The bonds between Coogee Surf Life Saving Club and Randwick District Rugby Club where strengthened on Saturday 17 June 2023 as our newest surf boat was christened prior to Randwick Rugby’s clash against Gordon at Coogee Oval. The newest boat is named in honour of Jeffrey Leonard Sayle. Jeffrey was a member of Coogee SLSC and Randwick Rugby for over 50 years. He was the first (and remains the only) person to win an Australian Title (Surf Boat Champion – 1972) and play rugby for Australia (against New Zealand – 1972).
The surf boat was generously donated by the Jeffrey Leonard Sayle Foundation, Australian Mutual Bank and the Randwick Rugby Foundation each of whom were represented at the launch by Jeanette Sayle, Adam Milbank and Robert Coombes respectively.
Randwick Rugby’s First Grade Team was joined by our youngest Coogee Minnows members as they entered the Oval ready to take on Gordon while other Coogee SLSC members sold raffle tickets at the Oval.
All in all it was a tremendously successful day for both Coogee SLSC and Randwick Rugby and we look forward to the next ‘Partners in Sport’ day in 2024. We thank Randwick Rugby for welcoming our members to Coogee Oval and congratulate the First Grade team on its success.
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