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Rugby Union

Rugby Australia is excited to grow childrens' lifelong love of sport, and we have partnered with Sport Australia to get students active, engaged and having fun through the Sporting Schools program.

We are thrilled to be a part of this sporting journey and to be working closely with Australia’s schools, teachers, coaches and parents to nurture the next generation’s commitment and love of sport now, and into the future.

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Get into Rugby

Get into Rugby is a fun and inclusive skills based program which provides primary students and secondary students in years 7 and 8 with their first taste of rugby. Participants are taught the skills and core values required to play all formats of rugby, 7s, 15s or Touch 7s (the new modified, non-contact rugby format). The program includes curriculum aligned teacher resources to support carnival delivery as well as extension activities for in the classroom.

Touch 7s

Touch 7s introduces primary students and secondary students in year 7 and 8 to the skills and core values required to play Touch 7s, in a fun, safe, non-contact environment. Touch 7s is a tackle-less game including a mix of skills and field based sessions and culminating in a non-contact school carnival. Teachers will also have access to curriculum aligned skills and carnival resources as well as extension activities for in the classroom.

Schools Rugby 7s

Schools Rugby 7s is aimed at secondary students that are interested in learning the specific skills and competencies on how to play Rugby 7s. The program introduces students to a fun, fast format of rugby 7s and expands on the student’s abilities, learning techniques in a safe environment with a qualified coach. Class sessions can include a mix of Rugby 7s skills, modified match play and game practice.

Deadly 7s

Deadly 7s is designed to provide students in years 5-8 with their first taste of Rugby. Just like Get into Rugby Schools, Deadly 7s is curriculum aligned and introduces participants to the skills and core values required to play traditional rugby. The program is suitable for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous students and includes a mix of non–contact classroom and field based sessions.

Deadly 7s has been developed in partnership with Aboriginal educators and community members to ensure all content is current and respectful of Indigenous culture. The program is focused on promoting the importance of attending school, living a healthy lifestyle, teamwork and connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Deadly 7s can be coach or teacher delivered and includes classroom, field and carnival resources.

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Package Options

There are six different packages which can be tailored to suit your school’s needs:

Coach delivered programs:

  • Bronze – Coach delivered sessions
  • Silver – Coach delivered sessions + Basic equipment pack
  • Gold – Coach delivered sessions + Deluxe equipment pack

*Teacher delivered programs:

  • Bronze – Teacher delivered sessions
  • Silver – Teacher delivered sessions + Basic equipment pack
  • Gold – Teacher delivered sessions + Deluxe equipment pack

* Development officer/coach is required to attend at least the first session of teacher delivered programs. Teachers must be suitably qualified as outlined in the 'Who can deliver?' tab.

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Basic and Deluxe Equipment Packs are included with some Rugby Australia sports package bookings. Purchase is also available outside of the program packages described. Contact Rugby Australia for further information on purchasing equipment packs

Basic Equipment Pack Deluxe Equipment Pack
  • 15 footballs – Gilbert size 4
  • 20 marker cones – Gilbert – range of four colours
  • 15 footballs – Gilbert size 4
  • 20 marker cones – Gilbert – range of four colours
  • 20 training bibs – Gilbert – Junior bibs – a range of two colours
  • One hand pump – 8 inch
  • One heavy duty ball carry bag
  • One brass whistle and lanyard
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Teachers can deliver Get into Rugby Schools, Touch 7s and Schools Rugby 7s in the Sporting Schools program by meeting the requirements below.


To become a coach and deliver rugby union in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Rugby Australia is one.

Rugby Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and works with each rugby union state body to engage with accredited program deliverers and coaching providers. For further information please contact Rugby Australia.

Rugby Australia Resources

A suite of resources are available to support delivery of Rugby Australia’s Sporting Schools programs. Resources include program specific classroom activities, on field lesson plans and carnival resources. You can also access coaching videos delivered by the Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos and Australian Sevens players. All resources are available at:

Rugby Australia

Contact: Linda Hutton
Phone: (02) 8030 3336

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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