Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union ClubLane Cove Junior Rugby Union Club
Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union is an offshoot of the Lane Cove Rugby Union senior side and was founded in 1951. Lane Cove JRU is one of the 8 Village Clubs that comprise the Gordon District and offers boys and girls the opportunity to play rugby from U5 through to U16.
The club draws its players from a number of schools in the locality including St Michael’s, Lane Cove Public, Lane Cove West, St Ignatius College (Senior and Junior school) and Greenwich Public. With over 400 players in 2013, Lane Cove was the third largest club in the Gordon district and the 6th largest junior rugby club in Sydney.
The club prides itself on its community feel and on providing opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities to be able to play the game at the standard they enjoy and are comfortable with.
For the U9s and below, the Minis, the game is about skill development and having fun. The Minis follow the ARU Pathway development program, with tackling not introduced until the U8s. The U8s and U9s play in a Gordon District competition against other Gordon Village clubs, plus Mosman, Norths and Hunters Hill although the emphasis remains on having fun and applying the skills that have been learnt.
Graded competition begins in the U10s and Lane Cove competes in the Sydney wide competition run by the Sydney Junior Rugby Union. Matches are mostly played on Sundays with the occasional game played on a Friday night. Lane Cove would typically field a strong side in either A or B grade with subsequent teams distributed through the gradings based on ability.
Note: Minis is under 5’s through to under 9’s
MINIS: Sal Compton: 0413117877 [email protected]
MINIS: Mark Whowell: 0414718512 [email protected]
U10: Glen Paterson: 0409367689 [email protected]
U11: Simon Ell: 0478319927 [email protected]
U12: Cath O’Dwyer: 0410570666 [email protected]
U13: David Bowie: 0417239812 [email protected]
U14: Michael Clements: 0403242102 [email protected]
U15: Scott Glover: 0419646890 [email protected]
U16: Byron Kerr: 0448 117 246 [email protected]