About the club

Established in 1874, the Mudgee Rugby Club is one of the oldest rugby clubs continuing today.


Mudgee Wombats are supported by a strong volunteer base who assist with a range of activities within the Club including coaching, team managers, referees, sponsorship, age group coordinators, running the canteen and bar, setting up our fields for games and many other things.

Having a strong community involvement in our Club helps to keep registration costs lower and ensure that we have the resources to provide the things needed for rugby.

Our Committee meets the first Sunday of each month 4pm at the Club House. We welcome members of the Club to attend and contribute.

President: Roslyn Lee
Vice Presidents: Brett Cooper and David Birch
Secretary: Ross Smith (Assistant - James Hord)
Treasurer: Sophie Jewell
Club Registrar: Simon Parmiter
Senior Coordinators: Lachlan Winstone and Daniel Minto
Junior Coordinators: Anthony and Natasha Roe
Sub-Junior Coordinators: Sallie Adams
Golden Oldies Coordinators: Neil Lee and Joshua McLean

Our Annual General Meeting is held in November each year.
Mudgee Rugby 1910 team

Competition & Participation

The Mudgee Rugby Club has played in the Central West at both senior and junior levels. Currently the Mens team play in the NEW HOLLAND CUP, Mens Colts in BLOWES CLOTHING CUP and the Womens team play in the WESTFUND NORTH CUP.

Previously, the senior club has participated in the BLOWES CUP (three grades and colts), the LANG SHIELD (two grades) and the PRESIDENTS CUP or the ANFD CUP (1 team)

After winning the ANFD Cup competition in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 the club returned to the Blowes Cup competition in 2014 with 2 senior grades and a colts (U/20). In 2015 a third senior grade was added and in 2016 a women’s team participated for the first time, making the grand final. In 2017 two senior grades and a Colts plus a women’s team participated. 2018 saw the introduction of the NEW HOLLAND CUP, featuring two grades and six clubs from across the Central West.

Recent Premierships, 2021 Second Grade New Holland Cup and 2022 Women's Westfund North Cup.

For over 30 years, Mudgee Rugby Club has hosted the Mudgee Rugby Sevens. Held in October each year, the annual carnival that has proved popular with clubs from across the state with both social and more competitive option for men and women.

Club patch

Since 1874
Mudgee Rugby Club

Mudgee Rugby Club is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Australia being a foundation member of the Southern Rugby Football Union formed in 1874. Only Goulburn (1872) and Albion Maitland (1873) were formed before Mudgee in Country NSW with Bathurst and Newcastle also being formed in 1874. Goulburn and Mudgee were the only country clubs to attend the inaugural meeting of the SRFU which was held at the Oxford Hotel in Sydney with R. Arnold and G.H. Cox representing Mudgee (Ref. Dr Thomas V. Hickie – A Sense of Union and They Ran With The Ball). Mudgee was recorded as attending the meetings of the SRFU from 1874 – 1876. The SRFU later became the NSW Rugby Football Union.


During the nineties a group of older gentlemen decided they weren’t past lacing up the boots and thus the “Old Muds” were formed. Golden Oldies is an enjoyable but not too competitive way of retired players participating in a great game and having the opportunity to talk about amazing feats on the rugby field that may or may not have happened in the past. The “Old Muds” still appear from time to time in what could only be described as quite a loose arrangement.
Mudgee Rugby 1910 team

Looking forward

Mudgee Rugby Club is managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers who love the game and everything it represents. They promote opportunities to develop good friendships and to become skilful players but above all they promote enjoyment of the game and good sportsmanship. Mudgee Rugby Club welcomes anyone who wishes to participate as a player, as a playing official, as a club official or as a supporter.
Mudgee Wombats team

Mens First & Second Grade Teams

In 2024, Mudgee Rugby Club will support two senior grades in the New Holland Cup competition with the Central West region. Colts (Under 19’s) competition will play in 2024.

Womens team

Womens Team

Since 2016, The Mudgee Wombats continues to support women’s rugby. A team will be playing in the Westfund North Cup in 2024. The women made the grand final in their first year in the competition in 2016 and reached the finals in every year since. In 2022 and 2023, our Women’s side were crowned Westfund North Cup Premiers

Junior Teams

Juniors Team

Mudgee Rugby Club enters teams in the Central West Junior Rugby competitions in the under 12, under 14 and under 16 age groups. If numbers permit we may enter more than one team in an age group. The emphasis in the Juniors is on the development of skills in a competitive environment whilst fostering a strong team mentality.

Mudgee Wombats Subbies


This in an introduction to rugby for young players that focusses on building solid skill foundation for players in a fun environment.
Mudgee Rugby Club supports three age groups – Under 6’s, Under 8’s and Under 10’s.
Under 6’s – tag only. (players over 4, 5 or turning 6 this year)
Under 8’s – modified tackle. (players turning 7 or 8 this year)
Under 10’s – tackle (players turning 9 or 10 this year)

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