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Video Highlights: Warringah Vs Southern Districts.

The competition starts NOW! Not only that, the Rivalry Returns to Rat Park this Saturday as the Rats and Norths continue their incredible run of finals clashes in recent years.

The Rats beat them in the Grand Final in 2017. The Rats beat them in the Semi-Final in 2018 to go into our second consecutive Grand Final. Get down here this Saturday and make Rat Park a cauldron. Make it loud. Make it intimidating.

Help the boys take the next step to a third consecutive Grand Final. And if you needed another reason to get down to Rat Park, it is virtually a full WRC day. Both 3rd and 4th Grade are playing their semi-finals here as well with 4th Grade kicking of at 10.15am, followed immediately by 3rd Grade.

The Hill will be heaving and the Can Bar will once again have live entertainment immediately upon full time from local favourites, Micro.

2019-08-05T08:05:40+00:00August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Todd Marks, Warringah Hillbillies Founder Profile

Tell us in 30 seconds about you.
I get called a lot of things, some of them true, the rest even truer. My wife calls me simple, a sociophobe, childish and a disappointment in bed. She’s right (except the bed thing is a bit harsh, I just need more practice), most days I feel like three kids stacked up on each other’s shoulders, covered by a large overcoat, trying to pass myself off as a grown-up! I’m fluent in most bad languages and sarcasm and my hobbies include arguing with call centers and sleeping. Most importantly I’m an ex-rat who lives in the past and appreciates what this club has done for him, his family, his friends and our community…… Oh and I’m a Capricorn.

How were the Hillbillies formed?
It was a pro-active, ill-conceived, beer inspired idea with Jimmy and Chappo. We wanted to channel our superpowers of mindless chat and drinking into the ongoing survival of the club. The club needed supporters, money, atmosphere, more flanno based merchandise and someone to keep the touch judges in line – and to be honest, we needed the mateship of a life after rugby! Our solution – to create a social environment and membership on ‘The Hill’. A meeting place for the community on a Saturday. It just made sense to us, but then again so does bacon in salad!

Even outside of rugby circles the Warringah Hillbillies have earnt themselves a cult following. Why do you think this is the case?
So has Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Kombucha…. The world is too serious, fast paced and stifling, sometimes people just want permission to take a break and take the piss. Just like ‘The Hill’ in Washington, on our ‘Hill’ we don’t overthink thing – actually thinking and acting are mutually exclusive events for both Trump and the Hillbillies. We realise that “There is a time to think and a time to drink”. Hang on, I like that, it’s a catchy line. It can replace our old motto “Join us and look down on other people” and it has more gravitas than “If it’s itchy, scratch it” although it is nice to see some of our members are still working hard to keep this last one alive. What was the question again? In summary, the Hillbillies rock.

Do you Hillbillies have any game day rituals?
Is drinking a ritual?

Rat’s have over a 90% home win record since the Hillbillies started in 2014, do the Hillbillies use any black magic to help the Rats win?
No, but we are partial to a little Ice Magic on our chips (don’t judge!)

The Hillbillies are also responsible for the development and ongoing funding support of Warringah Junior Representative Rugby. What type of initiatives have you rolled out to the Community.
We like to say we are future proofing The Hill. The Hillbillies can make things happen thanks to our club and player links, our Friends of Warringah relationship and most importantly through our generous membership community, many of who have had, or currently have, a kid in the Warringah junior program. Training programs, coaching initiatives, equipment, grounds and facilities are all projects we are, or have been involved in. It’s a cause we can all drink to!

I know your drive in 2019 is to recruit more females on the Hill. Why should our female supporters get involved and become a Hillbilly.
I’ll give you two words ‘Harry Jones’……. Socialising, friendship and fun isn’t a male only domain, stupidity and adolescence however probably is. This year we have had a huge number of new female members join and the community feel and party atmosphere is better than ever.

Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they have made an important impact?
I have a massive man crush on Jack Sutherland. Jack represents what a community club is all about and he is everything I’m not; loyal, hard-working, generous, modest, selfless, caring and a good bloke. Even despite the fact he is a qualified Assistant Referee, he is still ok to me.

Lastly, what excites you most about the remainder of the 2019 season leading into the finals?
A home semi and then pulling out a few chairs at Bankwest Stadium to give it more of a ‘Hill’ aesthetic for the finals. After that, I’m looking forward to eating 10 times my body weight in salmon and slipping into hibernation for the off season.

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2019-08-01T21:34:52+00:00August 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Windows & Doors Offer

Select Windows & Doors
 
Select Windows & Doors has just refurbished its showroom at Brookvale and are giving away old display windows and doors to Warringah Rugby Club Members and/or Supporters. This display stock is absolutely FREE to the lucky new owners, the only requirement is that view and pick up stock from their factory by 10 August 2019.
 
Check out what they are giving away:
 
1. Western Red Cedar double hung window 2360mmH x 640mmW with colonial bars to top sash, 6.38mm Clear Lam, Lambstongue sash horns
2. Western Red Cedar 3 panel bi-fold door with inbuilt Centor S1E retractable screen 2370mmH x 2025mmW,6.38mm Clear lam, configuration 3 left from outside and also has a Sashless double hung window within one of the door panels.
3. Powdercoated aluminium double hung in White Birch, 2360mmH x 650mmW, true ovolo colonial bars, decorative sash horns, 6.38mm Clear lam.
4. Powdercoated aluminium pair of French door in Stone Beige, 2470mmH x 1150mmW, raised aluminium panels to bottom third of the door and horizontal ovolo colonial bar to top, 6.38mm Clear Lam, no sill, 20mm clearance.
5. Powdercoated aluminium sliding window in Primrose, 2455mmH X 1200mmW, 6.38mm Clear lam, insect screen with nylon mesh
6. Powdercoated aluminium awning window in Primrose, 2455mmH x 628mmW, 6.38mm Clear Lam, decorative stick on colonial bars and insect screen with nylon mesh.
7. Thermally broken casement window with White PVC internally and Black powdercoated aluminium externally, 1170mmH x 500mmW Double glazed Clear – Air – Clear
8. Powdercoated aluminium awning window in Woodland Grey, 2356mmH x 640mmW, 6.38mm Clear lam
9. Western Red cedar awning/casement combo 2365mmH x 646mmW, 6.38mm Clear laminated glass
10. Powdercoated aluminium sliding window in Pearl White 1260mmH x 1010mmW, 6.38mm Clear lam, has the facility for a sliding screen.
11. Powdercoated aluminium double hung window in Deep Ocean 2050mmH x 575mmW with a raked fixed window above that can be removed
12. Powdercoated aluminium Sashless double hung in Notre Dame 1818mmH x 580mmW with a 35 degree raked head
 
For more information or to arrange an inspection, call Anthony Perrett on 9938 1500.
2019-07-31T23:23:07+00:00July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Video Highlights Warringah Vs Western Sydney

After having to make 3 changes prior to kick-off and two early injuries, the Rats secure a home final at Rat Park, maintain top spot for the 6th consecutive week and have one more match to win to claim the Minor Premiership.

Enjoy these highlights from an extremely tough match against Western Sydney, including Dave Feltscheer winding back the clock with a length of the field intercept try!!

 

 

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2019-07-28T21:40:08+00:00July 28th, 2019|0 Comments

NOMINATIONS FOR LIFE MEMBERS

The Honours Committee is seeking nominations of members who may qualify for Life Membership of Warringah Rugby Club in 2019 which will be announced at the AGM on 10 November 2019.

Each nomination should have set out clearly in the service performed by the proposed person for the award and the extraordinary aspect of that service. The Honours Committee will, if required, seek further information. Each nomination is to be in writing.  Please understand that nomination will not automatically lead to a successful application as the nominated person must meet the relevant criteria and be approved by the Board of Warringah Rugby Club and in the case of a Life Member the nomination is to be further approved by the Life Members at the AGM.

Nominations for Life Membership should be received by Guy Fraser-Hills, General Manager, 30 days prior to the AGM, please email generalmanager@warringahrugby.com.au.

2019-07-27T22:02:26+00:00July 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Congratulations on 200 Games Dave Feltscheer

Dave Feltscheer, a playing legend of Warringah Rugby Club and member of the 2017 1st Grade Shute Shield Premiership side and 2018 Grand Finalists, is playing his 200th Grade Game tomorrow against Western Sydney.

To commemorate the occasion, Dave, who has been helping develop and guide our up and coming talent by playing 3rd Grade this year rather than retire, has agreed to play 1st Grade one more time again tomorrow.

This is another fantastic reason to get down to Rat Park tomorrow. Warringah’s 1st Grade side are aiming for a big win to help secure the Minor Premiership, a home final and celebrate Dave Feltscheer’s 200th Grade Game in the manner he so rightly deserves.

2019-07-26T03:39:42+00:00July 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Pacific Island and Indigenous Round Player Profile Faavea Sila

Tell us in 30 seconds tell us about you.

Well, I grew up playing rugby league when I was 8 for Papatoetoe Panthers until I reached high school when I played my first rugby union game. I played all my rugby at Wesley College in NZ before heading to Newcastle Australia to play for Hamilton Hawks for 5 years before coming into the Rats

 

When did you start playing rugby and with what club? How did you end up playing for the Rats?

My coach at Hamilton Hawks is the younger brother of ex Rats coach Darren Coleman. Bubba linked me up with DC and made the move down to play. I also had a couple of mates playing here at the time, so it was easy for me to come play here.

 

What position do you play? 

I play Tight Head and Loose Head prop

 

Do you have any game day rituals?

No not really. I usually just chill out before a game.

 

Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they have made an important impact?

I admire everyone at the club, just a lot of great people within the club but if I had to choose one it would have to be Dick Harris. He is just an all-round good bloke. He always greets you with a smile and checks in to see if everything is okay.

 

This weekend is the Pacific Island and Indigenous Round; what does this mean to you to be the face of this round?

I don’t know about being the face of the round but as for the round itself being dedicated to the Pacific Islanders and indigenous, I think it’s pretty cool. There’s a lot of us Pacific Island and Indigenous boys right throughout the club from colts to grade so it’s great to have a day to acknowledge our culture.

 

I see that you recently celebrated 3-years with your gorgeous girlfriend Sarah Burley.  How did you meet and what her best attributes?

Well we met on a night out in Newcastle and have been together ever since. Her best attributes are definitely her kitchen skills (lol). Coming home after training to a nice home cooked meal is the best! Nah her best attribute will have to be her kind heart!

 

When you’re not playing rugby, what do you do for fun and entertainment.

Not much really. I just like to watch Netflix and chill.

 

Lastly, what excites you most about the remainder of the 2019 season?

I’m excited with the position we are at on the table and the bond we have created as a team leading into the business end of the season. We have worked hard all preseason and season to get where we are and to top it off winning the Shute Shield would be awesome!

2019-07-26T03:40:31+00:00July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Be there this Saturday at Rat Park.

Pacific Island and Indigenous Round

As a reminder as to just how good Rats Rugby is, here is further footage of last weekend’s wonderful victory. The Rats need you at Rat Park this Saturday against Western Sydney to help secure the Club’s first ever Minor Premiership. Remember, all drinks are only $5 in our last Home Game of the regular season.

If you want to see a home final here on 10th August, get down to Rat Park this Saturday and cheer the boys to a very important and vital victory Our teams lift on the back of your noise and support.

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2019-07-24T23:40:13+00:00July 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Pacific Island and Indigenous Round.

This Saturday is our last home game, and this massive match against Western Sydney is vitally important in the race to the Minor Premiership and securing a home final. To make the day bigger, the weather forecast is excellent and all drinks are only $5!!

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2019-07-23T21:54:38+00:00July 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Warringah Vs Manly Video Highlights

Enjoy the highlights of not only another outstanding win by the Rats in the Bayfield Cup, but a win that keeps WRC on top of the Shute Shield for an unprecedented 5th straight week and a hopefully a massive home final in week one of the play-offs.

However, first things first. This Saturday is our last home game, and this massive match against Western Sydney is vitally important in the race to the Minor Premiership and securing a home final. To make the day bigger, the weather forecast is excellent and all drinks are only $5!!

#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily#oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein

2019-07-22T01:54:34+00:00July 22nd, 2019|0 Comments