Sunnynook School


The school has a number of rugby teams that compete in inter school competitions.

There are Rippa, Tackle and Tag teams.

Rippa Rugby School Teams for Year 3-6 Tournament 2018

These games take place during school time - over three days in Terms 2 and 3. Spaces in teams are limited, so depending on the number of children interested, we may or may not do trials next week. Parents will receive extra information when teams have been selected, as a small fee will be charged to cover bus and entry fee.

COACHES NEEDED: For parents that are interested in coaching this sport, please email . There are free coaching courses organised by North Harbour Rugby.

VENUE: Windsor Park, Mairangi Bay between at 9.00am and 2.00pm
DATES: There are three Field Days during Term 2 and 3: Thursdays 10 May, 21 June, and 16

August. If the Thursday is cancelled, the save day is the following Tuesday.

OTHER INFORMATION: Rippa Rugby is a non-contact game designed to maintain the skills of rugby but without contact tackling. “Tackles” are made by ripping a tag from the attachers Velcro belt requiring the ball carrier to pass to another teammate. The grades that we enter teams in are 7 aside Year 3/4 Girls and Boys are 10 aside Year 5/6 Girls and Boys grades. If there are not enough girls to form a team, we are able to place girls into the boy’s team. Mouth guards are recommended and all players will play in bare feet.

Kind regards
Shona Fritsch (Sport Co-ordinator)