Tackle Box -  Friday 5th May at 5pm, Western Springs Outer Fields. All U8 teams MUST attending this session.

Small Blacks -  Mop up courses are below

1. Waitemata Rugby Club on Wednesday 3rd May at 6pm
2. Eden Rugby Club Wednesday 10th May at 6pm

Associate Referees Course  -  Thursday 27th April at 6pm, Eden Park - ALL Tackle games(U8 and above) MUST have a referee that has been on this course.


Thank you for volunteering to be a Junior Coach or Manager for Ponsonby Rugby. This page is designed to be the go to place for all the info you may need to effectively run your teams.

New information will be added to this page during the season.  Please check weekly to keep up to date.

All C&M need to be registered with the Auckland Rugby Union.  If you have not registered please follow one of the links below.  There is no costs involved with registration.

To register as a Junior Coach click here.

To register as a Junior Manager/Volunteer click here.

Grade Coordinators

If you have any queries or need to report an incident on/off the field please contact your Grade Coordinator in the first instance.  If needed they will escalate to one our ARU Delegates.

  • U6 - Dallas Cooper - or 021 0828 8443
  • U7/U8 - Paul Flatt -  or  021 653 091
  • U10 - Chris Allen -  or 021 796 550 
  • U11 - Blair Wolfgram - or 0274 737 737
  • U12/U13 - Carly Puletiuatoa -


  • Ponsonby City - Geoff Buchanan
  • Ponsonby Kelston - Chris Mankin

C&M Evening 

Our C&M evening was held on Thursday 6th April 2017.

Click here to to read the Junior Chairman's presentation.   


All Junior coaches must attend a Small Black Course or a Jnr Coaching Expo - the NZRU have stipulated that this course is compulsory.

U8 teams must also attend an ARU Tackle Box event.  This is where the ARU sign off that the coach and players are using the correct technique when tackling.

U13 Coaches must also complete a Rugby Smart course.

For a further course and registration details as well as days/times please visit the ARU website. Please ensure you register and attend these courses.

Refereeing - U8 and above

All teams will need to provide a referee for home games.  This is great way to get parents involved in helping you. To referee an U8(tackle) and above game the referee(s) must attend a Associate Referee course . This is to ensure the safety of the players during a game.

For a further referee course info and registration details as well as days/times please visit the ARU website. Please ensure you register and attend these courses.

If you do not have a referee that has attended the Junior Club(Associate) Referee course games involving tackle cannot be played.  This is stated in the ARU Junior C&M Handbook.

Important Information 2017

2017 Season Dates - Sat 6th May to Sat 26th August

Weekly Draws - click here to find weekly draws, cancellations and field changes.

ARU Cancellation Line - 09 815 4828. 

ARU Website(Juniors) -

Field Layouts  - Western Springs Outer fields and Coxes Bay