August 2020 - President's Update
There are a number of initiatives we have been working on and there will be further updates to follow. Firstly we would like to let everyone know that we will definitely be recommencing rugby programs when restrictions ease. As it stands however the club remains closed for all organized community sport activities during stage 4 restrictions. We will keep communicating with all members as we hopefully head toward an easing of restrictions.
Rams In Super Rugby Action
Two of our favourite sons and Rams legends will hoping for different results in the massive Super Rugby clash tonight with the Rebels hoping for their first Super Rugby final berth and the Tahs hoping to continue their stellar form.
Pone Fa’amausili who has been delivering some outstanding performances, putting his hand up for higher honors will be hoping the Rebels get back on track.
Tetera Faulkner, now the experienced man up front for the Tahs, will have been sharing all his Wallaby experience and hoping for a different result.
They are both huge men, great role models, with enormous talent and can hold up with side of a scrum, and if you’ve been watching Pone, even making a few searing mid-field breaks!
I am torn as I’m sure many at our club are tonight. We love them both, good luck to you all.
Supporting Our Community
We have just had discussions with Wingman a major club sponsor about extending Wingman’s support to other clubs. Their founder, a Rams touring legend, was happy to help and as a result Wingman has offered a 50 litre keg of beer for all rugby clubs in Victoria. Whilst we are tough competitors on the field, this year has become more about supporting each other, so all clubs recover well for 2021.
Keep an eye out on the website and socials for this and some special online events that we are planning. To help stay sharp with rugby in lockdown Mos and Apo will be taking you through a full rugby based workout. Sharing secrets on how you too can add some Fijian magic to your game, whilst staying fit and having a great time doing it.
Managing the "Coronacoaster"
The Victorian Government has set up a free webinar to help parents and carers build family resilience in these difficult times. The webinar by renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will give families some practical skills, knowledge and strategies for managing the lockdown period and remote learning. It is scheduled for 7:30pm on Tuesday 15 September, get in early as they book out quickly.
The Government has also partnered with the Raising Children Network and funded a 10-episode podcast called ‘Raising Learners’ featuring parenting experts from organisations including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Career Education Association Victoria and eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant. The first three episodes get launched on the 1st of September. Topics will include connecting with your child’s school community, how to best support your child’s learning, what to expect for VCE and VCAL students and how to keep your child safe online.
Our club's end of financial year is looming and we would like your feedback. The survey will be emailed out to all Club members and we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete it. This survey is to help us be better informed and prepared for next year.
Rugby Vic has done a great job leading the charge on behalf of clubs to assist Rugby Australia conclude negotiations with the insurer. It is anticipated that a portion of the insurance fees and Rugby Victoria fees will be available for refund or credit. People seeking refunds or credits will not be able to play in a rugby competition in Australia until a full registration fee is paid for 2021. The 2020 registrations allow participation in organized community rugby competitions until 28 February 2021.
Details on how to access the refunds/credits will be sent through when formal notification of the process is concluded with Rugby Australia.
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Take care and stay healthy!