We are looking forward to another great year in all aspects of Junior Rugby Union and the development of all our players, contributing to the increasing strength of Rugby Union in Queanbeyan and the district.
Again this year we have a small committee of passionate rugby enthusiasts, who in their various specialists roles will manage the club and its players and members with improved attention to all aspects that make this great club operate so efficiently. Thank you to all volunteers for their devotion to the Queanbeyan Whites Club.
However, we are still looking for members to join the committee in some key roles to help the Junior Club move forward for this year and the years to come. With some of our 2018 committee members standing down from significant roles, we need to provide a hand over to ensure the club continues to operate efficiently. Please contact me to discuss further.
We have a great community spirit here in the Queanbeyan district and we anticipate extending and strengthening this through all our events and your welcomed attendance.
Ball kids at the 2019 U19 State Champs
The Queanbeyan Whites Juniors will be hoping to field teams from U7s through to U18s.
U7s to 12s are mixed teams that are open to both boys and girls;
Boys Teams (15 a side) and Girls Teams (10 a side).
Googong: With the growth of Googong, the Queanbeyan Whites are committed to establishing at least one team, in the Under 7 to 9 range, to be based out of Googong.
If we can get the player numbers, the team/s will train in Googong each week during the season. If we do not receive the numbers, players will train in Queanbeyan.
Bungendore: With the partnership with the Bungendore Mudchooks, the Queanbeyan Whites are committed to establishing at least one team, in the Under 7 to 9 range, to be based out of Bungendore. If we can get the player numbers, the team/s will train in Bungendore each week during the season.
If we do not receive the numbers, players will train in Queanbeyan.
Ladies 10 a side Teams: The Ladies 10 a side competition for girls aged 13 and above is now well and truly established. In 2019 we will have an U14s, U16 and a U18s if the numbers eventuate.
Girls aged 6 to 12 can participate in the regular pathway competition. This is a great concept and the Whites are looking to field as many teams as possible.
Preseason Training: Preseason training will commence next month at Campese Oval. This is free of charge to all players from the 2018 season as their insurance coverage is from March 1st through to the end of Feb each year.
For anyone who was not registered as a player in 2018, they will need to register via Rugby Xplorer as a Training Member and will cost $10 for 4 sessions. This is to ensure they are cover by insurance.
Foxtel Touch 7s: Foxtel Touch 7s continues at the Whites with our current session continues in 2019 with a 5 week session in February. The Foxtel Touch 7s program runs each year with 10 weeks in Oct to Dec and then another 5 weeks in Feb.
This is open to boys and girls aged 4 to 70. Teams can be mixed by age and gender. Foxtel Touch 7s is a great game and concept that can be played by all.
Brumbies v Waratahs Road Trip: The Whites Juniors book a Murrays Coach as so we can support the Brumbies when they take on the Waratahs on the 8th June 2019 in Sydney. Leaving Campese Oval @ 2pm and return just after midnight. Costs will include a contribution to the bus hire, general admission tickets and some light snacks for on the bus. Costs and booking information will be made available in March.
Development: The Queanbeyan Whites will continue with development opportunities for the players in 2019. Along with receiving directions from our coaches, the Juniors will have Senior Whites players and Brumbies Development Staff come and run drills when they are available. In addition a number of ‘older’ Juniors will help the pathway teams in 2019. We are working to have more involvement from the Brumbies players.
The Queanbeyan Whites endeavour to provide as much development to our members as possible and this isn’t just for the players. All coaches, managers and first aid personnel are required to have training and certification for their roles within the club. Players are also encouraged from aged 13 to gain their Referee badge. Fees for the required courses are covered by the Queanbeyan Whites Juniors club.
INCLUSIVE Program: In 2018 the Queanbeyan Whites partnered with the Social Connectors to bring a new inclusive program to Queanbeyan and surrounding areas. This program is for disabled children who have never been given the opportunity to play sport. Beginning with a beginners program the children will learn the basics of Rugby and go through a specific format to suit their abilities. They will then proceed to the Touch 7s program and expand into a group scenario. And then the players can then have the opportunity to play XV Rugby.
Lets include everyone as Rugby Is For Everyone.
Sponsors: We are most grateful for the support of our sponsors who have helped this club grow to what it now is. Without these Sponsors, there would be a lot of fundraising to be had.
We appreciate their continued contributions and support of Queanbeyan Rugby. The members of our club are encouraged to support these businesses where we can.
Across all teams from U7 through to U18’s, our primary objective is the development of our boys and girls, as both Rugby players and representatives of our club.
We strive to do this through the development of rugby skills through experienced coaching and instilling community values through inclusiveness, equality, community involvement and fostering enjoyment through active participation in the sport of Rugby.
To all the parents, players and members, can I extend my sincere gratitude for all your contributions to Queanbeyan Whites Junior Rugby, and I look forward to a wonderful 2019 season ahead.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
M| 0413 031 314