Lunch with a Wallaby 2022

2021 Player and Volunteer registrations are now open for both Juniors and Seniors.

Register for the season via the Rugby Xplorer App or the Rugby Xplorer Website at

7.00 pm THURSDAY 10th December 2020

At OCRUFC, Tregenza Oval

For the purposes of presentations of the officers’ reports, annual accounts and balance sheet, for the election of new Life Members and for the election of officers and selectors.

Financial social members, financial playing members and life members are entitled to attend and vote at the meeting.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Secretary, Jo Rogers or phone 0412 055 506

The bar will be open

Members are advised that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the Old Collegians Rugby Union Football Club Inc. will be held at its Clubrooms, Laurel Avenue, Linden Park, on Tuesday the Twenty Ninth day of September at 6.15pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to pass, if thought fit, as a Special Resolution, the following resolution:

“That the Constitution of the Old Collegians Rugby Union Football Club Inc. be amended in accordance with the amendments set out in Annexure A attached to this notice of meeting.”

The purpose of the resolution is to make changes to the Constitution of the Club that have the effect

• Recognising the current successful operations of the Management Committee and the need to formalise them in the Rules for the future.

• Recognising the important and valuable role the Juniors and their parents play in the conduct and welfare of the Club by creating appropriate voting rights that align junior membership with those rights of senior Members.

• Making some administrative changes that bring the Constitution more relevant to modern business practices and make it compliant with the Associations Incorporation Act, 1985.

Yours sincerely,
Jo Rogers
Secretary OCRUFC

26th September


All Players (Junior & Senior) are encouraged to wear pink socks which can be purchased prior to game day.

Ask your TEAM Manager.
From 3pm

Tickets are $20.00 online from OC Shop

Or $25 at the door

Includes a glass of
bubbly on entry!


Support for your club with a tax deductible donation

The COVID-19 restrictions have hit sporting clubs around the country very hard. Your club has not been spared and has experienced our a drastic reduction in essential income this year, however, the usual expenses of running the club have remained.

You can help your club overcome the difficulties of 2020. With a drastically shortened season and reduced funding sources, the Old Collegians Rugby Football club needs your support to keep your club viable and to be able to provide a quality rugby experience for the community.

Your club needs your support to continue to provide and develop your club and continue to provide a high-quality sporting and social environment for many years to come.

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As had been previously noted following the lifting of some restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in consultation with National and State organisation, including Rugby Union South Australia and the South Australian Government Departments for Health & Wellbeing and Recreation & Sport, we are pleased to be able to commence training again for Rugby Union at our Club.

At this stage there are several restrictions in place which allow us to return to training in the current circumstances in a safe way. While this may seem inconvenient in the short-term, these protocols have been developed with your
health and wellbeing at the forefront and will allow us as a Sport and as a State to effectively monitor our return to
the sport we love.

During Step 1 return to play, we will be limited to:
– Training in groups of 10 plus 1 coach / facilitator or less;
– Training in a defined area of the pitch (to maintain social distancing requirements in small groups);
– Non-contact training (i.e. only practicing passing, kicking, fitness, body shape and game structure);

The Club will also be following recommended sanitisation of equipment and effective social distancing required under Step 1. This means that only the public toilets at Tregenza Oval will be available during training times.

Now that the Committee have finalised all of the necessary preparations we will be training from Monday 18th May 2020 onwards. Please refer to our closed group team pages for exact training times and further details for each playing group.

PLEASE NOTE – You must be prepared for training as follows:

1. Be registered in Rugby Xplorer (minimum “Training Only” registration)
2. Arrive to training on time and ready to train (dressed appropriately, strapping done at home etc)
3. Bring your own water bottle!
4. Notify your coach/manager on arrival (so your attendance can be recorded on an attendance sheet)
5. Leave any personal effects (including water bottle) at the sanitisation station for your training area

Spectators / Parents / Guardians:
During Step 1 and Step 2 restrictions we need to keep attendees to our Club at an absolute minimum. As such, we
request that we do not have any spectators to training sessions at this time.
For parents and guardians, please limit attendance to at most 1 parent/guardian where possible. Please also note
that our Club Rooms remain closed at this time, meaning we do not have food or beverages available, and do not have indoor shelter available. We will also require any persons at the Club to observe a minimum 1.5m distance from each other.

This is our first step back to playing Rugby in our State. If we can effectively stick to these current restrictions (and
effectively monitor any change in the pandemic) we trust we can return to play our competition as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries or not currently be a member of the club and is interested in playing this year please reach out as follows;

Seniors, Womens & U18s – Danny McCartan – Ph – 0412 849 004 / E-mail –

Juniors – Chris Killick – PH – 0410 005 315 – E-mail –

Thank you for your cooperation.

Old Collegians RUFC – Committee

Happy New Year to all;

No apologies for the long post but as you would expect the Old Collegians RUFC Committee has been hard at work over the close season and the information below highlights some key events and dates and also proudly announce our confirmed our Grade Coaching and Management teams for 2020;

Key Events and Dates;
Thursday 9th January 2020 – from 1800hrs
Pre-Pre Season gets underway at Tregenza Oval for our Senior & Womens Teams and U18s – Tim Atkins, our newly appointed Strength, Fitness and Conditioning Coach will be working with our Senior Group throughout the Season to ensure that they in tip – top condition for the 2020 Season.

Monday 13th January 2020 – from 1800hrs
Free, Family and Friendly Touch starts again – see you there at Tregenza Oval

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – from 1800hrs
Junior OCRUFC commences at Tregenza Oval – the programme will run for 4 weeks and covers all Junior Age groups from JPP to U16s

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – from 1800hrs
Junior Come and Try Evening at Tregenza Oval

Tuesday 4th February 2020 – 1830hrs
Coaches Meeting at Tregenza Oval

Tuesday 4th February 2020 – from 1830hrs
Senior & Womens – Pre-Season commences at Tregenza Oval

Tuesday 4th February 2020 from 1830hrs
Senior & Womens – Come and Try evening at Tregenza Oval

Wednesday 19th February 2020 – from 1800hrs
Junior Come and Try Evening at Trengenza Oval

Monday 24th February 202 – from 1800hrs
Junior Pre-Season commences – U12s to U16s Mondays and Wednesday – JPP Wednesdays only all at Tregenza Oval.

Saturday 21st March 2020 – Trial Matches vs Brighton @ Brighton

Saturday 4th April 2020
Round One – 2020 Season

Senior, Womens and U18s Coaching Teams

First GradePeet Arnold (HC)
Rob Smedley (AC)
Tom Secker (MGR)

Second Grade
James Denley (HC)
Vacant (AC)
Doug Mein (MGR)

Third Grade
Graham Raymond and Jon Collins
Dave Phillips (MGR)

Under 18’s
David Nolan, Stuart Robertson and Tom Nutt
Great to see Dave Nolan, our 2016 Premiership Season Head Coach, Stuart Roberson, our Premier Reserve 2019 Premiership Winning Captain and Tom Nutt our seasoned first grade player form the coaching group for this most important age grade
Vacant (MGR)

Women’s Team
Jhuan Roux (HC)
Vacant (AC)
Kim Pienaar (MGR)

Junior Coaching Teams
Will Denny (HC)
Vacant (AC)
Vacant (MGR)

Joel Pepper & Phoebe Linder-Patton (C)
Jaye Gordon (MGR)

James Denley – (HC)
Ben Purcell / Eugene Twiggee / Tony Herve
Vacant (MGR)

Cameron McDonald (HC)
Jonny Pretorius (AC)
Vacant (MGR)

Matt Bell (HC)
Craig Barlow / Steven Behrens / Juan Pablo Aguiar (AC)
Corne Arnold / Rob Costanzo (MGR)

Stephen Goddard (HC)
Jannie De Klerk (AC)
Russel Gordon / Corne Arnold (MGR)

As you can see we do have a few vacant positions to fill – so if you are interested in assisting please reach out to Rob Costanzo or Danny McCartan.

It’s going to be a bumper year for the OCRUFC so please get on board 🙂


When: Sunday 22nd December

Where: On Tregenza Oval

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Father Christmas will attend at 6pm

Due to Club Room renovations it is BYO everything:

  • Chairs
  • Food, plates, utensils
  • Drinks, ice, glasses
  • Shade Umbrellas, gazebo’s etc….

Come along and share in the Christmas Spirit with you Old Collegians Family.

Notice is given of 2019 Old Collegians Rugby Union Football Club Inc Annual General Meeting.

To be held at The Feathers Hotel, Dalton Room, 516 Glynburn Road Burnside at 7:30pm, Monday 2rd December 2019

For the purposes of presentations of the officers’ reports, annual accounts and balance sheet, for the election of new Life Members and for the election of officers and selectors.

Financial social members, financial playing members and life members are entitled to attend and vote at the meeting.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Secretary, Sue Thewlis or phone 0431 566 116 or downloaded below:

and most importantly, the bar opens at 7pm.

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