PALMERSTON RUGBY UNION CLUB IS LOCATED IN PALMERSTON, APPROXIMATELY 20KM FROM DARWIN IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA.
Palmerston Rugby Union Club is one of the founding clubs of the Northern Territory Rugby Union, fielding teams in the original 1976/77 season. Back then, the city of Palmerston did not exist – the club was actually named after the original European settlement in Darwin. In 1984 the club relocated south of the Berrimah line to the newly developing suburbs of Palmerston, and in doing so became the first major sporting organisation to call Palmerston home. We have been here ever since and have continued to grow and be part of the Palmerston community.
Here’s a snapshot of memories from the club’s early history:
The club continues to provide players and supporters with the opportunity to a part of positive, family-friendly rugby union club in Palmerston. We are proud of our successes over the years, including premiership wins across all senior grades, a significant presence in representative teams and a successful junior program.
Probably the club’s greatest achievement however, has been the many people that have made up the club over the decades – the players, supporters and volunteers. Our club has thrived for over 40 years thanks to the valuable contribution of all those involved. Once you join the mighty Palmerston Crocodiles, we’re sure you will be a member for life!
The club is run by a management committed elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October/November each year. The sound organizational structure, together with responsible strategic and financial planning, has ensured the sustainability of the club since its inception in 1976, and will do so into the future.
Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month and are open to all club members. If you are interested in joining the committee or helping out in any way, we would love to hear from you!
Senior Player Membership
For players in Mens (A Grade and B Grade) and Women’s teams. Membership is automatic upon receipt of full player registration fees*.
Junior Player Membership
For players in Under 6s through to Under 18s. Membership is automatic upon receipt of full player registration fees*.
For past players, partners, parents and supporters to show their support for the club while also making a valued financial contribution. Supporters memberships can be purchased from the bar on any training night.
Good Sports is a national program of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) which works to make community sporting clubs healthier and safer places.
The club has participated in the program since 2012, when we became the first rugby club in the Territory to achieve Good Sports accreditation. In 2014 and again in 2018 we were honoured to received the Good Sports Club of the Year Award for the Northern Territory.
Good Sports Policies
Without the continued support of our valued sponsors our club would not be where we are today. We value the contribution of our players and past players with business interests, and will always support their offers of sponsorship, whether they be local businesses, from elsewhere in the Territory or from interstate. We also believe in contributing to the Palmerston business community and wherever possible, we utilise local Palmerston businesses as either club sponsors or suppliers.
If you would like to sponsor Palmerston Rugby Union Club or require further information about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch!