The junior section of the HSOB Rugby Club caters for boys and girls for all grades from Year 0 - Year 8 (U6-U13). 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 on a Friday night, 4:30pm - 5/5:30pm at North Hagley Park. Year 7 & 8 teams select a day that suits them best.
Our clubrooms in North Hagley Park have recently been renovated and allow a great opportunity for junior families to come together on a Friday evening post practise.
Our Junior Rugby Committee:
Karena Finnie & Chris Kilkelly - Junior Club Co-Captains
Provide 2 teams minimum in each grade Year 6(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
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.
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.
Positively reinforce the actions of playersLead by exampleCreate a supportive and enjoyable environmentDevelop and make certain of team respect for refereesGive all players the opportunity to participate in the gameInsist on fair play and disciplineBe reasonable in expectation of time, energy and enthusiasmEncourage sportsmanship at all timesBuild relationships with players, parents and supportersAre open to learning opportunities
Applaud the performance of both teamsRemain positive and respectful of the refereeLet players play their game – not yoursPraise effort, not resultsSet 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.