Our Club

The Sydney Convicts

The Sydney Convicts are Australia’s first gay and inclusive Rugby Union club. Founded in 2004, the Convicts are a group committed to building a competitive, social and diverse club. The Convicts compete in the Sydney Suburban Rugby Union championship (Subbies), under the umbrella of Woollahra Colleagues RFC.

Our Mission & Principles

Love of Rugby

For the love of rugby. For competitive games and international tours.

Health & Fitness

For health, fitness, physical and mental development.

Team Spirit

For the friendship and camaraderie of a positive team environment.

Community

For a sense of community involvement.

Community

The Convicts are proud members of the LGBTI community & more broadly the Rugby community of NSW. Together with our partners at ACON we have worked to grow the conversation around anti-homophobia in sport, and been involved in creating real change for our community. We also support ACON here in Sydney with their goal of Ending HIV by 2020. On the back of Bingham 2014 with the support of the Australian Sports Commission the Convicts launched an Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports. A framework document designed to combat discrimination against LGBTI people in sport. The Convicts also headed up the Out on The Fields survey, the first international study on homophobia in Sport.

Our Committee

The Convicts are governed by a Committee & Executive that is voted in each year at the our Annual General Meeting.

Don Rose

President

Ken Avare

Ken Avare

Vice-President

Ian Shepherd

Ian Shepherd

Club Secretary

Chris Mowbray

Chris Mowbray

Treasurer

James Purcell

Committee Member

Duncan McGregor

Duncan McGregor

Committee Member

Charles Gregory

Charles Gregory

Committee Member

Andy Green

Andy Green

Committee Member

Karl Kalamae

Karl Kalamae

Committee Member

Dale Gurney

Committee Member