Welcome to the Dukeman’s Desktop! Dukeman will be aiming to send an update out at least the first week of each month so keep an eye out to stay in touch with the club’s happenings for everything and anything related to Dukes Rugby.
Earlier this year, the 2019 committee was nominated with 9 members being elected. This year the committee will be lead by the Iain Meiklejohn (President), James Schulz (Vice President), Phil Hughes (Treasurer) and Vlad Yershov (Secretary). They will be supported by a general committee consisting of Aaron Smith, Alex Schulz, Corey Mangan, Andrew “AJ” Johnson and Jono Row.
At this stage of the year, the committee is working away behind the scenes to get the club running smoothly heading into 2019 while our players are resting up to get ready and attack the preseason sessions after the New Year. While there is no set date yet, the club is aiming for a mid-late January preseason start including fitness, strength and conditioning training while also incorporating skills and game situations to get players ready for the season proper.
Rolling into 2019 will also see plenty of action off the field with a Bowls Day set to take place at South Coogee Bowling Club in Jan/Feb to get the band back together as well as introduce the new players and supporters to the Dukes. Also make sure you keep watching this space as the boys are set to take on the Sydney Sevens (01/02/19 – 03/02/19), a group of supporters will be heading out to Spotless Stadium (Homebush) to join in the festivities and support the Aussie Sevens sides.
Finally, Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year period to all and we hope to see you all at a Dukes event soon to catch up!
Cheers and Beers,