Junior / Youth Rugby 2015

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




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’.


All submissions will be decided by majority vote of Youth Management Board Delegates present at the meeting that such submissions are to be decided at.