Our Junior rugby competition fields teams from under 6’s through to under 12’s focussing on fun, teamwork, nurturing skills and improving player confidence. We offer modified rules which makes rugby safer, easy and fun and our experienced and qualified coaches are there to encourage players as they progress both their individual and team skills throughout their time with our club.
During the season, juniors from under 6’s to under 12’s training days will vary from team to team depending on coaching staff availability. These days will be set by the team coach and will be either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons between 3.30 and 6.00pm at our Highfields Sports Park ovals. We play our games on Saturday mornings against clubs from Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs including, Goondiwindi and Dalby.
Our Teenage rugby competition currently fields teams in under 13’s, under 14's, under 14's and under 16/17’s in the boys competition along with U/13's and Under 15's girls 7's teams. Spirited, disciplined and driven by passion and healthy rivalry, our teenagers enjoy rugby under experienced, qualified and dedicated coaches who have been involved with the club for many years. This close knit coaching team shares a wealth of knowledge and experience and promotes determination, hard work and respectful rugby so that these impressionable athletes are given the opportunity to participate in a rewarding sporting experience.
During the season our teenage teams train on Thursday evenings at our Highfields Sports Park oval from 5:45 – 7:00 pm with games mostly played on Fright night for the boys and Sundays for the girls 7's around the local Toowoomba and Darling Downs region.
The Teenage season ends with the Grand Finals played around May/June followed by the State Championships in July.
The Redbacks intend to field A & C grade sides in the Downs Rugby Ltd competition in 2019.
Training is held every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6-15pm. All players will be advised initially of training and games via Teamer text messages. There is also a dedicated facebook page for team members only which is the main source of communication.
The Downs Rugby playing season commences on 31st March, 2019 and will run for approximately 20 weeks with some breaks in between due to club and all team byes.
At this stage, the fees for 2018 for all players will be $235. These fees will cover insurance and affiliation fees, provision of jerseys for each game and supply of a team Training Tee shirt, along with bus travel (where required), strapping and tape. All fees must be paid on line by the player (instructions to be provided) prior to participation in your first competition match. In line with Downs policy, no registration= no insurance= no play.
Shorts and socks will be available for purchase at $40.
Seniors Vice President - Scott Mead – 0428 969 989
A Grade Coach - Ted Vinson – 0455 078 734
Club Captain - Blake Parton – 0498 765 472