WHO ARE THE RAMS?
The National Rugby Championships (NRC) consists of 9 clubs around the country. This new level of competition will provide development pathways for Rugby players in Australia.
Western Sydney RAMS, is the NRC franchise in the Greater Sydney Catchment Area.
Rugby brings the BEST TO THE GREATER WEST. Our Players have been hand-picked to provide some action packed rugby for fans this Autumn. “Rugby is a game no matter how brilliant the individual that must be played as a team” Neville Shooter, Foundation RAMS Board Member.
RAMping up rugby in Your backyard is our motto. We want to celebrate the joy of Rugby with family, friends and the community. Our shared opportunity is to create a festival like event for Rugby each year between August and November in the west.
WESTERN SYDNEY RAMS TEAM:
Western Sydney RAMs Players and Coaches will largely originate from catchment area Clubs: Eastwood, Penrith, Parramatta, West Harbour and Southern Districts.
Players will be invited to join the RAMS Squad based on form and potential in the local Shute Shield competition. The Western Sydney RAMS Rugby team will represent an elite rugby pathway program set in place to ensure the long-term success of Rugby in Greater Sydney.
It will (ideally) provide aspirational Greater Sydney players with the platform to emulate the feats of the likes of Kurtley Beale (Waratahs) and , who used the 2007 Australian Rugby Championship to announce their arrival on the scene before achieving Wallaby selection.
All player representing the RAMS -no matter who they are- will be representing Greater Sydney.
The RAMS organization in tandem with participating Clubs has formed a dedicated working party committed to growing rugby in the West. To that end we aspire to building a Rugby Franchise that holds a unique place alongside all other sporting teams.
The RAMS will play in 4 different locations throughout the catchment area.
Street Address – Level 9, 79 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Postal Address – PO Box W276 Parramatta NSW 2150
Our RAMS Wallabies:
The Western Sydney RAMS are very proud of our association with Wallaby Players who will play if released from international duty….and will attend games, promotional duties and clinics as much as possible:
To create a unique Franchise and grow the game of Rugby in our catchment area – Greater Sydney. This catchment swings from Cronulla across to Campbelltown and includes the areas from Penrith, Parramatta, Eastwood and Concord.
To grow and develop the MOST passionate, diverse, and committed fan base of all. Supported by a forward thinking RAMs Board and Management team. In addition to a Rugby Program that believes in entertaining the fans and providing a pathway for local talent.
All are welcome. Rugby is a game for everyone, all Shapes and Sizes, Backgrounds, Origins and Ages. It unites cultures and communities. RAMs Homes Games are in your backyard four times a year only! And we encourage our community to vigorously support and participate.
Our focus is a solid foundation in which to build for the future. To that end our launch year goals centre around Foundation Members and a Cohesive Franchise Team: Board, Staff, Coaches, Players, Sponsors and Fans. We trust in our community and the loyal underbelly of rugby supporters to come out and celebrate the RAMs!