Established in 1997, the team comprises of up to 15 players aged 35 years and over.
Golden Oldies player Ron Behrend is encouraging locals to get involved.
“It’s great fun and it’s for anyone.
“People assume that you have to be an ex-player to join the team but you don’t have to have any experience,” Behrend said.
The games are modified to cater for all players.
Scrums and mauls are uncontested and no hard tackling is allowed to minimise the risk of injury.
Players over 55 can wear red shorts.
This gives them a “no tackling” policy.
Players over 65 can wear purple shorts.
This gives them a 20 metre free run without being touched.
Golden Oldies player Peter Winkley recommends it to anyone.
“It’s a great way to meet new people, keep fit and socialise in a relaxed environment,” Winkley said.
Training is held Thursday nights from 6pm at Weebolla Oval.
Each year the Golden Oldies organise a trip to Grafton at the beginning of the season and a trip to Foster at the tail end of the season to compete in a competition.
In past years they have had the opportunity to play at the Golden Oldies World Rugby Union Festival held in Edinburgh, Scotland and Sydney.
And the best part is everybody’s a winner.
The Golden Oldies don’t believe in keeping tabs on the score-line meaning every game is a draw.
The games are broken in to three 20-minute quarters, with no shortages of breaks in between.
“It’s not too serious which is just the way we like it.
“Once people have a run in a game they keep coming back,” Behrend said.
There are about nine players in the team this year and 22 members in the club.
“We would love to have a full team for our next game which will be played against Grafton on June 7.”
If you have any questions or queries call Ron Behrend on 0427 522 765.
Alternatively head out to Weebolla Oval on Thursday afternoons and see the action for yourself.