Snappers revive history with old boys to renew club links
THE revival of Coffs Harbour Rugby Club's Old Boys (and girls) Association is under way with a big gathering planned for Saturday, July26.
That day, Coffs are playing Kempsey Cannonballs, and special activities aimed at the old-timers are being designed for the occasion.
"Old Boys Day will be an annual event where everybody is encouraged to wear one of the new black and red polo shirts to represent the club formed back in 1973," club spokesman Paul Butcher said.
"This week we had a visit from legendary coach Dick Laffan and he has been designated No.1 ticket holder for the Old Boys club.
"Each member will be assigned a number they will hold forever. It will never be renewed so you live and die with that number."
A historic signed and framed jersey will hang in the clubhouse.
Members also receive a bi-annual newsletter and weekly updates via email and Facebook during the season of how the teams are faring and other club news.
Snappers merchandise is available at cost price and social memberships will be subsidised.
Foundation secretary Garry Munday has composed a poem on how rugby started in Coffs Harbour in 1973 after more than half a century in recess.
"I think Garry's work is testament to the mateship we have all formed through rugby," Butcher added.