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 2022!!
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 skilful 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.