Junior Rugby

Welcome to North Shore Junior Rugby 2024 - North Harbour Rugby Junior Club of the Year in 2023!!

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.

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. 


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.  Matt Hunt is our Junior Chairman.  If you have any queries about anything to do with junior club, please contact Matt on 027 490 2555 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 2024, the grade co-ordinators are:

J1: Sam Tuck - 021 996 399

J2: Sam Tuck - 021 996 399

J3: Juliette Doddrell - 021 129 5909

J4: Pete Watters - 021 907 821

J5: Richard McRae - 021 576 772

J6: Brendan Hopwood - 027 283 1220

J7: CJ Furlong - 027 588 3294

J8: Dave Luxton - 021 244 6212

Girls Under 9 Rippa: Dion Edmonds - 021 449 169

Girls Under 11 Rippa: Carl Chambers - 021 545 732

                               & Matt Mules - 0274 455 635

Girls Under 13 Rippa: Brad Westgate - 021 025 78826  

Junior Vice Chair: Jules Dodrell - 021 129 5909

Head Referees: Oli Smith 021 659 321 & Alun Thomas 021 669 547