After an extensive search and gruelling recruitment process, SUFC are pleased to announce Jack Farrer as the new Executive General Manager for 2022 and beyond.
Jack, a past player at the Club from 2004 to 2007, enjoyed Shute Shield premiership success in 2006 & 2007. On retirement Jack remained involved at the Club and used his knowledge of the game to forge a successful coaching career, including leading the Colts program to three consecutive 1st Colts Premierships and Colts Club Championships between 2010-2012 as Director of Colts.
Jack was the natural appointment to the Director of Rugby role ahead of the 2013 season, where in SUFC’s 150th year, the Club achieved one of its most successful seasons in history. Jack continued in the role until the end of the 2014 season while also overseeing the Sydney Stars side in the National Rugby Championship. He then went on to pursue an opportunity overseas with Portuguese-based club CDUL, where he again enjoyed Championship success, while also competing in the European Continental Shield against the top professional teams from Italy, Romania, Russia and Germany.
On returning to home soil, Jack played a dual role as Team Manager and Assistant Coach with the Australian Women’s Rugby 7’s team throughout 2019 and 2020.
Jack has proven he has what it takes to not only be a successful coach but also a professional administrator. During his previous stint at SUFC, he built very strong rapports and relationships with key stakeholders at the Club and has a proven track record of developing and implementing performance standards with coaches, managers and players.
As well as his rugby experience and understanding of SUFC, Jack holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, and three years’ experience as an accountant with KPMG.
President, David Lyons commented on the appointment “We are extremely pleased that Jack has accepted the role of Executive General Manager, the Club prides itself on developing our own and to see Jack return to SUFC with additional experience in the game and a broader skillset, I believe will be a real asset to the Club. Importantly, Jack has a deep connection and passion for the Club and is highly respected by many of SUFC’s key stakeholders. We have no doubt he will hit the ground running when he commences as Executive General Manager."
Jack said “SUFC has a special capacity to honour the tradition and history of previous students, whilst being driven and committed to continually innovate and evolve our systems and practices.
Having spent a number of years in differing programs and following SUFC from a distance, it has reiterated to me the Club’s unique ability to evolve and be at the forefront of providing a world class learning environment for our people to reach their potential.
I’m excited at the opportunity to work alongside the dynamic and diverse team of professional and volunteer coaches, team managers, generous sponsors, supporters, local community groups and University of Sydney stakeholders.
It is this team that provide a supportive environment for SUFC junior’s, women’s and men’s players to excel and develop as people."
Jack will commence in the role on Monday 15 November and work closely with Marketing and Events Manager, Kirsty Stevens and Director of Rugby, Nick Ryan as well as the fulltime coaching staff to oversee all areas of the Club.