Sydney University Rugby League Football Club returned to the playing ranks with a vengeance in 2014 and the big strides didn’t finish with grand final appearances in both grades.
Off the field, the resurrection of SURLFC continues apace with the announcement of two new appointments to the club’s Management Committee and the appointment of two new Community Ambassadors.
Former SURLFC players David Hill and Judge Stephen Norrish QC have been appointed to Management Committee, while Jimmy Smith and Rory Muscat have been appointed Community Ambassadors. They join SURLFC’s other Community Ambassador Corey Payne.
SURLFC President Chris Kintis said David Hill and Stephen Norrish have had outstanding professional careers and will be welcome additions to the committee. “They also represented SURLFC with distinction and both were awarded a Blue in rugby league by the University of Sydney,” Mr Kintis said.
“Jimmy Smith is a graduate of the University of Sydney and a former NRL and UK Super League player. After retiring from rugby league, Jimmy has established a successful and high profile career in the media and business.
“Rory has held a number of senior management positions with major banks and is currently the Strategic Business Manager for specialist business advisory firm dVT Group. Rory has had a long-standing involvement in community rugby league and was, until recently, a director of the Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club.”
Mr Kintis said the club was fortunate and excited to have outstanding individuals like David, Stephen, Jimmy and Rory to help deliver SURLFC’s objectives.
“As each appointee possesses a history of active rugby league and community involvement we believe they will assist us in building stronger community ties, along with bringing more diverse commercial, business and professional networks, consistent with the objectives of our club,” he said.
While SURLFC is consolidating its non-playing ranks, the club is also spending the off-season building its playing and coaching ranks and aims to start the 2015 season with two fit, competitive teams.