Australian Rugby Union today announced it was joining forces with Australia’s five FxPro Super Rugby teams to launch the code’s first National Registration Day on Saturday, February 18.
Players of all ages – juniors and seniors – will have the chance to get information on Rugby in 2012, sign up with a local club and meet their favourite FX Pro Super Rugby and Qantas Wallabies stars as part of a nationwide campaign to recruit new players to the game.
ARU Managing Director and CEO, John O’Neill AO, encouraged everyone to get along to one of the many events happening around the country.
“Whether you’re a first time player or a Rugby veteran, national Registration Day is for everyone and I encourage families and fans to come along and be part of Rugby in 2012,” Mr O’Neill said.
“Over the past few years we’ve seen a growing interest in Rugby both at the grassroots and international level, which is why this year ARU has teamed up with the Australian FxPro Super Rugby teams to help further promote our great game and the new season across the country.
“National Registration Day is one of a number of new initiatives ARU has introduced this year to assist clubs attract new players and retain current players.
“One of those initiatives is a new online registration and payment system, which clubs to contact members and players to remind them to update their contact details, register and pay for the upcoming season.”
More details on National Registration Day can be found at www.rugby.com.au and below is a list of the major events happening in the capital cities on Saturday February 18 for the inaugural National Registration Day.
Sydney Football Stadium
10:30am – 11:30am
11:00am – 2:00pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brumbies HQ, Austin St, Griffith
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Check with your local club for details