Thames Valley junior rugby is administered by the Thames Valley Youth Management Board with the assistance of the Thames Valley Rugby Unions rugby development officer.
If you have a child or children aged 13 and under that are interested in playing rugby union then you should in the first instance contact your local club or the union's RDO Bill Cooksley.
There are 9 clubs within the union that cater for players aged 4 to 13.
Coromandel (Coromandel Rugby Club)
Hauraki Plains (Ngatea Domain)
Mercury Bay (Mercury Bay Rugby and Sports Club - Lyon Park Whitianga)
Paeroa (Centenniel Park Paeroa)
Tairua (Tairua RFC - Tairua)
Te Aroha (Boyd Park - Te Aroha)
Thames (Rhodes Park - Thames)
Waihi (Waihi Athletic RFC - Kenny St - Waihi)
Whangamata (Whangamata RFC)
All clubs are training on a Tuesday and or Thursday from about 3.30pm to 5.30pm so feel free to rock on up and talk to somebody about which team might be right for your child(ren).
Thames Valley Rugby Union Current Youth Weights for Age 2015
ALL AGES ARE AS OF 1st JANUARY.
The grading list shall be as set out below by the TVYMB:
5th Grade 45kg and under 13 years
59kg and under 12 years
Open weight 11 years
6th Grade 38kg and under 12 years
47kg and under 11 years
Open weight 10 years
7th Grade 32kg and under 11 years
40kg and under 10 years
Open weight 9 years
8th Grade 29kg and under 10 years
35kg and under 9 years
Open weight 8 years
9th Grade 26kg and under 9 years
32kg and under 8 years
Open weight 7 years
10th Grade Rippa Rugby 6 years and under
The Thames Valley Youth Management Board have made allowances for some player re-grades if it meant that a club could field a team in a particular grade by drafting the following statement:
‘Clubs may submit to the full Youth Management Board – on a case by case basis – for players to be re-graded if the club deems it necessary in order for them to be able to field a team. This only applies to 7th, 6th or 5th grades’.
submissions will be decided by majority vote of Youth Management Board
Delegates present at the meeting that such submissions are to be decided at.