Rugby For Good Club Blitz goes Country

Thu, Jul 27, 2023, 4:49 AM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

Country Club Blitz is just around the corner! As part of the Waratahs Club Blitz campaign, players from the Waratahs men’s team will travel to country clubs and visit the local school all for the love of rugby.   

Sydney University’s Tom Lambert and Eastwood’s Tane Edmed make their Tahs trot to the Kiama Rugby Club this Sunday 30 of July. The Kiama Rugby Club was founded in 1893 and. re-established itself in 1961 after the World Wars with Illawarra District Rugby, NSW Country, NSW State and the Australian Rugby Union.

Lambert and Edmed are excited to be involved with a rugby club that has produced a number of Wallabies over the years with Jim Miller, Brian Weir, Geoff Shaw, Gary Grey and James Grant. To Kiama rugby fans, get around the Kiama Rugby Club this Sunday 30 of July to see Lambert and Marolt share their magic.

Gordon’s Joey Walton and Eastern Suburbs Charlie Gamble also make their way from the beach to the bush this Sunday 30 of July in support of the Camden Rugby Club. Established in 1975, Camden draws players from Silverdale, The Oaks, Orangeville, Oakdale, Werombi, Warragamba, Bringelly, Leppington, Narellan Vale, Currans Hill and Mount Annan.

They have also produced some Tah talent with the likes of Caitlyn Halse (Camden Rugby Junior) who has thrived in the recent Buildcorp Super W Competition. Walton and Gamble are excited to be part of such a dedicated rugby club as they travel from the beach to the bush.

Zane Marolt and Ned Hanigan kickstart their week with a trip to Dubbo Rugby Club on Monday 31 of July and Tuesday 1 of August. The boys will join the junior training at Dubbo Victoria Park from 4pm where nearby junior rugby clubs will be invited over, starting their Monday right.

On the Tuesday, Marolt and Hanigan will be up an early for a 7.30am session at the Dubbo Rugby Hub as part of the Fit for Life program. This program is targeted at at-risk students. At 9.30am, the Tahs boys will visit regional Primary School 7s finals will be held at Victoria Park. Marolt and Hanigan are thrilled to be part of the Fit for Life program and visit Dubbo as part of the Waratahs Club Blitz campaign.

Lachlan Swinton and Mahe Vailanu will also travel from the beach to the bush when they reach Coffs Harbour in support of the Coffs Harbour Snappers. Hailed as a club with a unique and dramatic history, the Snappers have had a range of players who have played a high level of representative rugby.

These include Dwayne Wines (NSW Waratahs and Wallabies), Rory Walton (Western Force), Tim Metcher (Australian Under 20s and Melbourne), Duncan Chubb (Australia U20s), Jack Winchester (Australian School Boys and Western Force), Lachlan Chubb (Hong Kong National team) and Mitch Walton (Australian Barbarians). Swinton and Vailanu are excited to join the Snappers in their Waratahs Club Blitz campaign.

Last but not least, Eastwood’s Harry Wilson and Eastern Suburbs Mosese Tuipulotu trot their way up to the Far North Coast. Kickstarting on Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August, the boys will head to Shultz Oval and help out Bangalow Rugby Club. Hailed as a club with a strong social culture that fosters an inclusive rugby community, Wilson and Tuipulotu are excited to visit the welcoming rugby club. They will also visit Trinity Catholic College in Lismore. 

See the schedule for Country Club Blitz below and get around your club as our NSW Waratahs come to town.

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