The purpose of this competition is to provide a semi competitive format of the game that our teenage school leavers will be attracted to play who, for any number of reasons, feel they are not yet ready to play senior rugby with grown men.
The purpose of the late start is to allow school leavers to get settled in either their studies or apprenticeships without the worry of having to commit to pre-season rugby as well at the beginning of the year.
Baywide club competition 15-a-side. Teams require 2 coaches and 1 manager.
Players 20 or younger on 1st January 2021 eligible to play. There will be no weight restriction.
12-week competition - Round 1 Friday 7th May 2021, Round 2 Friday 11th June 2021, Semis Friday 16th July, Final Friday 23rd July 2021.
Minimum 6 teams (4 WBOP & 1 each from CBOP and EBOP) play 2 rounds of home and away. Any more than 6 and the semis and final date moves accordingly.
Top 4 play semis 1v4 & 2v3 with the winners progressing to the final.
All games scheduled for Friday night under lights. Clubs without suitable facilities can play their games at venues with lights.
Teams are expected to train only once a week.
Game On will apply.
Players register to their clubs and if due to insufficient numbers, composite (or combined teams) can be entered. EG an EBOP or CBOP u21 team. This will enable these players to be reserves for Senior teams on Saturday’s if they wish to do so.
Clubs that enter a team in this competition will be waived affiliation fees and any referees levies in their 1st year of competition (if these are in place in 2021)
To enter a team, click here.
Community Rugby Manager/ Mitre 10 Cup Match Day Manager
Bay of Plenty Rugby Union
UoW Adams Centre for High Performance
52 Miro Street Mount Maunganui 3116
P: 07 547 4684
M: 029 487 8429