Congratulations to our Senior and Junior Teams who made finals this season!
A huge effort from both our U11 & U12 teams, qualifying for Junior finals this season. The kids played some fantastic rugby, showing a massive performance in their last games.
In the U11s we commend Richard Short and Sylvia for their efforts on developing the team and taking them through to Finals in what is a very competitive age group. Well done on an amazing season and we’re excited for what this team will bring in 2024!
Semi Finals Day for U11s
The U12s have also had a massive season and full credit to Ike and the team for their outstanding efforts and taking Moorabbin to Junior Grand Finals. You’ve all done us proud - well done for a wonderful season!!
A special commendation to Ike and the Vailoaloa Family who were also named Winners of the Graham and Jennifer Lindroth Trophy ‘23 for their service to the Club!
2023 U12 VIC Runners Up
The Thirsty Thirds
Well what a grand final and what a Premiership win, with a try scored after the 80th minute! Well done to Scotty Mayne, Sefu Ulugia and the entire Iosefo clan for keeping team well fed and hydrated during the season. A significant win that will have the lads embellishing the results for many years to come!
Dewar Shield 3rd Grade Premiers
End of Season Presentations and Celebrations
The End of Season Presentations and final party for season 2023 was a great success - the band was amazing and it was a great night of celebrations for the club!
We thank the 2023 Events organisers, Angela Meleisea, Ange Bergman, Dylan Gomez and Graeme Foote. Thank you all for your efforts throughout this season!
We look forward to sharing many more fun times together next year.
The 2023 AGM was held in mid September and a new Committee has been elected.
The following appointments were made at the AGM:
Club President: Arvind David
Vice president: Dylan Gomez
Secretary: Chris Roberts
Treasurer: Graham Harris
General committee: Graeme Foote, Glenn Martin and Nes Ofahengaue
Thank you to all nominees and congratulations to the new Committee.
Dewar Shield Coaching Appointments
The coaching appointments for 2024 and beyond are a significant decision for the Club. Looking ahead to 2024, we sought not only a skilled and talented coaching team but more importantly coaches that knew our Club, loved our Club and ultimately had an enduring passion for the success of our Club. We have big plans for the future and we strongly believe the Leadership Team of Coaches we've appointed, have the stuff it takes to make this vision a reality for our Club.
We are pleased to announce that the Dewar Shield Coaching Team will be led by Masi Tusitala and Ben Perenise has been appointed Director of Rugby.
Investing in and utilizing the talent and knowledge base from within our Club made absolute sense.
Masi has had a long association with the Club as a talented Rams player and coach. Having played for Rams at both a junior and senior level, Masi also played at an elite level before finding his specialty as a top level Coach.
Ben brings a wealth of experience as a top level Coach and has had a long association with the Club, having won Colts Premierships as a Coach and taken our Dewar Shield team to Finals in the past.
We congratulate Ben and Masi on their appointments and look forward to seeing the teams in action in 2024.
The Coaching group for the Dewar Shield team is:
- Masi Tusitala - Head Coach
- Sesa Lalotoa - Assistant Coach / Technical Specialist
- Steve Fualau - Assistant Coach / Technical Specialist
Junior Rugby Appointments
For the 2024 Season, a new role has been created to further support the development and growth of Junior Rugby:
Director of Junior Rugby: Chris Roberts
This role will be supported by the Junior Co-ordinator Nes Ofahengaue, whom together will convene a Junior Subcommittee.
YOUTH GIRLS RUGBY
We are also creating a new role and focus group as part of the Junior Subcommittee to focus on growing our Youth Girls teams. So please CONTACT THE COMMITTEE if you want to get involved and be part of developing our Youth Girls teams.
The Club is fielding teams in the following events, so please watch out on socials, get involved or get out there to support !
- The Goldfields Bendigo 7s - Jnr & Snr Men's Team
- Fiji Day - Sat 7th Oct - Moorabbin Rugby Club
- Moorabbin Touch Rugby Competition - 10 Weeks Oct - Dec
- Melbourne Samoa v Canberra Samoa - Sat 4th Nov 12pm - Moorabbin Rugby Club.
- Pacific Cup - November
The Website is going to get a bit of a refresh so for the next couple of months please check our Facebook and Instagram pages, while we get the Website updates made.
The Pre-Season Schedule and preparation for season 2024 will be published on the website with a full calendar after the refresh.
Thank you all for an amazing 2023 Season and we're excited for what 2024 will bring to our Club. Enjoy the break and we hope you are finding some way to watch the Rugby World Cup and support your teams!!!
Yours in Rugby,
The Club Committee