This is in addition to our recent sponsorship announcement for Eastwood Juniors of; Zip, Pickles and Sinalli over a 5 year period. We have decided to align our playing uniform to the Eastwood Seniors uniform along with developing a range of supporters gear. A brand new website which will be hosted by Sinalli will be made available in the coming weeks where people will be able to purchase selective gear. Please find attached the designs of the new gear. We have also been able to confirm via our own historian John Woodford that Eastwood Juniors was established in 1959, we have therefore added this important milestone to the collar of the playing jumper and under the logo on the shorts. We feel it is important to be linked to our history, particularly as we move our new HQ in Castle Hill in 2023.
More about The Eastwood Rugby Academy.
- Eastwood Rugby Academy will include 3 programs and is only available to players (boys and girls) who will play for a Eastwood Junior club (Including Central Eastwood) in 2022;
- Skills Program
ii.This program will be run by Craig Hawkins.
iii.It will be run at TG Milner on a Tuesday night between 4:15pm and 5:45pm, 1st February to 8th March (6 weeks). We need to have these times so that there is enough time to transition from the academy to seniors/colts training.
iv.Craig would like the support of club coaches to assist with the program.
v.There will be NO charge for this program but players can choose to purchase the training shirt and shorts for $50.00 (page 2 of the gear attachment) , you can purchase these items via the new Sinalli gear portal, which will come online in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned.
vi.If your child is in the under 10s or under 11s in 2022 then please register on the following form https://forms.gle/NswWTRPtkDcWvZLs9 (older players, see below).
- Development Program
ii.This program will be run by David Telfer with the support of Colts players (boys and girls). The Colts coaches will be paid $75 per session. We intend to have a coach for every 15 players.
iii.A player assessment for BOYS only will be conducted by David and the coaching team on Sunday 21st November between 9am and 11am at TG Milner. Those boys who are assessed as needing more skill development will be placed into the Skills Program.
iv.It will be run at TG Milner on Thursdays and Sundays. The first session will be Sunday 30th January between 9am and 11am. Then each Thursday between 4:15 and 5:45am and Sunday between 9am and 11am until 6th March (6 weeks) – Session dates; 30th Jan, 3rd & 6th Feb, 10th & 13th Feb, 17th and 20th Feb, 24th and 27th Feb and 3rd and 6th March.
v.David would also encourage any representative coaches from 2021 and who intend to apply for representative coaching in 2022 to also be involved, with the understanding that they are under the direction of David.
vi.There would be a charge of $150 for the program for new players and $135 for players that registered for an Eastwood Club this year (2021). The difference is $15 insurance which was paid during the season registration. The registration fee also includes a training shirt and shorts (page 2 of gear attachment) and the cost for the coaches. We have approval to use Active Kids Voucher which will be available when you register therefore reducing the cost by $100.00. Should anyone need assistance with the fee then contact me directly.
vii.ALL players that are U12 or older in 2022 (boys and girls) are to register via Rugby Portal (rugbyxplorer.com.au) or RugbyXplorer App, please see the attachment ‘ Rugby Academy Registration’ for directions.
- U18 Program – boys that are U17 or U18 in 2022.
ii.To register for U18 program, please email David Telfer firstname.lastname@example.org and inform him of your intent to attend colts training.
Registration will close Sunday 13th November. We would like to recruit new players to the Eastwood Junior Clubs so please share this with people that would like to be part of these programs and Eastwood Rugby in 2022.
- If you are interested in assisting Craig with the Skills Program please email him at Operations Manager email@example.com
- If you are interested in assisting David with the Development Program please email him at David Telfer firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you know a Colts player (Girl or Boy) that would like to be considered as a paid coach then please encourage them to contact David Telfer email@example.com
Yours In Rugby
Eastwood Juniors Chairman
Central Eastwood President