Coal & Allied SJRU Kick Off Season with New Partnership


Singleton Junior Rugby “The Bulls” and Coal & Allied’s Mount Thorley Warkworth have launched a three year partnership with Coal & Allied coming on board as naming rights sponsor to start the rugby union season.

The partnership will support the club in providing young people in the region with an opportunity to develop healthy lifestyle habits as well as leadership and teamwork skills through participation in sport.

Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby Under 18s Team Captain Josh Carson said “I have been playing rugby for 10 years after I converted from soccer. The best part of playing is the friendships I have created and maintained in the rugby community. We have a strong team spirit and sense of belonging in our club as we cater for all shapes, sizes and abilities. The sport has provided me with great opportunities through travelling to Queensland and Dubai to play as well as captain the under 18s team this year.

“This partnership with Coal & Allied will help our club grow, ensure that all the members can be confident in the high standard of sport that Singleton Junior Rugby provides and be proud of what we accomplish as a whole both on and off the field.”

Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Bulls Club Secretary Marcus Vaughan said “Singleton Junior Rugby was established in 1968 and today has more than 160 players in age groups from Under 7s to Under 18s.

“Thanks to Coal & Allied’s support, we will be able to provide better facilities and greater opportunity for all of our players. This includes providing better equipment for training and playing, implementing programs that focus on both off and on field development and provision of financial support for those members of the Singleton community wishing to play sport, but unable to due to financial hardship.

“Sporting clubs such as Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby help with the socialisation of children in our community. This is through providing lessons on principles and values, dealing with winning and losing, building friendships and camaraderie, cooperating and working together to achieve a common goal, and developing an appreciation for different abilities and respect for team mates, opponents and officials. In an age where social interactions are becoming more “electronic”, sporting clubs such as ours provide members the opportunity to socialise and interact on a personal level to make new friends and become active within the community.”

Mount Thorley Warkworth Acting General Manager Operations Morgan Costello said “Mount Thorley Warkworth is proud to partner with Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby to support young people in the region with sporting opportunities.

“Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby forms an important part of our community and a number of our employees have children who play for the club. We understand the importance of sport and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and encourage our employees to make positive decisions about their health and wellbeing. It is great to see these messages go home with them and be implemented in their families.

“We look forward to following the Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby teams throughout the season and seeing how the club will grow through this partnership.” 


Pictured: Members and players of Coal & Allied Singleton Junior Rugby with Mount Thorley Warkworth Acting General Manager Operations Morgan Costello.

(L-R back row) David Foster, Mark Andrews, Morgan Costello, Josh Carson, Alex Vaughan and Marcus Vaughan.

(L-R front row) Nicky Dunn, Darcy Cruickshanks, Nathan Vaughan and Jed Cruickshanks.