Welcome back to Easts for 2014
If your have played for our club before or this is the first time you have joined us please find information on this page that relates to this age group. Navigating your way around new websites, training fields on a Friday night, getting to know new parents of equally excited or bewildered players and knowing who to ask when you have a question are all part of the fun that goes with joining a club such as Easts. The first thing you should know is that the club is run by volunteers and your support is greatly appreciated. It is difficult to know who to offer your assistance to so the first port of call is our Club Manager – Julie Laws - who is our only full time employee and works Monday to Friday in the clubhouse office.
The management committee is also a voluntary group of dedicated individuals who appreciate any offers of assistance.
When does training start? Under 13 Wednesday 5th Febraury 6.15pm – 7.15pm; Under 14 – 16 Wednesday 12th February 6.15 – 7.15pm
Season Playing times? Sunday’s: Under 13 play at 11.20am, Under 14 play at 12.20pm, Under 15 play at 1.20pm
Team sizes? 15 a side tackle
Allocation of players to teams? Players and teams are graded at this age group.
Registration fees? U6 – U7 $265.00 U8 – U15 $285.00 A discount of $20.00 off the registration costs of the second child and $50 for the third child from the same family applies.
What happens if it rains? Check the website eaststigers.com or subscribe to Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on your phone. A decision is made before 6.45am on game days or 4.00pm of training nights.
Where do I find out who we are playing? Competition Draw – Under the fixtures tab there are links to the BJRU website for each age group. Make sure you know the age group and colour of your team to find the competition draw. Field locations are also provided to assist you learning the highways and byways of greater Brisbane.
Click here to go to BJRU website
What to wear? Game day: Jerseys are supplied by the club and the team manager may organise a roster of parents to wash the team set each week. Turn up to the game in the Game Day Shirt supplied by club on registration, Easts shorts and socks (available for purchase from the tiger shop) and moulded football boots, blades or sports shoes (joggers/runners). No screw in boot tags permitted. Any additional playing gear ie head gear must be IRB approved. We encourage parents to get into the spirit of the game and purchase a club polo to wear. Training nights players can wear the above outfit as well or last years Tshirt.
How can I help? The club relies heavily on parents to fill a range of volunteer roles during the course of the year.
Each team requires the following positions to be filled:
- Coach Smart Rugby compliant for all coaches, Blue Card Coaching Level 1 for U11 – U17
- Manager Attend an initial meeting at the Clubhouse and Blue Card
- Touch judge As per Brisbane Junior Rugby guidelines.
- Field marshal For home games only, training provided at Clubhouse at start of season
- Referee Referee Kids Course or Level 1 or higher accreditation. Home games only.
Referees for U10 to U18 are supplied by Queensland Rugby Referees Association
- Merchandise Assistance with the Tiger Shop
- Sponsorship Assistance with securing sponsorship for the club and team jerseys
- Fundraising Assistance with raffles and organising parents to participate in club functions. eg Annual Dinner, Ladies Day
Is there players Insurance? The club employs appropriately trained sports medicine staff to attend all home games. Their advice is to be taken by game officials (referees, coaches, managers and parents) regarding injuries to players and the ability of the player to continue playing.
One sports medic will be engaged per full size field in operation.
Information regarding the insurance paid on your behalf from your registration fees can be found on the ARU website. Click this link to read up on it and down load a claim form if applicable.