Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Foundation Limited ACN 139 378 966   

  • The Foundation was formed in 2010, to build a financial base on which the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby Union Football Club, could protect itself in the future from the many challenges which a combination of an amateur ethic and a professional playing structure could impose on it.
  • The Foundation is structured with a separate governing Board and a Trust Deed, which directs the Board to apply funds in accordance with the Deed’s terms
  • The Fund is also required to provide six monthly reports to the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) which monitors the Fund to ensure its expenditure complies with qualifying expenditure as agreed with the provisions of the ASF.
  • The Fund is able to provide financial assistance to the Club in:


  • Training resources
  • Specialist coaching
  • Rugby equipment
  • Player sporting scholarships
  • Sporting facility developments

Not allowed

  • Team travel expenses
  • Individual player costs and expenses

Individuals and businesses are able to make tax-deductible donations to the ASF in support of the East Rugby Union Foundation project, which is registered, with the ASF. A donation is an unconditional gift made to the ASF, offered voluntarily and not as a result of contractual obligation, and for which the donor receives no material benefit or expectation of benefit in return. Donations are made to the ASF nominating the Easts Foundation as the beneficiary.  In this way you donation in support of the club’s Foundation is tax deductible.

Individuals may also leave a gift in their Will to the Foundation. In this case the donation does not need to go through the ASF and can be donated to Easts Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Foundation Limited (as trustee for the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Capital Trust)


Meet The Board.

Director: Emily Ulcoq (Chairperson)

Emily is currently COO and Director, Strategy & Operations Tax, KPMG Australia. Emily drives transformational Tax change in business for growth. In professional services she drives organisational change programs for profitable growth and ensure they operates efficiently and effectively . Emily’s strengths include strategising with and influencing key stakeholders to undertake initiatives and make decisions that help achieve business goals.

Emily has qualifications and breadth of experience across KPMG in Australia, coupled with extensive experience working in investment banks and a captive private equity fund in the UK. She approaches work, sports and life with high levels of energy, passion and drive. Emily is a full time working mother of four very dynamic sport loving children and in support of them is very involved in Easts Juniors, North Bondi Nippers and KRB Aquatics swimming club.

Director: Andrew Petrie 
Andrew Petrie has a financial background being a past director of the leading UK investment bank and a past Chairman and Non Executive Director of four Societe Generale subsidiary Companies. He has also worked in London and New York. Andrew has been a Councillor and Community leader of The Woollahra Municipality for the past 23 years including 5 terms as mayor. Andrew has been a strong supporter of local sport including providing sporting Council facilities for the local Schools and sporting Clubs. He has been a member of Easts Rugby Club and a supporter of all the teams and players.


DirectorDavid Leckie
David played Rugby at Newington College from 1962 – 1968. He was Club Captain at Macquarie University in 1972 when they won all the grades in 2nd Division. David was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Seven Media Group in December 2006 and had been Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Television for Seven Network Limited since April 2003 and remains a consultant for the Seven Network.

Previously, 24 years with the Nine Network, with 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nine Network.


DirectorStuart Hudson
Stuart Hudson is currently a Financial Adviser at the Switzer Financial Group and has an extensive background in financial and capital markets, including 17 years at Societe Generale Australia Limited and prior to that UBS. The most recent role Stuart held at Societe Generale was as Director Financial Markets, Head of Money Markets and Foreign Exchange.

Stuart is a qualified planner with a Diploma of Financial Planning and an accredited Self Managed Superannuation Fund specialist from Kaplan. Stuart is currently completing a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning) at UWS.

DirectorJohn Murray

John is the current President of Easts Rugby Club, having been appointed to the board at the 2011 AGM. John’s children have played down at Easts over the last ten years hence John has been active with the Bays Junior Club. Being a non-ex Easts player John brings a refreshing approach and ideas to the board. John was elected President at the 2014 AGM after serving as Vice President of House since 2011.
 0417 259 128


Sean is a Vice President of Easts Rugby Club, he has background in corporate governance with over 20 years’ experience in investment banking. The last 15 years he has worked with the French bank Societe Generale, where he was the Head of Compliance for the Investment bank in the Asia Pacific region. He is a Chartered Accountant, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
 0414 302 520


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