Wakehurst Rugby Club  

The 'Go Forward' Junior Rugby Club on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Wakehurst Juniors (U10 - Opens)

In 2017 the Wakehurst Junior Rugby teams are broken down into the following age groups:

  • Under 10s - Born in 2007
  • Under 11s - Born in 2006
  • Under 12s - Born in 2005
  • Under 13s - Born in 2004
  • Under 14s - Born in 2003
  • Under 15s - Born in 2002
  • Under 16s - Born in 2001
  • Opens       - Born in either 2000 or 1999

*Note: Dispensation can be requested to play in a younger age group, mainly dependant on weight and height.


The Wakehurst Juniors teams compete in the Sydney Juniors Rugby Union Competition and teams are graded on their capabilities. Games are held on Friday nights and/or Sunday mornings.


Competition Details (2016)

The 2016 season will commence on Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd of April. Note: Round 2 will be held on the 8th & 10th April which is the first weekend of the public school holidays.

The Elimination Finals for all age groups will be held on the Friday 26th & Sunday 28th of August with the Grand Finals being held on Friday 2nd & Sunday 4th of September. 

The dates for all rounds & finals are available in the Wakehurst Rugby Calendar.

 

Trail Games (2016)

There are trial games planned for the Junior Teams on Sunday 13th & Sunday 20th March to assist with grading teams.


Training

Training for all Wakehurst Juniors teams is held every Wednesday evening from 6pm onwards (age group dependant) at the Wakehurst Rugby Park. Exact times will be shared with you by your respective Team Manager or Coach.

Training typically commences on Wednesdays in mid-February. Please check events notices on the home page for exact starting dates.

Parents are able to either enjoy a refreshment in the clubhouse while the kids train.


Minis Rules/Laws

The Sydney Juniors Rugby Union plays under the ARU's Kids Pathway Laws which have been developed with a focus on safety and increased activity levels for maximum participation and enjoyment.


The following table is a summary of the age specific rule variations up to U15s:

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Age Group
 U10 & U11s
 U12s
 U13s & U14s
 U15s
 Players
 12
 15
15
15
 Field Size
 Full Field less 10m
 Full Field
 Full Field
 Full Field
 Duration
 2 x 25 min halves
 2 x 25 min halves
    2 x 25 min halves
 2 x 30 min halves
 Ball Size
 4
 4
 5
 5
 Lineouts
 5-player contested
(No Lifting)
7-player contested
(No Lifting)
7-player contested
(No lifting)
7-player contested
(No lifting)
 Scrums
  6-player contested
(1m push)
7-player contested
(1m push)
7-player contested
(1m push)
   7-player contested
(1m push)