In 2013 UTS formed a partnership with Sydney Rugby Union Shute Shield Premiership Club Gordon Rugby Football Club. This partnership is now into its third year and has been very beneficial to both parties as Gordon has been able to attract some quality schoolboy rugby players. The ability to assist these rugby players and help them gain an education that will benefit them as they move into a career has been ground breaking for both Gordon Rugby Club and UTS.
Gordon is one of the Premier Rugby Clubs in the Sydney Rugby Union. With over 70 years of history the club has won the Sydney First Grade Premiership on nine occasions, and the Club Championship 12 times. The club has had an ongoing relationship with UTS over several years and is looking to strengthen this as new players study at UTS and join past alumini of the University.
Gordon have had more than 30 players become Wallabies and through the UTS Elite and Emerging Athlete Program we are looking to help students achieve their sporting goals. The introduction of 7’s to the Olympics has put increased focus on the UTS 7’s program. Gordon has contributed significantly to the UTS 7’ squad that won gold at the 2013 Australian University Games in 2013. We expect the relationship between Gordon and UTS will ensure the strength of the UTS 7’s team will be maintained at future University Games.
Gordon is actively recruiting new talent for the 2016 season and welcomes players of all abilities. If you’re interested in playing please visit the Gordon website: www.gordonrugby.com.au
GORDON RUGBY / UTS SCHOLARSHIPS
As part of the sponsorship agreement a number of Gordon Rugby / UTS Scholarships will be available to talented players to support them in their chosen courses at UTS. If you meet the criteria as a rugby player and looking for financial support to pursue your studies please contact David Telfer at : David.Telfer1@gmail.com
If you require further information please feel free to contact Fudge at the UTS sports office.