About Junior Rabbitohs
Welcome to Juniors at South Darwin Rugby Union Club (SDRU).
Rugby with SDRU is all about fun and safety. We welcome boys and girls to play Rugby with us develop life long skills, not just the physical skills of playing rugby but good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play.
Training is held at Warren Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.15pm – 6.15pm. U5’s, U7’s and U9’s only train on Tuesdays.
2024/24 Season Registration
You can find information on how to register in the sign on letter. All registrations are done through Rugby Xplorer.
If you wish to use your Northern Territory (NT) Government Sports voucher to assist with the cost of registration fees, you will need to obtain a discount code from us first before registering through Rugby Xplorer.
Please refer to the Rugby Xplorer step by step instructions for assistance with registering.
The NT Rugby Union competition includes:
•Under 5s mixed (born 2019 and 2018)
•Under 7s mixed (born 2017 and 2016)
•Under 9s mixed (born 2015 and 2014)
•Under 11s mixed (born 2013 and 2012)
•Under 13s girls and boys (born 2011 and 2010)
•Under 15s girls and boys (born 2009 and 2008)
•Under 17s girls and boys (born 2007 and 2006)
Juniors are the foundation of our Club
Junior participation is the most important foundation of our Club to ensure we can build a great club on and off the field.
The Club is placing more resources on recruiting and developing our juniors and training our coaching staff to ensure the best possible coaching is available at our Club. Details of our Club’s Junior sign on day will be available soon or subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you up to date with the sign on and season start.
Kids Rugby – South Darwin Rugby Club – We Play it safe
We follow the Australian Rugby Union’s programs to make Rugby fun and safe.
For starters, there’s no tackling for ages under 7s, and winning comes a distant third to having fun and making new friends. So it doesn’t matter whether they’re big or small, boy or girl, any child can stand tall and have a ball.
Rugby Union is a fun and exciting way for young children to learn valuable life skills such as leadership, team work, courage, sportsmanship and friendship in a safe environment.
Safety is the priority as the laws and level of contact are gradually introduced while players develop.
The aim of kids rugby is to:
•Keep it simple, free flowing and enjoyable.
•Let the players develop skills with safety.
•Discourage any dangerous actions or unsafe practice.
•Adopt an educative, positive reinforcement approach.
•Ensure that players receive an equal chance to participate regardless of ability.
New Juniors are always welcome.
We encourage all interested parents or friends of rugby to contact us and learn more about our programs and support to introduce prospective juniors to rugby.
Training will only be cancelled if lightening is around. Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.15pm. U5’s, U7’s and U9’s only train on Tuesday.
You can find more information in the SDRU Junior sign on letter.
Staying in Touch
The Club has an active Facebook page so you can keep up to date with news and events.
Junior games commence on 27 October 2023.
Souths run regular meat tray raffles at the Parap Tavern on a Friday night.
Volunteers are invited to spend half an hour or so selling tickets. Please let us know if and when you can help out and we can add you to the roster. Your support would be most appreciated.
Other fund-raising activities run throughout the season. Please let us know if you have any ideas to raise funds for our clubs.