WELCOME TO THE RAIDERS Whether you are playing, coaching, managing, cheering from the sidelines, helping in the canteen, cooking at the BBQ or setting up the ground... it's your rugby!
Raiders Rugby is a volunteer-run organisation. So your help keeps the club going. We have roles for everyone… it’s your club!
The Raiders has a proud rugby union tradition within the local community that goes back to the 1920s. Through the continued hard work of the committee, past and present, the club has continued to grow in numbers and in the quality of rugby played at the club.
Celebrating 25 years In 2013, the Seaforth-Balgowlah Raiders celebrated their 25th anniversary. In 1988 Balgowlah Heights and Seaforth Pirates merged to form, what has become the Raiders. This great club prides itself on a community spirit, a big family if you will, where the boys and girls play to win. They play hard but fair. It’s a club where our parents involve themselves in the club and the community and where most importantly they respect the code of conduct.
RAIDERS…Your Club, Your Rugby. History Today’s Raiders was formed in 1988 with the merger of Balgowlah Heights and Seaforth Pirates to continue a proud rugby union tradition that goes back to the 1920s. Over the years the club has continued to grow into one of the more respectable clubs and has produced some exciting Wallabies from the Cox brothers, Phillip and Mitchell, through to George Smith.
With that continued growth came the need for a home ground, which in 2005 with the help of Manly Council and a hard working committee, came to fruition. Bantry Bay Oval became the home ground of the Raiders. In late 2007, further improvements were made when lights were installed.
Since 2007 the Raiders club has fielded  a men’s suburban team with the team going from strength to strength with each season played. This now gives our older boys a pathway of progression to senior rugby.
In 2016, the Club finalised a joint venture with the Seaforth Bowling Club who adjoin Bantry Bay oval. This brings generations of the local community together and has proven to be a great success through 2016. Our spiritual home for years, this formal arrangement allows Raiders members to become social members of the bowling club with Raiders rugby hosting numerous events and weekly BBQ Dinner evenings and Super Rugby screenings through the regular season. In 2017, it was announced that Seaforth Raiders would be allocated a board position at the Seaforth Bowling  Club - a further show of strength of unity between the two clubs
If you have any Raiders memorabilia, photos, stories or anecdotes, please contact Raiders Club President Michael Clark on 0418 627 102, or president@raidersrugby.com.au