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.
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.
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.
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.