Weekly Newsletter

BUMPER NEWSLETTER, PLEASE READ! Carnival, AGM, photos, Presentation day and more.

Stephen Moore visiting THIS FRIDAY!

With thanks to BMW for sponsoring the visit, we have Stephen Moore from the Wallabies and Reds visiting us from 6pm to 8:30pm on Friday 3rd August. Note that this date has changed from the previously advertised date. Stephen will train with some of the teams and take autographs before he leaves.

In the photo here, Brett (our president) and Tom (our secretary) joined Stephen Moore to celebrate with Anthony Alafaci (BMW) the 10-year jubilee of Westside BMW. Westside BMW, with General Manager Anthony Alafaci, is a major sponsor of Kenmore Junior Rugby. Westside BMW is also supporting Yourtown, Australia’s leading youth support charity that also runs KidsHelpline. As a gesture of its appreciation for Westside BMW’s support, Kenmore Rugby Club is donating personal care products to assist disadvantaged young adults prepare for entry into the workplace. Please show your support by helping to fill the orange bags in the Rugby Club.

Stephen Moore has previously visited Kenmore – we’re sure you’ll get some photos with him like this one. Please make sure you’re wearing your BMW training t-shirts for promotional photos!





Special reminders

Folks, we know that the vast majority of are you already great at this, but please everyone can you tidy up after yourselves on training nights. We love to see you all socialising but leaving your bottles around when there are bins right next to your tables is unfair on all the volunteers who run the club and have to clean up after everyone has left.

Secondly – please DO NOT take alcohol on to the fields at any time. The club’s liquor licence only allows drinks on the club patio. Thank you for your co-operation!


Kenmore Centenary Bears

Junior Rugby Carnival 2018

Under 6 – Under 9

Standard BJRU rules will apply and each team is guaranteed three games of 15 minute halves.

Kenmore Centenary Bears Home Ground – Cubberla Creek

Saturday, 1 September, 2018

8.15am to 12.10pm – U6 & U7, *U8/U9

12.25pm to 3.30pm – U8 & U9

$15.00 per player**

BRING: Mouthguard, Drink Bottle, Hat and Sun Screen, Referee & Touch Judge

Each player will receive a Medal of participation.

Medics will be provided. The Canteen, snow cones, coffee cart and BBQ will be available.

The Registration Form is attached (one per team). All teams must be registered prior to the carnival. Places are limited and fill in fast. A first-in paid policy will apply.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE Friday 17 August, 2018 (or earlier if filled)


Register your normal Saturday team or put together a “Barbarians” Club side for the day.

2016 included 15 x U6 teams; 20 x U7 teams;20 x U8 teams; 26 x U9 teams (with wait lists)

2017 included 12 x U6 teams; 14 x U7 teams;15 x U8 teams; 17 x U9 teams (with wait lists)

All players must be currently registered with the BJRU.

For further information contact: Jenny Edwards carnival@kenmorerugby.com.au; 0468 677 402

** insurance extras are unlikely though may apply

* U8/9 must nominate preference for morning games. Morning games are dependent on field availability

Application forms for the carnival can be found here Kenmore Bears Junior Rugby Carnival 2018 – Invitation

Club Team Photos Friday 10th and 17th

Enquires: email secretary@kenmorerugby.com.au

Please be present on the clubhouse forecourt immediately prior to your designated time-slot for managers to marshal kids efficiently and to give adequate time to the photographer to compose your team photograph.

Friday 10th Timetable

5:35 Cubs
5:50 U6 Gold
6:00 U6 Harlequin
6:10 U7 Gold
6:20 U7 Harlequin
6:30 U7 Brown
6:40 U8 Gold
6:50 U8 Maroon
7:00 U8 White
7:10 U8 Brown
7:20 U8 Harlequin
7:30 U9 Gold
7:40 U9 Harlequin
7:50 U9 Brown

Friday 17th Timetable

5:40 U10 Gold
5:50 U10 White
6:00 U10 Brown
6:10 U10 Harlequin
6:20 U11 Red
6:30 U11 Gold
6:40 U12 Red
6:50 U13 Red

Reminders and Regulars

All Parents Please do not “drop and go” your children, you must be present during training. We also request that parents stay off the fields during Friday night training (except Cubs & U6). 

Training equipment Please do not leave tackle pads etc unattended. Children are not to play with the equipment unless supervised by a coach.

No alcohol on the fields Please be aware that Kenmore Bears alcohol licence does not allow alcohol to be taken outside of the Clubhouse precinct. Do not take alcohol on the fields, or in the playground areas.

BBQ Duties

5:20pm – 6:30pmU9 Gold     6:25pm – 7:40pmU11 Red

Annual General Meeting

Currently scheduled for August 27th. Call for nominations for VP Saturday, VP Sunday, Canteen Manager. Everyone at the club is welcome and encouraged to attend, as important decisions about the club’s future are confirmed in this meeting.

The committee is very keen to talk to anyone who has considered volunteering time to assist in the operations of the club.  If you are interested in taking on a role, please talk to Brett Eldred our humble president on a Friday training night. And if you’re not interested you should talk to him anyway, he’s a nice guy.

Long Service Trophies

Team Managers, reminder to submit team names and any long service for players (5, 8 or 10 yrs, not including Cubs) to Bec or Tom ASAP.

Presentation Day

This year Presentation Day will be on Saturday 8th September, from 3pm ending with Fireworks at sunset.


Thank you to everyone who returned their filled bags last Friday. If you have bags to bring on Friday, please bring them down, as we will be using our guest visitor for a photo opportunity with all the bags and a BMW car.

Canteen (and volunteers needed)

This Friday night the usual canteen fare will be available, including the hand-made pizzas, hot chips, calamari, and of course the barbecue is running as normal.

If you use the canteen, please consider volunteering to help serve. We need people on Friday nights, and Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Queensland 7s Team Management Positions

QLD Rugby Union is currently accepting applications for team management positions for the below Queensland 7’s teams.

Senior State Teams
· Queensland Men’s – Red
· Queensland Men’s – White

Youth State Teams
· Queensland Youth Boys – Red
· Queensland Youth Boys – White
· Queensland Youth Girls – Red
· Queensland Youth Girls – White

These teams will participate in the National 7’s Championships (Men and Women’s, Youth Boys and Girls) in December this year:
National 7’s Championships (Men’s, Youth Boys and Youth Girls)– Ballymore – 6th to 9th December
Anyone who is interested in applying for a team management position for one of these teams must complete the application form at the link below prior to the closing date of Friday 17th August 2018.

Application Form Link – https://form.jotform.co/82109343131850

If you have any questions at all regarding the Queensland 7’s program, please contact:

Lachlan Parkinson High Performance Manager – Sevens
Queensland Rugby Union

P: +61 7 3354 9323 M: +61 428 958 487