Future years will see many follow in the footsteps of former players such as Rod Macqueen, Steve Temple, Steve Crawford, Rick Davidson, Geoff Wayling, Greg Highfield, John Hearne, Mark Gerrard, Ed Doyle, Pat McCabe, Dave Feltscheer, Boyd Killingworth and Haydn Black who have all played first grade rugby with the ‘Rats’.
The club is proud to have two of these players become Wallabies who played junior rugby with the Cougars – Mark Gerrard and Pat McCabe. Another Cougars Junior, Boyd Killingworth has also gone on to represent Australia at Sevens Rugby.
The club is self-funding and applies its modest surplus funds to subsidising player registration fees, social events, and an annual family picnic and ‘fathers & sons’ weekend at the NSW Sports Academy at Narrabeen Lake.
This approach has seen Collaroy emerge as a most popular club appealing to players and families alike. It provides strong testimony to our values and the tireless work of our Committee and the mums and dads who coach and manage our teams, run the canteen, fundraise and produce our newsletters. Collaroy Rugby plays a vital role in giving local children the fun and passion of competing in a world sport, as well as strong community values, personal pride and lasting friendships.