Thank you for expressing your interest in hosting a Come and Try Rugby program at your club!
Think about the benefits. Come and Try will:
Whether Come and Try is a one-day program or a 4-week Friday night program it's fun for participant's, coaches and parents!
Who are the participants?
Come and Try Rugby is aimed at boys and girls aged 5 to 12. Usually they will be young people who are new to rugby, and often those who like the game but are not attracted by traditional rugby competitions. Or they may be experienced players who want to play more rugby beyond the regular comp and improve their skills.
Because Come and Try Rugby is aimed at such a large range of ages and experience, the activities are based on the philosophies demonstrated within the ARU's modified games. They have been specifically adapted to be more suitable for the players’ stage of life, physical capability, health status, skill level and previous experience. They are safe to play yet still challenging. They have altered aspects of adult rugby laws to make them more suitable, such as the size of the ball, the playing area, the length of games, and the number of players on the field.
While the kids are participating in the on-field activities, mums and dads can enjoy a social get together while watching the activities, or they can get involved. In addition, all parents can enjoy a choice of specially designed educational, social and sporting activities.
The weekly barbecues also provide a great way to meet new friends and feed the family!
A typical Friday night Come and Try session
* Kids and parents arrive at venue for registration
* Kids break into age groups, warm up, and learn several skills and apply these in modified rugby games* Parents relax with a drink while a barbecue is cooking, or volunteer to help out
* Session finishes
* Other parents often arrive as they finish work for the week. * Everyone has a sausage or steak sandwich and a refreshing drink
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).