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Australian Schools Rugby News : August 2012
16 The LATe Dr Syd Sugerman was for many years medical officer for the Wallabies, the ASRU and NSW Schools Rugby Union teams. Dr Syd Sugerman was honorary Doctor to the senior Australian team on its tour to Argentina in 1979 and was joint Medical Advisor to the ARU and team honorary Doctor in 1983 and 1984. in 1984 he was with the team in Fiji and later that year in the UK and ireland when they won the Grand Slam. he was also honorary Medical Adviser to the Australian Schools Rugby Union from 1980–1984. he was particularly well known as a supporter and medical specialist to various groups and teams of schoolboys in the Sydney area. he died on 12/1/1985. After his death the Committee of the ASRU unanimously agreed to honour Doctor Syd Sugerman’s contribution to schoolboy rugby by making this award to a member of each team at the Championships. The Southport School created championship history with three of their students being presented this most prestigious award. Walter thane from the Lloyd McDermott team, Ben tarr from Queensland ii and Luke Papworth from Combined States were recipients of the Syd Sugerman Awards for their respective teams. Three Syd Sugerman Awards to one school ACt Jordan Place Marist College, Pearce LMRDt Walter thane The Southport School NSW I Mitchell Whiteley St ignatius’ College NSW II Lalakai Foketi The Kings School Nt Ryan McMurray Casuarina Senior College QLD I Braeden hood Brisbane Boys’ College QLD II Ben tarr The Southport School CS Luke Papworth The Southport School SA Lachlan Riley St Peters College VIC Brendan Westwey haileybury Secondary College tAS Latif Ucdereli Scotch Oakburn College WA hayden Anderson Aranmore College awarDs 15 PASt Australian Schoolboys Matthew Burke and Damien Fitzpatrick, along with Foundation Board member Guy Reynolds, and supported by several Macquarie bank staff residing in Canada and the US, held rugby camps across Ontario in May of this year. Six camps were held each day with 50 to 100 children attending each session from local school including Abbey Park, Maple Grove and Oakville. On the final day there was a coaching clinic for coaches involving thirty coaches from across the region attending at the Crusaders Rugby Club in Oakville. Specialist skill sessions were conducted with the representative Under 19 squad. Damian 1994 SAW the inauguration of two awards in memory of two of Schools Rugby’s greatest supporters and benefactors in Australia. Merv Allen was President of the Australian Schools’ Rugby Union when he died. Prior to this he was President of the NSW Schools Rugby Union, NSW Combined high Schools and held many other posts in Schools Rugby and sports generally. Both Merv and his wife iris, who has also since died, were long term and generous supporters of Schools Rugby. This award is presented to indivisuals who have made a significant contribution to schools rugby. At the Novotel Championships at St ignatius’ College two individuals were announced as the 2012 recipients of this prestigious award: GRAEME DEDRICk – New South Wales Graeme is the Senior School Sports Master at The Scots College, Bellevue hill, Sydney; where he has worked since 1996. his teaching area is Physical education and was also an Assistant housemaster in the College’s boarding house for fourteen years. Prior to his time at The Scots College, Graeme taught at Brisbane Grammar for fifteen years. in addition to his professional teaching career, Graeme has demonstrated a passion for sport and in particular, coaching and managing at all levels of the game. his resume attests to the reasons why he is such a worthy recipient of this award in 2012: Over thirty years of schoolboy rugby coaching at all age group levels: NSWSRU Committee 2000–2005 NSWSRU Vice President 2006–Present NSWSRU Delegate to the ASRU 2006–Present NSWSRU Selector 2001–Present NSWSRU Chair of Selectors 2008–2011 NSWSRU 1st XV Assistant Coach 2000–2004 (3 National Championship wins) NSWSRU 1st XV Coach 2005–2006 (1 National Championship win) ASRU Development Team Manager 2001 ASRU Australia A Manager 2002–2005 ASRU Team Manager 2006–2009 EMA YANDALL – Victoria ema Yandall from Victoria who has dedicated over 20 years to youth rugby in Victoria and in particular over 10 years with the Victorian Schools’ Rugby Union. ema who originates from Tonga joined the youth section of local Box hill Rugby Club in 1989 and seemingly has done every job known in rugby from club committee and state committee and is even currently a member of the Board of the Victorian Rugby Union. ema was a volunteer at the Bendigo Youth Commonwealth Games rugby, The Melbourne Commonwealth Games rugby and the Rugby World Cup and ever Test Match for over a decade Previously ema has humbly accepted the accolades of club volunteer awards, state volunteer awards and was Victoria’s entrant in the National Volunteer Ward in 2006. in 2000 she received the Australian Sports Award Medallion from the Prime Minister and Governor General. in terms of the representative schools team ema was for many years the Manager of the VRU U18 team (from 1992) which toured extensively each year ( incl. interstate, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand) but when the VSRU invited the VRU/ VJRU U18 to amalgamate to represent Victoria at the Australian Schools Championships she readily accepted the appointment as Manager. A position she has done with extraordinary success, style and professionalism ever since 2002. After 10 years as Victoria’s Manager she is sought by every new manager for other states to learn the ropes – which she generously gives of her experience. ema is much loved in every corner of the Australian rugby family and we congratulate her on this well deserved award. Merv & Iris Allen Award CANADIAN COACHING CLINICS Fitzpatrick and Matthew Burke also attended a hard fought semi-final between St Michaels and the Crescent School, presenting ASRU badges to the winning team. Guy Reynolds hosted an Australian style barbeque night for 100 local businesses at the offices of Velocity trade in toronto. $75000 was raised for gear grants for junior rugby in the Ontario region. Velocity trade will also be the gear sponsor for the touring tongan team to Australia. the trip was highly successful, complimenting the current wave of enthusiasm for rugby in Canada. each participant received Australian Schools balls, boot bags and badges. each school was presented signed waratah and wallaby jerseys. n thanks to Macquarie Sports, Velocity trade, Ontario Rugby, Scott Yarrow at Xstrata Mining, Canada Rugby