Everything you need to know as an Eagles player in 2023
Welcome to the Eagles Seniors information page from our club president, Trent Pollard.
This year we are seeking to fill teams in all Premier Divisions (Men’s 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and Colts, and Women’s XV) and First Divisions (Men’s 3rd and 4th Grade).
If you are not registered for the Eagles on the Rugby Xplorer app, you won’t be allowed to play and you are not insured for training. We advise all players to be registered prior to commencing training.
The cost of Senior registration cost for 2023 is $326. This includes insurance, association fees, uniform, and helps cover the cost of club facilities and equipment, medical supplies, ground hire and referees. These fees are already heavily supplemented thanks to our very generous sponsors.
If you’re interested in joining the Eagles as a player, volunteer, sponsor or other, simply contact us via social media, or using the details on our Contact Us page.
Please be sure to follow the Gungahlin Eagles Facebook and Instagram page for regular updates.
The Eagles train at Nicholls Enclosed Oval on Clarrie Hermes Drive, on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:15pm..
Click here for Google maps pin to Nicholls Enclosed Oval.
When you get to the carpark, we are on the field surrounded by a fence on the left. Head through the gates and down to the sheds to meet one of our friendly volunteers.
Preseason training will commence on Tuesday 31 January.
Regular training throughout the season will continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Matches & Team Selection
Round 1 of the season will commence on Saturday 15 April. When released, the Fixtures can be found here.
The Eagles home ground is Nicholls Enclosed Oval on Clarrie Hermes Drive.
Teams will be selected on a weekly basis by the coaching staff.
Medical & Physio
The club provides volunteer medical services, including first aid, strapping and basic physiotherapy for assessments and referrals at training and on game day. Our official Physio is Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, visit https://csportr.com.au/ to make a booking.
Coaches & other volunteers
The Eagles Coaching Director Glenn Carey and Head Coach Locky McCaffrey will run the preseason. More announcements on coaching personnel will be made soon.
If you are interested in coaching or managing a team, please contact Director of Coaching, Glenn Carey at rugbymanager(at)gungahlineagles.com.au
We’re also looking for volunteers to undertake the roles of canteen, ground and kit coordination.
All registered Senior Club players will receive:
- 2023 Training Shirt
- New playing shorts
- New playing socks
Registered Volunteers will receive a polo shirt and training shirt.
Social and Events
Players are expected to attend all official post-match functions of all Eagles home games.
Please take note of our social events for the year. More will be posted on social media closer to each date.
If you would like to assist with organising social events, contact Trent Pollard at generalmanager(at)gungahlineagles.com.au or 0425 326 789
Our club would not exist without sponsors. If you own a business or know someone who may be interested in coming on board, DM us on social media or email president(at)gungahlineagles.com.au
Player Sponsorships are available and are a great option for businesses to support individual players. Player Sponsorship costs $500 and grants their player free sponsorship and kit. In return, the sponsor will get social media and gameday publicity and recognition.
Sponsored players will have their Rego fees reimbursed once the business has paid an invoice. Club sponsorships are tax deductible.
I’d like to give my personal thanks to those who support the club financially, and in particular, Ray White Canberra who are the major sponsor of the club.
Gungahlin Eagles RUC