EST. 1921

In-person Junior Registration & Weigh-in

Eastbourne Sports & Service Club (ESSC) - Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne

  • Monday 18th March - 4:30 -6pm 
  • Wednesday 27th March - 5 - 6pm 
  • Sunday 7th April - 3pm - 4pm

Once you have registered online, all tackle rugby players MUST attend one of our in-person registration events to record their official weight. 

Please also attend if you have any questions, have some boots for a boot swap and would like to purchase any new socks ($20), shorts ($35) or Club merchandise. 

ERFC Committee members will be running a free sausage sizzle at these events. As always, we would love to have a chat with anyone interested in coaching this season and/or joining the ERFC Committee - It's an awesome opportunity to give back, connect with the community and have fun! 

Preschool Gold (Friday 5:30pm)

Eastbourne Community Hall - Tuatoru St, Eastbourne

  • 17th May 2024 - Season starts​​​​​​​
  • 12th & 19th July 2024 - No rugby 
  • 23rd August 2024 - Season ends 
  • 23rd August 2024 - Prizegiving

Rippa & Tackle Rugby (Saturday morning)

HW Shortt Recreation Ground (Home Games)

  • 4th May 2024 - Season starts (Y1-Y8)
  • 5th May 2024 - Tackle training session (Y3-Y8)
  • 15th May - NZCIS Trip (Y3-Y8) ​​​​​​​
  • 2nd June 2024 - Pare Plim 7s (Y3-Y8)
  • 8th June - Old Timer's Day
  • 9th June - Rugby Festival - Poneke (Y2-Y6)​​​​​​​
  • 13th & 20th July 2024 - No rugby
  • 31st August 2024 - Season ends
  • 19th - 22nd September 2024 - Taupo Tournament 
  • TBC - Prizegiving

Club Events

  • 7th April 2024 - Club AGM

The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Eastbourne Rugby Football Club will be held at the Eastbourne Sports & Service Club (ESSC). The meeting agenda includes the Annual Report, Treasurers Report, Notices of Motion, Election of Officers and any general business.

  • Monday 4:30pm, 18 March 2024 - Club Night and Canes in Clubs

The Hurricances will be at our house! The annual "Canes in Clubs" programme has members of the Hurricanes playing squad running skills sessions with our junior players. So bring your boots, mouthguard and water bottle ready for a great session at HW Shortt!

  • 8th June 2024 - Old Timer's Day

A day where we celebrate our club and its history. We invite all of our supporters, past players and sponsors to join us for the day. All teams, including our senior U85kg team play home games.

Small Blacks Coaching 

  • Sunday 3pm, 5 May 2024 - HW Shortt Recreation Ground

The Small Blacks Coaching course is compulsory for all coaches and assistants from Year 0/1 - Year 8.

It includes a series of introductory modules that emphasise creating an environment of skill-development and fun. User-friendly coaching handbooks and resources are issued free to all coaches who attend the course.

Coaching Small Blacks Modules:

  1. Beginning Rugby Course: for Year 1 and 2 coaches,
  2. Learning Rugby Course: for Year 3, 4 and 5 coaches,
  3. Playing Rugby Course: for Year 6, 7 and 8 coaches

For more information see Rugby ToolBox - Small Blacks Rugby

If you cannot attend this date, you can join a session at one of our neighbouring clubs - WRFU Small Blacks Course Dates