Injury management & prevention

We are lucky to have Ben Mather, from Stack St Physio, working with our rugby operations team this year. Ben comes with a great pedigree in rugby performance, having worked with the Force over the last six years. He is also proudly a Soaks man since 2010.

Welcome aboard Ben.

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Pre-season 2018

Preseason training will run on Monday and Wednesday from the 2nd week of January starting 8th January 2018.
Please note all players will be required to bring running shoes, boots and mouth guards to each session. We also suggest a personal water bottle.
There will be offsite sessions throughout the preseason so please keep note of developments via the website/ social media, and ensure you are ready to leave Allen Park by 6:25pm.

URGENT NOTICE!!! – 19/12/17

Subject: URGENT NOTICE!!! City of Nedlands Council to Consider Allen Park Master Plan; Tuesday 19th December 20177pm …. PLEASE ATTEND IF POSSIBLE
Players, members, and families of Associates.
On Tuesday 19th December the Nedlands City Council will propose a motion for Council to endorse the Allen Park Master Plan as “a guiding document for future uses, activities, preservation, capital budgets and grant applications for the Allen Park Precinct”
This Master Plan is of vital importance to Associates, it provides a key endorsement and funding pathway for Associates to:

  1. Refurbish the existing changerooms
  2. Develop a second set of changerooms for females and finals
  3. Develop a second storey addition to the clubhouse with direct access from the top car park

Further, the Allen Park Master plan will provide overall improvements to the precinct, all of which benefit our club, our members and the local community from which we draw our current and future members.
Action required:

Some Councillors have hesitated to support the Master Plan. It is important we demonstrate Community support for this program.

  1. If you know a Nedlands councillor – call them and pledge your support for the Allen Park Master Plan
  2. If you can, attend the meeting on Tuesday night at Nedlands Council 71 Stirling Highway Nedlands7pm
  3. Email the City of Nedlands at and express your support for the Allen park master Plan.

I and the Associates committee would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your support this year and wish you a very safe and happy Christmas.
Bartholomew Hart
Associates RUFC.

Soaks & Notre Dame University partnership

The Associates Rugby Union Football Club Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Associates RUFC and have Notre Dame University Fremantle have joined forces to award these scholarships.

They are designed assist and encourage Soaks players who are full time students of Notre Dame, that may be in financial need.

There are three scholarships of up to $1,000.

Academic merit, involvement in the life of the club and personal circumstances form part of the criteria. The full terms and conditions can be seen here.

we hope this can be a long and successful association between our great institutions.


PG Hampshire Winner

PG Hampshire Winner – Brendan Owen


We are proud to announce that this year’s winner of the PG Hampshire award is our own Brendan Owen.
Congratulations and well done to Lekker
Our captain Dean Taylor-Menzies ran fourth.
A good start to what will be a great weekend of rugby.


Pindan Premier Grade Grand Final

After our hard fought win over Palmyra on Saturday at the Foreshore. We take on Wests Scarborough, who toppled Nedlands, at Tompkins Park on this coming Sunday.

The game kicks off at 3.30pm and we encourage all supporters, players, and sponsors to come and be loud and proud in gold at the game.

There will be a bus taking supporters from Allen Park to Tompkins Park (and back). News on this to come!

The players have their last training session on Thursday night. We would love to get as many of the Soaks family down to show their support for the squad. As usual there are lovely meals and the best bar in rugby in WA.

We’d love to see you there.