Welcome to the 20th season of ACT Veterans Rugby. We have a year of big events to mark the club's 20th anniversary, including a trip to Melbourne to play the Box Hill Unquenchables and see the Wallabies play France, the World Vintage Rugby Carnival in Perth and a special 20th Anniversary Dinner in October. The year will start with the traditional opening game in memory of our team mate Tony Ryan, followed by the Brumbies curtain raiser match against the Navy Old Salts. Details of upcoming matches are on the 2014 fixtures list page on the website.
The ACT Veterans participated in the inaugural Vintage Rugby Trans-Tasman Carnival held in Queenstown, New Zealand on 11-15 November 2013. The Vets played the Surfers Gorillas, Wakatipu RFC and the Matamata Bonecrushers and helped make up numbers for other teams on each of the playing days. The touring party had a great time playing, socialising over a drink and enjoying the attractions and sights of Queenstown. The tourists hope to repeat this with a tour of Chile and Argentina planned for August-September 2015. Details of that tour will be up on the website soon.
Training has recommenced for 2014 under the watchful eye of our 'supercoach' Gary Kinnane. The training sessions this year offer club members the choice of playing touch and/or skills and playing drills. 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 first game for our 20th season will be the Tony Ryan Memorial Match, raising money for Clare Holland House, on Sunday 16 February at Portsea Oval. The following game will be the curtain raiser for the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match at Canberra Stadium on Saturday 22 February.
The Jindabyne Sore Boars 'Bothy's Boot' Festival is on Saturday 1 March, 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 and Slim will need an indication of numbers by early Feb. A weekend stay would also be a good option, the Snowy Mountains are a nice spot for a short break away at this time of year.
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