| Registration & Insurance |

Registration for training and playing is essential for all ages and grades.

A nominal fee for both new juniors and new seniors is charged for “Training only” to insure a player for training, during pre-season before a player commits to playing for the season. This fee is deducted from a full season fee, should a player chose to register for the season. “Training only” registration does not enable a player to be selected for a playing squad and is only intended for new players, while in the period of deciding if they intend to play.

Playing registration for juniors is a full season fee, the cost of which is dependent upon the age/grade of the player. Please refer to the RugbyXplorer app for full details.  Weekly/casual registration for juniors is by special arrangement only, for juniors on holiday or gap exchange.

Playing registration for seniors can be paid either weekly (formerly known as casual), or for a whole season. Please note that weekly/casual registration is for a maximum of five games in any one season, payment for which cannot be redeemed as part payment for a full season. *Weekly/casual registration is strictly for a 7 day period and will expire at midnight on the seventh day.

| 2021 Competition Season Fees|

Training Only Juniors = $15 redeemable on the price of full season registration

Training Only Seniors = $25 redeemable on the price of full season registration

Under 7’s = $100

Under 8’s = $155

Under 10’s = $155

Under 12’s = $155

Under 14’s = $190

Under 16’s = $190

Under 18’s = $190

Senior Players = $295

Weekly/Casual Snr only up to 20 yrs = $35 Weekly/Casual Snr only 21yrs and over = $55

**Note, this registration is not redeemable on the price of a full season registration and is limited to 5 games per season. Weekly registration for Jnrs is by special application only.

Social Membership = $65

For specific information related to insurance, please see the 2019_Rugby_Insurance_Brochure

| Training |

U7 – U10 train Thursdays 6-7:30pm

U12 – U18 train Tuesdays and Thursday 6-7:30pm

All Snr teams train Tuesdays and Thursday 6:30-8:00pm

Training is usually held at the club grounds unless otherwise specified.

All players of all age groups are required to bring playing boots and mouth guards to every training session.

Players can wear any active-wear suitable to train in. Club training tops are not essential but can be purchased via the O’Neils website.

| Game Day |

Home games are always held at our club, Parkinson Oval.

The venue for away games will be hosted at the oppositions ground.

Details of the draw, including venue and times, can be found on the RugbyXplorer App.

All players are required to arrive at the designated ground 40-60 minutes prior to kick off. If a player is unable to attend, it is essential that the coach and/or team manager is notified as early as possible.

For more information see “Registration instructions“.

Junior teams roster one player to provide fruit (usually oranges) to share at half time. Please see your team manager for your team roster.

| Club Communication |

The clubs main form of communication is Facebook.

For all up to date information, it is recommended that players and families “like” and “follow” all of the following ;

a) The “Burnside Rugby Club”  main page.

This is a public facing page and contains general information.

b) The Burnside Rugby 2021 Club Information/Communication 

This is a closed group and membership is by application only.  Applications require responses to a few short questions about your connection to the club and are usually approved on the day of application. This group contains specific information including club events, lost property, promotions and other player related information.

c) The age/grade specific group – Your team manager will inform you about the team specific group.

This is a closed group for members of a specific team and includes information such as training, game day, selection and celebration information.

For assistance with facebook and to ensure that you are connected with all of our social media links, please contact the club secretary, secretary@burnsiderugbyclub.com

| Merchandise & Kit |

Merchandise such as training tops, sweaters, bags etc can be purchased online via the O’Neils website by clicking this link.

Playing Jerseys are owned by the club and given out on game day, for return on the day. Junior teams take turns in washing and drying playing jerseys. For more information about the cleaning roster for your team, please see your team manager.

**More information about playing shorts and socks will be posted soon. Please check in again soon.

| First Aid, Physio & Ground Compliance |

Qualified First Aid staff are supplied by the host club at home games.

If you, or your child have specific needs, allergies or medical conditions please make this known to the coach, manager and First Aid staff on duty.

Each team has a first aid kit in their kit bag and the club rooms have a first aid kit stored in the bar.

**More information about Physio and ground compliance will be updated soon. Please check again soon for updates.

| Facilities |

Burnside Rugby Club has a canteen, cafe/bar, change rooms with showers and toilets with baby change facilities on site. The club is accessible via a ramp on the southern side of the club rooms.

The cafe/bar has a range of hot and cold snack foods and drinks including tea (black & herbal), espresso coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages for club members available for purchase, with eftpos facilities.

Homestyle meals are available for purchase on Tuesdays after training and include such delights as curries, tacos, schnitzels, yiros, subs, bangers & mash and lasagne – These are advertised via facebook in the week prior and available for pre-purchase (dine in and take away) for between $9 and $12.

Every Thursday after training, our club provides a bbq of sausages, burgers and steak & salad, available for purchase.  Prices vary; please see the bar staff for orders.

| Code of Conduct |

BRUFC is committed to the Nation wide Code of Conduct as set down by Rugby Australia.

| Coaches & Managers |

All Coaches and Team Managers at Burnside have attained the minimum requirements for Rugby Union community coaching (Smart Rugby accreditation), Age grade relevant coaching qualifications, Working with Children checks (formerly DCSI/DHS checks), and Mandatory reporter training (Play by the rules – Child protection).

| Dispensation & Clearances|

The process of dispensation is when a player is approved to play outside their natural age/grade for reason of size/weight, experience/ability, disability, gender or gender identity, and disability.

Clearance is required for all players intending to play for Burnside, who have played for any other rugby union club in the world, regardless of level or union.

For more information on dispensation or clearances, please see “Policies & Resources”.

| Social & Community |

BRUFC is a family orientated club and hosts a number of Junior, Senior and whole of club/family social events throughout the year.

For more information please see our social page and stay connected with our social media pages on facebook .

The club holds a photo evening towards the end of the season each year, providing an opportunity for players and their families to purchase professional, individual and team photos. Please see our social media pages for more information.

| Safety & Rugby Laws|

Safety is the highest priority for all coaches, managers, administrator and players at Burnside. As such, rules (or laws, as they are referred to in Rugby Union) for age, size, weight, and competition do vary in accordance with State and National requirements (e.g. size of pitch, level of physical contact, scrummaging, line out participation etc)

Competition Rules can be found via the Rugby Australia website. For an easy to access version of Wold Rugby Laws, download the app here.

| Wellbeing|


In registering for BRUFC, you are giving permission for photos taken by the club members to be used and published on our website and social media. If you do not wish to have your photo taken or used, the onus is on the player/parent/guardian to make these wishes expressly known to the club secretary.

The club asks respectfully, that photographs of children under the age of 18, not be published on social media or anywhere else, by anyone not associated with BRUFC without the express permission of their parent or guardian.


When registering, each player has the option to select “Keep my profile private”. This should only be used in the case where a players identity from match officials needs to be kept private (matters before the court, DIAO’s, witness protection or other family law matters). Players details are not made public and are only used for the purpose of identifying players during a game (disciplinary, scoring, substitution, record keeping).

If a player requires anonymity or you have any questions regarding personal details, please contact the club secretary.

Member Protection

The Member Protection Information Officer plays an important role in our club community, providing information and guidance on complaints procedures. Any member who has concerns or problems, is invited to discuss their concerns with our trained club MPIO. All complaints or issues will be dealt with promptly, seriously, sensitively and confidentially.

For support or more information please contact the club Member Protection Info Officer via email  mpio@burnsiderugbyclub.com

Child Safety

BRUFC is committed to providing services to children and young people in accordance with the Child Safe Environments recommendations and requirements from the State Office for Sport and Recreation, Rugby Union SA and Rugby Australia. All coaches and managers hold an up to date Working with Children checks (formerly DCSI/DHS checks), and Mandatory reporter training certificate (Play by the rules – Child protection).

For more information please refer to the BRUFC Child Safety Risk Management Plan and Policy and contact the club secretary/administrator/child safety officer via email secretary@burnsiderugbyclub.com

Mental Health

This section of our website is currently under construction. Please check back soon for updates.

Club Contacts

All members are encouraged to contact their Coach, Team Manager or any member of the Executive committee and any time. BRUFC employ an “open door” policy and are happy to receive contact from any member or family. For contact details please see our “Contact” page.