Welcome to the Hills Junior Rugby Union Club

The Hills Junior Rugby Union Club has been active for over fifty years and is located in the heart of the Hills District in Northwest Sydney. 

2018 Player Registration & Fees

** PLAYER REGISTRATIONS FOR 2018 - OPEN from 17 September 2017 **

Player registrations for Season 2018 will open from Sunday 17 September 2017.  If you complete your registration before 1 December 2017, you will secure the current 2017 prices (outlined below).  Players renewing before 1 December 2017 will also secure a free pair of Club Socks.  New Players will receive a pair of Club Socks and Shorts.

The Club will be reviewing and revising the current Player Registration Pricing and new pricing may come into effect from 2 December 2017, so get in early to secure the discounted rate.

The 2018 Player Registration Form can be completed and submitted to the Club via your current Team Manager, Club Registrar, or any member of the Club's Committee.  Payment options are cash, card or bank transfer with details provided on the form.

If you need assistance at any stage, drop Sam Pethybridge (Club Registrar) an email - registrar@hillsrugby.com.au - or call her on 0419 900 239.

The current 2017 Season pricing is:
  • Under 6/7 - $75 per player
  • Under 8/9 - $135 per player
  • Under 10-17 - $175 per player
  • Sibling Discount of $20 per subsequent player after the first.

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Hills Junior Rugby Union Club will be held on Monday 23 October 2017 in the Clubhouse at Yattenden Park, John St, Baulkham Hills.  More details can be found in the Notice of Meeting.

Any questions should be directed to the Club's President, Peter O'Farrell at president@hillsrugby.com.au or 0468 988 438.

Enjoy Rugby

"Hills Rugby...developing kids, teams and community"

The Junior club is one of the biggest in Sydney. 

Mini's (u6-u9) play Walla tag and Mini's rugby on Saturday mornings among Parramatta, Eastwood and Penrith District Clubs. 

Juniors (u10-u18) play in the Sydney wide graded competition on Sundays. The club fields teams in most but not all age groups. 

Hills Seniors (Sub-District) normally fields five grades including Colts. Find the seniors website at www.hillsrugbyclub.com

Check out a video from our under 6's LINK

Latest Updates & Important Dates

09.10.17Nominations Close for 2018 Committee Positions
23.10.17 2017 AGM - Clubhouse at 6.30pm for 7.00pm
04.11.17 Ladies of Union Luncheon
Feb 2018  Viva 7s!

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2017 Committee Meeting Schedule

The dates for Hills Junior Rugby Committee Meetings for the 2017 Season are outlined below. Meetings commence at 7pm in the Clubhouse at Yattenden.  If you would like a matter discussed at any Committee Meeting, please advise Peter O'Farrell or Andrew Knevitt at least 1 week prior to the meeting date, so it can be added to the Agenda.

 Meeting Type Date 
 2016 AGM 26 October 2016 Completed
 Initial General Meeting         26 October 2016 Completed
 No. 1 14 November 2016 Completed
 No. 2 12 December 2016 Completed
 No. 3 9 January 2017 Completed
 No. 4 13 February 2017 Completed
 No. 5 13 March 2017 Completed
 No. 6 10 April 2017 Completed
 No. 7 8 May 2017 Completed
 No. 8 12 June 2017 Completed
 No. 9 10 July 2017 Completed
 No. 10 14 August 2017 Completed
 No. 11 11 September 2017 Completed
 No. 12 9 October 2017 Completed
 2017 AGM 23 October 2017 

2018 Coaching Nominations

Nominations for all Minis (U6-U9) and Juniors (U10-U17) Coaching positions are now being sought from those people who are interested in taking on one of these roles for the 2018 Season.  To be a Coach you will need to have completed (or be on your way to completing) some certification requirements relevant to the Age Group you’re seeking to Coach.  The Club can assist you to gain those certifications if necessary.

Before commencement of the 2018 Season, ALL Club Coaches must hold a current (and provide a copy to the Club):

  • ARU ‘SmartRugby’ certificate, by successfully completing the online course via the ARU Learning Centre Portal; and
  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) ‘Working with Children Check’, by successfully completing the online application via the OCG Website.  Note:  There is no charge for Volunteers completing this process, and it is valid for a period of 5 years – so check if you have one first.  Please note, if you need to apply for one you commence the application online, but then need to attend a ServiceNSW Centre to identify yourself, and from that time the process may take up to 4 weeks to complete - so get in early!

For some Age Groups, there are additional certification requirements that Coaches must also hold (or being working towards achieving in 2018):

  • U8-U12 Coaches must hold a current ‘Coaching Kids Rugby U8-U12’ certificate, by completing the online and face-to-face Program on offer via the ARU Learning Centre Portal.  This course aims to provide coaches with the fundamentals of how to coach kids rugby, how to develop rugby skills, and how to play the modified games for a specific age group.  Note:  This course also covers the requirements of the ARU ‘SmartRugby’ certification.
  • U13+ Coaches must hold a current ‘Foundation Course – Rugby’ certificate by completing the online and face-to-face Program on offer via the ARU Learning Centre Portal.  Note:  This course also covers the requirements of the ARU ‘SmartRugby’ certification.

It is highly recommended that U6/U7 Coaches also think about completing the ‘Coaching Kids Rugby U8-U12’ Course as it gives you a really good introduction to coaching kids, and the skills/drills that you can use to assist with developing basic skills at that beginner level.  In coaching Minis it is often useful to have more than 1 coach involved in a team, so if you haven’t coached before and are worried about the challenge of herding cats, then please put your hand up for an Assistant Coach role.  It is also recommended that U13+ Coaches hold, or work towards achieving, the ‘Coach Level 1 Program’ certificate by completing the online and face-to-face Program on offer via the ARU Learning Centre Portal.

In considering the above, if you’re interested in a coaching role in 2018 (either Coach or Assistant Coach), then it is preferable if you can nominate yourself.  If you think other people may be good candidates, or may have some interest in coaching, then have a chat with them and get them to consider it and nominate themselves.

The nominations for all Minis (U6-U9) Coaching positions will remain open into early 2018 to provide an opportunity to see how many players/teams we actually have, and also for any new parents to step up and get involved – but jump in now if you’re super keen.  The nominations for ALL other Coaching positions (U10-U17) will close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.  The Club’s Committee will then review all nominations received and work through a process with those potential candidates to make appointments for the 2018 Season in a timely manner before we then ramp up the player recruitment and retention activities in earnest.

Nominations are to be sent via email to committee@hillsrugby.com.au, indicating your name, contact number, Age Group/Team that you’re interested in coaching/assisting, whether you’re wanting a Coach or Assistant Coach role, and any other relevant details/information that you would like to add for consideration.

If you need any further information, or have any questions, please contact the Club's President, Peter O’Farrell at president@hillsrugby.com.au, or on 0468 988 438.