman Brewing, Shark Island Brewing, Robert Oatley, Giesen, Ara and Bubbles galore.
Hosted by Olivia White and Michael Osmond, we will be joined by Nick Farr-Jones who will share his view..
Membership Open for 2020
With the 2020 season only a month away, this is a reminder that our memberships are now open.
We thank all members who have recently signed up or renewed for the 2020 season – we are expecting a cracking year ahead!
If you haven’t renewed your membership as yet, or would like to sign up, now is your chance.
JOIN TODAY (..
Welcome to our New Sponsors
We would like to welcome some new sponsors / partners to the club for 2020 and beyond.
In particular we would like to recognise and thank our major partner – Akfix.
The club could not continue to function well, nor could we fund our new rugby program, if it were not for our sponsors / partners.
A warm Rebel welcome to:
SDRC Strategic Plan
The Board, led by Ken McKay, has been working hard behind the scenes to develop a solid Strategic Plan to move our Club forward.
The Shute Shield competition is evolving at an exponential rate, and it's important that we as a Club look to examine our overall operation, and modernise if we are to remain relevant and competitive in the curre..
From The President & Treasurer
The 2020 season will be an exciting time down at Southern Districts.
As a result of a review of the past two seasons performances and the evolution of the Shute Shield competition to an almost professional environment, we have responded by developing a professional rugby program under the supervision of Todd Louden. Todd brings to the clu..
Kiama 7s - One Club Wrap
Our mens and women's competed admirably at the Kiama 7s this weekend. The mens team entry is part of the Club strategy to strengthen mens 7s in 2021 and beyond. The mens side came away in a first hit out with 2 losses and a draw. The day was an excellent one from a One Club perspective.
The Rebelettes took Kiama by storm and in another abs..
Head Coach Update from Todd Louden
It may seem that we welcomed the New Year in just yesterday - but the rugby specific reality is that we are coming to the end of a 6-week pre-season from January 14th and are now entering into an important trial period.
As a club we are shifting from a predominant skills-based program to a game knowledge and organisational period for 5 week..
Colts Update from Keith
We are entering the last 2 weeks of pre-season training which has been running since 22nd of October. Having completed about 44 training sessions we now have 5 sessions to go before our 1st trial v West Harbour at Rockdale on 7th March. We all know the Pirates will a very physical and tough first up game but the boys have been doing full contac..
Veterans Day 2020
In conjunction with Rugby 1st and Veteran Sport Australia, Southern Districts Rugby Club is now a Veteran Friendly Area.
Our club wishes to recognise the service and sacrifice by our Veterans. We have a significant number of Veterans in our local region.
Our rugby club wants to provide a safe and friendly environment where veterans can..
Welcome Shire IT to the club
In the middle of the 2019 season, our technology infrastructure was starting to fail and then.... it stopped dead. We called a few people and were pointed toward Caringbah based Shire IT (https://www.shireit.com), who had been to a few games in 2019, to come in and see if they could help us.
Within 30 minutes, Tom Hodel, Cronulla local and ..
Welcome Jessica and Ian
The club would like to welcome Jessica Reading and Ian Bond who have joined the board to assist with club operations and the wider rugby program.
For the last 4 years, Jessica has been in and around Sydney club rugby. From snapping pictures up and down the sidelines for Souths, NRC, Waratahs, Wallaroos and various 7s events to working at th..
A Club Update
FROM KEITH HOMES
The whole club has shaken off the Christmas and New Year cobwebs and the boys are back in town and going like a Bat out of Hell at training.
Back to training testing has shown the players have followed their Christmas and New Year training and weight programs and some players are performing at Super Rugby levels.
Sylvania Bulldogs Fundraiser
Sylvania Bulldogs Golf + Trivia Night
Two (2) Sylvania Bulldogs u/13s NZ Tour fundraising events coming up in March. GOLF
8:00am Friday March 13th @ Kareela Golf Course.
$150 gets you 18 rounds, beer cart access, lunch and a drinks package. TRIVIA NIGHT
6:30pm Saturday 7th March @ Sylvania Heights Community & Youth Club.
Colts Update January 2020
The first training session for 2020 is now completed. Let me tell you that the scope of training and intensity has gone up another level, with still a few more levels to reach before the first trial. The players enthusiasm and commitment to hard work is inspiring and makes all the weeks of planning worthwhile You can have all the up to date tra..
Colts Final Update 2019
The first phase of the 2020 season training program is finished after a tough 7 week training block and the players now take a well deserved 3 week Christmas break and return to training on 14th January 2020. No longer will we say “next Year” when discussing the 2020 season and whilst the season start is still months away soon it wi..
An Update from Head Coach Todd Louden
After 5 intense weeks of the new All-Club Off-Season development program, the 6th week was designed as a reboot, a change up from the physical skills and games program, in the form of Challenge Week.
Challenge Week involved Strongman events, club bonding, a Beach session, some aerobic testing and rounded off with speaker Joel Curtis form En..
Vale Harry Peters
Vale Harry Peters.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Peters. Harry was an incredibly dedicated family man, club man, life member and made a tremendous club wide contribution over many many years.
Our deepest condolences to the family.
The service will take place at Woronora Cemetery South Chapel on Thur..
Colts Update November 2019
Colts are now into week 3 of the Off-Season Program. It will continue to run until Christmas and in early January we start the Pre-Season Program. Each stage is unique. As we move through the program, there is an emphasis on variety, a mix of training types and techniques that come together as a "whole of rugby approach". Currently there is a f..
Week 1 Off Season Training Standouts
The coaches & managers identified the following players who have been ripping in at Training this week.
Best Application / Trainer / Consistency
Team-man of the Week
Te Ranga (TJ) Kihi
Grade Player to Watch
Cooper Harris ..
Head Coach Update - Oct 30
Hi players, coaches and the Rebel community,
Off-season training started last week with an unprecedented number of players participating in ‘O’ Week and experiencing the new All Club - Player Development Program.
A key focus for the club this off-season is ensuring that all players have a strong development period and base,..
Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting
The Southern Districts Rugby Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set down for a 6:30pm start on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the clubhouse located at 223B Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters.
This is an opportunity for members of the club to come to the meeting and vote for their 2020 Board of Directors.
With the great opportunities..
Work Placements Needed
Hi Rebel Community,
We are working harder than ever toward 2020. Recruitment is underway and we have started training with more than 90 turning up. This is a record turnout for pre-preseason.
With all this positivity, we are also trying to line up work for some of our new recruits, potential recruits and existing players. JOBS NEEDED
A Great First Up Colts Training Session
Last night....... the 2020 Rugby season is finally off and running.
If player numbers and enthusiasm from players, coaches, trainers and support staff are any indication, we are in for a great season. If last nights Todd Louden training program is just the start, then no club will be fitter or better prepared in 2020.
About 90 players w..
EAT * THINK * PLAY * COMPETE
Susie Burrell is one of Australia's leading Sports Nutritionists. Head Coach Todd Louden and SDRC have organised for Susie to come to the club on Tuesday 29th October at 6:30pm.
The entire SDRC family (players, parents, partners, sponsors, members, supporters and juniors) are invited to come along and hear about her practical approaches to ..
Beers with Roosy
We are having a send off for Favourite Son Dewet Roos who is departing the club to join Major League Rugby franchise, the Houston Sabercats.
Date: Friday 22nd November
Time: From 5:30pm
Come along, enjoy a beer and bid farewell.
Dewet has been a tireless worker on an off the field throughout his stellar career. H..
A Colts 2020 Update - Help Needed
After a very successful Colts information day last Sunday in which over 90 people attended, season 2020 has kicked off. We are now getting ready for our first training session on the 22nd October.
I have had another week of meetings with Todd where we spoke to grade players, club coaches and support staff and the season is well and truly ta..
A Great Morning for SDRC Colts Program
It was a great start to an excellent day at Forshaw Rugby Park. The club was delighted to see players and parents from the local area, South Western Sydney, as well as a number of families that had travelled from up and down the NSW Coast and from Central West regions of NSW. They all came to hear about the Colts Rugby program in 2020. Led by K..
2020 Colts Program & Direction
From Todd Louden - Club Head Coach
In 2020 a renewed focus will be placed on the Colts Program. The Colt’s competition is often cyclical and a fresh approach and development plan is designed to level the dips in performance cycles from year to year and build a strong foundation. The process is not a short-term fix, but will create sustain..
NRC Super Sunday at Forshaw
Sunday 29th September sees Forshaw Rugby Park hosting the National Rugby Championships and the Under 19s Rugby Championships. We are also holding our 2020 Colts Information Day where current and potential players and parents will hear from Head Coach Todd Louden about the upcoming REDS program as well as the refreshed rugby program. The Rugby W..
Volunteer in 2019/2020
MANAGERS NEEDED - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We have a refreshed rugby program across the club for 2019/20. Out coaches are lined up and we have some great managers ready to go. We do however need a few extra team managers to dive in and assist players, coaches and colts management roll through the year. So if you are sitting on the sidelines already, g..
2020 Rebels Rugby Program
There is a lot going on in preparation for the 2020 season. Here is a high level look at the new Rugby Program for 2020 with a focus on developing a strong "One Club" foundation.
Super Rugby Equivalent Development Program (REDS - Colts & SEDS - Grade)
Enhanced Life Skills Programs
Facilities & Resources
Such an epic beginning to 2020 for our Colts program.
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THE COLTS INFO DAY!
As a club, we have acknowledged that the Colts 2019 season was not the success we hoped for. As a result, we have already spent 3 months planning for 2020. It has been a whirlwind of meetings, emails, phone calls and documenting our fresh plans. We then see the great appointment of Head Coach Todd L..
An update from Todd Louden
I am very excited about sharing this club update. The last two weeks has been a whirlwind as I have attempted to meet and talk to as many players, members and supporters as possible. Players if you see an odd number come up on your phone ending in 098 it is me, and not a telemarketer trying to sell you something :-). Members and ..
Code of Conduct
We are a fantastic club and our entire community treats everyone with mutual respect. As guardians of the great game in the region, we need to make sure we all work, visit, play and cheer within the boundaries of decency. Sometimes things happen that shine a light on unsavoury behaviour and we now have a fresh policy for you all to look at.
SDRC Head Coach for 2020 Announced
After a thorough review of applications, Southern Districts Rugby Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Louden as Head Coach of the club for the 2020 season.
Todd brings with him a wealth of coaching experience gained from his time in Super Rugby, Japanese Rugby and the Shute Shield.
This role will see Todd working in a ..
2019 Presentation Night
Date : Saturday 21 September, from 2.30pm.
Wallabies Vs Fiji @ RWC will be on all screens from 2:45pm
Eats: $10 meals available
Drinks: Bar will be open. Order of Events
3.45pm (half-time RWC) - Colts Awards
4.45pm (full-time RWC) - Grade Awards followed by Club Awards
Post-Wallabies Match & Awards - Bar & Kitchen open..
REDS/JEDS Gear Sponsors
We are looking for Training Gear Sponsorship to help us develop and grow this fantastic and successful pre season program.
Returning in 2019/2020 and focussing on fitness, strength, game skills, game preparation, dietary education and mental awareness, history has shown that this program is one of the best in club rugby. The more financial ..
Rebelettes Presentation Night
Come and celebrate another great Rebelettes season in 2019 at the Presentation night on Friday 6th September. Hosted by long term club sponsor, Miranda Hotel, the night will be a great way to end season 2019. Tickets are on sale now and are super well priced including a wonderful 3 course sit down dinner in the courtyard of Miranda Hotel. Join ..
Game Times Vs Warringah
Tomorrow we have adjusted game times for Grade and Colts.
Warringah requested earlier times to get their players back for their presentation night.
SDRC also wanted to get colts and their families back for the season wrap party.
1st Grade - 2:30pm
2nd Grade - 12.55pm
3rd Grade - 11.30am
4th Grade - 10.15am
1st Colts - 1.25pm ..
Rebels Development Squad
It will hurt
it will take time
It will require dedication
it will require willpower
You will need to make healthy decisions
You will need to push your body to it's max
There will be temptation But we promise you
when you reach your goal
it will be worth it
Southern Districts Colts are preparing for the 2020 season and w..
Breakfast Shirts Available This Saturday
The team from Breakfast Shirts still have some Rebels breakfast combos left in various sizes. Stretchy shirt and shorts combo at $60 a set. Perfect for the off season or silly Sunday. Can be used as boardies.
They will have them for sale on the 4th Grade Family Hill this Sat (next to orange container)...
Shire IT has some advice for better Cyber Security
Shire IT assisted SDRC with some emergency repairs to our IT network. They got us back online within a matter of hours.
Here is some of their very smart advice for Shire Business owners.
With 43% of cyber attacks aimed and small and medium businesses (SMBs), can you afford to let it go and continue on without some better defences in pla..
Huge Day of Festivities Vs Warringah + After Party
Saturday 3rd August is going to be a very big day and night celebration of our great community. In addition to 4 great grades of rugby we have a whole stack of activity:
Kids Party Central on the Back Oval
Hula hoop races, giant parachute games, 3 legged races, tug o war and so much more
($5.00 per kid from 2:30pm to 5:00pm)
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So what's this Colts foundation?
You may have noticed on Facebook and on the home page of the website there are messages relating to a "Colts High Performance Program". Even though it is fairly early in the process, we just thought we would explain it a bit further so everyone knows roughly what it is, roughly why we are doing it and roughly how it will work. The Foundation St..
The Box Seat - Available This Weekend!
The Box Seat is available on the following dates:
(All other games are sold out)
Vs Manly 13th July - Surf Club Day
Vs Sydney Uni 20th July - 30th Celebration
Max Capacity 20pax, $400 including 2 drink tickets per person.
Get in quick. Book It Online (/book-the-box-seat)
Huge Surf Club Day Celebration Vs Manly
One of the biggest home game celebrations of the year is coming this Saturday July 13th. Southern Districts Rugby Club is excited to announce it will again host Surf Club Day featuring the ‘Harry Gibbons Cup’ against Manly in the Shute Shield (3:00pm) and the 'Harry Gibbons Plate' between North Cronulla 'Sea Lice' Rugby Club and Bur..
2019 Major Fundraiser SOLD OUT
640/640 SOLD OUT!
Friday 26th July is going to be a great afternoon. Led by wonderful MC, storyteller and local lad Dane Wheeler, this epic afternoon also introduces our guest speaker, broadcaster and former Wallabies Coach Alan Jones topped off with the very popular American funnyman Tommy Dean.
Hosted at Doltone House opposite The Star, t..
Back to St George Day
It’s on again - Saturday (29th June, 2019) against the old rivals Gordon RUFC. 1st grade will be playing in the old St George jerseys – with 21st century modifications.
First grade kicks off at 3.00pm but there are hours of matches prior to then. 4th grade commences at 10.50 – one for the early birds.
With First Grade ..
Shire IT saves the day!
Our IT systems have been working super well over the last few years. We have fast broadband, IP Telephony, fairly OK wifi and a network of devices across the club. However we recently had some serious internet connectivity issues that we thought was the NBN getting its hands dirty in the street. Alas it was in fact the perfect storm of things j..
Paving the way for a smooth EOFY with Sponsor Elise Hamill
As the end of the financial year draws closer, thoughts turn to tax. No doubt you can think of more enjoyable ways to spend your time than preparing for your annual tax return. So how can you streamline the process while ensuring you take advantage of all the claims that are possible?
First, you need to collect all your records of both your..
30th Birthday Celebrations
PENCIL IT IN SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019
1:00PM TILL 11:30PM
Join us and celebrate 30 years since the inception of Southern Districts Rugby Club. It will be a great day as we take on Sydney University in the local derby.
All food and beverage will be open and after the main game, the music starts, the main kitchen is cooking $10 meals and t..
"What's Doing" with Marcus Carbone
As many of you know, our 2019 captain, Marcus Carbone has been ruled out for the season. Coming at a difficult time with 3 away games and a few losses on the trot, we thought we would ask him whats doing!
Tough outcome indeed for you Marcus. Can you tell me what happened?
In the game against Warringah, we were attacking the try line. I ..
A Rugby Update
The 2019 Shute Shield season got off to a great start with solid wins against Wests, Gordon and Randwick. Looking back, the bye weekend probably came a little early and the loss of momentum saw us lose a thriller against Manly followed by disappointing outings against Parramatta, Warringah and Sydney Uni. Being a young team, we knew there would..
Colts Mid Season Update at Club
The club invites parents and players of all Southern Districts Colts to attend the club on Wednesday 29th May from 6:00pm onwards to hear from Club President Ken McKay and Director of Colts Rugby Glenn Evers.
It will be a relaxed and informal session and will also be a chance for parents and players to ask questions.
The bar will be ope..
Flash Sale - 4 Game Flexi Pass
With 5 amazing home games left for 2019 and all of them great days, we have released a 4 game flexi membership. You will get entry to any 4 games + members prices at the main bar, can bar and canteen BBQ.
BUY SECURELY ONLINE (/_v2/Get-Involved/4-game-flexi)
Your 4 game pass gives free entry at any 4 of the following home games: 08 jun -..
Ladies Day Thank You
What a fantastic day and evening was had at our club for Ladies Day 2019.
A very big thank you to all of you Ladies who attended our day, got dressed up, enjoyed the high tea, sipped on the Robert Oatley bubbles and danced into the night with the fantastic English & The Doc.
We would also like to thank the following people who made..
Ladies Rugby on Ladies Day
We all know that Ladies Day is happening this weekend during our games against the Western Sydney Two Blues. The Marquee High Tea is sold out, but we have organised tables on the green and access to the Marquee Bar for all those who missed out on the High Tea tickets.
More Details (/_v2/Events/ladies-day)
In fantastic news, our Rebelett..
Our Major Luncheon is serious business
As a premier rugby club in Sydney, we get no funding from Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby or Sydney Rugby. We have to stand on our own two feet. We rely on the incredible support of more than 80 sponsors each year who help fund our rugby initiatives. We are also blessed to have a loyal, passionate and ever growing number of Favourite Sons, members a..
Game Preview - Round 2 2019
By Samuel Lindsay
vs Gordon (A)
What a great start to the season, 6 wins across all grades and the club as a whole will be looking to go 2 from 2 this week.
Shambeckler Vui was a late withdrawal from the side last week, travelling to New Zealand with the NSW Waratahs. He's back and raring for action. New recruit Curtis Rona ..
Game Preview - Round 1 2019
By Samuel Lindsay vs West harbour (H)
We've made it through another long and arduous off season, and we're raring to go as the Intrust Super Shute Shield returns!
The squad have been training since October and have been building to this moment for a long time. New coach Don Mackinnon has brought in plenty of fresh faces in the coaching..
Colts Update April 2019
The last of the 3 colts trials concluded on Saturday against Easts and we would like to thank to thank Norths , Illawarra and Easts for 3 excellent days of good hard rugby played in great spirit of the game.
Trials are difficult days, you think you have everything organised and under control and worked out in your mind how the day will pro..
Round 1 Vs West Harbour - It's Big
This weekend the Shute Shield kicks off but we have some stuff going on in round 1. To celebrate the start of the season we are bringing the "Hackers" together for a catchup, opening pre First Grade to 6 Village Club Mini Teams who will play on the hallowed turf of Fortress Forshaw, another minis game at half time, player Families and Friends w..
Rebelettes Bring Home Silver!
What an amazing weekend of Rugby Sevens took place in hot, humid and rainy Sandakan, Borneo. The Rebelettes jetted off last week to the invitational and world regarded Borneo 7s invitational and they didn't disappoint.
This is a team of women and coaching, management staff who have grown incredibly over the last year and are now firmly embe..
Game 1 Vs West Harbour - Renew or join today
For those of you who have been members over the last few years and of course the last 30 years, you know that a Rebel game day experience is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. Make sure you keep the ball rolling at get your membership in the mail before round 1.
Renew in 2019 (/_v2/Get-Involved/renewal-application)
Pre-Season Dinner - Bring Your Partner and Save
TICKET SALES CLOSING SOON
To celebrate the start of another season of Club Rugby join us at the Club and end your 4 day week with an evening of great food, cold beverages, great friends and great conversation. The all inclusive evening will deliver 3 wonderful locally catered courses plus refreshing beverages including Four Pines, Carlton Draft..
Trial Moved to Campbelltown
This weekend (23rd March, 2019) all grades and colts/U18s trials have moved to Campbelltown Showground . GRADE
1st Grade - 14:45 (Vs Illawarriors)
2nd Grade - 13:30 (Vs Vikings)
3rd Grade - 12:15 (Vs University)
4th Grade - 11:00 (Vs Campbelltown) COLTS
1st Colts - 13:30 (Vs Illawarra)
2nd Colts - 12:15 (Vs Campbelltown)
Workplace Law commit to the Rebelettes 7s for season 2019
Southern Districts Rugby Club is thrilled to announce leading Sydney law firm, Workplace Law as the Major Sponsor for the Rebelettes 7s upcoming 2019 domestic rugby season.
With women’s rugby in Australia seeing substantial and continued growth in participation since Australia’s gold medal heroics at the 2016 Olympic Games, the..
Rebelette Trivia Night
Our own Southern Districts Rebelettes, after a very successful 2018 have been invited to the Borneo Sevens Tournament. This is the ‘Greenest Sevens in the World’ and a dream come true for many within the squad who have been working hard on their game in the off-season to peak for this opportunity.
This tournament is among t..
Robert Oatley Wines Ladies Day
Mothers Day weekend! This year we have responded to feedback and have organised a bumper Ladies Day in the Marquee and on the Green. Step inside for a High Tea experience! With a refreshed range of wines from our friends at Robert Oatley, table service for all the amazing canapés, 2 glasses of complimentary bubbles, welcome bags, lucky d..
As the season kick off on April 6th draws nearer, there are a few trials scheduled so the boys can get out and amongst it and the coaching staff can see their prospects and made decisions around grading. What a great chance to get out and see the Candy Stripes early before the BIG REVEAL. Fri 8th March - Sat 9th March
Player camp - organise..
2019 sees a wider range of wines for our members and supporters. We are also improving the size to a restaurant serving in a better quality glass.
🍾🥂 Sparkling Wine
Il Fiore Prosecco - Italy
Aurelia Prosecco - SE Australia
Veuve Tailhah Blanc De Blanc - France Piccolo Size
Wild Oats Sauvignon Blanc - WA
Craigmoor Brut - Aust..
Uni of Wollongong Scholarships
Southern Districts and the University of Wollongong are into their 3rd year of scholarship sponsorship and the following players are attending UofW on scholarships.
There are still opportunities available and anyone from..
Meet Rory Lynch
We are proud to present a series of articles introducing our colts coaches and players to the Southern Districts Community. Our first player is Rory Lynch, 19, who plays open side flanker and is “the pest” at the break down.
Rory had a great year in 2018 and has shown why he was Captain of Newington 1st 15 when at high scho..
Meet Jayson Joerdens
We are proud to present a series of articles introducing our colts coaches and players to the Southern Districts Community. We start with Jayson Joerdens. Crime fighter by day and mentor by night.
Position: Colts Head Coach
Favourite Food: Steak and Veg
Favourite Bands: Beatles, Metallica and ..
"Try Rugby" is on again across the district
Rugby Union is a great fun and exciting way for young boys and girls to not only learn new skills but also develop leadership, team work, sportsmanship, courage and life long friendships. Making friends, learning the game and having fun are heavily prioritised over winning. Big or small, short or tall, boy or girl why not give it a whirl. Did y..
Mandatory Foundation Coaching Course
Foundation Certificate Course
In an effort to get all our our club, village club and other coaching staff accredited in the mandatory Foundation Course we are running a day of training and certification at Southern Districts Rugby Club.
One of the key building blocks of better coaching, this course will not only benefit the coach and cl..
Work Opportunities + Furniture
We have a number of players who have seen the light and are joining the club, represent the club, wear the jersey with pride and respect the contributions of the past players and officials and supporters over the past 30 years.
We need work opportunities for these players. So if you need to employ a person for one day or all year please le..
Another solid week of training finished and colts are starting to settle into their work. Numbers are starting to increase and it's important the players start taking ownership of their season. We are only as strong as out weakest link and the coaching staff have been working since October to make sure the 2019 season is the best it can be. Fro..
Steve Harris Honoured
For 30+ years Steve Harris has worked tirelessly for Southern Districts players, members, directors, volunteers and the entire community. Starting out as a player with Rockdale in 1958, he continued playing, then volunteering in Juniors before moving on the the SDRC where he was a director for many years with a number of them as President. Toda..
Training Has Started
YES! WE ARE BACK.
Tuesday 6:00pm -7:30pm @ Forshaw Rugby Park (Sylvania Waters)
Saturday 6:00am-7:00am @ Various beach/local training venues (Check with coaching staff)
Everyone is welcome.
Team based pre-season training will begin in mid-January with a date to be advised where it will revert to Tuesday and Thursday evenings for team ..
Thanks For 2018
As a thanks for your support in 2018, we would like to extend an invitation to Valued Sponsors and Amazing Members (Regular, Players, Ladies, Country, Life, Financial Life) to come together at the Rugby Club and celebrate.
Thursday 13th December from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at the Southern Districts Rugby Club.
Join us for a few complimentary b..
2019 Coaching Update
As part of the Southern Districts Rugby Club Community, we just wanted to touch base with you to firstly thank you for your past support of the club whether it is in the capacity as a player, coach, manager, board member, sponsor, member or supporter.
We hope you will continue your support of the Club and are looking forward to seeing some ..
Annual General Meeting
The Southern Districts Rugby Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set down for a 6:30pm start on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at the clubhouse located at 223B Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters.
This is an opportunity for members of the club to come to the meeting and vote for their 2019 Board of Directors.
With the great opportunities..
Cook Community Classic Swim
The entries are now open for the 1km & 2km swim which is connected to the Cook Community Classic and carnival day.
Youth award, for the best placed youth entrant - $100.00 IMB Bank Account + merchandise pack. 1km and 2km swim
All swimmers will receive a free cap and IMB Cook Community Classic Tshirt. Presentations for place getters ..
Dave "Kenny" Keir Memorial Golf Day
The great Dave "Kenny" Keir is being honoured with a Memorial Golf Day to be held at Beverly Park Golf Course (Kogarah) on Friday 9th November 2018.
The great clubman of St George and Southern Districts was taken from us way too soon and this is a great way to remember him. SDRC HAVE BOOKED 24 places
Contact Paul Ridoutt on 0418 400 121..
2018 Presentation Night
Southern Districts invites you to celebrate the year that's been at our 2018 Presentation Night!
This year the awards night comes back to Southern Districts Rugby Club.
There will be plenty of awards to present on the night along with live music, finger food and dinner. Tickets are only $25 and pre-payment is essential (no door sales) s..
Colts 2019 Information Night
The 2018 season has finished and whilst this was a great year for colts we are looking to make the 2019 season the best yet.
Southern Districts Rugby Club Colts are hosting an information evening for players and parents.
The plans and programs which have been put in place for 2018/19/20 will be explained.
If you are looking to becom..
A word from Elise Hamill - One of our fantastic sponsors
Investing once you are debt free
We have noticed a trend in clients approaching us for advice once their mortgage is close to being paid off.
After having regular withdrawals for the past 20-25 years, clients are often at a loss as to what to do with the reduction in fixed expenses.
Without a plan, often the normal everyday expenses..
Vale Bluey Clifford
It is with regret that we advise WILLIAM (BLUEY) CLIFFORD, passed away on Saturday 11th of August.
Bluey was one of the Port Hacking originals, played in the very early years and was a great worker around the club even before Forshaw Field came into being.
His funeral will be held at 10am Wednesday 15th August Olsens Chapel, Willar..
Ticketing for Grade Finals Series
This year NSW Rugby have engaged the services of the company “I Wanna Ticket” to both sell tickets for All Grade Finals on line and also to staff the gates at all Grade venues.
On line sales commence 9am Monday 13th August for the Qualifying Finals and also for the semis and Grand Final.
“I Wanna Ticket” will hav..
Game Preview 2018 - Round 18
By Samuel Lindsay vs Warringah (h)
Southern Districts return home following an emphatic victory over Gordon Last week. This week we face sterner opposistion in the form of Warringah Rats. The Rats haven’t dropped points since a draw with Manly in Round 13. Southern Districts will be looking to cap off a season the righ..
Rugby Sevens Under Lights
Tuesday night 7th August sees our Rebelette's step out on the paddock against the touring Nagato Blue Angels. Nagato are the number one ranked Japanese domestic club side and are looking to stamp their name on the game here in Australia.
Why not grab the family and head on down to Forshaw Rugby Park for the 5:30pm kick off and show our gir..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 17
By Samuel Lindsay vs Gordon (A)
Southern Districts are heading north to Chatswood Oval looking to finish the season in style. Chatswood has been a relatively happy camping ground for the Rebels over the past few seasons, aside from a draw in 2014, Souths have returned home with maximum points. On the surface Gordon have endu..
Game Preview - 2018 Round 16
By Samuel Lindsay vs Sydney University (H)
Southern Districts will be back on TV for the second time in threes weeks, as this weekends must win clash for the Rebels will be broadcast live on 7TWO. Following last weekends heart-breaking result Southern Districts will now have to offer their best on the paddock over the final ..
Comedy Night at Southern Districts
Featuring comedians from Sydney & Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Doors 7:00pm - Show 7:30pm Saturday July 28th, 2018
Southern Districts Rugby Club
223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters.
Adults $35 / Students $20
Over 18's Only
Buy Tickets Online (http://comedyforacause.net/tc-events/sdr)
Game Preview - 2018 Round 15
By Samuel Lindsay vs Northern Suburbs (A)
How good it was to witness Southern Districts take the airwaves on the weekend! It's been a long time coming but the attacking flair and defensive display in the final ten minutes surely justified our spot on 7Two. Fingers crossed there'll be more to come over the final few rounds as..