IMPORTANT JUNIORS INFORMATION FOR 2022

PLAYING GRADES FOR ALL AGES

Our club has teams for the following playing grades

Boys playing grades

Non-competition:

  • U6 - born 2016 or 2017 (note: you must be 5 years old to take the field)

  • U7 - born 2015 or 2016

  • U8 - born 2014 or 2015

  • U9 - born 2013 or 2014

  • U10 - born 2012 or 2013

  • U11 - born 2011 or 2012

Competition:

  • U12 - born 2010 or 2011

  • U13 - born 2009 or 2010 - no team

  • U14 - born 2008 or 2009 - no team

  • U16 - born 2006 or 2007

  • U18 - born 2004 or 2005

The Gold Coast District Rugby Union does not provide individual U15 or U17 playing grades. Players are permitted to play up one playing grade without dispensation however the Club will only allow this to happen once player safety has been assessed as well as other considerations. Dispensation can be granted to play up two age grades or down an age grade under certain circumstances. 

Girls playing grades

Competition:

  • U13 - born 2009 or 2010

  • U15 - born 2007 or 2008

  • U17 - born 2005 or 2006 

Girls are combined with boys in the U6 to U12 boys playing grade. Access the Women's page for more infromation about all-female rugby options.

FEES & PAYMENTS

Fees

Registration fees consist of four levies from Queensland Rugby Union, Gold Coast Rugby Union, Rugby Australia/Insurance and our Club. The Club's levy is used to fund a range of expenses including:

  • Club house maintenance

  • Power, water and rates, leases, insurance

  • Equipment

  • Uniforms

​Recognising the expense of children's sports, our club has reduced fees for the last three season - 2019 season, 2020 and again for the 2021 season. We are proud to be able to lower the cost of children's rugby and we have the lowest junior rugby registration fees on the Gold Coast.

Boys U6-U7 - $149

  • GCDRU - $44.00

  • QRU - $20.00

  • Rugby Australia/Insurance - $7.00

  • Our Club - $78.00

Boys U8-U18 - $199

  • GCDRU - $66.00

  • QRU - $50.00

  • Rugby Australia/Insurance - $25.00

  • Our Club - $58.00

Players already registered with another club in either the Far North Coact Rugby Union (FNCRU) or the Brisbane Junior Rugby Union (BJRU) will only pay $89 total to join our club.

Installments

The Club supports ZipPay. Flexible instalment options are available through ZipPay and the ability to apply for a ZipPay account is presented during the payment process.

Vouchers

Our Club supports the Queensland Government FairPlay voucher programme. Redeem your vouchers during the registration process or contact the Registrar to discuss. 

REGISTRATION

Registration is open. Registrations are completed using the Rugby Xplorer system. Rugby Xplorer is available online and through an app (iPhone and Android). Registration payments are made by credit/debit card or ZipPay.

Vouchers and concessions are processed at registration.

REFUNDS

Our Club will offer a full refund under the following circumstance:

  • The team you register for is non-viable (i.e. does not have enough players to form a viable team prior to season start)

  • If you sustain a season-ending injury prior to the first scheduled competition game

Contact our Registrar for more information.

WEEKLY COMPETITION

Pre-season matches

Individual coaches arrange pre-season matches for their teams.

Season

U6-U11 grades are non-competitive with no championships or finals series. U12 and above complete for a championship. U13-U18 conclude the season with a finals series. With few exception, all matches are schedule on Saturday.

Season duration

Regular competition begins Saturday 23 April and concludes Saturday 6 August. For eligible grades, finals matches begin Saturday 13 August and concludes with a Grand Final on Saturday 20 AugustThere are also a number carnivals and rugby events that coaches are made aware throughout the year.

Geography and Home vs Away matches

Expect to play approximately 50% of matches at our home ground. The other 50% of matches are played away at other opposition clubs. The Gold Coast rugby competition covers a wide geographic area. The furtherest north we travel is Yatala. The further south we travel is Casuarina (NSW). 

TRAINING

Team coaches determine the training days, start times and duration:

  • U6 / U7 / U8 / U9

    • Friday, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (followed by a free BBQ for the players)

  • U10 / U11 / U12

    • Tuesday / Thursday​, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • U13

    • no team

  • U14

    • no team​

  • U16

    • Tuesday / Thursday​, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • U18

    • Monday / Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.​

All training is at our club grounds.

TRAINING & PLAYING EQUIPMENT

​All players receive and keep:

  • Match socks

  • Match shorts 

  • Training shirt

Once registered, players are loaned:

  • Match jersey - returned to the Club at the end of the season

All players provide:

  • Mouth guard

  • Boots

  • Any other protective clothing they choose to wear (e.g. head gear)