Registrations for 2022 are now open.

The 2022 season is fast approaching with more rugby, more friends and most of all, more fun!

Not possible? Ha! Here’s a peak of some of the action coming up in 2022!

The game for all

At Kiwi Hawthorn, rugby truly is a game for all: for boys and girls, for fast and not-so-fast, for tall and not-so-tall, for the dodgers and the piano lifters, there’s a position for everyone and every position is vital to the success of the team. There really is no other game like it: no wonder rugby is the world’s most popular contact sport!

What’s on offer?
In 2022 you can play for our Club as follows:

Year of birthAge on 1 Jan 2021GradeBoysGirls
20165U6Rugby TikesRugby Tikes
20147U87-a-side-tackle7-a-side-tackle or Touch7s
20138U910-a-side-tackle10-a-side-tackle or Touch7s
20129U1012-a-side-tackle12-a-side-tackle or Touch7s
201110U1112-a-side-tackle12-a-side-tackle or Touch7s
201011U1215-a-side-tackle15-a-side-tackle or Touch7s
200912U13Contact usTouch7s*
200813U14Contact usTouch7s*
200714U15Contact usTouch7s*
200615U16Contact usTouch7s*

* includes optional touch to tackle program for girls wanting to try contact rugby, which will build to games against girls teams from Albury and a trip to Noosa to play in the Noosa 7s carnival in late 2022.

When does the season start? 
Training starts mid-March but you can join any time throughout the season. Matches start the first Saturday of Term 2 and run through to early September.

Come ‘n Try Tuesdays
Our Come ‘n Try Tuesday open training sessions are free, non-obligation and great fun, so come and see if Rugby is right for you!  Please contact us with any questions or ask for one of our coaches when you arrive and we’ll get you to the right team straight away.

Training is every Tuesday till the end of March at Anderson Park, East Hawthorn, 6pm – 7pm then at our training ground at Highfield Reserve South Oval, Camberwell 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.

Please bring a waterbottle, footy boots and a mouthguard if playing tackle rugby to every training session.

Home games
Home games will be played on Saturday mornings from the start of Term 2 to early September at beautiful Lewin Reserve.

Girls Program
We have an extensive program designed just for girls that includes the option of Touch7s (non-contact rugby7s) or traditional full contact rugby with all the fun of scrums, rucks tackles and mauls! Our fantastic girl’s program has been recognised by Rugby Victoria and Women’s Rugby Victoria; come and be part of the revolution that’s changing the face of rugby.

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.  Ready to order? Speak to your team manager about how to get your hands on the best looking footy kit in Melbourne!

Of course you can buy any or all of the above for your child or yourself and help support our growing club!

Incredible value
Our subs for 2022 are just $230 for the season and $220 for U7s.

Can’t wait? Neither can we!

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 2022.

Are you looking for a kids rugby club, or junior rugby clubs near me? We love kids rugby, junior rugby! We live for Rugby Union and believe kids can get so many important life lessons from jr rugby. Girls sport or Boys sport or kids sport, U12 rugby, U11 rugby, U10 rugby, U9 rugby, U8 rugby, U7 rugby, U6 rugby, it’s never too early to come and try our great game! We even have spots for rugby tots!
So if you’re thinking childrens rugby or are looking into kids rugby teams, then come and try Kiwi Hawthorn Juniors, the home of kids rugby union and rugby union kids and rugby union for kids in Hawthorn, Kew, Richmond, Camberwell, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Balwyn and all surrounds