Presidents Club Update

From the Presidents Desk

Just a quick up date with what we have been doing since the
end of the season, and what’s happening early into 2013.

Subbies Presentation Evening
The Dukes were well represented at the Subbies presentation evening with Dennis Lee up for Meldrum player of the year.  Unfortunately he didn’t come home with the cash, but there is next season to go one step further

Alexandria DukesRFC  Presentation Evening 
The Dukes 1st Presentation Evening was on 3rd
November and the award winners for the Inaugural Season were:

Dennis Lee – Best Back and Arthur Wellesley Shield winner
  •  Best Forward – Paul Jones
  • Best Back – Dennis Lee
  • Coaches Award – Matthew Dench
  • IDH Shield – Dennis Lee
  • Players Player – Tom O’Connor
  • Rookie of the Year – Corey Mangan
  • Kevin Addison – Club Person of the Year
  • Arthur Wellesley Shield – Player of the year – Dennis Lee

It was a good first season, and next year we will be bigger and stronger.  

Tom O’Connor – Player Player

Paul Jones – Best Forward
Ralph Folk after winning the Auction
Matthew Dench – Coaches award

Corey Mangan – Rookie of the Year
Kevin Addison – Club Person of the Year

Touch footy starts this
Wednesday @ 6pm down at Alexandria Park. 
Then followed by Trivia at the Duke where the $50 members draw will also
take place.

AGM was on 17th November and the election of the new
committee was completed.  The committee
added 2 new members:
  • Tom O’Connor: who I will be handling our ongoing media and
  • Corey Mangan: who has come onto the general committee, but
    has put his hand up to be the gear steward;

General Meeting
The first general meeting of the new committee passed the
new memberships and the inclusion of a “handle club” to occur at the IDH.
Also the following events have been confirmed for the end of 2012 and into
2013 are:
Every week


  • Pre-Season Training will start on Tuesday 8th January and
    will be on every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pmuntil the season starts;
  • Barefoot bowls at Alexandria Bowls club;


  • Bunning’s Mascot BBQ 17th February
  • Hybrid Rugby game between the Dukes and Moorebank Rugby
    League, under lights on Saturday 23rd February @ Hammondville Oval;

  • First Trial away on Saturday 9th March;
  • 2nd Trial and Season Launch 16th March;
  • 3rd Trial – TBA – 23rd March;

  • 1st Competition Game – 6th April 2013;
  • ANZAC Day – 25th April @ the IDH

Finally, Tovey Junior
will be here within a few weeks, so I may be a bit scarce before the Christmas
period.  If I don’t see you I wish you
and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope to see
you down at a Dukes event sometime early in the New Year.


Phillip Tovey |
Alexandria Dukes RFC | President|
220 Botany Road,
Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia
W: +61 9234 8291 |
M: +61 450 200 638 | F: +61 9234 8291

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