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Thames Valley junior rugby is administered by the Thames Valley Youth Management Board with the assistance of the Thames Valley Rugby Unions rugby development officer.

If you have a child or children aged 13 and under that are interested in playing rugby union then you should in the first instance contact your local club or the union’s RDO Bill Cooksley.
There are 9 clubs within the union that cater for players aged 4 to 13.

Coromandel (Coromandel Rugby Club)
Hauraki Plains (Ngatea Domain)
Mercury Bay (Mercury Bay Rugby and Sports Club – Lyon Park Whitianga)
Paeroa (Centenniel Park Paeroa)
Tairua (Tairua RFC – Tairua)
Te Aroha (Boyd Park – Te Aroha)
Thames (Rhodes Park – Thames)
Waihi (Waihi Athletic RFC – Kenny St – Waihi)
Whangamata (Whangamata RFC)

All clubs are training on a Tuesday and or Thursday from about 3.30pm to 5.30pm so feel free to rock on up and talk to somebody about which team might be right for your child(ren).

Thames Valley Rugby Union Current Youth Weights for Age 2015


The grading list shall be as set out below by the TVYMB:

5th Grade 45kg and under 13 years
59kg and under 12 years
Open weight 11 years

6th Grade 38kg and under 12 years
47kg and under 11 years
Open weight 10 years

7th Grade 32kg and under 11 years
40kg and under 10 years
Open weight 9 years

8th Grade 29kg and under 10 years
35kg and under 9 years
Open weight 8 years

9th Grade 26kg and under 9 years
32kg and under 8 years
Open weight 7 years

10th Grade Rippa Rugby 6 years and under

The Thames Valley Youth Management Board have made allowances for some player re-grades if it meant that a club could field a team in a particular grade by drafting the following statement:

‘Clubs may submit to the full Youth Management Board – on a case by case basis – for players to be re-graded if the club deems it necessary in order for them to be able to field a team. This only applies to 7th, 6th or 5th grades’.

All submissions will be decided by majority vote of Youth Management Board Delegates present at the meeting that such submissions are to be decided at.
Subpages (12):

  • 5th Grade Draw
  • 6th Grade Draw
  • 7th Grade Draw
  • 8th Grade Draw
  • 9th Grade Division 1
  • 9th Grade Division 2
  • 9th Grade Pool A
  • 9th Grade Pool B
  • Directory Information
  • Semi-Finals Draw
  • Youth Documents
  • Youth Points Table 2015