2024 Season Information

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEASON:

2024 Training Schedule: TBC (please note the table below is 2023 and will be replaced as soon as the 2024 schedule is confirmed)

  • Grammar Juniors AGM – TBA
  • Registrations open – 22 January 2024

WEIGH IN DATES:

  • Tuesday 20th February:                5.30pm -6.30pm
  • Sunday 10th March:                   11.00pm -12.00pm
  • Saturday 17th March:                 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Tuesday 26th March:                  4.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Rippa Rugby Fun Day –  Sunday 17th March 2024 – 8.00am – 9.30am (Under 6 & Under 7 only)
  • Pre-season training  – as agreed with individual Coaches
  • Grammar Juniors Coaches, Managers, Referees function /Rugby Smart & SmallBlacks Accreditation – Tuesday 2nd April 2024 – Shore Rd Clubrooms
  • Club day – Saturday 6th April 2024 (afternoon and evening function) Grammar Juniors Clubrooms, Shore Rd Reserve
  • Coaching and Refereeing Courses – http://grammarjuniors.org.nz/coaching-referee-courses/
  • Associate Referee Course – Wednesday 8th May – 6.30pm Start. Shore Road
  • Rugby Season commences – Saturday 4th May 2024
  • Ron Williams Tournament (U9) – Sunday 28th July 2024
  • Team Photos – Wednesday 12th June & Thursday 13th June 2024
  • Grammar Juniors U10 Invitational Tournament- Sunday 11th August 2024
  • Season finishes  – Generally the end of August
  • End of season Prizegiving function –  Sunday 1st September 2024. GJRFC Clubrooms, Shore Road at 4.00pm.
  • Taupo Tournament – 19th – 22nd September 2024
  • Taupo Tournament – Weigh in dates: To be confirmed
  • GJRFC AGM- TBC

Uniform

Saturday Games Times are as follows:

NB: Timings are indicative only and may change.

  • U6 – 8:30am
  • U7 and U8 – 9:15am
  • U9 & U10 – 10:15am
  • U11 to U13* – 11:30am  *NB: that last games are at 11:30am but for the U13’s, games can be always scheduled for 1pm – if necessary. U13 games may be scheduled up to 1pm depending on the Auckland Rugby Union Draw.

 

Auckland Rugby Union – Junior Grade Rules

Under 12 & 13 Combined Grade Rules

Under 11 Grade Rules

Under 10 Grade Rules

Under 9 Grade Rules

Under 8 Grade Rules

Non-Contact Grade Rules – U9 Rippa & U11 Rip

 

New Rules for the following grades for 2024

NZRU – EDSLVs changes to U6-U8 Grades

(EDSLV – Experimental Domestic Safety Law variations)

 

Grade Type Change When
U6 Rippa 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U7 Rippa 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U8 Tackle 10 a-side Tackle 7 a-side 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side Tackles below Sternum (Tummy tackle) 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side Deferring Scrum & Lineouts until U9 2022

 

Associate Referee Courses

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