Taranaki Rugby - Primary Schools

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The TRFU with the support from the Kaikate Rugby Club and Bell Block Rugby Club are going to run a 6 week Rippa Rugby programme in Term 1. This will be free of charge for teams to enter and focus on engaging tamariki in physical activity with their school peers. 

The programme will be split across two nights and venues. On Wednesday nights games will be played at the Kaikate Rugby Club - Corbett Park and on Thursday nights at the Bell Block Rugby Club - Hickford Park. The first round of games will start at 4pm and the last game will be no later than 6pm (this time could be earlier but is dependent on team entries). 

Round 1 of this exciting new programme will start on Wednesday 6th March (Kaikate Rugby Club - Corbett Park) and Thursday 7th March (Bell Block Rugby Club - Hickford Park) running each week on Wednesday and Thursday until the end of Term 1. We would like to encourage Schools from the west end of New Plymouth to join Kaikate, Teams or students can play at both venues, but we do have limited spaces at Kaikate due to field space.  

There will be the following grades: 

  • Year 1 and 2 Mixed (Boys/Girls)
  • Year 3 and 4 Mixed (Boys/Girls)
  • Year 5 and 6 Mixed (Boys/Girls)
  • Year 7 and 8 Boys
  • Year 7 and 8 Girls
  • Year 7 and 8 Mixed (This is TBC and will depend on teams entered in each grade) 

All teams will consist of 7 players on the field at once with mixed teams having a minimum of 3 girls and 3 boys on the field at any one time. The gender of the final player on the field is at the discretion of the team. If any teams or schools have any issues finding the correct number of boys or girls to field a team please get in contact with me. 

Teams will need to supply their own rippa belts and tags, but if the school hasn’t got these please let me know ASAP and the TRFU may be able to assist or lend some. 

All players need to be registered via Sporty please, your link has been sent to your school and you can get it from your teacher in charge. 

All teams that enter will go into the draw to win a Yarrows Taranaki Bulls or Central Roofing Taranaki Whio exclusive experience! The lucky winning teams will be invited to view a training and/or captains run! Tamariki will  have a chance to get exclusive behind the scenes exposure and up close with their heroes! There will be one winning team per grade! 

Any questions please get in touch: Bens@trfu.co.nz