Club History

The Hornsby Junior Rugby Club is rich in tradition and club history.

Our core values…

  1. Player development
  2. Coaching our coaches
  3. Continual club improvement
  4. Everyone having fun!

The Hornsby Junior Rugby Union Club has a unique and fascinating history. After ceasing to exist in 1968, it was re-established in 2000 by popular demand. Since then, the Club has been on a mission to establish itself as the “participation” club.

We’re not just about talk – we’re all about action. Our philosophy is all about putting kids first, making sure that every child has a great time on the paddock, regardless of their ability, shape or size. We also believe that old-fashioned values such as respect for teammates, coaches, officials and the opposition are essential parts of our culture.

In 2003, the HJRUC fielded one team: under 12s. In 2004 the Hornsby Junior Rugby Union Club fielded four teams: Under 7s, Under 9s, Under 12s and Under 13s. In 2005, the club was very proud to field seven teams: Under 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 12s and 14s. In 2006, we had teams in eight age groups: Under 6s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, 13s, 14s and 15s.

In 2009 10 teams were fielded in age groups from U6 to U16, with only U11s not represented. This continued growth is evidence that were are getting it right – both on and off the field and that the Club’s ethos described above is what people of looking for in junior sport.

In 2017 the HJRUC fielded teams from U6 to U17 including an all girl teams.

Our goal continues to be to field one team in each age group from Under 6s through to Opens. Importantly, our long term goal is to be able to maintain this presence in each age group at the level of one or perhaps two teams.

What sets us apart from other clubs in the area is our unwavering focus on the grass roots level of the game. We believe that winning games and collecting trophies is great, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our success is judged purely on whether kids and parents come back for another season. And, we’re proud to say that we’ve had our fair share of grand finals over the past few decades!

Our committee is dedicated to making sure that the Hornsby Junior Rugby Union Club continues to thrive and grow. We’re committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for kids of all ages and abilities to enjoy rugby. So, come join us and be part of a club that values participation, respect, and sportsmanship above all else!

Whether you’re a player, a parent, a supporter, a family member, a committee member, or a sponsor, we want to talk to you. Our club is built on the principle of inclusivity, and we believe that everyone has something to contribute. By joining our club, you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and be part of something truly special.

The Hornsby Junior Rugby Union Club has a clear purpose and vision for the future. We’ve developed a comprehensive business plan that’s focused on four key areas – player development, coaching our coaches, continual club improvement and everyone having fun.

We’re passionate about rugby and committed to ensuring that our club continues to thrive for years to come, come join us on this journey.