Junior Muster

On Saturday 1st of April 2023 will be our Junior Muster.  The Junior Committee has been working hard to ensure this is a fun-filled 'welcome back to Rugby’ that our Junior Players!

Session 1 will commence from 9am and activities will run through until 10:30am.  Session 2 will commence from 10:30am and activities will run through until 11:30am.  

Session 1: 9am to 10:30am

  • J8 Blue, J8 Gold & J8 Silver (Rippa)
  • J7 Blue & J7 Gold (Rippa)
  • J6 Blue & J6 Gold (Tackle)
  • J5 Blue & J5 Gold  (Tackle)
  • U9 Girls RipRugby (Blue) , U9 Girls RipRugby (Gold) & U9 Boys RipRugby (Blue)

Session 2: 10:30am to 11:30am

  • J4 Blue, J4 Gold  & J4 Silver (Tackle)
  • J3 Blue  & J3 Gold(Tackle)
  • J2 Blue (Tackle)
  • J1 Blue (Tackle)
  • U11 Girls RipRugby (Gold), U13 Girls RipRugby (Blue), U13 Girls RipRugby (Gold), U15 Girls RipRugby (Blue), U15 Girls RipRugby (Gold) 

Enter through the Main Entrance and go up to the Clubrooms. Here you will Check-In, grab your 2023 Club Member Card, collect or purchase Shorts ($42) & Socks ($13), check out the 2nd hand gear (as priced) and v check out and order theTRFC Merchandise!

After you have been through the Clubrooms, you will exit via the ranch slider/ back stairs, head out to the fields to meet your Coaches and team and try on your playing jerseys before the fun starts at 9:30am (session 1)/ 10:45am (session 2) with our activity stations. We've got an running races, goal kicking, tug of war, games, rip & tackling drills and NHRU passing cage! Fun, fun, Fun!

The TRFC Tuck Shop restocked - the BBQ's will be fired up and the pie warmer filled with hot pies and fresh cooked chips - morning tea/ lunch is sorted!. 

We also have two Easter inspired Raffles to be won - so make sure you pick the lucky tickets!  Raffles: $1 for $5, 3 for $10.

This will be a great day, full of family fun and we can't wait to see you back at our Club!

Activity Stations & ‘Friendly’ Rippa/ Tackle/ RipRugby Games

We have an Activity Schedule, where each team will enjoy 3 or 4 Activity Stations during their Muster session .  Each Activity Station will be approx. 15mins in duration.

  • Activity Station #1: Field 2b – ‘Friendly Games’ (15 or 30min games)
  • Activity Station #2: Field 2a – ‘Friendly Games’ (15 or 30min games)
  • Activity Station #3: Field 3a – Tackling or Rip Drills (Tackle Bags, Hit Shields, Rips)
  • Activity Station #4: Field 3b: Kicking over the goal posts – Junior Goal Posts (Session 1) & Senior Goal posts (Session 2)
  • Activity Station #5: Field 3a/3b – Running Races
  • Activity Station #6: Training Pad - Tug of War
  • Activity Station #7: Training Pad - Passing Cage (TBC)

For the teams playing games, players are welcome to bring their boots – but they will need plain running shoes for other activity stations.  Mouthguards ARE ESSENTIAL – no mouthguard, no play. Please bring your own, pre-fitted mouthguard.  USL Mouthguards can also purchased at the TRFC Tuck Shop and come with instructions on how to fit.

Teams playing ‘Friendly Games’ are:

  • J7 Blue vs J7 Gold
  • J6 Blue vs J6 Gold
  • J5 Blue vs J5 Gold
  • J4 Gold vs J4 Silver
  • J3 Blue vs J3 Gold
  • U9 Girls RipRugby (Blue) vs U9 Girls RipRugby (Gold)
  • U9 Boys RipRugby
  • U13 Girls RipRugby (Blue) vs U13 Girls RipRugby (Gold)
  • U15 Girls RipRugby (Blue) vs U15 Girls RipRugby (Gold)​​​​​​​


If you haven't done so already, please pay your subs ASAP.  As part of your child's subs, they will receive a TRFC Snapback Cap. The J8's will receive the TRFC Training Tee.

Subs can be paid via Internet Banking to the following account:

  • Account Name: Takapuna Rugby Football Club Inc
  • Account number: ANZ 01-0137-0048507-000
  • Please ensure you use the following "Reference Format": Last Name_First Name_Subs_Jnr
  • Example: Barker John Subs Jnr

Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to help make the Junior Muster a success!  Whether it’s to set-up, pack-down, manning the BBQ, checking in players when they arrive, taking photos of the day, setting up the activity stations etc, we would love you to lend us a hand.  Please email juniors@takapunarugby.co.nz or text Camille on 021 427 449 and let us know how and when you are available to help.


Toilets are located behind the Clubrooms on the way to Field 1 (Athletics Ground) or in the Clubrooms.


Rugby Boots are not to be worn in the Clubrooms, please.

Health & Safety

Please note, that this is NOT a drop and leave event.  Parental supervision is required to ensure all junior players remain safe and sound at all times, whether that is in the Clubrooms or out on the Fields.  Coaches & Managers will be moving from activity to activity with their teams, but it is expected a parent will also.

Please ensure all children understand that the car park is extremely busy with cars driving around, parking and reversing. Children are not to play, or be unsupervised in the car park.

Please keep all children OFF the scrum machine.  This is not a toy, and can be dangerous – we do not want anyone hurt or injured.  The J1 team will use this, exclusively, under the supervision and direction of their Coaches.