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Essentials for Schools

Rugby Australia is excited to grow children’s lifelong love of sport, and we have partnered with the Australian Sports Commission to get kids active, engaged, and having fun through the Sporting Schools program.

We are thrilled to be a part of this sporting journey and to be working closely with Australia’s schools, teachers, coaches and parents to nurture the next generation’s commitment and love of sport now, and into the future.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Get into Rugby Schools


GET INTO RUGBY SCHOOLS


Get into Rugby Schools provides primary students and secondary students in years 7 and 8 with their first taste of rugby. The program introduces participants to the skills and core values required to play all formats of rugby, 7s, 15s or Touch 7s (the new modified, non-contact rugby format). 

Get into Rugby Schools has six packages available to suit the needs of all students - including lower, middle and upper primary - to help develop skills and confidence to play Rugby. 

Ideally the Get into Rugby Schools program is run over five weeks, however the packages below can be tailored to suit the school and student’s needs (i.e. program length, participant numbers, location and session duration can be adjusted). 

Professional Rugby AU coach delivered programs:

  • Bronze – Coach delivered sessions
  • Silver – Basic equipment pack + coach delivered sessions
  • Gold – Deluxe equipment pack + coach delivered sessions
Teacher delivered programs*:
  • Bronze – Teacher delivered sessions
  • Silver – Basic equipment pack + teacher delivered sessions
  • Gold – Deluxe equipment pack + teacher delivered sessions

*Development officer/Coach to attend at least first session. Teachers must be suitably qualified as outlined below. 

Supplementary teacher resources/online content is available to download via the Get into Rugby Schools website.


Foxtel Touch 7s


FOXTEL TOUCH 7S


Foxtel Touch 7s provides primary students and secondary students in year 7 and 8 an introduction to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby XVs and 7s, in a fun, safe, non-contact environment. 

The ideal Foxtel Touch 7s program has a mix of skills and field based sessions, culminating in a non-contact school carnival celebrating all that has been learnt over the course of the Sporting Schools program.

Teachers are also given access to comprehensive skills and carnival resources to deliver yourself or request an Australian Rugby accredited deliverer.


Professional Rugby AU coach delivered programs package:

  • Bronze – Coach delivered sessions
  • Silver – Basic equipment pack + Coach delivered sessions
  • Gold – Deluxe equipment pack + Coach delivered sessions
Teacher delivered programs*:
  • Bronze – Teacher delivered sessions
  • Silver – Basic equipment pack + Teacher delivered sessions
  • Gold – Deluxe equipment pack + Teacher delivered sessions

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DEADLY 7S


The Deadly 7s program is suitable for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous students and is focused on promoting the importance of attending school and gaining a good quality education. It also educates the boys and girls on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, teamwork and connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Deadly 7s has two packages available to suit the needs of all students in years 5 to 8.

www.getintorugbyschools.com.au/Deadly7s



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SCHOOL RUGBY 7S


Schools Rugby 7s is aimed at secondary students in years 7 and 8 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. 


CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?

Yes, teachers can deliver Get into Rugby Schools, Foxtel Touch 7s and Schools Rugby 7s in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

RUGBY UNION:

You will need to:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
And meet the following requirements:
  • Rugby AU SMART Rugby course;
  • Rugby AU Coaching Kids Rugby course; and
  • Approval from your state rugby union office.

EQUIPMENT

Equipment purchase is available outside of the program packages described above. Contact Rugby Australia for further information on purchasing equipment packs.

Basic Equipment Pack

  • 15 footballs – Gilbert size 4 
  • 20 marker cones – Gilbert – range of four colours

Deluxe Equipment Pack

  • 15 footballs – Gilbert size 4 
  • 20 marker cones – Gilbert – range of four colours 
  • 20 training bibs – Gilbert – Junior bibs – range of four colours 
  • One hand pump – 8 inch 
  • One heavy duty ball carry bag 
  • One brass whistle and lanyard

CONTACT

Contact: Jess Wethered
Email: Jess.Wethered@rugby.com.au
Phone: (02) 8030 3336