We’re proud to announce that Rabbitohs Radio Podcast has been included in the newly created Rabbitohs Podcast Network. It’s a sensational development for us because it now means that we’re an official South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club podcast & become part of the Rabbitohs family. Click the link below to read the full announcement.
We’d like to thank Ivans granddaughter Magenta for recording the intro for this segment & also her mum Ivans daugher Katrina & her sister Mel for allowing us access to their dads incredible collection.
Katrina told us “dad never collected any of this stuff so it wasn’t until he passed away that we discovered many of these pictures & news articles. We are glad that Rabbitohs Radio are able to show what we have instead of it just sitting in the cupboard.
We’re back! It’s the off season but the Rabbitohs Radio Podcast team has returned to the studio for a Christmas special. On the show we recap this years State Of Origin series, kick of our new Spotlight on the Pathways segment, we chat to John Sutton & Al Daly from Banabi Water in the studio, our Remembering a Rabbitoh is Nathan Merritt & we name our Rabbitoh of the Week. Music in this episode is courtesy of Perry Keyes.
The Banabi Story
Banabi has been used for generations by the Dharawal speaking people of coastal Sydney to describe a place of fresh water. The “birthplace” of European settlement at Circular Quay was chosen for its fresh water source. This was called the Tank stream. The traditional name for this stream is Banabi.
Our newest segment Spotlight on the Pathways is brought to you courtesy of Joe OCallaghan from the Rabbitohs.
Joe says “Through joining our resources with the Juniors, in partnership together our new Elite Pathways and Player Development (EPPD) program consists of the following key focus areas:
Integration of training of all our pathways playing squads including U/17 Harold Matthews Cup, U/19 SG Ball, U/21 Jersey Flegg, our part time NSW Cup and Harvey Norman Womens Squads. This training is all based out of Erskineville Oval EPPD program training facility and all staff are following a whole EPPD coaching framework for consistent delivery. In total involves approx. 160 players and 45 staff.
In 2021 we will also be running our inaugural ‘Black Rabbits Elite Player Development (EPD) Squad. This group will consist of approx. 20 players specifically chosen from all of our pathways squads (based on age, playing position etc) this will also include 3 – 4 female players who are either playing at or have aspirations for Australian Jilaroos level. This group all have individual annual development plans tracked by staff at the club and are involved in once a month training at the Redfern facility with NRL coaching staff.
We are also running an annual professional development program for all of our staff that are involved in our EPPD program.
We are also running a full wellbeing and education program (which is all on top of the mandatory programs set by the NRL) which includes a minimum of 8 hours a season of face to face time with NRL wellbeing staff and external presenters. This also includes topics and presentations targeted specifically at our staff within the program for their own needs.”
On our final show for the season we recap the loss to the Panthers, speak to The Everest winning trainer Les Bridge, radio personality Chris Smith & super fan Kye Porrier, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Ashley Harrison, we preview the NRL Grand Final & name our Rabbitoh Of The Week.
On the show this week we speak to Rabbitohs rookie Jed Cartwright, go behind enemy lines with Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Bernie Purcell & we examine the prelim final clash with the Panthers.
Michael Cleary AO (Officer Of The Order Of Australia) was Inducted as an Athlete Member into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999 for his contribution to the sports of rugby union, rugby league and athletics. He is one of only four Australians who have represented their country at full international level in three different sports.
We are proud to present our 50th show, a big milestone for the podcast & we wish to thank everyone who has listened & supported us since we began in July 2019. Also a big thanks to all the people who have given up their time to share their stories with us on the show, every one of you have added an extra dimension to the listening experience we present each week.
On the podcast this week we recap the record 60-8 hammering of the Roosters, we talk to Rabbitohs enforcer Jaydn Su’A & exciting winger Jaxson Paulo, our remembering a Rabbitoh is Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie & we preview the sudden death semi final clash with the Knights.
Standing 192cm and weighing 101kg, Paulo has impressed his teammates since arriving at Redfern from the Gold Coast midway through last year.
“Jaxson’s a freak, that’s all I can really say,” second-rower Jaydn Su’A said on Wednesday.
“He’s very tall, he’s good under the high ball and he’s got some pace, so I’m sure he will do his job really well this weekend.
“Hopefully we can get him into the game because the more he touches the ball the better for us.”
As we celebrate our 50th episode with over 60k total downloads to date we can proudly say that we haven’t missed a week of the entire 2020 NRL season even when there was no games being played due to Covid-19, we kept going because as the saying goes the show must go on. In the video below we take a look back & present our 1st show from July 2019. It’s very raw but it was a start & we think we’ve come a long way since then.
Each year we plan to continue producing a podcast every game of the season & the finals regardless of whether the Bunnies go all the way or not. We’ll then have a break during the off season but on selected weeks still present a couple of special moments in sport episodes, a summer edition & a pre season show.
Below is our 1st ever interview from episode 2 in July 2019, a quick chat with Les Davidson.
On the podcast this week we celebrate Women In League round by speaking to Katie Brown & Alexis Mavrantonis from the Rabbitohs Womens team, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Phil Blake & we preview the upcoming Bulldogs clash.
We also had a chat to South Sydney Rabbitohs Womens team player #63 Alexis Mavrantonis. Lex is also the Rabbitohs match day manager & does a fabulous job presenting all the entertainment at Souths home games.