FAQ's

Petersham Junios Rugby Union

Who are Petersham Juniors Rugby?

A rugby union club based in Sydney’s Inner West.  We are one of the closest rugby clubs to Sydney’s CBD.  We are attached to Petersham Rugby Union Club which was formed in 1883, making it Australia’s 2nd oldest rugby club.

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How old does my child need to be to start?

If they were 5 on the 1st of January this year, they can come and join the under 6’s, which is great fun

If your child is slightly younger, we can definitely welcome them too. It is two-hand tag for their first few years of rugby – it is safe and the kids (and parents) have a ball

First season with us?

If you want to try rugby, you can come and train for 2-3 weeks, see if you like it, and then register.  No harm done!

When is the rugby season?

We tend to flow as follows

  • Start training late Feb / early March
  • Games start in the first week of April
  • The season finishes in late August
  • If your child plays u10’s and above there are finals that may flow into the first week of September

Where do we train?

Camperdown Oval in Mallett St, Camperdown CLICK HERE

When is training?

5.30-6.30pm

u6-u11 train on Tuesday and u12 and above train on Thursday.

What do we wear at training?

Footy boots are important, along with the training shirt you will receive at the start of the season.  From u8 and older, a mouthguard is mandatory at training and games.  Headgear is recommended but not mandatory.

When and where are the games

  • For u6-u9, you participate in the Inner West Minis Competition CLICK HERE. all games are on Saturday at St Luke’s Park (near Concord Oval). The younger teams will start at 8.30am or 9.10am while the u8’s and 9’s may be slightly after
  • For u10 and older you are part of the Sydney Junior Rugby Union, CLICK HERE and you are then part of a home/away competition. You will either play on a Friday evening or Sunday morning depending on your team’s decision.  Games will alternate between home games at Camperdown Oval and away games hosted by different rugby clubs throughout Sydney.

What do we wear on game day?

Similar to the above but there will be a rugby jersey with a number on the back for your child.  These are handed back at the end of each game and families take turns with washing the jerseys.

Are there any weekends off?

There are no games during school holidays and long weekends and Easter.  Training may or may not be on, it is at the discretion of your coach, but we encourage families to continue their holiday plans and enjoy the break if required.

How do you register?

CLICK HERE to register

How much is registration?

This season they are as follows:

U6-U9  =  $170

U10+ = $210

Family discounts available

  • 2nd child = $35 rebate back
  • 3rd child = additional $70 rebate
  • 4th child = additional $95 rebate

If you are new to rugby, you can try it out for free.

What does registration include?

  • Kit – club socks, shorts, training shirt and winter hoodie
  • A full season of rugby – training, games and fun events
  • A coach and a team manager
  • If your child makes a Representative team, our club pays those affiliation fees
  • Access to club functions – Welcome Day at the start of the year, Parents Night Out in the middle of the Year and Presentation
  • Presentation – medals and awards

What colours do we wear?

Petersham Rugby has been playing in the famous maroon and blue strip for over 130 years

What is the logo?

We are a little different and have 2 logos

  1. The traditional Petersham Rugby logo featuring the famous NSW waratah
  2. Our 2nd one is only a few years old and is the now-famous Super-P logo which makes the kids look like super heroes

We love em both!!

How does Representative rugby work

When your child plays in the u10’s or above, they have the opportunity to represent their district.  Petersham Juniors, along with Balmain and Canterbury form part of the Sydney University district. 

Each age group has their own trials and if your child is selected they will play in the state championships.  These are normally around the June long weekend, but can vary by age group.

Wet weather?

Sometimes training or games need to be cancelled.  Your manager will inform you of cancellations via email or Teamstuff App

How can you get involved?

Our club is built on the involvement of family, friends and community.  The cooperation and collaboration of our parent group is enormous and it gives the kids AND the parent group so much.

There are lots of ways you can help.  We promise it will give you a lot of joy and satisfaction.

  • Coaching - helping kids develop their rugby skills and build long-lasting friendships
  • Manage - help teams get organised - gear, logistics, players, etc
  • Refereeing - referee games if you are qualified
  • First aid - provide safety support at the ground
  • Ground marshalling - prepare and manage all equipment at the ground
  • Sponsor (partners)- financial support for jerseys, gear and tours
  • BBQ Masterchef - cook up a storm for the club BBQ
  • Fundraisers - help manage events to raise money
  • Social Organisers - bring families together for fun celebrations
  • Gear & Kit Manager - coordinate that all players have all the gear for a game
  • Canteen Manager

If you want to get involved, please let your coach or manager know or anyone from the Committee.

Petersham Juniors Rugby Union Football Club Established in 1883