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Havelock North Junior Rugby Club
Anderson Park
22 Te Aute Rd
Havelock North

PO Box 670

Havelock North
Our club caters for all grades from Kindy Rippa 3yr & 4yrs then 5 year olds to Intermediate School age.

Over the years we have developed an excellent reputation for turning out talented young rugby players, many of whom have gone on to play for the All Blacks, NZ age group, Super Rugby, Hawkes Bay Magpies and Olympic, Worlds and Commonwealth Games Swimmer.

We are equally proud of the many young adults who have achieved success in other areas of life, using the attributes of team work, fair play and personal achievement they developed while with the Havelock North Junior Rugby Club.

Our mission is to install in each child a love for the game of rugby, in a safe and nurturing environment. In doing so, we want to ensure each player reaches his or her full potential, by emphasising the ideals of team work, sportsmanship, fair play and striving to achieve their personal best.

Please sign up below to receive notices.  All upcoming events and the applicable weekly draw are sent via the below notice section.

Club Contacts
Conveners: 5th - 8th Grades - Justin Lawrence (021 813 074)
9th to 12th Grades - George Massingham (021 769 651)
Web page/online registrations/team sheets: Leah Setford (021 1500 835 setford@clear.net.nz)
Chairman: Gareth Kilsby: 027 5369417

Kindy Rippa

Campbell Feather has kindly agreed to be the kindy rippa coach for 3 and 4 year olds.
Registration night: Tues, 21st April
Time: 5.30pm to 6pm
Where: Anderson Park club rooms
Payment: $25 per child
    Payment must be made on the night to secure your child's spot.  There are no IOU's.

Rugby Start date: 2 May 2015
Time for 3 yr olds: 8am
Time for 4 yr olds: 8.30am
Where: On field 4B off Lipscombe Crescent by the squash courts.

Playing dates: 2 May to 13 June

25 July to 29 August

Pro Performance Course
Paladin Sports Gear have kindly offered to host a  free Pro Performance Rugby Course to all coaches and interested parties on Sunday 15th March at approximately 1pm (after the Small Blacks Course).  Could all interested parties please contact Leah Setford (
021 1500 835 setford@clear.net.nz) by 9 March.  The course runs for approximately 3 hours.  The following link has some information about the course

Small Blacks Course

All teams must have at two people (coach, co coach, manager) attend the Small Blacks course on Sunday, 15 March at 9am, Anderson Park. Other courses are on 29 March 9am @ Napier Old Boys Marist 1pm @ HRS. 29 April 6pm @ Clive.  Any teams who do not have two representatives attend the small blacks course, may not have their team entered into the rugby draw by the Intercity Junior Rugby Board.

Club Day
Our junior club day will be on 16 May 2015.  There will be a free sausage sizzle for all players.

RDCL 7's Academy
RDCL Havelock North Rugby Sevens are hosting their annual Sevens Academy.
When:  Friday 13th, 20th, 27th March
Where: field 3 Anderson Park
Time: 5.40pm till 6.45pm
Cost: Free.
Conditions: The Academy is for 10 to 15 year old current and former Havelock North Junior rugby players.
There is only 11 more spaces.
To register and find out more go to http://www.sportsground.co.nz/hnvillage/103757/

Expressions of  interest for Queenstown tournament committee - 2016
The Club will be taking another 11th/12th grade combined team to the Queenstown rugby tournament in 2016.  This will involve the current 10th and 11th grade players.
There will be a meeting for families interested in going on 23 March at 7.30pm at the club rooms (after the weigh ins).
Below is a link with information about the 2014 trip.
Please contact Simon Halford (021701299), if any families would like to attend the meeting or would like further information.



Rugby Courses offered by the HBRU
The following link has information about the small blacks courses and other courses for 7th grade and up.  Rugbysmart is not applicable to junior rugby.
Please contact Jarvy Aoake (jarvvy@hbrugby.co.nz) if any of the club's coaches would like to attend the Coach Upskill courses.

All 10th, 11th and 12th grade teams must have at least one person attend the Associate Referees Course. Those dates have yet to be set by the HBRU.
Registrations for 2015
The on line registration form is available under the "Registration forms" tab above.  Please fill in all the compulsory details.  A copy of the registration form will be sent to your email address.  Keep a copy of that form.  You will need to bring it with you to weigh in night on Monday, 23 March between 5pm and 8pm.  The online registration form is for 5th grade and up (not kindy rippa).    Kindy rippa children do not attend the weigh in night.

All new 5th graders need to attend weigh in night
with their birth certificate.  Their birth certificate needs to be cited by one of the weigh masters.  They do not need to be weighed.  The 5th graders need to come into the club rooms by the back door.

All 6th graders returning from last season do not need to attend weigh in night.  The club recommends that fees are paid online before weigh in night.  All new 6th graders will need to attend weigh in night to have their birth certifcates cited by the weigh master.  New 6th grade players also do not need to be weighed.

All new players to the club will need their birth certifcate cited by the weigh master on weigh in night and need to be weighed if 7th grade and above.

Weigh in night
Is on Monday, 23 March between 5pm and 8pm.  All children will need a copy of their official registration form.  Computers and printers will be available on the night for parents/caregivers to use.  All players between 7th grade and 12th grade need to be officially weighed.  New players need to bring their birth certificates to be cited.

Other Weigh in's
28 March @ Hastings Rugby and Sports 10-2pm
29 March @ Taradale 10-2pm

Playing Dates for 2015
Season starts on: 2nd May
May: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
June: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July: 4th, 25th
August: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
Season ends: 29 August

Fees for 2015
The fees for 2015 will be $50 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling.  The club account is HNJRC account 03 0642 0982843 02. Please use your child's registered name as the reference.

All children who pay their fees fees will receive a  team photo and $50/$60 credit towards a team meal at the club rooms. ($60 credit is for full field teams). All players will also receive a team sponsored shirt.

Expressions of Interest for Coaches/Referees/Managers in 2015
The club would like all intending coaches, referees and managers for 2015 to contact Leah Setford (setford@clear.net.nz or 021 1500 835).  The Committee will vote on the head coach and co coach for teams that a joined together in 2015.
  All full field teams are required to have a person attend the Associated Referees course.
  These are held in March/April 2015.

Sponsors for 2015
Could any other sponsors please contact Leah Setford, if you would like to sponsor a team next year.  Sponsorship could be of team shirts, coaches jerseys or shorts.

Small Blacks - Coaches attendance compulsory
The Club has made a directive that all coaches must pay their child/ren's subs in full at the start of the each season.  The fees will be refunded, once that coach has attended a Small Blacks Course.  There must be two people (coaches/manager) from each team that must attend the Small Blacks Course in 2015.  It is a NZRU/HBRU directive that each team has at least one person who has attended the Small Blacks Course at each game.  Only coaches and committee members will be exempt from paying fees.

Next Committee meeting
Tuesday, 7th April at 7pm, at the club rooms

On behalf of the Junior Commitee, we look forward to a great 2015 season.

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