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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Playing Season, Player Training, Club Operations and Functions.

coronavirus imageAs we are all aware, we face uncertain and restrictive times with the Coronavirus today, this unfortunately includes Sports and Club functions. Singleton Rugby Club would firstly like to thank all its valued sponsors and patrons for their continued support of our great Club and game through these troubled times.

Following announcements from Governments and Rugby Authorities all games and training have been suspended until May 2020 at this time, and our Club house is now closed until further notice.

Our Club is working to ensure our playing groups both junior and senior are safe and there continued wellbeing is of the upmost importance to the SRC Board.

The Club have received replacement jerseys, shorts, socks etc for the new season and had planned a great day’s event on Anzac day this year with a special Singleton Rugby Club Anzac jersey that our first grade teams would use to support our Anzac’s against the Wanders at a home game, this event is now cancelled also, and our Club is now closed to all business and functions which will place a great strain on our small club as it will do with many of our great sponsors and patrons.

The Board of the Singleton Rugby Club is working to ensure our sponsors and patrons are kept up to date with any season and game information as quickly as possible.

Again, thank you for your support and stay safe.   

Shane Thompson


Singleton Rugby Club Ltd


Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that rugby fans will soon be able to cheer on their teams in style and comfort with the NSW Government announcing $900,000 to begin construction of a new modern grandstand and facilities at the Singleton Rugby Club.

Michael Johnse MP With representatives from Singleton Rugby Club

Mr Johnsen said the ageing Western Grandstand that was originally built in the 1970s now urgently needs to be replaced to ensure the safety of spectators and players.

“Our Singleton Rugby Club is a proud club that has produced two Wallabies and a Waratah and is also a cornerstone of the community, where thousands of fans cheer on match days and hundreds gather in the clubhouse after full-time,” Mr Johnsen said.

“A new Western Grandstand will significantly benefit the club, increasing the ground’s spectator capacity and crowd numbers, which will have positive flow on effects for local businesses.”
“Sport unites and inspires communities and the Nationals in Government wants towns right across regional NSW have top class facilities that encourage participation, particularly amongst young people, and perhaps even unearth a potential future Wallaby.”

Mr Johnsen continued, saying funding for Stage One of the Western Grandstand project will enable construction of the ground floor of the new grandstand as well as two female change rooms, toilets, a kiosk, a storeroom and a training and rehabilitation room. “Completing Stage One will provide sheltered seating for 430 spectators and enable the grandstand to be used on match days while other stages of work are being completed. Spectators will literally be sitting on rugby history, with the new grandstand seats being repurposed from the Sydney Football Stadium, where fans witnessed countless famous moments like George Gregan’s ‘that tackle’ on All Blacks winger Jeff Wilson.”

Singleton Rugby Club President Shane Thompson thanked the NSW Government for funding Stage One of the Western Grandstand project, which will benefit both the club and the community. “Our club has 230 senior members playing competition rugby, which attracts almost 5,000 fans and fills our club with more than 900 people on home match days,” Mr Thompson said.

“Around 12,000 fans travel to Singleton each season to compete or support visiting teams, which means more business for local retailers, restaurants and other services.”
Funding for the upgrade has been provided by the NSW Government’s Regional Communities Development Fund.

Luncheon with a Legend

Since it's inception in 2003, the Lunch with a Legend series has continued to grow from strength to strength. With three events per year, the Lunch with a Legend series has become the premier social and corporate event on the Singleton calendar.

Guest speakers have included former Prime Ministers, Army Generals, Wallaby captains, All Black captains, Wallaby coaches, Test cricketers, Media Personalities, and Olympic Gold Medalists. With such a wide range of exceptional speakers, the Lunch with a Legend series is sure to appeal to all and sundry.

The Lunch with a Legend series is open to all persons, with tables of 10 able to be booked by contacting Peter Dunn on 0417 651 085 or Bernie Wood on 0419 992 482.

13th March 2020   Sir Peter Cosgrove   #52
25th October 2019   Joe Roff   #51
2nd August 2019   Andrew Johns & Steve Merrick   #50
29th March 2019   Toby Price   #49
26th October 2018   Vince Sorrenti   #48
6th July 2018   Ray Martin   #47
6th April 2018   Jeff Fenech      #46  
13th October 2017   Kerry O'Keeffe   #45
16th June 2017   Malcolm Johnston   #44
16th March 2017   Michael Cheika   #43
11th November 2016   Mark Waugh   #42
24th June 2016   Billy Birmingham   #41
8th April 2016   Matt Dunning & Michael O’Connor   #40
23rd October 2015   Darren Lockyer   #39
19th June 2015   Greg Ritchie   #38
20th March 2015   Mining Legends Lunch   #37
3rd October 2014   George Gregan   #36
15th August 2014   Nick Greiner AC   #35
28th March 2014   Ewen McKenzie   #34
27th September 2013   Eric James Rush   #33
14th June 2013   Tony Abbott   #32
8th March 2013   Wayne Bennett   #31
9th November 2012   Lauren Burns   #30
6th July 2012   Vince Sorrenti   #29
30th March 2012                 Graham Richardson   #28
7th October 2011   Sam Kekovich   #27
24th June 2011   Steven Bradbury   #26
11th March 2011   John Eales   #25
15th October 2010   Kerry O'Keeffe   #24
23rd July 2010   Joe Bugner   #23
16th April 2010    David Campese   #22
18th September 2009   John Elliot   #21
19th June 2009   David Kirk   #20
20th March 2009    Robbie Deans   #19
5th September 2008   Bob Hawke   #18
4th July 2008   Nick Farr-Jones   #17
11th April 2008   John O'Neill   #16
26th October 2007   Pat Howard   #15
15th June 2007   Alan Jones   #14
16th March 2007   Peter Cosgrove   #13
17th November 2006   Peter Fenton   #12
4th August 2006   Murray Hartin   #11
24th March 2006   John Singleton   #10
9th September 2005   Stuart Macdougall   #9
3rd June 2005   Rod McGeoch   #8
18th March 2005   Rodney Hogg   #7
24th September 2004   John O'Shea   #6
18th June 2004   Chris Handy   #5
19th March 2004   Kerry O'Keefe   #4
24th September 2003   Rod Macqueen   #3
25th July 2003   John Singleton   #2
9th April 2003   Kerry O'Keeffe   #1