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Rugby is a team sport suitable for all shapes and sizes.  It is a global sport and the Australian governing body is the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and the national side is called the Wallabies and the women side the Wallaroos. 

The Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club junior’s offers a well run family oriented programme based on the ARU model, Coaching Kids Rugby, which aims to develop life long rugby fans and long term rugby players. We look forward to watching the current U6 boys and girls play for the Wallabies and Wallaroos one day!

On joining our club your child is immediately placed into a team environment so there is an emphasis on developing sports and life skills. Our coaches are ARU Smart Rugby accredited and have passed their Vic State Governments mandatory Working with Children check.

Rugby is a lifestyle sport suitable to boys and girls of all shapes and sizes, and fitness levels. Rugby provides an opportunity to develop sporting and confidence skills, and to become more resilient through the development of life skills including commitment, sportsmanship, leadership, determination, self confidence, courage and teamwork.

In the season 2012 we will field U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U16, and U18 teams. Age is determined at the 1 January each year eg if your child is nine years old on the 1 January 2010 then your child will be eligible to play in Melbourne’s U10 team.

Our teams play in the Victorian Rugby Union’s junior competition which features club sides from across Melbourne. In 2012 the competition is graded with U7, U8, U10, U11, U12, U14, U16, and U18’s and players were assigned to each age grade based on a two year age window.  Some of our U5 team only train and proudly wear the club jersey each Thursday evening.

Our youngest members start touch rugby and progressively contact elements of the game are introduced from the age of 7 years. Both boys and girls are encouraged to play from to U12’s and adolescent boys from ages U13.

Our U6 to U10 sides train on Thursday evening, our U12 to U18 sides train Tuesday and Thursday evening. Training commences at 5:00 pm for a 5:30 pm start and finish at 6:30 pm. There is a children’s play ground adjoining our grounds which is often used by our younger juniors before training.

Each Thursday evening the club junior club operates a BBQ and sells drinks to feed our hungry juniors after training. Our U10 and U12 players provide ball boy duties for the senior home games on a roster system.

We operate a boot pool so that last year’s boots can be donated to another junior so please bring them along. You cannot take out a pair of boots unless you donate a pair or make a small monetary donation to the Club.

There are a number of club memberships available including individual Junior player, Family, and President's Club.   Click on the membership page to find out more. To arrange for your child to play rugby at Melbourne all you need to do is simply fill out the membership application form and turn-up to our club grounds for training.

If you have any queries about our programme please contact our junior coordinator Nick Farnan on 0438 266 205 or by email.