THE JUNIORS DEN

Welcome to Easts Junior Rugby in 2022!

Junior rugby at Easts provides many programs for children to enjoy the game of rugby. Our focus is on participation and giving every boy and girl the chance to play this great game in an enjoyable environment. Easts is involved with MRP (Modified Rugby Program), Girl’s Rugby Program, Tiger Cubs (4 & 5 year olds) and a full range of age groups from Under 6 to Junior Colts – U18 (XV Junior). Easts are one of the largest Junior Rugby clubs in Australia.

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 6:30pm – 7:30pm on Friday night to guide and develop the boys & girls. Any parent wishing to volunteer for a coaching or management position is to contact Tyrell Barker, [email protected], Subject: 2022 Coaching and Management.

We look forward to welcoming your family to Easts Rugby Union in 2022. #tigerforlife.

**Please note** When registering as a Tiger Cub you will need to select the product “Modified Rugby Participant”. 

Please note: The club reserves its rights at all stages to refuse any application for registration.

Click here to register through Rugby Xplorer:

Tiger Cubs

Easts Rugby Union are pleased to announce a new partnership with The Jungle Adventure Play. This exciting new partnership will provide our youngest Tiger’s with some great benefits as they start their journey as Tigers for Life! Our Tiger Cubs programme will be different in 2022 with all children taking part in the skills and games together each week. We can’t wait to have our Tiger Cubs at Easts in 2022 and thank The Jungle Adventure Play for their great support of grassroots rugby!

Players must have turned 4 years before their first training session to qualify for Cubs. The Tiger Cub concept allows children under supervision to be active, learn various ball skills and have fun with new friends while being involved in a junior club atmosphere. After 1 or 2 years of this program the child will have a better understanding when they take on their first year of official junior rugby in Under 6. The Club appoints a volunteer “coach” from within the teams parent group to run the program from 4.30pm – 5.30pm on Friday night to gui and develop these boys & girls.

The fee for the Tiger Cubs is $225 for the season. The fee will include a “Tiger for Life” training shirt, Club bag and water bottle, Tiger Cub Medal and team photo at the end of the season.

**Please Note: When registering a Tiger Cub you will need to select the “Modified Rugby Program” “Little Rugby” product

Under 6-9s

  • Players must have turned 5 years prior to the first game in 2022 to qualify for an Under 6 team.
  • Players born in 2015 and 2016 are eligible for an Under 7 team.
  • Players born in 2014 and 2015 are eligible for an Under 8 team.
  • Players born in 2013 and 2014 are eligible for an Under 9 team (Under 9 is 10 a side tackle)

The fee for Under 6 is $390 for the season.  The fee will include a “Tiger for Life” training shirt, Club Medal, all levies, insurance and team photo.

Under 10-11s

  • Players born in 2012 and 2013 are eligible for an Under 10 team (Under 10 is 12 a side tackle)
  • Players born in 2011 and 2012 are eligible for an Under 11 team. (Under 11 is 12 a side tackle)

The fee for Under 10 is $390 for the season. The fee will include a “Tiger for Life” t-shirt, all levies, insurance and a team photo.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I volunteer at the club?

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

Any parent wishing to volunteer for a coaching or management position is to contact Tyrell Barker, [email protected], Subject: 2022 Coaching and Management.

Is there medical support at the games?

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.

Is there insurance provided?

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

What is the uniform for players?

Gameday: Jerseys are supplied by the club, and the team manager may organise a roster of parents to wash the team set each week. Each player is to wear the Easts shirt to the games; this is the shirt they will receive with their fees, along with Easts shorts and socks (available to purchase from the Merchandise shop) and moulded football boots, blades or sports shoes (joggers/runners).  No screw-in boot tags are permitted.  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.  On training nights players can wear the above outfit as well or last year’s shirt.

How will I know which age group my child will play in?

Please refer to the following chart to determine which age group your child will fall into according to their birth month and year.
Season-Dates-by-Age-GroupDownload

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.One sports medic will be engaged per full size field in operation.Allocation of players to teams? Players and teams are not graded at this age group.  If you played last year and register on one of the sign on days the club will allocate you to the same team as last year unless you request otherwise. Registering after this time is dependent on spots available in teams.  It is a very large club and quite a complex task for volunteers to manage but the club is always willing to try and accommodate requests where possible.

What is the allocation of players to teams?

Players and teams are not graded at this age group.  If you played last year and registered on one of the sign on days, the club will allocate you to the same team as last year unless you request otherwise. Registering after this time is dependent on spots available in teams.  It is a very large club and quite a complex task for volunteers to manage but the club is always willing to try and accommodate requests where possible.

What are the team sizes?

Under 12s are 12 a side and over 12s are 15 a side tackle.

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