Junior Rugby

Welcome to North Shore Junior Rugby 2022 - North Harbour Rugby Junior Club of the Year in 2021!!

If you've played with us before, welcome back!  If you're new to the club, its great to have your children signing up to play either tackle or rippa rugby.  We're trying really hard to put the kids at the centre of the rugby experience and we want every child to continue playing each season, regardless of their ability or attitude - every child matters.   

We make every effort to balance our teams across each grade to ensure that each team has a similar performance within the same grade. This means from year to year that players may not stay with the same group of children, but be allocated to different teams and coaches.  You can find out more about junior grades here.

COVID-19 robbed us of just two games last year, a vast improvement on 2020, but a frustrating way to finish the season. Hopefully, we'll get a full season this year.  We look forward to making sure your kids enjoy their rugby and develop their skills, confidence and friendships.  We'll do everything we can to manage any risks inherent in contact sport, something both our club and Harbour Rugby put a lot of effort into. 

North Shore Rugby Club is one of the oldest rugby clubs in New Zealand and we pride ourselves on being a community based family club.   We do not have school based teams but mix players up from different schools so players and parents alike meet new people from our community. All junior parents are encouraged to enjoy the club rooms after senior matches on Saturday afternoons. 


Gear

All players will be supplied a playing jersey (which must be returned at the end of season). Parents buy boots, shorts and socks.

Socks, shorts, training jerseys and a range of off-field clothing are now purchase directly from of uniform supplier.  This can be done at one of weigh-ins, Family Day or online here.  Please direct all queries about purchasing gear online to our supplier at jacqui.porter@nzuniforms.com. 


Junior Club Committee

The junior club is run by a hugely dedicated committee of parent volunteers.  In 2022, Brad Westgate is continuing in the role of Junior Chairman.  If you have any queries about anything to do with junior club, please contact Brad on 021 025 78826 or northshorejuniorrugby@gmail.com and we'll be able to help or point you in the right direction.


Each grade has a co-ordinator who is responsible for forming teams and coaches in their grade and supporting those teams and parents throughout the season.  In 2022, the grade co-ordinators are:


J1: Teri Edwards - 027 555 0043

J2: Aaron Baskerville  - 021 365 526, Tom Ryder - 027 211 1465 

J3: Sam Tuck - 021 996 399

J4: Matt Hunt - 0274 902 555

J5: Juliette Doddrell - 021 129 5909

J6: Pete Watters - 021 907 821

J7/J8 Rippa: Matt Mules - 0274 455 635

Girls Rippa: Rebecca Shaw - 021 072 7131, Brad Westgate - 021 025 78826  

Boys Rippa: TBC