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Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day 2017 – Friday 24th March 2017

The 8th Annual Hearts in Union and Classic Wallabies Golf Day celebrates the memory of two of rugby’s finest, Shawn Mackay and “Uncle” Evan Fraser.

When : Friday 24th March 2017
Time : 7am
Where : St Michaels Golf Club, Jennifer Street, Little Bay NSW (Google Map »)

Whilst being a great day to battle with past & present Wallabies, your mates, colleagues & fellow rugby clubs, the golf day also continues to be our main fundraising event of the year, helping us to continue providing support and assistance to other severely injured rugby players and their families. The event also helps to support the ongoing great work of the Classic Wallabies.

Teams of four : $1,200 * for team.
Teams with Classic Wallaby : $1,500* for 3 players plus a Classic Wallaby.

Contact Gary Dawson for more details or register by calling 0412 600 062 or email

This year shapes to be even bigger and better than in 2016. We hope you can save the date and join us next year!

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* Include GST. 

Rugby Union Events & Fundraisers 2017


The Rugby Club – 2017 Super Rugby Launch

Wednesday 22nd February, 2pm
The Red Room, Level 1, 99 York Street, Sydney

Guest speaker : Daryl Gibson |  MC : Jim Callinan from Fox Sports.

Hearts in Union is proud of our partnership with The Rugby Club. Even though The Rugby Club currently does not have a physical home, they live on within the Rugby community with the primary objective of supporting Grassroots rugby. Come along and support their work.

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Australian Schools Luncheon

Friday 31st March 2017 (12:00 for 12:30pm)
Four Seasons Hotel – George St, Sydney
MC: Vince Sorrenti | Guest Speaker: Alan Jones
Rugby Panel made up the 1977 Schoolboys

The ’77 Schoolboys will be celebrating 40 years since their historic undefeated tour of the UK.  The Australian Schoolboys have been great supporters of Hearts in Union. Don’t miss this event.

Bookings & Info

The Barbarian Rugby Club

Australian Barbarians Annual Lunch

Friday 10th March 2017
More information to follow.

Visit the Barbarian Rugby Club’s Facebook page »


Special guest Eddie Jones at the 2016 Laffo’s Long Lunch

The 9th Annual Laffo’s Long Lunch

Thursday 15th June
Daltone House (Tattersall’s Club – Elizabeth Street)

Just days out from the Test between the Wallabies v Scotland at Allianz Stadium. The lunch will feature a mix of rugby, music and poetry. Almost 500 people attended in 2016 and the event was a sell out several weeks prior to the lunch.

Laffo’s Long Lunch has now raised in excess of $500,000 to fund a scholarship to assist students with a disability attend St John’s College and also raises funds for Hearts in Union and the work we do to assist our injured rugby players. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Newsletter – December 2015

Hearts in Union would like to thank you for your interest in our work. Each year, Hearts in Union provides valuable support and assistance to a range of people who have tragically suffered severe spinal injuries through a freak accident while playing rugby.

 Save the Dates – Exciting Events in March 2016!

  • Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day: Friday, 4 March 2016
  • Australian Barbarians Rugby – Annual Lunch: Friday, 11 March 2016
  • Sydney Benefit Luncheon for Maciu Vosa: Friday, 18 March 2016


Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day 2016

Friday 4 March 2016 from 7am at St Michaels Golf Club Jennifer Street, Little Bay NSW

Hearts in Union “Uncle Evan Fraser” Charity Challenge Golf Day 2016, St Michaels Golf Club

The 7th Annual Hearts in Union and Classic Wallabies Golf Day celebrates the memory of two of rugby’s finest, Shawn Mackay and “Uncle” Evan Fraser. Whilst being a great day to battle with past & present Wallabies, your mates, colleagues & fellow rugby clubs, the golf day also continues to be our main fundraising event of the year, helping us to continue providing support and assistance to other severely injured rugby players. The event also helps to support the great ongoing work of the Classic Wallabies.

Next year shapes to be even better than in 2015, when John Eales, Simon Poidevin, Matt Burke, Stirling Mortlock, Mick Martin, James Black, Julian Huxley, Peter Falk & many others were on hand to see the TPG Telecom team captained by Mark Rafferty win the Shawn Mackay Trophy and Eastwood Rugby Club take home the Hearts in Union Trophy.

We hope you can save the date and join us next year!  Click here for more details >>


Australian Barbarians Rugby – Annual Lunch

Hearts in Union is proud of our partnership with the Barbarian Rugby Club.  Proceeds from the Annual Lunch will support both organisations

The Barbarian Rugby Club

DATE:    FRIDAY, 11 MARCH 2016



Early in the New Year, we will be sending out a Booking Form. Please make a note in your diary.

We would be happy to hear from you that you will be coming and, if appropriate, the number of people in your party. Send an email as confirmation to Charlie Blunt at:

The Club’s Mailing List and Database has been extensively revised in recent times. We are well aware that we need further information. If you know of anyone who is a member, and we may lack details of a current email address, please let us know.


November 2015


Benefit Luncheon for Maciu Vosa

Friday, 18 March 2016 from 12 noon at Le Montage, Leichhardt, Sydney

Maciu (Matthew) Vosa

A father of two young children, Maciu (34) tragically broke his neck during a game of community rugby, playing for Harlequin Rugby against Melbourne University on 21 March 2015. He has consequently been left a quadriplegic and now faces a lifetime of hardship and uncertainty knowing that he may never be able to walk again. This is our opportunity to help out….

Please save the date…….Full details are still to come but we are delighted that Mark Ella and Pat McCabe are confirmed as special guests….. with more Wallabies, past & present to confirm soon.

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When donating through Give Now, your donation receipt will be automatically sent to your nominated email address once your payment has been processed.

Cheque deposits can also be sent to

The Directors
Hearts in Union Pty Ltd
GPO Box 1925
Sydney NSW 2001

Please include your return contact details in order to receive a receipt

We thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Rugby, the Directors of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia.



Hearts in Union is a charity where ex-players and supporters can help those who’ve had extreme misfortune playing our game. We aim to ensure those players that have been severely injured receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

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Charity Golf Day 2014

A great success!

The 2014 “Uncle Evan Fraser” Charity Challenge Golf Day in conjunction with the “Shawn Mackay Perpetual Trophy” was a great success, with 32 teams competing on Friday, 4 April 2014 at St Michael’s Golf Club in Sydney. Congratulations go to Stuart & Ian Robertson’s team for winning the Shawn Mackay Trophy and Brothers Rugby Club for winning the Hearts in Union Trophy!

A very big thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the Golf Day such a success. Many thanks as well to all the Classic Wallabies who played this year, John Eales, Simon Poidevin, Stirling Mortlock, Warwick Waugh, Rod Macqueen, Peter Carson, Mick Martin, Ian Robertson, James Black, Julian Huxley & Richard Tombs.

The Golf Day will be back bigger and better again next year on Friday, 6 March 2015 at St Michael’s Golf Club, Sydney.



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History of the event

“The Hearts in Union Golf Day has been a big success over the past 3 years and the Classic Wallabies are proud to be associated with such an important Charity as the Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation.

 Hearts in Union have done an incredible job in vastly improving the lives of Rugby players who have suffered a severe spinal injury during a rugby game. The Classics value this wonderful partnership which builds in strength every year.

Importantly the Golf Day also gives due recognition to Shawn Mackay who died tragically while on tour with the ACT Brumbies on the 6th April 2009. Teams on the day compete to win the Shaun Mackay Memorial Trophy.

 This year we will also play in memory of our great mate Evan Fraser who typified the spirit of a great club man. The Rugby Club that has the best score of the day will play for the Evan Fraser Cup. 

We would encourage all our members and supporters to get behind the 5th Hearts in Union Charity Golf Day on the  4th  April 2014.”

– Simon Poidevin



7am  :: Registration at St Michaels Golf  Club where staff will take players bags. They can provide pre-booked hire clubs and hire shoes if necessary.  Carts included.

7.15am ::  Breakfast

7.30am  :: Driving Range Optional

7.45am  ::  Welcome & Event Run Down – 4 Ball Ambrose

7.50am  :: Players move to their allocated tees

8am ::  Shotgun start, play commences (available on course: beverages and light snacks from the Drink Carts)

12:30pm ::  Players return and freshen up

1pm :: Lunch – presentation of prizes

3pm :: Finish  



St Michaels Golf Club is one of Sydney’s more spectacular golf locations for  the avid golfer and business elite of Sydney. A Championship Par 72 golf course.

Our supporters

Patron: John Eales

The purpose of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia (“Hearts in Union”) is expressed in the phrase: “Helping rugby help its own”

Hearts in Union is a charity that is all about assisting those players who have suffered  severe spinal injury during a rugby game. Rugby is a wonderful game played by people who enjoy the spirit of “mateship” and “fair play”. Unfortunately, some players through a freak accident have their lives changed forever. Spinal injuries place a physical, emotional and financial strain on the player for the rest of their lives. We aim to ensure those players that have been severely injured receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

Hearts in Union is the joint BENEFICIARY of this event.

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Co-Presidents… Simon Poidevin and Jeff Miller

The Classic Wallabies are the living heritage of Australian Rugby and encompass all players who have been selected to play for the Wallabies. The Classic Wallabies exist to maintain and enhance the spirit of camaraderie enjoyed by former Wallabies by facilitating functions, events, support and communications bringing members together and by acting as the guardians of the traditions of Australian Rugby.

The Classic Wallabies are committed to maintaining strong links between the Classic Wallabies and the current Wallabies. The Classics are committed to support the development of the game, selected Charities and Foundations as nominated from time to time.


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