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Xmas Drinks

Fellow Redmen,

We have decided to have one last hurrah before Christmas and New Years is upon us. Mikey Palmer and Building Durability have kindly donated a few beers for the club to get us started. It is a good chance to catch up with everyone before preseason starts.

Venue: The Bull and Bear.

When: Friday 19th Dec

Time: 6pm start

It located at 16 Phillip Lane in the city.

Get Around it!!

Presentation Night

Just a reminder that the annual Redmen Presentation night is taking place this friday night at The Union Hotel in North Sydney with all partners, parents and supporters all welcome.

The Dress code is Jacket and Tie

Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple (pay at the door).

There will be over 20 awards up for grabs as well as the presentation of the colties premiership Guernseys.

Finals Results

What a day of finals rugby – or should I say swimming. With an absolute deluge of rain over Friday night and Saturday morning, the field (well we think it was a field) was submersed in a couple of inches of water. Some reports are saying that Scuba Steve was lurking around and that several forwards were playing with flippers and snorkel on.

Needless to say we have managed to get 2 out of the 3 teams straight through to the big dance in 2 weeks time. We saw 5s absolutley dominate the poodle walkers with a tremendous tight head scrum which lead to a try. 4ths were very unlucky with a controversial penalty awarded against them in the dying minutes which lead to a draw and therefore the reddies were knocked out due to being below Mosman on the ladder. Colties then followed with a hard fought victory against Mosman meaning they are also straight through to the final.

Results below:

Colties: 22-19 Win

4th grade: 6-6 Draw

5th grade: 15-3 Win


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Congrats to Jim Lance & Jack Robertson

Subbies Colts Sevens Rep Team Named

Subbies Colts Sevens Rep Team Named

On Monday 11 Aug the best 25 players from Subbies’ three Colts competitions braved the rain and cold to trial for the 2014 Subbies Colts 7s team.

The players were put through a rigourous testing session that included a 400m time trial, a timed 40m sprint and a skills session. Finally, all competed in a series of 7’s games. 

At the conclusion of this process, 12 players were selected to join the train-on squad for the Southern Highlands 7’s tournament on October 4. The selected players span all three colts competitions, with just one player, Jake Fuller, returning from last year’s team.

The Union thanks all players who trialled, their clubs for helping in the nomination process, and coach Gerard McLenaghan for heading the trial and selection process.

Congratulations to the following players and their clubs:






Petersham (Barbour Cup)



Epping (Radford Cup)



Barker OB’s (Robertson Cup)



Forest (Robertson Cup)



Balmain (Barbour Cup)



Epping (Radford Cup)



Petersham (Barbour Cup)



Old Ignatians (Barbour Cup)



Old Ignatians (Barbour Cup)



Lane Cove (Radford Cup)



Blue Mountains (Robertson Cup)



Lindfield (Robertson Cup)


Charity Round – August 23



Old Ignatians Old Crustaceans & Knox Brothers IV Brothers (BIVB) invite you to the first annual clash between Knox Old Boys Legends and the Old Crustaceans on Saturday, 23 August 2014 from 1pm at Loftberg Oval, West Pymble.

If you want to join in the fun – and need more information – Click Here

We are raising essential funds for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse – the newly opened state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research centre.

The Story So Far…
BIVB started as an idea in 2012 to get a bunch of “aging” rugby players out of retirement for one last game. We wanted to bring joy to loved ones who had fallen ill to cancer, increase the awareness for cancer sufferers and raise much needed funds for Lifehouse. Lifehouse now manages on average 1,300 patient appointments every week. Forecasts suggest Lifehouse will eventually treat one in three people in NSW. Our hope is to see this trend reverse or at least assist in making the lives of people living with cancer a little better.

This quest is personal for us. In 2013 we lost our dear brother and experienced first-hand the devastating impact of cancer. In response to overwhelming support from the community and a strong desire to build on what we have started together, we resolved to continue the BIVB tradition, in honour of Lachlan Robertson, serving as a legacy for bringing together friends, both old and new, and creating a means for our extended community to connect, share in the spirit of
brotherhood and make a contribution to improving the lives of cancer patients.

LifehouseFrom a simple idea responding to adversity, BIVB has raised over $200,000 for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, which:
2012 – has funded the installation of 10 Chemotherapy Treatment Chairs
2013 – has assisted with the purchase of essential exercise equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes, weights and other related items
2014 – will expand the gym facilities to accommodate group exercise programs and increased clinical research studies

Exercise has been shown to improve fatigue, strength, endurance and anxiety in cancer patients and regular exercise also may lead to a decrease in recurrence and improved survival. Contributing to
this aspect of the Lifehouse is an exciting new development and something tangible for us to work torwards.

The Big Game…
The winner of this year’s game will be awarded the “Lachlan Robertson Cup” along with bragging rights for the next 12 months. The best on field player will be awarded the “Tim Cussel Medal” in
honour of a club legend who played in both 2012 vs Mosman and 2013 vs Petersham while undergoing  treatment for Bowel Cancer. Both teams will be fi with heritage players prepared to put their
bodies on the line for another shot at glory.

There will be a BBQ and beverages service operating along with face painting and jumping castle for the kids. All ages are welcome.

The Lunch…
The rugby match will be preceded by the annual BIVB Sportman’s Charity Lunch at the Blue Gum Hotel Waitara on Friday 22 August from 1pm. Past speakers have included Matt Bourke, Stirling Mortlock, Gary Ella and a pest with an uncanny resemblance to Matt Preston.

This year we will be joined by former Wallabies Legend Phil Kearns. Tickets for the lunch are $110 and are strictly limited. Please save the date and contact Bryn Robertson for ticket reservations. RSVP your interest for the pre-release of tickets by 15 June.

You can show your support at any time by making a tax deductible donation at lV-brothers
We would like to thank all players, sponsors and supporters who continue their tremendous commitment to this special cause, and look forward to locking horns with the Old Ignatians in August.

The Robertson Brothers (Ben & Al King)

Sell your house – Old Iggies gets $500

Jason Roach  (Roachy – a red man from the 1999 Sutherland Cup premiership team) from Century 21 Cordeau Marshall real estate   on the North Shore is pleased to donate  $500 to Old Iggies Rugby Club for any successful property sale referred by a member or friend of Old Iggies rugby.

Give him a ring on 0448 455 556 or .

Roachy is also happy to provide property advice for any one buying or selling property who needs a hand.

Old Iggies stalwart running for SCG Trust Election

If you are a member of the SCG – Sam Shepherd is running for SCG Trust Election and wants your vote.

If you want to know what Sam stands for – beside
the promotion of Old Iggies Rugby – then read on . . . .




Dear friends and colleagues,

I am sending you this email as someone who I know is an SCG member or is likely to know SCG members.

As many of you would be aware, I have been a passionate SCG member for many years. Many of you will be tired of me talking about how the management could greatly improve the membership experience. This resulted in my preparing an extensive paper utilising my retail, place making, and golf course property development experience. I submitted this paper to the SCG management in 2013. In addition to this report I have decided to nominate for one of the two member elected SCG Trust positions during the SCG Trust election in May.

The ballot papers for SCG Trust election are being posted this Wednesday 30th April. Members should receive their ballot papers late this week or early next week. The ballot is being managed by the Electoral Commission of NSW. Members will get the opportunity to vote for two people using a preference voting system. There are 28 candidates so it will be a tightly run contest. Ballot papers will need to be returned by 27th May.

I have included below a summary of my election pitch including a link to my report and executive summary. If you are a member and my key issues and report resonate with you, I would be honoured to receive your vote and represent your interests on the SCG Trust.

If you know any other SCG members (young or old), or people likely to know members and were able to forward this email to them, I would be most grateful.

Kind regards

Sam Shepherd

Managing Director

+61 448 409 275

BellRinger Property Group
Level 5
17 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Trials Saturday 29th vs Hunters Hill

Saturday is our last hit out before we take on Drummoyne on the 5th April. It’s imperative that we have a good showing against HH as it will give us the momentum we need to start the season. Not to mention it makes the coaches job 4 million times easier to select teams for round 1. If you haven’t been to training still come down at 11:30 and you will be put in a team, you will be guaranteed at least 20 mins. Order for the day is as follows:

Kick off Time: Grade:

12:00 3rd/4th XV

12:30 3rd/4th XV

1:00 2nd XV

1:30 2nd XV

2:00 Colts

2:25 Colts

2:50 Colts

3:15 1st XV

3:50 1st XV

Colts and Grade players please arrive no later than 11:30 to help the coaches sort out selections.

Up the Redmen!!

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