About Us

Founded in 1893, the Western Australia Rugby Union (RugbyWA) is the governing body of rugby union in Western Australia with 36 clubs across the state including metro and regional providing a way for all people from juniors, men, women and seniors to enjoy the game we all love.

The RugbyWA is a not-for-profit organisation run by its shareholding organisations – WA clubs and affiliated bodies (juniors, schools, referees, women’s and country rugby).

RugbyWA incorporates both professional and community rugby. There is no private ownership of RugbyWA with profit generated re-invested into the game at all levels in Western Australia.

2016 Rugby WA Annual Report

WA RUGBY UNION (INC) Founded 1893, Re-formed 1928

PATRON IN CHIEF
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO Governor of Western Australia

PATRON
Mr Arthur Hill

VICE PATRONS
Malcolm McCusker QC; R C Kucera APM; Hon. Mia Davies MLA – Minister of Sport and Recreations; The Right Honourable Lisa-M. Scaffidi, The Lord Mayor City of Perth; John Carey; Keri Shannon; Hon. Liza Harvey MLA – Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Peter Tinley AM; Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC; Tim Hammond; D G Redpath

LIFE MEMBERS
P Bailey, B Belfitt, Mrs V Bleakley, TJ Bradbury, Dr D Butcher, P Davies-Moore, Rev R Davis, M Day, C Fear, S Fink, B French, J Hancock, Dr B Hartley, Dr D Haultain, A Hill, G Hunt, M Hunt, Dr A Johnson, G Mickle, B Olney, Dr R Perry AM, M Penhaligon, D Procopis, D Redpath, B Reinecke, M Siddons, J Skiba, G M Stooke OAM, J Suckling, R Todman, R Trend, K Short, B Watt, A Blacker

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
R Arndt, J Freemantle, C Green, J Green, R Vaughan, B Wright

PRESIDENT
Hans Sauer

CHAIRMAN
Tony Howarth (appointed August 2015)

BOARD MEMBERS
H Sauer (President), T Howarth AO VCitWA (Chairman) C Fear, K Gallagher, H Sauer, S Staniforth (Player Representative), D Vaux, J Edwards, D Healy, T Cook, M Folkard.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
M Sinderberry