At Waihora RFC, we pride ourselves on being more than just a rugby club. We are a family, and we welcome new players and families with open arms. We believe that rugby is about more than just playing the game - it’s about building friendships, learning new skills, and being part of something bigger than yourself.

Our junior teams are at the heart of our club, and we provide a safe and nurturing environment for our young players to develop both on and off the field. Our coaches are passionate about helping our junior players reach their full potential, while also fostering a sense of community and teamwork.

For our senior teams, we offer a range of grades to suit players of all skill levels and experience. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, we have a team for you. Our Division One team is known for its competitive spirit and dedication, while our other grades provide a structured, fun and supportive environment for players to learn and grow.

But Waihora RFC is more than just rugby. We’re a community, and we love to come together for social events and activities. From watching the All Blacks on our junior club nights to dressing up for our annual Waihora Ball, there’s always something happening at The Nest.

So if you’re looking for a rugby club that’s more than just a team, come and join the Waihora family. We can’t wait to welcome you.


Due to the NZR directive for changing to school years from what has been happening in previous seasons the new outline for junior through to teenage grades will be the following:

2023 Season2024 Season
U6 (Ripper)Year 1
U7 (Ripper)Year 2
U8Year 3
U9Year 4
U10Year 5
U11Year 6
U12Year 7
U13Year 8
U14.5Junior Boys (boys in Year 9 born after 1 April till boys in Year 10 born on before 30 September)
U16Intermediate Boys (boys in Year 10 bornafter 1 October till boys in Year 12 born on or before 31 March)
U18Under 18 (boys in Year 12 born after 1 April till boys in Year 13 at school)

* Boys who have left school will be sorted into the grades that corresponds with what year group they would have been in if they were to still be at school.

* Dispensations will still be available for those players that need them to align with skill/development level of those players.


All registration subscriptions MUST be paid before registration is accepted and confirmed. When registering you will be automatically requested to pay for the relevant team registration sub.

All junior registrations subscriptions include a team photo.

Year 1 - Year 6 (U6-U11)                         $100.00

Year 7 - Year 10 (U12-U14.5)                  $110.00

Year 10 - Year 13 (U16 to U18)               $135.00

Colts                                                        $150.00

Div 1 / Div 2                                             $200.00


If you have more than 2 players being registered (i.e., 3 or more), registrations subs for the 3rd child or more will be half of the grade subscription.


The Club is aware that some of our teenage players will be selected to play for their high schools in the First XV team and would also like to play for  the Club. To provide these players with the ability to play for both their respective school and Club, a First XV subscription of $20 has been approved. To qualify, your son must be selected for their school's First XV team. If your child falls into this category, please contact the Club's Secretary.


Do you have old boots that your child(ren) can no longer fit or need, and are in good condition? The Club would love to receive these to help out young players who might need a pair. Please get in contact with us if you can help. 

Any questions regarding the above, please contact the Jacqui Veint, Secretary on [email protected]

For any player enquiries regarding the 2024 season, please contact either:

Brendon (Bricky) Friel, Senior Club Captain, 027 278 3251, [email protected]
Shaun Aitken, Junior Grade Club Captain, 021 040 7550​​​​​​​​​​​​​​