Annual Under 15 Boys' Tournament

As part of Winter Tournament Week, the annual Under 15 Tournament comprises sixteen teams from secondary schools (on an invitational basis) who compete in a Cup and Plate section for the Rex Kerr Trophy.

Annual Under 16 Boys' Tournament

Every year in the third term school holidays, the Council holds New Zealand's premier tournament for Under 16 players, comprising teams from all member Provincial Unions, competing in two divisions for the Don Broughton Shield, the Saracens Cup and the Manaaki Tangata Trophy.

Annual Under 18 Boys' Competition

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Provincial Unions, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield first competed for in the 1990's.

Annual Under 19 Tournament

This competition comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, and a Hurricanes Heartland Team (comprising players from the Council's member Heartland Provincial Unions), competing for the Central Region Shield on a home and away basis.

Annual Under 20 Heartland Development Series

Comprising teams from the regions Heartland Provincial Unions, the Heartland Development Series is held annually over two weeks, with teams competing for the Hurricanes Under 20 Cup.

Girls' Rugby Development Programmes

Every year, with the support of New Zealand Rugby, the Council provides Development Days, an Under 15 Tournament and an Under 18 Development Camp for young women within the Hurricanes Region.

Annual Hurricanes Sevens Tournament

The best secondary school Sevens players in the region (in Boys and Girls divisions) compete for the Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Cup, hosted by Wairarapa-Bush.

Hurricanes Girls Development Days

The Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council and New Zealand Rugby are pleased to be able to announce that we are holding three Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Under 18 Girls Development Days in Palmerston North on the 14th of May at Massey University, Hastings on the 21st of May at Karamu High School and Wellington on the 28th of May at Poneke Rugby Club (TBC).
These development days will provide U18 rugby playing girls with the opportunity to get specialist coaching from experienced representative coaches from throughout the region, practice some of the skills that they learn, and meet some of the women and men involved in the female game across New Zealand. 

If you attend secondary school or have recently left, are under 18 years of age, or were under 18 as of 1 January 2017, and are interested in attending this event please complete the expression of interested registration form in the following link by 5 May 2017:
Please note that there are limited spaces available for these opportunities, so there may be a possibility that you may not be able to attend the event this year.  Because of that you will be notified well in advance of the development day what your status is.
If you have any questions about this please contact Anna Darling -

(Published : 23/04/17)



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