About Marist NH Junior Rugby

Welcome to Marist NH Junior Rugby.
Juniors encompass grades from the older kids in J1, J2, J3, J4; first years of tackle in J5 & J6, through to  J7 & J8 Rippa grades for the young ones. We also offer the Girls and Boys Rippa and Rip Rugby non-tackle grades as outlined below.


Any Junior enquiries can be made to:

Sara Prendergast (Club Administrator): info@maristnh.co.nz


In February, the online registration form will be open CLICK HERE
​​​​​​​*Players must be turning 5 by 30th June 2022 to be eligible to play.


​​​​​​​Your child will be playing either Tackle Rugby (J1-J6)*, Rippa Rugby (J7-J8) or Girls/Boys Rip Rugby (U9's-U15's).
*Note: The grade your child gets put into will depend on their age and weight.


**To determine which GRADE your child is eligible for, please either scroll down to see the Age and Weight Chart for 2022, or Click Here to download**


If this is your child’s first year at Marist, please bring evidence of their D.O.B. – Passport or Birth Certificate.

We make every effort to balance our teams across the grades to ensure that each team has a similar performance within the same grade. We always endeavour to recognise the requests by parents for their child to stay with a particular team, but this could mean from year to year, that players may not stay with the same group of players, but be allocated to different teams and coaches.

Players must wear the Marist Rugby shorts and socks for all games. These are to be purchased online (see Shop in menu above). Sizes will be available at our Weigh In sessions for you to look at.  New players will be supplied a training t-shirt. 2021 players will use the same training t-shirt from last season.

All players will be supplied with a playing jersey on game days (returned end of season).

*Mouth guards are compulsory. All players will be given a free mouthguard in their Welcome Pack.


Open Day
Once you have registered your child online to play Junior Rugby for 2022, we usually have Weigh-In sessions late Feb/early March for Weigh-In, Gear Sizing, Meet & Greet. However, due to the 
current surge in Covid cases, and the large queues for testing next to our Clubrooms, we felt it best to postpone the Weigh-In sessions for the safety of our membership.

(Update 11 March 2022): We will now be holding an Open Day on Saturday 26 March, 2-4pm, at the Club. This is for anyone interested in joining Marist, but also for our already registered members.
- Free food for the kids
- Fun activities
- Giveaways galore
- Opportunity to check out gear sizing
- Purchase second-hand gear/boots,
- Official weigh-in
- Meet and chat to key Marist personnel
- Collect your new Welcome Pack (drawstring bag with goodies inside!)
- Bring a friend to sign up and get a free Marist cap or playing shorts!


Team Muster Day
All Marist Juniors to attend.
Change of date; now: Saturday 9th April, 10am-12pm, Marist Rugby Club.

Meet your team and coach. Free food for kids and fun training activities.


2022 Information Sheet
An information sheet is emailed/given out to to all players who register. Please ensure you get your copy. Coming Soon.


2022 Registration Fees 

Fees for 2022 are as follows (includes $30 Union Levy):

  • 1 Player - $140.00
  • 2 Players (same family) - $240.00
  • 3 Players (same family) - $340.00 

Fees for 2022 are to be paid using our online facility. When you submit your registration form, you will be prompted to pay.


Grades

All Marist Junior Rugby is played on Saturday mornings at various rugby venues around North Harbour.


J1, J2 Tackle Rugby

  • 10-12 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • 1 or 2 training nights during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a full field
  • 15-a-side
  • Games are usually between 10:40am - 1:00pm.

J3, J4, J5 Tackle Rugby

  • 7-11 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • 1 training night during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a half field
  • 10-a-side
  • Games are usually between 9:30am - 11:50am

J6 Tackle Rugby

  • 6-9 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • 1 training night during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a quarter field
  • 7-a-side
  • Games are usually between 9:30am - 11:50am

J7, J8 Rippa Rugby

  • 5-7 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • 1 training night during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a quarter field
  • 7-a-side
  • Games are usually between 8:00am - 9:30am


Boys Rippa & Rip Rugby

  • Boys U9 Rippa for 7-8 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • Boys U11 Rip Rugby for 9-10 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • Boys U13 Rip Rugby for 11-12 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • No weight restriction
  • For those keen on a non-contact game of rugby
  • 1 training night during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a half field
  • 7-a-side
  • Games are usually between 9:30am - 1:00pm


Girls Rippa & Rip Rugby

  • Girls U9 Rippa for 7-8 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • Girls U11 Rip Rugby for 9-10 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • Girls U13 Rip Rugby for 11-12 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • Girls U15 Rip Rugby for 13-14 year olds (age as at 1st Jan)
  • No weight restriction
  • For those keen on a non-contact game of rugby
  • 1 training night during the week
  • Trainings are between 4-6pm
  • Play on a half field
  • 7-a-side
  • Games are usually between 9:30am - 1:00pm