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SENIORS PRESENTATION NIGHT
That time of year has come round again where we get to get dressed up to celebrate what was another great year of rugby for the Mighty Sharks.
This season we didn’t pick up any of the silverware, but while Premierships are wonderful things there is so much more to Avoca Beach Rugby than that. So let us bask in all things rugby and enjoy a couple of cold beers while we honour those who picked up the highly coveted Club awards.
The unsung heroes of the rugby season are our wives/partners so don't miss the chance to get the kids minded and have a night out together. For the single guys, nothing screams awesome first date like a rugby preso so no excuses, let's see some ladies there.
On the night we will be joined by our guests of honour - the recently affianced Jesse Parahi & Carlien Badenhorst, with Jesse fresh from representing Australia at the first leg of the IRB 7s on the Gold Coast. Master of Ceremonies making the trip from South of Border will again be Matt Hall.
Tickets are $45 each or $80 per couple (Avoca Beach Rugby makes no judgements on how people like to spend their private time, but boys you best be able to prove you are dating if you are trying to save yourselves $5. Real couples please).
Colts tickets are $35 each.
Tickets include 2 course meal.
Dress is formal
Doors open at 7:00pm A8th October at Avoca Beach Surf Club
Be sure to buy your tickets, or organise a table of 8 or 10 as soon as possible - this can be done by contacting Ian Cameron on 0424342786 and avocasharks at gmail dot com or Carolyn Sturgess on 0420 436 696.
SENIOR GRAND FINALS
This Saturday at Woy Woy Oval, kicking of at 10:15, our u19 Colts take on Gosford in their Grand Final. The day will start with a 7am grand final breakfast at the Clubhouse for the team and our Juniors who played their Grand Finals last weekend. Then a bus to the ground and the game is on. After the game all Senior players and our supporters from this season are invited back to the Sharkpool from 1pm to wrap up the season with a few liquid refreshments. Lets get a huge crowd to the game, it might be the first match of the day - but our young men deserve to have the most enthusiastic support of the day. Be there!!
The team is:
1. Brendon Robertson
2. Bryson Hawkins
3. Matthew Ritchie
4. Pat Walton
5. Jared Fitzsimmons
6. Brad Abdoo
7. Blake Jacob c
8. Josh Pearson
9. Shaun Townsend
10. Harry Watkins
11. Will Byrne
12. Mitchell Jacob
13. Jake Bradbury
14. Thomas Starkey
15. Sam Collett
16. Daniel Ranson
17. Wesley Chegwidden
18. Oscar Fortey
19. Dylan J Duck
20. Nathan Smith
21. Coen Blance
22. Nick Judd
23. Rhys Edwards
24. Jack Hardcastle
Coach: Milton Rimene
Coach: William Ritchie
Manager: Brian Goffett
Manager: Peter Norman
Trainer: Paul Harries
Trainer: Patrick Wheatley
Good Luck to all .. Cheers Boys!!
JUNIOR GRAND FINALS
This Saturday at Central Coast Stadium our Club is being represented by two fantastic teams in the Juniors Grand finals. They deserve a big crowd, so please all make the effort to get there early to cheer on the young Sharks - gates open at 730am for spectators . Both our grand final teams will be using the players area at the Northern end of the stadium, so when you grab a seat make sure you are near them so the can hear your cheering!
The day commences at 8am with the u11s playing Terrigal Red. Last year they won the first past the post u10s competition and this year they have had two strong victories in the finals to win a place in the big game from 3rd spot on the ladder. Last week in the pouring rain they were exceptional in the quality of their play and they'll enjoy this weeks dry track even more.
At 9am it is the turn of the u12s against Terrigal. What a great season have already had, minor premiers and then straight through to the grand final with a major semi victory. Two seasons ago their best result had been a draw, last season they made it to the preliminary final and were just beaten by the eventual premiers. The improvement in this squad has been sensational, and like the u11s they have lifted their play in the finals and will be ready for decider.
Presentation ceremonies are held at the back of the stadium after the games.
Immediately after the u12 grand final, our u10s will receive their medals as winners of their first past the post competition. This squad went through the season undefeated, a fantastic result from a great team! The future of the Club is in safe hands with all these young players already looking forward to when they can be playing Grade for the Sharks.
2014 SEASON KICKS OFF
Rugby season begins! This Saturday it is full competition for all Seniors & u16s/u17s - all those teams playing at Woongarrah against Warnervale (v Ourimbah in u17s). It is a tough start to the season with the longest trip to play against a Club that had its best ever season in 2013. In the Juniors there are 7s gala days at Kariong for 13-15s, Heazlett 10-12s and Ettalong 7-9s. Lots of fun to warm up for the start of their competitions on 26 April.
16s-9:00, 17s-10:10, 19s: 11:20, 3s-12:30, 2s-1:40, 1s-3:00
Good Luck to all the Sharks on Saturday!For those new to the area, maps to the grounds can be found at http://www.avocasharks.rugbynet.com.au/default.asp?id=203
JUNIORS TRAINING 11 MARCH
Reminder about Junior group training .. u16 and u17s 5:30-6:30 and u12-u14 5:00-6:00
All other teams training as notified by your managers, their details are on the team pages using menu on the left
Competition for u16s & u17s kicks off on 5 April. All younger ages play 7-a-side gala days on 5 & 12 April (same as last season), with first competition games on 26 April
"Boys, for the next 6-7 weeks prior to the season we are not allowed by council on Heazlett Park. As such we have organised the Central Coast Adventist School next to Erina Fair for Thursday night training. This comes at a cost to the club but we think it is vital in our preparation for the 2014 season. Entry to the school oval is off Karalta Road Erina, down past Harvey Norman to the end of the street. The school gates will be open and the oval is right there. There are a couple of parking spots inside the gates and the rest on the street. Bring boots and joggers. Training will be set up ready to go at 7 as we have to be off the oval at 8.
JUNIORS REGO DAYS
Time to start thinking about the 2014 Rugby season. Our Junior registration days will be 1st & 8th February at the Heazlett Park clubhouse 11am-2pm. Players returning from 2013 season need to register on 1 February to guarantee their place in 2014 teams. u7 and u16 new players can also register on that day. On 8th february registrations are open to all players, new and returning. All registrations require a parent to sign the necessary forms, and new players need to provide proof of identity by either birth certificate or passport.
For further information please contact:
Peter Hilton email@example.com 0422 352 232
Deborah Morris firstname.lastname@example.org 0423 780 434
Rugby at Avoca is still amateur and can only continue with the support and help of many volunteers. Organising and fielding 4 senior and 11 junior teams is not an easy task. There is a great need for canteen helpers, and the Juniors always welcome ground marshalls, assistant team managers & first aid people. The vacancies aren't limited to those areas, if you would like to give a little of your time, there are many other roles available.
Get involved with the Club, it is the sporting heart of Avoca - be a part of your team. Please contact:
Terry Sturgess - 0415 796 346 or Ian Cameron - 0424 342 786