Member for North Sydney Thank you Mr Deputy Speaker Rugby Union has a proud history in my electorate
and one of the oldest Clubs on the north shore – indeed in Australia – is the Hunters
Hill Rugby Club. The “Hillies”, as they are better known,
have been playing Rugby since 1892. 2019 has been an exceptional year for the
Club and I want to pay tribute to all the players, coaches and volunteers who have contributed
to the Club’s success. This year the Hilllies came second in the
Suburban Rugby Club Championship with all four of the Senior Men’s grades contesting
the Grand Finals. The Fourth and Second Grade teams took out
their premierships with the First and Third Grade teams going down in very tough deciders. I joined supporters for the First Grade match
for what was an exciting game, with only one point in the final result. In junior rugby, the club won three of the
four grand finals it contested. I want to particularly acknowledge the Club
for its development of women’s rugby. In only their third year, the Hunters Hill
Women’s Rugby team were crowned second division champions, which points to their successful
growth. Clubs like Hunters Hill rely on the support
of their volunteers and I acknowledge the incredible work of Board President, Andrew
Skelly, Seniors Chairman, Luke McCormack, Women’s Rugby Chair, Lauren Salmon, Juniors
Chairman, Adam Latham and all their respective committees. 2020 will be an even bigger year for the Club,
with the commencement of the long awaited Boronia Park Community Facility, which is
being supported by a $500,000 grant from the federal government which I helped to secure. I congratulate the Club on what has been a
great year.

Hunters Hill Rugby Club
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