Welcome to Junior Rugby!

CFC Junior Rugby Club:

We are a community based, family friendly club where all are welcome! New to rugby or a seasoned player, we are the largest and friendliest club in town with a satisfaction rating averaging 98.2% based on our Junior Club Survey results (when compared to other Club experience). Be part of a progressive, fun and great club based in a thriving Central Christchurch community. 

Winter Rugby 

Our 2023 winter rugby registrations are open! Returning players should have received an invite to the email address previously used to register, with previous personal information pre-filled. However if you cannot locate this, information is no longer correct or if you are a new player this season, please register here.


We provide mixed Rugby opportunities for U6- teenage rugby grades. We are the largest rugby club in the South Island, offering a wide variety of teams and playing formats.

We offer tackle (contact rugby) from U8 grade through to teenage grades. All grades are subject to suitable coaches and available numbers. From U13+ grade, teams are not able to play as mixed teams, but we encourage high school grade players to come and be part of a fantastic club environment and to bring your mates along....we have a number of U15 teams set to visit later this from all over NZ and Australia and we would love to also field an U14/15 boys team to take part in these events as well as the usual Saturday morning rugby.

We offer non-contact rugby for U6-U13 Grades, for those not keen to start tackle rugby from U8 Grade. Tackle rugby teams are available from U8 Grade up.

We do cater for older 4 year old players, due to start school over the next few months, if they are keen - it's a great way to meet some potential school friends and other families! Effectively, if you as parents think your child is ready to come along and give rugby a try, you will be welcomed!

While we are the largest junior rugby club in the South Island, we retain our community focus and offer a great opportunity for our families to come together to meet new friends, which we hope they retain throughout their lives. We are committed to following and promoting the NZ Sport Balance is Better philosophy with a diverse community spanning over 50 schools across the region. Our PRIDE Core Values are central to everything we do.

We offer so much more than your Saturday morning game of rugby, with mid week team meals, Friday Nights Under Lights, school holiday activities, travelling tournament opportunities and other fun activities throughout the year.


For 2023, we will again be offering girls only tackle teams in the U11, U13 and U17 grades. We are wonderfully resourced with  a first class coaching team, headed up by Jono & Vicki Campbell, both of whom were nominated for CRFU Coach of the Year awards in 2022. We have the largest female representation across the region and we concentrate on providing a fun, learning experience adapted to the different needs of all our girls.

We lead by example in the female rugby space, wih our Rugby Development Manager, being non other that the awesome Steph Te Ohaere-Fox. Steph is a club legend, who has played for CFC since 2004 and still plays today. Steph is an ex Black Fern, ex Captain of the Barbarians Internation team, the most capped Canterbury FPC player, part of the Canterbury Leadership team and a 2022 /23 Matatu player. In addition, Steph also coaches one of our junior teams and is a true champion of all things rugby - we are very blessed to have Steph leading our club!

Our championship winning senior women's team features numerous Black Fern and FPC players and our girls only teams work closely alongside our women's team. We are proud of the strong pathway we have established for our female players.

We will also be the host of the 2023 NZ Girls Junior Rugby Festival, which will take place on Fri 23rd - Sun 25th September. This tournament will play host to girls only teams from all around the country and internationally, with a waiting list to attend. This tournament is a CFC initiative, partnering with the Global Games and Ponsonby Rugby Club. Held for the first time in 2022 at Western Springs stadium to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, this event will be held bi-annually at Christchurch Park, with Ponsonby Rugby Club hosting on alternative years. To see the You Tube video of the 2022 tournament click here.

Calling all Sponsors!

As a not for profit, we are hugely reliant on sponsorship support to do what we do. Can you help? We are looking for like minded local businesses we can support and promote within our club community of around 1,200 local families. With sponsorship packages all individually designed, we can off er a variety of ways to support your brand from signage on our home ground fences/clubrooms to specific team wear/gear naming rights. For more info, contact nicola.flint@christchurchpark.co.nz or fill in our Sponsorship Expression of Interest form, by clicking here

Coaches, Managers & Committee Members Wanted:

We are run by a small Junior Committee and we'd love to have more of our families on board to support us. No experience needed, just a great attitude and willingness to show your children that team work happens at all levels in community sport! 

If you are interested in being a Coach or Manager, Scorer or Committee Member, we invite you to complete one of the registration links below:

Manager/Admin/Committee Registration 2023

Season Dates

All are subject to change, but this is how the season is looking so far - we will update any changes as advised!

Sun12th March 2023 - Welcome to Club Day

Sun 19th Mar 2023  - RIP U8-U13 Have a Go Day

Sat 29th April 2023 - Small Blacks/Rugby Smart Course at CFC Clubrooms

Sat 29th April 2023 - Friendly pre-season games (likely to be 11-2pm, but details to be finalised).

Sat 6th May 2023 - Junior Season First Game (and senior Club Day/Crying Towel Game)

Sat 20th May - U6-U11, including all RIP Teams Junior Club Day

Sat 3rd June - King's Birthday Weekend - No Play

Sat 10th June - U12 to Senior/U17 Teenage Grade Club Day

Weds 14th June - Official Team Photos (schedule will be drawn up once teams are finalised)

Weds 21st June - Official Team Photos 

Sat 8th July - School Holidays - No Play

Sat 15th July - School Holidays - No play

Fri 1st - Mon 4th Sept - Queenstown NZ Rugby Festival (U11 & U12)

Sat 2nd Sept - Junior End of Year Disco (U6-U10 Grades)

Sat 9th Sept - Junior Prizegiving

Fri 15th - Mon 18th Sept  - Taupo NZ Junior Rugby Festival ( U13)

Fri 22 - Sun23rd September - Christchurch Park NZ Girls Rugby Festival (girls only teams, RIP and Tackle)

Weight Restrictions (Tackle Rugby Only): 

To help keep all our players safe, we support and are required to meet with CRFU weight restrictions within the relevant tackle age grades. ALL registered players who are playing TACKLE rugby throughout CRFU Metro area for ALL Clubs will be required to be formally weighed in before their registration is finalised. Details of weight restrictions for the 2022 season can be found via the following link. The updated weight restrictions for 2023 will be uploaded when available, but we expect them to be similar to those from 2022.

2023 Junior Weight Restrictions

2023 Weight restrictions for junior grades can be found here

Teenage weight restrictions, can be found by clicking here

Like our CFC Juniors Facebook page to be kept up to date with our latest news and information (https://www.facebook.com/cfcjuniorrugby/


Download the Christchurch Football App - All registered families will need to download - can be found by searching "Christchurch Football Club" via The App Store or Google Play




Unfortunately all Junior & Teenage rugby is cancelled this weekend due to the unprecedented amount of rain.


No trainings or friendlies are to be organised or held on any CFC or CCC fields.


Wishing you all a safe and dry weekend and we can't wait to see you back out on the fields soon!