Rugby Season Kicks Off.

The rugby season has kicked off with the annual trip to the Kiama 7’s competition. The boys came up against teams from Kiama, Bungendore and Albury. Although going down in all 3 games Grenfell put up a good fight with the biggest margin only being 5 points.
The next trip was for Matty Randall and Becky Eastaway who were selected in their respective Central West sides to tour New Zealand. They flew out on the 3rd March into Christchurch the home of the Super 15s side the Crusaders. They got to meet All Black legends Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga, Phillipa Love and Melissa Ruscoe. They both had their first game on Wednesday against Canterbury Uni with both teams coming away with big wins. Unfortunately, Matty injured his foot and was unable to finish the game. Thursday they were lucky enough to have a 2 hour training experience with some of New Zealand rugby’s best coaches to put them through their paces. Friday was a day for some thrill seeking which included jet boating threw Hanmers Waiau Gorge and then relaxing in some of the thermal pools at Hanmer Springs.
Saturday was game day again coming up against Prebbleton and High School Old Boys and again both teams having big wins. Saturday night they went to watch the Crusaders play the Chiefs at Rugby Park.
A big congratulations to both players for the effort and commitment they have put in which saw them selected in the Central West sides.
This week the Panthers travel to Boorowa to take part in a gala day taking on sides from Young, Harden, Crookwell and Easts from Canberra. Their first game starts at 10.30.
Other things happening around the club is the committee and some supporters have been busy putting in a new playground area for the kids and rebuilding a couple of grand stands. Over the next couple of weeks a new electronic score board and a roof over the balcony will be installed. Hopefully this will be all completed before our first home game which is on the 6th April against Young.

Rugby Club Is Successful With State Government Grant.

On Friday the 2nd November members of the Grenfell Rugby Club Committee attended the State Government Grant announcements at Lawson Park with member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, Mayor Mark Liebich, members of the Weddin Shire Council and other grant applicants.

The Rugby Club was successful with their grant application, receiving funding for all the projects we applied for. The final grant received was $101, 040. The Club is extremely excited with this incredible win. This will help with the upgrading of facilities at R.B Bembrick field.

Presentation Night 2018 Award Winners

Award Winners 2018.

Best & Fairest.      Henry Mitton, Jarrod Wilson and Brock Taylor.

Players Player.     Jock Mitton.

Most Dedicated.   Matthew Randall.

Most Improved.    Charlie Mitton.

Best Trainer.          Frazer Ryder and James McClelland.

Best Newcomer.    Jarrod Wilson.

Encouragement.    Selwyn White.

Best Clubperson.   Mark Hughes.

Best Supporter.      Ian Jones.

Bill Eastaway Medal.   Matthew Randall.

Golden Boot.           Karl Makin and Megan Hughes.

Grenfell Rugby Supporters Luncheon

Grenfell Rugby Supporters Luncheon
50th Anniversary of Grenfell Rugby Club’s First Premiership

Date: Saturday 14th July 2018
Time: 12:15PM For 1PM Start
Location: Grenfell Bowling Club

To help raise funds for the Club and to celebrate and honour Grenfell Rugby Club’s first premiership when Grenfell defeated Young 15-8 in the South West Grand Final at Cowra on 24th August 1968, the Club will hold a luncheon at the time and place as set out above.

After the luncheon guests will be encouraged to adjourn to RB Bembrick Field to watch Grenfell play West Wyalong at 3:15pm. This will be the Club’s last home game for the season.

The cost will be $50.00 per head for a 2 course luncheon. The format will be pre-luncheon drinks at 12:15pm with lunch to commence at 1:00pm. Gentleman please; a Coat and Tie.

This will be an opportunity for many of us to renew our friendships and links with the great Club.

Also is will be a great opportunity to catch up with many of the 1968 premiership team members. Members of the team of 50 years were;

Barry Franklin, Ian Hazell, Tony Pollock, Geoff Cooper, John Griffiths, James McGeoch, Bill Mendham, Rodney Freuinenstein, Pat Hazel, Richard St Vincent Walsh, Britt Barker, Phil Brown, Peter Moffitt, Noel MacClelland, Errol Perkins, Rodger Baker, Trevor Hargrave, Robert Baker and Bob Bembrick (coach).

Please indicate your acceptance with payment ($100.00 a double or $50.00 a single) no later than Wednesday, 4 July 2018 (This is a vital for logistic/catering purposes). For more information please email [email protected]