Nedlands Rugby for Juniors
Nedlands Junior Club
Neddies Juniors is a proud community club with a rich history and culture. Our goal is to promote, foster and grow the game of Rugby Union in WA.
Neddies Juniors was established in 1986 by former players to introduce their children to rugby.
Some members from the original group of 1986 Juniors’ team are still with the club to this day! their children are now playing with Neddies. We are part of a legacy of an exceptional club who have encouraged and built the love of the game of Rugby across many generations, this is something we are very proud of.
WHAT WE OFFER
Neddies offer a supportive, friendly, inclusive and fun environment for all players and families. We welcome players of all ages, abilities and experience
Neddies offer two training locations both of which are listed below.
Every Wednesday commencing 6th March 2024, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: James Cook Reserve, Hillary’s
NEDLANDS HOME GROUND (FORESHORE)
Every Thursday commencing 7th March 2024, 5:00pm-6:15pm
Venue: Nedlands Rugby Club, Charles Court Reserve, Nedlands
GAMES: Saturday morning
For the little-tackers, we also have a Cubs training program for girls and boys between the ages of three and five. Perfect to keep the little ones busy, whilst their siblings are training.
WHAT DO I BRING/WEAR TO TRAINING?
Training gear – training top (provided as part of your registration), shorts, socks, football/rugby boots, mouth guard and bottle of water.
All junior training sessions are followed by free sausage sizzles!
HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD?
Registering to play rugby for Neddies is easy,
Step 1. Download – Rugby Xplorer App from your mobile app store.
Step 2. Set up your MyRugby account, if you haven’t done so previously.
Step 3. Search Nedlands JRUFC and chose registration type ‘player’, ‘XV;’s Juniors’ then season.
If you need help, you can either attend our Registration fun day at the club (follow our Facebook page for updates regarding dates) or ask a committee member for assistance on a training night.
ITS MY CHILDS FIRST YEAR PLAYING RUGBY, CAN WE TRY BEFORE WE REGISTER FULLY?
Absolutely, please register for training only. This will ensure that your child is covered for insurance purposes.
If you decide to play for the club you will need to register fully before your first game of the season.
IMPORTANT: we accept and encourage the use of Kidsport vouchers, to see if you are eligible click HERE. Please ensure that you apply for Kidsport before registering with the club.
WHATS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
Training tops are provided as part of your registration.
You will need to purchase shorts and socks, which can either be purchased during your registration or in person at our merchandise stand which is open at the club rooms on training night.
If you purchase your merchandise during registration, you are required to collect this during a training night.
Game jerseys are provided to all team members, which you must hand in at the end of season.
You are required to purchase Nedland’s game shorts and socks, both of which are available at our merchandise stall.
PLEASE NOTE: MOUTH GUARDS ARE COMPULSORY FOR BOTH GAMES AND TRAINING.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
Season commences 4th May with games held every Saturday for 14 rounds and generally ends August/September.
There will be no games held during the school holidays, except for July School holidays (1st weekend matches and 2 weekends off),
Games are held Saturday mornings, for our Under 6s to Under 9s teams. Your venues are central locations including Kalamunda, Associates, West Scarborough and Cottesloe Rugby Clubs.
Our Under 10s age groups and up, will play at various locations thorough out the Perth Metro area. As far up as Butler down to Mandurah.
This is a great opportunity to meet other clubs and be part of the broader rugby community.
Grand finals – for our age groups applicable for under 13 – under 18s only, will be held on the 7th September.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH AGE GROUP MY CHILD WILL PLAY?
Teams are determined by birth years and not school year. Please see the table below for guidance:
|2006 / 2007
WHERE DO I REPORT TO FOR THE FIRST NIGHT OF TRAINING?
Prior to the first night of training, we will publish a training map to our social media pages, outlying where your teams will be training.
Each team will have a coach and manager. The Role of team manager is to communicate fixtures, manage orange and lolly roster, and also share any club communications with our families.
We are always keen to hear from new volunteers, if you are interested in either coaching or becoming a team manager – please contact our Junior President. It’s an extremely rewarding role and you are directly making a positive change for our children.
Rugby is a winter sport, both training and games are played in all weather conditions unless there is lightning
present. Your Team Manager will advise you if any cancellations are necessary.
END OF SEASON WRAP UP
We hold two wrap-up events.
Under 6s – Under 11s – held Sunday afternoon, after the last game of the season. Afternoon includes, prize giving, bouncy castles, food and brief presentation of team awards.
Under 12s – Under 18s – held the following Friday after Grand Finals, with two course meal, both team and club perpetual awards are presented.