We’ll be back in early May once its safe and the worst of the virus is behind us, but registrations remain open, please click below.
We can’t wait to start the 2020 season 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 2020!
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 team sport like it: no wonder rugby is the world’s most popular contact sport!
What’s on offer?
In 2020 you can play for our Club as follows:
|Year of birth||Age on|
1 Jan 2020
|2014||5||U6||Rugby Tikes||Rugby Tikes|
|2012||7||U8||7-a-side tackle||7-a-side tackle or Touch7s|
|2011||8||U9||10-a-side tackle||10-a-side tackle or Touch7s|
|2010||9||U10||12-a-side tackle||12-a-side tackle or Touch7s|
|2009||10||U11||12-a-side tackle||12-a-side tackle or Touch7s|
|2008||11||U12||15-a-side tackle||15-a-side tackle or Touch7s|
When does the season start?
Training will return early May, subject to the Coronavirus all clear from Rugby Australia and run through to end of August/early September with a break for school holidays. More details of match times 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 free and great fun, so come and see if Rugby is right for you!
Training will be held every Tuesday, May to August (except school holidays) 5:30pm – 6:30pm at our home ground at 423 Auburn Road. You can join at any time throughout the season.
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.
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!
Weight for age
From the 2018 season onwards, 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.
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? Click right this way!
Of course you can buy any or all of the above for your child or yourself and help support our growing club!
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!
Our subs for 2020 are just $220 for the season/$200 for U7s or less if you register for Hawthorn Touch7s.
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 2020.
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