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Thistle Club

The Thistle Club operates as an independent group within the St Andrew’s College Rugby Club. It was formed to uphold the tradition of Rugby at St Andrew’s College and maintain the connection between present and past players, supporters, parents and friends of the St Andrew’s College Rugby Community and to support the development of the Rugby Programme at St Andrew’s.

It provides members with the opportunity to support and encourage St Andrew’s College Rugby from the Preparatory School through to the 1st XV and meet with fellow Thistle Club members at various rugby-orientated luncheons, held at St Andrew’s, prior to watching a 1st XV game.

The Thistle Club also gives those whose playing days have ended a continued sense of belonging and purpose. We want and need the continued support and input from our ex-players and supporters.

Who qualifies for membership of the Thistle Club?

Any person who has an affiliation with St Andrew’s College Rugby (whether a present or past player, supporter, parent or friend of the St Andrew’s College Rugby community) who feels they can support the purpose of the Thistle Club qualifies for membership.

Who runs the Thistle Club?

The Thistle Club is administered by the St Andrew’s College Rugby Club Committee.

What does it cost to become a Thistle Club member?

There are two options for membership. A one-off payment of $500 grants Life Membership to the Thistle Club and each member will have their name entered on the Thistle Club Honours Board; or alternatively, members can pay an annual subscription fee of $100 for each year that they wish to remain members. 

All members receive:

  • an open invitation to all home games and pre-match and/or after-match functions held at St Andrew’s College;
  • access to the draw for the season and a weekly match report for each 1st XV game;
  • preferential ticket sales and reserved seating for any St Andrew’s College Rugby fund-raising events or functions;
  • the chance to win a prize at each function by means of a lucky number draw;
  • a complimentary and exclusive Thistle Club badge.

How do I join?

Whether you are a present or past player, supporter, parent or friend of the St Andrew’s College Rugby Community we encourage you to become a member by clicking on the link below: 

Community Sign-up Form >

Current Parent Sign-up Form >

Should you have any queries regarding the Thistle Club please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Johnston or you can direct any email enquiries to thistle@stac.school.nz.