The Charcoals prior to 1983 played for a number of years as "The Frothonians" which was established by none other than Gerry Harvey, channel nine TV personality, as a social team made up of past player of the Eastwood Rugby Union Club (The Woods)
The Eastwood Charcoals (Burnt out Woods), officially was established in 1983 by former players of Eastwood Rugby Union Club to play in the Inagrual Golden Oldies Festival to be held in Sydney that year. Always closely alighned with the Eastwood District Rugby Union club, the Charcoals florished in the 80's and 90's as players would finish their careers and play socially with The Charcoals. Over time, numbers diminished and rose again, however the legacy was carried on for over 35 years, which is one of the oldest continous operating Golden Oldies teams in Sydney.
The Charcoals have attended almost all the the 20 Golden Oldies festivals played throughout the world since 1983, the last of which was held in Argentina in . We have registered a team and are looking forward to playing in the 21st Festival in Cardiff in 2016.
We are always looking to grow our happy family and welcome former or new players and their families, wishing to enjoy the Fun, Friendship and Fraternity that Golden Oldies provides.