2019 Junior Player Information

Wests Bulldogs Rugby

JUNIOR PLAYERS INFORMATION FOR SEASON 2019

Welcome to Rugby season 2019! Western Districts Rugby Football Club Inc. is a not‐for‐profit community Club. We provide boys & girls the opportunity to learn the skills and enjoyment of rugby. We play in the Brisbane Junior Rugby Union (BJRU) competition.

 

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION LINKS

  • Our website: westsbulldogsrugby.com.au with links to the Draw at BJRU and QRU
  • Registrar Email address is info@westsbulldogsrugby.com.au
  • Wests weekly newsletter from end Feb has the latest information about training, games and club matters.

 

AGE ELIGIBILITY

Age group is determined according to the age of the player in a calendar year. For instance, if a player turns 8 in 2019, he/she will be deemed an Under 8 player. Players may play up one year only, that is, an Under 8 player can play in the Under 9 competition. There are no other exceptions.

 

VOLUNTEERING

All teams must provide a Coach, a Manager and a Field Marshall. Teams in under 6 to 9 must provide a Referee. Coaches, Managers, Field Marshalls & Referees are volunteers. All Coaches and Referees must be accredited and obtain a Blue Card. There are many Courses available for Accreditation. The Club will assist you with registering for a course.  Junior sport cannot operate without our army of volunteers, so we ask you to help the kids and the Club where ever you can.  Volunteering is both enjoyable and rewarding. Please help by emailing info@westsbulldogsrugby.com.au

 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS

All Junior registrations are now done on-line only and payments are via credit/debit card only. The Club can no longer register players. There is a Sign On Day Friday 1st Feb and 15th February from 4pm to 8pm. On-line registration will be available from the 21st January 2019. Go to our web-page under tab “Junior Rugby” and “Junior Registration 2019”. Registration Fees for Juniors are:

Under 6 and 7 – $350.00 Under 8 to under 14 – $375.00 Under 15 1/2 season $190.00, U15 Full season $335.00, U16 Full Season $335.00,  17 TBA. Modified Rugby Program – $375.00 Girls 7’s – $295.00

The Registration Fee covers the player Insurance, QRU Levy, ARU Levy, Medics, Referees from U10-U17, a jersey for under 6 to under 14, use of training equipment and social membership. Each player will be provided a training shirt, water bottle, sticker, team photo, medal, free rides at the break up party.

After you have registered online please collect your training shirt, sticker, water bottle from Friday 15th Feb 2019.

 

GIRLS RUGBY

This year we will be running seasons of U13, U15, U17 Girls Sevens Rugby. Rego is $295.00. Players will need to buy shorts and socks

 

DISCOUNTS FOR SIBLINGS

Discounts for families with 2 players $40, 3 players $100, 4 players $200.

 

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

The Qld Government can assist some families with $150 vouchers for sporting fees.

For information and an application form please click on Get In The Game Qld Govt

  

TRAINING TIMES – Changed for 2019

The first Training Night is Friday 22nd Feb (U6-U14) at Wests.  Grading for U12 & U14 will commence on Friday 22nd February

U15 & U16 will be training on Wednesday 6pm at Wests

Girls U13, U15 & U17 will train on Wednesday nights 5:30pm to 7pm.

Times may vary depending on coach and field availability. For safety reasons, all players must have a responsible adult/parent/guardian present at training. Food, drinks are all available on Friday nights and all family members are welcome to come along and enjoy the start of the weekend at the Club.

 

PUPPY PACK

On Friday night from 5.00pm to 6.00pm we invite families with 3 to 5 year olds to join our “Puppy Pack”. Puppy Pack will assist the younger kid’s introduction to Wests. We aim to develop ball skills, promote fun and create friendships. The cost is $165 for the season. This includes training shirt, water bottle, sticker, trophy or medal, and rides at the break up party. For more details please click on 2019 Puppy Pack

 

GEAR AND MERCHANDISE

  • All players must wear club socks, club shorts. They are on sale at the Club, Shorts cost $30 and Socks $15
  • Jerseys can be given to players from the first game after Easter for under 6 to under 14 only. All U15 to U17 jerseys MUST NOT be given to players and must be returned at the end of the season.
  • All players are to wear a mouth guard – available at chemists or from dental technicians.
  • All players must have a water bottle at training and games (filled with water).
  • Players in Under 6 to Under 9 play in sports shoes (joggers/runners), molded football boots or blades. No steel boot tags are permitted.
  • Players in Under 10 and above play in conventional football boots with tags no longer than 18mm.
  • Referees may check boots to ensure no sharp edges exist.
  • Headgear (if worn) must bear the “World Rugby Approval” label. (Headgear is available at the Club for sale)
  • Also parents should ensure that players clothes and equipment is marked with their name.

 

GAME and TEAM INFORMATION

Day Age Start Time Each Half

(minutes)

Half Time

(minutes)

Ball Size Number

Players

on Field

Maximum

Players

per Team

Saturday Under 6 8.20 am 15 5 2 7 10
Under 7 9.10 am 15 5 2 7 10
Under 8 10.00 am 15 5 3 7 12
Under 9 10.50 am 20 5 3 10 16
Sunday Under 10 8.30 am 20 5 4 12 18
Under 11 9.20 am 20 5 4 12 18
Under 12 10.20 am 25 5 4 15 23
Under 13 11.20 am 25 5 5 15 23
Under 14 12.20 pm 25 5 5 15 23
Under 15 1.20 pm 25 5 5 15 23
Under 16 2.20 pm 30 5 5 15 23
Under 17 3.40 pm 30 5 5 15 23
  • Players should arrive at least 30 minutes before the game start time
  • Season starts for under 6 – 9 Trial Games:  Starting date 16/3/2019 (To be confirmed)
  • Under 10 – 15 Grading/ Trial Games:  Starting date 17/3/19 (To be confirmed)

 TEAMS                                                                                                                                                              

Team allocation is guided by the principal of club first. DRAFT teams will be posted on the club Notice board (or on the web-site) on or before the first training night or be advised by email. These draft teams may change. Teams from Under 12 to Under 17 will be graded. Players in under 6 to under 11 are allocated into a team by the Club Registrar based on the balance of players. Grading is banned by the BJRU in under 6 to under 11.  Parents/Coaches/Managers are not allowed to create their own teams, please refer to our Junior Club Policies.       

CODE OF CONDUCT                                                                                                                                                           

Our club has a zero tolerance to poor sideline behavior from parents. All players, coaches, officials, parents/guardians, spectators or any other Club affiliate is bound by the Code of Conduct, and shall not at any time act in a manner detrimental towards the game or spirit of Rugby Union. Penalties apply for anyone breaking these rules. See Section 3.3 of the BJRU rules on their website.

SPONSORSHIP AT THE BULLDOGS                                                                                                                                  

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. There are many ways to support our Club and Rugby. Sponsorship can be via Team Jerseys, Precinct Signage, Equipment, Web-page, Newsletters, Social Function, Presentation night and many more. Join in with some of our high valued sponsors for 2018. Our Sponsors in 2018 already include Xradiology, Scifleet Toyota, Data #3, Westpac Toowong.

WET WEATHER

If it is raining or there has been substantial rain, go to our Facebook and Twitter for the latest information on training and/or games. FYI the maximum rain our field can take is about 10mm. If we have considerable rain (above 10mm) the day before games, the Club will make an early call and cancel games. Our club has now 650 juniors and 290 senior players with only two fields. Our fields are critical asset and so the Club must ensure these assets are usable by all players for the whole season.

CLUB POLICIES                                                                                                                                           

Parents and Guardians should read and understand our Club Philosophy and Policies. Please see our website.