Play Rugby Union with the Manly Roos, the club that breeds champions at all skill levels!  We welcome all returning and new players looking for a game of rugby for 2024.

Click to register (remember to get your NSW Government Active Kids Voucher before you do)
If you’re logged into your Rugby Xplorer account, you can get to the Roos registration directly via this link

Click here for the reasons why playing rugby is a uniquely wonderful experience for your child. Note also that we are a volunteer-run club, in keeping with the best of club rugby cultures, with opportunities to get involved in many ways. And we have a Manly Roos Club Charter that helps all players and parents/guardians enjoy the experience.

If you need more information on registrations, please email the Club Registrar at or see club contacts for specific age groups and teams, please contact our age coordinators.

2024 Age Groups

Playing age groups are determined by the player’s year of birth. It is possible to play up a year, but generally not possible to play down an age group (unless dispensation is given for height / weight by the governing body).  Consideration is given to players wishing to play with their friends.

Year Born & 2024 Season Age Group

  • 2012 = U12s
  • 2013 = U11s
  • 2014 = U10s
  • 2015 = U9s
  • 2016 = U8s
  • 2017 = U7s (non contact, playing last 4 rounds modified contact rugby
  • 2018 = U6s (non contact)
  • 2019 = U6s (non contact)

Season Dates (Minis)

Mini games in 2024 start late March and are played on Saturday mornings.  Training commences 2 – 4 weeks before the start of the season depending on age.  The season runs through until late August/ early September.
No games during school holidays.

Season Dates (Juniors)

Juniors in 2024 play ‘XVs’ Rugby in the Sydney Junior Rugby Union graded competition.   The SJRU 1st (of 2) grading rounds are held Sunday March 24th.   There are Club age group trials and inter-Club practice matches held prior to these rounds.  The SJRU competition is held on Friday nights and Sunday mornings and played through until late August.  Training commences 4 weeks before the start of the season.
No games during school holidays.

Juniors in 2024 also can play Sunday afternoon games in the ‘Sizzling’ 7s Rugby tournament, starting mid-February through to late March and ‘Spring’ 7s starting mid September to late November.

2024 Registration Fees

Rugby union remains the best value of all winter activities, offering more and costing less. Fees include comprehensive ARU insurance, council ground fees, competition fees, coaching and playing gear.  All you need to add are boots and mouthguard:
U6 – $130
U7 – $230
U8 – $240
U9 – $240
U10 – $250
U11 – $250
U12 – $250

Player Transfers

There are many reasons for players to change clubs. However, there are competition rules which restrict some transfers. Please contact the club to ask about transferring to the Roos.

Clubs are permitted two imported Representative and/or Development Players from another Club, per age group in a single season. For each representative player over two imported players, competition points will be deducted at the discretion of the Competition Manager and SJRU Board.

Rugby Explorer Registration System

Anyone who has a volunteer role needs to register themselves. There is no cost involved with this. This is particularly important to those involved with Juniors performing tasks such as selecting team sheets, or scoring. The club secretary need to give you “admin” access. In order to do that, you need to have a login to Rugby Xplorer. Here is the link in order to do this:
Rugby Australia have updated their Web Site with Parent & Club Admin information. Go to

They are also running Webinars to help. More Webinars have been scheduled – check out


  1. I have a $100 voucher from Service NSW for the active kids program, can I redeem this voucher when registering online, or do I need to do it in person?

    • Hi, thanks. Yes you can the voucher when registering online. Although the online system is not yet up and running.. give it a couple of days before you try. thanks and cheers Marty

  2. No that won’t be a problem. For example last year we had five boys join the under 11’s who had never played union before. They had a great time and quickly caught up the the boys who had played before.

  3. Hi there I’m looking to enrol Hudson Bates in under 6 rugby this winter could you please advise of the process

    Thank you

    • Hi Georgia. I am not sure if you received a reply. The registrations are done through the Rugby Xplorer App. The instructions are now on our website. You should bring Hudson down to Keirle Park on Thursday at 5.00pm for run around / try rugby. Regards Geoff

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