Waitakere rugby club is a community focused group run by a community minded, rugby loving, committee who have or have had children play at this club. We are always in need of more people to join our team so if you love our club as much as we do get in contact.

Junior registration's are open! The cost this year is $80 per player. We also offer a family discount to $40 for the 3rd child and thereafter.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - from now to the 15th of March. $70 per child. 2+ siblings will be $35 thereafter.

Junior Rugby Grades for 2024

Contact (Tackle)                                       Non contact (Rippa/Rip) 

Under 8                                                      Under 6 

Under 9                                                      Under 7 

Under 10                                                    Under 9 Boys Only 

Under 11                                                    Under 9 Girls Only 

Under 12                                                    Under 11 Boys Only 

Under 12/13                                              Under 11 Girls Only 

Under 13                                                    Under 13 Boys Only 

Under 9 Girls Only                                    Under 13 Girls Only 

Under 11 Girls Only                                  Under 15 Girls Only 

Under 13 Girls Only    

Under 15 Girls Only    

 *Teams subject to availablity

All games are played on Saturday or Friday evening 

More information about registration, games etc:

FAQ for Waitakere Junior Rugby


ARU Junior rugby weight grade chart


Junior registration form


Still have unanswered questions? Contact our Junior coordinator jnr.coordinator@waitakererugby.co.nz

For  updates and event info follow us on Facebook and Instagram



Registrations for 2024 are now open.

Family discounts available

Please make any payments to 




Ref: jnrreg and your childs full name


How do I register to play rugby at Waitakere Rugby Club?

You can go online and register through our website -https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/143950 

What are the registration fees for 2024?

Please see our reigstration form for current pricing above.

We have a family discount for 3 or more children – must be related siblings

We also offer an early bird discount up until our first muster of the year in March.

What grade do I put my child under?

Use the link below to see the ARU grades for 2024.


What is ‘weigh in’ and do I need to attend?

All tackle grade players must weigh in to complete the registration process. All new players (playing tackle) also need to weigh in. This is a requirement set by Auckland Rugby union.

If your child is playing rippa or rip rugby this year they do not need to weigh in.

Please follow our facebook page for updates and any upcoming weigh in/events


When does the season start and finish?

The season starts on the first weekend after the April school holidays (the last weekend in April) and finishes on the last weekend in August. Games are played on all available Saturdays excluding public holiday weekends (Easter, ANZAC and Queens Birthday) and the middle week of school holidays.

When are trainings?

Team training days and time will be advised by your coach once you have been allocated a team.  Teams will be finalised in late March-early April.

Training for Tackle grade teams is generally Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm and Rippa grades are Wednesday from approx 4:30 pm.

Most games are played on Saturday mornings with U6/U7 Rippa grade kicking off at 8:30am or 9:15 am.

U8, U9, U10 games kick off from approx. 9:15 am. U11, U12, U13 starting from 11-1130 am.  

My daughter wants to play rugby, what grade can she play in?

We have a number of Girls only grades available for 2024:

Rippa/Rip Rugby (Non-contact) Girls only grades:

Under 9 Girls Only

Under 11 Girls Only

Under 13 Girls Only

Under 15 Girls Only

Tackle (Contact) Girls only grades:

Under 9 Girls Only

Under 11 Girls Only

Under 13 Girls Only

Under 15 Girls Only

*Teams are subject to availability

Girls under the age of 7 play rippa in mixed teams. Girls are also able to play in any of the mixed tackle teams. 

When are games played?

Games are played on a Saturday morning at the following kick-off times;

8:30am - U6/U7 Rippa

9:15am and 10:15am - U7 Rippa/U8/U9/U10

11:30am – U11/U12/U13

Based on previous years games are played one week home and the next away. The locations of the away games will depend on what pool your team has been placed into. Most of the rippa games will be played in the West/Central Auckland area.

When can I expect to be contacted about what team I am in?

We try to have all teams confirmed by early April. You will be contacted by your team coach/manager around this time.

How do I find the weekly draw?

You can find the weekly draw by going to our website and clicking the draw tab.


I would like to play with my friends, can we go on to same team?

We will do our best to accommodate all requests where possible. Some of our teams fill up really fast so make sure you register as early as possible. When you register online please put a note in the comments section.

What team uniform do I need?

All players must wear Waitakere rugby shorts and socks. These can be purchased on any of our registration or weigh in days.

Waitakere rugby uniform and cool merchandise is available from the Score shop on Rosebank road


You can also order it online here


Can I set up a payment plan to pay for my registration or uniform?

Yes, please contact our junior delegate – jnr.delegate@waitakererugby.co.nz

I am a parent and love my rugby and want to get involved with my local club – what do I do?

Great, if you are interested in getting involved, we would love to chat with you. Speak to someone on registration day or email the Junior delegate at jnr.delegate@waitakererugby.co.nz or our club captain at clubcaptain@waitakererugby.co.nz