New Scoreboard on the Way
Great news for the Shamrock Family. We have been successful again with a Grant from the Federal Government's Dept of Social Services, VOLUNTEER GRANTS, for a sum of $5,000. Late last year we made an application for a Grant under the Volunteers Grants Scheme for funds to help purchase an Electronic Scoreboard. Today we got a call from Sharon Bird's office to say that we had been successful. This will make it even easier for us to post the scores on Match Day. This is just... another great addition to the improvements we have seen in the past years due to the dedicated efforts of our Management Committee and how we have lobbied and successfully got the great support of Federal Member, Sharon Bird and State Member Ryan Park and Wollongong City Council. Look around and you see a safe access across the creek to our sporting precinct, you can park in safety and comfort, no more mud hole, the club has a clubhouse that is the envy of every club in the IDRU and the new fence around the club provides a safe and secure environment. While we will never forget our roots at Nicho Park the sporting precinct we now have at Ocean Park is light years ahead of where we were. It is all down to the hard work of a dedicated Shamrocks family and the support of the local representatives Ryan Park and Sharon Bird. Without the support of all involved we just wouldn't be the great Shamrock Club that we are!
Junior and Senior Draw for 2016
The Draw for the Juniors is 2016 jnr draw.pdf This is the seventh and hopefully final draft of the draw and the opposition for each Shamrock Junior team and the date and ground is listed. Unforeseen circumstances may cause this to be changed at short notice and any changes will be noted on the Junior Facebook page.
The IDRU Senior Draw is
Illawarra Rugby Senior Fixtures - 2016.pdf
This is the draw for all clubs and games should not be affected unless we have some very bad weather.
Shamrock 2016 Membership
Club membership for the best Rugby Club in the IDRU is now due for 2016. By becoming a member of the Woonona Shamrocks you will be joining a dedicated band of Rugby supporters. Our club has a reputation in Illawarra Rugby as the premier club and all our members are proud to be associated with the club and ensure that we maintain our standing in the IDRU.
Joining the club is easy. Just print the form below, fill it out and give it to any Committee Member (see Committee details on this site), email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to PO Box 65 Woonona.
You can direct deposit into:
BSB 641 800 Account Number 200573341
If you Direct Deposit just remember to put your name in the dialogue box.
Shamrocks Membership form 2016.pdf
Membership is only $50 and this fee will go a long way to helping us maintain our club to the high standards that our supporters have become accustomed to at Ocean Park.
Shamrock 2016 Committee
Shamrocks had our AGM on 22nd Nov with the following appointments to the Management Committee for 2016:
President: Garry Weston
Senior Vice President: Vaughan Judd
Vice President - Juniors: Andrew Cracknell
Secretary: Stephen Saywell
Treasurer: Mark Dandridge
Club Captain: Chris Smith
Assistant Secretary: Julie Heycott
Assistant Treasurer: Terry Nutt
Match Day Coordinator: Vaughan Judd
Coaching and Development:
Social Chairperson: TBA
Registrar: Andrew Johnston - Ben Turner
Canteen Coordinator: Marilyn Saywell
Ground Coordinator: Barry Cavanough
Hall Hire Convenor: Lorrell Dandridge
Club Delegate: TBA
Shamrocks Set to Fire in 2016 with New Coaching Approach
We are all looking forward to an exciting 2016.
The Shamrocks coaching team for 2016 is headed up by Ron Davis. Ron has a group of dedicated coaches for all our grade players that include Craig Ducan, Richard Aylett and Ray Wylie (all long serving Shamrock legends) and Bruce Wright-Smith for strength and conditioning. Chris Doyle has also joined the coaching group to provide Technical Support to the team.
In Ron's words the approach to coaching Shamrocks in 2016 is a little bit different to methods used in the past at the club. All 4 coaches will be looking after all grade teams. On any given day either one coach or all coaches will be coaching any one of the grades. All players are on an equal footing and their performance on and off the field at training and game day will determine where they play. Ron has a strong vision for the club and this approach will ensure that all players are on the same page, understand the game plan for the club and Ron wishes all within the club to understand that this it is how it will work in reality throughout the season.
Strength and Conditioning training started last night (Wednesday 25th Nov) and will continue every Wednesday night until Wednesday 23rd December. There will be a 3 week break over Xmas. S & C training will resume Wednesday 13th January. All S&C session are at Nicholson Park.
Field sessions will commence Tuesday the 12th January 2016 at Ocean Park Woonona followed by Thursday 14th January. They will continue every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the playing season from then on.
So anyone wishing to being part of a successful Shamrock Club in 2016 get that finger out and get down to training at Nicho.
Ron can be contacted on 0437022311 and is looking to bolster our ranks at every opportunity.