We fundraise by bringing together the rugby community to provide equipment which enables those with disabilities to regain access to life experiences.
You can support us by joining as a member for $50 per year; becoming a sponsor; making a donation; running a fundraiser rugby long lunch; attending one of our events or purchasing merchandise.
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Where does the money go? Here is just one recent example.
It is always great to see the difference created by the donations that we make thanks to the generosity of our members. Following the donation of an adapted car to Royal Rehab for their driver program, we paid them a visit to see the impact the program has had.
We put together a short video to showcase the value and impact that the dollars you donate to us can have.
Cauliflower Club provided an adapted pool table and presented it to Sargood on Collaroy where Terri and Rebecca showed off their pool shark skills. The table has proven hugely popular and has led to some late night socialising, We were touched by the story of one guest at Sargood who said it was the first time he had been able to teach his son something that they could do together.
We were delighted to be able to expedite delivery of two hobie kayaks to Sargood to make the most of the summer weather. As you can see, the kayaks are getting a good workout and add to the developing range of activities that can be undertaken by those who spend time at Sargood.
These kayaks are the latest in a series of ways we have provided support to Sargood via donations - the adapted gym, the pool table / table tennis table and now these kayaks all support the activities at this fantastic Centre. With the addition of the new trailer in mid 2020, this now means that more spectacular places are accessible to use the kayaks.
More reports and insights to come, but here are some shots to give you a flavour of the week-end. Huge thanks to Penny Chandler from Orange Emus who took some great shots and shared them to us. From the kids skills and drills to the main game, a great time was had by all.
Membership is $50 per year and we also offer three-year membership and corporate memberships. Members also receive a discount in the merchandise store and can purchase member only merchandise here.
You can now purchase our Cauliflower Club merchandise directly including limited supply CCXV team kit from our various matches. Members get a discount if logged in - another reason to sign up with us.
Ahead of the Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, the GIO NSW Gladiators gave our CCXV a thorough schooling when we had the chance to get on court for a game of wheelchair rugby. We had a few ring ins, alongside CCA Directors and CCXV alumni but that did not help with the score. Huge thanks to Karen Watson for the photographs.
As we were unable to run our Annual Lunch in 2020 or 2021, we thought we would bring you something from the archives to remind you how much fun we have when we get together. Here's hoping we can run another lunch soon.
The 2019 lunch saw us honour the 1999 World Cup winning Wallabies. It was a fantastic event. We look forward to welcoming you to our next lunch, even though we are still not sure when this will be ... but until then, relive some of the great moments.
We recently headed out to Bankwest Stadium for charity round with The Waratahs and joined with our friends at Wheelchair Sports NSW to provide a 'come and try' experience on the way into the Stadium. If you have not made it out to Bankwest yet, it is worth a visit.
As well as having the chance to showcase Cauliflower Club in the program and on the screens at the Stadium, we were able to bring along the car presented to Royal Rehab at our last lunch for their Return2Drive program to showcase this and the wheelchairs provided to WSNSW to help share the value of our organisation and the generosity of our members. CCA Director Dean Mumm joined in the action proudly wearing his coveted CCXV jersey.
Huge thanks to WSNSW and GIO NSW Gladiators squad members from L to R: Mark Leslie, Daniel Clarke, Harry Clist, Alex Partington, Jake Field, Simon Bartlett, Ben Leaudais who joined CCA Directors Rob Horne, Dean Mumm and Alison Nolan at the event.
The Cauliflower Club were delighted to be hosted for a reception by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd )) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove. The weather was spectacular and we were delighted to celebrate the work of the Cauliflower Club in such wonderful company and surroundings.
Established late 2012 by Peter FitzSimons (President) and Nick Farr-Jones (Vice President) The Cauliflower Club is a Rugby based charity committed to providing sporting and recreational equipment to enhance the lives of those with a disability, with a bias towards sporting related injuries. We use the power and prestige of Rugby Union, through our members, sponsors, ambassadors, and partners to help raise funds for the Cauliflower Club to make our mission statement a reality.
Peter sees it slightly more artistically …. “Though our boots be hung and our day be done, our mission is to bring together the Rugby core as in days of yore. Let us be a gathering point for the folk, and backs too, who know that having cauliflower ears marks you as a man of honour. We want to harness the spirit and values of the game they play in heaven, and through that to give a helping hand to those who have suffered disabilities.”
Charity funds are raised via the generosity of our growing Australian and overseas expat membership base, through our annual fundraising lunch held in Sydney, and a range of events attached to various Rugby games at Local, Club, State and International levels.
Membership is $50 per year and branded merchandise is available through the Club. If you are interested in joining us – please email us email@example.com
In addition, an optional ‘try fine’ $50 tax-deductible donation is called for every time a Wallaby front rower scores a try.