Para Bellum Wines

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Our good friends at Mortimer’s of Orange are helping us Celebrate the first 5 Seasons of Dukes Rugby with limited edition 5 year anniversary wines.

The wine is named Para Bellum after the club motto and we have Shiraz and a Sauvignon Blanc varieties.

Bottles are $25 a bottle, but there are discounts for bulk purchases available.

Don’t miss out on your chance of getting your hands on these award winning wines.

Submit your order below or request an emailed invoice by contacting [email protected]


Para Bellum Wine Order



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Wallabies vs Scotland – 17th June – GET YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be in the “Exclusive Suburban Rugby” seating section at the North (Paddington) end of Allianz Stadium for the Scotland Test on 17th June 2017.

Match Details

Qantas Wallabies v Scotland
Allianz Stadium, Moore Park
3pm Sat 17 June

It’s great to have a day test with a 3pm kick off, so don’t miss this.  Tickets are $70 plus $2.50 handling fee.

It’s open to all, but please note that tickets must be paid for by 2pm on Thursday 25th May.

Simply go to the link below and make your payment.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading North!

The forecast was for a “month of rain in 3 days” but like a postie with a broken motorbike, it’s failed to deliver. Grounds are open for today’s face off against Chatswood.

Putting two full teams on the field for the 4th week running, the Dukes are hoping to finally chase down a win for the 1st grade side. Hope we’ll see you at Beauchamp Oval from 2pm to cheer us on. All players must arrive by 1pm.

Post match, we’ll be sticking around for a few beers at the ground before joining Chatswood for the 3rd half at The Orchard.

Round 5 - Chatswood v Dukes 2nds

Beauchamp Park
Noice Cup

Round 5 - Chatswood v Dukes

Beauchamp Park
Jeffrey Cup

Dukes taking on Colleagues and Collaroy

Saturday 13th May sees another double header for round 4, as the Dukes are set to take on Woollahra Colleague’s in a Halligan’s Cup match, before the 1st grade side plays against the Collaroy Cougars.

2nd grade side kick off at 2pm, players arrive by 1pm to warm up.
1st grade side kick off at 3:15 pm, players arrive by 1pm to help set up the field, then warming up from 2pm.

We’ll see all our friends and supporters back at the Captain Cook Hotel afterwards for a beer or seven.

Round 4 - Dukes 2nds v Colleagues

Booralee Park
Halligan Cup

Round 4 - Dukes v Collaroy

Booralee Park
Jeffrey Cup

Dukes from Alexandria set to land in Lane Cove

Time to get fired up! Back at the pub after last week’s game the Menai boys remarked “You gave us a great game, really didn’t give up and made us fight for ground – was a big shock!”

Aiming to turn our fortunes around, this Saturday we’ll be bringing this same intensity against Lane Cove who also took a loss last week. After the massive turn out and hard work put in at training this week, we’re set mix it up a bit on the paddock.

Round 2 - Lane Cove v Dukes 2nds

Tantallon Oval
Noice Cup

Round 2 - Lane Cove v Dukes

Tantallon Oval
Jeffrey Cup


Click the headers of each countdown to view the full team list.

With Chris Stephenson joining the backs begs the question – for a guy without any hair, how much gel do you use to make sure it stays perfect during the game? Our captain Reece “Tank” Milne (or is it “Doc” now?) was making sure we all made plenty of noise at training, keeping our defensive line tight and not conceding any ground.

Lane Cove Colts won the comp last year but word on the street is their boat race ain’t as strong. The Dukes will be down at the Great Northern Hotel for the third half, making sure to show them that playing rugby is only half our game.

2nd grade to be at the ground by 1pm to warm up for a 2pm kick off.
1st grade to arrive before 2pm to clap them on, then warm up for 3:15 kick off.

Get a good night’s rest Friday because Saturday is rugby a day.

Parra Bellum!

Division 5 is back… and the Dukes are in!

The Alexandria Dukes are excited to announce our promotion to Division 5 for 2017.

Uncontested since 2013, the Suburban Rugby Union has chosen to restart Division 5 this year to give clubs the option of fielding a second grade side. That is, it’s not compulsory for the Dukes to field a second side every week, but we aim to do so as often as possible.

This was discussed at length by the committee and coach, and it was only because of the great turnout we’ve seen at training and games over the last few weeks we felt we were in a position to put our hands up for this competition. We’d especially like to thank our head coach AJ for the great job he’s done so far this year, giving us a reason to get down to training every week.

Since our founding in 2011, consistently fielding two sides has always been the Dukes’ medium-term growth goal. A second side provides opportunities for our newer and developing players to get plenty of game time, and creates competition for selection in the firsts. It also creates opportunities for our increasing network of old boys, who may be unable to commit to training and playing every week. We’d love to see you down for a run as often as you can make it.

So consider this a call to arms – turnout has been great so far this season, but we really need to push to put on a second side more often than not. To anyone that hasn’t made it down so far this year, especially our old boys and semi-retired players, we’d love to see you down soon.

Round 1 is this Saturday 22nd April – a home game vs Menai at Booralee Park, Botany. If you’re keen for a run make sure you let us know – send us a message or contact our coach AJ directly.

We look forward to contesting the Jeffrey and Noice Cups in 2017.

Training kicks off this Wednesday

Big thumbs up to the boys that showed up for some 40°C touch footy on Saturday – training this Wednesday will be a much cooler 20°.

See you 6pm @ Perry Park, Alexandria for our first proper training session of the year, joined by our new Head Coach!

From next week training will be same time, same place but on Tuesday and Thursday.

Pre-Season Training is Here!

All new and returning players are invited to our pre-season launch this Saturday for some touch rugby and a few beers. Kicking off from 3pm at Booralee Park, Botany, make sure you RSVP to our facebook event here.

Pre-season training will commence 6pm next Wednesday night (15th February) at Perry Park, Alexandria and then move to two nights a week (Tuesday and Thursday) the week after. Check our training page for all the info.

See you there! #parabellum #dukes2017

 

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