The Club was formed in 1948 as the University Associates (affiliated with the University of Western Australia) by a group of ex-servicemen: Athol Gibson, Dan Davies-Moore and Hilary Morton. Their initial aim was to form a team as the University old boys' team. Associates needed to recruit from outside the University arena and chose the Hotel in the city (located where the Parmelia Hotel is today). Members met in the Saloon Bar after Saturday morning work; many players were recruited for their first game for the Club just because they happened to be in the Bar.
Not much has changed in the ensuing years as Associates has grown to become one of the largest and most successful Clubs in WA. Today the Club has over 500 Senior and Junior players and many more Members. The Clubhouse is a hive of activity during the playing season, and an important place for current and past players, and supporters to gather to talk about the season that was and what the future might bring.
During this time the club has come up with some fantastic ideas and innovative plans to ensure the strength of the club continues long in to the future.
One of the main areas the club was looking to improve on was the way in which it was currently communicating with its players, members, supporters and sponsors.
With a forward thinking and a dynamic board the club was actively pursuing different methods which would enable them to improve on their existing communication channels.
After conducting a review of all the options available to them the club is pleased to announce the release of their first ever native mobile phone app for the iPhone.
The app will be branded in the famous green and gold of the Associates Rugby Union Football Club and the content available to users in the app will contain information about the club.
No longer will you have to worry about missing out on news or information about the Associates Rugby Union Football Club as the app will serve as your number one source of information about the club!
The type of information available to you when you download this app are as follows:
- Latest News
- Team news
- Training and much much more
To make sure you stay in touch with absolutely everything to do with the club, download the app now!