The Griffin Genesis
In 1991, Tech College and Port Hunter Rugby Clubs merged to form Tech-Port. They then changed the name to the Griffins. Both of these clubs boast proud histories. The Tech College Rugby Club was formed in 1948, whilst Port Hunter/Stockton Rugby Club emerged in 1895.
The Griffin symbol holds significance. This fearsome beast brings together the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, which relate to the symbols of our two founding clubs.
Since 1991 the Griffins have made the Grandfinal twice, in 2006 and 2022.
The Griffins boast some major milestone players such as Todd Trench and John Gumb both playing over 350 games each.
We field two sides in the Hunter Rugby competitions, Suburban 4th grade and a social team which plays Friday nights.
The Griffins have made the finals in 3 consecutive seasons picking up Surburban team of the season in 2021 and 2022 as well as our coach at the time ( Now President) picking up coach of the year in the same seasons.
The Sunnyside Tavern, on Broadmeadow Road in Broadmeadow, is our major sponsor and welcomes all Rugby supporters and players for a cool drink, before or after the match and after training.
Seniors Training is Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm at Heaton Park, Jesmond.
All are welcome