Wellington junior rugby is where the journey begins for many of our participants in the game. Rugby is a dynamic and exciting sport that is a whole lot of fun, and helps develop friendships that can last a lifetime. Wellington Rugby's aim to provide a lifelong love of the game through these early experiences. Small Blacks Rugby has been designed to help players develop their rugby skills as their physical ability develops, making the game as simple and safe as possible for all Kiwi kids, regardless of their age, shape or size. The Small Blacks Development Model has been developed to ensure that there is a consistency of play, coaching and player welfare at all levels throughout NZ, and is a great way of getting kids involved in a team sport.
There are three components to the Small Blacks Development Model:
- Beginning Rugby (Nursery - Under 7)
- Learning Rugby (Under 8 - Under 10)
- Playing Rugby (Under 11 - Under 13)
There are 19 junior club sections across the Wellington region engaging almost 5000 boys and girls every Friday night and Saturday morning during the season. For more information on getting involved in junior rugby click on the pages here in this section......