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Junior Registration 2018

Junior Registrations are held on line. If you are an existing player from 2017 season you will receive an email inviting you to re-register for 2018.  Please follow the link in the email and check all details on your pre-existing form are correct.   You are also able to pay your fees on line at the same time.  

If you do not receive an email or are new to the club and would like to play junior rugby click HERE to register.

Team training days and time will be advised by your coach once you have been allocated a team.  Teams will be finalized by end of March.

2018 Season will start on Sat 5 May 2018.

Games are played on Saturday mornings with U6/U7 Rippa grade kicking of at 8:30am. U8, U9, U10 games kick off from approx. 9:15 through to 10:30 with U11, U12, U13 starting from approx. 11:30 onwards.  Coaches will want their teams to be at the game for a warm up between 30-60 minutes prior to the game depending on their grade.

Junior Muster/Weigh In

It is an ARU requirement that all Junior players must be weighed. All players will be weighed on the Muster Day.

Muster Days are as follows:

Fri 06 April - 4-8pm - Ponsonby Rugby Clubrooms

Sun 08 April - 1-5pm - Ponsonby Rugby Clubrooms


Junior Coach Development/Preseason Training

The Club will be holding Junior Coaching development and pre-season training sessions as follows - all Junior players and coaches welcome.

Junior Preseason Training - U8-13
- Tuesday 20th, 27th March - Walker Park, Pt Chev
- Tuesday 3rd and 10th April - Western Springs Outer Fields
Time: 5-6pm
Rugby Seven's specific training – U9-13
- Tuesday 20th, 27th March - Walker Park, Pt Chev
 - Tuesday 3rd and 10th April - Western Springs Outer Fields
Time: 5-6pm
Player & Coach Development - Under 8's only
 - Friday 13th, 20th, 27th April, 5-6pm - Western Springs Stadium - This is an opportunity for players to learn and develop their skills and confidence in the contact area. All U8 coaches are welcome to come along and learn contact specific drills and take part in the coaching process on the night. 

 - Friday 4th May: 'Tackle Box' 5pm - Western Springs Stadium - A compulsory session run by Auckland Rugby to ensure that coaches are teaching safe practise. After the Tackle Box is completed, each team will play a proper game.

U6's & new to Rippa
- Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th April, 4.45–5.45pm - Western Springs Stadium- Bring along your child to learn passing and catching skills, how to rip tags, how to evade players and score tries! All U6 / U7 coaches are encouraged to attend to learn how to structure a fun session developing skills and drills

- Thursday 3rd May: 4.45–5.45pm  – Field night - Western Springs Stadium - Kick off the season with games organised against other Ponsonby teams played under the lights inside the stadium!
The club bar and bistro will be open on all coach/player development nights.
Info on formats and rules for each junior grade.

2018 Grade Changes

The chart below details the 2018 grade changes. 

For further details visit Auckland Rugby

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2018 Fees

1 Player - $90
2 Players - $135
3+ Players - $165
Note: Players must be siblings for multiple child fees. When using the on line payment facility you are able to pay for all siblings in one transaction. However a separate form will need to be filled in for each child.

For further Junior Club information, please contact

Sandra Ioane
021 0299 6223