Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club Athletes Gel Ambassador

Eastern Suburbs District Rugby Union Football Club was formed at a meeting at the Paddington Town Hall on Thursday, March 22 1900. In an assembly presided over by the mayor and aldermen of Woollahra Council, 200 Eastern Suburbs residents turned out to hear Colonel J.C. Nield put forward a case for the birth of a local rugby club. The famous sports journalist Jack Davis motioned for the formation of the club and, from that point forth, Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football club came in to being. To this day, Easts Rugby is the oldest district rugby union club in Australia.

 Since then, Easts Rugby has seen a lot of great players. The first ever try-scorer for Eastern Suburbs in a first grade premiership match was H.D. Thompson, who scored a try on May 19, 1900 playing Glebe at the Sydney Cricket Ground. That same day, Leo Finn made the conversion and became Easts first goal scorer. That year, Easts Rugby was honoured to have test forward A.J. (Tiger) Kelly become its first NSW representative, when he helped lead NSW to victory over QLD 11-9 in Sydney on July 21, 1900. However, it wasn’t until 1903, when J.W Maund was named in the Australian side, that Easts saw its first Wallaby.

 As the years moved on, Easts Rugby saw glory on many occasions. The club was helped along by a raft of talent that included such luminaries as H.H. (Dally) Messenger, G.C. (Wakka) Walker, sports star Harald Baker, and Victorian Cross winner Bede Kenny. Easts also had a touch of glamour in the backline when Stanley R. Rowley – Australia’s first Olympic sprint medalist – graced the team in the early 1900s. Other noted players included Dr Alex Ross, Robert Westfield, Colin J. Sefton, Wallaby Murray Tate, famous goal-kicker John Cox, World Cup winners Tony Daly and Jason Little, the worlds best number 8 in his era Tim Gavin and H.R. (Perc) Newton who played a record 264 grade games for Easts.

 In all, Easts Rugby has won a total of 79 premiership titles or shields across Grade and Colts from 1900 to 2013. Along with this, they have won 9 club championships and continue to be a breeding ground for superstars of the future.

Nowadays, Easts Rugby is served by a dedicated group of players, supporters, administrators and board members who are looking to carry on over 110 years of strong traditions and write the next chapter in the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union history pages.

Support our Rugby Club by donating to our Fundraising programs and purchasing Athletes Gel


Is it cheaper buying directly from Athletes Gel?

No. Purchasing through this page is no different to purchasing directly through our store. Funds generated through this page support athletes, grassroots clubs and the sporting community.

What makes Athletes Gel so good?

Firstly, we are Aussie made, use all natural ingredients and are Paraben free. We use 4 active ingredients and the quality and quantity we use makes us one of the strongest available products anywhere in the world.

How often should I apply the gel?

Apply as needed and use only as directed. Up to 4 times daily.

How is Athletes Gel developed?

Athletes Gel is a topical formula developed in conjunction with some of the planets best athletes. Over 150 sports people tested our gel in their environments and had three major requirements. Better performance, accelerated recovery and rapid relief when it was needed. 

The product is manufactured in an approved TGA facility at Quest Pharmaceuticals in Melbourne, Australia.

Is Athletes Gel TGA approved?

Yes. We are fully certified with Therapeutic Goods Australia (TGA). License Number - AUST L 295444.

Does Athletes Gel pass WADA and ASADA testing?

 Yes. The Athletes Gel formula has been successfully tested internationally and has passed anti-doping authority check lists for banned substances.

What results can I expect?

Commonwealth Games sprinters from 2 countries noticed faster recovery from hamstring strains, our WSL Pro Surfers had improved flexibility in their hip flexors and both of our World Champion Kayakers were amazed at the relief they got through their shoulders and lower back during training. At every stage, under any circumstance, the athletes who took part, were blown away with the individual results they got from the product they had a hand in developing and that's what we we bring to you now. 

Use only as directed.

Is Athlete Gel all natural?

Athletes Gel uses Clove, Wintergreen, Arnica and Capsaicin as its major ingredients.

These are some of the most powerful natural plants that assist in pain relief, inflammation and eventual recovery from a range of ailments. These scientifically proven ingredients are sourced from Australian Therapeutic Goods Manufacturers & Suppliers and are traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine.

What can Athletes Gel be used to treat?

This fast acting, Australian made Gel is perfect for those dealing with pain, bruises, inflammation, muscle aches, stiff joints, osteoarthritis and for massage therapy.

What happens if Athletes Gel is consumed?


Athletes Gel is one of the strongest listed topical formulas in the market. Although this product is all-natural, plant substances are still known to contain chemicals that are harmful to swallow.

If swallowed call the Poisons Information Line 24 hours a day from anywhere in Australia on 13 11 26. If the person is showing signs of being seriously ill, such as vomiting, loss of consciousness, drowsiness or they are having breathing difficulties, call triple zero 000 for an ambulance or take the person to the closest medical emergency department.

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