July 26

Wahroonga Toothless Tigers Gala Day – Sunday July 29th

Published July 26, 2018

This Sunday is the Wahroonga Golden Oldies Gala Day and it is easily one of the best tournaments of the year for the Golden Oldies.
Numbers are looking very promising, with a substantial Funnel Webs team to take the field for this event, and more players are always welcomed.
Games start from 11am.

The day will be hosted at the Cliff Oval, Cliff Ave, Wahroonga 2076.

July 6

Vale Vic Chandler

Published July 6, 2018

It is with great regret that we are announcing the passing of Vic Chandler.

A player for the Lindfield and Roseville Rugby in the 60’s, Vic’s greatest legacy was that he was instrumental in the formation of The Funnel Webs for the Golden Oldies World Tournaments way back in 1983.

Though the Funnel Webs are smaller in numbers, his legacy clearly still shines.

June 18

Eastwood Charcoal Gala Day – Sunday June 24th

Published June 18, 2018

This Sunday is the Eastwood Charcoal Gala Day and it is easily the biggest tournament of the year for the Golden Oldies.

Numbers are looking very promising for a full Funnel Webs team to take the field for this event, and more players are always welcomed.

Games start from 9.30am.

The day will be hosted at the T.G. Millner Field, 146 Vimiera Road, Eastwood. NSW 2122.

May 28

Terrey Hills Golden Oldies Gala Day

Published May 28, 2018

Next on the calendar for the Funnel Web’s is Terrey Hills.

The Terrey Hills Stillbillies are organising their annual gala next Sunday, the 3rd of June, with a start at 12:30pm.

The address is Terrey Hills Oval, Yulong Avenue, Terrey Hills.

After a promising start of the year the numbers were down for the Penrith Gala so please rally together, and lets get some excellent numbers to the day.

And don’t forget to check the Funnelwebs Facebook page for any update on https://www.facebook.com/FunnelWebRugby/

See you all there.

May 14

Penrith Golden Oldies Gala day

Published May 14, 2018

SUNDAY 20th May 2018

As we all know, the Funnel Webs are always on the hunt for new players. The last few rounds we have seen some solid increasing in the numbers, and would love even more to join in.

Come and join the Legless Emus at this year’s Western Zone Gala Day, which will be held at Nepean Rugby Park, Andrews Road, Cranebrook. The first game will start at 9:30am with the last game finishing about 2:00pm. Standard ARGO Golden Oldies Rugby Laws will apply.

A qualified medical person will be on site all day (hopefully no injuries requiring more than a band aid will arise).

Bar, BBQ and Canteen facilities will be available (of course). Also there will be a truly wonderful raffle with fantastic prizes!

May 9

CALLING ALL OLD SOLDIERS

Published May 9, 2018

They call Rugby Union the game they play in heaven.

Mateship and camaraderie come first. Winning, whilst always important, comes second. Blood, sweat and tears are spilled on the Rugby battlefields each week and there is no more sacred battlefield that Old Soldiers Memorial at Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Our great club was founded on the back of mateship. A group of returning servicemen from WW1 created a club from nothing as a way to stay together and honour their fallen comrades. The famous sky blue and white hoops were born on that day back in 1920 and has thrived on the back of that passion of friendship and the common and complete understanding that as Rugby players, we are one.

Every now and then we all get the opportunity to give back and prove to anyone who will listen why the game of Rugby, and all that it stands for worldwide, is part of something bigger.

At times in our 99 year history, the club has called upon its community to help carry the load of one of our own.

That time is now.

Raphael ‘Raphy’ Gennaoui, one year old son of Phil Gennaoui (2005-2010, 100 games, 2008 Richardson Cup Premiership Winner – 4th Grade)needs our help. This tiny little fighter has been in more medical rucks and malls in his early days than any of us could fathom. He has many more scraps he will enter into in the next few years and we, as a club and as a community, have the honour of being able to play a small part and making that fight a little more even.

A charity golf day has been organised forThursday 24th May 2018 at Manly Golf Club and we ask that you all take the time to read the attached flyer for more details on what little Raphy has been through to date and commit to helping us make a difference.

Put it in your diary now. Grab 3 mates and organise a 4 ball. Organise your annual leave with the boss (husband, wife or work). If you are the boss, book a 4 ball and sponsor!!

Get your business name out there by sponsoring a hole for a great cause!!

Its not often in life that you get an opportunity to make a real difference in someone elses life. Do not let the opportunity pass.

Strong people stand up for themselves. But stronger people stand up for others.

Old Soldier

Tickets:

Please contact Matt Kennedy – roundforraphy@gmail.com• 0404 072 781

Corporate hole sponsorship packages available:

Please contact David Lopresti – roundforraphy@gmail.com• 0413 434 242

Please contact Ewan Van Zyl – roundforraphy@gmail.com• 0430 471 458

Can’t make it? – Help us! Donations of Funds and Auction Items are appreciated

May 3

Funnel Webs Rugby at Lane Cove

Published May 3, 2018

The gents at Lane Cove have organised a round robin night for Friday the 4th of May. It is all under lights, and is kicking off from 6pm.

Location is Tantallon Oval on Tantallon Rd, lane Cove.

After a very successful round of the Golden Oldies last month, this is sure to be a great event. There will be many a team involved, so feel free to come, no doubt all will get some extra time with another team too.

Playing for the opposition in Golden Oldies is never frowned upon, it is actually respected!

If you are on Facebook, head to the Funnel Web Rugby page and like it, weekly updates on all activities are posted.

May 1

Ladies Day Committee

Published May 1, 2018

In only eight weeks, the festivities again will occur once again at Lindfield Rugby with the Annual Ladies Day happening on the 30th of June.

This is a recruitment message of very different kind.
We are looking for 2 or 3 ladies that would like to consider helping by jumping on the Ladies Day Committee. This event is run by women for the women, this is simply the one day of the year that rugby itself takes a back seat!

If you are in marketing, PR, Event Management or just wanting to help organise a fantastic party, please get in touch with Toni, our Secretary.

She will be heading up this team with our long-time sponsor Olivia from McGrath.

Please contact Toni at toni_francis@flightcentre.com or 0450 258 546 if this interest you.

April 17

Battle of the North Shore

Published April 17, 2018

The KWP Limping Lions are organising the annual Battle of the North Shore Golden Oldies clubs for this Sunday, the 22nd of April.

This can only be described as a monster of the yearly calendar for rugby, with half a dozen teams viing to actually finish a game with the starting players, while at the same time drawing the result, regardless of the scores.

We would love to see the Funnel Webs field a team this round, so get down and have a run.

Date: April 22nd, starting at 12pm.
Location: Loftberg Oval, West Pymble.

April 3

Back to Lindfield Day

Published April 3, 2018

It’s time!!!

After taking a break over Summer, it is time for club house corner to spring back to life in the only way it knows how.
2018 kicks off this weekend and in a little under 3 weeks Back To Lindfield Day against Hills Rugby Club is on the 21st of April.

On ‘Back To Lindfield Day’ we like to give a little bit back to the community we represent on the footy field each week, and with running rugby on the menu, it’s going to be a real spectacle.

It is also the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Blunt Cup (3rd Grade) and the Richardson Cup (4th Grade) Grand Final wins.

It’s going to be a great day and everyone is more than welcome so make sure to spread the word and get club house corner roaring!