CONGRATULATIONS to the three schools that registered as an 'early bird' during May and were selected to receive a match ball from the Wallabies v France test matches.
The match balls will be signed by newly appointed Wallaby captain Michael Hooper and the French captain - at the conclusion of each of the three matches. We will be sending the balls out after the series (final game June 21 in Sydney) and we trust it will find a suitable place of honour in the school.
We hope ALL of you are planning for plenty of activities in NRW - Register here. Don’t forget we want to hear what your school gets up to during the National Rugby Week via a short online report from your key teacher. Schools will be judged on their level of involvement playing NC7s, promotion of the Rugby values, and their overall creativity during National Rugby Week!
Check out what PRIZES you can win, including the BONUS CHALLENGE!
Upon submission of the schools National Rugby Week ‘Experience’ Report, ALL schools will have the opportunity to win the honour of being recognised for their involvement. This includes a main prize plus three runners up prizes.
Upon receipt of the completed NRW ‘Experience’ Report (Submissions close CoB Friday 29 August), ARU selection committee will decide which schools had the greatest contribution to National Rugby Week. Schools are encouraged to tell us how they ran National Rugby Week, including links to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube).
Major Prize: Wallabies Coach Ewen McKenzie will visit the winning school to present a signed Rugby ball and a major equipment pack (one ball carry bag, 10 Rugby balls, 20 bibs/vests and 20 marker cones).
Runners up: Three runners up schools will receive a signed Rugby ball and equipment packs (one ball carry bag, three Rugby balls and 10 bibs/vests).
Announcement of Winning Schools - Monday 8 September 2014
Ambassador visit to Winning school - Monday 15th September 2014
If you can provide an opportunity for one or more student groups to participate in a Rugby lesson/game five (5) times during National Rugby Week, your school will also go in the running to win a signed Wallaby jersey!
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).