NSWRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE



NSW Rugby League Junior Representative Update.


Tarsha Gale Cup


The Knights’ R7 match against Illawarra last Saturday at Dudley Oval was a top of the table clash. Newcastle led 12-6 at halftime and ultimately held on to triumph 24-22. Seven Wyong Roos graced the paddock at various times during the match with Carissa Harrison grabbing a double (7th & 33rd mins) and Ashlee Russell a single (38th min). Despite the victory the Knights remain in 2nd position. Next match is against 8th placed Roosters Indigenous Academy at Ted Doyle Oval Berkeley Vale on 30 March. Kick off is at 1.00pm.


S G Ball Cup


The Central Coast Roosters held a commanding 18-6 half time lead over Newcastle, but again needed to withstand a strong finish to get the chocolates 24-20. The win elevated Central Coast to top spot on the table, one competition point ahead of Illawarra. The Roosters face 3rd placed Manly at Lottoland on 30 March. The match commences at 1.30pm.


Harold Matthews Cup


Season 2019 did not get any better for the Under 16’s last Saturday when they were defeated 40-6 by Newcastle. The Central Coast lads are off to Brookvale next Saturday as well for the Round 8 match against Manly Sea Eagles. Play kicks off at 12 noon.


            Added Tue Mar 26 12:48:59 2019 AEDT



UNDER 18's JACKING STEEL

 

Wyong Roos Under 18’s commenced their gym program on 19 March under the watchful eyes of Sarah Dimech and Bridget Brosnan. Maximum effort testing for bench press established the base line figure for each player. The boys will be tested again at Round 5 and Round 13 to monitor progress. Next week the squad can look forward to squats. For many of the team footy has become serious business for the first time in their young careers.


 
            Updated Fri Mar 22 13:58:51 2019 AEDT



2019 ROOS SEASON LAUNCH



Wyong Roos held its 2019 Season Launch in the Showroom at Wyong Leagues Club on 9 March 2019. Hosted by Bryan Fletcher and Nathan Hindmarsh and sponsored by Carlton United’s VB product, it was a rollicking start to the season with plenty of laughs amidst some serious footy talk. With just on 300 people in attendance, if that response was anything to go by the Roos are in for another big year. Full photo gallery can be accessed via the Wyong Roos Facebook page.


Photo: (R to L) Luke Sharpe, Bryan Fletcher, and Nathan Hindmarsh


            Added Fri Mar 22 13:08:40 2019 AEDT



NSWRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE



NSWRL Junior Representative Update.

Tarsha Gale Cup

The Knights’ R6 match against Cronulla originally scheduled for Shark Park had to be transferred to Cronulla High School due to the poor weather and the condition of the playing surface. The Newcastle girls with six Wyong Roos in the famous red and blue got the better of the Sharks 28-12. Wyong’s Petria Symington, Ashlee Russell and Joeli Morris each crossed for the Knights. Newcastle remain second on the ladder and next meet 1st placed Illawarra at Dudley Oval on 23 March. Kick off is at 4.30pm.

S G Ball Cup

Although down 0-8 at halftime against Canterbury Bulldogs, Central Coast Roosters displayed some tenacity and composure to outlast the opposition 16-8 at Morry Breen Field and move into second position on the table. Wyong’s Adam Riding again made the scoresheet with another try to his credit. The Roosters face the Knights in R7 at Dudley Oval. Kick off is at 3.00pm.

Harold Matthews Cup

Central Coast Roosters are now equal 12th (with Canberra Raiders & St George Dragons) following their 36-12 loss to the ‘Dogs. The local boys are also off to Dudley Oval on Saturday hoping for a form reversal against the 1st placed Knights. The match commences at 1.30pm.

Photo: Joeli Morris


            Updated Tue Mar 19 14:33:01 2019 AEDT



NSWRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE



NSWRL Junior Representative Update.

Tarsha Gale Cup

Six Wyong Roos represented Newcastle in the Knights 46-10 Round 3 victory over Penrith at Charlestown. Newcastle led 22-0 at halftime. Joeli Morris scored three tries; the first in the opening minute of play, her second in the last minute of the first half and the third soon after play resumed in the second period. Carissa Harrison grabbed two meaties in the first half. Unfortunately, Olivia Glanville sustained a serious shoulder injury in this match which will see her sidelined for the rest of the representative season.

The Knights were again at Charlestown for the R4 match against St George. Less potent in the absence of Olivia Glanville, Newcastle were defeated 30-22 by the Dragons. Only five Wyong Roos were on deck for this match. Olivia Kernick and Lily Hanning both scored tries.

The Knights face Wests Tigers at Campbelltown in R5.

S G Ball Cup

Central Coast Roosters were too strong for Wests Magpies in R3, defeating the visitors 28-12 at Morry Breen Field.

The locals got the better of the Rabbitohs 24-14 at Morry Breen Field in R4 and are now in fourth place on the ladder. The Central Coast boys face 11th placed Sydney Roosters at Henson Park in R5 and are looking at a finals spot if they can maintain current form.

Jaron Purcell’s season with Newcastle Knights has ended because of further injury to his shoulder.

Harold Matthews Cup

Central Coast were defeated 16-10 by Western Suburbs Magpies in Round 3. Wyong’s Michael Whitton snared a try for the Roosters in this match.

The Central Coast lads were on the wrong end of a 40-8 scoreline against the Rabbitohs in R4 and will be hoping to reverse the losing trend when they take on Sydney Roosters at Henson Park in Round 5. Central Coast currently sits 13th and Sydney 14th in this competition.

 

Photo: Carissa Harrison


            Updated Tue Mar 19 14:16:14 2019 AEDT



CRL REP UPDATE



CRL Representative Update.

CC Roosters Women’s Tackle Country Championship

The Roosters Women (Hens?) were too strong for Monaro Colts in R2 of the Country Championships posting a 26-12 win in wet conditions at Morry Breen Field.

Under 23 Country Championship

Wyong players scored all the points in Central Coast Roosters’ narrow 16-12 loss to Monaro at Roos HQ. Lachlan Hanneghan and Shaq Mitchell crossed for tries. Hanneghan converted both. The locals have been eliminated from that competition.

Andrew Johns Cup

The Central Coast Roosters Under 16’s copped another thumping, this time to the tune of 40-10 at the hands (fins?) of Parramatta Eels.

Laurie Daley Cup

The Under 18’s battled hard but ultimately lost to Parra 22-16. Wyong’s Nathan Kegg-King scored for the locals.

Photo: Shaq Mitchell


            Updated Tue Mar 19 13:13:41 2019 AEDT



ROOS JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC

 

Senior coaching staff and players put the Roos Under 13-15 teams through their paces on Monday 11 March as part of the Club’s junior development strategy. Club Physio, Mel Dennis and Senior Medic, Craig Davis, addressed the group on concussion and injury management issues. S & C Coach Matt Tyson put the boys through a gym session and spoke about specialist training methods. The coaches and players did some work on tackle technique and skills development. With this extra input the boys should be primed for the commencement of the CCDJRL Season on 6 April.

Brock Molan oversees samke tackle tech

Matt Tyson directs a gym session

Chris Centrone guides through an attacking drill

Mel Dennis (L) & Craig Davis address the troops


 
            Updated Thu Mar 14 09:25:52 2019 AEDT



CRL REP UPDATE



CRL Representative update

CC Roosters Women’s Tackle Country Championship

Former Wyong Roo, Emma Frost, scored a try in the Roosters’ 20-4 win over Northern Rivers Titans at Lismore on 9 March.

The Women advance to play Monaro at Morry Breen Field on 16 March. Kick off is at 10.00am.

Under 23 Country Championship

Tarnae Mahon scored a try and Lachie Hanneghan kicked five goals in the Coast’s strong 30-18 victory against Northern Rivers at Lismore last Saturday.

CC Roosters next face Monaro at Morry Breen Field on 16 March immediately following the Women’s match.

Andrew Johns Cup

The Central Coast Roosters Under 16’s travelled to Lismore and copped a 52-0 thumping at the hands of Northern Rivers.

Laurie Daley Cup

The Under 18’s fared a little better accounting for the Titans 34-16. Wyong’s Harry Packham crossed for the locals.

Both CRL teams meet Parramatta Eels in Round 5 at Morry Breen Field with the Johns Cup boys on the paddock at 12.50pm and the Daley Cup boys following at 2.00pm.

Photo: Lachlan Hanneghan


            Updated Wed Mar 13 12:25:06 2019 AEDT



NSWRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE



NSWRL Junior Representative update.


Tarsha Gale Cup


Nine girls from Wyong’s CRL Central Hunter 9’s 2018 Premiership team were on deck for Newcastle in the Knights 28-10 win against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on 9 March. Carissa Harrison, Ashlee Russell, Petria Symington, Joeli Morris, Tanaya Millar, Olivia Kernick, Lily Hanning and Naydine Wahanui were part of the Knights outfit that held a narrow 6-4 lead at halftime then accelerated away in the second period. Carissa grabbed a single and Ashlee a double in what was a much tougher match than the scoreline might otherwise indicate. Newcastle are currently second on the table and next face 9th placed Cronulla at Shark Park in Round 6. The match commences at 12 noon.


S G Ball Cup


Central Coast Roosters were too strong for Sydney Roosters in the R5 clash at Henson Park. The CC boys led 16-6 at halftime and ran out comfortable 40-22 winners with Wyong’s Adam Riding scoring a try. Some outstanding play and a sympathetic draw has the local lads poised to storm the finals series. Central Coast meet Canterbury Bulldogs at Morry Breen Field on 16 March. Kick off is at 4.40pm.


Harold Matthews Cup


Central Coast snatched a narrow 20-16 win over Sydney Roosters at Henson Park last Saturday. Coast led 20-0 at halftime and had to withstand a monumental comeback from the Sydney boys to record their first win of the 2019 Season. The locals next face the Bulldogs at Roos HQ on 16 March in the R6 match which kicks off at 3.30pm.


Photo: Naydine Wahanui in action for the Roos


            Added Wed Mar 13 12:15:54 2019 AEDT



ZEKE IS 21



Ezekial Cooper-Tetevano celebrated his 21st birthday with team mates at Morry Breen Field on 6 March. Zeke is a popular and valued member of the playing group, one of the most dedicated trainers and often called upon by the coaching staff to do a specialist job or add some energy when needed. Congratulations Zeke from everyone at Roos HQ.


            Added Wed Mar 13 12:13:05 2019 AEDT



THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN

 

Wyong Roos Ladies League Tag team are preparing their assault on the 2019 Premiership with training back in full swing. On Friday 8 March the Ladies were at Norah Head doing the hard yards with their male counterparts. Whilst much of the team will be on duty for Newcastle Knights until completion of the Tarsha Gale Cup rep season, those remaining will toil away for the early round points. Coach Claire Reed and her Assistant Matt Nelson have some new faces to blend with the core group from previous seasons, hoping to develop what will become a winning combination.

Coach Clarke (L) and Teearna Langbridge contest the final cone grab

The ladies contemplate the Widow Maker sand hill at Gravelly Beach


 
            Updated Wed Mar 13 07:13:10 2019 AEDT



SIX ROOS IN CC ROOSTERS U23'S



Central Coast Roosters meet Northern Rivers Titans in Round 1 of the CRL Under 23 Country Championship. Six Wyong Roos, namely Tomi Kaati, Lachlan Hanneghan, Jarrod Kessler, Tarnae Mahon Matt Power and Shaq Mitchell will represent the Coast in the match to be played at Crozier Park Lismore on 9 March.

Congratulations to all six from everyone at Roos HQ. No doubt you will do us proud.

 The match kicks off at 2.30pm and will be Live Streamed through CRL.

  Central Coast Roosters 

  1. Lewis Sheens (Erina) 2. Tomi Kaati (Wyong) 3. Harry Mulligan (Terrigal) 4. Lachlan Bell (Terrigal) 5. Tyson Potger (Kincumber) 6. Connor O’Beirne (Erina) 7. Lachlan Hanneghan (Wyong) 8. Mathew Fisk (The Entrance) 9. Kye Hopwood (The Entrance) 10. Thomas Bateup (Ourimbah) 11. Jacob McCudden (The Entrance) 12. Jarrod Kessler (Wyong) 13. Tarnae Mahon (Wyong) 14. Tamati Reinhana (Woy Woy) 15. Jake Woods (The Entrance) 16. Matthew Power (Wyong) 17. Shaquai Mitchell (Wyong) 18. Kyle McCudden (The Entrance)

Coach: Jeff Coroneos

Photo: Matt Power

 


            Updated Mon Mar 11 07:03:41 2019 AEDT



ROOS OUT OF NSW CHALLENGE CUP



Wyong was emphatically eliminated from the NSW Challenge Cup on Saturday by a rampant Guildford. The 34-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of the match, with the Owls dominant both sides of the ball and the Roos attack struggling to make any impression. Guildford fullback Dominic Reardon scored twice in the opening quarter on his return to Morry Breen Field after spending 2016 with the home team’s ISP Cup squad. The visitors led 10-0 at quarter time and carried that lead to the halftime break. Wyong engineered opportunities but lacked penetration. Juyden Field scored the first of his four tries in the 56th minute and the conversion by Joshua Camroux extended the Owls’ lead to 16-0 at three quarter time. Field scored his second try within a minute of play resuming and it was one way traffic thereafter, Guildford finding little resistance from a home team fresh out of ideas. The winners advance to the final to be played at a country venue on the long weekend in June. The Roos now look toward a club trial with West Newcastle on 16 March in preparation for the CCDRL kick off on 6 April next.

Photo: Roos fullback Chris Centrone tries to avaid Guildford skipper Matt Ryan


            Updated Wed Mar 6 14:01:19 2019 AEDT



ROOS ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR IN NSW CHALLENGE CUP



Wyong defeated Wentworthville 12 – 6 at Morry Breen Field on Saturday to advance to Round 3 of the NSW Challenge Cup and the final four of that competition.

The match was a dour affair with both teams adopting a conservative approach befitting a knock out competition. Neither team scored in the first quarter. The Roos defended their line for long periods but engineered few scoring opportunities of their own. As possession began to swing in favour of the home team in the second period, the green and gold spent more time in opposition territory. Pressure combined with field position were converted into points in the 30th minute. Wyong right centre, Luke Dolbel, shrugged off some tiring defenders to crash over right of the uprights. Lachlan Hanneghan converted to give the Roos a 6-0 lead. The Magpies replied shortly afterwards. The Wyong ball players crowded one another on tackle two as another chance for points presented. The ball went to ground. Wenty worked upfield and aided by consecutive penalties began throwing big men at the Wyong line. The Roos could hold on no longer and backrower Haimona Hiroti forced his way to the ingoal and grounded the ball. Half Beau Henry converted. Despite the visitors having further chances the Wyong line held firm and the teams went to halftime 6 – 6.

The match ebbed and flowed with the changes of possession. Both teams were tentative. Neither could gain physical dominance. Wyong needed to play fast but lacked coherence and energy with the ball. Wentworthville lacked the conditioning to maximise their size advantage. Jarrod Kessler stole the ball in the 55th minute close to halfway. The Magpies were penalised during the ensuing defensive set. Skipper Mitch Williams took a quick tap and skipped past the retreating defence. The Roos created some second phase play resulting in Ethan Tetevano wrestling the ball down to score. Hanneghan converted. Wyong 12 – 6.

The home team took that lead into the final quarter. The Magpies increased their intensity but surrendered their attention to detail. The Roos hung on, but only just.

Wyong face Guildford Owls at Roos HQ on 2 March for a spot in the Final.

 


            Updated Tue Feb 26 11:38:59 2019 AEDT



CRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE



CRL Junior Representative update following Round 1

Andrew Johns Cup

Central Coast Roosters were at home to Greater Northern Tigers in Round 1 of the Johns Cup. The visitors were well drilled and full of talent and secured a telling 30-10 victory.

Laurie Daley Cup

The Roosters were also at Morry Breen and opposing Greater Northern Tigers in Round 1 of the Daley Cup. This was a very entertaining match with big defence and some flamboyant football. Central Coast got the chocolates 34-26. Wyong forward Nathan Kegg-King scored a double for the locals.

Round 2 of both competitions is scheduled for Morry Breen Field on Saturday 23 March. Central Coast face Greater Northern Bulldogs with the Johns Cup commencing at 10.00am and the Daley Cup at 11.20am.


            Updated Wed Feb 20 07:22:05 2019 AEDT



NSWRL JUNIOR REP UPDATE

 

Junior Representative Updates following Round 2.

Tarsha Gale Cup

Five Wyong Roos were again on deck for Newcastle when the Knights faced Canberra Raiders at Belconnen Oval on Saturday in Round 2. Carissa Harrison and Joeli Morris teamed up in the centres as did Tanaya Millar and Olivia Glanville in the halves. Lily Hanning also started at 9. The Knights led 28-4 at halftime and coasted to a 36-14 victory. The Wyong ladies were again amongst the points. Olivia grabbed a brace and Tanaya a single. Tanaya kicked three goals and Olivia one. Newcastle face Penrith at Charlestown in Round 3.

S G Ball Cup

Jaron Purcell sustained a shoulder subluxation in the Knights’ Round 1 match against Canterbury and will be in rehab for the next 2-3 weeks. Newcastle was defeated 30-24 by Manly in Round 2.

Central Coast Roosters travelled to Melbourne and came home with a 48-20 win over the Victorian Thunderbolts. Wyong’s Adam Riding crossed for three tries in that match.

Harold Matthews Cup

Central Coast Roosters had the bye in Round 2.

Central Coast meet Western Suburbs Magpies in Round 3 of the Harold Matthews Cup and S G Ball Cup. The matches are scheduled for Morry Breen Field on Saturday 23 February. Kick off times are 12.45pm and 2.00pm.

Tanaya Miller in action for Wyong


 
            Updated Wed Feb 20 07:14:29 2019 AEDT



ROUND 1 NSW CHALLENGE CUP - WYONG ROOS -v- MACQUARIE SCORPIONS



The Round 1 match saw inaugural NSW Challenge Cup winners Macquarie at home to the competition newcomers Wyong.

The Scorpions started well, controlling the ball and playing to their strengths with aggressive running close to the ruck and nice variety from acting half. Several of the home team’s big men poked their noses through the defence but were unable to find support. The Roos at times struggled to manage the Macquarie attack.

The Toronto boys led 4-0 at the quarter time break, then 10-0 shortly into the second period when skipper Andy Sumner took advantage of sustained pressure inside the opposition half.

Wyong responded midway through the second quarter. Five eighth Lachlan Hanneghan dummied then slipped in behind the defensive line which had advanced beyond the ball. Hanneghan converted his try and when he subsequently kicked a penalty goal on halftime to narrow the scoreline to 10-8, there had been somewhat of a change in momentum.

Terence Seu Seu kicked late in the tackle count. The ball was touched in flight before finding the line giving the Roos both the feed of the consequent scrum and position on the Scorpions 20m line. The visitors worked for a set play. Shaq Mitchell attacked the line with his 130kg frame and was too strong. Hanneghan converted. Wyong 14-10. Luke Dolbel stole the ball on the Wyong 40m line as Macquarie attempted a left side spread and raced clear to score. Hanneghan made it four from as many attempts to extend the Roos lead to 20 – 10.

Wyong received a penalty soon after the restart. Fullback Luke Sharpe took a quick tap and sprinted into Scorpion real estate. The Roos worked methodically to a scoring position and another rehearsed move at the ruck resulted in prop Jake Lewis crashing over from close range. Hanneghan’s conversion gave the visitors a 26-10 lead.

Macquarie needed to short circuit the Roos’ momentum and opted for some big defence. Unfortunately for the home team some of the tackling was a little high for the officials. Sumner objected to the Referee’s interpretation and was binned. The binning was subsequently converted to a dismissal when Sumner further objected. The hopes of the home team departed with Sumner.

Dolbel made a clean break in the final quarter but could not put his winger Kye Martin away. Macquarie regrouped, and despite being a man short stretched Wyong from sideline to sideline. Only desperate defence kept the Roos line intact. The visitors moved upfield and camped inside Macquarie territory. Another set play saw Mitchell drift back towards the play the ball and pick up Hanneghan running a hard, straight line on the opposite side of the ruck. Hanneghan touched down and converted. Wyong 32-10.

Scorpions returned fire with a late try on the back of some short, sharp passing engaging the defensive line. Final scoreline Wyong 32 defeated Macquarie 16. The Roos advance to play Wentworthville Magpies at Morry Breen Field Kanwal on Saturday 23 February commencing 4.00pm. The Scorpions now focus on preparations for the real NRL.

Jake Lewis in action for the Roos 


            Updated Tue Feb 19 12:42:43 2019 AEDT



LOOKPRO PHOTOGRAPHY - ACTION SHOTS OF ROUND 1 - NSW CHALLENGE CUP



LookPro Photography - Action shots of Round 1 NSWRL Challenge Cup game played between Wyong Roos and Macquarie Scorpions at Lyall Peacock Oval, Toronto on Saturday 16 February, 2019.  Follow the link below. 

https://lookpro.photoshelter.com/gallery/NSW-Challenge-Cup-Rd-1-Wyong-Roos-v-Macquarie-Scorpions/G0000aVbfSRkMmcg/C0000y.TfJXjWCJo


            Updated Mon Feb 18 11:42:10 2019 AEDT



ROUND 1 NSWRL JUNIOR REPS

 

Round 1 of the NSWRL Junior Representative seaon was played last weekend.

Tarsha Gale Cup

There were plenty of Wyong Roos amongst the points when Newcastle Knights steamrolled the ‘Dogs 58-0. Carissa Harrison grabbed a double (7th & 18th mins). Lily Hanning (23rd min) and Joeli Morris (43rd min) crossed as well in a dominant display. Tanaya Millar kicked two goals. Whilst she did not crack the scoreboard, Olivia Glanville played the entire game, had a hand in many of the Newcastle tries and was a constant threat with the ball.

S G Ball Cup

Jaron Purcell in his first serious hit out following ankle surgery scored in the 18th minute to give the Knights an 18-4 lead over Canterbury, but after he was replaced just before halftime, the Bankstown Boys slowly worked their way back into the match and eventually gained the upper hand to win 28-24.

Central Coast Roosters were narrowly defeated 16-10 by perennial favourites Parramatta on Saturday. The three tries to two loss at Morry Breen Field was a good test for the local boys who look to be on the rise in this year’s competition.

Harold Matthews Cup

The Central Coast lads went down 20-14. The match finished three tries all and it was only superior goal kicking which won the day for the visitors.

CCR have a bye in Round 2.

The Knights boys will do battle with Manly at St Johns Oval Charlestown on Saturday and the girls journey to Belconnen Oval to face the Raiders.

Lily Hanning in action for Wyong

Jaron Purcell in Roos colours


 
            Updated Fri Feb 15 16:12:26 2019 AEDT



MARTO IS 21



Wyong Junior Kye Martin recently celebrated his 21st Birthday. Kye is already a veteran of two 1st Grade Grand Finals and is a former CCDRL Rookie of the Year and Wyong Roos Youth of the Year. The popular outside back also made his ISP debut in Season 2017. Not bad for just 21 years of age!

Kye will be on deck for the Roos when they face Macquarie Scorpions in Round 1 of the NSW Challenge Cup at Toronto on Saturday 16 February.

Congratulations Kye from everyone at Roos HQ.


            Updated Thu Feb 14 12:19:03 2019 AEDT



BOOST JUICE LAKE HAVEN SUPPORTS WYONG ROOS



Boost Juice Lake Haven pride themselves on healthy juices and smoothies and staying fit and active to live a fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle.

The partnership between Boost and Wyong Roos is the perfect complement between our healthy products and staying active through the great sport of Rugby League.

 


            Updated Thu Feb 14 09:39:22 2019 AEDT



MORRIS & RUSSELL IN AUSTRALIAN OZTAG TEAM



Joeli Morris and Ashlee Russell were members of the Wyong Roos Under 18 Women’s Tackle team which went through the 2018 CRL Central Hunter 9’s competition without loss. Joeli and Ashlee have been selected in the Under 18’s Oztag squad to represent Australia in September. Congratulations to both young ladies from the Board and Management of WRLCG

Photo- Joeli Morris


            Updated Wed Jan 30 14:51:58 2019 AEDT



KNIGHTS AT ROOS HQ



Newcastle Knights NRL Squad is enjoying a pre-season camp at Kooindah Waters this week in preparation for Season 2019. Part of the program involved field and gym sessions at the Morry Breen Complex, lunch in the Leagues Club and an evening meal at Wallarah Bay Recreation Club. The Knights spent some time chatting with the Roos Junior Summer Squad and when the boys had the chance to see the Newcastle backs including Mitchell Pearce, Kalyn Ponga, Connor Watson and Sean Kenny-Dowell go through their weights routine, it was shirts off and rigs out for everyone. The Knights have Wednesday off but will be back on deck at Roos HQ Thursday and Friday.


            Added Wed Jan 30 14:21:37 2019 AEDT



CARE PACKAGES FOR THE TROOPS



Staff at Wyong Leagues Club for the last 5 years have been preparing and despatching Christmas Care Packages for Australian Defence personnel serving away from home. The concept started in 2014 with just 30 packages; in 2017 it had grown to 181 and in 2018 the record was extended to 211 packages.

The contents of the packages are donated by Club members, patrons, sponsors and staff and in 2018 the donations exceeded 500kg. Tim Tams, ANZAC biscuits, lollies, games and toiletries are perennial favourites. Brand names are particularly appreciated. Being unopened and unexpired is a pre-requisite.

The goods were packed in standard 2kg BX2 boxes provided at a discount by Australia Post Lakehaven, then mailed free of charge to a centralised ADF collection point in Sydney for shipping overseas or to northern Australia. The production line at Wyong Leagues Club was machine like, with the staff completing the packaging process inside 6 hours.

Judy Cook provided hand-made Christmas cards. Surplus goods were donated to Coast Shelter to assist with that organisation’s charitable work on the Central Coast.

The letters of appreciation from the ADF personnel are heartfelt and heart-warming. All those involved are to be congratulated.


            Updated Thu Jan 10 07:17:20 2019 AEDT



ROOS IN CCR UNDER 23 REP TEAM

 

Four Wyong Roos, Luke Sharpe, Kye Martin, Jarrod Kessler and Tarnae Mahon have gained selection in the Central Coast Roosters Under 23 team to contest the 2019 Country Championship. Sharpe was a standout for Wyong in the 2017 and 2018 Intrust Super Premiership. Martin, Kessler and Mahon have represented the Club in the last two 1st Grade Grand Finals. All four will do themselves and the Club proud. Central Coast Roosters face Monaro at Morry Breen Field on Saturday 16 March 2019. Congratulations to Luke, Kye, Jarrod and Tarnae from everyone at Roos HQ.

Tarnae Mahon


 
            Updated Fri Dec 21 07:12:59 2018 AEDT



REED AND FROST SELECTED IN REP SQUAD

 

Claire Reed and Emma Frost have gained selection in the Central Coast Roosters Women’s Representative squad for the inaugural CRL Country Championship in 2019. The huge advance in the women’s side of the game demanded a top level representative competition to parallel the Under 23’s. The women will play 13 a side tackle matches for the first time in 2019 in a Country Championship format. Wyong Roos is honoured and proud to have Claire and Emma selected to represent Central Coast Division. Like the Under 23’s, the Women’s team will meet Monaro at Morry Breen Field on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Emma Frost


 
            Updated Fri Dec 21 07:12:37 2018 AEDT



COASTLINE ROOS UPDATE


Wyong Roos continues to support their Fijian cousins, the Coastline Roos of Sigatoka.

The Coastline Roos were the only club to enter two senior male teams and one senior female team in the recent Fiji Rugby League 9’s competition. The Coastline Greens were eliminated in the finals, but the Whites progressed to play Nadera Panthers in the Grand Final, narrowly losing 12-10 in the decider. Former NRL player, Sisa Waqa, took the field for the Panthers.

The Coastline boys have qualified for three Grand Finals in the last 12 months and will soon undertake a promotional tour of Vanuatu.


 
            Updated Fri Dec 21 07:05:00 2018 AEDT



SPORTS TRAINER COURSE DATES

 

The following 2019 Sports Trainer Course dates



  • Sports Trainer Level 1 Reaccreditation – Saturday 23rd February – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym) ($80)

  • CPR Update ($40) – Saturday 23rd February – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym)

  • Sports Trainer Level 1 – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym) ($180)

  • Sports Trainer Level 2 Reaccreditation – Saturday 16th March – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym) ($80)

  • CPR Update ($40) – Saturday 16th March – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym)

  • Sports Trainer Level 2 – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March – Wyong Leagues Club (Video Room-Morry Breen Gym) ($350)


 
            Added Mon Dec 3 11:19:21 2018 AEDT



PANTHERS SURPRISE ROOS JUNIOR SUMMER SQUAD

 

Penrith NRL squad members took some time off training to check the form of the Junior Roos at Summer Squad on 27 November, 2018. The Panthers were enjoying a camp at Kooindah Waters which incorporated a round of golf at the resort, some grappling and boxing at All Sorts Gym Wyong Creek and then field and gym sessions at Roos HQ. This is the first occasion in many years the full Penrith squad was available this time of year. Even Nathan Cleary in a moon boot, Jimmie Maloney after recent neck surgery and the Kiwi test players were on deck. The extreme weather did not deter the boys from another field and gym session on 28 November. If you happen to be at Norah Head on 29 November, there could be some Panther sightings on the sand hills.


 
            Updated Thu Nov 29 07:03:14 2018 AEDT



ROOS GRAB UNDER 18'S TITLE


Wyong Roos defeated South Lakes Roosters 22-0 at Morry Breen Field on 24 November to annex the Under 18 CRL Central Hunter Women’s 9’s Premiership. Despite a couple of close shaves in the earlier rounds, the girls improved as the comp progressed to the point where there was a noticeable gap between the Roos and their nearest rivals. The team comprised many players from last season’s Under 16 champions. Sophie Buller was strong through the middle of the park and at the edges in the Final, and repeatedly laid a platform for Olivia Glanville, Joeli Morris and Carissa Harrison to carve through the opposition. Defence was a priority with all the girls working together to kill off any threat. The level of composure and concentration displayed in the final was top class.

The Roos Under 14’s qualified for their final as well but found Erina too strong on the day. The team played some very good footy throughout the tournament and collected some big scalps on the way, to the final, but Erina were aggressive from sideline to sideline and showed few chinks in their armour.

The competitions across the age groups showed significant growth from their inception in 2017, introducing many more girls to the tackle game.

Any females interested in playing the 2019 Season should give Sarah Dimech a call on (02) 43922799.

Back Row (L to R): Kasey Campbell, Bianca Blackhall, Chelsea Brander, Olivia Glanville, Joeli Morris, Kristy-Rose Milson & Carissa Harrison.

Front Row (L to R): Ashlee Russell, Alee Purcell, Petria Symington, Andria Symington & Lily Hanning.

 


 
            Updated Wed Nov 28 07:44:39 2018 AEDT



ROOS JUNIOR SUMMER SQUAD

 

Wyong’s Development Officer, Mitch Williams, has commenced work with junior players in pre-Christmas training. The Summer Squad is divided into Under 12’s-14’s and Under 15’s-18’s and hits the paddock on Tuesday afternoons. Mitch will be assisted by senior players and special guests as he sharpens the skills in preparation for 2019.

Mitch Williams demonstrates some finer points of tackle tech

Luke Dolbel gives some direction to Jnr Summer Squad members

 


 
            Updated Wed Nov 21 15:12:01 2018 AEDT



ROOS IN OZTAG WORLD CUP



Seven Wyong Roos were in action for Australia in the Oztag World Cup held in Coffs Harbour 1-4 November. Tylah Vallance and Tanaya Millar from the Club’s Ladies League Tag were part of the Under 16 Girls Team which defeated Australian Indigenous 10-0 in the Final. Wyong teammates, Sarah Dimech and Claire Reed were members of the Open Women’s team which were too good for China in the final, cruising to a 7-1 victory. Mitch Williams, Luke Sharpe and Aaron Heaven in the Open Men’s were shaded by the girls, bowing out to ultimate Champions New Zealand in a tightly contested semi decided in extra time drop off. Congratulations to all the reps from everyone at Roos HQ.

Photo (L to R) Mitch Williams, Sarah Dimech & Luke Sharpe

 

 

 

 

 


            Added Thu Nov 15 14:11:31 2018 AEDT



WADALBA SPORTS TRIALS AT ROOS HQ


Wadalba Community School (WCS) held its sporting team trials at the Morry Breen Complex on 25 October. Students trialled for positions in rugby league, soccer, touch football and netball and participated in many drills designed to raise skill levels and build confidence. There was plenty of talent on display in the various codes. Wyong Rugby League Club Group is committed to the development of the youth of this region through sport and healthy lifestyles and provides both practical and financial support to WCS and other schools on the Central Coast.

 


 
            Updated Sun Oct 28 16:05:43 2018 AEDT



CRL MEDIA - OVER 100,000 PLAYING RUGBY LEAGUE IN NSW


 

For the first time, Rugby League participation across New South Wales has exceeded 100,000 with increased numbers of men, women, boys and girls playing the game in the country and city according to figures released today for the 2018 season.

Country Rugby League’s total of 59,405 – an overall increase of 5.5%  - along with the NSW Rugby League’s total of 41,753 participants - an increase for the first time in five years (up 5.54 per cent from 39,560), takes the combined total of participants across the state to 101,158.

The release of national rugby league participation statistics revealed a number of positive outcomes for CRL, with one-third of all nationally registered players participating in CRL competitions; highlighted by the continual growth of female participation and positive results in several male participation segments.

 Other key CRL figures included:

  • 28% increase in female participation, with 11,781 female players accounting for 48% of nationally registered female participants.
  • A small increase in male participation which accounts for 31% of nationally registered male participants.
  • Four out of six CRL Regions recording growth in male participation.
  • All six CRL regions recording growth in female participation.
  • An increase in new and returning players to the game.
  • Above national average retention rates for CRL clubs.

Whilst pleased about the positive results achieved this season, CRL Operations Manager Bert Lowrie believes there is still work to be done to increase participation at all levels.

“The release of national participation statistics has validated the great work being done by clubs, administrators, volunteers, development officers and staff across Regional NSW,” said Lowrie.

 “Whilst overall results are positive, we acknowledge there are many individual challenges regional areas face at a community sports level and there is no singular approach that can be taken to growing both junior and senior participation.

“CRL are working together with the NRL and State Leagues on the creation of a Player Development Framework to develop solutions to support and grow participation at all levels.

“There is often doom and gloom associated with regional participation statistics, but the figures indicate there is cause for optimism and the continuation of positive results in the years to come.”

The continual growth of female rugby league continues to produce phenomenal results, with the implementation of CRL Women’s Nines competitions across the state providing the impetus for increased participation.

 “We’re extremely proud of the pathways being created for female participants in Regional NSW and to see a 28% increase to over 11,700 registered players is a great achievement.

 “On top of this we have over 2000 players competing in alternative program formats like the CRL Women’s Nines which has led to the formation of additional tackle competitions throughout the state and we’re already seeing a huge increase in players to wanting to enrol in the Nines this season.”

  “Teenage participation is a challenging area for all sports and despite a small decrease overall, we’ve seen an increase in Male Under-16 to 18’s numbers in three of our six regions and overall growth in male numbers in four of our six regions.

 “We’ll continue to work closely with the NRL and state leagues on all areas of participation and we’re confident we’ll see improvements in teenage participation in the near future.”

Overall recruitment and retention rates also produced positive results with 12,656 new players introduced to the game and retention rates slightly up on national averages.

Click here to view Participation Statistics Release for NSWRL


 
            Updated Mon Sep 24 16:01:52 2018 AEDT



WRLCG RAISE $36,080.80 FOR DROUGHT RELIEF



The WRLCG staff were so moved by the current plight of our farmers that they embarked upon a fundraising drive. Through various promotions, raffles and donations the sum of $18,040.40 was raised. The Club agreed to match funds so raised dollar for dollar; $36,080.80 in quick time to directly assist those in need. Well done to everyone involved.


            Added Tue Aug 14 13:12:49 2018 AEDT



DANIEL LAWSON 400 GAMES FOR WYONG ROOS

 

Daniel Lawson arrived at Wyong from Ourimbah as a teenager in the early ‘90’s and it was only fitting he played his 400th Grade game for the Roos against the Magpies last Sunday.

Henry started with Wyong as a flying winger, but in recent seasons has found himself in the middle of the park doing battle with the big boys. Daniel is one of the few players still running around whose career has spanned the Club’s pre and post Newcastle Tooheys Cup period (2003-2012).

Whilst his record shows only one try since Season 2014, for Lawso it was never about performance; pride in the jumper, looking after your team mates and enjoying every moment have been the hallmarks of his time at Wyong. So here is Danny, 400 games and 1600 penalties down the track, a handful of premierships in hand, looking a little worse for wear but with plenty of great footy memories, still out there banging away.

Congrats Lawso on becoming a 400 game player with Wyong Roos. No one has played more grade games for the Club, and that is an achievement which must be acknowledged and is certainly something in which you and your family can take great pride.

Lawso celebrates with Mitch Williams


 
            Updated Thu May 31 10:31:28 2018 AEDT



CRL APPROVES USE OF PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES IN RUGBY LEAGUE


Country Rugby League has sanctioned the use of protective goggles for Rugby League games and training provided the goggles have no rigid components which could cause harm to the wearer or other players.

These goggles would usually be made of soft plastic with an elastic head band to keep them in place. CRL recommends that head gear be worn as well to reduce the chance of the headband sliding down the wearer’s neck.

Any player wearing goggles should seek written clarification from their optician that the goggles are suitable for contact sport. The letter from the optician is to be submitted to the Regional Manager of the competition in which the player participates.  A copy of the optician’s letter and this policy should be retained by the player and may be provided on match days to reassure match officials and opponents.

Despite this policy the suitability of any player equipment is ultimately a decision for the match referee.

 


 
            Updated Tue May 29 10:38:01 2018 AEDT



NRL 2018 CODE OF CONDUCT


The NRL has issued the 2018 Code of Conduct.  Follow the link below for a copy of the Code.


Click Here to view the attachment.


 
            Added Thu Apr 19 14:05:47 2018 AEDT



CENTRAL COAST DIVISION JNR & SENIOR RUGBY LEAGUE COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY


Central Coast Division of Junior & Senior Rugby League Communication & Social Media Policy.  Follow the link below.


 


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            Added Tue Apr 17 08:01:17 2018 AEDT



WRLCG BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECISION - WYONG ROOS TO END ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY ROOSTERS AT END OF 2018 SEASON

 

The Wyong Rugby League Club Group Board of Directors have made a decision to end the association with the Sydney Roosters from the end of the 2018 season.  This decision will end the participation of the  Wyong Roos in the NSW Rugby League Intrust Super Premiership competition at the end of the 2018 season.  The Wyong Roos have participated in the NSW Rugby League (NSW Cup/ISP NSW) competition since 2013 having made two Grand Finals over the past three years.   See below the released reasoning behind the Board of Directors decision.   


 
            Updated Thu Mar 1 10:46:49 2018 AEDT



NRL SAFEPLAY CODE



The NRL has adopted the Safeplay Code which will apply to all players up to and including Under 15’s nationally across the game of rugby league.

The Safeplay Code defines Tackle Zones on a ball carrier’s body, as well as identifying and outlawing a variety of Dangerous Tackles. The Code also prohibits Aggressive Palming, Pushing, Dangerous Flops, Verbal Abuse and Foul Language.

To view the Safeplay Code simply access the following link:

https://playnrl.com/safeplay


            Updated Tue May 16 16:35:55 2017 AEDT



NEW WYONG ROOS APP



The Wyong Roos have a new App to keep you in touch with all football information.  Download the App from App store and get started.


            Added Sat Jul 23 05:51:37 2016 AEDT



FOLLOW WYONG ROOS ON TWITTER



Follow the Wyong Roos on Twitter by clicking on the link below, or the Twitter logo on the homepage of this website.


https://twitter.com/wyongroos


            Added Mon Dec 1 12:44:03 2014 AEDT



FOLLOW THE WYONG ROOS ON FACEBOOK



Follow the Wyong Roos on Facebook.  Our Facebook page can be accessed from the link below or by 'liking' us in the homepage of this website. 


https://www.facebook.com/TheWyongRoos


            Added Mon Dec 1 12:39:56 2014 AEDT




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