Welcome to Western Suburbs Junior Rugby Club

We are the junior rugby club for the western suburbs of Wellington. From Khandallah to Brooklyn, Thorndon to Makara, we are your favourite club.

Our Grades

NOTE: WRFU has maintained the same grading as 2024. This is based on year group at school and the child's weight. Check out the grading here.

The communication from WRFU is here.

As one of the biggest junior rugby clubs in New Zealand we have several teams in each grade, boys and girls in the same teams.

  • Start out with our Nursery grade who get a run around each Sunday morning in our indoor training facility - catching, passing, running. Burn off some energy and see if they like it.  Free for 2024!!
  • Year 1 and Year 2 - Rippa Rugby - on a quarter-sized pitch so everyone gets a run. A flag on each hip, ball under the arm, it's about participation and fun. Some teams have a training run during the week; others might have a 'practice' before the game. Games Friday night or Saturday morning.
  • Year 3 to Year 8 - Tackle - age and weight-based grades, you'll be surprised how skillful they get in such a short amount of time. There is no player left out, all shapes and sizes, everyone gets involved. In Year 3 they are still feeling out the game, 'tackle' might be an exaggeration, but they are starting to bump into each other. By Year 5 there is almost a pattern and coaches start to see their practice drills finally work. By Year 7 and 8 it's classic rugby that all the children enjoy and want to put in extra work to become All Blacks. Games Friday night or Saturday morning.

Premium Sponsor - Brendan Foot Supersite 


Player of the Day Sponsor - Ben & Jerry's 


Support of the Week Sponsor - Rutherford and Meyer


Grade Sponsors

Year 7 - Brendan Foot supersite

Team Sponsors

Year 6 Sharks - Geeves Scaffolding   

Year 7 - Brendan Foot supersite

​​​​​​​Key dates for the 2024season

  • Enrolments online open - 10 February
  • Summer skills and training - everyone welcome
    • Bring a friend
    • Every Sunday 4pm,
    • 29th Jan to 26th March, inclusive
    • Ian Galloway field 1
  • Weigh-in - Saturday 1st April, 3-5pm
  • Wests Junior Sevens Tournament - 2nd April - CANCELLED
  • First official season game - 3/4th May
  • Nursery grade first session - Sunday 5th May
  • Team photos - 17th June
  • Interclub exchanges - Sundays in August - tbc
  • End of Season - 31st August
  • Prize-giving - 1st September


Wellington Rugby's aim is to have rugby played but if the weather forecast has the potential to cause safety concerns, they will cancel games by 3.30pm on a Friday for Friday games and 7.30am on a Saturday for Saturday games. Cancellations will be emailed to junior convenors and posted on all Wellington Rugby social media channels:



Any changes to fixtures will be reflected on the WRFU junior draws page

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