Applications Open for a 2017 Head Coach

The Alexandria Dukes are seeking a new Head Coach for 2017. Expressions of interest should be sent to [email protected] and contain an introduction, background of your rugby & coaching experience, and brief overview of your intended coaching strategy and philosophy.

Click below for further information on the role and responsibilities, or click here to download a PDF.

Continue reading “Applications Open for a 2017 Head Coach”

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the association will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 at South Coogee Bowling Club, Henning Ave, South Coogee NSW, commencing at 12pm (noon). All members of the Club are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

AGENDA

The business to be conducted at the annual general meeting will be:

  1. to confirm the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any special general meeting held since that meeting
  2. to receive from the committee reports on the activities of the association during the last preceding financial year including
    1. President’s report
    2. Treasurer’s report & presentation of the Club’s financial statement
  3. to elect the following
    1. Office-bearers of the association
      1. the president,
      2. the vice-president,
      3. the treasurer,
      4. the secretary
    2. At least 3 ordinary committee members

    according to Part 3 of the association’s constitution

  4. to receive and consider any financial statement or report required to be submitted to members under the Act
  5. To consider and if thought fit pass a special resolution, in whole or part, to simplify and amend the association’s constitution

    to better reflect the club’s operational practic(as contained in Annexure A)

All members of the Club are eligible to nominate for election to the committee. Anyone wishing to nominate should send nominations to the Secretary (Corey Mangan) via email to [email protected] with details of the nomination (including the position you are nominating for) at least 7 days before the date of the AGM (that is, no later than Saturday 5th November).

A full copy of the notice include the proposed special resolution can be found here – Notice of 2016 AGM

Dukes 1st Patron retires from Rugby

The Dukes would like to salute the clubs First Patron, Benn Robinson, who retired from the game today.

Robinson signs on as Dukes Patron

@benn_robbo it’s been awesome to watch you over the years with the Waratahs and the Wallabies, and it was awesome to have you on board with us.
image

And, as you start the transition from rugby warrior to normal human, the door is always open with @AlexandriaDukes if you want to start your post playing career with us.

image

Round 9 Postponed – Pub Crawl Instead!

Botany Council has closed Booralee Park due to wet weather. Round 9 vs Dee Why will be postponed until next weekend, Saturday 11th June.

But every cloud has a silver lining. Wet weather ground closure means it’s a pub crawl instead! ⛈🏉🔁🍻

Balmain, 3pm, 10 pubs, 30 minutes at each.

Start and finish close to Balmain Wharf – easy to get a ferry to/from Circular Quay.

The theme is… WET WEATHER. Get creative. Raincoats, ponchos, gumboots, googles, snorkels… anyone that shows up in a SCUBA suit automatically wins best dressed.

image

 

Ladies Day 2016 – Raising Funds for BCNA

Ladies Day 2016This Saturday 21st May is Ladies Day 2016, set to be a cracking day with the Dukes coming up against the Manly Savers. Ladies Day is a long standing tradition of the Club, a day where we celebrate the women who both directly and indirectly contribute to the success of the Club.

A bold new drink choice will be added to the menu for the day, with champage available for all ladies. Following the game, everyone is invited back to our pub, The Captain Cook Hotel, for speeches, the boat race and an evening of karaoke.
Continue reading “Ladies Day 2016 – Raising Funds for BCNA”

Time for a pub crawl!

Shit SuitsWith the ANZAC Day long weekend upon us, the Meldrum Cup is taking a break this weekend. The Dukes need to fill the rugby void the only way they know how – with our first pub crawl of 2016! Sporting only the finest thrift shop threads, the boys will be making their way around The Rocks this Saturday on the Sh*t Suits Pub Crawl. Check out all details on our Facebook event.

Back to Booralee for Round 3

ROUND 3 2016

Last Saturday saw the Dukes with a round 2 bye, but a number of the boys made their way down to Booralee Park for a Saturday afternoon training session. Another good turnout at training on Wednesday night hopefully sets us up well for this weekend.

Tomorrow the Dukes will play their first home game for the year against Burraneer Rugby Club. It’s sure to be a tough, hard-hitting match. But the Dukes will be giving it their all, especially since we have another Saturday off next week for the ANZAC long weekend.

Round 3 - Dukes v Burraneer

Booralee Park
Meldrum Cup

Come down to Booralee Park for a 3:15pm kickoff (players check the Facebook group for info on warm-up times). After the game we’ll be having beers at our sponsor, the Captain Cook Hotel, and officially welcoming all our new players for 2016.

PARRA BELLUM!