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USC Rugby was founded in 1997 just one year after the opening of the University of the Sunshine Coast (then Sunshine Coast Community College). The USC Rugby Club plays in the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition, the local competition to the Sunshine Coast which is apart of the Queensland Country Rugby Union. 

Today USC Rugby boasts two Senior Grades, Under 19 Colts team and 11 junior sides ranging from U17 to U6s all competing in the Sunshine Coast District Rugby Union Competition (SCDRU). The senior competition traditionally has 5 teams from Fraser Coast in the north to Caloundra in the south.

USC Rugby is fast becoming the club of choice on the Sunshine Coast due to its commitment to nurturing the running game and it's strong club culture. Numerous programs have been put in place to host and nurture the development of individual players and officials, and of course the game of rugby union. USC Rugby has a very innovative philosophy for such a young club, believing that a club should not be segregated into teams but work as one united club. This is evident on and off the field with strong training sessions involving all players regardless of age or skill, and a social calendar that sees University as the envy of the district.

The USC summer rugby academy targets skill development, skill education and fitness for players aged between U11 to U18's. The academy is run by a collection of great coaches and current senior players through the months of November to March. 

Our club encourages our junior representative players with a rebate for all representative fees. Also we encourage our young players to join the Sunshine Coast Refereeing program where the young refs are paid to referee games of younger age groups. The more games refereed the more they earn!

Location

The USC Rugby Club is based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs Campus. This is a short 15 minute drive to the award winning beaches of Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Kawana. The Sippy Downs Campus is handy to the Bruce Highway (Australia’s National Highway) which is the direct route to Brisbane (Queensland’s capital) just 80 kilometers away. It is also supported by ever improving public transport to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

    USC Rugby field layout

Rugby Programs

Social Program

As previously mentioned the social culture with University is what really sets it apart from its rival clubs across numerous codes. The social scene is not limited to the season, events such as surf carnivals, Men’s nights, ladies days, adopt-a-colt night, Golf Days, The Rugby Ball, theme nights such as wig night and Hawaii 5-0 night, and plenty more keep the club’s patrons entertained throughout the year.

Clan Wars

To spread the work load around and really break down barriers between all teams within the club a house style program has been introduced similar to the system used at school. Players have been segregated into 4 clans and will compete throughout the year in a number of tasks and events to get all of the work done as well as grow the club spirit.

Tours

In 2000, the club ventured to ‘the land of the long dark pint’, Ireland, for their first international tour. So successful was the Irish Invasion tour, that the tradition of the USC Rugby tour began, which will see the boys travel to far and away places every three years.

In 2003, the club showcased their talents on rugby fields across Austria, Hungary the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy and Germany. The representative team comprised of 20 tourists, of mixed grade, who spent 21 days showing Europe how a Rugby game is really played! The boys spent two days at DKHS Calone (a sporting facility similar to that Australian Institute of Sport), and came up against many selected provincial sides and University teams. The USC Rugby Club is the first Australian team to have the privilege of touring through Austria.

2009 was the most recent tour with the team travelling to New Zealand for a Sevens tournament.

Honour Board

YEAR PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER  Club Captain HEAD COACH A GRADE CAPTAIN
1997 Heath Sylvester     Chris Thompson   Barry Synott  
1998 Al Grant   Kerry Synott Kerry Synott David Holzl Liam Weir Jonesy
1999 Barry Synott Michael Hurley Kerry Synott Kerry Synott Darryl Tenneti Mike Wallace & Barry Synott Patrick Weir
2000 Barry Synott Michael Hurley Kerry Synott Rebecca McGucken Mick Weir Mike Wallace Kristian Johnson
2001 Mick Weir David Holzl Peter Scott   Brett Longfield Mike Wallace Trent Smith
2002 Mick Weir David Holzl   Gerard O’Brien Ashley Dionysius Barry Synott Brett Longfield
2003 Mick Weir     Gerard O’Brien Scott Davidson Peter Slattery Trent Smith
2004 Mick Weir     Gerard O’Brien Scott Davidson Patrick Weir Trent Smith
2005 Brad Longfield Ashley Dionysius Frank Barrett Vicki Barrett Lee Barrett Patrick Weir Shane Boyd
2006 Brad Longfield Ashley Dionysius Garry Fritz Brent Perry Brent Stephens Brad Hofmeister
2007 Brad Longfield Ashley Dionysius Garry Fritz Brad Rose Brent Stephens Geoff D’Elboux
2008 Shane Bridley Ashley Dionysius Trevor Longfield Garry Fritz Brad Rose Regan Berryman Geoff D’Elboux & Trent Smith
2009 Shane Bridley Brent Stephens Trevor Longfield Garry Fritz Kurt Ludeke Regan Berryman Geoff D’Elboux
2010 Shane Bridley   Trevor Longfield Garry Fritz Adam Fritz Brent Stephens Geoff D’Elboux

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Shane Bridley

Shane Bridley

James Webb

Barry Synott

Phillip Knight

Phillip Knight

Phillip Knight

Bob McMillan

 

 

 

 Bob McMillan

 Bob McMillan

 

Trevor Longfield

 

 

 

Rochelle Hatton

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith

Garry Fritz

James Laing

James Laing

James Laing

Dean Neto

Hayden Knight

 

Adam Fritz

 

 

 

Dean Neto

Dean Neto

Dean Neto 

John Rangihuna

Peter Luese

Peter Luese

Steve Scotland

Steve Scotland

Steve Scotland

 

Geoff D’Elboux

 

 

 

 Tommy Beatty

 Tommy Beatty

 

Life Members

  • Barry Synott
  • David Holzl
  • Mick Weir
  • Mark Jones

10 Years Service for USC Rugby

  • Brett Longfield
  • Trent Smith
  • Scott Davidson
  • Gerard O’Brien
  • Lee Barrett
  • Brad Hofmeister
  • Ashley Dionysius
  • Brad Longfield
  • Trevor Longfield
  • Adam Fritz
  • Luke Bridley
  • Dean Neto
  • Justin Laing
  • Blake McMillan
  • Kurt Ludeke
  • Sara Bezuidenhout
  • Doc Fleming
  • John Lockhart

100 Games for USC Rugby

  • Scott Davidson
  • Trent Smith
  • Lee Barrett
  • Ashley Dionysius
  • Brad Hofmiester
  • Adam Fritz
  • Luke Bridley
  • Brett Longfield (Stingrays)
  • Denham Wicks (Stingrays)
  • Ben Church (Stingrays)
  • Blake McMillan (Stingrays)
  • Geoff D’Elboux
  • Andrew Scotland
  • Justin Laing

Blue Card Register

To apply for a blue card, please download, complete, sign and send this form to secretary@uscrugby.com.au

Name Blue Card No Expires
Andrew Grant 889442/2  16 Dec 2014
     
Bevan Read 1001575/1 28 Sep 2014
     
Brooke Knight N/A  
David Holzl 117731/3 12 Mar 2015
Dean Goode    
Doc Fleming 921362/2 23 Apr 2015
Geoff Lyneham 1095005/1 16 Mar 2015
Gary Jones 895363/2 29 Jan 2015
Hayden Knight N/A  
     
     
John Lockhart  19743/4  7 Feb 2014
John Millington 699887/3 16 Mar 2015
     
Kylie Smith    
Leah McCabe    
Marcia Bultrey 18873/3 20 Mar 2015
Matthew Hatton    
     
Phil Knight    
Ray Williams    
     
Scott Simpson 556917/3 24 May 2014
Sean Senbruns 915449/1 12 May 2012
     
     
     

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