Hills Senior Rugby will be looking to improve on the disrupted 2020 season, as pre-season training is in full swing. The club has been preparing for their Round One clash against Lindfield.
Tyronne Mitchell (pictured) has been appointed Colts Coach for the 2021 season, and the decorated coach will be hoping to improve the side and steer them to a premiership. The Senior Club gets their first game of the season at home, at the spiritual home of Rugby in the Hills, Yattenden Oval.
After the turbulent 2020 season, due to COVID-19, senior rugby fanatics in the region have been waiting patiently for their chance to get back on the field. Hills will compete in the second division of Suburban Rugby again this season after finishing mid-table in last year’s Club Championship.
Namesakes, Hunters Hill look to be the ones to beat in First Grade. The side won the Subbies 7s competition, with teams from 1st division also competing for the prize. Both Hunters Hill and Hills will be looking for promotion in the coming season, to give the Hills representation in the top grade of Suburban Rugby.
Rhys Thompson has continued his role as Club Coach for the 2021 season, as well as co-coaching 1st grade. Nigel Miller has taken the reigns in coaching 2nd grade, with Tyronne Mitchell and Peter Missio coaching Colts. Jeremy Lawlor will coach 3rd grade and Reece Tyson will coach 4th grade.
Colts Coach, Tyronne Mitchell is an exciting addition to the club, bringing a wealth of coaching experience to the young potential 1st graders coming through the Under 21s ranks.
Having coached in the Melbourne Rebels Pathways, holding the position of Head Coach at Melbourne Grammar and coaching in one of Sydney’s most prestigious schools, Knox Grammar before taking the reins at Hills Rugby Club.
Mitchell will undoubtably provide the young talent with the guidance and rugby brain needed to improve them as players and as a team. The colts sides success is integral to club success and investing in the future of the club in the form of their junior players is vital for longevity in the top divisions of Suburban Rugby.