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Fanatical Fan Friday featuring Norman Kochannek

Today we had a chat to Souths fan & cricket expert Norman Kochannek.

Our fan Friday chat on Rabbitohs TV
Mavo had a chat with Norman during the season
That viral street talk video

Grand Final Washup Live With Chaps & Mavo

Chaps & Mavo catch up for a post Grand Final chat on Rabbitohs TV.

The Juniors Group of Clubs Re-opening Statement

The Juniors Group of Clubs including our three venues at Kingsford, Maroubra and Malabar look forward to welcoming back our members and guests from Monday 11th October at 12:01am (after midnight Sunday) in line with the NSW government directive for hospitality venues.

Our venues will have been closed for over 15 weeks at this time in what has been a challenging time for all of greater Sydney.

The 11th October opening is conditional to a few rules that we must all abide by. These include that entry will only be allowed to patrons who are fully vaccinated at the time and can provide proof of this upon entry. This will apply to all patrons 16 years and over entering the premises for whatever purpose. Once inside mask wearing is still mandatory for all patrons and staff. Please understand these rules are government guidelines and will need to be upheld by our staff and patrons. All venues will be operating under the 1 person per 4sqm rule at this time and we may have to limit numbers at busy times if we reach capacity. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

The club will be able to offer Bar, Restaurant, Gaming and Fitness services from the 11th October. For more detailed information please read below. Club Information about specific areas of the club can all be accessed on the website thejuniors.com.au

Juniors Kingsford Operating Hours 7 days 9am – 6am

Sundeck Brasserie
The Sundeck Brasserie will be open 7 days for Lunch and dinner as per standard operating hours which can be accessed via our website. Bookings are recommended and can be made online via the website thejuniors.com.au from Wednesday 5th October. Bookings are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Pinocchio’s Restaurant
Pinocchio’s will open from Wednesday 13th October. Please check the website for operating hours. Bookings can be made on 9314 4299. Bookings are available to be made from now for the 13th onwards. Bookings are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Treasures at The Juniors
Treasures will be open from Wednesday 13th October. Please check the website for operating hours. Bookings can be made on 9314 4258 or online via the website from next week. Bookings are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Ocean Dragon Noodle Bar
The Ocean Dragon will be open from Wednesday 13th October. Please check the website for operating hours. Bookings can be made on 9314 4268

Dine & Discover Vouchers
Patrons who still hold Dine and Discover vouchers are still be able to use these in our Brasserie and for advance show bookings.

The Juniors Fitness Centre
The Juniors Fitness centre will re-open on Monday 11th October at 5:30am.
Patrons will be allowed to train based on the 1 person per 4sqm an classes will be limited to 20 people. Online bookings will commence from the 5th October for the week’s classes ahead.

Juniors Kingsford Promotions & Events
The Juniors Jumbo Online Raffle
The Juniors Jumbo Online Raffle will be held on the First Floor Stage area from Thursday 14th October AT 6:30pm. The raffle will feature live and online sales and will still be streamed live on Facebook as well as drawn in front of club patrons. This will run each week from opening.

Maroons Trivia
Straight after the raffle on Thursdays Anthony Maroon will be running trivia on the first floor of the club at 7:30pm. Entry will be free to play with club voucher prizes on offer for the best teams on the night.

The following promotions will restart at a later date to be confirmed and members will be advised in the coming weeks.
All Bingo Sessions – TBA
Pack the Pantry – TBA
Themed Trivia – TBA
Sunday Funday – TBA
Wednesday Cabaret – Resuming in 2022

Melbourne Cup
All three venues are planning Melbourne Cup events and details will follow in the next few weeks. All events will be subject to the same restrictions

Entertainment
We are very keen to offer some form of live entertainment in the coming months. We are seeking clarification on whether performers need to wear masks and if so this will make it difficult to present live music.

With changes to rules on December 1 allowing greater capacities and the restrictions on mask wearing more than likely changing we are scheduling bands and shows for December. Please refer to the club’s website thejuniors.com.au for further details. Once we re-open we will assess the viability of all our live entertainment options as we know how much our members are looking forward to seeing live music again.

Functions
All function enquiries can be put through to Functions co-ordinator as per usual but all events will be subject to the restrictions at the time of booking such as 1 per 4 sqm etc. our Staff will be able to answer any specific questions about current bookings or any new enquiries.

Holiday Flat Bookings
No new bookings will be taken until the club re-opens from Monday 11th Oct. At this time you are welcome to make enquiries about availability.

Juniors Maroubra

Juniors Maroubra will re-open from 10am Monday 11th October.

Simons Bistro will re-open from Wednesday 13th October.

All promotions are to be advised at this stage with a decision on resumption dates to follow.

Juniors Malabar

Juniors Malabar will re-open from 10am Monday 11th October.

Bistro Rouge will re-open Tuesday 12th October.

All promotions are to be advised at this stage with a decision on resumption dates to follow. All entertainment is to be advised at this stage also.

Courtesy Bus
The club’s courtesy bus will be operating once we re-open.

This is a major step forward in the re-opening of all hospitality venues and we look forward to when we can offer more services and events with fewer restrictions but for now we are all very excited to welcome you back to our clubs! As in the past these things can change at very short notice and we will adapt as per the government guidelines.

For further information please refer to the website thejuniors.com.au

Welcome Back!!

“Thank you to South Sydney..” Benji Marshall Retires

Modern day legend of Rugby League, Benji Marshall, has called time on his incredible career, retiring from the sport today.

Marshall, Rabbitohs first grade player number 1167, played 19 seasons in the NRL, making his debut for the Wests Tigers in 2003 and playing his final game in the 2021 Grand Final for South Sydney against the Penrith Panthers at Suncorp Stadium.

Holding Kiwi player number 717, he has represented New Zealand in 31 Test matches (21 as captain), won an NRL premiership in 2005 with the Wests Tigers and played 346 NRL games for the Rabbitohs, Tigers, Dragons and Broncos which is a record for a New Zealand-born player.

He also had a short stint in Super Rugby with the Auckland Blues in 2014 but quickly returned to his main sporting love of Rugby League.

Marshall, 36, was part of the Kiwis team that won the World Cup in 2008, was awarded the Golden Boot as the best player in the world in 2010, was crowned the Dally M five-eighth of the year in 2011 and was announced as the RLIF five-eighth of the year in 2009 and 2011.

Marshall inspired Rugby League players young and old with his mesmerising style of play. His ability to step off both feet at pace, his ability to throw no-look cut-out passes to open teammates, his willingness to put his body on the line in defence and his charismatic personality, have made him a favourite player to thousands of Rugby League players, Members and supporters from all clubs and nations alike.

Marshall is regarded by many as one of the next New Zealand-born candidates to be named in the NRL Hall of Fame and is in line to become the first New Zealander to be awarded Immortal status in the sport.

Marshall reflected on his amazing career this week.

“I feel privileged and grateful to have had the career that I have had,” Marshall said.

“I started as just a young kid from Whakatane who was chasing his dreams and will leave as a better man who reached those dreams.”

“I cannot thank Rugby League enough for everything it has given me.”

“I am extremely proud of my career. I’m proud of the longevity of playing 19 seasons, proud of winning a premiership, proud to represent my country and to win a World Cup, and I’m proud of winning a Golden Boot too.”

“But the thing of which I’m most proud is the countless times I have had to pick myself up and fight back from the many setbacks that were thrown at me throughout my career.”

Benji Marshall

“I want to thank the Wests Tigers, the St George Illawarra Dragons, the Brisbane Broncos and, of course, the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the opportunity to play for those great clubs. Special mention goes to the Tigers where I am a Life Member and it’s a club that has always been a big part of my life.”

“Thank you to South Sydney for allowing me this opportunity to finish my career this way on a high and to go out on my terms.”

“Thanks to all of the referees and volunteers of our great game. Thank you to all of the players I have played with and against. Thank you to all of my coaches over my career, especially Tim Sheens and Wayne Bennett, who have had the biggest impact on me.”

“I want to thank the fans. It has been a pleasure to be able to play for you guys. Thank you for embracing the way that I played the game. To show my stuff on the big stage in front of you guys is the greatest feeling ever. To run out to a roaring crowd, there is nothing like it. That’s what I will miss the most, playing for you guys.”

“I would like to thank my family. My parents Mick and Annalie Doherty and my mum Lydia Marshall, my brothers Jordan and Jeremy, my extended Marshall family and my friends.”

“I would like to thank my kids, Fox and Ever, who are my ‘why’.”

“Most importantly, I want to thank my wife Zoe who has been my rock, my constant source of support, for always believing in me and riding the highs and lows next to me. She has always sacrificed so much in order for me to continue living my dreams.”

“I’ve got no doubts that I could have played on again next year, but now is the right time for me to call time on my football career and move on to the next adventure. Now it’s time for me to put my family first.”

Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly paid tribute to one of the greats of the game. “Benji Marshall has left an indelible mark not only on our Club, but on the entire sport over the past two decades. I’m sure he has left a positive imprint on the Tigers, Dragons and Broncos too, particularly the Tigers where he spent so many years captaining their club, guiding them to the 2005 premiership,” Mr Solly said.

“He has proudly captained his country, captained at club level and represented his Maori heritage. He has been an idol to so many aspiring footballers, boys and girls, over the years and it was an honour to have a player of his standing represent our Club.”

“It’s not only the quality football that he has played on the field for us in 2021, but it’s the knowledge he has passed on to everyone in our squad, from the seasoned veterans to the rookies. He hasn’t put a foot wrong off the field either, connecting deeply with our Members and corporate partners throughout the year, despite the tyranny of distance at times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“He brought everything that we envisioned he would bring to our Club and more, and I know South Sydney has also left a mark on him too.”

“We wish Benji, Zoe, Fox and Ever all the best with whatever comes next for him and his family. He will always be welcome at the Rabbitohs and they will always be part of the Rabbitohs’ family.”

Text courtesy of the South Sydney Rabbitohs

‘TAAFFE AS NAILS’

Hi there Rabbitohs Radio, I thought I’d share that Blake Taaffe gave me his jersey as we had a banner up saying “TAAFFE AS NAILS”. Hard luck to the boys and perhaps next year SSTID❤️💚🐰 – Tamara Conlon

Thank You

Pictures supplied by – Andreas @avi_imaging

Last night was a tough loss but the team did us proud & congrats to the Panthers.

The future is bright for our club & we know that competition number 22 isn’t far away.

Rabbitohs Radio/Rabbitohs TV will be back next year ready to take 2022 head on with our South Sydney content that you can listen to, watch, read, interact with & more.

Look out for more live interviews that we have planned for the off season on our YouTube channel.

We want to thank all the players that gave us their time during the year. Thanks also to the club, coaches & staff for allowing us unprecedented access & support.

Most important of all we want to thank our families & you our loyal fans who have helped us grow & achieve so much since we began in 2019.

Without you we’d have nothing, we love each & every one of you. ❤️💚

Up the mighty Rabbitohs!!

George Piggins On Grand Final Day

“How good is George getting around signing Jerseys.” Image Jarrod Cameron

Georg Piggins, Jarrod Cameron & friends get ready for the 2021 Grand Final.