2018 saw the creation of the Petersham Shammies Supporters Group (PSSG), set up and administered by a committee of Petersham Old Boys. The group is open to ALL supporters, parents of juniors, old boys, current and previous players from all eras, in fact any person or organisation wishing to get involved.
Our first year of existence saw us hit a magical 100 members, exactly double our startup expectations.
Membership and support is an annual event, so we’re up and into it again, looking to grow on last year’s results.
The PSSG ideals are to promote camaraderie amongst members while supporting the on and off field activities of the Senior and Junior organisations of Petersham Rugby.
All membership fees, plus a bit more, are put back into the social and camaraderie aspect:
- Membership Stubby Holder and supporter stickers
- “$1 off your drinks” at two selected Petersham home games
- Free drinks and food at our “Marquee Day”, a third Petersham home game, with under cover “nearly half-way” seating.
Last year we raised just on $7,000 over and above the membership fees, through the sale of three, donated harbour cruises. This amount has already been put back into the senior and junior organisations in full by way of purchasing the two new marquees, two field marking sets, tackling rings, a new BBQ, first aid kit, installation of the defib machine, new canteen esky and microwave, plus a donation to the senior’s injured players fund.
We look forward to being able to continue this level of support as we go forward and grow.
To join: Transfer $30 to the Petersham Rugby account BSB 062 016 A/C 280 250 44 Ref “PSSG – your name” and send an email to dmcawthorne@ gmail.com – stating – “Just transf PSSG Mship”. (This allows us to grab your email address and add it to our master membership list).
If you have any queries about the PSSG please contact, Phil Newman, PSSG Secretary.