Junior Teams

Wakehurst Rugby Juniors (U10 – Opens)

In 2020 the Wakehurst Junior Rugby teams are broken down into the following age groups:

  • Under 10s – Born in 2010
  • Under 11s – Born in 2009
  • Under 12s – Born in 2008
  • Under 13s – Born in 2007
  • Under 14s – Born in 2006
  • Under 15s – Born in 2005
  • Under 16s – Born in 2004
  • Opens       – Born in either 2003 or 2002

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

The Juniors teams compete in the Sydney Juniors Rugby Union Competition. Teams, as a whole,  are graded on their capabilities and prior year’s results. Games are typically played on Sunday mornings but can also be held on Friday nights.

All our Junior teams use the TeamStuff app/website for all communications as well as maintaining up-to-date details for each game and training session.

Competition Details (2020)
A draft version of the Competition details for 2020 has been published by Sydney Juniors.  This year the 1st 2 rounds will be in a gala format of 3 x 20 halves in one location per age group. This will allow SJRU to review the Grades for the team and also undertake any dispensation requests.

In 2019 we undertook a major Upgrade to our lighting at the club so the club has requested that we have the option to play our Home Games on Friday Evenings!

The dates are as follows:

  • Sunday 28th March  – Season Commences with Round 1
  • Sunday 5th April – Round 2
The remainder of the season will be 
  • Sunday 3rd May – Round 3 though to Sunday 16th August – Round 14
  • Sunday 23rd August – Finals
  • Sunday 30th August – Grand Finals
Other Key Dates
  • Friday 6th through Sun. 8th June – NSWJRU State Championships
  • Sat. 4th and Sun. 5th  – NSWJRU Regionals

Trail Games (2020)
There are typically trial games planned for the Junior Teams on the two Sundays prior to Round 1. Schedules for each age group are still to be finalised.

Details of these trial games will be provided by each Team Manager via the TeamStuff app/website.

Training
Training for all Wakehurst Juniors teams is usually held every Wednesday evening from 6pm onwards (age group dependant) at the Wakehurst Rugby Park.  Training commences on Wednesday 4th March.

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

Exact training details will be provided by each Team Manager via the TeamStuff app/website.

Junior 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 Pathway provides an integrated and consistent approach to the development of U6 to U12 players, coaches and referees nationally.

The following table is a summary of the age specific rule variations up to U12s