May 22 - 28 2016: Issue 264

Newport Breakers Rugby Union Club: At Home Saturday Games - May 2016

Newport Breakers Rugby Club

Sat 21st May - Barker Old Boys at Home

Games played were:
4ths (Richardson Cup)  - 10.45am
3rds (Blunt Cup)            -  11.40am
Colts (Robertson Cup)  -  12.45pm
2nds (Stockdale Cup)   -   2.00pm
1sts (Barraclough Cup) -  3.15pm

Round 7 - 21/5/2016
Home Team v Barker Old Boys
Newport won all five games  
Stockdale won     38 - 14  - Now placed  7th
Colts won              24 - 0   -  Now place   2nd
Blunt  won             29 - 7   -  Now placed  4th
Richardson won  28 - 0   -  Now placed  7th

Barraclough  won 48 - 5  -  Now in 5th place

Newport Rugby Club was established in 1963 and has participated in the NSW Suburban Rugby competition since that time. Over the years the Breakers (as they have become known) have won a number of premierships the pinnacle being the 1999 Kentwell Cup. 

The Breakers’ five senior teams currently compete in the 2nd Division competition (Barraclough Cup) and were successful in winning that competition in 2003.

The New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union (NSWSRU) is affiliated to the New South Wales Rugby Union and runs the competition affectionately known as "Subbies" rugby. There are around 7500 players and 55 clubs competing across 6 divisions, making "Subbies" the largest centrally administered rugby competition in the world. NSWSRU is truly the grassroots of the game in Sydney. The NSWSRU selects representative sides to compete against Queensland Suburban, for the Barraclough Shield, and New South Wales Country. Matches played by suburban or sub-district clubs began in 1869 as the City and Suburban competition. Some of the original clubs were Petersham (who still exist today), Manly Federals, the Warrigals and Wentworth. Most of these clubs fielded one team and the competition received coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald under "Other matches".

The competition became known as the New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union in 1990. In 1993, the second division of the district competition was absorbed into Subbies and in that year 18 clubs contested the Kentwell Cup. Today the top three Divisions each have ten clubs and promotion and relegation is based on club championship results down to Third Division promotion. Drummoyne, Mosman, University of NSW and Hornsby are former district clubs now competing in Subbies.

Newport has a strong community based ethos and the majority of our players are resident on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The club has in excess of 250 registered players and officials, and we pride ourselves in the fact that we are one of the most successful clubs in the NSW Suburban competition.

Our home ground is located at Porter Reserve, Burke Street, Newport and we offer players and supporters the benefit of our own club house adjacent to the ground following home games.

The Newport Rugby Club seeks to actively participate in the improvement of the local community, by providing a strong football club for the local youth of the Northern Beaches. We have just completed upgrades to the ground with a complete resurface of Porters Reserve, we now have new lights for training and we are upgrading the clubhouse and the change sheds to ensure the local players have the best facilities. 

Newport Breakers' home ground is a place where you can not only smell the ocean, you can see waves breaking on Newport Reef.

We thank the community for their continued support and love having everyone down for our home games. We also have the upcoming Ladies Day on 4th June. “ – Piers  Warren

Newport Rugby Club presents “Rugby by the Sea” for the 2016 Ladies Day                   

With two weeks to go until we host our Ladies Day at Newport Rugby Club, we invite you to join us for an unforgettable day at Porter Reserve.

The Newport Rugby Club invites you to a day at the “Rugby by the Sea”. This year Ladies Day will be held on Saturday the 4th of June from 1pm, when the Newport Breakers take on Waverley.

With views of the ocean, you will sip champagne, dine on the local produce and catch up with friends. You will be hosted in a spectacular themed venue for 3 hours before making your way down to the VIP Marquee for some first class rugby action and for your chance to win some amazing prizes donated by our sponsors.

When: Saturday the 4th of June from 1pm

Where: Porter Reserve, Newport 


Luxury gift bag upon arrival - 3 hour gourmet food and beverage package - Entrance into the VIP marquee - Raffles / lucky door prizes / special guest appearances / DJ and entertainment

Tickets: Tickets are $50 each. Please Click Here to purchase your tickets

Dress: Touch of blue and white

Contact: Nicole Warren

Event information:

If you have any questions about the event please email: - Tickets will be on sale until midnight on Wednesday the 1st of June, unless sold out prior (This event is expected to sell out – Don’t miss out!)

Some of the Action from Saturday May 21st, 2016: Newport Breakers host Barker Old Boys on their Home Ground 

Pittwater Online News Photo Album Newport Breakers Rugby Club 21.5.2016 - with fuzzies (coaches request we leave them in) available here - for your own Family Albums

 Photos by A J Guesdon, 2016.