Ex Pirate's Player!
Picked for the Australian School Boys Team !
David played with North Pirates from u14 to u17 winning the 'A' competition each year. An amazing team for all these years and still friends. The club team then played as the rep team for 3 years. David played rep rugby for Northern Suburbs at the state champs in u14-u17.
He went to Newington College and played 1stXV from 2011 - 2013 winning the competition in 2012 and co-premiers with Scots in 2013. In 2012 he made the GPS 3rdXV and following these selections he made the Combined States team that competed at the National Schoolboy Championships.
In 2013 he made GPS1stXV and followed this by being selected in the New South Wales 2's team that competed at the National Schoolboy Championships. The NSW 2(David's team) beat Qld 1 in the semi final and ended up playing NSW 1 in the final! Sadly they were just beaten.
From this tournament he made the Australia 'A' Schoolboys side that played in the Tri-nations series against Fiji and New Zealand Schools. Although living in Australia, David is a Kiwi and had to face the haka from the NZ team!!! Let's hope the All Blacks don't try and steal him in future years!!!
After this tournament he was picked in a 30 man Australian Schoolboys team to tour UK & Ireland. The tour commences with a camp on November 16th, departing sydney on November 18th.
Schedule for Tour:
18 November Depart Sydney
22 November vs Wales 'A' - Neath RFC
27 November vs Wales - Neath RFC
1 December vs Ospreys - Brewery Field Bridgend
4 December vs England - Harrow School
8 December vs Scotland - Edinburgh
11 December vs Leinster Schools - Donnybrook
14 December vs Ireland - Belfast
17 December vs Munster Schools - Limerick
20 December arrive in Sydney
In David's words "I feel humbled to have been given this opportunity at such a young age, to travel and play the games above. It is a trip of a life time!"
David is currently finishing his HSC - good luck from the Pirates!
The picture shows David in his Australian "A" School Boy gear playing Fiji. He is the number 6.
You can help support David in his trip by buying raffle tickets or depositing funds in his account. His contact details are:
firstname.lastname@example.org m 0429 127 111 Bank BSB 062 197 Account 10447743
In person registration day is 16th February 2014 Tunks Park
Will confirm online dates asap
Pre-season training and trials will commence Sunday 2nd March
Minis: Under 6 to Under 9 age groups
Season training is at Tunks Park on Thursdays, games Saturday morning
Enquires for Under 6 To Under 9's contact Bill Rees 0416 16 1477 Emailnorthspirates@tpg.com.au
Under 10 to Under 17 age groups
Season training days to be confirmed, games Friday night and Sundays
Enquires for under 10 to Under 17's contact
Alister Abadee 0418 122 462 Email email@example.com
Our resource page will have the 2014 registration forms and our code of conduct if you wish to register by post or at our registration days.
Playing kit will be issued once teams are confirmed during pre season training.
Jersey $40, shorts $20, Socks $10.
Remember: mouthguards are mandatory for training and games. As a Club, we also encourage all players to wear head gear. This is now madatory for under 8's and under 9's.