Under 15 – 17

Welcome to Easts Tigers Under 15 – Under 17, 2018. If this is your first season with Easts or in fact rugby, then welcome to our club. Navigating your way around new websites, training fields on a Wednesday night, getting to know new parents of equally excited or bewildered players and knowing who to ask when you have a question are all part of the fun that goes with joining a club such as Easts. The first thing you should know is that the club is run by volunteers and your support is greatly appreciated. It is difficult to know who to offer your assistance to so the first port of call is our Club Manager – Julie Laws – who works Monday to Friday in the clubhouse office.

The management committee is also a voluntary group of dedicated individuals who appreciate any offers of assistance. The Club appoints a volunteer “coach” from within the teams parent group to run the program from 6.00pm – 7.15pm on Wednesday night to guide and develop the boys & girls. Any parent wishing to volunteer for a coaching or management position is to contact our Director of Rugby – Pat Richards or Erin Toohey rugbyadmin@eaststigers.com Subject: 2018 Coaching and Management.

The fee for Under 15 – Under 17 is $355 for the full season, both Pre and Post seasons or $177.50 for a half season, either Pre or Post. The fee will include a “Tiger for Life” T-shirt.

All further information and guidelines can be found in Documents section on this website.

 

 Team sizes? 15 a side tackle.

What if it rains? Check the website eaststigers.com or subscribe to Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on your phone.  A decision is made before 6.45am on game days or 4.00pm of training nights.  Do not phone the club, please check the website.

What to wear? Game day: Jerseys are supplied by the club and the team manager may organise a roster of parents to wash the team set each week. Turn up to the game in the Game Day Shirt , Easts shorts and socks (available for purchase from the tiger shop) and moulded football boots, blades or sports shoes (joggers/runners).  Any additional playing gear ie head gear must be IRB approved. We encourage parents to get into the spirit of the game and purchase a club polo to wear.  Training nights players can wear the above outfit as well or last years shirt.

How can I help?  The club relies heavily on parents to fill a range of volunteer roles during the course of the year.

Each team requires the following positions to be filled:

  • Coach                    Smart Rugby, Member Protection, Codes of Conduct, Blue card & Concussion Management 
  • Manager                 Concussion Management, Member Protection, Blue card & Attend Rugby Link managers session
  • Touch judge           As per Brisbane Junior Rugby guidelines.
  • Field marshal          For home games only, training provided at Clubhouse at start of season
  • Referee                  Referee Kids Course or Level 1 or higher accreditation. Home games only.
  • Match Officials        Smart Rugby & Member Protection

Referees for U10 to U18 are supplied by Queensland Rugby Referees Association

  • Merchandise          Assistance with the Tiger Shop
  • Sponsorship           Assistance with securing sponsorship for the club and team jerseys
  • Fundraising            Assistance with raffles and organising parents to participate in club functions. eg Annual Dinner, Ladies Day

Is there players Insurance?  The club employs appropriately trained sports medicine staff to attend all home games.  Their advice is to be taken by game officials (referees, coaches, managers and parents) regarding injuries to players and the ability of the player to continue playing.

One sports medic will be engaged per full size field in operation.

Information regarding the insurance paid on your behalf from your registration fees can be found on Rugby Australia’s website. 

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