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Friday May 5th 5:30 to 6:30 at USC Rugby Club is our second sign up and training session for all U12 to U18 girls 7's players.
Fees for the season are $150.00
Not only our first U19 colts match, but USC are proudly entering two sides into the 2017 Maroochy RSL Colts Competition.
This Friday 24th March, at the USC Rugby Club, both the USC Vikings and USC Saxons, will be playing Maroochydore Swans and Noosa Dolphins respectively.
"We are very proud of all our young blokes who have been training their guts out and are keen as to get out there and show us what they got," says head coach of both teams Jason Kahika. "We have many new boys join the side this year who are currently studying at the University. And they look pretty good. Mixed in with our seasoned USC Barbarian campaigners from the past junior years, we look to put two great sides out on the paddock.'"
The colts sides also have several U17 players who are playing up, all of whom already show they will be an asset to the sides during the year.
The main priority for management team is to ensure all the young blokes enjoy their rugby, are well coached and we build a positive culture between the two sides, which will fit perfectly into the future of the senior club.
The origins of Barbarians Rugby came about in 1890 when WP Capmeal conceived an idea to form a club drawing rugby players from multiple other clubs, by invitation. This Barbarian squad was formed to play in the off-season against the top club teams of the day.
Integral to the spirit of Barbarian rugby is that the Barbarian Club should be absolutely cosmopolitan with the aim of spreading good-fellowship amongst all rugby football players.
It’s fitting then that the University of the Sunshine Coast hosts a rugby club as the Coast’s representative of the Barbarian spirit. Just as the University serves as a melting pot in the post-school years, accepting people from all over the world to further their education, so USC Barbarians Rugby accepts all-comers into the fellowship of rugby on the Coast.
A fine example of the Barbarians’ spirit is the USC Barbarians Under 16s squad, providing a game of rugby for players from nine of the Coast’s schools. The USC club is not aligned with any one school, making it a drawcard for players from all over the Coast.
The vast majority of this squad attend schools unable to field a side in the 15-a-side schools competition and not every body type is suited to 7s rugby. Therefore rugby clubs like the USC Barbarians are critical to the long-term health of Queensland and Australian rugby because they provide a game of 15-a-side rugby to players from non-traditional pathways.
Several players with the Under 16s side have been with USC for eight seasons or more, producing an undying loyalty to the spirit of Barbarian rugby. In turn the club has given these players a coaching and development pathway which wouldn’t have been available to them otherwise. To top it off, the coaching squad contains an Englishman, highly credentialed coach Gary Jones, a Zimbabwean, a New Zealander and an Aussie.
Australia prides itself on its egalitarianism. By taking players from all persuasions and economic circumstances, USC has successfully merged Aussie egalitarianism with the Barbarian spirit on the Sunshine Coast.
Vacancies still exist for players in most of USC’s squads with registrations open on the club’s website
Once again the USC Barbarians Rugby Union club is very pleased to announce that all U6 and U7 registrations will be free in 2017. You do still need to "sign up" online through our registration page, and make a payment which once done the USC Rugby Club will reimburse your registration in full. Win/Win
Santa was good to us, we've unwrapped a new A Grade coach for 2017! Rhys Roberts comes to us all the way from Wales. He has been part of the Welsh women's set up, as well as Ospreys Rugby under 18s and the rugby hub officer for Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera since January 2015. He also was the backs coach of Whitchurch RFC and comes to us keen and ready for a big season! Welcome Rhys!
2017 USC Junior Sign on will be Saturday 4th & 11th February 3pm to 5pm.
This is an online process which can be done at home or with our help on the day at SIGN ON DAY. See our REGISTRATION page for more details
Payment must be made online and with credit card only. This process is a new ARU initiative to streamline cash flow for the home clubs and the ARU, QRU and SCRU
We strongly encourage any friends or family interested from age 5 to 17 to sign up and play. Later in the year girls rugby will also start for age groups of under 12, 14, 16, and 18's.
Expressions of interest are being sought for University of the Sunshine Coast Rugby Club Senior Coaches for the 2017 season for both A Grade and Reserve Grade teams. Based at the rapidly expanding USC Sunshine Coast campus, the Barbarians are an integral part of the University’s focus on high level sporting development.
The following criteria have been determined as key indicators in selecting the successful candidates:
* Level 1 coaching certificate
* Current Rugby Smart accreditation
* Focus on player development on and off the field
* Conducting planned and structured coaching sessions
* Development and structure of team game plan
* Excellence in communication skills with players and other stakeholders
* Development of a pre-season player fitness programme
* Demonstrated experience at this level
* Developing and maintaining team morale
* Ability to work collegially with the other team’s coaching staff for the overall benefit of both teams
The ARU is set to launch a national women’s sevens university competition from 2017, capitalising on the momentum generated by the gold medal-winning national team. Starting next year, the competition would include players from universities around Australia as well as potential marquee recruits from the national Sevens team and state development squads. The ARU is hoping the competition will help accelerate the growth of women’s sevens, which has hada breakout year with the success of the Australian women’s side, with participation in the sport growing by a third in the past year. ARU CEO Bill Pulver said it was the perfect time to announce the new competition following Australia’s success in Rio.
“Yesterday our Australian Women’s Sevens team became heroes for thousands of young girls and boys across the nation who will dream of growing up and playing Rugby in the Olympics, just like them,” he said.
“When we centralised our national women’s and men’s programs and made them full-time athletes, we made an investment in their future and have subsequently seen them blossom as players and as role models.
“On the back of their success, we will open up new Sevens pathways in schools, clubs and universities around the country so that more young girls and boys than ever before will have the chance to work towards their dream of representing their country at the Olympic Games.”
ARU high performance general manager Ben Whitaker said the new competition would help create more pathways to the elite Sevens program.
“The women’s university Sevens series will fill a gap in the existing women’s Sevens pathway. It will be an elite domestic competition with a national footprint, which will act as a stepping stone towards national selection.
“With more regular training and more representative-level games available, the next generation of sevens stars will be able to refine their skills and push for selection in the full-time national squad."
Clockwise From Left: Kian, Aiden, Brynn, Conor, Keith and Lachie
Congratulations to these 6 x USC Junior Players for being selected to play in the Under 15’s Sunshine Coast Team for the 2016 ARU Junior Gold Cup competition.
Inviting all Senior rugby players on Sunshine Coast to play for USC Rugby 2016.
The University of the Sunshine Coast Rugby Club is inviting all rugby players to come and play for the reigning premiers in 2016.
With the club celebrating its 20th year this year, 2016 will prove one of the biggest in recently history. We want to extend an open invite to all players who are thinking of playing seniors rugby this year. You may have never played rugby before, you may be new to the coast or you may want to find a senior club to play for since leaving school, USC Rugby wants to extend a warm welcome to you and hope you will consider playing for the club in season 2016.