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New Steve “Bundy” Temple Can Bar

WRC are expecting big crowds down at Rat Park this weekend and the club are excited to officially open the new Steve “Bundy” Temple Can Bar which is being erected on the hill this week.

Footage of completed Can Bar -> https://youtu.be/XtCIhct9wuc

 

 

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

2019-06-18T23:07:58+00:00June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

First Responder Round.

FIRST RESPONDER ROUND

WARRINGAH VS EASTS

SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019

 

Entry is free for any currently serving First Responder personnel at this home game on Saturday 22 June 2019 against Easts in their Round 12 Intrust Super Shute Shield clash. Proof of service will need to be provided at the gate with current First Responder personnel photo ID.

 

#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein #firstresponder #ratettes #sarahcarrington #ses #nswpolice #firerescuensw #ambulancensw #thankyou

2019-06-18T05:38:15+00:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Video Highlights. Warringah vs Western Sydney.

In a round that saw Warringah Rugby Club take top position on the Shute Shield ladder after every team has had a bye, enjoy a highlight package full of brilliant attacking highlights.

#ratsvtwoblues #warringahvwesternsydneytwoblues #warringahvwstwoblues
#shuteshield #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation#ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein #camdenrugbyclub

2019-06-20T05:50:06+00:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Ladies Day. Saturday 29 June 2019. Tickets on Sale Now.

WRC Ladies Day “Winter Wonderland”
SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2019
1.30PM-4.30PM
Ticket: $75, all inclusive.
 
Don’t miss out on the Northern Beaches calendar event of the year. The Women of Warringah Round (aka Ladies Day) is back for 2019. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Let the boys do the hard work outside in the cold while you enjoy the entertainment in style.
On the day, you’ll be situated in a private marquee at the northern end of the field. It will be full of winter wonderland surprises to warm up your day, including two complimentary cocktails (your choice of an Espresso Martini or mojito), the Matso’s Bar serving their famous Ginger Beer and Hello Sunshine Apple Cider, Sparkling, Red and White Wine and Beer, catering by Corella, monster raffles, giveaways and a DJ spinning his winter wonderland magic.
Women of Warringah Ladies Day, we will be raising money for a local charity, One Eighty who is a registered Australian suicide prevention charity. One Eighty’s vision is for a future free of youth suicide and for local communities to band together to provide support and opportunities to openly discuss mental health. https://www.oneeighty.org.au/
Details:
Date: Saturday 29 June 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $75.00 includes Entry to ground, VIP access to marquee, 2-cocktails per person, selection of substantial canapes, raffle prizes, complimentary drinks package, pamper bar, giveaways and much much more.
2019-06-11T23:30:22+00:00June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Warringah Vs West Harbour. Saturday 8 June 2019

A hard fought win in Lachlan’s memory.

 

2019-06-10T22:31:30+00:00June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

WRC FAMILY SHOWCASE – Jill & Murray Ward.

Tell us in 30 seconds about yourselves and the Ward family. 
We are a family of six – Murray, Jill, Sam, Anna, Lachlan and Beth.
We are a family blessed with a respect for each other, a love like no tomorrow and a bond that will never break us. We are lucky as a family to be able to spend so much time together, something that has always been a priority for each of us. We live in a beautiful home built by our beautiful son and brother, Lachie. We love camping, 4X4, rugby and country music – just to name a few things on a very long list! Our extended family includes our English Staffie Duke, Ellen (Sam’s fiancé), Mark (Anna’s partner) and Angus (Beth’s partner) and recently Lily (Anna and Mark’s daughter).
Murray and Jill, your son Sam says that you were both born to be parents, that you’re very caring and giving. What do you consider to be your greatest parental achievements?
Answered by Sam, Anna and Beth 
Our mum and dad are humble. They’re our biggest cheerleaders in all aspects of life, whether it is a small achievement or a large one they are always there to support us. Our parents have brought us up to be the people we are today, and we would say that that is their greatest parental achievement, outside of their own successes. Our parents have created an extremely nurturing and unique bond that we hold so dearly. We have special traditions whether it is our weekly dinners, lengthy birthday cards, countless hugs and “I love you”, holidays or just being there to support each other. Our parents have instilled family values in us that we will never lose and for that we are eternally grateful.

Murray, who is one of your favourite rugby players of all time? 
Obviously, Sam Ward (duh).

The Rats have been, and continue to be, a part of your life. What does the RATS family mean to you? 
The Rats are our happy place, the genuine care for us and the inclusion of all of our family and the support given to Sam to keep him playing rugby has never been taken for granted by us. We don’t think we could have done it without the Rats.

It’s been 2-years since the Ward family so sadly lost Lachlan whilst playing for the Rats. Can you tell me what the Lachlan Ward Memorial Round means to you and your family.
It is so important to us that Lachlan is never forgotten. Lachie always took the time to see how people were going, he would go out of his way for a chat and to include and help anybody. For him to be remembered in this way is a testament to what he stood for and how he brought the Club together.

Facing the loss of a child may be the hardest thing a parent ever has to do. As a Club, we see you both as warriors who define the word brave. 
A few days after Lachie died, a friend who had also lost her husband and son, said …. “you have a choice here, you can either choose to go down in a big black hole, or you can choose to learn to celebrate Lachie’s life, cherish the time you had with him, celebrate his life and take a step forward each day.” That was the path we chose, and although tough, we have been able to do that with the continued support of the Club and our friends. There are numerous people at the Rats that have and continue to support us. The Club, supporters and players are always checking in on us and that makes us deeply appreciate the arms we feel wrapped around us.


WRC believe that our Sponsors, Supporters and our Players are our finest assets. They are characterised by qualities such as loyalty, commitment and generosity which make the strong foundation of our ‘family’. Who do you feel showcases the Club’s core values and why? 
We feel as though WRC is a particularly special club that showcases these qualities through the whole family – from the game day volunteers, coaches, managers, medical staff, sponsors, Hillbillies and all the players – everyone is genuinely there for each other, creating a very special and unique club. The Club has undoubtably been through some very trying times, both on and off the field but what stands this Club out from the others is their genuine love of family and inclusion.
What’s the fascination with Country music? I’ve been told by a reliable source that “you all love to dance to a good country song”.
Lachlan shared with us his love of country music many years ago. It has been a genre we as a family find very easy and comforting to listen too. We used to all laugh about some of the simple lyrics in the early days but that is what we all love about it. You will often see us all having a dance to country music – it’s easy and anything goes, although we are still trying to perfect the line dancing!

Murray, I heard from a reliable source that you are a good water skier, however summer just gone you had to use 2-skis instead of one. Please explain.
Contrary to popular belief I was once a hybrid of both Sam and Lachie’s body shape, only better! However, fair to say I’m not quite as agile as I used to be. I would mainly put my inability of getting out of the water on one ski (like I used too) down to Sam’s poor boat driving skills and me tearing my hamstring as I went head over one ski. We should leave him to physio and playing rugby because if he is driving the boat, I’d probably tear another muscle and be another patient.

Lastly, what is it like being grandparents to Lily? 
We were blessed to have four amazing, beautiful and talented children each in their own right. Now, adding a new life as Grandparents and for us to see a child born with the undivided love they arrive with, and their happiness with the world they have no idea about is so beautiful. As a grandparent, to be able to watch a child grow and learn, to be able to provide and protect that child, is a gift never to be taken for granted. Lily Lachlan is a beautiful happy little soul and keeps our hearts warm every day.

#rugby #shuteshield #warringahrats#warringahrugby #ratsrugby #ratpack #rats#lachlanward #lovingmemory #wardfamily #family#familyvalues #love #lovecountrywesternmusic

2019-06-04T21:58:21+00:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Lachlan Ward Memorial Round Saturday 8 June 2019.

Warringah Rugby Club have respectfully named this weekend’s games the “Lachlan Ward Memorial Round” this Saturday 8 June 2019 for the clash against West Harbour.

 

#rugby #shuteshield #warringahrats#warringahrugby #ratsrugby #ratpack #rats#westharbourrugbyclub #lachlanward#lovingmemory #wardfamily 

2019-06-04T01:30:29+00:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Warringah Vs Eastwood Video Highlights

And the boys just keep on rolling winning 6 of the 7 matches on Saturday, including a magnificent victory over the ladder leading Woodies.

Enjoy these highlights including Luke Reimer’s first 1st Grade try and the conversion of the year from the ever ice cool Hamish Angus that seals another win. WRC sit 3rd on the ladder now. We have the very important Lachlan Ward Memorial Round this Saturday.

Get excited and get down to Rat Park for 5 fantastic games on the Main Oval, including four grade matches and 1st Grade Colts this Saturday 8 June 2019 for the Lachlan Ward Memorial Round.

#ratsvwoodies #warringahveastwood #warringahrats #warringahrugby #ratcity #ratnation #ratsfamily #oneclubonegoal #itsarugbylife #ratschampions2019 #nevergivein

2019-06-02T23:16:11+00:00June 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

ISCA 2019 season and enrolments are now open.

Warringah Rugby Club has partnered with new sports education offering ISCA (International Sport College Australia) for the 2019 season and enrolments are now open for the program’s May intake, commencing Monday 3rd June.

 

ISCA offers aspiring young athletes the opportunity to complete a Higher Education Diploma of Sport Management (High Performance). The qualification allows for students to study business units, sport management, high performance & a structured internship within the sports industry.

 

Dr Stephen Burke heads up the ISCA Academic Program and says the ability for student-athletes to study and also undertake practical sessions concurrently is the big advantage for the new innovative program.

 

“Students not only learn in the class-room but undertake strength and conditioning sessions in the gym, coaching sessions on the field, and recovery sessions in the pool,” Dr Burke says.

 

“This helps the students develop on and off the field, and all practical sessions are linked back to the High Performance subjects.”

 

“We have been very fortunate to have some great coaches run the field sessions including current Warringah Head Coach Mark Gerrard, former Aussie 7s captain Ed Jenkins and Head of High Performance for Manly Sea Eagles Don Singe.

 

“This allows us to present students with a wide range of coaching perspectives and improve their technique, as well as increasing their overall strength, fitness, injury prevention & management knowledge, and understanding of nutrition, physiotherapy & sport psychology.”

 

The three-day per week program caters for all skill levels, with the business and sport management subjects designed to assist students prepare for a career in sport post playing career.

 

Enrolments are now open for the next ISCA intake – go to https://www.iscaustralia.edu.au/application-form/

2019-05-30T05:13:04+00:00May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Player Showcase – Scott Bradley 2nd Grade Captain.

Tell us in 30 seconds about yourself.

I’m a northern beaches boy born and bred. Born at Mona Vale hospital and lived at Warriewood above Rat Park. Started playing rugby at the age of 11, for the Narrabeen Tigers and progressed through the age group rep teams for Warringah and NSW before entering the Warringah Colts system then finally entering the grade system here at Warringah. Outside of rugby I’m the General Manager of MT Plumbing (Licensed Plumber by trade) and enjoy weekend trips away out of the city with my fiancé (Margot) as well as surfing when possible.

 

How did you get the nickname, Little General?

The “Little General” is a new one as of 2019 due to being named captain of the 2nd Grade side for the year and due to my height being a whopping 5ft tall. Other nicknames are Scotty B and “Wee-man” (for looking like one of the characters off the Jack-Ass Movie).

 

WRC believe that our Sponsors, Supporters and our Players are our finest assets. They are characterised by qualities such as loyalty, commitment and generosity which make the strong foundation of our ‘family’.  Who do you feel showcases the Club’s core values and why?

Hamish Angus and Hamish Finch would be two names that come to mind. Both gentlemen are 2 guys that love the club, stay committed to the club cause even when injured as well as being very approachable by all players from all grades, by all staff members and even fans on Saturdays. You’ll be very hard pressed to find someone that would say a bad word about these 2 legends.

 

I heard that you love Raturday. Why.

There is no better day than Raturday due to the fact that it is very rare event where you can see your mates, play a game of footy together and then enjoy the spoils of victory via having a beer on the hill watching 1st grade (when not on the bench) other than Raturday.

 

Congratulations, Round 8 Warringah Vs Manly saw you take the field for your 200th game. How did that feel.  What’s your plan for the next 200?

Thank you. It was a surreal moment actually and still something I still cannot quite get my head around. I am very humbled by the fact I have played 200 games for such an amazing club. At the time of kick-off, I was unaware that the Local Derby at Manly Oval was game 200 hundred in which makes it so much more special to me having been a Rats junior as well as having also played one season at Manly. I would like to thank all the coaches, past and present, as well the sponsors, family and friends that have had an impact on me over my 200 games here at Warringah. I’m not sure about another 200 games yet – I think by the time that happens I’ll be close to 45-50yrs of age and may be a in a walking frame by then. I’ll play for as long as the body can hold up and stay competitive.

 

I see that you run a successful business MT Plumbing when you’re not captaining 2nd Grade. What is your greatest business achievement and how do you juggle running a business and playing grass roots rugby?

Correct I’m the General Manager of MT Plumbing which is a plumbing maintenance company servicing the northern beaches and Sydney Metropolitan area 24/7. My greatest business achievement is not one single moment but more my journey from apprentice to General Manager. Being an apprentice here at MT Plumbing going through becoming a tradesman, then a Licensed Plumber before stepping off tools and becoming the General Manager learning skills and behaviours to become a leader within the company. It is tough juggling between business and footy however it is something that I enjoy because both footy and business can take your mind away from each other and give you that required outlet.

 

What does the RATS family mean to you?

The Rats Family means FAMILY to me. We are such a close-knit club where everyone feels welcomed and loved by each other. Once you have put the jersey on whether it’s for 1 game or 200 games, we all become involved within the Warringah Rats Family where everyone is willing to assist/help everyone never mind the task or reason.

 

Lastly, what excites you most about the remainder of the season. What should we look out for?

What excites me about the remainder of the season is that all teams across grade, colts and women’s are all chances of playing semi-final football as well as the young core of players (Ben Marr, Benny Woollett, Wes Thomas) playing 1st grade at the moment who I feel will start to light up and cause some issues for opposing teams within the coming weeks.

2019-05-29T03:28:46+00:00May 29th, 2019|0 Comments