Rebels and Sea Lice play for Harry Gibbons silverware

Silverware: The North Cronulla Sea Lice will be playing Burraneer for the Harry Gibbons Plate. Picture: John Veage
Silverware: The North Cronulla Sea Lice will be playing Burraneer for the Harry Gibbons Plate. Picture: John Veage

Southern Districts Rugby Club is once again holding its Surf Club Day at Forshaw Rugby Park on Saturday, with the day to feature the Harry Gibbons Cup.

The day is a significant commemoration to Gibbons who was one of the founding directors of Wanda Surf Club and the Port Hacking Rugby Club.

Paul Ridoutt, the rugby club's community director, said Gibbons recognised the common values between rugby clubs and surf lifesaving clubs.

"Both clubs are ingrained in the community and both provide a fantastic place for people to come together and unite for a cause. They celebrate the people that live in our great area and work hard to give back," Ridoutt said.

Southern Districts also play Manly in the Shute Shield, Sydney's premier rugby competition, on Saturday.

All surf club members involved with Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla, Cronulla, Garie, Burning Palms and Era are invited to the round 15 game.

Entry is free from 1pm for guests wearing insignia from any of the seven surf clubs, otherwise general entry is $15. Students are $7.50 and kids under 16 are free.

The day is designed to bring friends and families from surf lifesaving clubs together with members and guests of the rugby club to celebrate their community spirit and shared values.

"2018 was the inaugural year. We had a huge response from the local community. It was a fantastic day that went on into the evening. This is a great day," Ridoutt said.

Sea Lice: After the Harry Gibbons Cup, the North Cronulla Rugby Club will be defending the Harry Gibbons Plate under lights at 5.15 pm against Burraneer Rugby Club. Picture: John Veage

Sea Lice: After the Harry Gibbons Cup, the North Cronulla Rugby Club will be defending the Harry Gibbons Plate under lights at 5.15 pm against Burraneer Rugby Club. Picture: John Veage

On the day, Nippers will be selling raffle tickets, the infamous DJ Smuggler is set to play on the hill and there will be half-time activities from the Nippers from all seven clubs.

After the Harry Gibbons Cup, the North Cronulla 'Sea Lice' Rugby Club will defend the Harry Gibbons Plate under lights at 5.15 pm against Burraneer Rugby Club.

As the sun goes down they will have a DJ playing beats until 7:30pm then Cronulla's favourite, the Max Schmidt Duo live until late. There will be food and refreshments available from the refurbished kitchen until late.

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