by Kate Vanstone, ESDRUFC
Another sold out Ladies Day lunch! A fantastic winters days in Sydney - perfect for a long lunch and a bit of rugby. Upstairs, the Clubhouse was looking its best, the champagne was flowing and the atmosphere was fantastic. Our theme for this year was “Women in Rugby” and it was great to see so many mothers of junior and senior players past and present, and representatives from our womens team at the lunch. A unique and varied perspective of Women in Rugby was shared by our panel of guest speakers : Former England test player (7s and 15s) and personal trainer; Fran Matthews, Current Easts players & coaches of two of our junior teams; Oren Blindell and Susannah Cooke, President of Easts Bays and Board Director of Easts; Kate Vanstone. Elly Chapman, Senior Producer at Sports Sunday, Wide World of Sports, did a wonderful job of chairing the panel.
Easts Rugby was privileged again to partner with The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. 2019 is the third year running that we have had The Royal as our charity partner and it is a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about the The Royal. A huge thank to David and Skye Leckie, BMW, Commune Bondi, Laser Clinics Australia, Escentials for their fabulous donations for the “Royal Raffle” and the lucky chair prizes. Thanks also to all our guests for their generous support of the raffle.