From the Chairman: September 2023

Thu, Sep 7, 2023, 8:55 AM
by GCDRU Media

Last month's crowd of 3,500 spectators at Surfers Paradise Rugby Club witnessed everything great about our game.

Passionate fans, an army of dedicated volunteers, quality rugby and nail-biting finishes. It was a terrific dessert to what has been a memorable Senior men’s season.

The stage is now set for our junior grand finals, though it is worth noting that two of our under 14 teams have already contested their Grand Finals last weekend in the Brisbane Junior competition.

Well done to the Helensvale Hogs under 14s who took out their Division Championship as well as congratulations to Bond Pirates as they won their way to the Grand Final in their Grand final but weren’t successful. They should be proud of their achievements in both cases against the best Brisbane Juniors had to offer.

The World Cup begins this weekend with the opening match bound to be an interesting match up between two World Cup heavyweights – France and the All Blacks, there are various other matches but most of us will be watching with keen interest the Wallabies and how they fair against Georgia. Hopefully, Eddie and the crew can get the monkey off the back and show some youthful enthusiasm and sparkles of brilliance to defeat the opposition.

RWC pools

Good luck to our Gold Coast Cyclones Under 15 and 17 girls sides as they prepare for the Queensland State Championships on 22nd and 23rd September played at Ballymore Stadium the Home of Queensland Rugby.

Queensland Country men and women go head-to-head against the City and States in this year’s Australian Rugby Shield, Emerging Reds Cup, NSW Country and City vs Country fixtures from the 18th September through to the 2nd October at Ballymore Stadium. Several players, coaches and managers who are representing the Gold Coast District Rugby Union are involved from Under 14’s Girls, Under 16s Girls and Boys, Under 19 Men and Senior Women (Orchids) and Senior Men (Heelers). The best of luck.

Plenty of Rugby to wet the appetite in the next month or two!

Country rugby



Jed Hogan

Chairman GCDRU

Gold Coast & District Rugby Union (JRU)

Gold Coast & District Rugby Union (JRU)

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