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.

rugby union charity

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.

Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia