Shute Shield Winners in 2016!

Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club- Shute Shield winners in 2016!

 
The Wrap on 2016.
 
SquareOne have been the Physiotherapy Service providers and medical co-ordinators for North’s Rugby since 2009. Success on the pitch over that time has been sparse and limited to the lower grades until this year. Saturday 6 August 2016 was a memorable day as North’s prevailed 28-15 against Sydney University in front of 11,000 spectators at North Sydney Oval. It was the club’s first Grand Final in 18 years, first Shute Shield title in 41 years, we had the best defensive record in the competition, the most wins in the competition and went 13 wins on the run. These were some of the huge achievements from the North’s First Grade squad in 2016. Six of the Clubs seven teams making the major semi finals and 1st Colts missing out on a Premiership in extra time, along with our First Grade Captain Will Miller winning the Ken Catchpole Medal and Irae Simone taking out Rookie of the Year were further achievements that made 2016 one of the most successful years ever for the Club.
Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club- Shute Shield winners in 2016!
 
The Wrap on 2016.
 
SquareOne have been the Physiotherapy Service providers and medical co-ordinators for North’s Rugby since 2009. Success on the pitch over that time has been sparse and limited to the lower grades until this year. Saturday 6 August 2016 was a memorable day as North’s prevailed 28-15 against Sydney University in front of 11,000 spectators at North Sydney Oval. It was the club’s first Grand Final in 18 years, first Shute Shield title in 41 years, we had the best defensive record in the competition, the most wins in the competition and went 13 wins on the run. These were some of the huge achievements from the North’s First Grade squad in 2016. Six of the Clubs seven teams making the major semi finals and 1st Colts missing out on a Premiership in extra time, along with our First Grade Captain Will Miller winning the Ken Catchpole Medal and Irae Simone taking out Rookie of the Year were further achievements that made 2016 one of the most successful years ever for the Club.
 
“Over the last 8 years at North’s we’ve seen a lot of players come through the Clinic for various injuries and we’ve developed some lasting relationships. Some of these boys we’ve seen progress through Colts rugby straight out of school, onto First Grade and some on to National representative honours and professional Super Rugby contracts. Some players we’ve rehabbed through one or more ACL reconstructions and shoulder reconstructions plus many other traumatic injuries that occur with high level contact sport. Seeing the boys taste success and win a grand final in front of a capacity home crowd was very satisfying for us and something that most players don’t get to enjoy in their career. Simon Cron over the last two years has completely transformed the skill set, mentality and expectations of the Club as a whole, especially the First Grade squad. Seeing the growth of the playing group on and off the field and potential being fulfilled has been a very pleasing process to be involved in” – Campbell.
 

Tim Bushnell, Steph Alberts, Lauren Gradwell and Kevin Vuong have all done fantastic jobs over the season to help the players be in optimal physical condition week in and week out in what can be a challenging job when players are expected to back up each week for 24 weeks in a row. Managing injuries while playing, rehabbing players within season and making decisions with the coaching and strength and conditioning staff is the process that everyone has excelled in over the season. We look forward to continuing this relationship next season and beyond and enjoying more success.