Future All Blacks start here! The junior section of the HSOB Rugby Club caters for boys and girls for all grades from Under 6 to Under 13. We are proud to be building the elite players of tomorrow. Likewise we are also focused on ensuring the game is enjoyed by absolutely everyone, with children of all ages, sizes and abilities able to build their skills and experience the camaraderie of rugby.
The club provides a development pathway for players with specialist coaching at all ages. This process culminates in an academy for Under 12 & Under 13 players prior to the season. Team practices are held at venues most convenient for each individual team. In most recent years teams have practiced at Hagley Park, Fendalton School, Jeffreys Park, Waimairi School and Elmwood Park.
Our clubrooms in Hagley Park allow the junior payers to enjoy a picturesque setting with ample outdoor areas for entertainment and activities too, and we place an emphasis on ensuring they can enjoy their social time here.
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Our Junior Rugby Committee:
Richard Falloon - Junior Club Captain Jason Pegley- Treasurer Brendan Fahey Sarah Chaplin Louis Wihongi James McDonald
Our goals Provide 2 teams minimum in each grade U10 below Have 30-40 players in each grade (making it easier to transition to 15 a side) Provide 1 team U11 – U13 Build our player pool to ensure there is always equal opportunities for players no matter of ability
Our vision To offer the best rugby experience for boys and girls in an environment that rewards both the development of coaches and the participation of parents.
Our values We encourage participation and create opportunities. Be it socially or geographically, in competition or career, rugby can take you many places in life. We provide the openings for players to run into. We help get them where they want to go. We pursue development and education. With an emphasis on learning both on and off the field we help develop the skills of players and coaches, administrators and spectators. We provide an enjoyable and supportive environment. No matter the level of competition, the age of the player, the time or place, it’s really quite simple – we look after each other. We take pride in how our club’s members are ready with a helping hand or an encouraging word. We encourage and commend sportsmanship at all times. At its best rugby is a game that unites us. No matter whether things are going our way or not, we play the game with integrity. We respect the rules, the referee, our teammates and our opposition.
Our coaches… Positively reinforce the actions of players Lead by example Create a supportive and enjoyable environment Develop and make certain of team respect for referees Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game Insist on fair play and discipline Be reasonable in expectation of time, energy and enthusiasm Encourage sportsmanship at all times Build relationships with players, parents and supporters Are open to learning opportunities
Our spectators… Applaud the performance of both teams Remain positive and respectful of the referee Let players play their game – not yours Praise effort, not results Set an example for the players
Your child’s success (or lack of) in sport does not reveal what kind of parent you are. Having a child that is coachable, a great teammate, is mentally tough and always tries their best; that's a great reflection of your parenting.