Balmain, Canterbury, Petersham and the Sydney University Representatives have had a wonderful year thus far. Here is a brief update on their season.
Our Junior Clubs competed in their respected Grand Finals at the end of August. Balmain secured 3 junior premierships (U10, U11 and U14), 1 premiership runners up & 1 plate runners up. Canterbury won 2 premierships (U12 & U16). Unfortunately Petersham had no joy in their 2 attempts in their Plate Finals.
The Canterbury 16B’s have won their last 5 grand finals (including last year’s 15B’s, instead of playing 14A’s) and is the nucleus of the similarly successful Sydney University rep team that has made the last 3 State Championship Grand Finals. Boys of this team have been heavily rewarded with Southern Zone & Barbarian representation and this in turn saw 4 players selected for Sydney Under 15’s.
Sydney University U15s , made their 3rd consecutive Age Group Grand Final narrowly missing out to Eastwood 21-20, three of those players went on to play for the Sydney U15 side that beat Country in the Annual City v Country Clashes up in Bathurst on 6th August. Subsequently one player is now playing for the Greater Western Sydney Rams 15s and ten for the Sydney Rays 15s teams that are currently playing in the Southern Conference of the Junior Gold Cup. The Rays had a comprehensive win over South Australia 69-7 on Saturday and the Rams began their campaign on Monday night with a 46-7 victory over South Australia. Both Sydney teams head down to Canberra this weekend to play against the Brumbies & NSW Country Eagles and then finish their conference campaign against each other on 24th September 3.00pm at Pittwater Park. The winners of the Southern Conference will then travel to Bond University on the Gold Coast to play the final against the winner of the Northern Conference on Saturday 30th September 5.00pm, in conjunction with the national U16’s competition.
The levy for this NSW Junior Gold Cup is $750, many of these players are in the 4th layer of rep rugby this year and the rego fees are taking there toll. We are asking the SUFC community to rally together to help our next generation of players afford the rego fees to compete. If players can’t pay the fee they will be pulled from the competition. We don’t want this to happen so please help were you can, if you would like to donate to the cause please visit: