August 18 - 24, 2019: Issue 417


A Winter Verges On Spring 2019 Mix


Saturday August 17th, 2019
Today’s victory over Eastwood brought a massive smile across thousands of face, but it truly was the culmination of a lot of different moving parts working in unison.

Whilst the players are the centre piece, a lot of hard work goes into what we all see and enjoy for 80 minutes each Saturday.

A big thank you to all the coaches, strength & conditioning staff, our medical team, managers, water boys, administrators and the team of volunteers who just make things happen.

Naturally, the atmosphere is never complete without our massive fan base including the well renowned band of Hillbillies who keep the smiles going even further after a win. Thank you all for your support so far, but it’s not quite over yet. There one more big party to be had.

Making three consecutive Grand Finals is no mean feat but your support is definitely needed out at BankWest Stadium next Saturday. Buy your tickets online HERE

Well played gentlemen!

If you can’t get enough rugby and you don’t mind an early morning start, our defending Henderson Cup Premiers are playing for a place in next week’s Grand Final tomorrow morning.

Come and watch Jack Slack-Smith lead his side against Sydney Uni.
Date: Sunday, 18 August, 2019
When: Kick off: 10:40am. 
Where: Coogee Oval, Brook St Coogee

Photos: Rising Sun Photography Sydney

Rowing Their Hearts Out For Others

Avalon Beach SLSC, South Curl Curl SLSC and Collaroy SLSC/Chocolate Box Training groups, as well as members from other surf clubs such as Mona Vale SLSC, Warriewood SLSC and Bilgola SLSC are on Rowing Machines as this week's Issue comes out - and they are almost done with rowing continuously for 24hrs.

The rows are in order of raising awareness and funds for One Eighty and Gotcha 4 Life. As we go to press they have raised over 32 thousand dollars.

Donations are going straight into mental health, specifically local projects focused on developing awareness and equipping teenagers and young adults with skills in mental health care, for themselves and others.

The rows will finish Sunday 18 August 2019 at 12 pm and will continue until the same time the next day – visit and cheer them on and throw some coins in those donation buckets or donate online. 

Donations can be made at:

Avalon Beach donations at:

Collaroy SLSC donations at:

South Curl Curl donations at:

A few happy snaps from rowers on those machines yesterday.

Blooming Beautifully

More wonderful images of all the bush flowers people have been seeing when out and about in our reserves - this week, a few of what's been seen at Irrawong and Elanora Heights this week.

Photos by Selena Griffith.