Petersham is the oldest, continually operating club in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union (“Subbies”) competition. You’ve seen “1883” proudly written on many Shammie items – 1883, the year the club was born. And now we’ve been operating and playing rugby for 139 years.
During all these years, there have been many wonderful highlights and Petersham has achieved some magnificent feats….. but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, and the club’s strength and resilience has been tested, as you would expect, when such a long history is in place.
In the 1980s and early 90s, the club had to really dig deep to survive. During these years the club was on a downwards slide and the number of players and teams were diminishing. At one stage we were in a 1 team division, one solitary team, and in 1984 climbed back to 2 teams, but not without some hardship. During the 1992 season, Petersham had to enlist help from the neighbouring “Sth Sydney New Zealand RFC” – and although this only gave enough numbers for a bit over one team, we always played two grades each week – so most had to double up – and we got flogged - week in and week out.
It was tough stuff – would the club survive? – would we be able to play the following year? - would we be able to continue the unbroken history of Petersham Rugby? Due to nothing else than the unbreakable Shammie spirit, and, the hard work of a few individuals, namely Mr Richard Harvey and Mr Paul Stokoe, the club always pulled on its socks and jerseys and we started to rebuild and turn the corner – eventually the club got back to its glory days, and of course, onwards the club has marched, to get us back to where we are today.
It was a close call – but due to that Shammie grit, we are still able to pull on the maroon and sky blue and get out there to play, or cheer on, one of the greatest Subbies rugby clubs there has ever been.
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Petersham is the original touring club and 2nd oldest Subbies Rugby Club in Australia. Watch our video of historical tours.
We are the touring club.
Bonds beyond the game.
Bringing people together
139 Years Young
We are the Shammie Kids
We had a win today
We are the kids you know of
We showed em' how to play
Wherever you may be
The Maroon and Blue you’ll see
Oh aren’t we a wonderful credit
To our locality
Oh when the Shammies, come marching in
Oh when the Shammies come marching in
How I want to be in that number
When the Shammies come marching in..
The 100 and 200 Game Club is for players and coaches that have represented Shammies for at least 6 or 11 seasons respectively. Shammies warmly acknowledge the contribution made by them. Their enthusiasm, loyalty and dedication is the bedrock of the Club and is appreciated by all.
100 Club: Fin Chanter, Finn Waterworth, Fionn Rafferty, Harley Donohue, Jack Farley, James Junior Breen, James “Jimmy” Reilly, Michael Keenan, Mirei Kikuchi, Otto Gerber, Tom Jamison.
Coaches: Andrew Clarke and Shogo Kikuchi
200 Club: Quillan Ung
100 Club: Alexander Mitchell, Edward Walker, Hugo Rutter, Fletcher Lapthorne, Hamish Kelly, Jake Matthews, James Baranowski, Josh Baranowski, Louis Ruelle, Max May, Owen Charles, Robbie Walker, Robbie Clarke, Walker Gaff, William Harriman-Khan, William Jamison.
Coach: Richard Chen
200 Club: Frankie Davies, Kye Martin, Nils Bacic, Oscar Greville
100 Club: Dominic Cheng, Ezekiel Barros, Jack Cooper, Julius Rego, Kobi Hetariki, Levi Mikhiel, Rowan Bhatia.
Coach: Frank Rego
200 Club: Thomas Maclean, Tommy Treharne
100 Club: Aiden Lee, Declan Cohen, Giovanni Briguglio Magarinos, Jasper Cohen, Jasper Jones, Javier Kilkenny, Jemima Zoud, Jonas Cook, Josh Chen, Kyle Ritchie, Liam Waterworth, Max Blombery, Nate Travis, Noah Zoud, Owen Lloyd Jones, Ryan Gleeson, Sam Cameron, Sam Rudd. Coaches: Martin Davies, Peter Lloyd-Jones and John Kilkenny (JK)
100 Club: Billy Nicoletti, James Gormly, Tom Lennox, Elijah Hassan, Willem Teong, Lucas Kohen, Ewan Gleeson, Brendan Bennett, Maddox Oddy, Sam Hassan, Finnley Harding, Jules Holland, Oscar Ortolani.
Coaches: Simon Teong and Ryan Swerdlow.
100 Club: Tom Chanter, Oscar Swerdlow, Andrew Lyons, Mannix Ung, Spencer Davies, Aston Lebler.
Hugh Crakanthorp, Fletcher Gill, Jack Lennox, Lucas Pollard, Quillan Ung, Conor Dunn.
Coach: Ben Stephens
Lipina Ata, Nils Bacic, Ben Brown, Eric Carney, Josh Cartwright, Frankie Davies, Oscar Greville, Finnley Harding, Siaosi Mahe, Kye Martin, James McGregor, Maran Petkovic, Harry Stephens. Coach: Tim Greville
Players: Bertie Alcock, Will Burraston, James Crawford, Tom Maclean, Harry Russell, Tommy Treharne.
Coaches: Michael Crawford and Nik Treharne
We celebrate those who have made a lasting impact to the wonderful club we have become:
Michael Crawford (Granny) President 2009-2013
Adam Dunn (Dunny) President 2014-2019
Sarah Pinchbeck - Secretary 2014-2018
Jo Bacic - Committee Member - 2014-2018
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