To provide a range of opportunities for players, coaches, teachers, volunteers and the wider community to interact with our flagship team – the Qantas Wallabies – as well Super Rugby, Sevens and Australian Barbarian teams.
The opportunities are divided into two sections, those that are in the lead up to the match and those that are on the day of/at the match in your State. A summary of these opportunities is provided below.
In its eight year this program is going from strength to strength. 2014 will bring access to opportunities involving the French inbound Tour as well as the Castrol Edge Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup match in October. In total seven domestic Test match opportunities.
Nominations are now CLOSED for the Castrol EDGE France Tour.
Check out further information about Castrol EDGE France Tour and The Rugby Championship!
Open Training/Signing Session and/or Fan Day: Available to all players, parents and fans. The Qantas Wallabies will host an open training/signing session or a fan day. No nominations are necessary, simply turn up and get a chance to see the team train, join in some activities and practice some skills or play some games with your favourite players, and make sure you grab some autographs and photos.
Training Interaction (Individual & team): School or Colts teams are invited to attend a Wallaby training session. In addition 1 x nominated player per team has the opportunity to train with the Wallabies during the session.
Training Assistants (Individual): Junior Rugby players can nominate to assist Wallaby team management with supplying training equipment for players before, during and after a Wallaby training session. This includes exclusive access to the field of play.
Coaches Training Session Visit (Individual): Rugby coaches are invited to attend a Qantas Wallabies training session. Qantas Wallabies coaches conduct a Q & A session with invitees post training session.
School Team Coaching Master Class: High School students and teachers can nominate their selected school rugby team to host two Qantas Wallaby coaching team members at their school to deliver a coaching master class. Open to all schools that play rugby in each state that are within the city of the Test match.
Junior Wallaby (Individual): Junior Rugby player can nominate to enter the field of play and place the match ball on half way line prior to Teams entry.
Flag Bearers (Individual): Junior Rugby players can nominate to hold participating nation’s flags next to the team captain at the start of the Test Match for the National anthems.
Samsung Guard of Honour (Team): Junior Rugby teams can nominate to form a guard of honour for both participating nations as they run ou as part of the team entry. Teams stay on the field for the National anthems.
Pre-Game Matches (Team): Junior Rugby teams can nominate to participate in rugby games prior to the match, staying on the field to watch the Qantas Wallabies warm up.
Ball Boys/Girls (Individual): Junior Players with ball boy/girl experience can nominate to carry out ball person duties during the Test Match.
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).