The ARU Schools FIELD provide an opportunity for girls and boys to get active at their school playing a modified, non-tackling version of the exciting new Olympic sport, Rugby Sevens and show off the knowledge learnt during their ARU Schools Classroom program as they prepare their and skills for the Carnival.
The resources enable teachers and students to learn how to play the NEW, FUN, SAFE and FAST-PACED game of Rugby for girls and boys – Non-Contact 7s (NC7s). Seven sequential, game-based lessons suitable for school children of all abilities; plus simple laws snapshot/manual and game footage are provided to ensure you and your students are Carnival ready!
Introducing Non-Contact 7s
Non-Contact 7s (NC7s) is the NEW, FUN, SAFE and FAST-PACED game of Rugby for girls and boys which is the perfect first taste of Rugby experience for Primary and Secondary School students and teachers.
The men’s sevens squad and guest players play NC7s as part of their Commonwealth games training camp.
Did you know?
Laws/rules - Non-Contact 7s (NC7s) laws/rules are designed to be played by participants of either or both genders, with a wide variety of skill levels and age groups. Easy to play with minimal equipment and no specialist gear, this new version of rugby is a great game to TRY. Check out the NEW NC7s Laws Manual and ensure you are up to speed with how to play.
Rugby 7s – What’s the hype? Rugby 7s is one of the fastest-growing games around the world and its appeal across the world was recognised by the International Olympic Committee when it was chosen to be included in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. See the “Rugby 7s is reaching out” video used by the International Rugby Board (iRB) to showcase the game of Rugby 7s to the IOC.
AASC Playing for Life Rugby 7s Manual
The Playing for Life – Try Rugby Sevens coaching manual consists of seven sequential, game-based lessons suitable for Primary school children of all abilities. The lessons are designed to assist teachers and coaches, with any level of understanding of Try Rugby Sevens, to deliver fun, inclusive games in line with the Playing for Life philosophy.
Each lesson is 60 minutes in length and consists of three sections:
1. Start out – simple games to warm up the players and introduce a skill or movement
2. Get into it – more complex games to focus on skill development and replicate parts of the traditional game
3. Finish up – a low-intensity concluding activity, followed by a quick review, which allows the coach and players to discuss the lesson and provide feedback.
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).