2019 SUFC Committee Announced

by SUFC | December 12, 2018
2019 SUFC Committee Announced

On Tuesday 4th December, SUFC held its 156th Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting brought about a reflection on the season past, but equally focused on an exciting new direction for the Club for 2019 with the appointment of a number of new members into the SUFC Executive Committee. 

Most notably the Club will see a change at the top as Angus Stuart steps down from his position as President. 

During Angus’ three-year Presidency, the Club won the Club Championship each year, the 13th, 14th and 15th version of the 15 consecutive Club Championships running back to 2004. He was instrumental in establishing the Club’s Strategic Plan, outlining the Club’s goals to 2020, including the merging of the men’s and women’s rugby clubs. His leadership saw the Finals Lunch return to its rightful position at the top of Australia’s rugby lunches, whilst his corporate nous transitioned the Club’s sponsorship and fundraising efforts into a new state of sustainability.

Angus’ legacy will be a sustainable budget on the increase, a new look to a more diverse club and on and off-field success, showcased by the 2018’s Shute Shield Premiership, Jack Scott Cup Premiership and the Finals Lunch.

From everyone involved in the Club we thank Angus for his time, passion and generosity to SUFC over the years, his business brain and hunger for growing the SUFC community have certainly left the Club in a better place for the future. We know we will continue to see the Stuart Family on the sidelines at the SUFG for many years to come.

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Angus Jackson and Ali Keller who both choose not to nominate again for Vice President in 2019.

Angus who has given 20 years of service to SUFC and who has worked tirelessly to support the Club with all the financials year on year.

Ali has been fundamental in transforming the Club’s sponsorship engagement around over the past three years with her knowledge and guidance of stakeholder engagement and creating fan experiences that generate sponsor engagement and returns in sport.

The Club is forever indebted to Angus, Angus and Ali for their service.

SUFC is pleased to announce the following appointments for the 2019 Executive Committee:

President

David Lyons

Committee Members

Megan Bartlett

Jude Bolton

James Dorney

Ray Hudd

Dr Andrew Keegan

Andrew McNee

Dr Mark Schembri

Angus Wilson

Club Captains 

Emily Chancellor

Pete Fenwicke

The Club would like to congratulate and welcome all members of the SUFC Executive Committee, and in particular would like to introduce our newest members; 

President

David Lyons

David is a University of Sydney alumnus, SUFC past player and Wallaby. David’s playing career spans from 1999 to 2011 and includes; 46 test caps for Australia, 105 appearances for the Waratahs, Shute Shield premierships in 2001 and 2006 plus several years playing in Europe for the Llanelli Scarlets and Stade Francais.  

Along with his passion for the Club and the development of its players, David brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills from the corporate world, he is currently working at KPMG.  

Committee Members

Ray Hudd

Ray had four very successful years at Canterbury Juniors before deciding to take the next step as a senior coach.  Ray is now moving into his twelfth straight season with SUFC as a volunteer coach.

Since 2008, Ray has coached nine years in Grade and two years in Colts. This includes six Grand Final appearances resulting in four premierships and one undefeated season. Over eleven seasons Ray has coached over 200 games for the Club with a winning average of 81.78%.

In 2009, Ray was the recipient of the SUFC Volunteer of the Year award, which he won again in 2015 with the award name changed to the ‘Stephen Rowntree” Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2018 Ray Hudd was awarded a Sydney University Gold for his service to SUFC.

Each year Ray would encourage his players to pass around the hat and raise money for a worthy cause. Ray would donate the funds raised to the Matt Laffan Scholarship held at St John’s College. The scholarship provides assistance for disabled students to attended college at Sydney University. Ray was also invited to take part in the Inter College Rugby competition and assisted St Andrew’s College to three consecutive Rawson Cup Victories.

Ray was instrumental with the creation of the SUFC Juniors Development Academy. Under this program Ray coached the Sydney Uni Juniors to the U16 and U17 NSW State Ruby Union Championship titles.  The Sydney Uni Junior Development academy produced players such as, James Caterson, Folau Fainga’a, Jake Gordon, George Hudd, Tolu Latu, Rohan O'Regan and Tom Shaw, all of which are still playing or coaching at SUFC today.

While coaching at SUFC, Ray still managed to find time to coach or be a selector for NSW Tama Tonga, NSWJRU, Sydney Juniors, Metropolitan Southern Zone (MSZ) and St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill.

When not coaching Rugby, Ray can be found overseeing commercial construction projects with A W Edwards. Ray coordinates, manages and commissions the building services component of the project. Ray was part of the A W Edwards team that recently won a Master Builders Association (NSW) award for the construction of the new Rugby Australia Head Office at Moore Park. Ray has been part of the Building and Construction industry for twenty-nine years which includes time spent studying a Bachelor of Construction Management at The University of Newcastle. Ray has just enrolled in the Bachelor of Business majoring in Property at Western Sydney University. Ray tells us that if he wasn’t coaching Rugby, he would be the biggest property developer in the world! 

Andrew McNee

Andrew is a former assistant coach of SUFC Colts, a current Gold Member and long term supporter of SUFC.

Andrew is a Partner of Maddocks Lawyers. He has extensive corporate, commercial, securities and mergers and acquisitions expertise and experience. He acts for Australian-listed public companies, investment banks, private equity houses and overseas companies which hold Australian investments.  Andrew also has an established sports and entertainment law practice, having previously advised the New South Wales Waratahs, New South Wales Rugby League, Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the Australian Turf Club.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), a Master of Laws (Corporate and Securities Law) from Duke University (United States of America) and a Master of Laws (Corporate and Securities Law) from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Angus Wilson 

Angus is a Partner at KPMG. He is the Deal Advisory Tax Leader for KPMG Australia and ASPAC Tax Practice with extensive tax expertise in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Angus also leads the National Transaction Services and Valuations Practice.

A graduate of the University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Angus is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Tax Practitioners Board.

Angus is a Member of the Advisory Board of NSW Positive Rugby Foundation, and a Board member of NSW Country Positive Rugby Foundation. Angus has been a regular supporter of SUFC for the past two seasons. 

Club Captains

Emily Chancellor

Emily joined Sydney Uni in 2015 from a netball background. During her four years at the Club she has featured in 4 Grand Finals including the recent undefeated premiership winning season in 2018. Emily has completed a Bachelor of Education (early childhood) and a Masters of Management degree both at USYD, she now works full time for Sydney University Sport & Fitness within the HR department.  

Emily made her debut for Australia in August 2018 and left quite the mark on the world stage by picking up the Buildcorp Wallaroos player of the Year award. She has also been the captain of the Macquarie University Rays AON 7s team for the past two years showing her versatility across both formats.

Emily has been the Vice President of the women’s club for the past two seasons and has been an integral part of the men’s and women’s clubs recent merger. She is a great role model for all future female players of the game both on and off the field.  

Pete Fenwicke

Pete joined SUFC in 2015, following in his father, Jim’s footsteps. Pete was part of the 1st Colts back-to-back premiership winning team that went undefeated in 2016 and 2017, captaining the side to a record 63-15 victory over Eastern Suburbs in 2017.

Pete missed the first half of the 2018 season when his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering/Bachelor of Science degree took him to Saudi Arabia on placement for 4 months, Pete returned in July and was part of the 3rd and 4th Grade team's that reached the Semi Finals.

Pete was also the Colts Club Captain in 2017, he is a well-loved character amongst the playing group and a natural leader, his commitment and passion for the Club is unquestionable.