Footy finals and is that a ram?
Oak Tree Armidale are proud major sponsors of the local University College Rugby Club St. Albert’s “Albies” and what an exciting few weeks we have coming up.
It's the footy finals time with the Grand final scheduled for August 13th.
The Club is arguably the largest in the New England competition with well over 130 players in 4 grades including a very strong Women’s Rugby “ Chugby” team. Students from the College and Rugby Club come from all around Australia with a particularly regional and rural focus and grand final day parents, grandparents and friends come from far and wide to show their support. So strong is the fan base that many locals watch the matches right through winter and even in the most challenging weather conditions.
In his university days our Founding Director, Mark Bindon, could be seen in the same jersey proudly playing for the St. Albert’s College Rugby Club with his father Bernie Bindon cracking the whip as first grade coach.
Only in New England – the opposing teams mascot, an enormous Merino Ram escaped onto the field during last weeks match !!