We’re really excited about the coming season and getting everyone running around making friends and enjoying their rugby.  And we’d love YOU to be part of it!

The game for all


This year we will again be offering:

  • contact rugby for boys & girls aged 7-11;
  • non contact rugby for boys aged 6 and girls aged 6-15 (Touch7s); and
  • little rugby tikes fun, skills and drills for girls and boys aged 3-5

(based on the age of the player at 1 January 2020).

The season proper begins 2 May and runs through to the end of August with a break for school holidays.

Come ‘n Try Tuesdays
Throughout our 2020 season any boy or girl can join us at our Come ‘n Try Tuesday open training sessions.  These sessions are great fun, free way to see if Rugby is right for you.

Training runs from the first Tuesday in March to the last Tuesday in August (except school holidays) 5:30pm – 6:30pm at our home ground at John Gardiner Reserve, 423 Auburn Road Hawthorn.  You can join at any time through the season.

Optional training for our competition grade teams (U11 and up) also runs Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Our training sessions are fun filled and never boring.  We use games to develop skills, teach the game and build character, a key part of the rugby ethos.

Girls Program
We are thrilled to once again offer a dedicated Girls Rugby program in 2020!  More details of our fantastic Girls Rugby program here.

Little Rugby Tikes
Got a little one who can’t wait to start rugby?  Our Little Rugby Tikes program is perfect for kids aged 3-5.  Please contact Mark Russell, our Junior President to discuss the program and registration (ie do not register using Rugby Xplorer below).

Weight for age
Rugby Victoria has introduced weight-for-age bandings in the contact version of the game, to help make rugby safer and more welcoming for kids of all sizes.

As part of the registration process therefore, each child’s height (in cm) and weight (in kg) are required.  We recommend that you take measurements before starting the registration process.

Smick Kit
In addition to playing our great game and joining a great group of families, every boy and girl who registers with Kiwi Hawthorn gets our fantastic training jersey plus socks & shorts, all included in your subs!

We’ve also got a great range of club merchandise that will have you warm as toast and looking the goods in no time, including caps, hoodies and gear bags.

Of course you can buy any or all of the above for your child or yourself and help support our growing club! Click here to order your kit now.

AND every child who registers with Kiwi Hawthorn also receives membership of the Melbourne Rebels and tickets to every home game this year, at no additional cost!

Incredible value
Our subs are just $220 for the season or $200 for our U7s. And you may also be eligible for a small rebate if you’ve already registered for Hawthorn Touch7s this year.

All registrations include limited insurance coverage and all player registrations are subject to Rugby Australia’s player terms and conditions.

We already have a number of new families joining us but are always open and ready to welcome more, so spread the word and bring a friend along!

Registering with RugbyXplorer
RugbyXplorer is Rugby Australia’s new on-line registration process that ensures each player is properly registered and eligible for insurance.

We recommend that you read through our registration guide, ‘RugbyXplorer rego guide‘ before clicking through to register your child.

When you’re ready, click on the button below to register.

Register now

That’s what we’re here for!  Please feel free to contact us to discuss any aspect of our Club, or what’s in store for 2020.