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STOCKMAN RUGBY

EST. 2013

With the support our ambassadors, the Stockman Rugby program provides development opportunities for aspiring grass-roots players from Australia’s rural and regional area’s, while tackling men’s health related subjects such as suicide, depression and substance abuse.  

 

Stockman Rugby has toured:

  • 2013: New Zealand

  • 2015: Ireland

  • 2016: North Queensland

  • 2017: Argentina

  • 2018: Perth, Western Australia

  • 2024: England (Oct, 2024)

 

We look forward to many more tours all over the rugby playing world!  For the latest news on our programs and activities follow us on Facebook.

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STOCKMAN RUGBY

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY

Founded in the iconic outback town of Longreach, Queensland, we're proudly country and promote the classic Aussie values of integrity, mateship, hard work and selflessness.

We're proud to select rugby players with country roots from all over Australia to from an Australian Country touring team and export these values all over the rugby playing world.

We are privileged to provide another development opportunity to the country area's, unions, clubs and players we serve.  

 

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2024 FOR KING AND COUNTRY TOUR
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In October 2024, Australian Stockman Rugby Union will launch our 'For King And Country Tour' to England. The squad will boast a number of Classic Wallabies and a host of quality grass-roots Australian rugby players. #ForKingandCountry

Mens Health

MENS HEALTH

Men's Health issues such as suicide, depression, substance abuse and domestic violence are important issues having a negative impact in Australia's country area's.  

Through group discussions, clinics and conversations, addressing Mens Health is an inseparable component of every Stockman Rugby program.  

Along with our sponsors and partners  we believe sport and in particular, 

rugby, can be a powerful vehicle for positive change.  

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Ambassadors

AMBASSADORS 

John Eales 

“I’m proud to be associated with Stockman Rugby, as it provides an avenue for rural and regional players to develop their skills and character. Stockman Rugby invests in club rugby and the community through its charitable initiatives and is built on the best qualities of country rugby - excellence, mateship and development.”

John Eales Australian Rugby Legend

John Eales AM
Wallabies Representative

John Eales AM
Wallabies Representative

Guy Shepherdson

“For me its an opportunity to invest into grass-roots rugby and be a part of impacting lives within the unique framework of Stockman Rugby. This captures the soul of country rugby, participants not only develop as players, but also as people. They then take this experience back to benefit the communities and clubs they came from."

Guy Shepherdson Wallabies, Brumbies and Reds Legend

Guy Shepherdson
Wallabies, Brumbies and Reds Rugby Representative 

Demi Hayes

“Sport is a wonderful part of country communities and the Australian way of life. I am delighted to be invited to be an ambassador for the Stockman Rugby program, an initiative that uses sport as a vehicle to provide young people from the country, valuable athletic and personal development opportunities. As a girl from the bush who now plays Rugby 7s for Australia, I am a believer in the power of sport, the lessons it teaches and the places it can take you.”

Mark Chisholm Wallabies and Brumbies Legend

Demi Hayes
Australian 7's Rugby Representative

Mark Chisholm

“Stockman Rugby's focus on the remote, rural, regional and FIFO area’s is an important talent development pathway outside Australia’s major rugby hubs.  Their men’s health focus is also an important aspect of their program that’s having a positive impact on young people from all over country Australia.”

Mark Chisholm Wallabies and Brumbies Legend

Mark Chisholm
Wallabies and Brumbies Rugby Representative

Greg Holmes

“Having grown up in the country myself and playing rugby professionally, I have a real heart for Stockman Rugby and its connection to the bush. The Stockman Rugby program provides young people from Australia’s rural and regional area’s the opportunity to develop their character and rugby skill-sets, it provides an important development pathway for rugby in country area’s.”

Greg Holmes Wallabies and Reds Legend

Greg Holmes
Wallabies, Reds and Western Force Rugby Representative

Michael O'Connor

“Country rugby is an important part of rugby union in Australia, the country has produced some wonderfully talented players over the years. I’m proud to be involved with Stockman Rugby who provide a further avenue for the development of Australia’s country rugby talent and an opportunity for young men from the country to have a go.”

Michael O'Connor Australian Rugby Union and Rugby League Legend

Michael O'Connor

Wallabies and Australian Rugby League Representative

Partners

PARTNERS 

We value the generosity of the community-minded organisations who partner with us to champion mental health awarness and provide further athletic opportunities to young Australian's.  Our partners support often offsets an individuals costs to participate in the Stockman programs. We encourage you to honour the businesses who support us with your patronage. 

To join our growing list of valued partners email: info@stockmanrugby.com

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