On Thursday 23rd July 2020 the extensions to the Club House were officially opened by Ken Wyatt MP; Minister for Aboriginal Affairs & Margaret Thomas Mayor of the City of Kalamunda.
The new facilities include unisex changing rooms, showers and toilet; unisex referees room, showers & toilet and unisex disability toilet facilities and parents room.
The facilities are primarily for use by our women’s teams and guests but will also be utilised by the men.
In addition to these new facilities, we have sealed the driveway and car parking area, created 2 disability parking bays; built access pathways and widened doorways to ensure access for wheelchairs.
This whole process was funded by Grants from Aus Sports and the City of Kalamunda. Aus Sports funding the new building requirements with a $180,000 grant and the City of Kalamunda funding the access ways, car park and disability parking with a $85,000 Grant.
This whole process has taken nearly 6 years of discussions, councillor meetings & negotiations, grant applications and permit approvals from many different government departments to be able to get to the easy part – the build itself!
We have been able to complete the build on budget due to the hard work of many Club members who have out their time and money into ensuring we have a result that we can all be proud of!
The New facilities have been named in Honour or Andrew (Andy Todd), lifelong member and sponsor of the Club who passed away in 2019. Michelle Todd unveiled the plaque and along with Ken Wyatt & Margaret Thomas cut the ribbon to open the facilities.
The Referees facilities have been named in honour of Julie Skiba for her services to Rugby WA Referees Association over many years. Julie is also a member of Kalamunda Rugby.
The Official opening was well attended by members old and new. It commenced with a Welcome to Country by Kim Collard CEO of Kulbardi and founder of the Bibbulmun Fund; followed by brief speeches by Graham England (Club President); Ken Wyatt and Margaret Thomas.
A number of Club members were referred to in Graham’s introduction for their contribution to this project:
Gareth McRae – who prepared and submitted the tender documentation on the Clubs behalf
Brendon Scott –project managed; negotiated with the City of Kalamunda and various Government Departments to ensure the build was completed to the Clubs satisfaction.
2 Club members need special recognition for the hundreds of hours of their own time they have spent physically building the facilities. These are Richard (Worzel) Coney and Barry Jordan.
The Committee, members players and supporters thank all involved in this achievement .
It was a glorious day at The Foreshore on Saturday, starting with the first Third Half lunch for season 2020 and finishing with Neddies defeating Palmyra 29-12 to claim the new Gary Mickle Cup.
And it was also a day which showcased to the rugby community how the development of Colts players has been at the heart of the club’s success over the years.
Consider these stats: all up, there were 14 players in Saturday’s premier grade squad who either graduated through the Neddies Colts, or were still eligible to play Colts this season. Those players were props Jamie Hawgood, Damo Pacecca, Dev Morris and Reupena Enari, second-rowers Sam Offer and Mike Egan, loose forwards Ken MacPherson and David Bailey, halfbacks Mike Botes and Hershelle Classen, fullbacks Kauri Cudd and Peter Fitzgerald and wingers Callum Thomas and promising debutant Finn O’Callaghan. On the same afternoon, two other Neddies colts graduates – Tevin Ferris and Tom Sheminant – were representing the Western Force against the Brumbies.
What’s more, the current crop of new Neddies Colts (who had a bye over the weekend) made up the bulk of the Neddies reserve grade team in a game in which former Colt Ali Henderson made his 100th appearance for the club.
That’s a fantastic effort which speaks volumes about the Neddies’ culture of developing our talented youngsters into premier grade players. And long may it continue.
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Ladies Day 2020 – Nedlands vs Cottesloe
Join us for Ladies Day 2020 down at Neddies as we take on Cottesloe Rugby Club.
Dress code “Pretty in Pink”
Unlimited alcohol and nibbles from 2pm – 5pm and a DJ from 3:30pm onwards. We will also be raising money for Australian Breast Cancer Research.
Please RSVP by 29th of August, tickets can be purchased at the bar or via direct deposit
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