New Sydney Rugby Union president Phil Garling outlines vision for Shute Shield

Phil Garling took over from Phil Parsons as president of the Sydney Rugby Union, the governing body that oversees the Shute Shield, late last year at an interesting time for both the organisation and the competition. Rugby News sat down with Garling this week to learn more about his background and his plans for the years ahead. How are you enjoying your time since joining Sydney Rugby Union as president?  I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s been quite challenging but something I’m passionate about. I grew up playing rugby and played with Port Hacking in the 1970s before they merged with St George to form Southern Districts. I’ve also had some experience in sports administration as president of Water Polo Australia so it’s been great to combine those experiences in this new role. I’m fortunate to work with a fantastic board who have a lot of experience in all facets of rugby, so that makes my job a lot easier.  Away from sport, can you tell us about your corpor
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