News & Events

Rebel Rugby Regional Competition

Under 18 Eastern Regional Rebels Rugby Competition.

The VRU will be running a mini Under 18 rugby competition in the lead up to this years season for any interested plays. This competition is supported by both your local clubs and schools.

COST: $50
Players will receive a training shirt, medical assistance, elite coaching, Rebel Rugby Gym and Nutrition Programs.

Boroondara RUFC
John Gardiner Reserve, Auburn Rd
Hawthorn Melways 59 F3
Sundays 10am Feb 12, 19, 26 & March 4

Endeavour Hills RUFC
March Sat 10th & Sun 11th 2012

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When: Tuesday & Thursdays starting 16 January
Time: from 6.30pm

This will also be the location and time for the next 4 weeks.

2011 Club Raffle Winnes

1St Prize - Holden Car
Dan Morgan

2nd Prize - Hong Kong Sevens Package
Junior Faatoese

3rd Prize - Rebels Membership
Imogen Briscoe

VRU Courses

ARU Coaching Kids Rugby (CKR) Course

  • Venue: Box Hill RUFC
  • Sparks Reserve Cnr Middleborough & Canterbury Rds, Box Hill Melways 47 F12
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm
  • Date: March 14th Wednesday 2012
  • Working with Children Check Card
  • Clothing: sport wear

ARU SmartRugby Course (Minimum requirement to coach Rugby Union)

  • Venue: Harlequins RUFC
  • Holmesglen Reserve, Power Ave, Ashwood Melways 60 H12
  • Time: 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Date: April 2nd Monday 2012
  • Working with Children Check Card
  • Clothing: sport wear


Pre-season Training

When: Thursday 16 February 2012
Time: from 6.30pm
Where: Fawkner Park

Preseason training begins on Thursday 16 February at 6.30pm and will then be on a Tuesday and Thursday each week until further notice.


Key Dates 2012

Some key dates for your diary. Please note: not all preseason games or dates have been finalised.

  • 5 January - All coaches meeting
  • 11 January - 1st/2nd grade coaches meeting
  • 12 January - Players meeting
  • 17 January - 7s team assembles
  • 16 February - Start pre-season training - whole club
  • 18 February - VRU 7s at AAMI
  • 9 March - State trial match (about 12 to 14 of our players are invited - Fri night)
  • 10 March - Inter-club trial
  • 17 March - VRU 10s Competition
  • 24 March - 1st pre-season game
  • 31 March - 2nd pre-season game at home
  • 1 April - Leave for Qld tour
  • 4 April - Tour March against GPs
  • 7 April - Tour March against Qld Uni
  • 14 April - 2012 Dewar Shield Competition starts


2012 Stonnington Gift
East Malvern Community Bank is promoting and sponsoring the Stonnington Gift to provide a community sporting event and raise funds for the Prahran Cricket Club

It is the premier metropolitan footrace with prize money in excess of $35,000.

The inaugural event was run in February 2011 and this year will be held as a twilight event at Toorak Park on Friday 10th February 2012, commencing at 6.00pm.

To ensure the financial success and to promote the event, Supporters Club Memberships are available:
Gold - for event sponsors
Silver - $100 for a package of benefits valued at $450
Bronze - $30 for a package of benefits valued at $150

To become a supporter Click here


To find out how to enter this great sporting event Click here


National Junior Registration Day

The VRU will be holding our National Rego Day at Goschs Paddock (Corner of Punt Rd and Olympic Boulevard). Between 4pm and 6pm prior to the RaboDirect Rebels V Crusaders trial game.

As a small incentive each child that registers for the 2012 season will be given a free Show Bag. Children between the age of 5 and 12 will also receive a ARU goodie bag and children between the age of 13 and 18 will receive a Rebels goodie Bag.

Each club will have a tent set up to take registrations on Goschs Paddock. If you have already paid online, please bring along your receipt so that you can get your show bag.

The VRU in conjunction with the Rebels have organized some entertainment for the day between 4pm until 5.30pm. Mini Competitions and games will be held on Field 2:

  • Station 1: Tackling Bag Session
  • Station 2: Rugby Relays
  • Station 3: Passing Competition
  • Station 4: High Ball Contest
  • The Melbourne Rebels will be onsite between 4pm and 6pm so it will be a great day for the kids to come along and play with their stars. They will also have a tent set up where players will be sitting to sign autographs and have photos taken.

    Between 4.30pm and 5:30pm.

  • Rebel Rugby 10's.
  • At the conclusion of the National Junior Registration Day the VRU will be holding a Premier Division 7's tournament running from 3:15 until 6:00pm at AAMI Park.



RaboDirect Rebels Membership

Become a RaboDirect Rebels Member today and support the Melbourne Unicorns!

RaboDirect and the RaboDirect Rebels are excited to invite all Victorian Rugby Clubs to participate in this new Conversions for Clubs program.

This program has been specially designed to encourage all Victorian Rugby Clubs to join forces with the RaboDirect Rebels and be rewarded for doing so. RaboDirect is delighted to take the opportunity to support grass roots rugby in Victoria and help local Rugby Clubs with all important funding.

RaboDirect will donate $5,000 to each of the eight clubs who sign up the largest number of new RaboDirect Rebels members.

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