CAIRNS 2021 
Junior RUGBY UNION SEASON

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The Rugby Union Juniors Season Starts on Friday 8th October and is in the following format:

TEAMS:

Under 6's - Mixed Gender - 7 Players - 2 x 10min Halves

Under 8's - Mixed Gender - 7 Players - 2 x 15min Halves

Under 10's - Mixed Gender - 12 Players - 2 x 20m Halves

Under 12's - Mixed Gender - 15 Players - 2 x 25min Halves

Under 14's - Girls - 7 Players - 2 x 7min Halves

Under 14's - Boys - 15 Players - 2 x 35min Halves 

Under 16's - Girls - 7 Players - 2 x 7min Halves

Under 16's - Boys - 15 Players - 2 x 35min Halves

Under 18's - Girls - 7 Players - 2 x 7min Halves

Under 18's - Boys - 15 Players - 2 x 35min Halves

Children can play in the age group of the team of which they are turning this year. Eg. Finn is 6 turning 7 this year, he will play in Under 8's. 

*Teams will be formed by clubs when there are enough children for a team who are registered or who have expressed interest for their age group. If we don't have enough children registered in a particular age group we may not be able to accommodate the age group team this year so please let other families know about Rugby and encourage them to register their children too. 

COMPETITION FORMAT AND FEES 2021

The competitions runs for:

9 weeks

Season Starts - 8th October 2021 

Training - Each Club varies. Check with the club your child is going to play with for their training information. 

Games Friday Nights at Jones Park, Mann St Westcourt

Fees - Decided and charged by the clubs

REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDS PLACE VIA RUGBY XPLORER

If you are familiar with the process and would like to go ahead and register your child, please do so via Rugby Xplorer.

Rugby Xplorer Link:

https://myaccount.rugbyxplorer.com.au/ 

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER VIA RUGBY XPLORER

How to register via Rugby Xplorer

NEED SOME ASSISTANCE WITH FEES?

The Queensland State Government issues fair play vouchers to families who meet the requirements for assistance. See their website for more information:  https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply 

If your are wanting to apply for one of these, please let us know because we register you a little differently to take payment from the QLD Gov instead of your family. 

If you aren't eligible for the fair play vouchers but are requiring some assistance please contact the club your child will be playing for to discuss a scholarship or partial financial assistance for your child/children.

COACHES & VOLUNTEERS

Under Federal Child Protection Laws it is a requirement of working with Children that you have a Blue Card in State of Queensland. 

You can obtain a Blue Card here: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card-services 

Once you have signed up for Rugby Xplorer, logon to your profile and register as a coach or volunteer then under the learning centre Rugby Australia require you to undertake your Smart Rugby Course and Match Day App accreditation. For additional coaching resources login to your Rugby Xplorer portal and under learning centre you will find coaching courses and resources. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Rugby Australia, Queensland Rugby Union & FNQ Rugby require all people involved in the sport of Rugby Union in Australia to adhere to the code of conduct. 

Rugby AU is committed to promoting and strengthening the positive image of Rugby and its Participants in Australia. To do so, we all need to be committed to living our core values of Passion, Integrity, Discipline, Respect and Teamwork.

The Code aims to ensure that Rugby Australia’s core values, good reputation and positive behaviours are maintained by its players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, parents and spectators by providing a simple set of rules that assist in delivering a safe, fair and inclusive environment for all.

This Code also seeks to deter conduct that could damage the game of Rugby by impairing public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of matches and competitions or in the integrity and good character of Participants.

Download the code of conduct here: Code of Conduct 

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