Burnside High School is passionate about teenage rugby and creating pathways for our players. 

We are pleased to  have joined forces with Burnside Rugby Football Club in the Under 14 – Under 18 teenage grades.  

The 2021 season goal is to have a senior rugby team playing as the Burnside High School 1st XV team in the newly created Senior Boys grade. This team will compete in the Burnside High School 1st XV uniform.

The teams will play as Burnside High School Combined in the CRFU Metro competitions. The club also accepts registrations from other players who do not have access to a rugby programme at their school, hence the need for the team to be combined.

In turn, we recommend the pathway to Burnside Rugby Club for those players wishing to play Saturday rugby.

The players will enjoy club days at Burnside Rugby Club, and are invited to clubrooms throughout the season on a team of the week basis.

Home games will be at Burnside Club grounds with trainings at Burnside Park and Burnside High School.

This agreement allows for players to play together with their friends without the pull of different club allegiances. It also creates a pathway for rugby in later life with the players transitioning to the Burnside Rugby Football Club at a Senior level.

Burnside Rugby Club has a proud history in the Canterbury Metro Rugby competitions and we believe this arrangement creates a strong presence in the North West of Christchurch that satisfies the needs and aspirations of school / clubs / parents and most importantly the players themselves. We enjoy a strong relationship between the school and club, which we believe provides a blueprint for clubs and schools working together for the betterment of our players.

Players are encouraged to register and pay via the Burnside Rugby Club registration portal - Registrations.

Coaches, both new and returning, are most welcome.

Please contact office@burnsiderugby.co.nz or sport@burnside.school.nz with any queries.