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

 

 

2017 Season Dates 

Start Date - Saturday 6th May (Grade Day)

Finishing Date - J1-J8 Saturday 19th August 

Non-Play Dates - Saturday 3rd June (Queens Birthday Weekend), Saturday 15th July (middle weekend of July School Holidays)

 

J1-J4 Junior Tournament

J2-J4 Seeding Round / J1 First Round - Sunday 23rd July

Quarter Finals / J1 Second Round - Sunday 6th August 

Semi-Finals / J1 Third Round - Sunday 20th August 

J1-J4 Tournament Finals - Sunday 27th August 

 

2017 JUNIOR GRADES CHART

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

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

Specials

J1

2005

2004

11

12

Open

 

70kg

 

J2

2006

2005

2004

10

11

12

Open

48

43

 

60kg

J3

2007

2006

2005

9

10

11

Open

43

38

 

55kg

J4

2008

2007

2006

8

9

10

Open

38

33

 

50kg

J5

2009

2008

2007

7

8

9

Open

33

28

45kg

 

J6

2010

2009

2008

6

7

8

Open

28

25

40kg

 

J7 RIPPA

2010

2009

6

7

25

22

N/A

J8 RIPPA

2011

5 and Under

Open

N/A

 

Notes:

  1. Players turning 5 years old by 30 June 2017 (Year Born – 2012) 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 – G3 to G1.

 

2017 JUNIOR GIRLS ONLY RIPPA GRADES CHART

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

Weight

G1 (Under 13)

2005

2004

11

12

 

Open

 

G2 (Under 11)

2007

2006

9

10

 

Open

 

G3 (Under 9)

2009

2008

7

8

 

Open

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

2017 Junior Rugby Committee

Chairman
Nick Mulvaney
Phone (H):
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