Volunteer

AURugby Volunteers are part of something bigger than the individual. Community clubs run on volunteers and a growing club like AURugby needs more than most.
Below is a list of some of our brilliant volunteers and their stories.
If you’d like to join them in helping build our club, please send an email to info@aurugby.com.au
AURugby like the sport itself, has a place for everyone!


Kate:

‘My family came to AURugby because our son Charlie was invited to come and try a new sport. We had never even thought about him playing Rugby Union but as he had just turned 5 and had no other sport we thought – “why not?”

The club made our whole family feel very welcome from the very first training. The coaches are 110% committed to the kids and making sure they have the training they need to play a skilled, fun and safe game. After the second training, Charlie was hooked.

I volunteer at AURugby because I don’t think you should just ‘show up’; if everyone did that, there would be no club. You get to meet new people, make new friends. and get to have input into what goes on. I also think children get a kick out of seeing their parents help- I think it teaches kids about responsibility and community.
I’m on the junior committee, work on the bar at home games and trainings, help with the BBQ, answer lots of questions from parents and generally do what ever needs to be done. Even my oldest daughter, Georgia, helps out!
This is Charlie’s 4th year and we stay at AURugby because he is part of a great group of kids. Our youngest son, Finn will join the Under-7s next year too, so watch out!’


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Janice:

‘In 2004, my husband Trevor and I drove down Crafers Way into Adelaide to begin our new life.
Among our worries was how were we going to find a new community to join. We were both retired and it is hard to make friends without the framework of work. We did have one cunning plan though; we were both rugby nuts, and we both knew that grass-roots club rugby is always a community and always needs volunteers. After a small false start, we found AURugby and the rest is history.

The Club needed a Secretary in 2005, and we volunteered. We had so much fun. We were Secretary, Registrar, Newsletter Editor, Video Recorder and Match Reporter.

We became part of the club, and got to know know players and volunteers from all walks of life, all continents, all ages. We enjoy hearing about ex-members as they make their way through life. It’s all a part of the rich tapestry that is a Rugby Club with a history and a future.

Volunteering is a funny beast. Sometimes the volunteer is a giver of time, energy, expertise and support. But on the other hand the volunteer gets at least as much as the organisation – probably more – because he or she becomes part of the family. Trevor and I have always appreciated the support and the friendliness that is such an important part of AURugby. …and they clearly appreciate us; the Club awarded us life-membership in 2014!’


Riley:

‘I joined AURugby in 2009. I wanted to try something new and after seeing Rugby Union on Fox Sports I thought it would be fun. I’ve played for AURugby for six years now in a whole range of positions. I get lots of game time and opportunities.

In the last two years I’ve followed in my Dad’s footsteps and become a volunteer referee.
I like doing it because I want to understand the game better and because it makes me a better player. I also want to help the young kids learn the game too and having a good ref really helps.

Playing and volunteering for AURugby has been fun. I’ve met loads of great people and learned a lot.’


Matt:

‘I joined the club as a player after deciding retirement was really boring and allowed far too much time for odd jobs around the house on weekends.
In 2014 an opportunity came up to coach the first XV and I have assisted the senior grades in various roles ever since.

I love the game mostly for the people I have met along the way and I feel very honored to be involved with the oldest club in the state.
My time as a player will likely end in the next few seasons but I hope to be involved at the club for many more years to come.’


We value all of our volunteers.
If you’d like to join them in helping build our club, please send an email to info@aurugby.com.au