Presidents Message

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to welcoming many of you back to a new rugby season as well as welcoming new faces to the Club.

Seniors Coaching Appointments  
Coaching and staff appointments for Blacks Seniors in 2016 are as follows:

First Grade
Gene Fairbanks   Head Coach
Dan Collins          Forwards Coach
Tim Eccleston      Manager

Second Grade
Pete Burt             Head Coach / Director of Rugby
Ben Hindmarsh   Assistant Coach
Nick Wansey       Assistant Coach
Craig Clothier      Manager

Ben and Nick will not be able to commit fully this year because of family and work commitments, but they will still give up their time wherever they can and continue to be valuable contributors to the seniors program.

Thanks to Paul Frean for his efforts as Head Coach of First grade last year and as club coach. Paul is stepping down from his roles this year and focussing on the U 17’s.

The role of club coach will be taken over by Val Tyson. Val will be responsible for helping transition our juniors into the senior grades and ensuring all coaches are properly accredited.

I look forward to what 2016 will bring. Training has started, so see you all down there!

Mark Freund – President