South Darwin Rugby Union Club, established in 1976, is a foundation club and one of the Northern Territory’s oldest rugby clubs. The Rabbitohs tasted immediate success, winning the Darwin premiership in its second year of competition (1977) and then went on to win several more over the decades, the most recent in 2008. The Club’s Committee set about implementing a new strategy in 2011 aimed at improving the Club’s performance both on and off the field. Part of this has involved the recruitment of a new coach, a high profile ambassador and a well credential Committee members to take the Club forward.
Our motto the Warren principle is - Welcoming – Awareness – Respect – Rights – Engaging – No nonsense - and represents the standard and manner we play and support the game
We attract good people, who want to not only play well, but also represent our Club and Community with pride and do the very best for themselves and their families
We are focused on a strong club across all levels, Seniors,
Women’s and Juniors.
With our Senior’s being coached by former Australian 7’s captain, QLD Reds and ACT Brumbies player Tim Atkinson, we are building a strong foundation.
Our Women’s were one of the first women’s team to play Rugby in the Northern Territory and welcome new players to join the Club.
Juniors are the most important foundation of our Club.We follow the ARU’s programs to make Rugby fun and safe and are placing more resources on developing our juniors and training our coaching staff.Ambassador: Former Wallaby Nathan Sharpe
Former Wallaby captain and legend Nathan Sharpe has joined SDRUFC as club Ambassador. Through our recruitment he is also supporting the NTRU in promoting and growing the game in the Northern Territory. Nathan is pursuing business interests in the NT through his labour hire company – SES Labour Solutions.
Former Australian 7’s captain, QLD Reds and ACT Brumbies star Tim Atkinson will coach the Rabbits for the 3rd consecutive year in 2014. Tim will be joined on occasion by Wallab