Many who came out of the meeting on Sunday were impressed with how many nominations there were this year, with 12 people nominating for the 7 positions available. Please see below for the new appointed 2019 SIRU Board.
With David Adamson and Carl King calling an end on their time on the SIRU Board, this left two major roles available (President and Vice-President of Seniors) with 2018 Board Members Warwick Grant and Martin Hogan (Respectively) stepping up to fill the roles. The Vice-President of Juniors role was left vacant in 2018, but it was great to see two nominations this year, Paul Spain of the Wagga Wagga Crows was successfully appointed following a ballot. The four directors positions were hotly contested with nine nominations! Following the initial vote a second was needed to resolve a draw between two candidates.
After this the SIRU Council Meeting was held with the competition structure, development of the relationship between Senior and Junior Rugby, development of the Representative Programs, and the decision to move the Women's competition to 10-a-side key topics of the day.
Clubs were asked to think about how they wanted to see the competition pan out this year and return this to SIRU to deliberate and release the finalised calendar and draw.
2019 SIRU Board
President - Warwick Grant (Wagga Waratahs)
Vice-President of Seniors - Martin Hogan
Vice-President of Juniors - Paul Spain (Wagga Crows)
Director - Bart Challacombe (Leeton Phantoms)
Director - Brendon Reynolds (SIRRA)
Director - Tom Adamson
Director - Will Reynolds (Tumut Bulls)
All players selected in the squad need to be at the following training sessions:
• Sunday 3rd June at Conolly Rugby Park at 10am
• Friday 8th June at Conolly Rugby Part at 6:30pm
Southern Inland will take on South Coast and Monaro at Conolly Rugby Park on Saturday 9th June, with kick off at 2pm.
From this a Brumbies Provincial Team will be selected to take on NSW Country the following week.
Any questions or queries please contact Richard Skellern on 0418 974 599.
A lot of questions have been fielded around Age Grade Dispensations over the last week or so. Below is the process for kids who wish to play up or down an age group:
Please Note: Due to Rugby Australia Policy, kids who are 7 years of age in 2018 and playing in U7s cannot not be age grade dispensated to play up into the U8s. This is a Rugby Australia Policy which Brumbies and Southern Inland Rugby Union must follow.
For Gender Dispensation (for girls who wish to be considered to play in the U14s boys) the following steps need to take place:
If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to send Zac an email or call on 0488 169 899. .