Southern Beaches welcomed their newest team, the Under 17’s girls, with their very first round played at home at Friday night 22nd February. Women’s Rugby is fast growing and Southern Beaches are proud to be able to field a team in the competitionon
After a very successful Girls Get Rugged up for Rugby Day .A day where young girls were empowered to play all forms of sport.Southern Beaches will be hosting the Hunter Girls Summer Series at Ernie Calland Come along and support Girls rugby in the Hunter
Hunter Junior Rugby Union (HJRU) will open a new pathway for young female players with the introduction of an innovative competition in 2019.
HJRU President, Julien Castaldi, said a local 10-a-side competition for girls in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups will kick off in May next year.
“This is exciting news for HJRU and local clubs which have been seeking an opportunity for young girls interested in playing rugby union to show their talents on the field,” said Julien.
“Under existing competition rules, girls up to the age of 12 years can play mixed gender rugby but there has been little pathway to continue their development and great enthusiasm for the code in later years.”
The 10-a-side player format will start on 18 May next year and continue for 11 rounds before Grand Finals in each age group.
“Local clubs have been pressing for such a competition because of the increasing interest of young girls in playing rugby,” said Julien.
“We know that girls and women’s sport is changing rapidly – just look at the successes of the Australian Women 7s in winning gold at the Rio Olympics and the Super W Women’s competition this year in which a number of Hunter players were involved.
“That success at the top level is filtering down through the younger age groups and our new competition – believed to be the only one of its type in a NSW Country rugby zone – is anticipated to attract a lot of interest from girls in the 13 to 17 age bracket.”
Julien said the initiative was being built on the success of a Spring Rugby 7s competition for girls that HJRU has run for the past year.
“We started the Girls Summer 7s in February this year to provide an opportunity for girls aged Under 15 and Under 17 to play the faster version of the game,” explained Julien.
“The current Girls Spring 7s competition has 10 teams in the Under 15 division while the Under 17s comprises six teams which reflects the interest from those age groups in playing rugby.
“HJRU is now focussed on transferring that interest to a longer format of the game and our release today of information about the new 10-a-side competition will allow clubs to start planning for 2019.
“The 10-a-side format (instead of 15 players per team) is designed to allow clubs to concentrate on building their player strength between now and May next year. It will also allow clubs to engage with a smaller team group while introducing those girls to the code.”
Southen Beaches Rugby Academy began on Thursday 8th November. Please read attached flyer for more information for Juniors over 11 years of age.
The time is almost here and excitement is brewing.!!!!!
Tomorrow at 8.50am Southern Beaches Under 11 take the field against Merewether in the Grand Finals.It is a long time since we have had an Under Elevens in a Grand Final and it is extremely exciting for all connected with Southern Beaches Rugby Club.Then at 11.30am the Mighty Under Fourteens are contesting the Grand Final for the second consecutive year
Just as exciting it is the first time a Southern Beaches Team has been able to contest a Grand Final on home soil since the club first competed in 1995. It is a great opportunity to show off what great facilities we have at our club since the redevelopment of Ernie Calland and Allen Davis Field
For these reasons it is important that every member possible of Southern Beaches Rugby be there in attendance to celebrate this great Event.
Congratulations to Super Coach Corey Noble. It is a great announcement that Corey has been selected as the Hunter Wildfire Under 10 Manager /Assistant Coach.
Corey is a dedicated Coach for Southern Beaches and no doubt it will be a great development in his coaching skills that our beaches players will continue to benefit from.
Well done Corey!!!!
Junior Sandpaper Issue 2 2016 now hot off the press.
The 2016 Season is now underway . Don’t forget to check results page for all results this season.Also Draw has been posted on facebook .You can find a complete draw a Hunter Junior Website under Quick links
Sad to report a disappointing weekend for all our junior teams.
The mighty U8s went down to Merewether Green nine tries to four
U9s went down to Singleton nine tries to five
U11s went down to Maitland 54 – 0
U12s went down to Singleton 24 – 12
U18s – Southern Hawks went down to Wanderers 81 – 0.
& The U7s had a bye.
Get to training this week girls and boys. We’ll work on improving our skills and getting a better result next time.
Enjoy the read
v Waratah @ Home on Beaches Family Day.
The adventure begins – again – against Pokolbin @ HVG. Enjoy.
The HJRU has updated the draw for round 3 – the rest is to come on or about Tuesday (latest advice from their website). Here is next week in a nutshell for our beaches juniors
U7s have a bye;
In the match of the round, Beaches premier team, the Mighty Tyros, will provide a master class against Merewether Green @ ADF (Home) – 9.00am kick off; get there early, guaranteed to be standing room only;
U9s v Singleton @ Alan Bull (Singleton) – NOW MOVED TO A 9.00am kick off;
U11s v Maitland @ Marcellin Park (Maitland) – 11.20am kick off;
U12s v Singleton @ Alan Bull (Singleton) – NOW MOVED TO A 9.50am kick off;
U18s v Wanderers @ Passmore – 9.50am kick off.
Best of luck to all.
IT’S SCRUM TIME!!!
Under 11’s and Under13’s this a first of a number of sessions we will devote this year to our set piece play. Thursday afternoon training session this week will be dedicated to Scrum , Tackle and Pass skills. Learn the correct technique to be safe and solid. Bring mouth guards, head gear and pads.