ELMO SJRU Club Championship

SJRU are proud to announce that ELMO will be partnering with SJRU in 2022 to bring an exciting new initiative to the junior metropolitan club rugby landscape – the ELMO SJRU Club Championship.

About ELMO

Established in 2002, ELMO is a cloud-based HR, payroll, expense management and rostering / time & attendance software provider. The company offers customers across Australia, New Zealand and the UK a unified platform to help organisations streamline their people, process and pay.

ELMO Software is proud to sponsor Sydney Junior Rugby Union and the ELMO Software Junior Rugby Club Championship.

We’re thrilled to be able to support Sydney Junior Rugby Union so more kids and junior players can get involved in rugby.

ELMO SJRU Club Championship.

Similar to what both SRU and NSW Suburban Rugby do, we are introducing a Club Championship Model for our SJRU Competitions (U10 to U18) Boys XV’s.

The Club Championship model is similar to the Subbies ‘Cowboy Cup’ which is run across divisions. We don’t share the same requirements as senior rugby as to fielding the same number of teams at each club, but we modified this for juniors which will be ‘fit for purpose’

The reasons we are introducing a Club Championship are;

  • To acknowledge and recognize successful junior clubs who show across the board performance
  • By having a points ‘weighting’ for higher grades we are encouraging clubs to strive for higher grades
  • Engendering a whole of club atmosphere where the lowest U10 teams’ results are just as important as the highest U16 teams results to their Club Championship campaign

How it will work

The idea of this is for the regular season only. Because each club has different numbers of teams, we will work the arithmetic back to a per team ‘average’ which then enables us to compare for example clubs with 20 teams alongside clubs with 6 teams.

To reduce the impact of statistical anomalies, and to try to compare like for like, we will run two separate Club Championships – A BIG Championships (clubs with 6 teams or more) & a SMALL Championships (clubs with 5 teams or less).

You take the competition points each team earns during the regular season and multiply them by the appropriate multiplier associated with the grade they are playing.

  • A Grade – multiply by 2.0
  • B Grade – multiply by 1.8
  • C Grade – multiply by 1.6
  • D Grade – multiply by 1.4
  • E Grade – multiply by 1.2
  • F Grade or lower – multiply by 1.0

Once multiplied – Add all these points together for all the teams in the club and then divide them by the number of teams that the club has.

EG – Harbord has SIX teams

  • 1 in A Grade on 28 points (x2.0)
  • 1 in B Grade on 35 points (x1.8)
  • 1 in C Grade on 48 points (x1.6)
  • 2 in D Grade on 46 & 28 points (x1.4 each)
  • 1 in E Grade on 28 points (x1.2)
  • 0 in F Grade on 28 points (x1.0)
    • Total after multipliers is 333
      • Divided by 6 teams
        • Average is 55.5

See below for an example of this.