ROUND 1 AMENDED AGAIN - SOUTHERN DISTRICTS MINIS RUGBY (U6/U7/U8/U9) - SAT 24 MARCH @ BURRANEER RUGBY -
U7s Oatley vs Rockdale - Arrive 8.30am for a 9.00am kickoff
U8s Oatley vs Sylvania Red - Arrive 9.45am for a 10.15am kickoff
We need to ensure all players are registered before Saturday.
All you need to do is ...
1. Down load your NSW Services Active Kids Voucher to pay the registration fees
2. Print out the voucher and bring it to training on Wednesday.
3. Once registered we will issue you with your Player Pack for 2018.
DOES YOUR RUGBY PLAYER / SPORTSPERSON WEAR A MOUTHGUARD??
Common sense dictates that it’s a good idea to wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or engage in any activity where you could potentially damage your teeth. However, we don’t always do what we know is in our best interest.
6 Reasons to Wear a Protective Dental Mouthguard
1. Mouthguards Protect Against Tooth Fractures
2. Mouthguards Protect Against Tooth Displacement
3. Mouthguards Protect Against Knocking Out a Tooth
4. Mouthguards Protect Against Soft Tissue Injuries
5. Mouthguards Might Protect Against Concussions
6. Mouthguards Protect Against Jaw Fractures
I hope that the importance of wearing a mouthguard is evident as you read through this list. Once you chip off part of your tooth, that part of your tooth is gone forever. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Most reasons people give for not wearing a mouthguard are either related to the inconvenience of wearing a mouthguard (which is pretty minimal) or peer pressure to NOT wear one. However, should an injury to your teeth occur, you will find the consequences not only inconvenient, but they probably will affect your appearance more than wearing a mouthguard would have in the first place.
Does your rugby player / sports person wear a mouthguard?
Full Article: https://www.oralanswers.com/why-you-should-wear-a-protective-mouthguard/
The following are sponsors of Oatley Rugby – Juniors and Minis
Dr Andrew Ng
69 Mulgoa Road
T ; 9570 6999 ask for Teresa
Trostel Dental Laboratory
6/1 Haig Street
T: 9724 3642 ask for Willy
Check with your health fund to see if Mouthguards are covered.
SOUTHERN DISTRICTS U10 Rep Team- Training & Trial game
There will be a second training session for the U10 rep team this coming Monday March 19th followed by a trial game on Sunday 25th.
Training> AR Hurst Oval, Sylvania- 6:30-7:30pm ( players must ne there at 5:45pm to be measured for team kit should they make the squad)
Trial game> No details yet. This will be explained to parents at the end of Monday's training.
I hope some of the Oatley team will be able to make it.
CASTING CALL – YOUNG RUGBY UNION PLAYER
We are reaching out to you in hopes that you can help us with a project that we are casting. We are looking for a special young Rugby Union Player to play a Hero Role in an upcoming car commercial that is shooting in Sydney.
This is a very specific brief so we are reaching out to all of the clubs in hopes that you may know the perfect boy that would fit this role.
I have copied the brief below. Please feel free to pass this around and if you have anyone that you think may be perfect.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
CASTING CALL - YOUNG RUGBY UNION PLAYER - SYDNEY ONLY
We are casting a young male UNION player for an upcoming car commercial.
MALE (15 yrs) - We are looking a younger looking 15 year old boy who resembles a young Michael Hooper. We would love him to represent Michael accurately in talent, determination, grit and appearance. Must play Rugby Union at a club or representative level - we want someone who is going to feel comfortable and confident with direction and performance.
SHOOT DATES: April 30th, 2018 (night shoot)
TALENT FEES: Selected boy will receive $1200 AUD for his time.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP Monday, March 19th with a current photo, full name, age, and contact details (mobile and email address), and a bit about your background and history playing Rugby.
**Please send an email with the following Subject Line: RUBGY UNION PLAYER
FELICITY BYRNE / CASTING DIRECTOR
BYRNE CREATIVE PTY LTD
M. +61 421 524 183
TRY RUGBY - BUSY NIGHT @ EVATT
Evatt Park was a hive of activity tonight .....
At the registration table a number of new players signed up with the club which is a great result.
While several of the teams are nearing the ideal squad size, a couple still have a few spaces to fill.
The U6s / U7s still need about 6 players between them to have a successful season. Given this, I am asking both the Senior and Junior Clubs (players, supporters & families) to help make this happen, as the U6s / U7s is where grass roots rugby begins.
The registration table also started handing out the various player packs to registered players. This will continue next week from the canteen, as more players register.
On the training paddock the team coaches were assisted by our 4 TRY RUGBY guest coaches.
1. Pat Sanford - NSWRU Development
2. Luke Smart - SD 1st Grade / Ambassador
3. Willie Maumulanga - SD Ist Grade / Ambassador
4. Salesi Maumulanga - Former 1st Grade SDs
From the feedback I received this was a hit with both the coaches and players.
Moving forward our goal is to allocate a Guest Coach / SD Ambassador to each team. The role of the guest coach is not to take over but to help the team coaches achieve the best outcomes. We also want these guest coaches / SD Ambassadors to become heros to their respective teams.
Luke Smart will be allocated to the U12s
Willie Maumulanga will be allocated to the U11s
Salesi Maumalanga will be allocated to the U10s
TBA will be allocated to the U8s
Ben Donnelly will be allocated to the U17 Girls team, Ben was meant to be there tonight but he has only just arrived home from Las Vegas.
Still working on a Guest Coach / Ambassador for the U6s / U7s - looking for someone who is a good communicator with this age group. If you know of anyone please let me know.
These Guest Coaches / SD Ambassadors will not be able to come down every week as they have a full schedule with Southern Districts 1st Grade, but when they have the chance they will be at Evatt.
Oatley Rugby Juniors and Minis are extremely grateful that Pat, Luke, Willie and Salesi gave up their time to work with the team coaches tonight.
There is a chance Jed Holloway the current Waratahs No 8 and Wallaby will be visiting Evatt in the coming weeks.
A BIG thankyou to....
1. Ross Motterhead for running the BBQ tonight. Ross is returning to Oatley Rugby with his two boys and has offered to assist the club in some capacity.
2. Ian Langley who is first to the ground to unpack the lock up, assists with the coaching of the U12s, assists with the Menai / Oatley Girls Team and assists with the SD U17s Girls Rep team, then ensures everything is in its right place in the lock up before closing up.
When you see Ian at training please ask him if there is anything thing you can do to help, rather waiting to be asked.
Lastly Mini's Rugby kicks off on Saturday 24 March at Burraneer and Junior's Rugby kicks off on Sunday 8 April - individual team draws to be advised next week.
The next post training "Sausage Sizzle" will be held on Wednesday 4 April - the U12s have been rostered on to run the BBQ your team manager Craig Frazer will remind you as this date comes closer.
Oatley Rugby - Juniors VP
JUNIOR GRADINGS U10, U11 & U12s FOR 2018
These gradings will be accessed after 4 weeks to ensure no team is out of their depth and or steam rolling the competition.
I believe the gradings are appropraite to where we are at this point in time
U10s with a lot of new players are transitioning from Minis to Juniors and are starting on the ground floor and will work their way up
U11s move to the 11As after being undefeated in 2017, this will be a good challenge for this team
U12s are staying in the same grade after being Plate Premiers in 2017
I have requested all 3 Oatley Teams play at home on Mother's Day - TBC
I have requested the following kick off times when we play @ Evatt - TBC
U10s - 1.00pm
U11s - 2.00pm
U12s - 3.00pm
This way our games are back to back when all 3 teams play @ Evatt