The 19th season of ACT Veterans Rugby is drawing to a close, with three games remaining at our home ground of Portsea Oval plus a carnival day at Tathra and the tourists going to the inaugural Trans-Tasman Vintage Rugby carnival in Queenstown in November. Details of upcoming matches are on the 2013 fixtures list page on the website.
The Fools Day carnival was held on Saturday 23 March with Jindabyne Sore Boars, Hall Bushedrangers, Bega Valley Blue Veins, Wollongong Vikings Longhorns, Thorheads and ACSC joining the Vets for a great day of rugby and fraternity. The head of Army Rugby MAJGEN John Caligari presented the Cosgrove Shield to the Longhorns.
We were fortunate enough to have a professional photographer at the Fools Day carnival. Thanks to Michael Thompson Photography for the excellent photos. Players can view the album at Michael's website and order photos if they want a copy.
Training is ongoing under the watchful eye of our 'supercoach' Gary Kinnane. The training sessions this year will feature the addition of tackle bags and contact shields for added excitement! Everyone is welcome to come along to the training sessions, which are every Wednesday evening at Kapyong Field, RMC (across the road from Portsea Oval) starting at 6pm.
The next game is the Northrop Grumman Cup charity match against the RAAF Mirages on Sunday 13 October at Portsea Oval. The following game is against the RMC Staff and Cadets on Saturday 19 October at Portsea Oval. Kick-off for both games will be at the usual time of 2pm.
The Annual Dinner will be on the evening of Saturday 19 October at the Mercure Hotel Canberra. Tickets are still available for $60 per person and payments can be made by direct deposit to the club's Bendigo Bank account. Our venerable club Secretary has the account details if you need them.
The Tathra Crabs Festival is on Saturday 26 October, please let Slim know if you're planning to go along. The club usually arranges a bus for a day trip for those interested in attending.
ABOUT ACT VETERANS RUGBY
If you're 35 or older and would like to play rugby in Canberra, join us every three weeks (or so) for a friendly game at Portsea Oval, RMC Duntroon and post-match social drink at Olims Hotel.
To find out more details on enjoying a match or 10 every season with a group of like-minded ex and current rugby players from in and around the ACT either drop by the ground on one of our match days or email: email@example.com