Rugby Victoria St Patrick's College Statement

by Rugby Vic Media

On Thursday evening 28 November 2019 the Victorian Schools Rugby Union (VSRU) notified Rugby Victoria (RV) that St Patrick’s College decided to discontinue its rugby program in 2020.

RV is extremely disappointed and saddened to hear that St Patrick’s College is not continuing their Rugby program in 2020. Our thoughts first and foremost are with the students and parents involved in the Rugby program at St Patrick’s College.

RV remain committed to the development of the game across the State.

RV stand ready to support the Ballarat Rugby Community and St Patrick’s College Rugby community.

RV has directly contacted St Patrick’s College to offer our support to continue the Rugby program in 2020.

RV is working closely with the leadership of Ballarat Highlanders Rugby Club to ensure there is a pathway for students who wish to continue their Rugby in 2020. RV and Ballarat Highlanders Rugby Club are facilitating a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders this week to develop a strategy for students who wish to continue playing Rugby in 2020.

Ballarat Highlanders Rugby Club President Patrick Quigley and Rugby Victoria General Manager Chris Evans are available to meet students and parents from the College:

Patrick Quigley


Ballarat Highlanders Rugby Club

0407 256 070

Nicholas Hayes

Director of Coaching – Juniors

Ballarat Highlanders Rugby Club

0427 805 960

Chris Evans

General Manager

Rugby Victoria

0424 762 427