Welcome to North Rocks Junior Rugby

North Rocks Junior Rugby Union Season Information

Our Teams for 2019
Minis U6 to U9 will play on a Saturday and they will follow the Home and Away format with the teams within our District Clubs our home field is Kingsdene Oval.

Our junior teams whom are U10 to U17 will play on a Sunday in the Sydney Competition.  The U17 & 18 are a combined team and are called Opens.

Coaches and Managers
All Coaches and Managers should have attended a smart rugby course. All Coaches are encouraged to attend the appropriate Coaching Course/s for their age group. All the course information including dates can be found found at www.rugby.com.au then select Try Rugby and Coaching, National Course Calendar.

All information regarding the rule changes, amendments can also be found at www.rugby.com.au. The web site contains many resources that are beneficial to Parents, Coaches and Managers. 

The Junior Rugby Union is governed by The Sydney Juniors Rugby Union and their website is  www.sjru.com.au

Import Rule - it is important that everyone understands the import rule.  See the SJRU Info Menu under juniors or go the SRJU Web Site for the Competition Rules.

Playing Gear
The Club supplies the players with a jersey for the season only except for U17 whom keep theirs as price of the registration fee this jersey is designed by the team. 

Shorts and Socks are included in registration fee.
It is a requirement for all ages to wear a mouth guard.

Jerseys -  Each team is supplied for jerseys for the year. (A deposit of $50 will be required at registration and will be refunded when the jersey is returned at the end of the season). 

Footballs –
Ball Size 2 is used in U6 & U7 age groups
Ball Size 3 is used in U8 & U9 age groups

Wet Weather
In the case of rain, please contact the grounds Council to find out if they ground is open to play.
Wet Weather Phone Update - +61 2 9294 8586
(The line is updated at 3:00pm on weekdays and before 7:00am on Saturdays.)

Playing on wet fields can cause grounds damage and may also be unsafe for players. Sporting hires and grounds users must observe any necessary sporting field closures, as liability for the cost of rectifying any damage will be incurred. 

To check on the status of a sports ground during wet weather, contact the Wet Weather Line, which is updated weekdays at 2.30pm and Saturdays before 7am.

As all correspondence for North Rocks Junior Rugby Union is via:

Email – info@northrocksjuniorrugby.com

Season Information is updated on the Web Site www.northrocksjuniorrugby.com


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Training Times U10 - U15


Under 10's

Training Night to be Confirmed - on Coach appointment.

Coach: TBC

Manager: TBC

Under 11's


Training Night to be Confirmed - on Coach appointment.

Coach: TBC

Manager: TBC

Under 12's

Train on Wednesday Nights 5.15pm to 7.15pm

Coach:  Shane Kelleway  0402 787 334 sckelleway@hotmail.com

Under 13's

Training night to be confirmed

Coach:  TBC

Manager: TBC

Under 14's

Training Night is Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday:  5.30 to 7pm

Thursday: 6 to 7.30pm

Coach: Anthony Matthews 

Manager: Noel Hosking 0413 489 491 noelhosking@bigpond.com.au

Under 15's

Training on Wednesday Night - 6.30 to 8pm

Coach:   Dave Wehbe 0418 278 166 davidwehbe@optusnet.com.au

Manager: TBC

Learning Centre for Parents Assisting


Rugby Learning Centre


The Rugby Learning Centre is available and ready for Parents and Coaches to complete the required training courses.

-  Ground Marshal

-  Assistance Referee Kids Rugby U8-U12

-  Member Protection Contact Program for the nominated Club person

-  Smart Rugby – a requirement for EVERY U8 and above Coach

To name a few.

How to Access


How to access:

1.  Rugby Learning Centre - https://rugby.force.com/rugbyportal/

2.  Login with your Rugbylink user (from last year)  Please ensure that you are logging as the Parent and not child when completing these online modules.  The accreditation is marked against the login record.

3.  Click on Rugby Learning Centre

4.  Click on Browse Learning, and click on the course .

-  SJRU strongly suggests that each Club start encouraging potential AR, Ground Marshal, helpers to complete the relevant courses. 

-  All U8 and above Coaches MUST have a minimum of Smart Rugby accreditation. 

-  SJRU recommends that all Assistant Coaches also complete the Smart Rugby accreditation.

- Its  encourage each Coach to improve themselves by completing Modules under Become a Coach and Coaching.

Referee Courses

 Refereeing appointments can usually be organised around a person’s availability.  If someone is going to be at a ground anyway (perhaps as a player coach or team manager or assistant referee or supporter, etc.), then refereeing an earlier or later match while there makes a fair bit of sense.  There is a longstanding tradition of referees also being active members of senior and junior Rugby clubs. 

A click on this link takes you to the Referee Recruitment page of the Sydney West RRA website.  Here you’ll find background to the match official role, an overview of the two types of Rugby referees (fully accredited and Pathway) and an explanation of the process for becoming a referee. 

Those interested in becoming a fully accredited referee register for and attend the Foundation Course.  Those interested in refereeing only the Pathway age groups register for and attend the Refereeing Kids Rugby U8-U12 Course. 

Rugby Australia’s 2019 education program can be viewed by clicking here.  For convenience, a list of Foundation Courses and Refereeing Kids Rugby (RKR) Courses currently scheduled for the Sydney metropolitan area is provided below.   

Referee Link Page for Courses

What You Need To Know