The Waratahs Junior Rugby Union Club is kicking off a preseason training program for all its young players to be ready for the 2020 junior rugby union season in late July.
President of The Waratahs Juniors, Chris Grieve, said, while the COVID-19 pandemic had affected all rugby union clubs, it was now nice to be able to provide an opportunity for young players to get back on the rugby field.
The Waratahs returned to training on Tuesday after receiving the green light from government authorities.
“Our first competition games will be on Saturday 25 July and we look forward to seeing all our young players – we’re especially interested in welcoming Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 15s who want to join our teams,” Grieve said.
The club will also offer a Tiny Tahs rugby program for children in the Kindergarten to Year 2 age group.
Grieve said the club had received a lot of interest from club supporters to run an intra-club rugby format on Saturday mornings, where young children could learn ball skills and running techniques in a team atmosphere.
The first junior team from The Waratahs ran onto the field in 1940, and the club is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2020.