Today Rugby Australia launched a new program which will welcome thousands more people through club doors.
The ‘Get into Rugby Club’ program will be rolled out in 31 selected clubs across Australia with more clubs coming on board for the second phase during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The innovative five-week program teaches people of all ages the rugby basics and helps them move into our three distinct formats: Foxtel touch 7s, 7s and 15s.
Over the past six months Rugby Australia has run ‘Get into Rugby’ coaching workshops in Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, Victoria, the ACT, South Australia and New South Wales to ensure all engaged clubs are fully equipped for the season ahead.
Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said this program will be a game changer for clubs and ties in well with the World Cup buzz.
‘’To help our clubs grow we need to offer a program which appeals to more Australians who haven’t previously followed or played rugby but are looking for ways to connect with others or keep fit.
‘’Now people can show up to a club close to home with no experience and enjoy themselves while learning the basics.
‘’The second phase will be launched during the hype of the Rugby World Cup when new fans are looking to continue their rugby experience and get more involved with the game,’’ said Castle.
The Lindfield Rugby Club in Sydney is one of 10 NSW-based clubs to launch the program and said it will be a major boost to their club who this year celebrate 100 years.
Lindfield Rugby Club President Andrew Hutton said: ’We’re always looking for new ways to bring people in and understand it can be quite daunting for people to learn rugby if they haven’t played a contact sport before.
‘’This program will help bridge that gap and hopefully show a new wave of people that rugby is all about just having fun with your mates.
The new club program follows the success of the ‘Get into Rugby Schools’ program which was delivered to more than 53,000 students in 2018.
To find out more about Get into Rugby Club click here.
See below the list of ‘Get into Rugby Clubs’ for phase one:
Wakehurst Rugby Club Forest Way, Belrose, New South Wales, 2085
Mosman Rugby Club Cross Street, Mosman, New South Wales, 2088
Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Union Club Aub Ferris Oval, Showground Lane, Nabiac, New South Wales, 2312
Lindfield Rugby Club Tryon Road, East Lindfield, New South Wales, 2070
Oatley Rugby Club Lugarno, New South Wales, 2210
Armidale Junior Rugby Club Taylor Street, Moran Oval, Armidale, New South Wales, 2350
Coffs Harbour Juniors Rugby Union Football Club 600 Hogbin Drive, Toormina, New South Wales, 2452
Shoalhaven Rugby Club Rugby Lane, Nowra, New South Wales, 2234
Casuarina Beach Rugby Club 546 Casuarina Way, Casuarina New South Wales, 2487
Northern Barbarians Rugby Club Britannia Street, Pennant Hills, New South Wales, 2120
Wanneroo Rugby Union Club Kingsway Sporting Complex, Spectator Drive, Madeley, Western Australia, 6065
UWA Rugby Club Mount Claremont, Western Australia, 6010
Perth Irish Rugby Football Club 105 Daly Street, Belmont, Perth, 6104
Albury Wodonga Rugby Union Football Club Short Street, Albury, New South Wales, 2640
Broulee Dolphins Rugby Union Club 1 Francis Street, Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee, New South Wales, 2537
Batemans Bay Rugby Club Beach Road, Batemans Bay, New South Wales, 2536
Caboolture Rugby Union Club 187 Petersen Road, Morayfield Queensland, 4506
Norths Brisbane Rugby Club 50 Shaw Road, Wooloowin, Queensland, 4030
Brothers Rugby Club Albion 3 Crosby Road, Albion Queensland, 4010
Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club Memorial Park, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong, Queensland, 406
University of Queensland Rugby Football Club Sir William MacGregor Drive, St Lucia, Queensland, 4067
Nerang Rugby Union Club 125 Pappas Way, Nerang, Queensland, 4211
Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club Fullarton Road & Claremont Avenue, Urrbrae, South Australia, 5062
Elizabeth Rugby Union Football Club Womma Road & Peachey Road, Edinburgh North, South Australia, 5113
Woodville Rugby Union Football Club Ailsa Avenue, Seaton,South Australia, 5023
Port Adelaide Baynes Place, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5015
Devonport Bulls Rugby Union Football Club Don Recreation Ground, Richardson Drive, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Burnie Emus Rugby Union Club Lookout Road, Upper Burnie, Tasmania, 7320
Northern Panthers Rugby Club CH Sullivan Memorial Park, Blake Street, Reservoir, Victoria, 3073
Casey Crusaders Rugby Union Club Clyde Recreation Reserve, 10 Pattersons Road, Clyde, Victoria 3978
Power House Junior Rugby Union Club Lofts Reserve, Altona North, Victoria, 3025