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Barker Old Boys Rugby Union Football Club (BOBRUFC) was established in 1968 by a group of past students of Barker College. The records reflect that in 1968 there was no President, however, the Club’s formation owes a great deal to three former Barker students who helped gather a like minded group of mates with the soul purpose of playing rugby. Those three men are:

Guy Shepperd (1962)
Lindsay Allen (1965)
Bill Cayzer (1965)

In addition to those who formed the Club in 1968, it was the alumni of Barker College who provided the wherewithal to get the Club on the paddock. The Old Barker Association provided BOBs with its first set of jerseys and has continued to support the Club throughout the years via one means or another.

That first year was a tough one, however, with some collective grit and pride in the navy and red jersey, Barker Old Boys (BOBs) have survived good and hard times to evolve into a rugby club with over thirteen suburban club rugby grade premierships, and over thirty NSW Suburban representative players.


BOBRUFC currently play in Division 3 in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union.  The competition commences in early April. Finals are held late August to early September.

The Club currently runs 4 teams: 3 Grade teams and 1 Colts team. All games are played on Saturday, with the venue alternating between home and away.

BOBRUFC’s home ground is Turramurra Memorial Oval, located on the corner of Karuah and Eastern Roads (Turramurra).


Trainingis at Turramurra oval at 6.30pm Wednesday nights.


BOBRUFC has fostered a vibrant social culture around the sporting nucleus of the club.

As a fully licensed club, in addition to serving steak & sausage sandwiches and coffee at home games, beer, wine and mixed drinks are also available. After game functions are held at the Kirribilli Hotel, independent of the Club’s performance on the field.

BOBRUFC hosts a rugby luncheon each year and an awards night at the end of the season. The Club has a close working relationship with the OBA and the School, and has an existing Social Membership scheme.


The support of our sponsors is also a key factor in our success. Thanks to our sponsors, new and old, for supporting us this season. For more information on each of our sponsors and partners, please visit the website - for their contact details and special offers to the Barker community.


For more information on BOBRUFC please contact:

Name: Sean Parker                 

Name: Thomas Hay (14)   

Name: ​Mick McGowan

Head of Rugby