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ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Western Australian Rugby Union (Inc.)


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Office Bearers WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION (INC) Founded 1893. Re-formed 1928

President D G Redpath (re-elected March 2012)

Patron in Chief His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia

Chairman Dr R J Perry

Patron Mr Arthur Hill Vice Patrons Senator The Honourable Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, R C Kucera APM; Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, Mayor City of Vincent; The Right Honourable Lisa-M. Scaffidi, The Lord Mayor City of Perth, Hon. Terrence Waldron MLA, Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming; Simon Withers, Mayor Town of Cambridge. Life Members P Bailey, B Belfitt, Mrs V Bleakley, TJ Bradbury, Dr D Butcher, P Davies-Moore, Rev R Davis, M Day, S Fink, B French, J Hancock, Dr B Hartley, M Harvey (dec), Dr D Haultain, A Hill, G Hunt, M Hunt, Dr A Johnson, G Mickle, B Olney, Dr R Perry, D Procopis, D Redpath, B Reinecke, M Siddons, G M Stooke OAM, J Suckling, R Todman, R Trend, T Wilkinson

Board Members D G Redpath (President), Dr R J Perry (Chairman), C Fear, S Fink, T Howart AO CitWA, L Davies (re-elected March 2012), B Stewart, N Sharpe (Player representative Alternate; S Staniforth), I Cochrane, D Vaux Chief Executive Officer V G Reid Secretary M Wilson Judiciary Board M Tudori, M Hunt, J Hancock, B Thompson, P Ellis, M Parker, M Becker, D Hodson, L Davies, A O’Shea, B Mews Australian Rugby Union Delegate Dr R J Perry Auditor Ernst & Young

Honorary Life Members R Arndt, J Freemantle, J Green, B Wright

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Contents 3

Office Bearers

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President’s Report

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Chairman’s Report

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Chief Executive Officer

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Commercial Services

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Media & Communications

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Professional Rugby Report

14 - 30 2011 Emirates Western Force Season Review

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Community Rugby

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Grade Tables

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Juniors (WAJRU) Report

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Referees (WARURA) Report

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WA Schools Rugby

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WA Country

40 - 45 Junior Elite Report

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Chief Financial Officer

48 - 69 Financial Accounts

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Board & Award Winners

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Sponsor Acknowledgements


President’s Report The 2012 Super Rugby season proved a year of change at the Emirates Western Force both on and off the field. The disruption caused by the decision of Richard Graham to move on provided the opportunity to bring on board Michael Foley as Head Coach, who has set about relaunching the side with a revamped professional rugby coaching group and extensive changes to the playing roster for 2013. Highlights of 2012 on the field were limited to three wins, the most notable of which was the wonderful home victory over the Queensland Reds which featured the try of the season scored by Matt Hodgson. Congratulations to all Emirates Western Force players on completing a tough season and special thanks to the interim coaching panel comprising Phil Blake, Andrew Scotney and Nick Styles, who each stepped up following Richard Graham’s departure. 2012 cannot go by without special mention of Nathan Sharpe, who capped his farewell year with the Wallaby captaincy and the John Eales Medal. The term ‘legend’ is often loosely applied, but Nathan’s outstanding career more than qualifies him for that honour. 92 Force caps, 78 as captain in excess of 150 Super Rugby games, inaugural captain of the Force, 2010 Force members most valuable player, more than 100 Wallaby caps and two John Eales medals are testament to a fantastic career. We look forward to seeing the relaunched Emirates Western Force taking the field at the new-look nib Stadium which has been extensively improved since the end of the 2012 season with the construction of a new eastern stand at a cost of $95m. On behalf of RugbyWA and the passionate supporters in “the Sea of Blue”, I sincerely thank the State Government for its ongoing commitment to Rugby in Western Australia through the provision of world class facilities. In 2012 RugbyWA passed the 8,000 mark for Senior and Junior player registrations with a further 2,500 playing in schools competitions and 1500 participants playing Golden Oldies on a regular basis. A further 11,000 school children received exposure to rugby through the hard work of the Community Rugby Development team delivering various ‘Try Rugby’ and other programs into schools. Congratulations to all the clubs, the WA Junior Rugby Union, the WA Schools Union, SCRUM and all their volunteers on achieving excellent growth in the game at the grassroots level. RugbyWA is targeting further growth over the next few years as we seek to expand the ‘rugby footprint’ in Western Australia. The 2012 Premier Grade saw continued improvement in the standard of rugby and in the strength of the participating clubs. Congratulations to Associates who won in the Premier Grade grand final over Nedlands. All other senior grade results see page 34. Cottesloe’s young back-rower Nick Haining was crowned 2012 PG Hampshire Award winner for the best-and-fairest player in the Pindan Premier Grade. Haining collected 18 votes in an impressive season for the Gulls.

Emirates Western Force and Associates flyhalf Kyle Godwin, was recognised as the top Under 20 player. Wearing the number 10 jersey, he guided Associates to a grand final win over Nedlands. Godwin also represented the Australian Under 20 side at the IRB Junior World Championship and made his Super Rugby debut during the year. He polled points in six of Soaks’ matches in the regular season to finish runner-up in the PG Hampshire Award on 16 points. Coach of the Year went to Nedlands’ Tony Ball, who led his team to yet another minor premiership. Nedlands No.8 Richard Naylor was the competition’s top try scorer, scoring an impressive 17 tries in 18 games. Wests Subiaco flyhalf Teava Te Rangi was the competition’s highest point scorer with three tries in a season total of 166 points. The competition’s most improved player was youthful Wanneroo winger Waqa Blake, who made his debut in the Pindan Premier Grade from the Under 18 competition. Perth Bayswater outside centre Katrina Barker took out the Women’s Best & Fairest. The top referee award went to Matt O’Brien. A special thanks to all our match officials who give up their time each week to make rugby possible. UWA received the 2012 Senior Club Championship after five of the club’s nine senior grade sides qualified for the finals with three earning places in the grand finals. Congratulations to University on registering over 300 senior players in 2013. The Students also claimed the Champion Club, which takes into consideration the performances of both senior and junior grades. Mike Penhaligon was recognised for his 24 years of continuous service to rugby in Western Australian with a Life membership of RugbyWA. Presently Mike is Southern Lions club president and has served on the Schools Union Executive and previously as President of ARKS. Thank you to all who take part in Rugby in Western Australia whether as a player, coach, team manager, volunteer administrator, parent, match official or simply as a spectator. Thank you again. A sincere thank you to RugbyWA sponsors and supporters. Your assistance and support is overwhelmingly valued and appreciated. I look forward to seeing many of you again in 2013. Thanks to our outgoing CEO Vern Reid and all the staff of RugbyWA for their efforts in 2012. A warm welcome Mark Sinderberry to the CEO position and we wish Mark well into the future. Finally a note of thanks to the RugbyWA Board and in particular our Chairman Russel Perry who has been a driving force in delivering changes needed for future sustainable success for the Force and RugbyWA. The Board is not only highly skilled in their professional field but are also passionate about rugby in Western Australia and do so without remuneration. David Redpath President

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Chairman’s Report RugbyWA

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Western Force have begun a new era in 2013 following an extremely disappointing year in 2012. After the ‘almost’ season in 2011 when the Emirates Western Force was in front at the 65th-minute mark in 11 of 16 games, there was reason to be optimistic about 2012.

However, this optimism

was not realised when the team won only three games in 2012. Without dwelling too much on the negative, the team once again suffered the loss of the key playmaker; the recruitment of new team members did not reach expectation; there was a significant level of unavailability due to injury; Head Coach Richard Graham resigned midseason to join the Reds; and captain David Pocock left to join the Brumbies. I believe that history will show these issues have created a positive agenda for the major change that needed to be made, has now been made, and will see a renewed and refreshed team and organisation moving forward. In the midst of this adversity the staff of RugbyWA acted at all times with professionalism and enthusiasm and, led by CEO Vern Reid, achieved optimum outcomes in most difficult circumstances. In particular, the growth of the game at community level reached new heights, with the threshold level of 8,000 registered players being achieved for the first time. It is noteworthy that within this number there were over 4,000 junior players registered and the volunteers of the WA Junior Rugby Union – supported magnificently by the Community Rugby staff of RugbyWA – are to be commended on their outstanding achievement. Under the leadership of Andrew Hill there is little doubt that a new era of Premier Grade rugby has commenced with stronger linkages into the Bankwest Academy program. All clubs are seriously addressing their own operations and embarking on improvements and expansions. To mention a few clubs by way of example: • non-Premier Grade club, Joondalup, has the largest number of junior registrations of all clubs; • Palmyra has established its own Academy; • Nedlands has opened its magnificent new clubhouse, largely self-funded; • Wests Subiaco has transitioned to a new growth area to become Wests Scarborough – a new name but still the same traditions;

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• m  ajor new facilities are now in place in Mandurah, Rockingham and Southern Lions with great support from their local councils. These achievements all contribute to closing the gap between our Premier Grade and Super Rugby and reinforcing the pathway for local players into the Emirates Western Force. The Board’s Community Rugby Advisory Committee in close liaison with the clubs has been tasked with defining a growth strategy for the size, shape and structure of the competition to allow for and to manage the ongoing growth of rugby in Western Australia into the future. Congratulations to Associates Rugby Union Club, winners of the 2012 Pindan Premier Grade Premiership and to all clubs who participated in finals rugby in all grades. The Super Rugby games were attended in good numbers by loyal supporters and members who continue to provide the unique ‘Sea of Blue’ to cheer on the Emirates Western Force. The visiting Wallabies in Perth for the Springboks Test Match utilised RugbyWA’s new headquarters at Perry Lakes and, without exception, were impressed by the best facilities in the country. There is no doubt that this is an ongoing positive factor in our recruitment and retention program. The building and facilities are being well used by the whole spectrum of Community Rugby – Junior Union; Rugby Referees; individual clubs; club sponsors. In addition other sporting organisations such as soccer, basketball, netball and disabled athletes are also being accommodated. As has been previously reported, ARU funding to all Super Rugby franchises has been reduced and in the case of the Emirates Western Force, funding for a local Academy has been withdrawn. Combined with a season of poor on-field performances, this has meant that the 2012 financial result for RugbyWA is an accounting loss for the second year in a row. As a result of extremely tight management by the RugbyWA Executive, the loss is less in quantum than in 2011 so the organisation is heading in the right direction. There is a trading loss within the overall result which places even greater emphasis on the need to continue turning the organisation around to improve revenues and to look to create new lines of revenue. Ongoing attention to cash flow management allows time for these tasks to be addressed. In the first instance improved on-field performance is a priority as it leads to greater spectator revenues – another 2,000 members or spectators to every home game will have a major positive effect on RugbyWA’s financial performance. There was a seismic shift in Australian Rugby during 2012 that RugbyWA was an integral part of and fully supported. Recognising the strained relationship between the ARU and its


constituent states, RugbyWA was at the forefront of a reform agenda that tried to focus on better national outcomes versus a Sydney-and-Brisbane-centric approach to the game. In particular the “other states” elected a new ARU Board Member in the person of former RugbyWA Chairman Geoff Stooke. This also created a vacancy in the ARU chairmanship that was filled by Wallaby great and successful businessman Michael Hawker. By the end of the year, three other significant changes had occurred – ARU Managing Director John O’Neill and Head of ARU High Performance David Nucifora had resigned and the Governance reform of the ARU’s constitution had been achieved. The Governance reform has resulted in a more equitable voting structure at AGM’s with NSW and Queensland no longer able to act together to control the vote, as well as a newly structured and more independent Board.

of this facility is already having a major positive impact in terms

Already there is evidence of a new approach to communication and consultation, with the new ARU Managing Director Bill Pulver planning a two-day visit to Perth; extra foreign player concessions being given to the Emirates Western Force; a unanimous push by all states to abolish the National Academies; and a growing awareness that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ in Australian Rugby. The influence of Geoff Stooke’s Board membership and RugbyWA’s Sydney-based Director David Vaux’s communication and networking cannot be overstated and I wish to acknowledge their major contribution to the reform agenda.

Western Force supporters whose contribution on many levels

In Perth, the construction of the first stage re-development of nib Stadium by the State Government is on budget and on time for the first home game in 2013. RugbyWA’s relationship with Government in general and the Department of Sport and Recreation in particular continues to be based on strong communication, mutual trust and outcome based agendas. The new nib Stadium facilities will be excellent and the delivery

of membership and sponsor renewals. With the support of members, sponsors, staff, players and community rugby clubs, it will be our task to justify to the Government that it will need to implement the second stage of the development in the near future to complete a state-of-the-art rectangular stadium with 25,000 seat capacity. The first stage now underway is an excellent beginning. Sponsorship support of RugbyWA and the Emirates Western Force during 2012 is gratefully acknowledged – naming sponsor Emirates, Bankwest, ET Mining Solutions, Fugro-TSM, BUPA, Kooga, McDonalds, Volvo and Channel 9 and all our business partners are valued and we look forward to continuing these relationships. Another important relationship is with the Force XV Foundation, a coterie of passionate RugbyWA and Emirates is of enormous assistance to our organisation. Turning to the playing arena the performance of the Emirates Western Force coaching panel and the playing squad in difficult circumstances is acknowledged and the re-signing of those players loyal and committed to our club is appreciated and provides the foundation for our future. The embodiment of that loyalty and commitment is Nathan Sharpe – inaugural captain, most capped player and Board member who retired at the end of 2012. Nathan’s leadership has been exemplary throughout and his contribution at all levels of the organisation is without peer. No better way to retire than as captain of the Wallabies on a successful Spring Tour and winner of the John Eales Medal in 2012. Words cannot express the contribution he has made to rugby in WA – Nathan will always be welcome in the West, his second home, and many such occasions are already being planned.

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Two other Wallaby selections from our ranks must be acknowledged: Brett Sheehan’s recall to the Wallabies after a break of several years is a credit to his dedication, fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude. Nick Cummins finally gained the recognition he deserved and the flying winger scored his first Wallaby tries in Europe – the first of what we hope will be many more tries scored for Australia as well as for the Emirates Western Force. And so we turn to the changes that have been made in 2012 – the changes that had to be made in order to create future success: • a  major revamp of the playing squad, releasing some contracted players to create vacancies for new recruits.

Thirteen new players in a squad of 35 represents a major turnover with the emphasis on further strengthening the forwards and creating a virtually new backline with injury cover and flexibility across all positions. • a  major change in the coaching area with new Head Coach Michael Foley heading up an internationally experienced team of Nick Stiles, Steve Meehan, Philip Fowler and David Wessels. • C  hanges in the medical and strength and conditioning areas have also occurred with David Joyce (Head of Athletic Performance) joining us having previously held the role of Head Physiotherapist for the Chinese Olympic team during the London Olympics. • a  n early change has been made in the pre-season program, with a balanced emphasis on ball handling and injury prevention resulting in the lowest pre-season injury rate in the history of the club. • a  newly structured recruitment and retention program has been instituted lead by newly promoted Chief Operating Officer, Sean Lee and newly recruited General Manager High Performance, Chris Webb. This is a rolling three-year strategy aimed at ongoing improved performances and a strong emphasis on recruiting younger players with longer term aspirations and less emphasis on short-term marquee players. • a  new multi-tiered approach to a local academy with emphasis both on local player participation; the recruitment of younger elite players from overseas and interstate playing in and strengthening the local competition and with the potential to play in the Emirates Western Force and ultimately the Wallabies; plus an open door policy for interstate players to try out. The academy structure will also provide a vehicle to develop coaches and referees in Western Australia. Communication is vital, noting that some of the changes above had to occur in confidence and took time to finalise. While this did cause a measure of frustration in some quarters at the time, the positive feedback now received gives a sense of satisfaction in terms of the progress made so far. A new communication strategy with emphasis on web-based messages and content is in place and all feedback is very positive. This satisfaction should not be equated with complacency and more progress and change needs to occur. I wish to acknowledge the efforts and support of my fellow RugbyWA Board Members and the executive and staff of RugbyWA, as we look forward to the future in cooperation with all stakeholders and fans. 2013 represents the beginning of a new chapter in the history of rugby in Western Australia and it is important that everyone and every participant group contributes to our shared objectives of continuous improvement and success both on and off the field. Russel Perry Chairman

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Chief Executive Officer As our Chairman has already written, 2012 was the most disappointing of seasons for our team in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition. However, much water has flowed under the bridge since the end of the season and – as members and supporters will be aware – the Board of RugbyWA has undertaken root and branch rejuvenation of our Professional division led by the appointment of Michael Foley as Head Coach.

Our new training and administration facility has been a boon to

These many changes to the Professional department have been made with the interests of RugbyWA and the Emirates Western Force realising sustained success in the future, bearing in mind the lessons and the experiences of the past.

combined with the makeover of the stadium send a strong

Since his appointment Michael has assembled an internationalstandard coaching and athletic performance staff to lead the squad into the 2013 season. Already there is a buzz around the team as new and old squad members prepare for the new season. The changes have also included an overhaul to the playing roster with 12 new faces included in the 2013 playing squad. I would like to thank those players who made a contribution last season and the wish them well in their next playing role whether here in Australia or overseas.

RugbyWA. Built as a home for all levels of the game, the building is a hive of activity from early in the morning to late at night. While predominantly utilised by the Professional department and the Emirates Western Force players during the majority of the day, young men from our Academy closely follow the activities of the professional players late in the afternoon and they in turn are replaced by club officials attending coaching and referring courses, tribunal hearings, meetings of clubs with RugbyWA staff and even club functions. The building has been a godsend and its facilities provide a springboard for the game to grow strongly in WA. This facility message that rugby is on the rise in WA. I have also represented the interests of rugby as a member of the new Burswood stadium advisory committee. While this 60,000 capacity stadium is essentially for Australian Football, the soccer and rugby codes have been accommodated as there is a movable rectangular format built into the broader oval configuration. This will make it an ideal venue for Test matches in the future. I would like to pay particular tribute to Geoff Stooke for his role in the development of the game in WA over the past three decades. Much has been written commending Geoff’s contribution but it is important to note that his elevation to the

Rugby continues to grow in WA and the broad support for the Emirates Western Force has not wavered. This strength of belief gives our players and staff great inspiration and generates the enthusiasm to drive us to continue to be better in the years ahead.

Board of the Australian Rugby Union is testimony to his vision

Community rugby achieved 8000 registered players in 2012 while our Schools Contact Program introduced more than 12,000 children to the game of rugby. On the back of this work, we are confident that this number will grow exponentially in the next three-to-five years. Clubs have become more professional and better organised and increased contact by and with our Community rugby department. This, combined with the work of the Community Rugby Advisory Committee (CRAC), has given cohesion to the game at club level and sets a platform for growth and consolidation for the future of grassroots rugby.

community and professional rugby at the highest level at

The first stage of the redevelopment of nib Stadium approaches completion and will provide a great boost to the game in WA. This $95m upgrade of the old scaffold eastern and southern grandstands will provide equal to the best viewing experience in all of Super Rugby. The angle of the seats and the line of sight is on par with that of the best stadiums in the world. We are indebted and grateful to the West Australian Government that it saw fit to undertake this transformation of what could only be described as a makeshift, second-rate arena.

for rugby in WA and his drive and enthusiasm to grow the game in this state. Geoff’s role is not only to look after RugbyWA at the game’s top table but his experience as a player, coach and as an administrator gives him the qualifications to represent Head Office. We are indeed fortunate to have him as the representative of the “other States.” As my time as CEO comes to an end I would like to welcome Mark Sinderberry to RugbyWA as our new CEO. Mark is a very experienced rugby administrator having served time very successfully at both the Brumbies in their formative years and then at Saracens in the UK. Mark will make a great contribution to RugbyWA and I wish him and the organisation every success. In closing, I would like to thank the Board for appointing me some three-and-a-half years ago and to my management and staff who have given their all in an effort to make us successful. I look forward to following the progress of the team and of the game in 2013 and the years beyond. Vern Reid Chief Executive Officer

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Commercial Services The 2012 Super Rugby season had both its ups and downs. From a commercial perspective, 2012 saw us reach our targets in Partnership retention, Business Development, Membership and Corporate Hospitality and we achieved our ticket sales budget. That said, it is estimated that our first ever rain-affected match against the Stormers, cost the organisation approximately $100,000 in lost revenue.

nib Stadium. Having convincingly beaten the Reds the week

Whilst off-field targets were achieved, the on-field performance of the team coupled with the state of flux within the Professional Department highlighted for the first time organisational and team performance as major barriers for fans. This proved a difficult commercial challenge in 2012.

Despite the drop off in interest amongst the membership base,

In taking our memberships to market, it was clear that “stadium”, whilst still an important factor in the fans’ mind, was being eclipsed by the lack of on field success as a key driver in trying to retain and acquire members. Still lovers of the game, the willingness to sign up as members was at its lowest. The value equation had shifted and we needed to address it.

sold out in some games but not the entire season.

To that end, 2012 saw us launch our “Tri-Force” membership allowing members to remain part of the club and attend three home games without the price tag associated with a full membership. With the promise of the redeveloped stadium one season away, this proved a great tool for retaining members albeit at a lower price point.

were able to achieve a 100% retention ensuring not only

The outcome of this was the ability to hold our total member numbers at similar levels to 2011, however, the revenue slipped somewhat with the yield per member dropping. It was envisaged that once the team enjoyed some on-field success, maintaining the customer base would allow us to improve our yield to previous figures without having to attract members back. When it came to our ticket sales for the season, thanks to a more even spread of Friday, Saturday and Sunday fixtures, after the first couple of home games we were well on track to exceed budget for the year. However, when the rains thundered down upon our match against the Stormers, ticket sales dried up leaving us short of where we were hoping with an estimated $100,000 in revenue lost due to conditions. Conversely, the stars all aligned for our match against the Chiefs where we achieved an unexpected sell-out and the highest level of ticketing revenue for any Emirates Western Force match at

before, the Chiefs sitting at the top of the table, a marquee player in Sonny Bill Williams, not to mention the efforts that went into marketing the game as a Family Day, it showed that when team performance is positive, selling out matches is likely. In addition to our annual Family Day match, the Marketing and Events teams helped elevate the game day by introducing “Super Hero Sunday” and a number of other game day elements that worked extremely well in promoting the game of rugby. support from the corporate sector remained very strong. With satisfaction levels at their highest we were able to achieve the same result as 2011 with $2.5million dollars in sales with sellouts in all areas with the exception of the Clubhouse that was It was on the back of this high level of satisfaction that we were able to grow a number of our corporate clients into partners of RugbyWA and the Emirates Western Force, therefore helping us achieve our business development targets. With a third of our partners up for renewal in 2012, we that we achieved budget in this area but more importantly demonstrating the ability to work with our partners to grow their business. The best example of this in 2012 was the launch of the Bankwest referral initiative that saw local clubs provided with the ability to earn commissions on loans directed towards Bankwest. Launched in February, by the end of November there was approximately $70 millon in funding that had been directed through this program. A great testimony to the teamwork required across Bankwest, the Partnerships team as well as the Community Rugby department. Overall, 2012 proved to be a challenging year but one in which the Commercial Services team rose to the occasion and were able to meet and exceed the overall revenue targets of the department whilst simultaneously spending less than what was budgeted. For that, I need to thank the entire team for all their efforts and sacrifices throughout the year. Without your help it would not have been possible. We look forward to 2013 and the arrival of our newly refurbished stadium. Sean Lee Chief Operating Officer

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Media & Communications Season 2012 was a season of transition across the board for RugbyWA and the Emirates Western Force.

content on the website as a means of encouraging new and repeat visitors. In 2012 we received 1.8 million page views from 272,623 people visiting the site. Pleasingly, we received 38.74% new visitors for the site.

In May, RugbyWA farewelled Mark White after almost three seasons of service. Mark was a well organised operator who boasted an excellent rapport with the media and colleagues alike. Having previously held posts with the Fremantle Dockers and Perth Glory, Mark’s decision to leave sport for the corporate sector was prompted to be able to spend more time with his family. Nick Smith began in the role as Media & Communications Manager in June.

The quality of produced content for our website and social media platforms was aided during the end of the year with the recruitment of Ben Roberts as our in-house Video Journalist. Since Ben’s arrival we have been able to produce video content on an almost daily basis and feature a combination of press conferences, one-on-one interviews with players as well as a range of colour material. Ben will also assist in providing content to assist Commercial and Community in achieving their objectives.

The challenges that the Emirates Western Force encountered on-field affected the amount of media interest, particularly through the second half of the season when results put pay to our finals aspirations. The side was faced with several key off-field news stories during the year: flyhalf Willie Ripia departed the club suddenly during the pre-season; Head Coach Richard Graham stood down in April after signing with the Reds for 2013; and David Pocock announced that he would be joining the Brumbies shortly after the season’s end. The team’s standing as the lowest-placed Australian side also had a bearing on the media interest in the side as the season progressed. However, on a media front, the season finished strongly on the back of Nathan Sharpe’s home farewell against the Brumbies (for which he completed 10 interviews during the week) and final matches in Auckland and Christchurch. We continue to boast a strong relationship with the local media, including Nick Taylor (The West Australian), Dale Granger (The Sunday Times) and Justin Chadwick (AAP), while Channel 10 and 6PR have also provided continual coverage through the season. Due to decreased media coverage at the back end of the season, we had a renewed focus on building our social media channels, particularly with regard to the level of engagement of our users. This had a dramatic effect on the level of following with our Facebook ‘Likes’ more than doubling during the year (5,256 to 11,762) while our Twitter following realised a similar increase (3,172 to 6,075). With the side boasting a large number of new faces in 2013, these channels will be increasingly important in helping to build the profile of the side. Our website continues to be a central information hub for information regarding the Emirates Western Force and RugbyWA. We have endeavoured to ensure there is fresh daily

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We received assistance throughout the season from our Media Intern, Melanie Dunne. Mel’s assistance was very useful in providing administrative and editorial support during the week, match day was as well as initiating and editing a staff newsletter which was well received throughout the office. In 2012 we engaged Gareth Morgan to assist with editorial of Linebreak, our match day programs. This proved very beneficial, freeing up the Media Department for their other duties. We continued our longstanding relationship with Cambridge Media to produce the match programs – as well as the Linbreak: Season Guide and annual report. In 2012 we sold an average of 750 programs/match, with a season high 856 souvenir edition programs sold for Nathan Sharpe’s final home match against the Brumbies. Our coverage of the Pindan Premier Grade was aided by the assistance of Geoff Mason, Bec Curtain and Pat Henning, who provided previews and match reports for the match of the round throughout the season. We received regular coverage for the Pindan Premier Grade in The Sunday Times, The West Australian and Western Suburbs Weekly. I would like to thank RugbyWA for the opportunity to be a part of the Media & Communications Department and particularly thank Elise Goodin for her ongoing assistance, not least of which for overseeing the department on her own between Mark’s departure and my commencement date. Nick Smith Media and Communications Manager


Professional Rugby Report It would be fair to say that the 2012 Super Rugby season provided more than its fair share of challenges for the Emirates Western Force. In a season that was again disrupted by injuries, the side managed three wins and 27 competition points from its 16 matches – finishing in fifth place in the Australian conference and 14th overall. Within the Australian conference, the Emirates Western Force battled bravely to limited avail. A narrow two-point loss to the Brumbies began the season, while two one-point losses summed up the agony of the season. However, one-point ‘away’ win over the Waratahs and an emphatic 45-19 win over Australian semi-finalists, the Reds, proved the highlights for the season. Head Coach Richard Graham departed mid-season following his signing with the Queensland Reds for 2013, leaving Phil Blake (Defence & Skills Coach), Nick Stiles (Forwards Coach) and Andrew Scotney (Force ‘A’ Coach) to share the responsibility of leading the team as the club’s ‘coaching panel’ for the remainder of the season. David Pocock and Nathan Sharpe continued to be mainstays within the Wallabies’ line-up, while Nick Cummins made a long-awaited and much-deserved Test debut against Argentina during the Rugby Championship. The ageless Brett Sheehan fought his way back into the Wallaby fold, earning his first Test start against Italy on the Spring Tour before his match was unfortunately cut short by an ankle injury. Flyhalf Kyle Godwin and prop Ollie Hoskins were the state’s representatives in the Australian Under 20 squad for the IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa, with both players featuring in the starting XV in their respective positions. David Pocock was appointed the captain prior to the season commencing and continued to lead the team by example throughout the year. His consistency of performance led to his first Emirates Western Force Player of the Year Award. On completion of the season, David opted to continue his career with the Brumbies.

Our inaugural captain Nathan Sharpe was also farewelled by the Sea of Blue at the end of the Super Rugby season. ‘Sharpie’ leaves with a competition record 162 Super Rugby caps (92 for the Emirates Western Force). While results did not fall the side’s way in his final home match against the Brumbies nor the final fixture against the Crusaders (for which he captained the side), he was afforded the send-off he deserved after twice putting off retirement to represent the Wallabies, finishing with a second John Eales Medal, a further four Tests as captain of his country and an emphatic last-minute victory against Wales during the Spring Tour in his final match. At the end of the Super Rugby season we farewelled a number of other players, including Gene Fairbanks (Japan), David Harvey (released), Josh Holmes (released), Napolioni Nalaga (France), Jordan Rapana (released), Ben Seymour (released), Cameron Shepherd (UK), Rory Sidey (released), James Stannard (Japan), Elvis Taoine (released), Justin Turner (injury), Samu Wara (released). We thank these players for their contribution to the side and wish them the best for their future. We would also like to thank Oliver Atkins, Anare Koliavu, and Ruan Smith, who all made their Super Rugby debuts after being called into the squad as injury cover during the season. We would also like to thank our departing staff for their effort and commitment towards the Emirates Western Force during their time here, including Phil Blake (Defence & Skills Coach), Andrew Scotney (Force ‘A’ Coach), Mitch Hardy (General Manager, Rugby), Rob Naish (Senior Physiotherapist), Merv Travers (Assistant Physiotherapist) and Mark White (Media & Communications Manager). In response to the frustrations of the 2012 season, the RugbyWA Board has made significant investment in both coaching and management staff and playing personnel to turn the fortunes of the team around. 2013 provides the club with an opportunity to relaunch itself where everyone involved will be working together to bring the necessary improvement for the club to reach its end goal of sustained success. Chris Webb General Manager, High Performance

A number of milestones were reached during the season with Pek Cowan and Nick Cummins reached 50 Super Rugby caps for the Emirates Western Force while 17 players (Ollie Atkins, Phoenix Battye, Angus Cottrell, Kyle Godwin, David Harvey, Josh Holmes, Toby Lynn, Salesi Ma’afu, Salesi Manu, Locky McCaffrey, Napolioni Nalaga, Ben Seymour, Ruan Smith, Winston Stanley, Elvis Taoine, Will Tupou and Samu Wara) all made their Emirates Western Force debuts.

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Season Review Round 1

BRUMBIES v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE BRUMBIES

The Emirates Western Force collected a bonus point in Canberra to open their 2012 season, falling just short of the home town Brumbies in a 19-17 heart stopper. Former Australian Sevens Player of the Year James Stannard was a standout scoring all 17 points for the Western Australian side, booting four penalties for the side in the first half and crossing for a try in the second. Up 12-9 at half time, the Emirates Western Force headed into the second half with confidence but a short lapse in intensity allowed the home side to sneak over for two easy tries and despite Stannard’s late five-pointer, couldn’t claw back the two-point deficit. Seven players made their Emirates Western Force debut in the opening round with Salesi Ma’afu, Toby Lynn, Winston Stanley, Elvis Taione, Angus Cottrell, Sam Wara and Napolioni Nalaga all pulling on the ocean blue jersey for the first time.

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1 Ben Alexander 2 Stephen Moore 3 Dan Palmer 4 Leon Power 5 Sam Carter 6 Peter Kimlin 7 Ita Vaea 8 Ben Mowen 9 Nic White 10 Matt Toomua 11 Jesse Mogg 12 Christian Lealiifano 13 Andrew Smith 14 Henry Speight 15 Robbie Coleman Reserves 16 Anthony Hegarty 17 Ruaidhri Murphy 18 Scott Fardy 19 Michael Hooper 20 Ian Prior 21 Zack Holmes 22 Joseph Tomane

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Winston Stanley 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Angus Cottrell 20 Justin Turner 21 Ben Seymour 22 Sam Wara.

Friday, 24 February 2012 at Canberra Stadium

Emirates Western Force 17

 (Tries: J. Stannard; Con: J. Stannard 0/1; Pen J. Stannard 4/6; DG: J. Stannard 0/1) Half time: Emirates Western Force 12-9

Brumbies 19

(Tries: R. Coleman, J. Mogg; Con: N White 0/2; Pen: N White 3/6, M. Toomua 0/1)


Season Review Round 2

REDS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

REDS

The Emirates Western Force turned in a much improved team performance against reigning Super Rugby champions Queensland in Round Two with both sides scoring two tries apiece. However, it was the boot of Reds flyhalf Mike Harris that proved the difference with a flawless nine shots on goal. The two sides shared the possession 50/50 for the game but it was discipline that cost the Force, conceding seven penalty shots on goal in the 35-20 loss. Staring down a 17-point margin and a pumped-up Reds outfit following two first half tries, the Western Australian’s came out firing in the second stanza, scoring 14 unanswered points courtesy of a try each to David Pocock and James Stannard. Stannard added the conversions and the Force were within six points with 25 minutes to play. While the Force fought hard to close the gap, discipline proved costly and Harris capitalised, slotting three penalty goals before the final whistle. Phoenix Battye and Ben Seymour both made their Super Rugby and Emirates Western Force debuts.

1 Ben Daley 2 Albert Anae 3 James Slipper 4 Rob Simmons 5 James Horwill 6 Jake Schatz 7 Beau Robinson 8 Radike Samo 9 Will Genia 10 Mike Harris 11 Digby Ioane 12 Jono Lance 13 Ben Tapuai 14 Dom Shipperley 15 Luke Morahan Reserves 16 James Hanson 17 Greg Holmes 18 Van Humphries 19 Liam Gill 20 Eddie Quirk 21 Ben Lucas 22 Rod Davies.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Winston Stanley 13 Patrick Dellit 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Angus Cottrell 20 Ben Seymour 21 Rory Sidey 22 Sam Wara

Saturday, 3 March 2012 at Suncorp Stadium Queensland Reds 35 (Tries: B Tapuai, R Samo; Con: M Harris 2/2; Pen: M Harris 7/7; DG: W Genia 0/1) Emirates Western Force 20 (Tries: J Stannard, D Pocock; Con: J Stannard 2/2; Pen: J Stannard 2/3) Half time: Reds 23-6

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Season Review Round 3

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v HURRICANES

The Emirates Western Force took on the Hurricanes in Round Three with inaugural captain Nathan Sharpe running out for his 150th Super Rugby game – becoming the first player to do so in the history of the SANZAR competition. Despite the significance of the occasion and having the majority of possession, the side couldn’t overcome the powerful attacking effort of the Wellington side, who ran in six tries to the Force’s one. The Hurricanes blew out to a 22-10 half-time lead, with three tries in the first term. Matt Hodgson crossed for the Emirates Western Force’s only try with James Stannard adding a conversion and penalty goal. The visitors continued on in the second half, with scrumhalf TJ Perenara crossing for his third try of the match, with the Force’s only second half points coming through the boot of Stannard.

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

HURRICANES

1 Kieran Longbottom 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Patrick Dellit 14 Nick Cummins 15 Cameron Shepherd Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Pekahou Cowan 18 Sam Wykes 19 Angus Cottrell 20 Justin Turner 21 Ben Seymour 22 Alfie Mafi

1 Ben May 2 Dane Coles 3 Jeff Allen 4 Jeremy Thrush 5 Jason Eaton 6 Faifili Levave 7 Jack Lam 8 Victor Vito 9 TJ Perenara 10 Beauden Barrett 11 Julian Savea 12 Tim Bateman 13 Conrad Smith 14 Cory Jane 15 Andre Taylor Reserves 16 Motu Matu’u 17 Michael Bent 18 James Broadhurst 19 Brad Shields 20 Chris Eaton 21 Daniel Kirkpatrick 22 Charlie Ngatai

Friday, 9 March 2012 at nib Stadium, Perth Emirates Western Force 19

(Tries: M. Hodgson; Con J. Stannard 1/1; Pen J. Stannard 4/6)

Hurricanes 46

(Tries: T. Perenara 3, C Ngatai, A Taylor, J Eaton; Con D Kirkpatrick 2/2, B Barrett 3/4; Pen D Kirkpatrick 1/1, B Barrett 1/1) Half time: Hurricanes 22-10

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WARATAHS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE WARATAHS

The Emirates Western Force gave their season a much-needed shot in the arm after a come-from-behind one-point victory over the Waratahs in Sydney. Despite entering the match as firm underdogs following seven changes to the run-on side, including Super Rugby debuts for Will Tupou and David Harvey, the Western Australians produced a stellar effort to hold off the star-studded Waratahs. After signing with the club the previous week, Harvey enjoyed a dream first outing with the opening try of the game as well as clutch kicking to finish with 16 of the club’s 21 points. The other points came from unheralded winger Sam Wara who, in his first ever Super Rugby start, was the man to finish off the Waratahs with a try in the 64th minute.

1 Benn Robinson 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Dean Mumm 5 Kane Douglas 6 Dave Dennis 7 Jono Jenkins 8 Tevita Metuisela 9 Sarel Pretorius 10 Daniel Halangahu 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Berrick Barnes 13 Rob Horne 14 Tom Kingston 15 Bernard Foley Reserves 16 John Ulugia 17 Paddy Ryan 18 Sitaleki Timani 19 Chris Alcock 20 Richard Stanford 21 Brendan McKibbin 22 Tom Carter

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Sam Wykes 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Angus Cottrell 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Alfie Mafi 12 Rory Sidey 13 Will Tupou 14 Samu Wara 15 David Harvey Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Richard Brown 20 Justin Turner 21 Ben Seymour 22 Winston Stanley

Saturday, 17 March 2012 at Sydney Football Stadium

Waratahs 20

(Tries: T Kingston, A Ashley-Cooper; Con: D Halangahu 2/2; Pen: D Halangahu 2/3)

Emirates Western Force 21

(Tries: D. Harvey, S Wara; Con: D. Harvey 1/2; Pen: D. Harvey 3/3; DG: J. Stannard 0/1) Half time: Waratahs 14-13

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Season Review Round 5

REBELS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE MELBOURNE REBELS

A gutsy second half fight-back from the Emirates Western Force fell just short as the Perth side was left to rue a one-point loss to the Rebels, who snatched a 30-29 win in Melbourne in Round Five. Despite outscoring the Victorians four tries to three, the Emirates Western Force was hindered by a slow start that let the home side race away to a three-try, 21-0 lead just 20 minutes into the game. Captain David Pocock inspired the turnaround picking up a loose ball and barrelling over the try line before Winston Stanley claimed his maiden Super Rugby try just minutes later to put the Western Australian’s back within 12 points at the half-time break. An Alfie Mafi try and David Harvey penalty goal in the opening minutes of the second half shortened the Rebels’ lead to just two points. Nick Cummins’ converted try put the Force in front for the first time in the match but a late penalty goal for the home side snatched back the lead by a point.

1 Nic Henderson 2 Adam Freier 3 Laurie Weeks 4 Luke Jones 5 Hugh Pyle 6 Jarrod Saffy 7 Tom Chamberlain 8 Gareth Delve 9 Nick Phipps 10 Danny Cipriani 11 Cooper Vuna 12 Lloyd Johansson 13 Lachlan Mitchell 14 Mark Gerrard 15 Julian Huxley Reserves 16 Ged Robinson 17 Rodney Blake 18 Alister Campbell 19 Tim Davidson 20 Michael Lipman 21 Nic Strizaker 22 James Hilgendorf

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Kieran Longbottom 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Sam Wykes 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Angus Cottrell 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Alfie Mafi 12 Winston Stanley 13 Will Tupou 14 Nick Cummins 15 David Harvey Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Pek Cowan 18 Toby Lynn 19 Richard Brown 20 Justin Turner 21 Rory Sidey 22 Samu Wara

Friday, 23 March 2012 at AAMI Park

Melbourne Rebels 30

(Tries: L Mitchell, L. Johansson, D Cipriani; Con: D Cipriani 3/3; Pen: J Huxley 2/4, M Gerrard 1/1; DG: J Huxley 0/1)

Emirates Western Force 29

(Tries: N Cummins, W. Stanley, A. Mafi, D Pocock; Con: D. Harvey 3/4; Pen: D. Harvey 1/2; DG: J. Stannard 0/1) Half time: Rebels 24-12

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Season Review Round 6

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v REDS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force produced their best performance of the 2012 season and rewarded their loyal fans in Perth by plundering five tries to dispatch the reigning Super Rugby champions, the Queensland Reds, 45-19. The home side dominated at the breakdown and controlled every aspect of the game as the visitors struggled to penetrate the solid Emirates Western Force defence in the first half. Nathan Sharpe and James Stannard contributed to the score line with a try apiece while David Harvey extended the lead with a pinpoint kicking display. The Force came out firing in the second half with Ben Seymour scoring his maiden Super Rugby try in the opening minutes. The Reds responded with a try through Van Humphries, however, Sam Wara, Matt Hodgson and Harvey each contributed to extend the lead to 33 points. The Reds managed a consolation try after the final siren but tarnish the stellar performance of the Emirates Western Force in front if their home crowd.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 James Stannard 11 Alfie Mafi 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Samu Wara 15 David Harvey Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Ben McCalman 20 Ben Seymour 21 Rory Sidey 22 Kyle Godwin

QUEENSLAND REDS 1 Ben Daley 2 James Hanson 3 James Slipper 4 Van Humphries 5 James Horwill 6 Scott Higginbotham 7 Liam Gill 8 Jake Schatz 9 Will Genia 10 Dallan Murphy 11 Luke Morahan 12 Ben Tapuai 13 Joel Rapana 14 Dom Shipperley 15 Rod Davies Reserves 16 Albert Anae 17 Greg Holmes 18 Rob Simmons 19 Eddie Quirk 20 Beau Robinson 21 Nick Frisby 22 Nathan Eyres-Brown

Saturday, 31 March 2012 at nib Stadium

Emirates Western Force 45

(Tries: J. Stannard, N Sharpe, B. Seymour, S Wara, M. Hodgson; Con: D Harvey 4/5, Pen: D Harvey 4/4)

Reds 19

(Tries: J. Slipper, V Humphries, D. Shipperley; Con: D Murphy 2/3) Half time: Force 21-5

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Season Review Round 7

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v CHIEFS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force fell short on back-to-back wins at home with the in-form and eventual 2012 Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, defeating the Perth side, 20–12, in Round Seven. The Chiefs’ stubborn defence prevented the Emirates Western Force from crossing the try line during the match, however, the boot of fullback David Harvey ensured they remained in touch with their Kiwi counterparts on the scoreboard during the opening 40 minutes.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 Ben Seymour 11 Alfie Mafi 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Samu Wara 15 David Harvey Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Ben McCalman 20 Josh Holmes 21 Rory Sidey 22 Patrick Dellit

CHIEFS 1 Arizona Taumalolo 2 Mahonri Schwalger 3 Ben Tameifuna 4 Craig Clarke 5 Brodie Retallick 6 Liam Messam 7 Tanerau Latimer 8 Kane Thompson 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 10 Aaron Cruden 11 Tim Nanai-Williams 12 Sonny Bill Williams 13 Richard Kahui 14 Lelia Masaga 15 Robbie Robinson Reserves 16 Hika Elliot 17 Josh Hohneck 18 Michael Fitzgerald 19 Sam Cane 20 Augustine Pulu 21 Andrew Horrell 22 Jackson Willison

Friday, 6 April 2012 at nib Stadium

The New Zealanders maintained the lion’s share of possession and showed a willingness to spread the ball wide throughout the match but were hindered by a strong defensive effort from the Force which restricted them to just two tries.

Emirates Western Force 12

Scrumhalf Josh Holmes, who joined the squad mid-season from French club, Bourgoin, made his debut for the Emirates Western Force.

(Tries: L Masaga, T. Nanai-Williams; Con: A Cruden 2/2; Pen: A Cruden 2/3)

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Season Review Round 8

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v WARATAHS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force secured a valuable bonus point against the Waratahs but couldn’t claim victory when they hosted the New South Welshman at home marking the halfway mark of the season. The Western Australian’s absorbed plenty of pressure from the Tahs in the first half and despite a converted try giving them the upper hand, they were still very much in the contest leading into the second half. Trailing by 14 points early in the second half, the Emirates Western Force staged a spirited fight back to take the lead with 16 minutes remaining, however, two penalties to the visitors saw them regain their advantage. The twists and turns continued well after the final siren as the home side forced a turnover at a Waratahs scrum to give them one final opportunity to mount an attack. However, the Tahs secured a penalty at the very next scrum and booted the ball in to touch to end an enthralling encounter.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 David Harvey 11 Cameron Shepherd 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Rory Sidey 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Kieran Longbottom 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Ben McCalman 20 Josh Holmes 21 Ben Seymour 22 Patrick Dellit

WARATAHS

1 Benn Robinson 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Dean Mumm 5 Kane Douglas 6 Dave Dennis 7 Chris Alcock 8 Wycliff Palu 9 Brendan McKibbin 10 Berrick Barnes 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Tom Carter 13 Rob Horne 14 Tom Kingston 15 Bernard Foley Reserves 16 John Ulugia 17 Paddy Ryan 18 Sitaleki Timani 19 Lopeti Timani 20 Jono Jenkins 21 Sarel Pretorius 22 Daniel Halangahu

Friday, 13 April 2012 at nib Stadium

Emirates Western Force 18

(Tries: B.Sheehan, A Mafi; Con: D Harvey 1/2; Pen: D Harvey 2/2)

Waratahs 23

(Tries: T Kingston, D Dennis; Con: B McKibbin 2/2; Pen: B Barnes 2/3, B McKibbin 1/2) Half time: Waratahs 10-3

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Season Review Round 10

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v STORMERS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

In seven seasons of Super Rugby, Emirates Western Force home matches had been untouched by rain. However, in Round 10 the heavens opened and didn’t stop, making conditions extremely difficult against the South African conference-leading Stormers. The Emirates Western Force returned to the field following the bye week rejuvenated and ready to tackle the second half of the season with gusto and they started the game well with flyhalf David Harvey opening the scoring in the 17th minute. However, the good fortune ended there for the Force with Bryan Habana intercepting a wayward pass to sprint away to score under the posts for the only try of the match. Peter Grant scored the remainder of the points for the Stormers with the Force left to rue another loss in the 2012 season. The rain-soaked match marked the Super Rugby debut for prop Salesi Manu.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 David Harvey 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Rory Sidey 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Salesi Manu 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Richard Brown 20 osh Holmes 21 Ben Seymour 22 Sam Wara.

STORMERS

1 Steven Kitshoff 2 Christiaan Liebenberg 3 Jozua Malherbe 4 De Kock Stenkamp 5 Andries Bekker 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi 7 Rynhardt Elstadt 8 Nizaam Carr 9 Dewaldt Duvenage 10 Peter Grant 11 Dannie Poolman 12 Juan De Jongh 13 Bryan Habana 14 Gerhard Van Der Heever 15 Joe Pietersen Reserves 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni 17 Juan Harris 18 Donavon Armand 19 Deon Fourie 20 Louis Schreuder 21 Burton Francis 22 JP Du Plessis.

Saturday, 28 April 2012 at nib Stadium

Emirates Western Force 3 (Pen: D Harvey 1/2)

Stormers 17

(Tries: B Habana, P Grant; Con: P Grant 2/2; Pen: P Grant 1/1)

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CHEETAHS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE have interfered in the course of play at the break down prior to the try being scored. A try to Winston Stanley and the subsequent conversion put the Force ahead 13-9 and the signs were positive as a strong defensive showing from the Force repelled several Cheetahs attacking raids, only to eventually have their line breached in the corner by Adriaan Strauss. The Cheetahs capitalised on the Force’s mistakes in the closing stages of the match by slotting two penalties to put them ahead 17-13 at the final whistle.

The Emirates Western Force had to settle for a lone bonus point in their first match on South African soil after taking on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Discipline at the breakdown proved costly for the Western Australian side as their frustrations got the better of them as the game progressed. Penalties conceded by both teams dictated the stopstart play in the first half with Sam Wara crossing for a try just before half time, only to be disallowed after Salesi Ma’afu was deemed to

Back-rower Locky McCaffrey made his Emirates Western Force debut while Josh Holmes, who’d previous represented the Waratahs and Brumbies, brought up his half century of Super Rugby matches.

CHEETAHS

1 Coenie Oosthuizen 2 Adriaan Strauss 3 WP Nel 4 George Earle 5 Izak van der Westhuizen 6 Heinrich Brussow 7 Justin Downey 8 Phillip van der Walt 9 Tewis de Bruyn 10 Sias Ebersohn 11 Willie le Roux 12 Andries Strauss 13 Robert Ebersohn 14 Cameron Jacobs 15 Hennie Daniller Reserves 16 Hercu Liebenberg.

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 David Harvey 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Rory Sidey 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione.

Sunday, 5 May 2012 at Free State Rugby Stadium, Bloemfontein

Cheetahs 17

(Tries: A Strauss; Con: S Ebersohn 0/1; Pen: S Ebersohn 3/6, T de Bruyn 1/1)

Emirates Western Force 13

(Tries: W Stanley; Con: D Harvey 1/1; Pen: D Harvey 2/2) Half time: Cheetahs 9-6

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Season Review Round 12

SHARKS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE SHARKS

The second game on South African soil was one the Emirates Western Force would rather forget as they slumped to a 53-11 loss to eventual 2012 Super Rugby finalists the Sharks in Durban. The Sharks made a feature of their defence in the first half, keeping the Emirates Western Force to just two penalty goals which they matched while also crossing for two tries to lead 20-6 at the break. The South Africans were ruthless in the second stanza, piling on five tries to one in the one-sided affair. The Perth side was their own worst enemy when lapses in concentration saw winger Lwazi Mvovo intercept an Emirates Western Force pass on two occasions within five minutes and score himself a brace of tries. The Emirates Western Force didn’t drop their intensity however and were rewarded when Sam Wara sprinted down the sideline to claim a consolation try in the corner to put the final score at 53-11.

1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck du Plessis 3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Steven Sykes 5 Anton Bresler 6 Jacques Botes 7 Marcell Coetzee 8 Keegan Daniel 9 Charl McLeod 10 Patrick Lambie 11 Lwazi Mvovo 12 Tim Whitehead 13 Paul Jordaan 14 JP Pietersen 15 Louis Ludik Reserves 16 Craig Burden 17 Wiehahn Herbst 18 Pieter-Steph du Toit 19 Jean Deysel 20 Ryan Kankowski 21 Frederic Michalak 22 Meyer Bosman.

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Brett Sheehan 10 David Harvey 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Winston Stanley 13 Nick Cummins 14 Sam Wara 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Salesi Manu 18 Phoenix Battye 19 lachlan McCaffrey 20 Josh Holmes 21 Ben Seymour 22 Rory Sidey

Saturday, 12 May 2012 at Kings Park, Durban

Sharks 53

(Tries: L Mvovo 2, C Burden, L Ludik, P. Jordaan, J Botes, S Sykes; Con: F Michalak 4/5 , P Lambie 2/2; Pen: PLambie 2/3)

Emirates Western Force 11

(Tries: S Wara; Con: B Seymour 0/1; Pen: D Harvey 2/2) Half time: Sharks 20-6

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EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v REBELS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force was again left to rue missed opportunities with another one-point loss to the Melbourne Rebels despite holding the lead with just minutes remaining on the clock. For the third time in four matches between these sides the result was decided by the smallest of margins and on this occasion Kurtley Beale had the final say when his penalty attempt sailed through in the 77th minute to give his side the victory. Another slow start for the home side gave the Rebels the advantage early as they ran through four tries to two in the first half. The second half was a far stronger effort from the home side with Alfie Mafi coming off the bench to inject some much needed spark on the field. The accuracy of Ben Seymour and Brett Sheehan’s boots saw the Western Australians hit the front, only to have Beale’s late penalty seal the result.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 Ben Seymour 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Will Tupou 14 Sam Wara 15 David Harvey Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Salesi Manu 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Lachlan McCaffrey 20 Josh Holmes 21 Winston Stanley 22 Alfie Mafi.

REBELS

1 Nic Henderson 2 Ged Robinson 3 Rodney Blake 4 Cadeyrn Neville 5 Hugh Pyle 6 Tim Davidson 7 Michael Lipman 8 Gareth Delve 9 Nick Phipps 10 Kurtley Beale 11 Cooper Vuna 12 Lachlan Mitchell 13 Mitch Inman 14 Mark Gerrard 15 Julian Huxley Reserves 16 Adam Freier 17 Jono Owen 18 Al Campbell 19 Hugh Perrett 20 Nic Stirzaker 21 Stirling Mortlock 22 James Hilgendorf

Sunday, 20 May 2012 at nib Stadium, Perth

Emirates Western Force 31

(Tries: A Mafi, N Nalaga, B McCalman; Con: D Harvey 1/2, B Seymour 1/1; Pen: B Seymour 2/2, D Harvey 1/2, B Sheehan 1/1)

Rebels 32

(Tries: C Neville 2, C Vuna, G Delve; Con: K Beale 3/4; Pen: K Beale 2/2) Half time: Rebels 26-15

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Season Review Round 14

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v LIONS EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force recorded their third win of the season with an inspired second half comeback to topple the Lions, 17-11. The match marked winger Nick Cummins’ 50th cap for the club in front of an elated Perth home crowd. While the Emirates Western Force nabbed nearly 70% of possession and more than double the amount of running meters than their opponents, they were largely unable to translate this dominance into points, continually held out by a stubborn Lions’ defensive effort.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Ma’afu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Matt Hodgson 7 David Pocock 8 Ben McCalman 9 Brett Sheehan 10 Ben Seymour 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Will Tupou 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Salesi Manu 18 Phoenix Battye 19 Richard Brown 20 Lachlan McCaffrey 21 Josh Holmes 22 David Harvey.

LIONS

1 CJ van der Linde 2 Callie Visagie 3 Pat Cilliers 4 Franco van der Merwe 5 Ruan Botha 6 Derick Minnie 7 Grant Hattingh 8 Joshua Strauss 9 Tian Meyer 10 Elton Jantjies 11 Michael Killian 12 Jaco Taute 13 Lionel Mapoe 14 Deon van Rensburg 15 Andries Coetzee Reserves 16 Martin Bezuidenhout 17 JC Janse van Rensburg 18 Cobus Grobbelaar 19 Jaco Kriel 20 Ross Cronje 21 Ruan Combrinck 22 James Kamana

Saturday, 26 May 2012 at nib Stadium, Perth

A try for the Lions in the fourth minute of the game put the Force on the back foot early, however, neither side was able to grab the ascendancy for the remainder of the half.

Emirates Western Force 17

The second term was more fruitful for the Emirates Western Force with captain David Pocock barrelling over from close range.  Shortly after Pocock’s effort, the Emirates Western Force’s Sea of Blue members was on their feet again with marquee international Napolioni Nalaga crossing for his second try in as many weeks.

Lions 11

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(Tries: D.Pocock, N.Nalaga; Conv: B.Seymour 2/2; Pen: B.Seymour 1/2)

(Tries: M.Killian; Conv: E.Jantjies 0/1; Pen E.Jantjies 1/1, R.Conbrinck 1/1) Half time: Lions 8-3


Season Review Round 16

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE v BRUMBIES EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE

The Emirates Western Force was unable to provide inaugural captain Nathan Sharpe with a winning home farewell from nib Stadium despite a spirited second-half comeback, eventually going down to the Brumbies 28-17. The Emirates Western Force struggled to get off to a good start with the Brumbies piling on 22 unanswered points to seal the four try bonus point before the half-time whistle. With the game in danger of slipping away from the home side, the Emirates Western Force machine kicked into gear in the second half, running in three-tries-to-nil, with man-of-the-match Nick Cummins scoring a double and Toby Lynn crossing for his maiden Super Rugby try. While replacement flyhalf Dave Harvey’s conversion brought the score to 25-17, a Brumbies penalty goal to Zac Holmes with seven minutes left on the clock ensured the margin remained too great for the Emirates Western Force to cover.

1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Manu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Richard Brown 7 David Pocock 8 Matt Hodgson 9 Josh Holmes 10 Ben Seymour 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Will Tupou 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Elvis Taione 17 Ruan Smith 18 Lachlan McCaffrey 19 Oliver Atkins 20 Brett Sheehan 21 David Harvey 22 Patrick Dellit

BRUMBIES

1 Ben Alexander 2 Stephen Moore 3 Dan Palmer 4 Scott Fardy 5 Sam Carter 6 Peter Kimlin 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben Mowen 9 Nic White 10 Zack Holmes 11 Jesse Mogg 12 Pat McCabe 13 Andrew Smith 14 Henry Speight 15 Robbie Coleman Reserves 16 Anthony Hegarty 17 Ruaidhri Murphy 18 Leon Power 19 Ita Vaea 20 Ian Prior 21 Tevita Kuridrani 22 Cam Crawford

Saturday, 30 June 2012 at nib Stadium, Perth

Emirates Western Force 17

(Tries: N Cummins 2; Toby Lynn; Con: D Harvey 1/1, B Seymour 0/2)

Brumbies 28

(Tries: H Speight, J Mogg, Z Holmes, B Alexander; Con: Z Holmes 1/4; Pen: Z Holmes 2/3)

Half time: Brumbies 22-0

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Season Review Round 17

BLUES v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE BLUES

The Emirates Western Force headed to New Zealand in the hope of finishing the season on a high but ran into a Blues outfit with other plans, defeating the injury-depleted side 32-9. The Western Australians were dealt a blow prior to the match when captain Nathan Sharpe succumbed to a back complaint hours before kick-off, with Brett Sheehan captaining the side for the first time. Sharpe joined a bugling injury ward that already included Wallabies David Pocock (groin), Matt Hodgson (ankle), Salesi Ma’afu (broken arm) and Ben McCalman (shoulder). A committed Emirates Western Force performance in the first term ensured the match was an tight tussle with the home side narrowly leading 13-9 at the half time break. However, the Blues dominated the second stanza, running in three tries to nil in the final 25 minutes of the match. The growing injury toll provided opportunities for Ollie Atkins, Ruan Smith and Anare Koliavu to make their Super Rugby debuts.

1 Tony Woodcock 2 Keven Mealamu 3 Tevita Mailau 4 Liaki Moli 5 Andrew van der Heijden 6 Steven Luatua 7 Daniel Braid 8 Luke Braid 9 Piri Weepu 10 Michael Hobbs 11 Rene Ranger 12 Ma’a Nonu 13 Francis Saili 14 Lachie Munro 15 Charles Piutau Reserves 16 Tom McCartney 17 Angus Ta’avao 18 Chris Lowrey 19 Peter Saili 20 Alby Mathewson 21 Orene Ai’i 22 Hadleigh Parkes

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Pek Cowan 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Manu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Oliver Atkins 6 Richard Brown 7 Angus Cottrell 8 Lachlan McCaffrey 9 Brett Sheehan 10 Ben Seymour 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Winston Stanley 13 Will Tupou 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Ruan Smith 18 Tetera Faulkner 19 Anare Koliavu 20 Josh Holmes 21 Kyle Godwin 22 Patrick Dellit

Saturday, 7 July 2012 at Eden Park, Auckland

Blues 32

(Tries: S Luatua, C Piutau, M Nonu, L Braid; Con: L Munro 3/4; Pen: L Munro 2/3)

Emirates Western Force 9 (Pen: B Seymour 3/3)

Half time: Blues 13-9

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CRUSADERS v EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE CRUSADERS

A powerful second-half comeback by the Emirates Western Force was not enough to overcome a strong Crusaders outfit, going down 38-24 in the final game of the 2012 Super Rugby season. While the Emirates Western Force were intent on sending off inaugural captain Nathan Sharpe in winning fashion in his 162nd and final Super Rugby appearance, the first half was a forgettable affair for the Western Australians. A lack of ball control by the visitors cruelled any chance to post points and allowed the 2011 runners-up to run in their four-try bonus point by the 37th minute. However, the half-time stoppage proved the catalyst for the Force fight-back combined with replacement flyhalf Kyle Godwin’s injection into the match. The Australian Under 20 playmaker was barely on the field for two minutes when he reeled in a loose pass to stumble across the line for his maiden FxPro Super Rugby try. Alfie Mafi and Josh Holmes also added a try each but it wasn’t enough to cover the final 14-point deficit.

1 Ben Franks 2 Corey Flynn 3 Owen Franks 4 Luke Romano 5 Tom Donnelly 6 George Whitelock 7 Matt Todd 8 Richie McCaw 9 Andy Ellis 10 Dan Carter 11 Zac Guildford 12 Ryan Crotty 13 Adam Whitelock 14 Sean Maitland 15 Israel Dagg Reserves 16 Quentin MacDonald 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Samuel Whitelock 19 Luke Whitelock 20 Willie Heinz 21 Tom Taylor 22 Robbie Fruean

EMIRATES WESTERN FORCE 1 Tetera Faulkner 2 Nathan Charles 3 Salesi Manu 4 Toby Lynn 5 Nathan Sharpe 6 Angus Cottrell 7 Richard Brown 8 Lachlan McCaffrey 9 Brett Sheehan 10 Ben Seymour 11 Napolioni Nalaga 12 Rory Sidey 13 Patrick Dellit 14 Nick Cummins 15 Alfie Mafi Reserves 16 Ben Whittaker 17 Ruan Smith 18 Pek Cowan 19 Oliver Atkins 20 Josh Holmes 21 Kyle Godwin 22 Will Tupou

Saturday, 14 July 2012 at AMI (Addington) Park, Christchurch

Crusaders 38

Tries: I Dagg, S Maitland, A Ellis, M Todd; Con: D Carter 3/4; Pen: D Carter 2/2, T Taylor 2/2)

Emirates Western Force 24 (Tries: K Godwin, A Mafi, J Holmes; Con: B Sheehan 2/2, K Godwin 1/1; Pen: B Seymour 1/1) Half time: Crusaders 32-3

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Season Review Finals CONFERENCE LADDERS Australian Conference Team

P

W

D

L

Bye

PF

PA

PD

BP

Pts

Reds

16

11

0

5

2

359

347

12

6

58

Brumbies

16

10

0

6

2

404

331

73

10

58

Waratahs

16

4

0

12

2

346

407

−61

11

35

Rebels

16

4

0

12

2

362

520

−158

8

32

Force

16

3

0

13

2

306

440

−134

7

27

New Zealand Conference Team

Rnd

W

D

L

Bye

PF

PA

PD

TB

Pts

Chiefs

16

12

0

4

2

444

358

86

8

64

Crusaders

16

11

0

5

2

485

343

142

9

61

Hurricanes

16

10

0

6

2

489

429

60

9

57

Highlanders

16

9

0

7

2

359

385

−26

6

50

Blues

16

4

0

12

2

359

430

−71

8

32

South African Conference Team

Rnd

W

D

L

Bye

PF

PA

PD

TB

Pts

Stormers

16

14

0

2

2

350

254

96

2

66

Bulls

16

10

0

6

2

472

369

103

11

59

Sharks

16

10

0

6

2

436

348

88

11

59

Cheetahs

16

5

0

11

2

391

458

−67

10

38

Lions

16

3

0

13

2

317

460

−143

5

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QUALIFYING FINAL

SEMI FINAL

CRUSADERS V BULLS AT AMI STADIUM, CHRISTCHURCH SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2012

STORMERS V SHARKS AT DHL NEWLANDS STADIUM, CAPE TOWN SATURDAY, 28 JULY 2012

Crusaders 28

Stormers 19

Tries: Z Guildford; Con: D Carter; Pen: D Carter 6; DG: D Carter 1

Tries: G Aplon; Con: P Grant; Pen: P Grant 4

Bulls 13 Tries: D Potgieter, W Olivier; Pen: M Steyn

Sharks 26 Tries: L Ludik, JP Pietersen; Con: F Michalak 2; Pen: F Michalak 2; DG: F Michalak 2

QUALIFYING FINAL

SUPER RUGBY FINAL

REDS V SHARKS AT SUNCORP STADIUM, BRISBANE SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2012

CHIEFS V SHARKS AT WAIKATO STADIUM, HAMILTON SATURDAY, 4 AUGUST 2012

Reds 17

Chiefs 37

Tries: W Genia, R Samo; Con: M Harris, W Genia; Pen: M Harris

Tries: T Nanai-Williams, K Thompson, L Masaga, SB Williams; Con: A Cruden 4; Pen: A Cruden 3

Sharks 30 Tries: JP Pietersen, P Jordaan, C McLeod; Con: F Michalak 3; Pen: F Michalak 2; DG: F Michalak

SEMI FINAL CHIEFS V CRUSADERS AT WAIKATO STADIUM, HAMILTON FRIDAY, 27 JULY 2012 Chiefs 20 Tries: S Taumalolo, L Messam; Con: A Cruden 2; Pen: A Cruden 2 Crusaders 17 Tries: R Crotty; Pen: D Carter 4

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Sharks 6 Pen: Frederic Michalak 2


Community Rugby The 2012 Community Rugby season saw some fantastic matches across all levels of the game from Under 6’s to Pindan Premier Grade. Of course these matches would never have been possible without the huge volunteer base that works tirelessly in the background. The number of junior players and teams continued to grow in 2012, culminating in the achievement of 8,000 registered players across the state in both junior and senior competitions. Junior rugby participation grew by over 12% and senior rugby grew by over 16%. This growth highlights the appetite for rugby in WA and is a huge increase from recent growth figures allowing us to pass the milestone of 8,000 registered players for the first time. The work of the Development team at RugbyWA and the thousands of volunteers in club land is paying dividends. The Pindan Premier Grade season featured some fantastic matches across the season. Clubs consistently put on very professional match days at all venues and the level of rugby on show meant crowds were regularly treated to running rugby and close finishes. What is evident is that the standard of the Pindan Premier Grade is improving each year. The grand final was a fitting end to the year with Associates battling Nedlands, with the match in the balance well after full time with Nedlands needing a converted try to snatch victory. Associates eventually won the match in what was lauded as the best match of the 2012 season. Grand final day certainly belonged to Associates with the club winning the Pindan Premier Grade, Reserve Grade and the Under 20’s. The non-Premier clubs played in a separate competition – Third and Fourth Grade Black – with Mandurah asserting its dominance at that level this season with wins in both competitions. 2012 saw the introduction of the Margaret River 7’s event by RugbyWA and will continue to be the marquee event for Sevens rugby in WA as the popularity of this version of the sport grows. The event saw 15 men’s and four women’s teams compete with the Bankwest Academy winning the Men’s division and Wanneroo winning the Women’s.

The Western Australian Junior Rugby Union continued to provide a great competition for the future First Graders and Emirates Western Force, with the junior competition numbers now reaching capacity at Brittania Oval. This is a great sign for the growth of junior rugby, but will present some significant challenges over the coming years as growth dictates a change in structure of the junior competition. The WAJRU Executive made a valuable contribution to the running and improvement of the junior game and made a significant investment in upgrading the goal posts at Brittania Oval – significantly improving the look and feel of the game day environment. This year’s Country Carnival was held in Perth at the University of WA. Transferring the Country Carnival to the city for the first time allowed the WA Police to join the country clubs in the tournament. Country rugby always brings out some great aspects of our game and the Country Carnival was no different with the passion, skill, commitment and camaraderie of the players, coaches and managers making this a great event once again. The final between the Kalgoorlie Stormers and Kalgoorlie Bushwackers saw some brutal defence and great attack to finish the tournament with the Stormers victorious. The Western Australian Rugby Union Referee’s Association (WARURA) continued to work hard to grow the numbers of referees, however, with the unprecedented growth of the junior and senior competitions it was again tough to fill all games on Saturdays. The WARURA played a great role in further educating the current referees with regular referee education seminars, combining well with RugbyWA’s refereeing courses. The standard of refereeing continues to improve and a focus on referee coaching and the implementation of fitness testing will ensure this trend continues. The WARURA are already implementing improvement strategies for 2013 and the future of refereeing is in steady hands. I would like to thank all of the volunteers, from club committee members, to managers to affiliates. It takes an incredible amount of passion and patience to ensure that every part of a rugby team, club or competition works effectively. Rugby in WA is growing because of your commitment. Andrew Hill Manager, Community Rugby

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Reserve Grade Premiers – Associates

Under 20s – Associates

Under 18s – Wanneroo

3rd Grade Gold Premiers – Nedlands

3rd Grade Black Premiers – Mandurah

4th Grade Gold Premiers – UWA

4th Grade Black Premiers – Mandurah

4th Grade Blue Premiers – Nedlands

Women’s Premiers – Perth-Bayswater

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Grade Tables Pindan Premier

P

W

L

D

Bye

Fft

Opp Fft

F

A

%

BP 4t

BP <7p

BP

Pts

Nedlands Associates Cottesloe UWA Palmyra Wests Subiaco Wanneroo Perth Bayswater Kalamunda Rockingham

18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18 

15  14  13  11  12  8  7  3  3  2 

3  4  5  7  5  10  11  14  14  15 

0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  1 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

581  573  493  501  397  471  465  294  252  248 

300  282  332  383  359  459  477  448  581  654 

193.67%  203.19%  148.49%  130.81%  110.58%  102.61%  97.48%  65.63%  43.37%  37.92% 

11  13  8  8  5  7  8  2  3  1 

2  3  0  4  0  3  6  5  2  1 

13  16  8  12  5  10  14  7�� 5  2 

73 72 60 56 55 42 42 21 19 12

Reserve Grade

P

W

L

D

Bye

F

A

%

BP 4t BP <7p BP

Pts

18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18 

16  13  12  12  10  8  7  4  4  2 

2  4  5  6  8  9  11  14  14  15 

0  1  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  1 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

564  543  564  487  446  416  320  343  233  239 

274  271  280  338  364  370  496  489  592  681 

205.84%  200.37%  201.43%  144.08%  122.53%  112.43%  64.52%  70.14%  39.36%  35.10% 

UWA Cottesloe Associates Nedlands Wests Subiaco Palmyra Rockingham Perth Bayswater Kalamunda Wanneroo

Under 20s Associates Kalamunda UWA Wanneroo Perth Bayswater Cottesloe Palmyra Nedlands Kwinana UWA Green

Under 18s Wanneroo Mandurah Palmyra UWA Wests Subiaco Perth Bayswater Joondalup Wanneroo White Southern Lions Cottesloe

Fft Opp Fft 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

P

W

L

D

Bye

17  18  18  18  18  17  18  18  16  16 

14  11  13  10  11  9  4  3  0  0 

1  5  4  6  6  8  12  13  8  12 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0 

Fft Opp Fft 0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  7  4 

2  2  1  2  1  0  1  2  1  0 

7  8  9  8  9  6  6  3  4  1 

1  3  3  1  2  5  3  4  1  4 

8  11  12  9  11  11  9  7  5  5 

72  65  62  57  51  45  37  23  21  15

BP 4t BP <7p BP

Pts

F

A

%

618  401  504  385  500  324  238  190  79  111 

129  178  267  172  308  240  424  517  503  562 

479.07%  225.28%  188.76%  223.84%  162.34%  135.00%  56.13%  36.75%  15.71%  19.75% 

9  5  8  7  9  4  3  1  0  1 

1  3  0  3  2  1  1  1  1  1 

10  8  8  10  11  5  4  2  1  2 

81  62  61  60  60  46  25  24  6  2

P

W

L

D

Bye

Fft

Opp Fft

F

A

%

BP 4t

BP <7p

BP

Pts

17  18  18  18  18  16  17  3  15  2 

16  9  9  11  10  5  1  0  1  0 

1  6  6  6  6  10  14  3  10  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

1  0  0  0  0  2  1  1  0  0 

0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0  4  2 

0  3  3  1  0  1  1  0  0  0 

636  487  463  478  447  421  136  37  56  0 

205  238  248  260  320  353  639  130  593  50 

310.24%  204.62%  186.69%  183.85%  139.69%  119.26%  21.28%  28.46%  9.44%  0.00% 

15  8  6  6  7  4  0  0  0  0 

1  3  1  2  2  4  1  0  1  0 

16  11  7  8  9  8  1  0  1  0 

85  62  58  57  49  43  15  5  5  0

BP 4t BP <7p BP

Pts

3rd Grade Gold P

W

L

D

Bye

Nedlands UWA Kalamunda Wests Subiaco Associates Cottesloe Perth Bayswater Palmyra Rockingham Wanneroo

16  13  12  11  9  8  6  6  4  3 

2  5  6  6  8  9  12  11  14  15 

0  0  0  1  1  1  0  1  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18 

Fft Opp Fft 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

F

A

%

732  475  416  393  330  317  347  340  218  274 

171  230  321  346  374  356  490  445  507  602 

428.07%  206.52%  129.60%  113.58%  88.24%  89.04%  70.82%  76.40%  43.00%  45.51% 

14  9  7  8  6  4  5  4  2  4 

2  2  5  3  2  4  4  2  2  3 

16  11  12  11  8  8  9  6  4  7 

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4th Grade Gold P

W

L

D

Bye

UWA Wanneroo Nedlands Wests Subiaco Associates Cottesloe Perth Bayswater Kalamunda Palmyra Rockingham

17  14  11  10  9  6  6  3  2  3 

1  3  4  6  8  11  11  14  14  9 

0  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  1  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18  18 

3rd Grade Black P

W

L

D

Bye

Mandurah 18  Curtin Uni 18  ARKS 18  Joondalup 18  Southern Lions 18  Bunbury Barbarians 18  Swan Suburbs 18  UWA 18 

15  14  13  13  8  3  3  1 

3  4  4  5  9  15  14  16 

0  0  1  0  1  0  1  1 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Fft Opp Fft 0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  6 

0  0  2  1  0  1  1  1  1  0 

Fft Opp Fft 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

4th Grade Black P

W

L

D

Bye

Mandurah 18  Curtin Uni 17  ARKS 18  Joondalup 18  Southern Lions 18  Swan Suburbs 17  Bunbury Barbarians 18  UWA 18 

16  14  9  8  8  5  3  3 

2  1  6  9  10  11  13  14 

0  2  2  1  0  1  0  0 

0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0 

0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1 

4th Grade Blue P Nedlands Cottesloe Associates Wests Subiaco Curtin Uni Perth Bayswater Palmyra Southern Lions Mandurah Joondalup Wanneroo

Womens’ Wanneroo Perth Bayswater Cottesloe Rockingham Kalamunda Southern Lions

Fft Opp Fft

%

699  435  455  394  303  300  279  204  247  121 

153  172  182  279  391  288  440  435  541  556 

456.86%  252.91%  250.00%  141.22%  77.49%  104.17%  63.41%  46.90%  45.66%  21.76% 

F

A

%

687  540  528  465  257  176  164  154 

156  114  284  162  354  645  505  751 

440.38%  473.68%  185.92%  287.04%  72.60%  27.29%  32.48%  20.51% 

BP 4t BP <7p BP 15  10  10  7  4  3  5  1  3  2 

16  13  11  7  5  8  7  5  4  2 

84  69  67  54  43  37  36  22  19  14

BP 4t BP <7p BP

Pts

12  8  9  9  2  3  0  3 

1  3  1  0  1  5  2  4  1  0 

Pts

2  1  1  2  3  2  1  3 

14  9  10  11  5  5  1  6 

74  65  64  63  39  17  15  12

BP 4t BP <7p BP

Pts

F

A

%

470  409  261  325  251  231  206  164 

133  118  267  255  330  332  426  431 

353.38%  346.61%  97.75%  127.45%  76.06%  69.58%  48.36%  38.05% 

13  7  3  4  3  3  3  0 

0  1  3  3  4  3  5  2 

13  8  6  7  7  6  8  2 

77  73  51  41  39  28  20  19

W

L

D

Bye

Fft

Opp Fft

F

A

%

BP 4t

BP <7p

BP

Pts

16  14  11  11  9  7  4  1  1  1  2 

1  2  5  6  7  7  14  2  9  14  10 

0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

0  1  1  0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0 

0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1  1  2  1 

1  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  1  0 

609  661  578  526  355  296  110  78  118  152  93 

111  146  177  225  438  311  678  119  368  492  386 

548.65%  452.74%  326.55%  233.78%  81.05%  95.18%  16.22%  65.55%  32.07%  30.89%  24.09% 

12  13  9  9  7  7  0  1  0  0  0 

1  1  4  2  0  0  0  1  2  1  2 

13  14  13  11  7  7  0  2  2  1  2 

82  80  67  55  53  40  16  11  11  10  10

P

W

L

D

Bye

Fft

Opp Fft

F

A

%

BP 4t

BP <7p

BP

Pts

15  15  15  15  15  15 

12  9  8  7  5  0 

1  5  6  7  8  14 

0  0  1  0  1  0 

0  0  0  0  0  0 

1  1  0  0  0  1 

1  0  0  1  1  0 

598  416  273  311  239  0 

79  199  199  307  377  676 

756.96%  209.05%  137.19%  101.30%  63.40%  0.00% 

11  8  6  5  4  0 

1  0  2  0  1  0 

12  8  8  5  5  0 

65  44  42  38  32  0

Premier Grade: Reserve Grade: Under 20’s: Under 18’s: 3rd Grade Black: 3rd Grade Gold: 4th Grade Black: 4th Grade Gold: 4th Grade Blue: Women’s:

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Award Winners PG Hampshire Award: RugbyWA Referee Award: RugbyWA Coach Award: Best Women’s Player: Most Improved Player: Most Outstanding Colt: Highest Points Scorer: Most Tries Scored: Club Championship: Champion Club: RugbyWA Life Member:

Nick Haining (Cottesloe) Matt O’Brien Tony Ball (Nedlands) Katrina Barker (Perth Bayswater) Waqa Blake (Wanneroo) Kyle Godwin (Associates) Teava Te Rangi (Wests Subiaco) Richard Naylor (Nedlands) UWA UWA Mike Penhaligon


WAJRU President’s Report This season has once again seen growth in both registered players and teams, a 13% increase in numbers which is testament to the hard work by all clubs in recruiting and retaining players. We now have over 4,000 registered junior players in Western Australia which represents 50% of all registered players in WA across both senior and junior competitions.

Development Managers’ for sponsoring our state junior touring

I think most people would agree that it was a successful year in 2012, culminating in a well organised and enjoyable grand final day at the Wanneroo DRUC.

Briefly, there will be a review of the competition management/

teams. At the end of the 2012 season I arranged for a post-season meeting with club representatives to hear directly from clubs what issues were of concern. There were many points raised and my Committee have met with RugbyWA to determine the way forward, which will be communicated to the clubs shortly. structure, competition rules will be revised and updated and a review of the judiciary process will be undertaken. I would also

There are many people who have contributed to this and I would like to thank my Committee for their contribution, in particular, Paola, Graham and Noel for their work throughout the year as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. To my Committee Members, Pieter, Debbie, Harold, Matt and Russell – thank you for your time and input during the year. I would also like to thank Steve Fink for his ongoing support of junior rugby.

like to restructure the format of the Council of Clubs meetings

To the staff at RugbyWA, especially Andrew, Justin and Richard, thank you for your assistance and hard work during the season. I would also like to thank Dwayne Nester and Mark Calverley and their teams for their excellent and continuing Development and Education work throughout the year.

are aware of developments.

Thank you to our sponsors – in particular Bankwest – for their continued support of junior rugby without which it would be difficult for us to continue to develop our game to the same level. I would also like to thank the Department of Sport and Recreation for their support in assisting in the development of our Strategic Plan and to ‘Conducive and PDA – Project and

and the administration of the Executive Committee to make them more productive and informative. The issue that is probably of greatest interest is the potential re-development of the Britannia Reserve, the impacts of losing up to 25% of our playing fields at our central location has obvious repercussions. A number of meetings are scheduled and the results will be communicated to clubs as soon as we Finally, our competition can only prosper and grow with the continued contribution of our volunteers at every level of the game. I thank you all for your support and help during the year and ask that you pass on our gratitude to all your Club volunteers and supporters. I look forward to your continued support in 2013. Martin Becker President West Australian Junior Rugby Union Executive

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WARURA Report Introduction I have the honour to report the activities and performance of the Western Australian Rugby Union Referees Association in 2012. I wish to acknowledge my predecessor, Sean Popperwell, on whose ideas and vision we were able to build. This process commenced with the 2011 Season Review which was initiated by the outgoing committee and completed by the new committee, CAB and RugbyWA. A report was produced highlighting areas of focus for the year with a number of action items. The report served as a strategic plan for 2012. It was found that there was no documentary basis for the relationship between WARURA and RugbyWA. The relationship between WARURA’s Executive Committee and the CAB was also not clear, nor the CAB’s role. RugbyWA assisted by making appropriate amendments to the Competition Rules, which now clearly defines WARURA’s role and provides a basis for the relationship. A Charter for the CAB was also produced which defined its role and relationships. As part of this, the Ombudsman’s role was more clearly defined as someone other than a member of the Executive Committee or the CAB. I am pleased to report that Sam James, ex-President and Life Member, kindly accepted the role of Ombudsman. We have now commenced the Season Review process for 2012 and I am pleased to report that there has been improvement in all areas, with all but a few action items addressed. The 2012 Season Review will be used to provide a strategic plan that looks ahead to the next five years. On the Field Our membership continues to be stretched to cover all required games. Every week, a few referees are asked to referee more than one game. This is more frequent in the Junior competition, although it occurred several times in Senior games. In addition, several referees officiate in a Senior game on a Saturday afternoon, having already refereed a Junior game earlier in the day. In addition, several Referee Coaches have taken to the field to cover games. Some 30 games had no referee appointed and relied on club resources to go ahead. During the course of the 2012 season, referees issued 348 yellow cards in the Senior competition and 38 red cards. In the Junior competition, there were 55 yellow cards and 16 red cards. WARURA continues to work with RugbyWA and the Judiciary on matters associated with indiscipline by players. WARURA intend to provide additional training to referees to raise the quality of send-off reports. WARURA is very grateful for the continuing support from RugbyWA with their efforts to end abuse of match officials. In

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2012, there were six reports of abuse in the Senior competition and eight in the Junior competition. This is a major issue for our sport and has a direct impact on our ability to attract new referees and retain existing experienced referees and assistant referees. It is unfortunate that the traditional respect for match officials in rugby is being replaced by intolerance and a refusal to acknowledge the expertise of the referee. This complete absence of empathy is demonstrated by the many on the sideline whose starting point is that the referee is wrong, or worse, that “the referee is an idiot”. This chorus of the illinformed is led by television commentators and joined by many club officials, coaches and managers who should know better. This attitude is a blight on our game and must be addressed. WARURA intends to work with RugbyWA to put in place a number of initiatives to overcome this unacceptable state of affairs. We will work with the clubs and will encourage greater liaison and mutual education with the club coaches. As part of this, the club referee initiative, which largely failed in 2012, must be revitalised and driven to success in 2013. Development The development of growing numbers of younger referees continues to be an essential aim for WARURA, in line with the strategic aims of the ARU and IRB for match officials. The excellent work carried out by Ian Hailes of the CAB in this regard has achieved great results. Testament to this is that the average age of referees appointed to Premier Grade games has fallen from 36.09 years in 2010, to 35.42 years in 2011 and 34.72 years in 2012. Through Ian’s leadership and with the assistance of the referee coaches and many of the established senior referees, we have a significant number of talented young referees who are achieving great things on the field. This effort will remain one of our key strategic areas. We are hopeful that one of our current crop of younger referees will ultimately reach Super 15 level, despite WA’s geographical handicap in Australian rugby. I wish to congratulate the following referees who achieved appointments outside the State: Graham Cooper: National Schoolboys, Oceania Sevens, Gold Coast Sevens and Noosa Sevens. Callum Stewart: Exchange to Queensland, accompanied by his Referee Coach and mentor, Ian Wilson. Alex Ninkov: National Under 16’s Kyle Christie: Darwin Sevens Khai Mohd Khair: Darwin Sevens It is also pleasing to note that Rob Kellam was able to combine business with refereeing on a trip to Sydney.


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Volunteers As a volunteer organisation, we rely on the enthusiasm and dedication of our membership for all we achieve. We are grateful for the continuing support and assistance that we have received from RugbyWA. In particular, excellent input was received from the professional rugby arm, regarding strength and conditioning training for nominated referees, plus input to our education evenings on nutrition and also on scrummaging. I wish to thank the following for their excellent work: Julie Skiba, our Administrator and Vice President for 2012, without whom rugby in WA would struggle to operate (as was acknowledged by Andrew Hill and the Community Rugby team at RugbyWA); Pete Liddle, for his Chairmanship of the CAB and his excellent working relationship with myself; Ian Hailes, for his leadership of Development on the CAB;

honour of David Procopis and Maurie Day for their many years of distinguished service to the Association. Long may they continue. I also offer congratulations to the inaugural winner of the Procopis-Day Trophy, Matt O’Brien. Finally, I wish to acknowledge the wonderful refereeing career of one of our longest serving members, Hugh Creasy. Hugh has retired as an active referee having reached the age of 75, after some five decades with the whistle. He has spent over 40 years refereeing in WA, many of which have been with the Juniors. His contribution to our sport and the love of the game that he has been able to inspire in the youngsters is simply outstanding. I was very pleased to be able to present Hugh, on behalf of the Association, with a commemorative tankard on the occasion of his last game at Britannia. I am pleased to note that Hugh will be able to continue for another year as a club nominated referee for the Under 9’s. Brendan Fitzgerald Honorary President, WARURA

Gary Bryant, for his excellent organisation of the education meeting programme; David Procopis for his dedication as Editor of The Whistler newsletter and his management of our website; Bruce Dunn, for his leadership of the Junior CAB – we are very fortunate to have his expertise and deep knowledge of rugby; Sam James, for his work as liaison for visiting referees (Super Rugby and international) and his diligent work as Ombudsman; Kim Short for his wonderful contribution as Honorary Sherriff; Junior CAB members Brett Gaynor, Brent Mews and Julie Skiba; Executive members Doug Hodson (Treasurer), Brent Mews (Secretary), Rob Lilley and John Hill (Greg Kaines was unable to continue on the committee after election.). I reserve special thanks for Doug Hodson. Doug has served with distinction for several years as Treasurer and Haberdasher. His great organisational skills enabled him to make these jobs look easy. In 2012 he also organised the lion’s share of the Pre-Season Seminar and the Annual Dinner, both of which were very successful. Doug has decided to provide his talents to other interests in 2013 and we are sad to lose him. For his exceptional contribution, I was pleased to give Doug the President’s Award for 2012.

2012 Referee of the Year - Matt O’Brien

I also thank Andrew Hill and his team at RugbyWA for their input and support. Special Mention A new perpetual trophy for the referee of the Pindan Premier Grade grand final was established in 2012. I am delighted to note that the trophy was named the Procopis-Day Trophy, in

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WA Schools Rugby Public Schools Association The 1st XV competition (Br Redmond Trophy) saw three teams fight out for honours with the result only finalised in the penultimate week. After some close and physical encounters in the final rounds, Hale School emerged ahead of Guildford and Scotch as the top team in the competition. The victory this season is the 10th successive year they have held the Br Redmond Cup and their expansive style of play has set the benchmark for other PSA teams. Throughout the age groups, Hale School dominated, sharing the honours with Christ Church Grammar in 2nd XV and Year 10 matches, whilst remaining undefeated in Year 8 and 9. Trinity College was undefeated at Year 7 level. The high number of uncontested scrums called by teams at all levels below 1st XV remains a concern. It is a function of lack of depth in age groups and whilst frustrating the option to proceed with uncontested scrums at least enabled games to go ahead.

First Name

Surname

Club

School

There was some concern over the communication between the WA Schools management and PSA schools throughout the season with player availability becoming an issue on occasions. The scheduling of trial fixtures for the state squad and the players’ availability prior to the championships were items for discussion. A commitment has been made by both parties to work more closely next season.

Hayden

Anderson

Wests Subiaco

Aranmore College

Oscar

Backhouse

Palmyra

Hale School

Michael

Beatty

Cottesloe

Churchlands SHS

Terrell

Berryman

Wanneroo

Aranmore College

Luke

Connolly

Palmyra

Aquinas College

Zian

Cooke

Wanneroo

Mindarie Senior College

Tom

Enright

Associates

Hale School

The following boys were selected for the WA Schools team to contest the National championships in July this year:

Justin

Fourie

Nedlands

Wesley College

Eli

Going

Wests Subiaco

Aranmore College

Luke Connolly, Johnny Van Der Wielen – Aquinas College

Tim

Koiatu

Wanneroo

John Forrest College

Oscar Backhouse, Tom Enright, Kylan Yoxall – Hale School

Tuhoe

Mahaki

Perth Bayswater

Guildford Grammar

Nicholas Pearson, Tuhoe Mahaki – Guildford Grammar

Nicholas

Pearson

Kalamunda

Guildford Grammar

Justin Fourie – Wesley College

Blake

Phillips

Wanneroo

Clarkson Community HS

Tristan

Schneider

University

Mindarie Senior Collage

Mitchell

Short

Palmyra

Jean-Charl

Smith

University

Angus

Taylor

Wanneroo

CBC Fremantle Lake Joondalup Baptist College Newman College

Michael

Tui

Mandurah

Lakelands SHS

Dylan

Van Dieman

Wests

Aranmore College

Keano

Van Dieman

Wests

Aranmore College

John

Vanderwielen

Palmyra

Aquinas College

Riley

Winter

Wests

Aranmore College

Kylan

Yoxall

University

Hale School

A number of boys from PSA schools were also selected in under age representative teams. The programmes for the Under 15 and 16s are well organised, well supported and provide a good pathway for players as they move through the age groups. Combined Schools and Colleges The CSC showed growth again this year the format of games was changed in semester two to a zone competition which proved to be very successful. The successful schools were Aranmore Catholic College, Thornlie Senior High School, and Darling Range Sports College. The Development Officers did a wonderful job throughout the season running clinics and refereeing games. In 2013 we will be adopting the Zone format for all year levels which will be followed by a final series. It is gratifying to see the spread of rugby in our school system which can be seen by the State Schoolboys team and the various schools they come from, whereas only 15 years ago or so, this team was made up predominantly by students from the seven PSA Schools. There still seems to be a problem

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Congratulation to these boys, hopefully some will eligible in 2013. The criteria for 2013 selection is U18 born 1995/6 Enrolled in a recognised High School. Don Mc Namee President WA School Rugby Union.


WA Country 2012 was another successful year in the Country with all competitions finishing well at the end of the season. This year has seen the growth of junior rugby both in the South West and Goldfields. With the great support of our volunteers, rugby in regional WA will be around for many more years.

had same number of teams from last year with three teams

Goldfields

finished on top after convincingly beating all in the path.

With three teams again contesting in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the competition improves every year. This season saw the toughest competition seen in many years with any of the three teams able to cement themselves at the top of the leader’s board The final game of the year saw Boulder-WASM go ahead against the highly-fancied Bushwackers. The final result saw Boulder-WASM soundly beat the Bushwackers seven-tries-toone to win the second title in 21 years.

from the Goldfields, one from the South West and one from Geraldton. The WA Police were again invited in their third year. The first day saw some good old fashion country rugby with the WA Police upsetting the Bushwackers. The Kalgoorlie Stormers Teams places in their respective finals were dependent on where they finished a during the previous day. This saw the Stormers and Bushwackers compete against each other in the final. In one of the hardest fought finals seen in many years, the Stormers held off the Bushwackers to secure their third consecutive country title.

South West

5/6 Play-Off: WA Police 45 def Geraldton Internationals 21

With three teams competing this year, we saw Bunbury, Margaret River and Dunsborough battle hard throughout the season. However, it was Dunsborough that stood out from the crowd, going through the season without dropping a game.

3/4 Play-Off: Boulder/WASM 8 def South West 7

The final against the Bunbury City Bulls provided a big challenge for Dunsborough, with scores level at halftime. Dunsborough played well in the third quarter and secured a 10-point lead with 10 minutes to go. While Bunbury had a late flurry, they could not pull back the difference and went down to the Dungbeetles, 22-17.

Final: Kalgoorlie Stormers 13 def Bushwackers 3 The 2013 Country Carnival will remain in Perth to ensure minimal travel for all teams involved. A special thank you to the RugbyWA and the Referee’s Association for their continual support. This year’s carnival was one of the best run in the tournament’s history thanks to the resources available. Lastly, thank you to David Redpath and the Board for their

Country Carnival

many years of support.

The 2012 Country Carnival saw all teams come to Perth and hosted by the University of WA at McGillivray Oval. We

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Junior Elite Report Under 14 Under 14 State Championships DATE: 16/07/2012   OPPOSITION POINTS FOR NORTH

DATE: 18/07/2012   POINTS AGAINST

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

South 19 5 South Maih≠≠na Broadbridge, Corey Teoroa, Connor Kettle

Tries

0

DATE: 20/07/2012   POINTS AGAINST

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

33 South

CUMULATIVE TOTAL POINTS AGAINST

12

FOR

30

AGAINST 31

DIFF

68

-37

 

Jack Daynes, Corey Teoroa

 

 

 

Jake McKellar 2

 

Jake McKellar

 

 

 

Penalties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

SOUTH

North

5

19 North 33 0 North 30 12 Bitner Jnr Tumanurao, Ethan Poi, Finbar Ben Syme, Evan Stafford, Malakai ChanGaffney, Christopher Gale, Nicholas Gale Boon, Nicholas Gale  

68

31

37

Tries

Bitner Jnr Tumanurao

 

 

Goals

 

Christopher Gale 4

Chris Gale 2

 

 

 

Penalties

 

 

Chris Gale 2

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 State Champions: SOUTH Under 15 Under 15 State Champs DATE: 10/04/2012   OPPOSITION POINTS FOR NORTH

South

DATE: 11/04/2012   POINTS AGAINST

17

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

15 South

DATE: 13/04/2012   POINTS AGAINST

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

FOR

23 South 43 0 Steven Bereczky, Jan De Waal, Lorenzo Lorenzo Mario 3, Stevie Yorke, jayden Mario, Isaac Cavu, Harry Collins, Jordan Ngamanu Kempton, Herman Olivier   36

AGAINST 96

DIFF

38

58

Tries

Lorenzo Mario, Jonah Chase

 

 

Goals

Jonah Chase 2

Jonah Chase 4

Jonah Chase 4

 

 

 

Penalties

Jonah Chase 1

Jonah Chase 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop Goals SOUTH

North

17 North 23 36 North Matt Lander, Kalib Maksimovic, O’Neill Trey Moloney, Jake Stainton, Callum Reid Zammit

Tries

15

0

43

38

96

-58

 

 

 

 

Goals

 

Matt Lander 1

 

 

 

 

Penalties

 

Matt Lander 2

 

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Under 15 State Tour The West Australian State Under 15’s finished their tour with one win and two losses at the 2012 New South Wales Junior Rugby Union State Regional Championship. The Under 15 State squad First Name

Surname

Club

School

Isaac

Cavu

Joondalup

Prendiville Catholic College

2012 NSW Junior Rugby Union State Regional Championship Results

Jona

Chase

Perth Bayswater

John Forrest High School

Game 1: Western Australia v Western Zone

Jacob

Cowley

Kalamunda

Darling Range Sports College

Eli

Greaves

Southern Lions

Aranmore College

Jordan

Kempton

Joondalup

Prendiville Catholic College

Isaiah

Kuru

Southern Lions

Allen

Maradzika

Wanneroo

Kingsway Christian College

Lorenzo

Mario

Joondalup

Aranmore College

Trey

Moloney

Palmyra

CBC Fremantle

Jayden

Ngamanu

Perth Bayswater

Ashdale Secondary

Michael

Ninkov

University

Hale

Samuel (Sam)

Offer

Nedlands

Wesley College

Herman

Olivier

Joondalup

Kinross

Falcon Baigent Peni

Wests Subiaco

Aranmore College

Macey

Robertson

Wanneroo

Woodvale Secondary College

Chad

Ross

Palmyra

Seton Catholic College

Leighton

Short

Palmyra

CBC Fremantle

Jake

Stainton

Palmyra

CBC Fremantle

Ben

Tata

ARKS

Thornlie SHS

Taine

Timoko

Joondalup

Ocean Reef SHS

Walt

Ungerer

Southern Lions

Atwell College

Peter

Vili

Perth Bayswater

Mirrabooka SHS

Steven Isaac

Yorke

Perth Bayswater

Darling Range Sports College

Western Zone 18 def Western Australia 12 (Tries: Jayden Ngamanu, Sam Offer; Conv: Jonah Chase) Game 2: Western Australia v Northern Zone Northern Zone 24 def Western Australia 17 (Tries: Michael Ninkov, Lorenzo Mario, Allen Maradzika; Conv: Jonah Chase) Game 3: Western Australia v Southern Zone Western Australia 27 (Tries: Leighton Short 2, Macey Robertson, Lorenzo Mario; Conv: Trey Moloney, Jonah Chase; Pens: Chase) def Southern Zone 7 Thank you to Project Directors Australia for sponsoring the Western Australian State Under 15’s tour to Sydney

Taine Oakley (Palmyra) was a member of the squad but unfortunately due to a late injury wasn’t able to play.

Junior Elite - State 15s

State 15s Staff: HEAD COACH: ASS. COACH: ASS. COACH: MANAGER: PHYSIO:

Dwayne Nestor Grant Oakley Arno Visser Joe Tareha Stacey De Rooy

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Junior Elite Report Under 16 Under 16 State Championships DATE: 16/07/2012   OPPOSITION POINTS FOR NORTH

South

DATE: 18/07/2012   POINTS AGAINST

7

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

36 South

POINTS AGAINST

OPPOSITION POINTS FOR

26 South

13

CUMULATIVE TOTAL POINTS AGAINST

5

FOR

24

AGAINST 25

DIFF

86

-61

Tries

Jake Branca

Josh Billington, Andrew Katene

Eruiti Poihi

 

 

 

Goals

Barry Erasmus

 

 

 

 

 

Penalties

 

Barry Erasmus

 

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH

North 36 7 North 26 13 North 24 5 Reggie Churchward, Tom McCrone, Ruban Birch, Joey Simpkins, Kyle Akuhata, Isaiah Luke Fouwler, Ruban Birch, Ivan Wright, Luke Fouwler, Joey Simpkins, Sean Pederson Jamon Tuiavii Erasmus, John Waqanivavalagi  

Tries

86

25

61

 

 

Joey Simpkins 3

Joey Simpkins 3

Joey Simpkins, Joel Lamatoa

 

 

 

Penalties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

2012 State Champions: SOUTH

Junior Elite - U16s South

Under 16 National Championships The National Under 16 Championships was played at St Ignatius College, Riverview with eight division one and four division two teams battling it out over four days of competition.  The West Australian side was part of the Division 1 competition and showed great promise in the first match against Queensland White. After controlling play for a majority of the match, Queensland ran a very well executed set piece play to score under the posts and convert to take the 13-11 lead that gave them the win. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the WA boys and may have affected them against a brilliant NSW Schools side on Tuesday. Going down 48 – 8 the New South Welshmen played exceptionally well and the WA boys looked flat and struggled to get into the game. The hangover continued on Thursday against a scrappy NSW Country going down 12-8 after holding a lead for most of the game. Instead of putting in the structures they played with on Monday the WA boys played a very untidy style of play which suited the Country boys. Friday and the 7th/8th playoff provided an opportunity to salvage something from the week. Down 20-5 at halftime to Victoria would have finished many teams but this year’s WA Under 16’s showed an enormous amount of courage scoring 24 unanswered points in the second half to run out victors 29-20. It was a good way to finish the week. In summary, a great start and finish to the tournament was soured by some uncharacteristic rugby in the middle, with many of the boys realising they had missed out on a great opportunity to be the most successful WA team at this Championships in this format.

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The WA Under 16 squad First Name Terrell Joshua Ruban Jean-Wilis Reginald Hershelle Tevin Callum Liam Thomas Aden Jacob Tom Isaiah Blake Filo Tristan Thomas Joseph Jean-Charl Eric Angus Ivan

Surname Berryman Billington Birch Brits Churchward Classen Ferris Fraser Husband Ingram Kambouris Kohinga McCrone Pedersen Phillips Roache Schneider Sheminant Simpkins Smith Stewart Taylor Wright

State Under 16’s Staff:

Club Wanneroo Kalamunda Kalamunda Joondalup Kalamunda Wests Subiaco Mandurah Joondalup Joondalup Associates University Kalamunda Wests Subiaco Southern Lions Wanneroo Kalamunda University Nedlands Kalamunda University Wanneroo Wanneroo Southern Lions

School Aranmore College Hale Guildford Grammar Woodvale SHS Thornlie SHS Aranmore College John Tonkin Guildford Grammar St Marks Hale Hale Darling Range Wesley College Kelmscott High Clarkson Community HS Thornlie SHS Mindarie Senior College Christ Church Grammar School Darling Range Lake Joondalup Baptist College Kingsway Newman College Thornlie SHS

FINAL PLACING: 7th

Sponsor of the WA State 16s HEAD COACH: Mark Calverley Rugby Union Team ASS. COACH: Gus Martyn MANAGER: Graham Cooper PHYSIO: Stacey De Rooy  Results Game 1 Queensland 13 def Western Australia 11 (Tries: Gus Taylor, Pens: Joseph Simpkins, Hershelle Classen) Game 2 NSW Schools 48 def Western Australia 8 (Try: Josh Billington; Pens: Joey Simpkin) Game 3 NSW Country 12 def Western Australia 8 (Try: Terrell Berryman; Pens: Tom Ingram) Game 4 Western Australia 29 def Victoria 20 (Try: Josh Billington 2, Blake Phillips, Jacob Kohinga, Tom McCrone; Conv: Tom Ingram, Hershelle Classen)


STATE SCHOOLBOYS

The State Schoolboys represented WA at the Division 1 National Schoolboy Championships held at Riverview College, Sydney. The team won one game and lost three to place sixth at the Championships. No players were selected in the Australian Schoolboys squads.

State Schoolboys Squad First Name

Surname

Club

School

Hayden

Anderson

Wests Subiaco

Aranmore College

Oscar

Backhouse

Palmyra

Hale School

Michael

Beatty

University

Churchlands SHS

Terrell

Berryman

Wanneroo

Aranmore College

Luke

Connolly

Palmyra

Aquinas College

State Schoolboys Staff:

Zian

Cooke

Wanneroo

Mindarie Senior College

HEAD COACH ASS. COACH MANAGER PHYSIO

Tom

Enright

Associates

Hale School

Justin

Fourie

Cottesloe

Wesley College

Eli

Going

Wests Subiaco

Aranmore College

Tim

Koiatu

Wanneroo

John Forrest College

Tuhoe

Mahaki

Perth Bayswater

Guildford Grammar

2012 Australian Schools Rugby Union Division 1 Championship Results

Nicholas

Pearson

Kalamunda

Guildford Grammar

Blake

Phillips

Wanneroo

Clarkson Community HS

Game 1

Tristan

Schneider

University

Mindarie Senior College

Mitchell

Short

Palmyra

CBC Femantle

Jean-Charl

Smith

University

Lake Joondalup Baptist College

Game 2

Angus

Taylor

Wanneroo

Newman College

Queensland 52 def Western Australia 0

Michael

Tui

Palmyra

Lakelands SHS

John

Van Der Wielen

Palmyra

Aquinas College

Dylan

Van Dieman

Wests

Aranmore College

Keano

Van Dieman

Wests

Aranmore College

Riley

Winter

Wests

Aranmore College

Kylan

Yoxall

University

Hale School

Elwee Prinsloo James Roderick Hayden Hamilton Chris Perrey

NSW II 46 def Western Australia 5 (Tries: John Vanderwielan)

Game 3 Western Australia 27 (Tries: John Vanderwielan, Mitchell Short, Kylan Yoxall, Blake Phillips; Conv: Tim Koiatu 2; Pens Tim Koiatu) def Combined States 12 Game 4 ACT 19 def Western Australia 13 (Tries: Hayden Anderson; Conv: Tim Koiatu; Pens: Tim Koiatu 2)

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Junior Elite Report BANKWEST ACADEMY The Bankwest Academy incorporated the National Gold Squad and consisted of three levels.

Academy Level 1 First Name

Surname

State Rep Honours

Club

First Name

Surname

State Rep Honours

Club

Jake

Ball

Force A

Palmyra

Oscar

Backhouse

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1

Palmyra

Lukas

Birch

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1;

University

Odin

Hugo

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1

Mandurah

Jacob

Kohinga

15s; 16s

Kalamunda

Tim

Koiatu

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Wanneroo

Associates

Tristan

Schneider

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Joondalup

Cottesloe

JeanCharl

Smith

16s; Schoolboys Div 2; State Schoolboys Div 1

Joondalup

Angus

Taylor

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Associates

Nicholas Ward

15s; 16s

Palmyra

Kylan

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 2; State Schoolboys Div 1

University

Luke

Burton

Ethan

Carlisle

Daniel

Griffiths

Nicholas

Haining

Richard

Hardwick

Ryan

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Academy Level 2

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 2; Schoolboys Div University 1; Perth Gold Perth 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Perth Gold; Force A Bayswater 16s; Schoolboys Div 2; 20s; Perth Gold 16s; Schoolboys Div 2; 20s; Perth Gold; Force A 15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Australia A Schoolboys; Perth Gold; Force A; Australian Barbarians

University

Hodson

Perth Gold; Force A

Cottesloe

Oliver

Hoskins

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Australia A Schoolboys; 20s; Perth Gold; Force A; Australian 20s

Cottesloe

Kane

Koteka

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Perth Gold

Bradley

Lacey

15s; Schoolboys Div 1; Perth Gold

Ryan

Louwrens

Perth Gold; Force A

Patrick

McCarthy

Juan

Pretorius

Harry

Scoble

Bruce

SmithWright

Kieran

Stringer

Corey

Thomas

Yoxall

Academy Level 3 First Name

Surname

State Rep Honours

Terrell

Berryman

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Wanneroo

Cottesloe

Ruban

Birch

15s; 16s

Perth Bayswater

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Australia A Schoolboys;

University

Liam

Husband

15s; 16s

Joondalup

Perth XV; Perth Gold;

Nedlands

Lorenzo

Mario

15s; 16s

Joondalup University

Wests Subiaco Wests Subiaco

Club

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Australia Schoolboys; Perth Gold

University

Tom

McCrone

15s; 16s

16s; 20s; Perth Gold; Force A

University

Isaiah

Pedersen

15s; 16s

Cottesloe

Chad

Ramsamy

15s;

Joseph

Simpkins

15s; 16s

Kalamunda

Jaeden

Stephens

15s

Southern Lions

Schoolboys Div 2; Perth XV; Perth Gold; Force A 15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1; Australia Schoolboys; Perth Gold; Australian Barbarians

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Southern Lions Southern Lions


National Gold Squad First Name

Surname

State Rep Honours

Club

Oscar

Backhouse 15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1

Palmyra

Odin

Hugo

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 1

Mandurah

Jacob

Kohinga

15s; 16s

Kalamunda

Isaiah

Pedersen

15s; 16s

Southern Lions

Tristan

Schneider

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Joondalup

JeanCharl

Smith

16s; Schoolboys Div 2; State Schoolboys Div 2

Joondalup

Angus

Taylor

15s; 16s; State Schoolboys Div 1

Associates

Kylan

Yoxall

15s; 16s; Schoolboys Div 2; State Schoolboys Div 1

University

PERTH GOLD The Perth Gold Program was run in conjunction with the Force A Program allowing Perth to host Sydney Shute Shield teams West Harbour and Eastwood, as well as the Rebel Rising and Australian Barbarians. Perth Gold also played a match against Perth Kiwi in memory of former Perth Gold player Mike Denton.

The Perth Gold squad First Name

Surname

Club

Jake

Ball

Palmyra

Tyler

Berry

Wanneroo

Ryan

Black

Kalamunda

The players completed three Stages to the program. The first ran from November to December and included a heavy focus on core skill. Stage 2 ran from January to April and involved core skill as well as unit and team structures. Stage 3 was a maintenance program in season running from April to September. The focus during this time was to enable all players the opportunity to train with their respective Club and School teams as well as relevant State teams.

Chance

Bunce

Wests Subiaco

Richard

Cooper

Cottesloe

Cameron

Crowley

Nedlands

Michael

D’Adamo

Associates

Lorenzo

De Villiers

Wests Subiaco

Reviews were held at the end of each Stage and applicable exits from the program were made.

Andy

Finn

University

Daniel

Griffiths

Associates

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Nicholas

Haining

Cottesloe

Conor

Higgins

Palmyra

Ryan

Hodson

Cottesloe

Oliver

Hoskins

Cottesloe

Anare

Koliavu

Palmyra

They received specialist coaching from all the Emirates Western Force coaches as well as the Academy coaches and State coaches.

Ammon

Matuauto

Associates

Nevan

Mills

University

The Junior Development Squad

Brent

Murphy

Perth Bayswater

Cian

O’Connor

University

Juan

Pretorius

Nedlands

Wesley

Roberts

Wanneroo

To provide additional opportunities for player development at the higher level a 10 week development program was offered to selected 16 and 17 year old players during January and February. The players were provided with skills development as well as strength and conditioning programs.

FIRST NAME

SURNAME

CLUB

Grayson

Artmanni

Joondalup

Michael

Beatty

Cottesloe

Joe

Savage

Palmyra

Jeremy

Smith

University

AJ

Smith

Rockingham

Smith-Wright

University

Reginald

Churchward

Kalamunda

Ryan

Domachowski

Southern Lions

Barry

Erasmus

Joondalup

Bruce

Moss

Gilmore

Wanneroo

Keiran

Stringer

Cottesloe

Teava

Te Rangi

Wests Subiaco

Alistair

Haining

Cottesloe

Rhys

Hokianga

ARKS

Ben

Titoko

Nedlands

Raa

Wilson

Cottesloe

Thomas

Ingram

Associates

Yiannis

Mallis

Palmyra

Perth Gold Staff:

Alex

Oakley

Palmyra

Lewis

Pickering

Cottesloe

Devereaux

Reid

 

HEAD COACH ASS. COACH MANAGER PHYSIO

John

Ristau

Perth Bayswater

Charles

Roberts

Associates

Thomas

Sheminant

Nedlands

Mitchell

Short

Palmyra

Conor

Spence

University

Dylan

Van Dieman

Wests Subiaco

Keano

Van Dieman

Wests Subiaco

John

Waqanivavalagi

Kalamunda

Andrew

Yin

University

Dwayne Nestor Elwee Prinsloo Ross Dopson Chris Perrey

Results Game 1 Perth Kiwi 25 def Perth Gold 19 Game 2 Rebel Rising 35 def Perth Gold 14 Game 3 Perth Gold 29 def West Harbour 12 Game 4 Perth Gold 25 def Eastwood 17

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Finance Report Our 2011 season saw us with five wins but unfortunately only one at home. Whilst this was a really disappointing result particularly for our “Sea of Blue” supporters, the fact that we were in front with five minutes to go for 70% of our games gave us something to be optimistic about for the 2012 season. It was this hope that gave our loyal members, sponsors and corporate box holders reason to renew with us in 2012; having only one win at home in 2011 we knew that our membership renewal would decline and we budgeted accordingly. If you compare our results from 2011 to 2012 you can see that we had a decline in our membership revenue. The other revenue decline was in the Professional Rugby department which was due to the Australian Rugby Union removing the academy programs from the Super Rugby Unions together with the funding and also reducing the funding for the player program. Fortunately our hard working Commercial Services team was able to grow our sponsorship revenue which resulted in only a 1% decline in total revenue. There is no doubt that as an organisation we need to grow our revenue and revenue streams moving into the future. Match day ticket sales are really significant to our financial results and having a game rained out this year was something that we had not experienced before; we estimated that this cost us about $100,000. Fortunately the sell-out game for the Chiefs was one that we were not expecting which really boosted our revenue and compensated for the rain-affected game. The growth of grass roots rugby is vital to the future of rugby in Western Australia and our participation numbers increased again this year. We achieved a new level of 8,000 registered players with 4,000 of these being at the junior level. Our investment of over $1 million into grass roots rugby together with the hard work of our Community Rugby Department and the WA Junior Rugby Union will see even more growth in 2013. The departure mid-season of our Head Coach, the decision by our captain to leave after one year in the role and the retirement of Nathan Sharpe – our inaugural captain – saw the club at probably the lowest point in our short history. The financial impact of this situation was potentially going to be significant. The organisation led by our Chairman Russel Perry knew that if we continued to do what we had always done then we would get what we had always had; we needed to change. The relaunch of the club included a new coaching team, the payout of existing players the recruitment of new

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players and the appointment of a new team captain in Matt Hodgson. These decisions are the key driver to the $500,000 increase in expenditure in our Professional Rugby department. Our trading result this year is a deficit of $271,000. Given the fact that we invested into the relaunch and had a minor decline in revenue this result shows that all of our other costs were managed really closely. The write-off of assets in 2011 pushed our balance sheet into negative member funds; this year’s deficit result will further impact this. It is important to understand that the unearned revenue on our balance sheet of $3,460,753 will be bought to account as we deliver each of our homes games in 2013. The $95 million investment by the government into the stadium redevelopment is vital to RugbyWA and the growth of the game in Western Australia both on the field and financially. We look forward to moving into 2013 and seeing the results that the relaunch and the new ground will bring. Once again the finance team has been a really great support to not only me but the entire organisation, thank you Lis, Dayna, Jenny, Ben and Sue I really appreciate your dedication and ongoing hard work. Maryanne Wilson Chief Financial Officer


2011 Trading Activity Revenue Commercial Services Sponsorship Membership Corporate Hospitality Super Rugby License Income Functions Professional Rugby Community Rugby Corporate Services

2012

4008.4 2959.8 3335.1 1432.1 106.8 135.8 4598.2 939.8 196.5 17712.4

4429.7 2578.9 3354.0 1463.2 155.3 105.5 4440.7 876.8 130.4 17534.4

646.5 63.2 935.1 278.5 1356.8 1707.8 306.6 952.0 6246.6

585.7 45.0 994.3 285.7 1387.3 1690.2 329.4 935.6 6253.3

5074.3 94.0 47.3 748.5 1484.3 178.9 113.4 168.2 50.1 7958.9

5191.3 113.7 48.3 850.3 1605.1 190.2 122.2 174.0 176.0 8471.0

166.9 469.2 290.3 90.6 1017.0

169.7 477.8 290.7 92.3 1030.4

267.5 1819.9

302.8 1748.6

Total Expenditure

17309.9

17806.0

Trading Surplus

402.4

(271.6)

120.0 633.2 00.0 753.2

00.0 66.7 19.7 86.4

Non-Trading Surplus/(Deficit)

180.9 723.9 453.7 302.0 103.8 43.6 171.1 1979.0 (1225.8)

00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0 109.7 49.6 184.2 343.4 (257.1)

Reported (Deficit)

(823.4)

(528.7)

Total Revenue Expenditure Commercial Services Brand and Marketing Business Development Corporate Hospitality Membership Sponsor Servicing Super Rugby Functions Com Services (Indirect) Professional Rugby Professional Players Strength & Conditioning Rugby Analyst Rugby Operations Team Management Team Medical Team Physiotherapy Team Consultants Junior Elite Academy Community Rugby Administration Competition Development Coach Education

Media Services Corporate Services

Non-Trading Activity Plus Grant Revenue Reimbursement of Loan - cash Building Fitout - cash Interest benefit - non cash Less Expense (Non Cash) Prepaid Rental nib Stadium Prepaid Rental nib Stadium write off Prepaid nib Stadium Prepaid Rental nib Stadium write off Interest expense Depreciation Super Suite Depreciation other

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Financial Report                 

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

       

 

 

      

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

     

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 

  

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     

   


   

 

 

     

   

    

���    

  

 

 





       

    

     

     

   

 

  

  









 

 

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   



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        

  

  

                                 15     

     

            

 

      

       

               

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

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    

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   

   

   

   

   

   

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      This financial report is a general purpose financial report, which has been prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act of Western Australia and Australian Accounting Standards and other authorative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. The financial report has also been prepared on a historical cost basis. The financial report is presented in Australian dollars.  Notwithstanding the net liability position of $821,598 at 31 December 2012 and the net deficit for the year of $528,665 the Directors have prepared the financial report on a going concern basis. Included in current liabilities is unearned revenue of $3,460,753 which does not require any cash settlement. The Directors have reviewed the forecast cashflow and operating results for 2013 and are of the opinion that the use of the going concern basis of accounting is appropriate.

  The financial report complies with Australian Accounting Standards as issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. New Accounting Standards and Interpretations (i) Changes in accounting policy and disclosures The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous financial year except as follows: The Association has adopted the following new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and AASB Interpretations as of 1 January 2012:

AASB 1054

Australian Additional Disclosures

AASB20115

Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards [AASBs 127, 128, 131] Amendments to Australian Interpretation

AASB 1048

The Association has considered that there is no material imapct on the financial statements with regards to the adoption of the new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and AASB Intrepretations. New and amended applicable Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations that have recently been issued or amended but are not yet effective have not been adopted by the association for the annual reporting period ended 31 December 2012 and are outlined in the table below.

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





AASB 1054

Australian Additional Disclosures

This standard is as a consequence of phase 1 of the joint Trans Tasman Convergence project of the AASB and FRSB.

     1Jul11

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan12

1Jul11

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan12

1Jul11

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan12

1Jul12

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan13

1Jul13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan14

1Jul13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan14

1Jan13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan13

This standard, with AASB 20111 relocates all Australian specific disclosures from other standards to one place and revises disclosures in the following areas: (a) Compliance with Australian Accounting Standards

AASB 20106

Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Disclosures on Transfers of Financial Assets [AASB 1 & AASB 7]

AASB 20115

Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Extending Relief from Consolidation, the Equity Method and Proportionate Consolidation [AASB 127, AASB 128 & AASB 131]

AASB 20119

AASB 20114

AASB 1053

(b) The statutory basis or reporting framework for financial statements (c) Whether the financial statements are general purpose or special purpose (d) Audit fees (e) Imputation credits The amendments increase the disclosure requirements for transactions involving transfers of financial assets.  require enhancements to the existing disclosures in IFRS 7 where an asset is transferred but is not derecognised and introduce new disclosures for assets that are derecognised but the entity continues to have a continuing exposure to the asset after the sale. This Standard makes amendments to: ► AASB 127 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements ► AASB 128 Investments in Associates ► AASB 131 Interests in Joint Ventures to extend the circumstances in which an entity can obtain relief from consolidation, the equity method or proportionate consolidation, and relates primarily to those applying the reduced disclosure regime or notforprofit entities.

Amendments to Australian This Standard requires entities to group items presented in other Accounting Standards – Presentation comprehensive income on the basis of whether they are of Other Comprehensive Income potentially reclassifiable to profit or loss subsequently (reclassification adjustments). [AASB 101] Amendments to Australian This Standard makes amendments to remove individual key Accounting Standards to Remove management personnel disclosure requirements from AASB 124. Individual Key Management Personnel Disclosure Requirements [AASB 124] Application of Tiers of Australian Accounting Standards

This Standard establishes a differential financial reporting framework consisting of two Tiers of reporting requirements for preparing general purpose financial statements:

  

(a) Tier 1: Australian Accounting Standards (b) Tier 2: Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements Tier 2 comprises the recognition, measurement and presentation requirements of Tier 1 and substantially reduced disclosures corresponding to those requirements. The following entities apply Tier 1 requirements in preparing general purpose financial statements: (a) Forprofit entities in the private sector that have public accountability (as defined in this Standard) (b) The Australian Government and State, Territory and Local Governments The following entities apply either Tier 2 or Tier 1 requirements in preparing general purpose financial statements: (a) Forprofit private sector entities that do not have public accountability (b) All notforprofit private sector entities (c) Public sector entities other than the Australian Government and State, Territory and Local Governments. Consequential amendments to other standards to implement the regime were introduced by AASB 20102. AASB 9

Financial Instruments

AASB 9 includes requirements for the classification and measurement of financial assets. It was further amended by AASB 20107 to reflect amendments to the accounting for financial liabilities. These requirements improve and simplify the approach for classification and measurement of financial assets compared with the requirements of AASB 139. The main changes are described below.

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 AASB 1054

AASB 20106

AASB 20115

AASB 10 AASB 20119

AASB 10 AASB 20114

AASB 1053 AASB 12

AASB 12 AASB 13

AASB 13

(a) Financial assets that are debt instruments will be classified based on (1) the objective of the entity’s business model for managing the financial assets; (2) the   characteristics of the contractual cash flows.        (b) Allows an irrevocable election on initial recognition Australian Additional Disclosures 1Jul11 The Association has This standard is as a consequence of the jointwill Trans (a) Financial assets thatof arephase debt 1instruments be to present gains and losses on investments in equity not yet determined the Tasman Convergence of the AASBof and classified based project on (1) the objective theFRSB. entity’s business instruments that are not held for trading in other extent of the impact of model for managing the financial assets; (2) the comprehensive income. Dividends in respect of these the amendments if characteristics of the 20111 contractual cash all flows. This standard, withthat AASB Australian investments are a return relocates on investment can be specific any. disclosures from other standards onethere place revises recognised in profit or losstoand is and no impairment or disclosures in Allows theonfollowing areas: (b) an irrevocable election on initial recognition recycling disposal of the instrument. (a)to present Compliance withlosses Australian Accounting gains and on investments in Standards equity instruments that are not held for trading in other comprehensive income. in respect these (b)(c) The Financial statutory basis reporting framework for financial assetsorDividends can be designated andofmeasured at investments that are a return on at investment can be if statements fair value through profit or loss initial recognition recognised in the profit lossstatements and therereduces isare nogeneral impairment or (c)doing Whether financial purpose so eliminates or significantly a measurement recycling on disposal of the instrument. oror special purpose recognition inconsistency that would arise from assets or liabilities, or recognising the gains and (d)measuring Audit fees on them,credits on different bases. (e)losses Imputation (c) Financial assets can be designated and measured at Amendments to Australian The amendments increase the disclosure requirements for 1Jul11 The Association has fair value through profit or loss at initial recognition if Accounting Standards – Disclosures transactions involving transfers of financial assets.  not yet determined the doing soWhere eliminates or significantly a measurement (d) the fair value option reduces is used for financial on Transfers of Financial Assets require enhancements to the existing disclosures in IFRS 7 where extent of the impact of or recognition inconsistency that would from for as liabilities the change in fair value is to bearise accounted [AASB 1 & AASB 7] an asset is transferred but is not derecognised and introduce new the amendments if measuring assets or liabilities, or recognising the gains and follows: disclosures for assets that are derecognised but the entity any. losses on them, on different bases. ► The change attributable to changes in credit risk are continues to have a continuing exposure to the asset after the sale. presented in other comprehensive income (OCI) (d) Where the fair value to: option is used for financial This Standard makes amendments ► The remaining change is presented in profit or loss liabilities the change inand fairSeparate value is Financial to be accounted for as ► AASB 127 Consolidated Statements follows: If this approach creates or enlarges an accounting mismatch ► The change attributable to changes in credit risk are ► AASB Investments in effect Associates in the128 profit or loss, the of the changes in credit risk presented in other comprehensive income (OCI) ► AASB 131presented Interests in are also in Joint profitVentures or loss. [AASB 127, AASB 128 & AASB to extend the circumstances in which an entity can obtain relief ► The remaining change isor presented in profit or loss 131] from consolidation, the equity method proportionate Consequential amendments were also made to other standards as and9,relates primarily to those applying the reduced aconsolidation, result of AASB introduced by AASB 200911 If this approach creates or enlarges disclosure regime or notforprofit entities.an accounting mismatch in the profit or loss, the effect of the changes in credit risk AASB 10 establishes a new control model that applies to all Consolidated Financial Statements are also presented in profit or loss. entities. It replaces parts of AASB 127 Consolidated   the accounting for consolidated Amendments to Australian This Standard requiresdealing entitieswith to group items presented in other Consequential amendments were Consolidation also made to other standards as statements andon UIG112   Accounting Standards – Presentation financial comprehensive income the basis of whether they are a result of AASB 9, introduced by AASB 200911 of Other Comprehensive Income potentially reclassifiable to profit or loss subsequently (reclassification The new control adjustments). model broadens the situations when an entity is AASB 10 establishes a new control model that applies to all Consolidated [AASB 101] Financial Statements considered to be controlled by another entity and includes new entities. It replaces parts of AASB 127 Consolidated  guidance for applying the model totospecific This Standard makes amendments removesituations, individualincluding key Amendments to Australian  dealing with the accounting for consolidated when acting as a manager may giverequirements control, the from impact of 124. management personnel AASB Accounting Standards to Remove financial statements anddisclosure UIG112 Consolidation   potential voting rights and when holding less than a majority Individual Key Management  Personnel Disclosure Requirements voting rights may give control. The new control model broadens the situations when an entity is Consequential amendments were also made to other standards via considered to be controlled by another entity and includes new [AASB 124] AASB 20117. guidance for applying the model to specific situations, including Application of Tiers of Australian This Standard amay differential financial reporting when acting asestablishes a manager give control, impact of Disclosure of Interests in Other AASB 12 includes all disclosures relating to the an entity's interests in Accounting Standards framework consisting of two Tiers of reporting requirements for potential voting and when holding less than a majority Entities subsidiaries, jointrights arrangements, associates and structures entities. preparing general purpose financial statements: votingdisclosures rights mayhave givebeen control. New introduced about the judgments made by managementamendments to determinewere whether controltoexists, and to via Consequential also made other standards (a) summarised Tier 1: Australian Accounting Standards require information about joint arrangements, AASB 20117. (b) Tier Australian Accounting Standardswith – Reduced associates and 2: structured entities and subsidiaries non Disclosure of Interests in Other AASB 12 includes all disclosures relating to an entity's interests in Disclosure Requirements controlling interests. Entities subsidiaries, jointthe arrangements, and and structures entities. Tier 2 comprises recognition,associates measurement presentation New disclosures have1been introduced about the judgments requirements of Tier and substantially reduced disclosuresmade Fair Value Measurement AASB 13 establishes a single source of guidance under AASB for by managementtotothose determine whether control exists, and to corresponding requirements. determining the fair value of assets and liabilities. AASB 13 does require summarised information about joint arrangements, not change when an entity is required to use fair value, but rather, associates and structured entities and subsidiariesinwith non The following entities apply 1 requirements preparing provides guidance on how toTier determine fair value when fair value controlling interests. general purpose financialApplication statements:of this definition may result is required or permitted. (a) Forprofit entities the privatefor sector that haveassets. public in different fair values beingindetermined the relevant accountability (asadefined in this of Standard) Fair Value Measurement AASB 13 establishes single source guidance under AASB for determining the fair value of assets and liabilities. AASB 13 does not change when an entityGovernment is required to use fair value, butand rather, (b) The Australian and State, Territory AASB 13 also expands the disclosure requirements for all assets provides on how to determine fair value when fair value Localguidance Governments or liabilities carried at fair value. This includes information about is required or permitted. Application of this may result The following entities Tier 2 impact or definition Tier of 1 requirements the assumptions made apply and theeither qualitative those in preparing different fair values being determined for the relevant assets. in purpose statements: assumptions general on the fair valuefinancial determined. Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Extending Relief from Consolidation, the Equity Method and Proportionate Consolidation

   1Jan12

1Jan12

1Jul11

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan12

1Jan13

The Association has not yet determined the The Association hasof extent of the impact notthe yetamendments determined ifthe extent of any. the impact of the amendments if The Association has any. not yet determined the The Association has extent of the impact of not yet determined the the amendments if extent of the impact of any. the amendments if any.

1Jan13

1Jul12

1Jan13 1Jul13

1Jan13

1Jan13 1Jan14

1Jul13 1Jan13

The Association has The Association has not yet determined the not yet determined the extent of the impact of extent of the impact of the amendments if the amendments if any. any.

1Jan14 1Jan13

1Jan13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of The Association has the amendments if not yet determined the any. extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan13

1Jan13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan13

1Jan13

The Association has not yet determined the extent of the impact of the amendments if any.

1Jan13

1Jan13

1Jan13

(a) Forprofit private sector entities that do not have public Consequential amendments were also made to other standards via accountability AASB 13 also expands the disclosure requirements for all assets AASB 20118. or liabilities at fair value. includes (b) Allcarried notforprofit privateThis sector entitiesinformation about the assumptions made and the qualitative impact of those (c) Public sector entities other than the Australian assumptions on the value determined. Government andfair State, Territory and Local Governments. were alsostandards made to to other standards Consequential amendments to other implement thevia AASB 20118. regime were introduced by AASB 20102. AASB 9

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RugbyWA 2012 ANNUAL REPORT


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1Jan13 AASB 20124 adds an Standards exception in to the retrospective application of Australian Accounting under AASB 1  adopters apply the requirements AASB 139   to require that firsttime 1Jan13   AASB 20124 adds an Standards exception to the retrospective application of Australian Accounting under AASB 1 AASB   to require that firsttime 1Jan13  (or 9 Financialof adopters apply the requirements AASB 139  AASB 20124 adds an exception in to the retrospective application Australian Accounting Standards under AASB 1  1Jan13 1Jul11 AASB 20124 adds exception toof the retrospective application This standard isthe as aanconsequence 1(or of the joint Transof  tophase require that firsttime adopters apply requirements in AASB 139  Instruments) and AASB 120   AASB 9 Financial Australian Accounting Standards under AASB 1  AASB 20124 adds an exception to the retrospective application of  to require that firsttime Australian Accounting under AASB 1 AASB  Tasman Convergence project of in the and FRSB. adopters apply theAASB requirements AASB 139  AASB 20124 adds an Standards exception to the retrospective application  (or 9government Financialof  prospectively to Instruments) and 120   toAASB require that firsttime Australian Accounting Standards under AASB 1  adopters apply the requirements in AASB 139  AASB 20124 adds an exception to the retrospective application of  to require that firsttime  (or Financial Australian Accounting Standards under AASB 1 AASB  Instruments) and AASB 120  loans (including those at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at  prospectively to 9government adopters apply the requirements in AASB 139   to require that firsttime  (or Financial Australian Accounting under AASB 1 AASB  adopters apply theAASB requirements in AASB 139  Instruments) and 120   to require that firsttime  prospectively to 9 the of transition toStandards Standards. loans (including those atAustralian a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at  (or AASB 9government Financial Thisdate standard, with AASB 20111 relocates all Australian specific adopters apply the requirements inAccounting AASB 139  Instruments) and AASB 120   to require that firsttime  (or AASB 9government Financial  prospectively to adopters apply the requirements in AASB 139  loans (including those at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at the date of transition to standards Australian Accounting Standards. Instruments) and other AASB 120   (or AASB Financial disclosures from one place and revises  prospectively to 9 government adopters apply the requirements into AASB 139  Instruments) and AASB 120  loans (including those at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at  (or AASB 9 Financial the date of transition to Australian Accounting Standards.  to government Instruments) AASB 120  disclosures inand the following areas: prospectively loans (including those atAustralian a belowmarket rate(or of interest) existing at  AASB 9government Financial  prospectively the date of transition to Accounting Standards. Instruments) and AASB  AASB 20125 makes amendments resulting theto AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 loans (including those at120 a belowmarket ratefrom of interest) existing at  prospectively to20092011 government the date of transition to Australian Accounting Standards. (a) Compliance with Australian Accounting Standards Instruments) and AASB 120  loans (including those at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing  prospectively Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard addresses agovernment range of at the date of transition Australian Accounting Standards. AASB 20125 makes amendments resulting from theto20092011 Accounting Standards arising from AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 loans (including thoseto at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at  prospectively to government the date of transition to Australian Accounting Standards. loans (including thoseamendments at a belowmarket rate of interest) existing AASB 20125 makes resulting from the 20092011 improvements, including the following: AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard addresses a range of at the date of transition toat Australian Accounting Standards. Annual Improvements 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from loans (including those a belowmarket rate of interest) existing at the date of transition to Australian Accounting Standards. AASB 20125 makes amendments resulting from the 20092011 Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard addresses a range of AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 (b) The statutory or reporting framework for financial improvements, including basis the following: Accounting Standards arising from Cycle Annual Improvements 20092011 AASB 20125 makes amendments resultingaddresses from the 20092011 AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 the date of transition to Australian Accounting Standards. Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard a range of improvements, including the following: Accounting Standards arising from statements AASB 20125 makes amendments resulting from the 20092011 AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 Annual 20092011 Annual Improvements Cycle. The1 standard addresses a range of Cycle Improvements ► Repeat application ofthe AASB isresulting permitted (AASB 1) AASB 20125 makes amendments from the 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 improvements, including following: Annual Improvements Cycle. The statements standard a range of Annual Improvements 20092011 (c) Whether the financial are general purpose AASB 20125 makes amendments resultingaddresses from the 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from Cycle AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 improvements, including the following: Annual Improvements Cycle. The1 standard addresses a range of ► Repeat application ofthe AASB isresulting permitted (AASB 1) Annual Improvements 20092011 AASB 20125 makes amendments from the 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from ► C larification of the comparative information AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 improvements, including following: Annual Improvements Cycle. The1 standard addresses a range of Cycle or special purpose Annual Improvements 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from ► Repeat application of AASB is permitted (AASB 1) AASB 20125 makes amendments resulting from the 20092011 improvements, including the following: AASB 20125 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard addresses a range of Cycle Improvements Annual 20092011 Accounting Standards arising from ► Clarification of the comparative information requirements when an entity provides a third balance improvements, including the following: ► Repeat application of AASB 1 is permitted (AASB 1) Cycle (d) Audit fees Annual Improvements 20092011 Annual Improvements Cycle. The standard addresses a range of improvements, including the following: Accounting Standards arising from ► CRepeat larification of the comparative Cycle Annual Improvements 20092011 ► application ofan AASB 1 is provides permitted (AASB 1) balance requirements when entity a third sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of information Financial improvements, including the following: Cycle Repeat application of AASB 1 is permitted (AASB 1) (e) Imputation credits ► C larification of the comparative information Annual Improvements 20092011 requirements when entity a third Cycle ► CRepeat application ofan AASB 1 is provides permitted (AASB 1) balance sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of information Financial ► larification of the comparative Statements). ► application ofan AASB 1 is provides permitted (AASB 1)for requirements when entity a third balance Cycle ► larification of the comparative information AASB 20106 Amendments to Australian TheCRepeat amendments increase the disclosure 1Jul11 sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of requirements Financial ► application of AASB 1 is provides permitted (AASB 1) balance AASB 201210 amends the following standards: ► CRepeat larification of the comparative information Statements). requirements when an entity a third AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 Accounting Standards – Disclosures sheet transactions involving transfers of assets.  (AASB 101 Presentation of information Financial ► CRepeat larification of the comparative application ofan AASB 1 isfinancial permitted (AASB 1) balance requirements when entity provides a third Statements). AASB 201210 amends the following standards: ► Clarification of the comparative information Accounting Standards  Transition requirements when an entity provides a third balance AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of Financial AASB 10  and related Standards  clarifies the on Transfers of Financial Assets require enhancements tothe the existingprovides disclosures IFRS 7 where Statements). requirements when an entity a in third balance sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of information Financial AASB 201210 amends following standards: ► Clarification of the comparative AASB 201210 Amendments Australian 1Jan13 Guidance and to Other Amendments Accounting requirements when an entity provides third balance sheet (AASB 101 Financial Statements). transition guidance, in Presentation particular theofassessment of control is to AASB 10 and related Standards  aclarifies the new [AASB 1 & Standards AASB 7]  Transition an asset is transferred but isfollowing not that derecognised and introduce AASB 201210 amends the standards: AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements). Accounting Standards Transition requirements when an entity provides balance 10  and related Standards  aclarifies the rather Guidance and Other Amendments be made at the amends beginning offollowing the period AASB 10 isthird adopted sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of Financial AASB 201210 the standards: Statements). AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control is to disclosures for assets that derecognised but the entity Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 201210 amends theare following standards: Statements). AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 Guidance and Other Amendments sheet (AASB 101 Presentation of Financial AASB 10  and related Standards  clarifies the rather transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control is to that prior periods. . be made at the beginning of the period AASB 10 is adopted AASB 201210 amends the following standards: Statements). Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 continues to have a continuing exposure to the asset after the sale. AASB 10  and related Standards  clarifies the Guidance and Other Amendments AASB 201210 amends the following standards: Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 transition guidance, in particular thatStandards theAASB assessment of control is to be made at the beginning of related the period 10 is adopted rather Statements). that prior periods. . AASB 10  and  clarifies the Guidance and Other Amendments AASB 201210 amends the following standards: Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 AASB 10 and Standards to defer the mandatory application transition guidance, particular that the assessment of control is to AASB 10 at  and related Standards  clarifies the rather be made therelated beginning offollowing the period AASB 10 is adopted that prior periods. . in Guidance and Other Amendments Accounting Standards  Transition transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control is to 201210 amends the standards: AASB 201210 Amendments to Australian 1Jan13 AASB 10  and related Standards  clarifies the by notforprofit entities to annual reporting periods onisor Guidance and Other Amendments be made at therelated beginning of the period AASB 10 is beginning adopted rather Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 10 and Standards to defer the mandatory application transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control to that prior periods. . AASB 10  and related Standards  clarifies the AASB 20115 Amendments to Australian This Standard makes amendments to: 1Jul11 Guidance and Other Amendments be made at therelated beginning of the period AASB 10 is adopted rather transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control is to Accounting Standards  Transition AASB 10 and Standards to defer the mandatory application after 1 January 2014. . that prior periods. . AASB 10 at  and related Standards  clarifies the rather by notforprofit entities to annual reporting periods onisor Guidance and Other Amendments be made the beginning of the period AASB 10 is beginning adopted transition guidance, in particular that the assessment of control to that prior periods. . Standards Accounting Standards – Extending be made at therelated beginning the 10 is beginning adopted rather ► notforprofit AASB 127 Consolidated andperiod Separate Financial Statements AASB and to defer the mandatory application by entities to of annual onisor Guidance and Other Amendments transition guidance, that theAASB assessment of control to after 1 10 January 2014. that prior periods. . in.particular Various editorial amendments toperiod areporting range ofperiods Australian Accounting be made at therelated beginning of the AASB 10 is adopted rather AASB 10 and Standards to defer the mandatory application prior periods. . . to of Relief from Consolidation, the Equity that by notforprofit entities annual reporting periods on or after 1 10 January 2014. be made at therelated beginning the period 10 is beginning adopted rather AASB and to deferAASB the mandatory application Standards and to Interpretation  that prior periods. . Standards Various editorial amendments to12 areporting range ofperiods Australian Accounting by notforprofit entities annual beginning on or AASB and Standards to defer the mandatory application after 1 10 January 2014. . to Method and Proportionate ► notforprofit AASB 128related Investments intoAssociates that prior periods. .reflect by entities tochanges annual periods beginning onthe or Various editorial amendments areporting range ofthe Australian Accounting  , to to made text of IFRSs by AASB 10 and related Standards to defer to the mandatory application Standards and Interpretation 12  after 1 January 2014. . by notforprofit entities to annual reporting periods beginning on or AASB and related Standards to defer the mandatoryAccounting application Consolidation after 1 10 January 2014. . toin Various editorial amendments to12 aVentures range ofthe Australian Standards and to Interpretation  IASB by notforprofit entities annual reporting periods beginning onthe or ► AASB 131 Interests Joint  , to reflect changes made to text of IFRSs by AASB and related Standards to defer the mandatory application after 1 10 January 2014. . to annual Various editorial amendments to a range of Australian Accounting by notforprofit entities reporting periods beginning on or Standards and, to Interpretation 12   toamendments reflect made the text IFRSs by the after 1 January 2014. . tochanges IASB Various editorial areporting range Australian Accounting [AASB 127, AASB 128 & AASB to extend the circumstances intowhich antoof entity canof obtain relief by notforprofit entities annual periods beginning on or Standards and to Interpretation 12  after 1 January 2014. . Various editorial amendments to a range of Australian Accounting  , to to Interpretation reflect changes made to the text of IFRSs by the IASB Standards and 12  Various editorial amendments to a range of Australian Accounting after January 2014. . equity 131] from 1consolidation, the method or proportionate  toamendments reflect changes text of IFRSs by the Standards and, to Interpretation  IASB editorial Various to12 amade rangeto ofthe Australian Accounting  to Interpretation reflect made to the text of IFRSs by the Standards and,and to  consolidation, relateschanges primarily to those applying the reduced IASB Various editorial to12 amade range ofthe Australian Accounting  toamendments reflect changes to text of IFRSs by the Standards and, to Interpretation 12    IASB  , to reflect changes made to the text of IFRSs by the disclosure and regime or notforprofit entities. Standards to Interpretation 12made  IASB  , to reflect changes to the text of IFRSs by the  carrying amount  The of certain assets is often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future IASB  , to reflect changes made to the text of IFRSs by theevents.   IASB The carrying amount of certain assets is often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future events.amounts IASB The assumption that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying  key estimates and 

The carrying amount of certain assets is often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future events.   The key estimates and assumption that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts

certain  of assets and liabilities nexta determined annual period are: The amount ofassumption certainwithin assets ishave often based on estimates assumptions of events.amounts Amendments Australian AASB 20119 Thisreporting Standard requires entities toand group items presented other key estimates and thatthe significant risk of causing a material adjustment toinfuture the carrying  carrying  The carrying amount of certaintowithin assets is often based on estimates and assumptions of future events. 1Jul12   of certain assets and liabilities nexta determined annual reporting period are: carrying amount ofassumption certain assets isPresentation often determined based on estimates andofassumptions of future events.amounts Accounting Standards –the comprehensive income on the basis whether they are The key estimates and that have significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying   The carrying amount ofassumption certainwithin assets ishave often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future events.amounts of certain assets and liabilities the next annual reporting period are: The key estimates and that a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying of Other Comprehensive Income potentially reclassifiable to aprofit or loss subsequentlyof   The carrying amount ofassumption certain assets ishave often based on estimates and assumptions events.amounts The key estimates and thatthe significant risk ofperiod causing material adjustment to future the carrying  of certain assets and liabilities nextaa determined annual reporting are: The carrying amount ofassumption certainwithin assets ishave often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future events.amounts The key estimates and that significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying (reclassification adjustments). of certain assets and liabilities within the next annual reporting period are: carrying amount of certain assets is often determined based on estimates and assumptions of future events.amounts The key estimates and assumption that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying  of certain assets and liabilities within the nexta significant annual reporting period are: The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired at least on an annual basis. This key estimates and assumption that have risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of certain assets and liabilities within the next annual reporting period are:  [AASB 101] Thecertain key estimates and assumption that have a significant risk ofperiod causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next annual reporting are: The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired at least on an annual basis. This requires an estimation of the recoverable amount to which the property, plant and equipment are allocated.  of certain assets and liabilities within the next annual reporting period are: 1Jul13 AASB 20114 This Standard makes amendments to remove individual key Amendments to Australian Thecertain Association determines whether plant and equipment areare: impaired at least on an annual basis. This  of and liabilities withinproperty, the amount next annual reporting period requires anassets estimation of thewhether recoverable tomanagement which thepersonnel property, plant and equipment are allocated.  The Association determines property, plant and equipment are impaired at least on an annual basis. This disclosure requirements from AASB 124. Accounting Standards to Remove  requires an estimation of the recoverable amount to which the property, plant and equipment are allocated. The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired at least on an annual basis. This  Individual Management The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired least on anare annual basis. This  requires an estimation of theKey recoverable amount to which the property, plant andat equipment allocated.  The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired least on anare annual basis. This requires an estimation of theDisclosure recoverable amount to which the property, plant andat allocated. Personnel Requirements  The Association determines whether property, plant and equipment are impaired atequipment least on an annual basis. This 

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requires anfor estimation of theexpected recoverable to which the property, plant are allocated. Liabilities annual leave to beamount settled within months of theand reporting are recognised The Association determines property, plant and twelve equipment are impaired atequipment leastdate on an annual basis. inThis requires an estimation of thewhether recoverable amount to which the property, plant and are allocated.  The Association determines whether property, plant and twelve equipment are impaired atequipment leastdate on an annual basis. inThis requires anfor estimation ofemployees' theexpected recoverable amount to which the property, plant and equipment are allocated. Liabilities annual leave to be settled within months of the reporting are recognised provisions in respect of services up to the reporting date. They are measured at the amounts expected  requires anfor estimation of the recoverable amount to which the property, plant and equipment are recognised allocated. [AASB 124] Liabilities annual leave expected to be settled within twelve months of the reporting date are in  requires an estimation of the recoverable amount to which the property, plant and equipment are allocated. provisions in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. They are measured at the amounts expected  to be paid when the liabilities are settled. Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled within twelve months of the reporting date are recognised in 1Jul13 AASB 1053 Application of Tiers of Australian The Association has 1Jan14 This Standard establishes a differential financial reporting  provisions in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. They are measured at the amounts expected Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled within twelve months of the reporting date are recognised in  to be paid when theAccounting liabilities are settled. Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled within twelve months of the reporting areamounts recognised in Standards not yet determined the framework consisting ofThey two Tiers of reportingdate requirements for expected provisions in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. are measured at the  Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled within twelve months of the reporting date are recognised in to be paid when the liabilities are settled. provisions in respect of employees' services up to within the reporting date. They arereporting measured at the expected  Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled twelve months of the date areamounts recognised in extent of the impact of preparing general purpose financial statements: provisions in respect of employees' services up to within the reporting They arereporting measured at the expected  to be paid when the liabilities are settled. Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled twelve date. months of the areamounts recognised in provisions in respect of employees' services up to within the reporting date. They arereporting measureddate at the amounts expected the amendments if to be paid when the liabilities are settled. Liabilities for annual leave expected to be settled twelve months of the date are recognised in provisions in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. They are measured at the amounts expected  to liability be paid when theservice liabilities areissettled. A for long leave recognised, is reporting measured as theThey present of expected future payments provisions in respect of employees' services up and to the date. arevalue measured at the amounts expectedto any. to be paid when the liabilities are settled.  (a) Tier 1: Australian Accounting Standards provisions in respect of employees' services up and to the date. are measured at the amounts expectedto to be paidinwhen theof liabilities are A liability for long leave issettled. recognised, is reporting measured as theThey present of expected payments be made respect services provided by employees up toTier the2:reporting date.value Consideration is future given to expectedto  to be paid when theservice liabilities are (b) Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced A liability for long service leave issettled. recognised, and is measured as the present value of expected future payments  to be paid when the liabilities are settled. be made infor respect of services provided by of employees up to theRequirements reporting date.value Consideration is future given to expected  Disclosure future wages and levels, experience employee departures andpresent periods of service. Expected future payments A liability longsalary service leave is recognised, and is measured as the of expected payments to  be made infor respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date.value Consideration is future given to expected A liability longsalary service leave is recognised, andTier is measured as the present of expected payments to  future wages and levels, experience of employee and periods of service. Expected future payments 2 departures comprises thethe recognition, measurement and presentation A liability for long service leave is recognised, and date is measured as present value of with expected future payments to are discounted using market yields at the reporting on national government bonds terms to maturity and be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected  A liability for longsalary service leave is recognised, andrequirements is measured as the present value of expected future payments to future wages and levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected of Tier 1 and substantially reduced disclosures  A liability for long service leave is recognised, and is measured ascash the present value of with expected future payments to are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national government bonds terms to maturity and be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected currencies that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future outflows. future wages and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments A liability long service leave is recognised, andcorresponding is measured asthose the present of with expected payments be made infor respect of services provided employees up thetoreporting date.value Consideration is future given to expected are discounted using market yields at theby reporting date onto national government bonds terms to future maturity andto requirements. future wages and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected payments A liability for long service leave is recognised, and is measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected currencies that match, aslevels, closely as at possible, the estimated future cash outflows. future wages and salary experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields the reporting date on national government bonds with terms to maturity and be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected future wages and salary experience of employee departures and periods service. payments currencies match, aslevels, closely as at possible, the estimated cash outflows. are discounted using yields thebyreporting dateup ontofuture national government bonds withExpected terms to future maturity and be made inthat respect ofmarket services provided employees the reporting date. of Consideration is given to expected future wages and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national government bonds with terms to maturity and   currencies thatand match, aslevels, closely as at possible, estimated cash outflows. The entities apply Tier 1of requirements interms preparing future wages salary experience of the employee departures and periods service. payments are discounted using market yields the reporting datefollowing on future national government withExpected to future maturity and currencies thatand match, aslevels, closely as at possible, estimated future cash outflows. future wages salary experience of the employee departures and periods ofbonds service. payments are discounted using market theitreporting datethat on national government withExpected terms to future maturity and general purpose financial statements:   currencies match, as as at possible, the estimated future cash outflows. Revenue isthat recognised to closely theyields extent that is probable the economic benefitsbonds will flow the Association are discounted using market yields the reporting date on national government bonds withtoterms to maturity and and currencies that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows.   (a)onForprofit entities in the private sector that haveAssociation public are discounted using market at theitreporting datethat national government bonds with terms to maturity and and currencies match, as closely as The possible, the estimated future cash outflows. Revenue isthat recognised tomeasured. theyields extent that is probable the economic benefits willalso flow to the revenue can be reliably following specific recognition criteria must be met before revenue is   currencies that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows. Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Association and accountability (as defined in this Standard)   currencies that match, asmeasured. closely as The possible, the estimated future cash criteria outflows. revenue can be reliably following specific recognition must also be met before revenue is   recognised. Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Association and   revenue can be reliably specific recognition criteria must beto met revenueand is Revenue is recognised tomeasured. the extentThe thatfollowing it is probable that the economic benefits willalso flow thebefore Association   recognised. Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Association and (b) The Australian Government and State, Territory and revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is   Revenue is recognised tomeasured. the extentThe thatfollowing it is probable that the economic benefits willalso flow thebefore Association recognised. revenue can be reliably specific recognition criteria must beto met revenueand is   Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Association and Local Governments revenue can be reliablytomeasured. The following specific recognition criteria must also beto met before revenueand is  recognised. Revenue is recognised the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow the Association revenue be reliablytomeasured. specific recognition criteria must also beto met revenueand is recognised. The that following entities apply eithermust Tier 2also orflow Tier 1met requirements Revenuecan is recognised the extentThe thatfollowing it is probable the economic benefits will thebefore Association revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria be before revenue is  recognised. Where the outcomes can beThe reliably measured: revenue cancontract be reliably measured. following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognised.  in preparing general purpose financial statements: revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognised. Where theofcontract outcomes can be reliably measured:  control a right to be compensated for the services has been attained and the stage of completion can be reliably  recognised. Where the contract outcomes can be reliably measured:  recognised.  control of a right to be compensated for the services has been attained and the stage of completion can be reliably  membership subscription, stage of completion is measured reference tonot matches played and Where theofcontract outcomes can be reliably measured: (a) Forprofit private sector have public   measured. control aFor right to be compensated for the services has been attained and by theentities stagethat of do completion can be reliably Where the contract outcomes can be reliably measured:  accountability measured. membership subscription, stage of completion completion is measured measured by reference to periods matchesfulfilled played and Where the outcomes can be reliably measured: incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of to as a  costs control ofcontract aFor right to be compensated for the services has been is attained and by thereference stage of completion can be reliably  Where the contract outcomes can be reliably measured: measured. For membership subscription, stage of completion is measured by reference to matches played and  costs control ofcontract a rightFor to be compensated for the services has All been attained and thesector stageentities of completion can be reliably (b) notforprofit private  Where the outcomes can be reliably measured: incurred. sponsorship revenue, stage of completion is measured by to periods fulfilled as a  percentage control ofcontract aof right to be compensated for the services has been attained and thereference stage of completion can be reliably total sponsorship periods. measured. For membership subscription, stage of completion is measured by reference to matches played and Where the outcomes can be reliably measured:  measured. control ofcontract aFor right to be compensated for the services has Public been attained andother thereference stage completion can be reliably incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of to as a (c) sector entities than theof membership subscription, stage of completion completion is measured measured by reference to periods matchesfulfilled played and Where the outcomes can be reliably measured:  costs control of aof right to be compensated for the services has been is attained and by thereference stage ofAustralian completion can be reliably total sponsorship periods. measured. For membership subscription, stage of completion completion isand measured by reference to matchesfulfilled played and costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of is measured by to periods as a  percentage control of a right to be compensated for the services has been attained and the stage of completion can be reliably Government State, Territory and Local Governments. For membership subscription, stage of completion completion is measured measured by reference to periods matchesfulfilled played and percentage of total sponsorship periods. costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of is by reference to as a  measured. control of a right to be compensated for the services has been attained and the stage of completion can be reliably measured. Fortotal membership subscription, stage of of completion completion is is measured measured by by reference reference to to periods matchesfulfilled played and costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage as a Where the contract cannot be reliably measured: percentage of sponsorship periods. measured. For membership subscription, stage of of completion completion is is measured measured by by reference reference to to periods matchesfulfilled played and costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage as a percentage of total sponsorship periods. measured. For membership subscription, stage of completion is measured by reference to matches played and costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of completion is measured by reference to periods fulfilled as a Where the contract cannot be to reliably measured: Consequential amendments to other standards totoimplement the percentage of total sponsorship periods.  revenue is recognised only the extent that costs have been incurred. costs incurred. For sponsorship revenue, stage of completion is measured by reference periods fulfilled as a percentage of total sponsorship periods. Where the contract cannot be reliably measured: costs incurred. Forsponsorship sponsorship revenue, stage ofregime completion is measured by 20102. reference to periods fulfilled as a were introduced by AASB percentage of total periods.  revenue is recognised only to the extent that costs have been incurred. Where the contract cannot be reliably measured: percentage of total sponsorship periods.  percentage revenue recognised only the extent that costs have been incurred. Where the is contract be to reliably measured: of totalcannot sponsorship periods. Where the is contract cannot be to reliably measured:   revenue recognised only the extent that costsAASB have been incurred. Where contract cannot be reliably measured: AASB 9 the is Financial Instruments includes requirements for the classification and 1Jan13 The Association has 1Jan13  revenue recognised only to the extent that costs have9been incurred. Where the contract cannot be reliably measured:   revenue is recognised only to theaccrues extent that costs have been incurred. Revenue is recognised as interest using the effective interest method. This a method ofby calculating the measurement of financial assets. It was is further amended not yet determined the Where the contract cannot be reliably measured:  revenue is recognised only to the extent that costs have been incurred.  Where the is contract cannot be to reliably measured:  revenue recognised theand extent that costs have been incurred. Revenue asonly interest using the effective interest method. Thisto is method of the AASB 20107 to reflect amendments theaaccounting forcalculating extent of the impact of amortised cost of a financial asset allocating the interest income over the relevant using effective interest   revenueis isrecognised recognised to theaccrues extent that costs have been incurred. Revenue asonly interest using the effective interest method. This is aperiod method of calculating the   revenueiscost isrecognised recognised only to theaccrues extent that costs have been incurred. financial liabilities. the amendments if amortised of rate a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using effective interest  rate, which is the that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial Revenue is recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This is a method of calculating the  amortised of a financial assetaccrues and allocating the interest income over the relevant using effective interest any. Revenue iscost recognised as interest using the effective interest method. This the is the aperiod method of the These requirements improve and simplify approach forcalculating  rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through expected life of the financial Revenue iscost recognised asamount interest using the effective interest over method. This is aperiod method of calculating the asset to the netthe carrying ofaccrues the allocating financial asset. amortised of a financial asset and the interest income the using effective interest  Revenue is recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This is a method of calculating the classification and measurement ofrelevant financial assets compared with rate, which is rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using effective interest  Revenue iscost recognised asamount interest using the effective interest method. This the is aperiod method of the asset to the netthe carrying ofaccrues the allocating financial asset. amortised of a financial asset and the interest over the relevant using effective interest rate, which is rate that exactly discounts estimated future income cashofreceipts through lifecalculating of the financial the requirements AASB 139. The main are described Revenue iscost recognised asamount interest using the effective interest method. This is changes aexpected method of calculating the amortised of a financial asset and the interest over the relevant using effective interest asset to the netthe carrying ofaccrues the allocating financial asset. rate, which is rate that exactly discounts estimated future income cash receipts through expected lifecalculating of the financial Revenue iscost recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This the is aperiod method of the amortised of a financial asset and allocating the interest over the relevant period using interest below. rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future income cash receipts through the expected lifeeffective of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset. amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using effective interest rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset. amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest over the relevant using interest rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future income cash receipts through the period expected lifeeffective of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset. rate, rate that exactlyofdiscounts estimated cash receipts through the expected life of the financial RugbyWA 2012 ANNUAL REPORT asset which to the is netthe carrying amount the financial asset. future rate, rate that exactlyofdiscounts estimated asset which to the is netthe carrying amount the financial asset. future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.

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        Revenue is recognised when the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have passed to the buyer Revenue is recognised when the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have passed to the buyer and the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably. Risks and rewards and the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably. Risks and rewards of ownership are considered passed to the buyer at the time of delivery of the goods to the customer. of ownership are considered passed to the buyer at the time of delivery of the goods to the customer.     Government grants that relate to an expense are recognised as income over the periods necessary to match the grant on a systematic Government grants that relate to an expense are recognised as income over the periods necessary to match the grant on a systematic basis to the costs that it is intended to compensate. Otherwise the grant is recognised as income on receipt. basis to the costs that it is intended to compensate. Otherwise the grant is recognised as income on receipt.     Cash and shortterm deposits in the Statement of Financial Position comprise cash at bank and in hand and short term deposits with an Cash and shortterm deposits in the Statement of Financial Position comprise cash at bank and in hand and short term deposits with an original maturity of three months or less, that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an original maturity of three months or less, that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. insignificant risk of changes in value. For the purpose of the Statement of Cashflows, cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and cash equivalents as For the purpose of the Statement of Cashflows, cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and cash equivalents as  defined above, net of outstanding bank overdrafts.  defined above, net of outstanding bank overdrafts.       Trade receivable which generally have 3090 days terms, are recognised and carried at original invoice amount less an Trade receivable which generally have 3090 days terms, are recognised and carried at original invoice amount less an allowance for uncollectible amounts. allowance for uncollectible amounts. Collectibility of trade receivables is reviewed on an ongoing basis at an operating unit level. Individual debts that are known Collectibility of trade receivables is reviewed on an ongoing basis at an operating unit level. Individual debts that are known to be uncollectable are written off when identified. An impairment provision is recognised when there is objective to be uncollectable are written off when identified. An impairment provision is recognised when there is objective evidence that the Association will not be able to collect the receivable. Financial difficulties of the debtor, default payments evidence that the Association will not be able to collect the receivable. Financial difficulties of the debtor, default payments or debts more than 60 days overdue are considered objective evidence of impairment. The amount of the impairment loss or debts more than 60 days overdue are considered objective evidence of impairment. The amount of the impairment loss is the receivable carrying amount compared to the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at the original is the receivable carrying amount compared to the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at the original effective interest rate. effective interest rate.     The Association is a body in accordance with s5045 of the Income Tax Assessments Act (1997) The Association is a body in accordance with s5045 of the Income Tax Assessments Act (1997) which exempts sporting clubs from income tax. which exempts sporting clubs from income tax.     Revenue, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST except: Revenue, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST except:  When the GST incurred on a purchase of goods and services is not recoverable from the taxation authority,  When the GST incurred on a purchase of goods and services is not recoverable from the taxation authority, in which case the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense item in which case the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense item as applicable; and as applicable; and  Receivables and payables, which are stated with the amount of GST included.  Receivables and payables, which are stated with the amount of GST included. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is included as part of receivables or The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is included as part of receivables or payables in the Statement of Financial Position. payables in the Statement of Financial Position. Cash flows are included in the Statement of Cashflows on a gross basis and the GST component of cash flows arising Cash flows are included in the Statement of Cashflows on a gross basis and the GST component of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities, which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority, are classified from investing and financing activities, which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority, are classified as operating cash flows. as operating cash flows. Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to the Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to the taxation authority. taxation authority.     Plant and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and any accumulated impairment losses. Plant and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and any accumulated impairment losses. Depreciation is calculated on a straightline basis over the estimated useful life of the specific assets as follows: Depreciation is calculated on a straightline basis over the estimated useful life of the specific assets as follows: Furniture and fittings Furniture and fittings Leasehold improvements Leasehold improvements Motor vehicles Motor vehicles Plant and equipment Plant and equipment Website infrastructure Website infrastructure

  2 to 10 years 2 to 10 years the lease term the lease term 7 years 7 years 2 to 15 years 2 to 15 years 3 years 3 years

  2 to 10 years 2 to 10 years the lease term the lease term 7 years 7 years 2 to 15 years 2 to 15 years 3 years 3 years

The assets' residual values, useful lives and amortisation methods are reviewed and adjusted if appropriate, at each The assets' residual values, useful lives and amortisation methods are reviewed and adjusted if appropriate, at each financial year end. financial year end.     Assets that are subject to amortisation are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances Assets that are subject to amortisation are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value in use. less costs to sell and value in use.     58 An ıitemRugbyWA ANNUAL REPORT of property,2012 plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal. expected from its use or disposal.


The assets' residual values, useful lives and amortisation methods are reviewed and adjusted if appropriate, at each financial year end.    Assets that are subject to amortisation are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which  the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value in use.  of trade receivables  Collectibility is reviewed on an ongoing basis at an operating unit level. Individual debts that are known An item of plant andidentified. equipment An is derecognised upon disposal or when no further economic benefits are to be uncollectable areproperty, written off when impairment provision is recognised when therefuture is objective expected from its use or not disposal. evidence that the Association will be able to collect the receivable. Financial difficulties of the debtor, default payments or debts more than 60 days overdue are considered objective evidence of impairment. The amount of the impairment loss Any gain or lossamount arisingcompared on derecognition of the asset asfuture the difference between the netatdisposal proceeds and is the receivable carrying to the present value(calculated of estimated cash flows, discounted the original the carrying effective interest rate. amount of the asset) is included in profit or loss in the year the asset is derecognised.     The upfront payments for rights under the license agreement recognisedAct as prepaid The Association is a body in accordance with s5045 of the Income Taxare Assessments (1997) license fee in the Statement of Financial Position, with clubs the gross amortised which exempts sporting fromvalue income tax. over the period of the license (including the optional renewal term) on a straight line basis.     Assets that areassets subject amortisation reviewed Revenue, expenses and aretorecognised net are of the amountfor ofimpairment GST except:whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate amount may not on be arecoverable. impairment loss isis not recognised for the amount by which the asset's  that the carrying When the GST incurred purchase of An goods and services recoverable from the taxation authority, carrying amount recoverable amount. Theofrecoverable amount is the of or anas asset's fairthe value less costs in whichexceeds case theitsGST is recognised as  part the cost of acquisition of higher the asset part of expense item to sell andasvalue in use.and applicable;  Receivables and payables, which are stated with the amount of GST included.  of GST recoverable   The net amount from, or payable to, the taxation authority is included as part of receivables or Trade payables and other payables are carried at amortized cost and represent liabilities for goods and services provided to payables in the Statement of Financial Position. the Association prior to the end of the financial year that are unpaid and arise when the Association becomes obliged to make payments of theofpurchase of on these goodsbasis and and services. Thecomponent amounts are are usually paid Cash flowsfuture are included in in therespect Statement Cashflows a gross the GST of unsecured cash flowsand arising withinand 30financing days of recognition. from investing activities, which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority, are classified as operating cash flows.   Provisions are recognised the economic hasofa GST legalrecoverable or constructive obligation to to make Commitments and contingencies arewhen disclosed net of theentity amount from, or payable the a future sacrifice of economic benefits to other entities as a result of past transactions or other past events, it is probable that a future sacrifice of economic taxation authority. benefit will be required and a reliable estimate can be made of the amounts of the obligations.   When the Association expects or all ofdepreciation a provision to beany reimbursed, for an example an insurance contract, the Plant and equipment is stated at cost lesssome accumulated and accumulated impairment losses. reimbursement is recognised as a separate asset but only when the reimbursement is virtually certain. The expense relating to any provision on is presented in thebasis income net ofuseful any reimbursement. Depreciation is calculated a straightline overstatement the estimated life of the specific assets as follows: If the effect of the time value of money is material, provisions are discounted using a current pretax rate that reflects the risks   specific to the liability. Furniture and fittings 2 to 10 years 2 to 10 years Leasehold improvements the lease term the lease term When discounting is used, the increase in the provision due to the passage of time is recognised Motor vehicles 7 years as a borrowing 7 yearscost. Plant and equipment 2 to 15 years 2 to 15 years   Website infrastructure 3 years 3 years   for wages andlives salaries, including nonmonetary and annual leave to be The assets'Liabilities residual values, useful and amortisation methods arebenefits reviewed and adjusted if expected appropriate, at settled each within 12 months of the reporting date are recognised in other payables in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. financial year end. They are measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liabilities are settled.    Assets that are subject to amortisation are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances Thethe liability foramount long service leave recognised and measured asloss the is present valuefor of expected future payments made to be indicate that carrying may not be is recoverable. An impairment recognised the amount by which respectamount of services provided by employees up to The the reporting date using the projected unit Consideration is the asset'sin carrying exceeds its recoverable amount. recoverable amount is the higher of ancredit asset'smethod. fair value given expected less costs to sell to and value infuture use. wages and salary levels, experience of employee departures, and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national government bonds with terms to maturity and currencies that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows.  An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are  its use or disposal.  expected from The determination of whether an arrangement is or contains a lease is based on the substance of the arrangement and requires an loss assessment of whether the fulfillment of the arrangement dependentbetween on the use specific asset or assets Any gain or arising on derecognition of the asset (calculated as theisdifference theof neta disposal proceeds and and the arrangement right to usein theprofit asset.or loss in the year the asset is derecognised. the carrying amount of conveys the asset)a is included     Finance leases, to the Association substantially all the andlicense benefits to ownership of the leased The upfront payments forwhich rightstransfer under the license agreement are recognised as risks prepaid feeincidental in the Statement of Financial item,the aregross capitalised at the inception of period the lease fair value of the the leased asset or, if lower, at on theapresent of the Position, with value amortised over the of at thethe license (including optional renewal term) straightvalue line basis. minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charges and the reduction of the lease liability so as to achieve a constant rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability. Finance charges are recognised as an   in profit and loss. are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate Assets thatexpense are subject to amortisation that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's Capitalised leased assets are depreciated overrecoverable the shorter amount of the estimated useful of the fair assetvalue and the carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The is the higher of life an asset's lesslease coststerm if there no reasonable to sell andisvalue in use. certainty that the Association will obtain ownership by the end of the lease term. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the statement of comprehensive income on a straightline basis over the lease term.  Trade payables and other payables are carried at amortized cost and represent liabilities for goods and services provided to

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             

        

      

  

 

      

           

   

   

     

     

 

   

  

     

           

             

  

     

     

       

         

       

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      

  

 

   

   

  

     

  

        

 

        

 

           

 

            

 

            

 

           



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 

     

     

       

     

      

         

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     

         

          

    

       

       

   

           

    

        

       



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 

  

     

   

       



          

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       

 

        

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 

   

 

   

   

       

           

   

 ��� 

   

     

  

     

          

        

  

  

  

 

   



  

        

                

               

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    

 

 

        

     

     

       

       

     

     

    

       

      

  

   

       

  

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      

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 

���    

  

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                  





 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

  

   

   

 

 

    

   

  

  





    

   

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     

     

     

     

     

       

       

         

       

       

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Independent auditor’s report to the members of Western Australian Rugby Union (Inc.) We have audited the accompanying financial report of Western Australian Rugby Union (Inc.) (the Association), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 31 December 2012, the statement of comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year ended, notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information and the directors’ declaration.

Directors’ Responsibility for the Financial Report The directors’ are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and with the Associations Incorporation Act WA, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of the financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In Note 1, management also states, in accordance with Accounting Standard AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements, that the financial statements comply with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial report is free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, we consider internal controls relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Independence In conducting our audit we have complied with the independence requirements of the Australian professional accounting bodies.

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Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Opinion In our opinion: (a) the financial report presents fairly, in all material respects the financial position of Western Australian Rugby Union (Inc.) at 31 December 2012 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and Associations Incorporations Act WA; and (b) the financial report also complies with International Financial Reporting Standards as disclosed in Note 1.

Ernst & Young Perth 18 February 2013

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2012 Force Man Toby Lynn

2012 Rising Star Salesi Manu

Nick Cummins receives Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MVP from Tony Baker

2012 Player of the Year, David Pocock


Board & Award Winners 2012 RugbyWA Board

Back Row: Scott Staniforth, Steve Fink Second Row: Ian Cochrane, Leon Davies, David Vaux, Vern Reid (CEO) Front Row: David Redpath (President), Russel Perry (Chairman), Maryanne Wilson (CFO), Charles Fear

2012 Employee of the Year Justin Shakeshaft

2012 PG Hampshire Award Winner Nick Haining

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