Rugby Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools programs to children across Australia’s school yards. Rugby Australia prides itself on igniting the passion of our fans and instilling pride in our members. We cement our position as one of the world’s leading rugby nations and, most importantly, will remain true to the values that define us.
Passion – Integrity – Discipline – Respect - Teamwork
Rugby Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for rugby union, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
“It’s fantastic! It’s more about the kids having fun but hopefully underlying that they learn a lot of lessons about healthy living, lifestyle, teamwork and values that will hold them in good stead.” - Stirling Mortlock, former Wallaby.
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Get into Rugby Schools is Rugby Australia's national primary and secondary school program, designed to increase the participation gateway in schools. The program introduces participants to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby and is a mix of non–contact classroom and field based sessions. Get into Rugby Schools culminates with a school carnival celebrating all that has been learnt during the Sporting Schools program.
Foxtel Touch 7s introduces primary and secondary students to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby XVs and 7s, in a fun, safe, non-contact environment. Foxtel Touch 7s is a tackle-less game. We prefer free-movement, creativity and evasiveness over getting tackled to the ground. Modified rules allow for various ages to play and have fun together in the same team.
Deadly 7s is designed to provide students in years 5-8 with their first taste of Rugby. The program has been developed in partnership with Aboriginal educators and community members to ensure all content is current and respectful of Indigenous culture. It is also directly aligned to the current PDHPE syllabus. Just like Get into Rugby Schools, it introduces participants to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby and is a mix of non–contact classroom and field based sessions.
Schools Rugby 7s is aimed at secondary students that are interested in learning the specific skills and competencies on how to play Rugby 7s. The program introduces students to a fun, fast format of rugby and expands on the student’s abilities, learning techniques in a safe environment with a qualified coach. Class sessions can include a mix of Rugby 7s skills, modified match play and game practice.
Teachers and coaches are our assets
Rugby Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Rugby Australia program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Jess Wethered
Phone: (02) 8030 3336
|ASC steps in to support Deadly 7s
The Australian Sports Commission has committed to helping Rugby Australia roll out our nation’s first Indigenous Rugby program known as Deadly 7s in 2018. Read more
|It’s time to get into Rugby-Schools
Your 2018 Sporting Schools Rugby Program has just got bigger and better! From February 1, Game On has been renamed and has been extended to both Primary and Secondary Schools. Read more
|Rugby union expands primary school program
Primary Schools can now sign up to Foxtel VIVA7s in Term 4. Foxtel VIVA7s introduces students to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby XVs and 7s. Read more
|Sam Homewood scores as a rugby coach for Sporting Schools
Sam Homewood has been part of the Sporting Schools program since early 2016 and spending her days outside, coaching and having fun with kids of all ages are just a few of the reasons why Sam loves being a coach. Read more
|Rugby helping students kick goals for life
Over 150 students between Year 3-6 at Young Public School were given the opportunity to participate in the Rugby Union sessions, with the majority having never played any form of rugby before. Read more