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Sydney Junior Rugby Union (SJRU) is the governing body for all junior rugby union clubs in greater Sydney and is responsible for organising regular competition rugby matches for more than 10,000 players aged from 4 to 18 years of age.

The metropolitan area of Sydney is divided into 12 Districts with each of the 64 Clubs affiliated to a District.

In addition to traditional XV a side rugby, the SJRU also organizes 7’s rugby and 10’s rugby competitions.

The SJRU is affiliated with NSW Junior Rugby Union (NSWJRU) and New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU).

Our vision

Our vision is to foster a vibrant rugby community where every child discovers their passion for the game. We aim to provide a nurturing environment that promotes teamwork, respect, and skill development, empowering young players to excel both on and off the field.

Our values

The four core values of the SJRU are:


Mutual respect forms the basis of our game of rugby. We hold in high esteem our game, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our officials and accept their decisions. We respect the opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who volunteer to run our Districts and Clubs.


Integrity in rugby union embodies honesty, fairness and ethical conduct. It demands players, coaches, officials and spectators to respect the rules, opponents, and decisions, upholding the sport’s core values.


Accountability refers to the responsibility and answerability of players, coaches, officials and spectators for their actions and decisions both on and off the field. It is a fundamental aspect of the sport emphasizing responsibility, fair play and sportsmanship.


Inclusiveness refers to the sport’s commitment to welcoming and involving individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, physical abilities, or socioeconomic status. Rugby union strives to be a sport that is open to everyone, promoting a sense of belonging, acceptance and equality among its participants.

The SJRU Competition Rules and Constitution protect and promote the game of rugby, its values, spirit and ethos. However the SJRU Competition Rules cannot be, and will not be, prescriptive in relation to every particular issue that may arise in the management of SJRU Competitions and the game of rugby. Therefore if a particular issue is not dealt with prescriptively in the SJRU Competition Rules and / or the SJRU Match Day Manual and / or the SJRU Constitution then the Competition Manager will make a decision in relation to the issue by adopting the SJRU’s Core Values Incorporating the “SJRU’s Spirit of Rugby”.

The SJRU Annual Reports can be found at here