MURFC Celebrates 50 Years
Friday, 27th May
Time: 12:00 pm – 3.00pm
Venue: The Establishment Hotel, Sydney
The Macquarie University Rugby Football Club is pleased to announce a special luncheon to celebrate our 50th year. The event will be a great opportunity to connect with teammates from past era’s, relive the clubs rich history and be entertained by a couple of grass roots rugby men.
Master of Ceremonies: Peter “Fab” Fenton
Peter FAB Fenton needs no introduction to most –he is Australia’s pre-eminent sporting story teller. He builds stories often using poetry and brings the passion and the moment to life. In FAB’s words: “While I am probably best known as a rugby man (happy with that) I have a genuine love of most sports, the result of being indoctrinated by trips with my late father to see the great sporting champions of my childhood, Don Bradman, Ray Lindwall, Keith Miller, Clive Churchill, Frankie Stanmore, John Bromwich, John Treloar, Vic Patrick, Ray Revell, Aub Lawson et al.” Peter Fenton knows and respects grass roots rugby but has also been there at some pinnacle moments in Australian Rugby history. His employment background extends to over 150 feature films as chief sound mixer –including films like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli and Phar Lap.
Guest Speaker: Matt Dunning
Made famous by his 2003 Super Rugby drop goal playing for the Waratahs against the Chiefs, Matt Dunning enjoyed a long and successful Australian and Super Rugby career spanning 11 years that included 45 Test caps, 110 Super Rugby caps and even a brief cameo in the NSW Suburban Rugby competion with Balmain RFC.
A local Eastwood product, Dunning gave many years of service to grass roots rugby playing 85 caps for Eastwood as well as attending Macquarie University for his studies.
Post rugby Matt has taken up a career in commercial property with CBRE in Sydney.
Guest Speaker: Peter Carson
Peter played two tests at half-back for the Wallabies in the late 70s including a career highlight man of the match performance in the 1979 Bledisloe Cup played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. A regular first grader at Norths in Sydney for many years, Peter has had a long affiliation with the Norths Club and more recently has had involvement with the Macquarie University affiliated North Harbour Rays.
We will also be introducing the MURFC Hall of Fame recognising individuals who have made a significant contribution to the club over its 50 seasons.
It is not too late to purchase a ticket or a table so please register and pay ASAP. Registration will remain open until Friday the 20th of May.
Tickets: $150 each or $1,450 table of 10
RSVP & Payment: Friday 20th of May
(Advance payment only, no door sales)
Dress Code: Jacket & Tie
Old Boys Day – Saturday 28th May
Macquarie will host the Sydney Harelquins at Beacon park (Macquarie University Sport Fields) the following day from 1pm and all old boys are invited to come down to the grounds and support the latest generation of Beacons. A catered area will be setup for the old boys in attendance with drinks, food and old boys merchandise on sale.
Subject to interest there will also be an old boys 10 aside match prior to 1st grade for anyone keen to lace up the boots. Please email email@example.com if interested in a run.
There will also be post game festivities with a venue to be confirmed closer to the date.