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SJRU Name 2024 Patrons

SJRU is proud to announce that our Patrons for 2024 will again be Phil Waugh and Sera Naiqama.

Both have been wonderful supporters of junior rugby in Sydney and fantastic role models for our junior players.

Phil Waugh – Phil began playing rugby at Narrabeen Tigers, continuing at Shore school where he played in the 1st XV for three years.  He was selected for Australian Schoolboys in 1996 and 1997 and was the captain in 1997.  He was also named in the Australian U19s and U21s teams.

Professionally he joined the Waratahs in 1999, touring with the Wallabies later that year and debuting against England.  He played for and ultimately captained the Waratahs over 12 years and was capped 79 times for the Wallabies.

Phil has been a Patron of SJRU for a number of years and has supported us in many ways.  His sons also played club rugby and he has been an active sideline supporter of junior rugby.

Sera Naiqama – Sera Naiqama is an Australian-born Fijian. In 2012, Sera started playing rugby 7’s at Endeavour Sports High School and since then has been an active playing member of Sydney University Football Club (2013 – present), the NSW Waratahs (2019 – present) and the Australian Wallaroos (2019 – present).

Sera holds multiple diplomas in Tourism, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Today, Sera is employed at Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness where she works as the Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

Outside of her sport and work, Sera is a radio & TV host for ABC Sport (That Pacific Sports Show) and often features on Nine/Stan Sport as a rugby expert panelist.

Sera returns as our Patron once again and has been a strong advocate for junior rugby and has been terrific in supporting our girls junior rugby programs.

Thanks to both these wonderful ambassadors of our game and we look forward to working alongside both of you for season 2024.

If you see them around the grounds please say hello and thank them for their efforts!!