Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara (formerly known as Waitara Oval)

Waitara Oval

The Lion's home ground is Mark Taylor Oval located at the corner of Edgeworth David Drive and Waitara Av Waitara. It is a one minute walk from Waitara station and a five minute walk from Hornsby station and Hornsby shopping centre. Parking is available on Waitara Ave and Park Ave.

The Lions have a long history at Waitara Oval and refer to it affectionally as 'The Rock'.

Prior to the start of the rugby season the Lion's hold Pre-Season conditioning sessions at James Park, Hornsby. James Park is on the corner of Lowe and Palmerston Roads right next to Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital.


Sportsgrounds Closures - Training

Information on Hornsby Sportsgrounds Closures will be available at 2:00pm, Monday to Friday. Hornsby Shire Council has a SMS service to provide teams with up-to-date information on the status of the sportsgrounds. To use the service:
1. Send a text message (SMS) containing the sportsground keyword to 1992 2767.
    - the keyword for Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara Oval) is HSCWAITA
    - the keyword for James Park is HSCJAMESP
2. You will receive a reply within a few minutes indicating the status of the ground.

Note if the ground is closed for training then please contact your manager or coach as training may be held at an alternate location.


Sportsgrounds Closures - Matches

If the scheduled venue for a match is found to be unfit for play then the club secretary will notify the NSWSRU and the visiting club on the Friday preceding the match. If possible a suitable alternative venue will be arranged by the hosts or if one cannot be found the match may be played at the nominated ground of the opposing club. If no fit ground can be found then the match will be postponed.

It is the responsibility all players to ensure they know where and when they are playing especially with respect to changes to dates and venues. The Suburban Rugby Info line is available for wet weather info and match results on 02 9323 340 however players should confirm any changes with their manager or coach.

Mark Taylor Oval and James Park


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