GROW THE GAME

It's time to unleash your potential in 2024 and register to play, volunteer, coach or referee this club rugby season. Club rugby in Northland is a great way to connect with your community, make friends and have fun. You will find available clubs and registration links below - just click on the club you want to register with.

There are many ways to be involved. Talk to your local club about coaching, managing a team, helping with the grounds or just general on the day help  - find your place in rugby and give back to your hapori. 

There is a local club for everyone, find your part to play, become a difference maker for the 2024 season.

RESOURCES​​​​​​​

Want to get involved in boosting registrations for your club? Or are you a player seeking the clubs, grades and teams available in Northland? Check out our resources below. 

MEET THE NORTHLANDERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Discover the passion of Northland's rugby community! Let our players, coaches, volunteers, and referees share firsthand why joining the 2024 season will be an experience like no other.​​​​​​​

NORTHLAND RUGBY SUB-UNIONS AND CLUBS

Unleash your potential this club rugby season and register to play, volunteer, coach or referee. Even if your playing days are behind you, there are plenty of ways to be involved. Become a part of something bigger for the 2024 season and get involved with the local community.​​​​​​​

Click on the clubs below to register or contact a club.​​​​​​​

NORTHLAND RUGBY REFEREES​​​​​​​

NRRA

MANGONUI​​​​​​​

Aupouri

Awanui

Eastern United

Kaitaia

Kaitaia Pirates

Te Rarawa

Takahue

Waipapakauri

HOKIANGA​​​​​​​

North Hokianga

Panguru

Motukohu

Opononi 

Taheke United

Whirinaki

BAY OF ISLANDS​​​​​​​

Kaikohe

Kaeo

Taiamai

Okaihau

United Kawakawa

Kerikeri

Otiria

Moerewa

UK Moerewa Seniors

WHANGAREI​​​​​​​

Mid-Western

Whangarei City

Manaia

Mangakahia

Tikipunga

Hora Hora

Marist

Waipu

Mid Northern

Kamo

Old Boys Marist

Onerahi

Hikurangi

Pipiwai

Whangaruru

NORTHERN WAIROA​​​​​​​

Kaihu Valley

Western Sharks

Ruawai

Southern

Old Boys

RODNEY / OTAMATEA​​​​​​​

Maungaturoto

Eastern Kaiwaka

Otamatea

Wellsford

Tomarata

CLUB MUSTERS AND EVENTS

Head along to a club muster or event to learn more about the club, register and meet other players. 

7th March

Mangakahia Junior Rally Day | 4pm-6pm

Mangakahia Sports Complex. New and existing players welcome, grades U5 up to U16.
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7th March

Mid Northern Junior Rugby Muster Day | 5.00pm

Register online prior to muster. Meet team and coach, touch rugby, games, sausage sizzle

7th March

Onerahi Rugby Muster | 3.30pm-5.00pm

Rotation of games & sausage sizzle provided. Bring water, boots/shoes. Parent helpers & coaches needed. ​​​​​​​

14th March

Old Boys Marist JMB and IMB Rally | 4.00pm-5.30pm

All new players to OBM must bring a birth certificate or passport.

17th March

Marist Rugby Junior Registration Day | 9am-12pm

Park Avenue, Kensington. Under 5's to Under 12's. Seeking expressions of interest for Under 13's.
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FAQs

How do I register to play club rugby? 

Click on the club logo/link you want to register for above. On the club websites you will find registration forms for players coaches, and volunteers.


When does rugby season start and finish in 2024? 

Senior rugby starts end March for Premier/Reserves, April for all other senior teams and 1st week after school holidays in Term 2 for all juniors and IMB teams.


What does my child need to do in order to register/play for the first time?

When you register online you just need to know your childs year at school and proof of date of birth (which will be shown when you head to the muster day).​​​​​​​


What skills/experience do I need to become a referee? 

None! Everything will be taught once you join up.


Do I need to register as a club volunteer? 

Yes. It’s important to register so your club knows you are available, but also for the NRU and NZR to contact you with support.​​​​​​​


What training is available to me as a club rugby coach? 

This can be discussed with the Coach Development Officer, and is dependant on what age grade you are coaching.​​​​​​​


Do I need to know how to play rugby to join a club? 

Not at all. Rugby is a game that is learnt better either on the field, or sidelines.


What equipment/clothing will I need to play rugby?

Depending on the club and age grade, boots, shorts, socks and a mouth guard (although some clubs provide these). Your chosen club will be able to provide you with more information.


What formats of rugby are available for my child? 

7s, 10s 15s, schools, seniors, girls only grades, are all available. See the clubs/grades download in our resources section above for more information.


Do club rugby coaches get paid? 

Whilst some rugby coaches may get paid, NRU see this as a voluntary role.​​​​​​​


How often do I have to train? 

Most senior teams train twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday.​​​​​​​


If I have any further questions about club rugby, who can I contact? 

The NRU or your local club will be able to answer any questions you may have. You will find our NRU registrations contact person below.


CONTACT CLARE AT NORTHLAND RUGBY FOR REGISTRATION SUPPORT

Clare Farrell 

Community Rugby Administrator 

clare.f@northlandrugby.co.nz
0274761070

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