To think there have been 12 Rugger Buggers and still crowds want to see the Sydney Convicts take their clothes off. Does that say something about us?

I have been a part of the Sydney Convicts from the start and what really attracted me to these guys from the get-go is their ability to accept everyone. You are brought into the group and within moments you are part of the Convicts family.

Some may say the only reason I’m involved, especially in the Rugger Bugger show, is for a quick perve at the boys in the nude. That’s not completely true. Part of me loves a sneaky perve at rugby boys, in and out of clothes, but from the start the team made an effort to include everyone in the show.

Big, small, fat, thin, muscles, hairy, smooth, you name it — on that stage there will be a bit of everything, showing how diverse our community is. That’s what I like the most.

Having struggled for years with my weight, it’s refreshing to see we are just a big mixed bag of lollies.

So why another Rugger Bugger? The next Bingham Cup is in Manchester, England in 2012 so preparation to send the team needs to start now.

Although the Convicts didn’t bring home the Bingham Cup last year, their seconds team won the Bingham Bowl. Defending that title and trying once again to take their place at the top need careful planning and preparation.

This Rugger Bugger, the Sydney Convicts are working closely with ACON on their new ‘Drama Down Under’ project which, to the delight of many in the crowd, will feature Down Under quite heavily. The Convicts’ relationship with ACON is a strong one, working closely with them to promote good male health, hitting the community at a grassroots level, hoping the message gets through.

If you want to look at the boys and have a great night out, Rugger Bugger 12 is at the Midnight Shift, May 28, doors open at 8pm. Get your tickets at the Midnight Shift, Bang Clothing on Flinders St and online at Daisy Tickets.

On a sad note, after 11 years, Camp Mondays with me will finish. From nuts and bolts, Battle of the Bulge, MasterChef, Stonewall’s Got Talent and a magician, we have done it all on a Monday night. It is sad to say goodbye after such a long time but all is good and new things are blossoming straight away.

My last spin on a Monday is May  30, so if you’ve ever visited me there on a Monday and I’ve bought you a drink, come say goodbye.

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