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 2021).

The season proper begins from the first Saturday in Term 2 (April 24) and runs through to the end of Term 3 (Sept 11 with finals for U11 and up or Aug 21 without finals) with a break for the Term 2/3 school holidays.

Summer 7s
We’re super-excited to announce our sensational Summer7s series will continue into Term 1, 2021. 6 weeks of fast, fun-packed touch rugby is 100% FREE for 2021 Kiwi Hawthorn Juniors registered players. Starts Feb 9. More details here.

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.

Winter season training starts Tuesday March 23 to the end of the season (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 2021!  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.

Schmick 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.

Incredible value
Our subs are just $220 for the season!

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 2021.