Located on the picturesque banks of the Swan River on the Nedlands Foreshore in Perth, the Nedlands Rugby Union Football Club is a true sporting institution in Western Australia. It is a club with a proud history – and an exciting future. Since its formation back in 1934, the club well known in Australian rugby circles as “Neddies” has created a unique winning culture.
Nedlands looks forward to another successful season in 2013 after achieving two significant milestones during 2012. The first was the rebuilding of our new $1 million club house, the culmination of decades of planning and many long hours of work from a dedicated team of volunteers. The second milestone was literally three decades in the making. 2012 marked the 30th consecutive season Nedlands had made the finals of the WA Premier Grade competition – a testimony to the club’s unwavering pursuit of excellence on and off the field.
That winning culture runs through the entire club, with all five senior teams making their respective grand finals in 2011 in what was another remarkable achievement for Neddies. That culture is built around a dedicated and cohesive committee and a strong emphasis on the development of both players and coaches. Neddies prides itself on being a multi-cultural club with players and supporters from all parts of the globe. We also pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive social environment.
Neddies also has a vibrant Junior Club, fielding teams in all grades from Under-6s upwards. Many of the club’s junior players have gone on to play rugby at the elite level, including Fijian international Nicky Little, 2011 German international Callum Sauer, former Australian Under-16 skipper Tony Ball and former Australian Sevens players Will Brock and Robbie Barugh.
The Nedlands Women’s team has also produced a string of Wallaroo internationals over the years including national stars Cheryl Soon (who is now a member of the International Rugby Board) and Tui Ormsby.
Off the field, Neddies has a vocal and colourful supporters’ club known as The Third Half. The club also pioneered Test match lunches in Perth in 1996, where the guest speakers have included many past legends of the game. The annual Neddies Ladies’ Day has become another important annual event on Perth’s social calendar.
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