Mike Panoho Joins Neddies to head up new Coaching team

Mike Panoho Joins Neddies to head up new Coaching team

We are delighted to announce that Mike Panoho will join Neddies as the new Premier Grade Head Coach and Director of Rugby. He will be assisted by Brett McCormack and S&C Coach Jye Welch and the team at Jump Lift Run, who have come joined as our Strength and Conditioning partners.

Bringing an extensive wealth of experience, Mike joins Nedlands with a proven track record. He holds the highest Coaching Award in English Rugby and has furthered his expertise with a Masters in Professional Coaching.

Throughout his coaching journey, Mike has made significant contributions to Gloucestershire Counties, England Counties, Richmond RFC, RFC Haarlem, Delta Super Cup, and recently served as the Netherlands National team forwards coach.

Mike’s coaching philosophy revolves around inspiring dedication, commitment, fitness, creativity, and fostering a strong team culture. Notably, Mike’s roots in the game extend to his early playing days with Nedlands, where he started as a young kid, playing for The Mighty Nomads at 5th Grade and Colts. Now, with excitement, Mike returns to the club as the Head Coach.

Brett McCormack has also come on board to assist Mike with the Premier Grade Coaching. Brett brings significant experience, having played Professional Rugby, representing New Zealand at u17 and u21 levels, Otago and Southland in the NPC and the Highlanders and Chiefs in Super 12. 

As a coach Brett, has experience coaching 1st Division in the UK and a multitude of Otago age representative teams and most recently coaching the Neddies u15’s 7’s team in 2023.

Brett has said, “I am very excited to be part of the Coaching Set at Neddies and to work with Mike Panoho, a very respected Coach will bring great learnings and new ways to the rugby club.” 

We are also extremely lucky to have Andy Cole joining us as Head Coach of the Colts and David McKnight as Reserve Grade Coach. Both bringing decades of coaching experience within WA Premier Grade and Perth Gold. Andy will be assisted by Dean Woodham and former Nedlands Premier Grade Captain and 100 gamer, Dylan Loversidge will assist with Reserves.

Nedlands Stalwarts, Rod Ball, Danny Iti and Terry “Max” Smith have formed a super coaching team to lead the 3rd Grade and Luke Powell and Duane Wee will resume as spiritual leaders of the Nomads. We are working hard in the background to confirm our Women’s team coach and will make the announcement once confirmed.

We are all very excited for the season ahead.

Mike Panoho
Brett McCormack

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2023 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

The Nedlands Rugby Union Football Club (NRUFC) is pleased to advise that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2023 is to take place as follows:

Where: Nedlands Rugby Clubrooms, Charles Court Reserve, 181 Broadway, Nedlands WA.

When: Thursday 09th November 2023. Arrive at 6pm for a 6:15pm start.

Agenda: Please download the agenda here

Members are asked to consider nominating for positions on the Board of Management (BOM) and/or Board of Trustees (BOT). Nominations can be made by any member for another member and sent to the Secretary at [email protected] before 3rd November 2023. If insufficient nominations are received prior to the AGM, nominations can be received from the floor at the AGM and voted on by those members present.

All members of the Nedlands RUFC are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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2023 Annual Presentation Dinner 9th September

2023 Annual Dinner and Presentation Night

The 2023 Nedlands Annual Dinner and Presentation Night will be held at the Duxton Hotel from 6:00pm on Saturday 9th of September 2023.

Tickets are $145pp including 2 course dinner and drinks, please get them now, by either paying at the Bar or via EFT using the below account details.
Account Name: Nedlands Rugby Union Football Club Inc
BSB: 302-162
Account 0585579
Reference: Your Surname

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Introducing the Neddies Wine Club

Nedlands Rugby Club and Silkwood Estate Wines are pleased to introduce the 'Neddies Wine Club'

The fundraising program provides a benefit to both the purchaser and the club.

The purchaser will receive a 15% discount off any carton (12) purchase of either The Walcott or The Bowers range of premium Pemberton wines.

In return, Silkwood Estate will pay the Nedlands Rugby Club a fundraising bonus equal to 10% any carton purchases made using the promo code ‘NEDDIES2023’.
Free delivery available to WA Metro included.

Simply visit https://silkwoodestate.com.au/pemberton-winery/our-wines/ and enter ‘NEDDIES2023’ in the coupon code space provided when prompted.

Buy some premium Pemberton wines and support your favourite rugby club – winner, winner, chicken dinner.

If you have any questions, chat to Eric Brain in person, text on 0419926131 or email [email protected]     

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Juniors Registration Day

Our Juniors  Registration Day will be held on 25 February 2023 between 3.00pm – 5.00pm at the club.

The merchandise store will be open, sausage sizzle running and our Rugby Academy will be in full swing so if you’re available, please pop down or if you have queries or require assistance with registrations, we can help you! Also please share the flyer attached to anyone you may think will be interested in attending.

A reminder that Kidsport funding is available for eligible children and Neddies accepts and encourages the use of Kidsport vouchers. To see if you are eligible click HERE.  Neddies Juniors will cover the gap to make Rugby accessible to all. Please ensure that you apply for Kidsport before registering with the club.

To register for either Training only or as a player click HERE

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