We’re back! As the COVID-19 restrictions ease, we’ve started full contact training ahead of matches beginning 11 July.  For more info on our COVIDSafe plan, please see our return to play protocols here.

Registrations are open, please click below.

The 2020 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 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 birthAge on
1 Jan 2020
20145U6Rugby TikesRugby Tikes
20127U87-a-side tackle7-a-side tackle or Touch7s
20118U910-a-side tackle10-a-side tackle or Touch7s
20109U1012-a-side tackle12-a-side tackle or Touch7s
200910U1112-a-side tackle12-a-side tackle or Touch7s
200811U1215-a-side tackle15-a-side tackle or Touch7s
200712U13Contact usTouch7s
200613U14Contact usTouch7s
200514U15Contact usTouch7s
200415U16Contact usTouch7s

When does the season start?
Training has started (it’s not too late, you can join any time throughout the season) and will run through to end of Term 3 and for U16 Touch7s and U11 tackle teams may go through to 10 October if they make the finals. More details of match times here.

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 to let us know you’re coming, so we can introduce ourselves properly and so as to comply with our COVID19 protocols.

Training is every Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm at our home ground at 423 Auburn Road, Hawthorn. 

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 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
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.

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.  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!

Incredible value
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