About the Eastwood Charcoals rugby club
Established in 1983, The Eastwood Charcoals (Burnt out Woods!) Club is one of the oldest established Golden Oldies rugby clubs for the over 35's in Sydney's.
The Eastwood Charcoals Club play home games at TG Millner field, Vimera Road, Eastwood; the home of The Eastwood Rugby Club http://www.eastwoodrugby.com.au . We play under Golden Oldies laws, where there is not pushing in the scrums, you cannot kick the ball, unless in your own 22. Colours shorts indicate players ages
We do not train! However, we rely on our experiance, age and treachery to overcome youth and talent!
We play 10-12 games a year, including trips to Port Macquarie and Bathurst for mini festivals.
We hold our annual Gala Day in June every year where over 20 Golden Oldies teams from around Sydney and beyond, converge for a day of Fun, Friendship and Fraternity, not to mention copious amounts of beer!
We have been attending international festivals, which are generally held every two years since 1983 and have toured Sydney, London, Auckland, Toronto, Perth,Dublin, Cape Town, Adelaide, Toulose, Brisbane, San Diego, Edinburgh, Sydney, Hawaii, Japan, Argentina. In 2016 we are booked for the Golden Oldies festival in Cardiff, Wales.
If you are aged over 35 and still have the passion, give us a call, or download the playing schedule and just turn up. If you want to find out more, please give our club Captain Grant " Morgs" Morgan a call on 0434 306 669.
Or come down for a look and a laugh and have a couple of beers with us, before deciding to play. Make some new friends with rugby as a passion in common; or just dust off your boots and have a run!
The Golden Oldies motto of Fun Friendship and Fraternity is our driving mantra!
Go the Woods! (Woods, Woods, Woods!)
Eastwood Charcoals support the Australian Golden Oldies Rugby/Australian Rugby Golden Oldies
The Original Charcoals
“Eastwood Frothonians” in the early 70s for just that reason, the Froths played many games over a 10 year period, playing teams such as the “Old Golds” a team formed by Rugby Immortal Ken Catchpole and having in their team John Thornett Peter Crittle John Brass and other Randwick greats, Parramatta, Norths, St George and Wests had teams that enjoyed the full laws of the game but were played purely as a social game with Port and Beer at every break in Play. Games were played on Sunday mornings.
During the 32 years from its foundation the Charcoals have played almost 350 games against teams from all over Sydney and NSW.
The Club has over 10 players with 100 games to their credit and 2 players over 200 with those two Originals, Bryant “Cecil” Feltham and Ian “Gunna Hay” still turning up for an occasional appearance, it is rumoured its just for the Port. A Trophy Cabinet in the Licensed Club holds many Trophies and Memorbilia from the foundation years of this a wonderful advertisement tor the Game Played in Heaven “Rugby”.