Our Men’s Artistic Athletes kicked off 2019 with their first Senior State Squad! It was a great day with lots of preparation ahead of state trial 1!
Regional Sports News
New South Wales
NOTICE OF 120TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice of Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 120th Annual General Meeting of the Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club Limited will be held at the Union Hotel, 271 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW on Monday 25th February 2019, commencing at 6:00pm.
- To receive the Report of the Directors for the financial year ended 31 December 2018.
- To Receive the Financial Report for the financial year ended 31 December 2018.
- To elect the Directors:
There are no current directors, duly elected at previous annual general meetings, whose three (3) year term has expired, nor any director elected to fill a casual vacancy since the last annual general meeting of the Club.
Any further nominations for the position of Director will be received up to 6:00pm on Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 for the election of Directors at the Annual General Meeting
Nomination forms are available from the Secretary to the Board on application.
The Club’s Constitution provides for a three year term for each elected director of the Club.
In accordance with the Constitution of the Club, proxies are not permitted.
By order of the Board
22 January 2019
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Norths Rugby’s 2019 Golf Day and Season Launch!
Date: Friday, 29th March 2019
Venue: Long Reef Golf Club
Tickets: Purchase Tickets Here
Event Type: Ambrose Event, Shotgun Start 8.00am (Registration & Breakfast 7.15am)
Other Details: Breakfast & Lunch Included
Carts can be booked individually via the pro shop
Registration close Friday 22nd March 2019
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We look forward to seeing you at the Norths Rugby Bon Andrews 2019 Lunch.
Tickets ON SALE Now!
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf
Tickets: $200 Individual | $1900 Table of 10
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $50 | 3 for $100
Booking: Purchase Tickets Here!
Entertainment, Host, Rugby Panel, Prizes, Games and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Shoremen 7’s Back in Action In Newcastle at the
The Shoremen bowed out of the Mick ‘Whale’ Curry Memorial 7s in a Semi-Final loss to crosstown rivals Gordon 1.
Following pool game wins over Liverpool, Gordon 2 and Randwick and a loss to Warringah.
Welcoming back Aussie 7’s representative Sam Myers for the first tournament of the season, it was a great building block for the following 2 tournaments in successive weeks at both Lake Macquarie and Kiama.
The Shoremen 7’s featured a mix of 1st Grade talent, new recruits, and some fresh faced colts for the first 7’s tournament for the season.
Gary Bautz (c)
Coach: Jack Burey
Manager: John Wardell
This tournament was established to honour a great player and bloke from Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club: Mick Curry. He passed away in 2015.
Norths Board Member, Justin Tamsett played with Whale in 1989 and 1990.
JT shared his thoughts, “In my first season playing Grade, I was so glad to have Whale on my team. He took it upon himself to teach me about grade rugby with a very long Friday night when the first game of the season was a wash out.”
“He looked after me on the field on too many occasions to count. He may not have been the most skilled player but he always gave his all. He would grab me after a game let me know what I did well and where I can improve from his second row perspective. He had such a manner that you just listened. Then it would be off to the pub and share a beer with the opposition.”
“He taught me the importance of respecting your opposition for their skill on the field and as quality humans after the game. That’s his legacy in my life.”
RIP: Mick Whale Curry
It’s great to back playing 7’s!
Norths: we better the player, better the person, better the community.
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Celebration of Life
Northern Suburbs and the rugby world is mourning the passing of Wallaby great John Thornett MBE.
The man at the centre of what is generally considered the first golden age of Australian rugby passed away on Friday on the NSW south coast at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with illness.
Thornett, Norths club patron since 1997, played 37 Tests for the Wallabies in a career that spanned 12 years from his Test debut in 1955 until his final Test (against France in Paris) in 1967.
He started in all of those Tests and finished on 118 matches overall, just the second player at the time to play 100 matches for Australia behind Nicolas Shehadie.
In all he captained the Wallabies in 16 of those Tests (for six wins, nine losses and a draw) and if he played today he would surely have notched up well beyond a century of Test matches.
At the peak of his powers Thornett became known as ‘The Thorn’ – a pointed reference to the love, respect and esteem that he was held in, not unalike Sir Donald Bradman being called ‘The Don’.
The eldest of three brothers, John’s brother Ken represented Australia in rugby league and the third, Dick, was a dual international.
Thornett debuted for NSW against Queensland in 1955, going on to make his Wallabies debut later that year, as flanker against the All Blacks.
Good things were brewing for the Wallabies in 1961 and by the end of 1962 after their tour of New Zealand for three Tests they were considered to be world class outfit under the leadership of Thornett.
But the icing on the cake came on the tour of South Africa in 1963 where Thornett’s Wallabies became the first side to beat the mighty Springboks in successive Tests in 67 years.
Northern Suburbs life member and Wallaby tour team-mate in 1967 Russ Tulloch said Thornett was very much the heart and soul of life on these tours.
“It wasn’t just what he did on the field which of course was substantial,” Tulloch said.
“It was the way that he made everyone feel part of the team and that we were all working away on the one goal.
“When I first came into camp for that tour from Victoria he was one of the first blokes to come and welcome me on board.
“Thorn will be missed.”
Thornett’s rugby life began at Sydney High and he graduated from Sydney University with an honours degree in engineering.
He was immediately an important member of the students’ First XV taking out Shute Shield titles in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
When he came from Sydney High he was a centre but as his ample frame filled out he moved to the back row, the second row and eventually the front row.
Once he had finished his studies at Sydney Uni district qualifications at the time meant that Thornett along with Rod Phelps and Derry Hill moved across the bridge to Northern Suburbs in the early 1960s and help drive considerable success at the club.
They won Shute Shield titles in 1960 and 1963 and were a constant threat come finals time and played in five consecutive grand finals.
Once his playing days were over at Norths he served on their football club committee in numerous roles and was president from 1981 until 1984 when the club was fighting their way back to first division.
He was elected as a Life Member in 1983 and appointed club patron in 1997.
“He was always available for fund raising for tours or club events. Very much a man of the people and a great club man,” Tulloch added.
Thornett’s mark on the wider Sydney competition is still being acknowledged today with Sydney Uni and Norths playing off for the John Thornett Cup.
He is a member of the Sports Australia, Rugby Australian and World Rugby halls of fame and is one of 11 legends in the World Rugby list.
Thornett was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 1966 for his services to rugby.
He is survived by his wife Vivienne and their children Michael and Pia as well as Jamie and Toby from his first marriage. A daughter from his first marriage Ally passed away a number of years ago.
Words are thanks to Mark Cashman
From Cashcow Media
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