Kia ora and welcome to the start of another exciting rugby season for 2020!

A big NX greeting to all the new Y7 players and their parents to NX-we have high hopes for another successful season with NX entering several tournaments and grades (dependent on numbers.) Below are the dates for this seasons school rugby so, kids please make sure you timetable these dates into your HW Diary so you are mega organised and are showing excellent time management skills! Please stay on top of your schoolwork and make sure your behaviour is of the highest standard. Northcross expects all players and parents to represent themselves, your family, the school and the community in an exceptional manner. Please refer to our Sports Code of Conduct Form for more details on our expectations. This season is going to be a very busy one with plenty of new and exciting tournaments on.


A reminder to all players and parents that the selection of players is very difficult given the quality of players and numbers here at Northcross. A player’s position in any team will be determined by the coach of that team and where he/she feels the player best serves the TEAM. It is very important that players and parents are aware of this before making the decision to play. Please refer to and read our Sports Selection Policies on the School Website. All rugby teams will have 2x trials before squads/teams are selected.

Rugby Teams Available To Trial for At Northcross

(Please bear in mind that teams available are dependent on numbers)

15 aside

  • U45kg Boys
  • U55kg Boys
  • Open Weight Boys


  • U57kg Girls
  • Open Weight Girls
  • AIMS Open Weight Boys
  • AIMS Open Weight Girls (Interest and numbers will determine whether or not we send a Girls Rugby 7’s Team to AIMS.)

Important Dates

Term 1

  • Google Registration Form to register interest.
  • First Weigh in.
  • Trial # 1 for AIMS Boys Sevens. Friday 3rd April. 7:15am. Further trials in Weeks 1/2 of Term 2.
  • Trial/s for Boys Open Weight 15 aside. Monday 6th April. 7:15am. Further trials in Weeks 1/2 of Term 2. Please keep an eye on the notices for trials/training days and times from your coach as these plans may change.

Term 2

  • Trials/Training’s continue.
  • NH Zone Day for both boys and girls. (15 aside)
  • Auckland Champs for teams winning NH Champs.

Term 3

  • AIMS training’s continue. Pre AIMS Tournament. NZCT AIMS Sporting Championships.

NZCT AIMS Sporting Championships

In 2020 we will again be sending a Boys Open Weight 7’s Teams to AIMS. Interest and numbers will determine whether or not we send a Girls Rugby 7’s Team to AIMS. When registering on the Google Form, please only tick AIMS Girls Sevens if it is your first choice, if selected in more than one team sport attending AIMS. This helps determine if we have the calibre and numbers available to compete at a national tournament,

Registrations and Weigh-Ins

Registrations via Google Form can only be done by students using their NX Google account. Click here to register. Weigh ins will be Terms 1 and 2.


Important information will go up on the Daily Notices, which may include training days/times and any changes. This is our main communication channel between students and staff/coaches. Please ensure you are reading these every day and entering any important info in your HW Diary. We have also introduced the app ‘Team Reach’. To receive notifications of postponed/cancelled training’s you will need to download the app. The group name is NX Rugby 2020 and the group code is Legacy20. Once teams are selected coaches will most likely have separate Team Reach Groups for individual teams and will send out individual group codes.

Tournament Dates

  • NH Girls 7’s Zone Day (U57kg/Open Weight)-Tuesday 16th June. Venue-Northcross Int.
  • NH Boys U45kg/U55kg/Open Weight Rugby Zone Day (15 aside)-Wednesday 17th June. Saver Day-Friday 19th June.
  • Auckland Champs Boys Rugby Interzone Day-Monday 29th June. Saver Day-Wednesday 1st July.
  • Auckland Champs Girls Rugby Interzone Day-Tuesday 30th June. Saver Day-Thursday 2nd July.
  • Pre AIMS Tournament. TBC. Term 2/Term 3.
  • NZCT AIMS Sporting Championships (Tauranga): Sunday 6th September-Saturday 12th September. Boys Open Weight 7’s. Venue: Blake Park Park, Mt. Maunganui.

Training Days/Times/Coaches

❖      U45kg Boys 15 aside Team. Coach-Marius Spencer. Co-coach-Kaleb McNeil. Training in mornings Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30am. Day TBC. Start date TBC.

❖      U55kg Boys 15 aside Team. Coach-Kel Hartell. Co-coach-Jacob Geenty. Training in mornings Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30am. Day TBC. Start date TBC.  

❖      Open Weight Boys 15 aside Team. Coach-Scott Washer. Trainings in mornings Monday and Wednesday, 7:15am. Day TBC. Start date-TBC. 

❖      AIMS 7’s Open Weight Boys Team. Coach-Scott Washer. Training in mornings, Monday and Wednesday, 7:15am. Day; TBC. Start date; TBC.

❖      Girls Open Weight 7’s Team/AIMS (if team can be made). Coach-Kel Hartell. Training in mornings Friday, 7:15am. Day; TBC. Start date; TBC.

❖      Girls U57kg 7’s. Coach-Scott Washer. Training in mornings, Friday 7:15am. Day; TBC. Start date; TBC.

Here’s to another exciting season and I really look forward to catching up with you all on the sidelines at some stage throughout Terms 1-3 for 2020! Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any clarification of anything!


Scott Washer-TIC Northcross Rugby



Marius Spencer-0211724697


Kel Hartell-0211802115


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