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Welcome                                                                            October 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is well underway in England, meaning some strange sleeping habits for anyone who wants to watch the games live. The Australian Wallabies have won their first two pool games and having done pretty well in the previous two World Cups held in the UK (they've won both) interest in who will be crowned 2015 RWC champions is rising.

Closer to home, there is plenty of rugby coming up over the coming weeks with the 7s season kicking off for both juniors and seniors. We also have the AGM on Sunday 18 October and we encourage all interested club members to come along and have a say in the future of the club.

Ben Blyton
Club President

Summer of Sevens

The Summer of Sevens is a new seven-week 7s tournament being run by the NTRU from 17 October through to 28 November. Clubs will take turns to hold each round at their home ground, with the final round being held at Rugby Park by the NTRU. For furthur details, click here.

At this stage the Palmerston Crocs have entered a team in all four categories of the competition. These teams and their coaches are:
  • Senior Men - coached by Brock Evans
  • Under 17 Boys - coached by Brendan Cathcart
  • Senior Women - coached by Chloe Dray and Drew Weaver
  • Under 16 Girls - coached by Chloe Dray and Drew Weaver
The assistant coaches are Jamie Akers and Lenny Holt and the team manager for all teams is Alan Babbs.

All the best to all teams!!
SoS training
Juniors 7s
Palmerston Crocs Junior 7s Tournament

The Palmerston Crocs Junior 7s Tournament kicks off next week. Training will be held on Tuesdays at the usual time of 5.15 - 6.00/6.15 and games will be on the Fridays from 6pm onwards depending on draw.

To assist in preparing the draw, it would be great it current players could text their team manager (or email the club) to confirm if they're playing.  New players are also very welcome and training this coming Tuesday will double as a come-and-try and sign-on session for new players.

Many thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to help out.  If you would like to help in some way just let us know on Tuesday at the sign-on table.

Looking forward to a big week back next week!


Eagles Tribute Show: Saturday 10 October
The NTRU have provided all clubs with a fundraising opportunity - sell 135 tickets to the Eagles Tribute Show being held at Rugby Park on Saturday 10 October and the club will receive $1000.  If you're interested, drop into the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 5pm or Thursdays from 6pm to purchase your ticket/s

Bunnings BBQs: Sunday 11 October
Palmerston will be running it's fifth and final Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 11 October. Our NT U12s and their parents will be volunteering at this shift, so drop by and say hello if you're in the area.

PRUC Annual General Meeting - Sunday 18 October
The AGM is fast approaching.  We encourage all interested club members, from both the junior and senior arms of the club, to attend the AGM,  We also invite nominations from club members interested in joining the committee.

2015 Cambodia Rugby Tour: Thursday 29 October - Wednesday 4 November
There are still some places available on the Cambodia Tour. If you would like to go, please get in touch with tour organiser Drew Weaver on 0438 712 375 as soon as possible.
NT U12s
Mitchell Brady and Wiremu Taurima

All the best to Mitchell and Wiremu who will be representing the NT in the NSWPSSA National Rugby Union Carnival this weekend. It will be a fantastic experience for the boys, who will play against state representative teams from SA, NSW, ACT and Victoria.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Watch Tawera Kerr-Barlow as he talks about the All Blacks hitting Cardiff for the first time during Rugby World Cup 2015.
Mal Leach
Mal Leach

It was a special day at the clubhouse last Sunday 20 September when the family and friends of Mal Leach got together to spend time with Mal, who is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. Mal is a long-term Territorian (50+ years) and a Life Member of the Palmerston Crocs whose involvement with the club extends back to the early ’80s. It’s been a pretty difficult time for Mal and his family lately, but the informal get together on the Sunday (along with having the new beer garden at the clubhouse named in his honour) made it a very memorable day for Mal and everyone who knows him.
(This article also appeared on Facebook)

Rugby World Cup 2003

Palmerston Crocs on tour during the 2003 Rugby World Cup which was held in Australia that year. There were so many club members travelling to the games that the club made up special edition half-and-half jerseys that were worn everywhere. They were an immediate talking point, and the added bonus was that the distinctive design made it very easy to spot club members in a crowded pub or stadium!

The Palmerston Crocs would not survive without the valued support of our generous sponsors. Please support these sponsors where possible - for more information about each business, click on their logo below.




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