Sacred Heart College’s rich Rugby history includes such famous names as the Brownlie brothers, Keith Davis, Pat Walsh, Terry Lineen, Kieran Crowley, Sean Fitzpatrick, Craig Innes, and many more. Twenty-two Sacred Heart Old Boys have become All Blacks and a further 11 have represented other nations at international level.
In 2011, the Sacred Heart College Rugby Committee, with the support of Panasonic, launched a new initiative to help keep the famous dark blue, light blue and red playing strip to the forefront of schoolboy rugby.
The Supporters Club has two key objectives:
• To celebrate the great Rugby tradition at Sacred Heart by providing opportunities for Old Boys and supporters to gather and enjoy Rugby hospitality. • To assist the College in raising funds to support future coaching development, equipment & resources for the benefit of all Sacred Heart Rugby teams.
The Sacred Heart Rugby Supporters Club is looking forward to another exciting year. Who will ever forget the fantastic season the 1st XV enjoyed last year which included exciting victories over traditional rivals King’s College, Auckland Grammar and St Kentigern College and culminated in the 1A Grand Final appearance against Mt Albert Grammar at Eden Park. We also celebrated the ‘A’ Grade Championships won by the 4A, 6A, and 7A teams.
Over 120 people have joined the Supporters Club since its launch in 2011. Members include Old Boys, current parents and students, and friends of the College. As well as enjoying aftermatch celebrations in the ‘clubroom’, special events and prize draws the Sacred Heart Rugby Supporters Club has purchased new scrum machines, iPads and rugby coaching software for the benefit of all SHC teams as well as contributing to St John’s to ensuring our boys remain safe when playing at home.
Fitzy leads from the front as Patron of the Rugby Supporters Club! “The Sacred Heart Rugby Supporters Club is a great concept and I’m proud to be the club’s patron. I thoroughly enjoyed my Rugby at Sacred Heart and look forward to supporting the college’s current and future Rugby players.”
Sean Fitzpatrick Sacred Heart College 1975 - 1981 Captain ‘Sacred Heart College 1st XV of the Century’ All Black 1986 - 1997 Sacred Heart Rugby Supporters Club Patron (Membership #2)
Join the Supporters Club Now!
To join the Sacred Heart Rugby Supporters Club either:
Download the Rugby Supporters Club Application Form here and return to: SHC Rugby Supporters Club 250 West Tamaki Road Glendowie Auckland 1071
or contact Kelsen Butler