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Become a Player

The Singleton Rugby Club is currently recruiting players for 2013 season, and would like to invite you to join us in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union. The Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union is the highest standard of rugby played outside of Australian capital cities, as demonstrated by the continued dominance of Newcastle at Country level. Our Club has teams in the Premier 1, Premier 2, Premier 3, and Premier Colts competitions in the NHRU, and we are looking to strengthen each grade.

The Singleton Rugby Club has a long history of premiership success and producing representative quality players. Singleton has produced two Wallabies in the past 20 years, Steve Merrick and Josh Valentine, one of whom, Steve, is still actively involved as the Club’s First Grade Coach.

The Singleton Rugby Club is always looking to improve and build on our strengths, and as such are actively recruiting new players. Your joining the Singleton Rugby Club would not only be beneficial to us as a Club; it will likely serve as a fantastic opportunity for yourself to enter the high paying mining sector and move to one of Australia’s premier residential areas.

Singleton is located 80 Km inland from Newcastle, and 197 Km north-west of Sydney.

The local Singleton economy is one the best performing economies in Australia, underpinned by the strength of the coal mining sector. The average annual taxable income in Singleton is $67 573, compared to the national average of $46 599. The unemployment rate in Singleton is 2.1%, compared with the national rate of 5.5%.

As the numbers show, Singleton is a town progressing at a rapid rate. There are a large number of employment opportunities in Singleton at pay rates substantially higher than elsewhere in Australia.

There are a large number of employers in Singleton seeking employees with a wide range of skills sets. Employers are struggling to fill their vacancies, and as such opportunities are present for those willing to move to Singleton.

The Singleton Rugby Club have a strong relationship with Eight Recruitment, who specialise in mining recruitment and are ideally placed to help you find work in the local mining industry. The Club has several members who are owners of large mining support businesses and members who hold senior managerial roles at several mines with various owners. The Club is also strongly linked with the local real estate community, meaning housing availability can be arranged along with employment opportunities.

When speaking of the coal industry, one must not forget that they are an equal opportunity employer. Many women are now employed in the high paying mining jobs previously reserved for men. As such, a move to Singleton will not only mean increased job opportunities for you, but also for your partner.

By joining the Singleton Rugby Club, you will:

  • Play in Australia’s best rugby competition outside a capital city.
  • Have coaching from a former Wallaby.
  • Obtain strong support in finding employment in the Mining Industry.
  • Have the opportunity to earn a salary well above the national average.
  • Begin a career that may continue life-long.
  • Live in one of Australia’s premier residential areas.
  • Be supported in finding housing from the local real estate community.
  • Gain immediate access to local medical services – books will be opened for Rugby Club members.

By joining the Singleton Rugby Club you are not only making a move to improve your football, you are making a move to improve your life. A move to Singleton will give you access to high income jobs and a lifestyle in the Hunter Valley second to none. By joining the Singleton Rugby Club as a player, you will be supported in your move in all areas, from finding a house to finding a mining job.

If you are interested, please complete the form below and someone will be in touch to discuss the benefits of joining the Singleton Rugby Club.

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