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Intermain announced as 1st grade front of jersey sponsor
10 April 2002
Wests Rugby Club and Intermain have announced their new partnership as Men's 1st grade front of Jersey sponsor.
The partnership will see Intermain become the central front of jersey sponsor for the Men's 1st Grade team. With a focus on supporting Wests as the club continues to play a significant role in enhancing the Canberra community and maintaining its position as the premier Rugby club in the ACT.
Mitchell Guy, ACT Project Director, has a long history with Wests Rugby Club, signing up as a young cub and playing through to opens, eventually hanging up the boots in 2016. Mitchell recognised the shared values between Wests and Intermain and is honoured to be able to support grassroots sports in Canberra and support the local community.
Wests Director of Rugby, Craig Robberds, said, "We are excited to have Intermain join the Wests Rugby family and thank them for their support of our 1st grade team. With a shared history and vision for the future, we have a strong relationship on and off the field".
Announcing the partnership, Intermain ACT Project Director Mitchell Guy said, "We're honoured to be actively involved in the community, in addition to connecting with club members who may be looking for pathways into the construction industry. We view the sponsorship as a true partnership, and we look forward to building a strong future together."
8 April 2022
Wests Rugby Club and Thinkstream have announced their new partnership as shorts sponsor for both the men's and women's teams in 2022.
Managing Director Adam Mitchell is really excited to re-engage with the club. Growing up as a proud Belconnen local, Adam started playing rugby with Wests in 1993 in U14's. After a couple of years with the Wests juniors Adam left to pursue opportunities with St Edmunds, Canberra Kookaburras / Vikings, the AIS and Brumby Runners, returning to Wests in 2000. After winning the 2000, 2001 and 2002 premierships and 90+ first grade games, Adam move to Scotland in 2004 to accept an offer to play with Galashiels. Upon returning to Australia and with work and family commitments taking priority, Adam played a few more lower grade games with Wests before hanging up the boots. With former teammates now in Director and Coaching positions, it's a privilege to be able to contribute to the club again. Adam and his family are proud to be sponsoring the club that started his rugby career and in turn laid the foundations for his professional journey.
Thinkstream is an ICT delivery consultancy and contracting firm specialising in Federal Government system implementation, founded in 2010. Over the past 12 years Thinkstream has grown from a start-up to a highly respected, innovative, connected, and trusted partner of choice, consistently delivering successful outcomes. Our management team are active practitioners, having built their careers working on major ICT programs with private enterprise and government over the past 20 years. Thinkstream have an extensive network of trusted SME’s, employees and contractors which has been built upon a foundation of shared delivery experiences within the industry. Our team represents an effective enabling capability for our clients, providing expertise in support of digital transformation initiatives.
At Thinkstream, one of our most important aims is to do our part for the local community. We are proud to be associated with and support numerous local organisations.
Welcome to the Wests family!!
Bigshot announced as the 2002 women's major jersey sponsor
1 April 2022
Our Culture is to bring out the Bigshot in you…
Bigshot is all about character. It’s about personality and charisma. And that’s the feeling we want to pass on while you enjoy our sophisticated brewed drink with your mates. Be the Bigshot of the hour! Bigshot is an all natural Aussie Brewed Craft Spritzer or simply a flavoured wine spritzer. To be enjoyed Chilled, straight from the can, after a big game!
Bigshot is proud to have the Wests Women's Rugby team as their first sponsored team in Australia - we believe strongly in investment in the development of Women's Rugby in Canberra and Australia.
We are looking forward to watching the women put on some BIG SHOT'S of their own this season!
Welcome to the Wests family!!
Thinkstream announced as shorts sponsor for 2022
29 March 2022
Over the weekend of 25-27 March Wests took 1sts, 2nds and colts to Newcastle staying by the beach to play the Hunter Wildfires on their pre-season trip. Tough games were encountered by all grades with the Shute Shield contenders coming out on top. A great night led by club captain Kyle Baulman topped the weekend off.
Lyneham/Wests Rugby 60 Year reunion
25 February 2022
Over the weekend of 6-8 May we will be celebrating 60 years of Lyneham/Wests Rugby.
The format for the weekend is:
6 May - Friday night function in Catchpoles
7 May - Saturday rugby and Saturday night official reunion function at the Canberra Southern Cross Club at Woden
8 May - Sunday BBQ at the grounds of Canberra high school.
As part of our celebrations we have 3 cotton jerseys reflecting Lyneham and Wests Rugby. See images and sizing chart below. Jerseys need to be ordered by Sunday 20 March to guarantee arrival for the reunion weekend. Click here for the booking form. There is a 4 part payment plan for the jerseys and reunion function.
Costs for the functions/jerseys:
Friday night - $25 - 2 drinks and canapes
Saturday night - $125 reunion dinner and drinks
$200 - reunion dinner, drinks and reunion jersey
$205 - reunion dinner, drinks and name on the back of the reunion jersey
Sunday BBQ and drinks - free
Reunion jersey only - $100
Reunion jersey with name on the back of the jersey - $105
Training has commenced for 2022
25 January 2022
Training has commenced for the 2022 season. Tuesday nights are at Page oval on Burkitt St and Thursday nights are at Weetangera oval on Southwell St. Training commences at 6pm. All new and existing players are welcome. For more information contact Director of Rugby Operations - firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Club Captains announced
20 January 2022
We are proud to announce our club captains for the 2022 season
Congratulations to Kyle, Dani and Seb!
Looking forward to a great season with these three leading the pack!
New women's coach announced for 2022
3 November 2021
Wests Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of former Brumbies women's representative player and ACT Brumbies Under 16 girls coach Frances Langi as our new women's head coach for 2022! Welcome to the Lions!!
New director of rugby operations announced for 2022
20 October 2021
Wests Rugby is pleased to announce that Craig Robberds is our new Director of Rugby Operations in 2022
New head coach announced for 2022/23
15 October 2021
Former Wests Junior and 2 times John I Dent Cup premiership winner Marco Cecere announced as the new Head Coach for Wests for 2022/3.
Expressions of interest for coaches and managers for all grades in 2022
Wests Rugby are taking expressions of interests from coaches and managers interested in joining our program for the 2022 season. We are looking for coaches and managers to be part of teams from 1st grade through to 4th grade, as well as our women's and colts (under 20's) program. Applications, with relevant experience, should be sent to email@example.com
Wests Junior Development Officer
announced for 2021/22
Wests Rugby are pleased to be able announce that Josh Riley has been appointed as our part time rugby development officer to help grow the game in Belconnen. Josh has a wealth of experience with previous roles as a development officer for the Queensland Reds for Far North Queensland as well as currently as a part time development officer for Brumbies Rugby. Wests would like to thank our members plus Wests Junior Rugby Union for making this position possible!