Junior Club Rugby Information

 

For general information on Junior Club Rugby Contact:

Denis Henderson
North Harbour Rugby Club Liaison Officer
DDI: 447 2106
EMAIL: denish@harbourrugby.co.nz

 

2018 SEASON DATES 

Start Date - Saturday 5th May (Grade Day).

Finishing Date - Saturday 18th August 

Non-Play Dates - Saturday 2rd June (Queens Birthday Weekend), Saturday 14th July (middle weekend of July School Holidays)

 

Junior Rugby:

“The purpose of North Harbour Junior Rugby is to give all players the opportunity to participate against others of a similar age and size and to assist in the progressive development of the necessary physical, social, emotional and mental skills as a foundation for enjoyment and continued participation in the game”.

NHRU Junior Rugby is played in accordance with IRB & NZRU “Laws of the Game” incorporating the Small Blacks Development Model guidelines.

Regular Saturday Junior Club Rugby is run in a non-competition format, meaning that while individuals, teams and clubs may record tries, conversions, wins, losses and points tables, the Union does not collect and collate scores, keep tables or team placing.

Players and coaches should strive to win, however it is the responsibility of coaches, referees, parents and supporters to assist all players in developing the fundamental skills required to play the game safely, with enjoyment and in accordance with the Laws of the Game.

 

 2018 JUNIOR GRADES CHART

 

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

Weight not to exceed (Kg) as at May 1st

Specials

J1

2006

2005

11

12

Open

 

70kg

 

J2

2007

2006

2005

10

11

12

Open

48

43

 

60kg

J3

2008

2007

2006

9

10

11

Open

43

38

 

55kg

J4

2009

2008

2007

8

9

10

Open

38

33

 

50kg

J5

2010

2009

2008

7

8

9

Open

33

28

45kg

 

J6

2011

2010

2009

6

7

8

Open

28

25

40kg

 

J7 RIPPA

2011

2010

6

7

25

22

N/A

J8 RIPPA

2012

5 and Under

Open

N/A

 

 

Notes:

  1. Players turning 5 years old by 30 June 2018 (Year Born – 2013) may play in J8.
  2. Girls may play Rippa rugby in mixed grades J7and J8, then play tackle rugby in J6 to J1 or, may choose to continue to play Rippa rugby in the girls only Rippa grades – U13/U11/U9.  U13/U11 play Quickrip and U9 play Rippa.

 

2018 JUNIOR GIRLS ONLY RIPPA - QUICKRIP GRADES CHART

 

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

Weight

GU13

2006

2005

11

12

 

Open

 

GU11

2008

2007

9

10

 

Open

 

GU9

2010

2009

7

8

 

Open

 

 

 

 

2018 JUNIOR RUGBY COMMITTEE

Chairman

Nick Mulvaney

Phone (H): 09 4204458

Mobile: 027 672 6917

Email: nick.mulvaney@gmail.com

 

Maureen Sipkes

Mobile: 027 479 0007

Email: Maureen.Sipkes@yr.com

 

Tony Forward

Phone (H): 09 4159911

Mobile: 027 454 6183 

Email: tmforward@outlook.com

 

Sam Ryburn

​Phone: 027 442 7685

Email: sam@mahurangirugbyclub.co.nz