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November 2011

THE LIONS ROAR

HORBSBY RUGBY CLUB
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WELCOME TO THE LIONS ROAR!
Welcome to the first edition of the Lions Roar. As we move away from 2011 and towards our 50th Anniversary as a rugby club there is a lot of behind the scenes movements. A new committee is working hard to try and improve all aspects of the club. Our new committee consists of the following people, all of whom are willing to be contacted and approached to hear about new ideas and any issues that you may have. Committee members include: Tristan Jones, Dave White, Ian Crothers, Tony Hannay, Shane Mutch, Marty Harris, Adam Perring, Carl Bylsma, Adam Craven, Leslie Read and Gary Millhouse A separate 50th anniversary committee consists of Ross Storey, Murray Kier and Lindsay Cooke. These two committees have regularly been meeting to plan out what is a big year for the club. It is official that we will be playing in 3rd division of the Suburban competition. Whilst some may see this as a backward step, it actually gives us a chance to use it as a chance to rebuild and set some very clear goals. One of these goals is to make sure that we can promote a club that is enjoying its rugby both on and off the field. Our football sub committee is actively looking to fill the 1st grade coaching position and we are hopeful of being able to confirm all coaching positions before Christmas. Our sponsorship committee has re written a sponsors proposal and this is being promoted through the business community. Could I please ask you to look at the attached proposal and feel free to promote it to any contacts that you may have. See page 5 for more Information. Functions The first of these will be the annual Centurions and supporters evening. This will be held at the Hornsby Inn on Friday 4th November. With over 60 people already attending, the evening promises to be good chance to start discussions around the Team of the Decades which will be announced at next year’s Gala Ball.

If not, why not!

A sponsors and supporters Golf Day will be held at Asquith Golf Club on Friday 24th February 2012. Teams of four will pay $400 which will include golf and a two course dinner. Options of just attending the dinner will be available so that partners can join the evening presentation. For more information contact Adam Perring via email at adam.perring@gmail.com Other planned events will include the Warner vs Hudson Cricket game, Season launch, Back to Hornsby Day, Ladies day and Gala Ball. Whilst these are traditional events on the calendar it is hoped that the playing group can deliver some of their own social events on a Saturday night. The committee is very keen to hear from the players on what type of nights they want.

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Merchandise Our new 50th anniversary logo has been designed by Tony Hannay and is a symbol of the senior and junior club working together. This logo is the feature of our merchandise stock that we will be looking at selling both before and during the season. Merchandise available includes a new club hoodie, polo shirt, hat, commemorative wine, stubby holder, key ring, sticker. Full details to purchase these will follow in future newsletters however some samples can be seen below. Prices Hoodie $50 Shirt $35 Cap $15 Wine (red or white) $15 per bottle / $160 a doz / $80 for 1/2 Stubbie holder $8

New partnerships In a change of focus from years gone by the Rugby club is looking to build a relationship with Northern District Cricket club. As joint occupiers of Waitara oval it is important that we look at ways that we can improve the facility to the members that use it. This is why the Rugby club has joined with the cricketers to apply for the state government community grants as an opportunity to improve the facilities at the ground. Further to this partnership the cricket club has extended an invitation to all rugby club members to attend the re naming of Waitara oval to Mark Taylor oval. This is on Sunday 6th November starting from 12.00pm where there will be BBQ lunch two games of 20/20 cricket and the official re naming. Please refer to the flyer below for more information.

NORTHERN DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB

Invitation to the

Opening of “Mark Taylor Oval”
And “Back to Waitara” Day
Sunday November 6th 2011
DOUBLE HEADER T20’s: 10.00am: PG’s U/21’s 12noon: Lunch + 1pm: Official Ceremony 2.30pm: 1st Grade BE PART OF HISTORY Support ND’s! Mingle with Legends! Family day Kids Entertainment In2Cricket Cricket Signings

RSVP by 21ST OCT

mike.langford@northerndistrictcricket.com.au PH: 0414 781291 graham.gorrie@northerndistrictcricket.com.au PH: 0408 299032

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PRESENTATION NIGHT 2011
For a year that was disappointing on the field it was great to enjoy a wonderful evening at the presentation night. It was a good to see a turn out from all grades and will be looking for everyones continued support throughout this years other events. The following people were the recipients of awards. Congratulations to all players, WAGS and supporters for their support in 2011. Services to the Club – David Dixon Presidents award – Ian Crothers Lioness of the year – Leslie Read Double Centurions – Wehi Wright and Cameron Ferrier 700 Centurion – Glenn Marks Encouragement Award – Chris Kramer Colts Most Improved – Lee Gibb Grade Most Improved – Wayde Smith Colt Rookie of the Year - Kevin Godfrey Grade Rookie of the Year – Carl Bylsma Most Consistent Grade Player – Harry Morton Colts Best and Fairest – James Garnett 4th Grade Best and Fairest – Anthony Wourtesz 3rd Grade Best and Fairest – Murray Liston 2nd Grade Best and Fairest – Andy Boyd 1st Grade Best and Fairest – Jack Rabone Clubman of the Year - Tony Hannay

Like to see your companies name next to one one of these awards for 2012? Talk to our sponsorship committee about team or position sponsorship today!

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Our Sponsors
The Hornsby Inn is conveniently located in the centre of Hornsby with easy access to Hornsby train station and other local transport. There facilities include 4 bars, Function Room, a drive through bottle shop & an award winning bistro. The Inn is the Lions local watering-hole and after dusk members of The Pride can often be found relaxing at the Inn. Things aren't quite as relaxed during rugby season when The Lions gather to cheer on their favourite Super 15 team on the large screen TVs.

Not only does Aldridge have over 50 years experience in signaling and lighting applications but their diverse product range includes railway signals, floodlights from 500W to 3.5KW, minor road street lighting, LED and fibre optic signals, traffic control safety signs and much more. (02) 9807 7777 www.railsignal.com

Michael Ho-Shon from Hornsby Sports Physiotherapy has been the Club Physio for the Hornsby Lions for several years and is highly experienced in sports injuries.

Internet Fax :: Email to fax :: Fax to Email :: Virtual Receptionist :: Auto Call Transfers :: 1800 / 1300 numbers

02) 9476 2422 Level 1, 98 Balmoral St, HORNSBY, 2077 www.hornsbysportsphysio.com.au

1300 838 838 www.ozefax.com.au

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Sponsorship Opportunities for 2012
Platinum Club Sponsor - $10,000 • Sponsor's logo on rear of all players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement. • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Platinum Team Sponsor - First Grade Sponsor $10,000 • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime location at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement. • Optional - Individual position sponsor (sponsor your favourite position). • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Gold Club Sponsor - $5,000 • Sponsor's logo on players shorts, front features logo, rear your business name • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime location at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement. • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logos. • Invitation to clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Sleeve sponsor - $1100 • Sleeve advertising on one 1st Grade jersey • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime location at all home games – 9 per season. • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions.

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Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as advertisement/promotion space in the match day printed version. Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. Sponsorship of the corresponding Golf hole at the annual Golf day (signage, banners, giveaways etc all welcome) Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logos. Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque.

Silver Sponsor - Second Grade- $2500,00 • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement. • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Third Grade- $2,000 • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement. • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Fourth Grade - $1,500 • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque

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Colts - $2,000 • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version. • Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. • Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. • Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque Sevens sponsor -$1,500 (T.B.C) • We are proposing to enter 2 sides in 3 Sevens Tournaments throughout the 2012 season. Our sevens jersey is a short sleeve white jersey with Club colours. • Sponsor's logo on front of players' jerseys. • Club merchandise pack. • Lions in Business' webpage – Our very own web based business directory. • Banner – placed at prime locations at all home games – 9 per season. • Local HHH Radio/Paper advertisement • Annual report/Fixture handbook - Business logo/ advertisements/promotions. • Business logo/details to feature in the weekly e-newsletter, The Lions Roar, as well as half page advertisement/promotion in the match day printed version.

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Optional - Players training jersey can also display sponsor's logo. Invitation to all clubs social events – includes complementary tickets to events. Thank you Certificate/Sponsors plaque

New to the club in 2012 - ‘Lions In Business’ Special Introductory Offer - $150.00 for Two years. • Join the Pride’s very own Local and Sydney based business directory. • Add your business logo. • Business website link. • Business contact details. • Business description/special offers/promotions/events. If you are interested in discussing any of these packages or additional alternatives do not hesitate to contact our Sponsorship Committee. Marty Harris marty@baratech.com.au Adam Perring adam.perring@gmail.com Carl Bylsma carl_131@hotmail.com

Fitness Refresh
With a lazy off-season often the bane of everyones existence come January pre-season Rory has come up with a wonderful training program used by the US Marines for fitness. Wouldn't it be amazing if we all turned up to pre-season Marine fit! Oh what a dream! Muscle Group Arms Legs Quantity 30 Reps 20 Reps 20 Reps Arms Circuit Till Failure 5 x 30m 2 x 30m 2 x 30m 2 x 30m 2 x 30m 2 sets 2 sets Exercise Jumping jacks Burpies Close arm/diamond pushups 1 - 5 close hand pushups, 5 normal pushups, 5 wide arm pushups, 5 extreme wide arm pushups 2 - 5 close hand pushups, 5 normal pushups, 5 sit ups, 5 crunches 3 - Hold weight above body and do butterfly kicks to failure. Regular Pushups 30 meter shuttle sprints with 5 pushups at each side Lunges Double leg jump Double leg jump, walk hands out till your in plank then walk legs back in Deep Sumo Squats 25 Sit up, 25 right obliques, 25 left obliques, 30 seconds butterfly kick, 30 seconds plank 30 seconds side plank, 30 seconds side plank, 30 seconds plank, 30 seconds push up plank

Abs/Core

Aim to complete the circuit as fas a possible. Track your times and watch your improvements! Happy Training!

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RORY’S RUGBY RANT
The musings of a rugby mad lion. RUGBY WORLD CUP Well what a World Cup we have all been treated to in our off-season. Firstly let me congratulate New Zealand on their wonderful performance. They have been truly the best team in the world over the past 4 years and have long deserved another RWC title, even if they were not perhaps the best team on the night. So what have we learnt from the world cup this year leading forward to 2012 with another season of rugby around the corner? World Cup Final 1. Who would have thought Donald would become the accidental hero for the All Blacks? 2. The All Blacks No.10 spot suddenly seems to have a curse on it with Cruden going down as well. Apparently he will be ready for the Super 15 next year. 3. Will Richie become Sir Richie? 4. The French must have downed some Red Bull at half time as they came out as a   team possessed in the second stanza. Good on the French for wanting to move the ball, it was in stark contrast to their match the week before against the Welsh. The ABs looked a little spent from their win over Australia the week before. 5. Richie McCaw should have been wearing a French jersey because he spent most of his time on their side of the ruck (and off his feet) - Yes I know all the Kiwis will complain about this statement!!! 6. How good is Israel Dagg? If he keeps up performances like this he will become an All Black great. 7. SBW who?   3rd Place Playoff 1. A nice game to have in the lead up to the final if you are a rugby nut - the teams involved may not appreciate it 2. It was an entertaining game, but the Wallabies have paid the price for their bronze medal including injuries to Cooper, McCabe and Beale. The first two both looking to miss at least 6 months as a result. 3. Wales were a little flat, and like NZ, probably played their final the week before (with only 14 men to add to the fatigue) 4. It has been suggested by a number of people that Plate/ Bowl finals should also run in parallel with the knockout stages of the competition. This would give the smaller nations the opportunity to play more top flight teams. Finally a suggestion did the rounds about scrapping 3 v 4 and playing a Southern Hemisphere v Northern Hemisphere Barbarians match? Would make a great game I have to say!

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  Overall Tournament 1. Fantastic event hosted by New Zealand who said they could not pull it off? 2. Almost 1.5m people attended the matches (above predictions) 3. Record TV viewership in NZ and record breaking pay TV numbers in Australia. 15m French watched the final. Even 9m poms watched the Wales v France game. Nearly 65,000 Welsh fans showed up to Millennium Stadium to watch their team play the Semi Final.  Gates opened at 7:30am and alcohol was available from 9am - got to love the Welsh 4. The gap continues to narrow between Tier 1 and 2 nations. With more matches between the levels, the better these smaller teams will get   Tournament Awards 1. Best Team - The All Blacks - finally made the dream a reality 2. Most Improved Team - Definitely the Welsh. Very unlucky not make the final 3. 3) Most Disappointing Team - England (but not many people will be upset about that). The next most disappointing would be Ireland for not going on with it after beating Australia in the pool round 4. Best Tier 2 team - Well done to Georgia. It is amazing how well they compete given their playing numbers and lack of constant quality opposition. 5. Best Try - Well in the end I could not make a decision though 6. Best Team - refer to below from planetrugby 7. Biggest Upset - Tonga's win over France 8. The Unluckiest Team - Samoa

15 Israel Dagg (New Zealand) Next best: Kurtley Beale (Australia) 14 Cory Jane (New Zealand) Next best: Vincent Clerc (France) 13 Ma'a Nonu (New Zealand) Next best: Manu Tuilagi (England)

When will it become Sir Richie?

12 Jamie Roberts (Wales) Next best: Frans Steyn (South Africa) 11 Shane Williams (Wales) Next best: Digby Ioane (Australia) 10 Rhys Priestland (Wales) Next best: Morné Steyn (South Africa) 9 Piri Weepu (New Zealand) Next best: Mike Phillips (Wales) 8 Imanol Harinordoquy (France) Next best: Sergio Parisse (Italy) 7 Sam Warburton (Wales) Next best: Richie McCaw (New Zealand) 6 Jerome Kaino (New Zealand) Next best: Julien Bonnaire (France) 5 Danie Rossouw (South Africa) Next best: Luke Charteris) 4 Brad Thorn (New Zealand) Next best: James Horwill (Australia) 3 Nicolas Mas (France) Next best: Owen Franks  (New Zealand) 2 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand) Next best: Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa) 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp (South Africa) Next best: Cian Healy (Ireland)

DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday Nov 4th Reunion & Centurions’ Dinner & 50th Anniversary Launch Friday Nov 25th Touch Football, 6.30 at Waitara Oval (sneakers only) Friday Dec 2nd Touch Football, 6.30 at Waitara Oval (sneakers only) Friday Dec 9th Touch Football 

Sunday Feb 5th Warner XI vs Hudson XI Cricket match Thursday Feb 9th Pre-season Training Commences Saturday Feb 25th Hawkesbury Valley 10s March 2012 Match, Hawkesbury Valley or Kings  (TBC) April Season Start 

PRESEASON BEGINS! FEBRUARY 9TH THE PAIN BEGINS AGAIN!

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