The Royal Hotel was built in 1856 and has evolved and become an integral part of the local Tumut community. Tumut has a rich sporting history that boasts some of the most talented athletes and sporting clubs in the Riverina.

Just to name a few

Ray Beavan – Rugby League Player

Allan Butler – Paralympian 

Tom Kirk - Rugby League Player

Timothy Myers – Professional Skier 

Tony Quirk - Rugby League Player

Sally Shipard – Former International Soccer Player 

And we want to continue to produce more! 

The aim of our annual sponsorship of local sporting clubs is to assist, develop, promote, and encourage all sporting and community activities in and around the Tumut region. 

We sponsor a number of different local teams each year including the Tumut Bulls Rugby Club, Tumut Blues Rugby League and Tumut Plains Cricket Club. 

We are proud to contribute significant sponsorship funds to assist local sporting organisations and are constantly looking at new ways to engage and support.

It’s important to give something back to our community. 

If you have a sporting club looking for sponsorship, drop in and see the team. We are more than happy to discuss!

Tumut Bulls
Rugby Club

We are major sponsors of the Tumut Bulls Rugby Club and have been since 1999! That’s 23 years of commitment, dedication, and friendship to each other.

The Tumut Bulls are a 4-grade club consisting of 3 men’s and 1 women grade. They have a strong culture based around family, community, and love of rugby. 

The Bulls host a range of games throughout the year and are dedicated to making their home games fun and enjoyable for all! 

This year the Club will be hosting a range of events at the Royal Hotel, which you all are invited too! 

  • 4 June: Multicultural Day
  • 9 July: Tumut Takes Two, Old buys and Sponsor Day 
  • 30 July: Ladies Day 

And don’t forget, every Thursday night the Tumut Bulls Rugby Club Host Meat Tray Raffles that include 4 x massive meat trays from Tumba Meats! Tickets go on sale at 6pm! 

The Bulls are a dedicated, motivated, and committed group of players that show exceptional sportsmanship! If you want to be part of their team for 2023 shoot them a email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet the committee

Meet the team

Tumut Blues Rugby League Club

No accurate date can be given for the start of the Rugby League in Tumut, However, that game was gaining in popularity since its introduction to Sydney in 1908. No Official local record could trace to league until 1920…

From 1921 – 1971 the Maher Cup was the most famous trophy in New South Wales country Rugby League. Coaches and players were important to try and win the Old Tin Pot, as it was after accurately known, and the locals grew ten feet tall when selected in the Cup months.

The Cup was “born” in Tumut and finalised in the town if it’s origin in 1971.

The Maher Cup was to Rugby League what the Melbourne Cup was to racing. It’s focus gained on and off the field was instrumental in laying the foundation of the high standard set and continued in Group 9.

The Cup could well be related to the Seven Deadly Sins.

Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth.

You can catch the guys at the Royal Hotel every Friday night (in Game Season) for CHASE THE ACE! Anyone can win the Jackpot – you just need to buy the tickets … + 8 meat trays to win!

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