WEST HARBOUR RUGBY CLUB – PRELIMINARY PLAYER INFORMATION 2009 PLAYER REGISTRATION: NSWRU is introducing a new on line registration system for 2009 for all players registered with the Club in 2008. This system will be ready for use from 1st January 2009. You will receive notification of this either via e-mail or mail - in the interim period exiting players are asked to complete a Player Information Sheet New Players to the Club are required to complete a paper registration utilising the 2009 ARU Membership Form and the Club Information Sheet. New players are also required to produce photo ID and have details of this information recorded on their ARU Registration Form. All new players need to be registered prior to participating in training and matches. All players are required to have an e-mail address and password for entry to and use of the Players Room on the Club website. PREMIERSHIP POINTS SYSTEM: NSWRU has introduced a Player Points Quota System for the 2009 Season and beyond. The system will be in place for 1st and 2nd and 1st and 2nd Grade Colts, All players will be allocated points at the start of the season based on their past playing experience with discounts available for past service to the Club in Juniors, Colts and Grade. Each player will be required to complete and sign a personal declaration form which will be verified by the Club and sent onto NSWRU – this will determine your individual points standing for West Harbour in 2009. The combined points tally of teams taking the field (including fresh reserves) will be as follows in 2009:- 1st Grade 140 1st Grade Colts 50 2nd Grade 60 2nd Grade Colts 40 Summary of points allocation:- A Tier 1 Internationals 20 B Super 14 (3+ games) 16 C National School/Age/S14 10 40+ 1st Grade Games D 25-39 1st Grade Games 6 E > 50% of 1st Colts in 2008 4 State School Rep in last 2 years F All other Players 2 Discounts are available for family in their first year only, previous years at the Club/Juniors, long service with the Club (100 + colts/Grade Games or 8 years). WEST HARBOUR GYM All players are required to read the Conditions of Use form and sign a User Agreement prior to using the gym facilities. Please note the following:- • The gym is only available for use by current West Harbour/Wests Juniors Players • You are required to sign in every visit – this is a requirement for insurance purposes and security as well as providing a record of attendance. • You are required to bring and use a towel on equipment • Please place your weights back in the storage areas provided and keep the place tidy • Last out turn off the lights and lock the door. 2009 SEASON AND DECEMBER TRAINING SCHEDULE A copy of the December training schedule is attached. A copy of the season draw/trials and initial information is attached – some of these dates may change. The draw shows venues for Grade matches – Colts play away when grade is at home and at home when grade is away. The final draw and season information will be distributed to all players in the 2009 Club Handbook prior to the commencement of the season. 2008 ANNUAL REPORT A copy of the 2008 Annual Report has been e-mailed to players on our data base - alternatively players can view or download a copy of the Annual Report from the website. Players are also invited to attend the West Harbour Annual General Meeting at Club Burwood at 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th November - the election of the 2009 Board of Directors takes place at this meeting - all current financial players are eligible to stand for election and vote at the AGM 2008 TEAM PHOTOS Players who ordered 2008 team photos can pick them up from Mark Docking at the Rugby Office or at training. Over the next few weeks. RUGBY OFFICE – closed from 5.00pm on Friday 19th December till Sunday 4th January PLAYING CONTRACTS All players are asked to have their 2009 Playing Contracts signed and returned by Thursday 18th December. Please see Stu Woodhouse if there are any problems. CONCORD OVAL Please note that Concord Oval is closed throughout December for annual renovations – please assist by staying off the ground. CHRISTMAS DRINKS AND BBQ – Tuesday 23rd December following training in the concourse area at Concord Oval – all welcome. RUGBY OFFICE Concourse Area, Concord Oval Loftus Street, Concord Phone: 02 9745 2461 Mark Docking 0407 256 459 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.westharbourrugby.com.au Grade: Stu Woodhouse 0410 500 378 email@example.com Colts: Michael Debreczeni 0418 472 647 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, 25 November 2008 Grade Training Commences Wednesday, 26 November 2008 West Harbour AGM Club Burwood Thursday, 27 November 2008 Colts Training Commences Wednesday, 10 December 2008 West Harbour Junior Academy Meeting Concord Oval Friday, 19 December 2008 Rugby Office Closed Tuesday, 23 December 2008 Christmas BBQ & Drinks ‐ Concord Oval Monday, 5 January 2009 Rugby Office Re Opens Tuesday, 6 January 2009 Grade Club Training Commences Thursday, 8 January 2009 Colts Club Training Commences Friday, 6 February 2009 West Harbour Golf Day Saturday, 14 February 2009 1st Grade Training Camp ‐ Terrigal (2 days) Saturday, 21 February 2009 Mark Tonga Dinner ANZ Stadium Saturday, 28 February 2009 Kiama Sevens Kiama Saturday, 7 March 2009 Grade Fund Raiser Saturday, 7 March 2009 Club Trials V's Gordon Trials 1 Concord Oval Saturday, 14 March 2009 Club Trials V's Eastwood Trials 2 TG Millner Field Saturday, 14 March 2009 Colts Season Launch Saturday, 21 March 2009 1st Grade Training Day Wednesday, 25 March 2009 West Harbour Season Launch Club Burwood Saturday, 28 March 2009 Randwick TNSS Rd 1 Concord Oval Saturday, 4 April 2009 Gordon TNSS Rd 2 Chatswood Oval Saturday, 11 April 2009 Sydney University TNSS Rd 3 Concord Oval Saturday, 18 April 2009 Manly TNSS Rd 4 Manly Oval Saturday, 25 April 2009 Eastwood TNSS Rd 5 Concord Oval Saturday, 2 May 2009 Penrith TNSS Rd 6 Western Weekender Saturday, 9 May 2009 Parramatta TNSS Rd 7 Concord Oval Saturday, 16 May 2009 Eastern Suburbs TNSS Rd 8 Woollahra Oval Saturday, 23 May 2009 Warringah TNSS Rd 9 Concord Oval Saturday, 30 May 2009 Southern Districts TNSS Rd 10 Forshaw Rugby Park Saturday, 6 June 2009 Bye ‐ Wet Weather 1 Saturday, 13 June 2009 Northern Suburbs TNSS Rd 11 Concord Oval Saturday, 20 June 2009 Randwick TNSS Rd 12 Coogee Oval Saturday, 27 June 2009 Gordon TNSS Rd 13 Concord Oval Saturday, 4 July 2009 Sydney University TNSS Rd 14 University Oval Saturday, 11 July 2009 Manly TNSS Rd 15 Concord Oval Saturday, 18 July 2009 Eastwood TNSS Rd 16 TG Millner Field Saturday, 25 July 2009 Penrith TNSS Rd 17 Concord Oval Saturday, 1 August 2009 Parramatta TNSS Rd 18 Two Blues Park Saturday, 8 August 2009 Eastern Suburbs TNSS Rd 19 Concord Oval Saturday, 15 August 2009 Warringah TNSS Rd 20 Pittwater Rugby Park Saturday, 22 August 2009 Bye ‐ Wet Weather 2 Saturday, 29 August 2009 Southern Districts TNSS Rd 21 Concord Oval Saturday, 5 September 2009 Northern Suburbs TNSS Rd 22 North Sydney Oval Saturday, 12 September 2009 Elimination Semi 3 v 6 TNSS Sunday, 13 September 2009 Elimination Semi 4 v 5 TNSS Saturday, 19 September 2009 Semi Final 1 v lowest ranked winner TNSS Sunday, 20 September 2009 Semi Final 2 v highest ranked winner TNSS Saturday, 26 September 2009 Grade Grand Finals TNSS Sunday, 27 September 2009 Colts Grand Finals TNSS PRE SEASON TRAINING FOR 2009 Our First Grade and Senior Academy Squad commenced training last week – all current and prospective players are invited to our Club Training Sessions each Tuesday and Thursday night prior to Christmas. Meet at Concord Oval for a 6.30pm start each night. Please see the attached General training schedule for December and early January. First Grade and Senior Academy Players should have received their respective training schedules at training last week. In addition, please note that there are strength and weight training programs available for the West Harbour Gym. Optional Club Training commences next week as follows:- GRADE TRAINING: Commences Tuesday 25th November COLTS TRAINING: Commences Thursday 27th November Christmas Drinks and a BBQ will be held following training on Tuesday 23rd December at Concord Oval. Training resumes the first week in January.