Junior Rugby Wakatipu

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Junior Rugby Wakatipu

Wakatipu Rugby Club has been going since 1953 and we have senior and junior teams playing. We’re always very happy to welcome new players to the club and to let you know it’s never too late to get involved! It’s a great activity for your child and a rewarding one for parents too – watching your child’s team develop and seeing them move through the age groups and grow stronger as a unit and as individuals.

You’re generally with the same team every season of rugby so it’s an excellent opportunity to catch up and cheer them on.

It is very important to register your child before they play as they will then be covered by the NZRU insurance scheme. Registration is not complete until subs are paid.

Players can start as young as 5, and until the year they turn 8 they will be playing Rippa Rugby. Rippa Rugby is a very safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls alike. While the rules are simple and the game easy to learn, Rippa Rugby will promote excellent ball handling and running skills, and give all kids a chance to participate in our national game.

Once your child is in the under 8’s, they would normally be in a tackle team, but playing a smaller field with less players. As your child progresses the players and the field size increase. Your child can play throughout their schooling as we have a high school team and a senior team as well. We also have a female team in high school.

Updated 21/05/2018 12:27pm