UPDATE - TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019
Welcome Back Everyone, hope you had a great LONG WEEKEND.
A big 'Congratulations' to our U7S Team for their great effort at the Manly Minis Gala Day last Sunday, and thanks to Manly Roos for putting on such a great day for the kids. Having Wallabies Michael Hooper and George Gregan at the Gala Day was great treat for the players and parents - special Congratulations to Gemma Desmarais who was awarded 'Player of the Tournament' and to Harrison Mitchell who was awarded 'Most Accurate Passers' from among all the clubs attending.
This comes on top of our 2018 player Norwin Latu who was selected in the Australian Junior Sevens Squad, and to Melvin Rosetta who is now with the Melbourne Rebels - not bad representative accolades for a little club that always achieves above its weight !
Farewell to our International Player from our Girls Sevens U17 Samira who has returned to Germany to play with her local club in Berlin - this is our first international recruit and we are actively seeking more female players from overseas clubs. The team is off to Tamworth to play a tournament on 22/23 June against4 Central West teams before they start the Frosty Sevens competition, and feature in the 6 July Ladies Day game at Forest.
Our two new Boys U18 Sevens teams are ready to start playing and touring, with their first tournament also in Tamworth on 22/23 June against 4 other country teams. The team will be a touring team and will target tournaments up and down the Coast and in QLD and ACT over the next few months before embarking on our first overseas tournament in Singapore in December.
The Boys U12 team will be captained by Leo Stevens and they will start training in Term Three, so we are now recruiting players.
And our full-time General Manager and our Development Officer will start work in July, and they will take over the day to day organisation and give me some space to focus on building the Club.
In addition, John (Phantom) Milham will return in July to assume the role of SJRU and WJRU Delegate - welcome back Phantom, we have missed you !!!
In summary, our new motto will surely be "Adversity Make Us Stronger', and we are building every day towards our 10th Anniversary next season.
Training this week on Wednesday at 5pm at Narrabeen Sports High No 2 on Namona Street, and anyone interested is welcome to join us.
RUGBY GOING FORWARD
Our recruitment philosophy is to recruit kids who have not played rugby, or who have been disillusioned by rugby at other clubs and walked away - we will not seek to register any player who was registered at another club last season, as we made a promise to Andrew Frank (the President of SJRU in 2010/2011) that we would not poach players from other clubs, and that we would grow our Club organically - Andrew was responsible for allowing our Club to be registered despite opposition from other local rugby clubs.
We will also continue our focus on Girls Sevens Rugby as we were the First Warringah Junior Rugby Club to offer Girls the opportunity to play Rugby Sevens
REGISTRATIONS 2019 NOW AVAILABLE
All registrations are now online, so send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0419 410 103 and we will send out a rego form.
We have NO REGO FEES, but if you want to pay $400 and play for another Club then that is your decision.
WHY PLAY RUGBY FOR
Our little club started life in 2011 with one team because we wanted kids to play a sport without all the pressure that comes from grading, and unreasonable parent expectations.
For 45 years I have been involved in kids sport, rugby and swimming, and in 2010 I started Pittwater Dolphins with my friend John Milham.
At Pittwater Dolphins we are focused on the kids, and we continue to do so.
We were innovators with Girls Sevens and now field talented girls who have trialled for the NSW teams last September.
We also innovated two teams of American Football (Gridiron) , and our U16 team won the inaugural title with a 8 wins no losses record.
In addition to YOTS we are working with Youth OK which is a local fund raising and issue awareness group, plus Suicide Prevention Australia with the hope that we will be able to build a Youth Outreach Centre offering 24 hour help with personal issues especially in the darkest hours before dawn.
Our main sponsorship is for Youth Off The Streets Foundation where Father Chris Riley now has 100,000 kids on their books throughout Australia, so our part is so small, but from Little Things Big Things Grow (Paul Kelly). Each year we make a donation which goes a little way towards helping. In addition we have kids from YOTS playing rugby in our teams, and thankfully great people like Jess and George who volunteer their time to provide the transport from Macquarie Fields to our games - THANK YOU !!!
Look right and see three of our wonderful previous 14s Girls Sevens team members, Madi, Marlie and Billie who are right behind the Mums 4 Mums fundraising to help find a cure for brain cancer - having purchased two beanies I can tell you they are the Duck's Guts of beanies, so do yourself a favour and get the family so for Winter - order online at mumsformums.org.au
Go The Dolphins !!!