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2019 membership fees have had to increase after being stable for the last 2 years. This is because RugbyWA has increased fees for seniors, Rugby Australia (RA) has added insurance fees to U5 & U6 age groups and the Club has had to increase fees to cover an underestimated GST component on fees charged. The new fee schedules are on the Club notice boards and listed in Rugby Xplorer. The senior fees are current as of today, however the RA is still negotiating with the insurers and have not yet set the insurance component of fees for 2019. If members have not registered or paid in full when final fees are agreed, any additional costs will be passed onto members. We encourage all players to register and pay as soon as possible to ensure that you are not required to pay a higher insurance levy. This year, all registrations must be online and paid in full (a RA requirement). No player will be able to play unless registered and financial. All registrations are via RA’s xplorer application. At the time of registration, you will be required to pay in full, however it also has ZIP PAY enabling you to establish a credit facility whilst registering. The Club has 3 non playing membership options available and encourages anyone associated with the Club to register and become a formal member of the Club. Increasing membership numbers not only helps the Club financially, it also helps us when we have to negotiate with Council or Government as our membership numbers are increased. Forms for the non player membership options are included with this newsletter. The clubs membership options are now all active for you to register via https://myaccount.rugby.com.au
Welcome to 2019
To all Players, Members, past-Members and Sponsors,
This is just a quick note to keep you up to date with matters arising for the Committee.
Welcome to the 2019 Season, that time of the year is upon us again, Super Rugby has started which usually heralds the start of the pre-season training runs for those aspiring to play Prems and Reserves.
It also marks the start for all club members to start marking off their calendars with important dates for the season with these questions being in the top three
1 When does Steak Night Start
Ans – 28th March naturally, First comp game is the 30th Mar at home v Curtin
2 Is there a free sausage sizzle on Thursday nights of pre-season
Ans – Yes but only if you put yourself through the coaches punishing training session, then you’ll wish you had spent more time in the gym rather than having several beers at the OBH.
3 When is the first third half lunch and who will be speaking
Ans – Sign up to the Third half and find out, or contact Rod “Rocket” Jones or Josh “The Mad Scientist” Mylne
There are more important dates coming later in the year and we will keep you posted.
Coach Ra and his group have been working hard in the offseason to recruit locally and OS some fresh fit young blood into the club:
Please keep an eye out for the following new faces, and please make them welcome into the Neddies Family
The season will be a cracker and made more interesting now that Curtin Uni have come to the table and entered the premier division.
The first Comp game is 30 Mar at the club v Curtin who make their Premier grade debut.
Our club could not operate or even exist without the generous and unflinching support of our Sponsors, a Big Thankyou to all our Current, Future, and Past sponsors for making the contributions that has kept this club going over the years.
Matt Caporn and Josh Aislabie our joint Sponsorship Officers will be drumming up further sponsorship prior to the season start, if you are interested in sponsoring the club which means you also get to support anyone of the club sides (apart from Prems and Reserves as they are locked in already).
Once again we are extremely thankful that Kent and Tanya Swick from Swick Mining have come on board as our Platinum sponsor for the 2019 year.
A big thank-you to the long term sponsors of the club:
Instant Scaffolds – who I think have employed most of the clubs Premier grade for the last 15-20 seasons – Many Thanks Muzz and Chrissy Mclean
Consillium Financial – Ken and Shona Read
Trident Insurance – Ric Wolozny
Multi-Fix WA – “Sexy” Rex Julian
Shelf – Subsea – Pete Malcolm
Lawleys Bakery – Trefor and Sara Thomas
Snap Printing – Chris Oddie
QBE – our Long Lunch Sponsor for 2019
For some of the younger members of the club with their own business please join some of your fellow players already sponsoring the club, thanks go to
Fresh Cut Carpentry – Chris McLean.
The Social Organising Committee have had two very fruitful meetings and have penciled in some rather adventurous ideas for post match functions at the club this season.
All I can say is watch this space for these interesting functions.
QBE Spirit Of Rugby Long Lunch – 9th August Crown Hotel Grand Ballroom
For many of us rugby tragics this is the one we have been dreaming of since our First test Match hosted here in Perth waaaaaay back in 1998, a Bledisloe here in Perth.
Well its happening and Nedlands true to form has organised a cracker of a lunch at the Crown Grand Ballroom.
So book yourself and nine mates a table because its time to dust off that old All blacks Jersey, don the black Adidas tracky bottoms and your best jandals and get down to the best pre-game luncheon in Perth.
Richard and Lisa Vaughan and their fellow organisers have put together a fantastic afternoon for everyones enjoyment so get along, book a table it is going to be a cracker!!
Tickets – $190 / head, or $1,900 for a table (This is the best value for money event to go to by a long shot).
Lets make it the best event to be at.
We are planning a working bee for late Feb Early Mar we need as many helpers as possible and will keep you posted.
Yours in Rugby
Bob Somerville, President
This is early notice for all club members to put a big mark beside Friday August 9th in your diaries, as this is the date of Neddies’ annual Test match lunch – known as the QBE Spirit of Rugby Long Lunch.
In 2019, our lunch will be starting the biggest weekend of rugby in the history of WA – when the mighty Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Perth (Optus) Stadium on Saturday 10th August, just a few weeks before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan. I think the game is already a sellout.
I’m sending this out early for two reasons. Firstly, I want to give you the chance to reserve a place at this lunch which could well sell out, and secondly, as there will be a number of lunches on that day, I want to be sure that you don’t get confused about which lunch is which and buy tickets to the non-genuine article – the proceeds from this one go directly to our Club to foster the development of grass-roots rugby. Also, it’s an awful lot cheaper than others on offer.
As is the case for all our lunches, this one will feature the very best of rugby speakers including Fox Sports host Nick McArdle, Wallabies legend George Gregan and great AB Andrew Mehrtens, with All Black coach Steve Hansen also appearing.
There will be tens of thousands of visitors in Perth that weekend, mainly from the eastern states and New Zealand. If you are going to be hosting visitors, please also remember to include them in your plans for the lunch.
Also talk to your mates / clients in Perth about forming a table or joining one of ours – this is an event not to be missed!
As I said, it is early days but I urge you to talk to others and book a place. You can reserve a table by completing and submitting the attached form.
Looking forward to seeing you at Crown on 9th August.
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The Nedlands Family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tim Nelson (Player 1992 – 1995) yesterday the 29th January.
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to his wife Laure and their 3 children Luca, Lily and Hugo.
Tim played Colts and grade rugby to 1st grade during the mid 1990s.
A tall bustling 2nd rower who learnt his craft at Nedlands before heading to France to play and study, he went on to become a successful business man in Europe before settling in Mauritius.
He will be fondly remembered by those who knew him at Nedlands.
The Nedlands Family
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H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!
Hope you’ve all had a good break! Most of you guys are back into the swing of things running off the Christmas beers which is great to see.
Thursday 31st Jan 6:15pm meeting at the clubhouse
Go through our:
Pre season planning including camp.
New players Introductions
A word from our President and Captain
BBQ & couple beers/soft drinks
Also try on sizes for extra kit
Hope you’re all enjoying what’s left of your off season, look forward to seeing you guys Thursday 31st and more importantly…. 5th February
2019 GET IT
See you on 31 Jan at 6.15pm
Also note that trials are now on the following dates
16 Mar V Assoc (@Home)
23 Mar V Wests (@Home)
First Competition Game
30 Mar v Curtin (@ Home)