Vikings juniors was established in 1980, which made 2020 our 40th year anniversary and we are proud to be the oldest Junior sporting club in the Tuggeranong Valley. Our club gets its strength from the family and community-oriented spirit of our kids, parents, coaches and all our volunteers.
The Vikings Junior Rugby Union Club is closely affiliated with our Vikings Premier Grade Rugby Club, affectionately known as “the seniors” however the Junior Club is a separate legal entity with its own constitution and committee.
During the year, our clubs intertwine to support each other. We are fortunate enough to have the seniors run a strong Junior Rugby Development Program in the off-season, tailored for players ranging from 14 to 18 years of age. This program is designed to facilitate a pathway for players to further develop their fitness and rugby skills with the guidance of senior coaching staff.
In 2020 a new program has been established between Vikings Rugby and Vikings Juniors for under 16 and Under 18 teams – called Generation Red (Gen-Red) – collaboration between junior and senior club – with Senior Club will assume responsibility for under 16 to under 18 age groups. With expert/ performance coaching support – and aligned to the senior professional coaches.
Our home ground is Gowrie Playing Fields, Castleton Cres Gowrie, where many of our Saturday games are played and training is held during the week.
Our club currently fields 20 teams in the ACTJRU competition, including:
Mixed Rugby Under 7 to 12 age groups
Boys Rugby Under 13 to 18 age groups
Girls Rugby in Under 14, 16 and 18 age groups
We take the safety of our players seriously. To ensure this all coaches and managers must comply with all ACTJRU and RugbyAu expectations and qualifications, all volunteers must hold a current ACT Government ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ Card. In addition, each team has its own qualified first aid officer.