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.
We are closing in on the 2019 Cauliflower Club lunch and we look forward to seeing so many members and guests who have booked already and sharing this truly unique day. If you have not yet booked - use the links below to secure your tickets to this very special event.
With 30+ members of the squad confirmed as attending and enough time passed that plenty of stories can be shared - this will be a truly memorable lunch. Gordon Bray is our MC and this squad as the entertainment - you won't want to be anywhere else.
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The 5th leg of the Women's World Series saw the Australian Womens Sevens team head to Langford, Victoria in Canada. We were currently sitting 4th overall on the World Series Ladder, with the top 4 teams this season earning automatic qualification for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
We left Sydney on Sunday 5th May and arrived in Canada the same date via 2 flights. Whilst travelling we try as hard as possible to adjust ourselves to our arriving destination’s time zone in order to reduce any side effects of jetlag.
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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.
If you want to provide your support to the Gladiators - you can check them out at the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships June 28-30 at Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.
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 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.
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