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Welcome to the Warnervale Rugby Club, where you can enjoy playing good rugby with a great team of players, supporters and officials, as well as enjoy your off-field experiences just as much.

At just over an hours drive north of Sydney NSW along the F3 the Warnervale area has proven to be a popular place for people to settle down, as well as a great place for family holidays.

In the Warnervale area you will discover vibrant nightlife, friendly clubs and pubs, great shopping, golden sandy beaches, schools and university, hospital, and scenic national parks. The area boasts an endless array of water activities including boating, fishing, surfing and water skiing. Also, the scuttling of the ex navy frigate HMAS Adelaide, 1.8 kms from the nearby shoreline has created an artificial dive wreck for scuba diving. Moving inland, the region's National Parks and State Forests are a haven for bushwalkers, campers and 4wds alike.

Contributing to the Warnervale area are its magnificent golf courses, scenic horse riding trails and a great many single and family entertainment options.

Playing fields

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The Wildcats have a fantastic home ground facility, and it was a proud day when the first team ran out onto the turf on Saturday 20th June 2010.

Woongarah Sporting Field (Hakone Oval) is a magnificent dual-field facility, and a credit to Wyong Shire Council, and the persistence of John McNamara (Wildcats Patron and Past President). The players, committee, supporters and parents have been "blown away" with what has been achieved over the past few years. The Wildcats look forward to many enjoyable seasons playing at a facility which really could be called the "pride of the Central Coast".

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Fitness facility

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The Wildcats have a great partnership with the All Sorts Gym just up the road from our home ground. And the on-site "rusty udder" is a great place to have a cup of coffee.

All Sorts have been a great supporter of our club, and is located in natural bush surroundings, and adjoining the F3 itself, All Sorts has all the equipment you could need to improve your fitness and tone up the body and muscles.

Housed within a fantastic Heritage Listed Building. On a bend of the Wyong River, within the Old Milk Factory, this is a gym with a difference. Including challenging cardio equipment, weights and group fitness areas plus a creche, function room and personal training.

"If you train Hard, you'll be Hard to beat."

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Churches & Religion

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The Central Coast of NSW is not only a great place to visit, it's a great place to live and raise a family.

For those who have decided to stay for some time, CentralCoastAustralia.com.au tries to give you all the info on what you need to know to make the big move to this great part of Australia.
For all your spititual needs the following will get you on your way.

Some churches in the surrounding area

Nightlife

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The surrounding areas of Warnervale boast many, many entertainment options - from pubs to clubs. From a quiet beer to a night of heavy rock and roll. From country surroundings and atmosphere to sophisticated and urban nightclubs.

Wyong Leagues club has been a major sponsor of our club, and has a great range of entertainment -from bands to boxing.

The Dam Hotel is also our major senior sponsor, and is a very short "courtesy bus" ride from our home ground. The Beachcomber Hotel at Toukley is a popular night spot and is situated right on the waterfront on the Budgewoi Lake (one of many lakes within a short drive).

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Beaches

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The six main beaches in the Warnervale/Wyong area are under the watchful patrol of lifesavers and professional lifeguards - usually from early spring until late autumn.

The main local beaches are:- Lakes, Soldiers, The Entrance North, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beaches. Each of these beaches is only a short drive away from the Warnervale Wildcats home ground.

During the summer school holidays, lifeguards and lifesavers usually remain on the beach until 6pm, with the possibility of extending those hours in extremely hot conditions.

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Shopping and family entertainment

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When you have finished on the beaches or in the pubs and clubs, there is still plenty to offer in the Warnervale/Wyong area. A 10 minute drive from the Wildcat's home ground is one of the largest shopping centres in Australia. The Westfield shopping complex in Tuggerah has 260 stores for your shopping convenience. There is ample parking, both undercover and outdoor, which takes a lot of stress out of shopping.

With most major banks and supermarkets under one roof you can get the 'chores' out of the way then reward yourself with a choice from many of the fine cafe's and restaurants, health and beauty stores or treat yourself to a little trinket from the many gift ware or jewellery stores.

There are large supermarket stores like Aldi, Coles, Woolies open for long hours, as well as department stores like David Jones, Big W, Target. Westfield Tuggerah has courtesy buses and free all day parking

Westfield Tuggerah isn't just shops. It also has a variety of entertainment options including restaurants, cafes, Greater Union Movie Theatre, Chipmunks Tuggerah Playland and Café for the kids and a Fitness First.

Greater Union Tuggerah features one of the cinema chain's brand new Candy Bars, complete with hot food, a Pulp Juice Bar and some healthy alternatives. There are eight screens, three with Digital Surround Sound, as well as Babes in Arms sessions and Senior's Club. Enjoy Senstadium seating and free parking at the shopping centre.

Another major shopping centre close to our home ground is Lake Haven Shopping Centre which is located in the suburb of Lake Haven. The shopping centre has over 1700 free car spaces, a food court, all major and regional banks including 20 ATMs, as well as its own movie theatre complex.

Adjacent to the main shopping complex is The Corner, a comprehensive automotive and fast food precinct which includes a Caltex Star Mart, Bob Jane T-mart, and McDonalds, KFC, Red Rooster and Pizza Hut outlets.

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Schools and hospitals

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If you are moving your family to the Central Coast, then the Warnervale area is a great place to bring up kids. There is a large number of schools to choose from (public and private), as well as a campus of the University of Newcastle about 15 minutes drive from our home ground, and right on the Ourimbah railway station.

The modern Wyong Hospital is about 5 minutes away and has all the facilities you would expect from a modern country hospital. Adjoining the hospital is a large medical centre area containing specialists of all kinds, as well as a well-stocked chemist.

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Transportation

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Having your own transport is great, but not absolutely necessary in the Warnervale surrounds. There are many bus routes in the area, and the Wildcat's home ground is only a few minutes to Warnervale Station for fast train service to either Sydney or Newcastle.

The F3 freeway is also only a few minutes drive from our home ground, and you can be driving to Sydney, Newcastle, Queensland, or Victoria in no time.

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Hunter Valley wineries

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Just over an hour's drive north of Warnervale on the F3 expressway is one of Australia's best tourist spots, the Hunter Valley wineries.

The Hunter Valley is recognised as the birthplace of the multi-billion dollar-a-year wine making industry. The Hunter is renowned for its full-bodied white wines, 'medium weight reds' and some excellent ports. Some of the vineyards belong to big name companies such as Lindemans, McWilliams, Rothbury, Wyndham Estate and McGuigan. Others, like Tyrells and Draytons, are very old Hunter Valley family concerns, which have been there for several generations and remained independent. There are small boutique vineyards such as Kelmans, which is a residentual vineyard complex. The range of wines in the Hunter Valley is endless.

Wine tasting in the Hunter is now an institution and an excellent introduction to the variety and quality of Australian wine. The majority of wineries open daily, not just on weekends and public holidays. Visitors are provided with tasting glasses and given a small taste of each wine in the maker's range of current vintages. Knowledgeable staff and often the winemaker will explain each wine, what grapes it is made of, whether it needs to be cellared, and so on. Tastings are small, but as most people prefer to drink them than 'spit them out', sensibly so.

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Join the Wildcats today

If you like the sound of the Warnervale surrounding area, then you are going to love playing for the Warnervale Wildcats Rugby Club. We are the newest club on the NSW Central Coast, and are rapidly gaining a reputation as a club "on the rise".

With a number of very talented players in our senior ranks, and many young players coming through our junior ranks, the club looks forward to becoming the dominant force in rugby between Sydney and Newcastle. We already boast NSW Country and NSW representative players, and have quite a few players in the Central Coast Academy of Sport ARU Gold Pathway program, as well as players in each age group in various Central Coast representative sides - so you would be joining a club which knows how to look after its players.

Now is the time to join us, and be part of the exciting times ahead for the Wildcats.

Contact:-
David Appleby (First Grade coach) - 0420 909904 (from overseas +61420 909904)
Chris Acreman (Club President)
- 0410 002110 (from overseas +61410 002110)

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