ST IVES RUGBY CLUB – 60+ years of Glorious Rugby

It all began in April 1956 when “a motley team of 12 year olds trooped onto the field to inaugurate the Saints tradition”. At this time, St Ives was still a largely rural community made up of market gardens and orchards. Since then, an extraordinary number of players, volunteers and supporters have worn the club colours with pride.

After club restructuring in 2018, A cohort of old boys revelled to form an old boys association. This union is focused on maintaining the club’s long history, reuniting old friendships and fostering important rugby programs.

Keep up to date, share the magnificent past  and collaborate for a prosperous future


Connect with the old boys group or share some history or photos.

Please contact the Old Boys Assoc or share on the Old Boys FaceBook page.


CLUB LINKS

 

Northern Saints Rugby
St Ives Junior Rugby TeamApp

SAINTS RUGBY – The Spirit of Rugby Lives here
Mighty U5’s – Minis – Juniors – Girls & Womens – Colts & SeniorsOld Boys & Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies


Fun, Friendship, Fraternity

For those still kicking and looking to play Golden Oldies, St Ives Rugby Club is looking to form a team in the near future.

If you would like to express interest in Golden Oldies or touch footy contact;

Dave Rodwell – president@stivesrugby.com.au

More Golden Oldies info here – https://www.govsl.com


Over 35’s Rules

The spirit of “Golden Oldies” is epitomised in the motto of “Fun, Friendship, Fraternity”.

This international motto is the central theme of every Golden Oldies game.

All players must be correctly attired for Golden Oldies Rugby at all times including footwear (low profile studs or grass sport shoes) and mouthguard.

These rules do not permit offside play, over-vigorous play, unsportsmanlike behaviour and have been designed to increase the enjoyment of the game while minimising the chances of injury.

The normal laws of rugby as per the International Rugby Board (IRB) shall apply with the following law variations (unless varied by mutual agreement between teams and officials):

  • Players must be 35 years of age or older.
  • The game shall be 3 x 20 minute periods or as determined by mutual agreement.
  • All 8 forwards must remain bound in the scrum until the ball has been cleared.
  • The half back must not follow the ball around the scrum.
  • There must be NO pressure scrummaging.
  • There shall be NO striking against the head by the hookers.
  • From a penalty there shall be no quick tap & all players shall retire 10 metres.
  • Players may kick the ball only in their own 22.
  • In line-outs all 8 forwards must take part.
  • Teams scoring a try shall restart the game by kicking the ball to the non-scoring team.
  • Substitution of any player is permitted at any time and a player substituted may return to the game at any time.
  • Players must observe the offside rule, particularly that of remaining behind the hindmost foot at rucks and mauls, 5M at scrums and a minimum of 10 metres at line-outs.

 

Coloured Shorts
All players are to observe the restrictions on tackling “older” players. These are identified by coloured shorts.

  • Up to 59 years: Club shorts
  • 60-64 years: Red shorts – can be claimed but not to be tackled
  • 65-69 years: Gold shorts – not to be tackled
  • 70-84 years: Purple shorts – not to be tackled
  • 85+ years: Special shorts (will be provided by the club) – not to be tackled or any player, who through medical or physical conditions, does not want to be tackled.

 

Claiming
“Claiming” (wrap-around) can best be described using this example.
The player with the ball (a wearer of red shorts) cannot be tackled but can be claimed or held by wrapping ones arms around his body to prevent further forward movement, but they must not be thrown to the ground and they must be able to free the ball to play it. In other words, you can hold them (or ‘hug’ them gently) but do not tackle them.

The defender can stand in front of the player with the ball (the red shorts player) with outstretched arms to prevent further forward movement, again allowing the player to play the ball.


CLUB LINKS

 

Northern Saints Rugby
St Ives Junior Rugby TeamApp

SAINTS RUGBY – The Spirit of Rugby Lives here
Mighty U5’s – Minis – Juniors – Girls & Womens – Colts & SeniorsOld Boys & Golden Oldies

OLD BOYS CONTACTS

Steven Frankland  – sfrankland@optusnet.com.au

Andrew Gilmore – andrew.gilmore@ksgroup.com.au

Ross Norton – rossnorton2106@outlook.com

Please complete this form for any general enquires

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Old Boys Re-union 2018


Robbo, Baz and Birdy


CLUB LINKS

 

Northern Saints Rugby
St Ives Junior Rugby TeamApp

SAINTS RUGBY – The Spirit of Rugby Lives here
Mighty U5’s – Minis – Juniors – Girls & Womens – Colts & SeniorsOld Boys & Golden Oldies

It all began in April 1956 when “a motley team of 12 year olds trooped onto the field to inaugurate the Saints tradition”.

At this time, St Ives was still a largely rural community made up of market gardens and orchards. Since then, an extraordinary number of players, volunteers and supporters have worn the club colours with pride.


This page is being built… A link to access archive of photos will be available soon.

If you would like to share some old photos or history please contact the Saints Old Boys or join their FaceBook page.


Check out these great photos.

1963 Reserve Grade Premiers


1973 Barraclough Cup Premiers


1975 under 16s NZ Tour


1979 Burke Cup Premiers


1993 Barraclough Cup Premiers


2001 Premiers


2009 Stockdale Cup Premiers


2015 Barraclough Cup Team


ST IVES RUGBY CLUB – 60 years of Glorious Rugby

This page is being built. It will house a data base of results and statistics.

If you would like to connect with the Saints Old Boys you can join their FaceBook group here.

Honour Roll & Life Members


For over 60 years, there are many that have contributed to this great rugby football club.

And for many the Hassall Park Clubhouse has been a labour of love. Some gave much more than the norm.

This page honours those that have taken on the massive responsibility of administering the club and those that have been granted life membership at St Ives Rugby Football Club.


CLUB LINKS

 

Northern Saints Rugby
St Ives Junior Rugby TeamApp

SAINTS RUGBY – The Spirit of Rugby Lives here
Mighty U5’s – Minis – Juniors – Girls & Womens – Colts & SeniorsOld Boys & Golden Oldies