Junior Club Rugby Information

 

2019 SEASON DATES 

Start Date - Saturday 4th May (Grade Day).

Finishing Date - Saturday 24th August 

Non-Play Dates - Saturday 1st June (Queens Birthday Weekend), Saturday 13th July (middle weekend of July School Holidays)

 

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.

 


 2019 Junior Grade Charts

 

 2019 JUNIOR GRADES CHART

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

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

Specials

J1

2007

11

Open

 

Over 70kg

 

2006

12

J2

2008

10

Open

Over 60kg

2007

11

48

 

2006

12

43

J3

2009

9

Open

Over 55kg

2008

10

43

 

2007

11

38

J4

2010

8

Open

Over 50kg

2009

9

38

 

2008

10

33

J5

2011

7

Open

Over 45kg

2010

8

33

 

2009

9

28

J6

2012

6

Open

Over 40kg

2011

7

28

 

2010

8

25

J7 RIPPA

2012

6

25

N/A

2011

7

22

J8 RIPPA

2013

5 and Under

Open

N/A

2019 JUNIOR GIRLS ONLY RIPPA - QUICKRIP GRADES CHART

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

Weight

Girls QuickRip U15

2005

2004

13

14

 

Open

 

Girls QuickRip U13

2007

2006

11

12

 

Open

 

Girls QuickRip U11

2009

2008

9

10

 

Open

 

Girls Rippa U9

2011

2010

7

8

 

Open

 

2019 JUNIOR BOYS ONLY RIPPA - QUICKRIP GRADES CHART 

Grade

Year Born

Age at Jan 1st

Weight

Boys QuickRip U13

2007

2006

11

12

 

Open

 

Boys QuickRip U11

2009

2008

9

10

 

Open

 

Boys Rippa U9

2011

2010

7

8

Open

 

 

 

NOTES: 

  1. Players turning 5 years old by 30 June 2019 (Year Born – 2013) 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/QuickRip grades – U15/U13/U11/U9. U15/U13/U11 play QuickRip and U9 play Rippa.  The U15 QuickRip option has been added in 2019.
  3. Boys may choose to continue to play Rippa rugby after J7 and J8 in the Boys Only Rippa/QuickRip grades – 7 to 12 years old. U13/U11 play QuickRip and U9 play Rippa. Initially this may be one amalgamated grade in 2019, but if numbers permit it can be split into two or three grades similar to the Girls Only Rippa/QuickRip. 

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON JUNIOR CLUB RUGBY CONTACT:

Vyron Smith
North Harbour Rugby - Junior Rugby Manager
DDI: 447 2110
EMAIL: Vyron@harbourrugby.co.nz

 

2019 JUNIOR RUGBY COMMITTEE

Chairman

Nick Mulvaney

Phone (H): 09 4204458

Mobile: 027 672 6917

Email: nick.mulvaney@gmail.com

 

Nikki Hasler

Mobile: 0212350518

Email: haslerclan52@live.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