Robin Croker (Founder)

Robin is the Club Founder.In 1972 having spent several years travelling to the Central West Region for a game of rugby Robin decided to ” test the waters ” for local boys who might like a game of rugby. In January 1972 he placed an advertisement in the local newspaper inviting interested players to a training session on a Sunday afternoon at Chevalier College. Twenty two players turned up. Enough for a team.A chance meeting with a Canberra Rugby official resulted in an invitation to play for the Canberra Cup against Canberra Clubs and country clubs Goulburn, Yass and Cooma.The Bowral Blacks name was reflected in the kit worn which consisted of a black jumper,  black shorts and black socks with gold tops.A premiership resulted in 1973 defeating Yass in the Grand Final.A 47 year stewardship of the Bowral Blacks has been maintained by Robin. His passion is to see the Club inclusive of all people who love rugby. He promotes the notion that rugby is a means to lifelong friendships and general custodial care for each other.