Junior Rugby

A great little club


Dear Community

North Harbour Rugby has 690 Coaches that operate in our community providing leadership and development by creating safe and positive environments for our participants to enjoy. Part of the requirement to coach rugby in New Zealand and North Harbour is for all coaches complete the registration process.

2022 Coach Registration Process

Register by completing the New Zealand Rugby Coach registration form and the online module through your clubs sporty site. Attend a North Harbour Rugby workshop. Complete the North Harbour Rugby Questionnaire – https://www.harbourrugby.co.nz/coaching

View Coaching Timetable


Key Dates for Season 2022 (New and Revised)

7 March 2022 Junior Rugby – Pre-Season Forum
11 April 2022 Junior Team entries Close
14 April 2022 Dispensation applications, Secondary School Cleared Player applications and Red Sock Player Notifications close
7 May 2022 Junior Rugby Starts
13 May 2022 Boy’s Non-Contact Festival (Evening)
14 May 2022 Girls Non-Contact Festival Day
20 May 2022 Sportsmanship Nominations Close
4 – 6 June 2022 Queens Birthday(No play for Junior Rugby)
24 June 2022 Matariki (Public Holiday)
2 July 2022 J6 Coaches – No longer permitted on field
16 & 23 July 2022 School Holidays (No Play for junior rugby)
27 August 2022 End of Year – Non Contact Festival and Last Day of Junior Rugby
12 September 2022 Junior Rugby – Post Season Forum

“The purpose of North Harbour Junior Rugby is to give all players the opportunity to participate against others of a similar age and size and to assist in the progressive development of the necessary physical, social, emotional and mental skills as a foundation for enjoyment and continued participation in the game”.

NHRU Junior Rugby is played in accordance with IRB & NZRU “Laws of the Game” incorporating the Small Blacks Development Model guidelines.

Regular Saturday Junior Club Rugby is run in a non-competition format, meaning that while individuals, teams and clubs may record tries, conversions, wins, losses and points tables, the Union does not collect and collate scores, keep tables or team placing.

Players and coaches should strive to win, however it is the responsibility of coaches, referees, parents and supporters to assist all players in developing the fundamental skills required to play the game safely, with enjoyment and in accordance with the Laws of the Game.

Contact information

Email: juniorrugby@glenfieldrugby.co.nz