The Cauliflower Club is a charity who embrace the values of Rugby Union through our members, sponsors, ambassadors and partners to help raise funds to provide sporting and recreational equipment to enhance the lives of those with a disability, with a bias towards sporting related injuries.
We have an Annual Lunch, our CCXV team who entertain country crowds and Rugby Long Lunches - Join Us.
For our 2019 lunch we are delighted to have the backing of Rugby Australia to host an official reunion of the 1999 world cup winning Wallabies.
We currently have 30+ members of the squad confirmed as attending and they are looking forward to sharing stories and insights from that fantastic tour.
Given this is such a special occasion there will be some very special and unique elements to the day, which we will reveal as we get closer - but you won't want to miss out on some once in a lifetime experiences. Book your tickets now.
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.
Thanks to the generous donations provided over the past year, Cauliflower Club were delighted to be able to present Matt Mackay from Royal Rehab with a new modified Toyota Camry at the 2018 lunch in November. This will facilitate their Return2Driving program. The program promotes safety and independence in driving for people with a range of disabilities and/or medical issues.
CCA purchased 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
Cauliflower Club was delighted to be approached by Sam Needs with the offer for proceeds from the Neck Protech initiative to be donated to CCA.
Neck Protech is a proactive solution for reducing the risk of suffering a life changing neck injury on the rugby field. It is the only solution in Australian rugby that focusses on prevention rather than reaction executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
You can check out more information and purchase a copy at https://scrumstrong.com/neckprotech/
On 30th March the CCXV v Crookwell Dated Dogs match took place in hail and sleet. Coach Bob Dwyer fired up the boys at jersey presentation before the team headed off for a pre game lunch then onto the big game. Stephen Larkham, Dean Mumm, Pat McCutcheon, Geoff Didier and our Chair Peter FitzSimons lead our talented and charming bunch of rugby tragics in a banter filled day with some rugby thrown in.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, an optional ‘try fine’ $50 tax-deductible donation is called for every time a Wallaby front rower scores a try.
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