IMPORTANT JUNIORS INFORMATION FOR 2021

AGE GRADES

Depending on registrations, our Club looks to field teams in all playing grades each year.

Boys playing grades

Non-competition:

  • U6 - born 2016 or 2015 (note: you must be 5 years old to take the field)

  • U7 - born 2014 

  • U8 - born 2013

  • U9 - born 2012

  • U10 - born 2011

  • U11 - born 2010

 

Competition:

  • U12 - born 2009

  • U13 - born 2008

  • U14 - born 2007

  • U15 - born 2006

  • U16 - born 2005

  • U17/18 - born 2004 or 2003

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. Contact the Junior Coordinator for more information.

Girls playing grades

Competition: U13 - born 2009 or 2008 | U15 - born 2007 or 2006 | U17 - born 2005 or 2004 

Girls are combined with boys in the U6 to U12 boys playing grade.

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.

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 for Saturday.

Season duration

Regular competition begins Saturday 1 May and concludes Saturday 4 September. For eligible grades, finals matches begin Saturday 11 September and concludes with a Grand Final on Saturday 18 SeptemberThere are also a number carnivals and rugby events that coaches are made aware throughout the year.

TRAINING

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

  • To be determined

 

All training are at our club grounds.

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

  • 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

  • QRU - $31.20

  • GCDRU - $44.00

  • Rugby Australia/Insurance - $7.00

  • Our Club - $66.80

Boys U8-U18 - $199

  • QRU - $48.20

  • GCDRU - $66.00

  • Rugby Australia/Insurance - $25.00

  • Our Club - $59.80

Girls U13-U17 - $49

Our Club supports credit/debit card payment and ZipPay. Note: A 2% charge is added when completing a credit card payment.

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. 

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.

TRAINING & PLAYING EQUIPMENT

Once registered, players are loaned:

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

 

​Players receive and keep:

  • Match socks

  • Match shorts 

  • Training shirt

Players provide:

  • Mouth guard

  • Boots

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

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