Welcome to Northlakes Junior Rugby Club
After managing to fit almost a full season into 2020, COVID returned in full force to squash the 2021 season. We managed to secure a few rounds in before we all headed into lockdown. However, after what feels like forever since we have scrambled out of bed in the frosty, early hours, dressed to the nines in head to toe Pirates attire, all I can say is…’We’re back!’ It may be a little wet and muddy, but 2022 is on and there is Rugby to be played!
If you feel the gap has been too long and you need some Rugby inspiration, grab a drink, grab the kids, kick back and watch our u11’s (now U13’s) win their first premiership here. This will surely give you all the feels.
For 2022, we have had a tremendous amount of support already from our community and would love to give a huge shout out to all of our sponsors that have come on board for 2022, starting with our first ever major sponsor DMC.
A huge thank you also goes out to The Beachie, Ainsworth Accounting, BTK Transport, Coast Care Support, Colonial Plumbing and Drainage, JAWO designs, Loop, Rycal Hunt Builders, Wiseberry and The Lakes Rugby.
Without the support of these wonderful sponsors, we would be unable to provide free rugby for all our U5-U7s and subsidised registration for our older age groups. It also allows us to provide free shorts and socks to all players, purchase our team jerseys, training and game day equipment as well as provide fun events throughout the year to create team bonding and the amazing family culture that The Pirates are famous for.
We are also proud to announce that this year ALL registered kids will receive a free training shirt. The more sponsorship we receive, the more it allows us to give. Our club has never been about making a profit. It is amazing to have received the sponsorship to provide this to our families. Ensure you return the favour and support our sponsors when the opportunity arises – visit them, refer to them and like & share their social media pages.
Also, a huge shout out to our wonderful committee and volunteers that give their time freely to ensure all kids have the opportunity to play rugby in a safe and fun environment. These superstars are the ones setting up the home ground on early winter mornings, they are coaching your kids and providing them with life long skills, refereeing games, managing teams, they are running the canteen & BBQ, accounting, organising registrations, merchandise & equipment, organising sponsors, fundraising, fun days, mouthguard fittings, presentation day – the list goes on & on. They are a friendly bunch and all want what is in the best interest of the kids and are always looking for volunteers, so don’t be shy and come say hi and help out!
Lastly, a big shout out to the kids, families & supporters for helping make this club the best on the coast! We can’t wait to get amongst it again in 2022!
Latest Club News
Here are some important dates to put in your calendar: 4 March : Dental at Lakehaven visit to make mouthguardsDental at Lake Haven will be coming to our clubhouse to take impressions for anyone who wishes to purchase a custom mouth guard. These Mouthguards are free to...
**NEW DESIGN** Our 2021 Merchandise can be ordered now!!! Orders will close 14th March and is expected to arrive start of May. We have changed suppliers and design - this design is locked in for the next 3 years!!! Size charts are best viewed on a PC. Please click...
Training Begins for all teams March 2022
Our U8’s and above will train 2 days per week, being Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 17th – 5pm to 6pm at Slade Park, Budgewoi, unless alternate times and venue have been organised – please check your team Facebook group for regular updates.
Our U5’s – U7’s will train on Thursdays only from 5pm to 6pm at Slade Park, Budgewoi, commencing 17 March 2022, unless advised differently by your team coach.
Here are a few facts to get you started:
- Girls and boys welcome.
- U5’s-U7’s register for free. This age group plays two-handed touch only.
- U8’s-U12’s plus U13 girls registration $100.
- U13 boys and above $105.
- Free socks and shorts for every registered player.
- Free training shirt in 2022 for every registered player.
- Government sports vouchers accepted.
- Player fee assistance available on request.
- Smart rugby qualified coaches