President's message for season 2019

My name is Sally Tremlett the new President of Lane Cove Junior Rugby.

The true meaning of a local rugby club is hard to articulate but my belief is that ours is a wonderful family inclusive club that represents the Lane Cove community and tries to ensure that everyone involved feels supported, encouraged, educated and feels a sense of achievement in, and throughout, the season.

I have been exceptionally fortunate to follow into a role that has been left in great shape by former President, Wayne Rigney.

I’m grateful Wayne will remain on the Committee to work on special projects like the development of Tantallon Oval Club house which is an extremely exciting project and will be a big part of our future.

My husband Simon and I joined the Club 9 years ago when our eldest son Angus started in the U6’s. Living on the back of Tantallon Oval meant that we really did have an instant connection to our Club and rugby in winter. This has evolved over the years with our 2nd son Oscar, who is now in U11’s, into endless Saturdays and Sundays, and even the much-loved Friday night matches under lights.

This year Angus has the great opportunity along with 26 team mates to do the annual U14’s New Zealand Tour. Please mark in your diaries the Long Lunch on Friday 10th May at the Kirribilli Club. The Long Lunch is the major fundraiser for the New Zealand Tour and is a great social event for all our parents and supporters.

I look forward to ensuring our up and coming players from the Minis continue to have the same opportunities as previous age groups to experience the true meaning of friendship on a tour like our U14’s New Zealand Tour.

I look forward to building on the phenomenal success of our Lane Cove Summer 7’s tournament that runs at Blackman Park in the 4th term. The Summer 7’s has been crucial to the ongoing viability and future of our Club. It has evolved into something the entire family can participate in, from Under 6’s through to Opens, for boys, girls, men and women.

I’m fortunate to be the daughter of former Wallaby, Ron Graham. As such, the rugby values that I was brought up with mirror those of our Club – inclusiveness, integrity, passion and respect and I will do all I can to ensure these values continue to guide us in everything we do.

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated Committee members. I am very grateful for your ongoing support. Thank you to all coaches, managers and volunteers who make it possible for our kids to enjoy our great game.

 

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