Rugby CONNECT

Making Rugby accessible to all Australians!

Rugby CONNECT aims to ensure that all people, regardless of disability, gender or ethnic background are given the opportunity to participate to their full potential by encouraging the inclusion of all participants - both on and off the field; from playing, coaching, officiating, administering and volunteering in Rugby.
 
Our goal is to make Rugby accessible to all Australians - with a focus on greater inclusion of all participants, including:
  • People with disabilities
  • Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations.
 
 
Rugby CONNECT provides a great opportunity for the Australian Rugby Community to get behind worthy initiatives that provide:
  • Improved social and health benefits for people resulting from involvement in sport,
  • Increased participation and memberships, and
  • Greater community connectedness for sporting clubs.

 
Australian Rugby will continue to work with State/Territory Unions and Rugby clubs and schools to promote opportunities to maximise inclusive participation in all aspects of the game.
 
Rugby is a game for all, and Australian Rugby believes that everyone can play a role in our great game!
 
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Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce that Sila Tuangakava from the Western Raptors Junior Rugby Union and Penrith District Junior Rugby Union has been named the 2014 Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year. Read full article...
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Walsh and Hoffmann appointed to Rugby Championship fixtures
The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for The Rugby Championship 2014, with Australian Rugby to be represented by Steve Walsh and Rohan Hoffmann. Read full article...
Gardner and O'Brien appointed to IRB 2014 JWC Fixtures

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.

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New Program in Sydney

  • A great new Rugby CONNECT program is being piloted in Sydney
  • Sydney Juniors with the assistance of the Australian Rugby Union and NSW Rugby has developed a specialised Rugby program for children with special needs
  • It is suitable for children of all abilities between the ages of 5 and 17 years
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