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Junior Girls Rugby

Junior Girls Rugby is live and strong amongst the 18 Junior Clubs in Wellington. 

There are several ways for girls in the Wellington region to experience and play rugby. Some clubs offer a nursery grade for our U5 players which is the beginning of their rugby playing journey. They then move on to U6 and U7 grades which introduce rugby through its non-contact form of rippa rugby. This teaches the key skills of running rugby without the tackle. From there a number of rugby skills development modules are run throughout the year.  These are 'girls only' events which enable the girls to learn fundamental rugby skills, tackle technique and build confidence in a fun and safe environment; it also provides opportunity for friendships to form, something that can be a challenge for those in teams filled with boys.


Grades available for the 2021 season are:

  • U6 & U7 Rippa Rugby (non-contact)

  • U8/U9 Combined RipRugby (non-contact)

  • U10/U11 Combined RipRugby (non-contact)

  • U12/U13 Combined RipRugby (non-contact)

  • U8-U13 Tackle Rugby (contact)


For girls at college the numbers here are also growing. If the college you attend is currently unable to field a team contact our Female Rugby Coordinator and we will attempt to facilitate an arrangement with an alternative college to accommodate these players.  With the continued growth of female rugby we anticipate the expansion of college rugby grades available.


For those girls who play other sports but wouldn't mind a taste of rugby, our Female Rugby Coordinator is available to provide in school sessions. This provides an introduction to the sport without the commitment to a team or club. These sessions will be designed to meet the needs of the school and player.

For regular updates on what is happening in the world of female rugby check out our Juniors or Wellington Rugby Facebook pages.

Wellington Rugby Juniors

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If any of the information on here has grabbed your attention please contact:

WRFU Female Rugby Coordinator

Kelsi Ham

P: 020 4113 1979

E: [email protected]