Northern Suburbs Junior Rugby Union Academy – Season 2023

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Northern Suburbs Junior Rugby Union (NSJRU) I am pleased to announce that this year we will be launching the NSJRU Rugby Academy – with the inaugural program starting Feb 12 and running for 6 weeks.

We are inviting players who want to play reps rugby going forward; played reps rugby with Northern Suburbs Junior Rugby Union over the last few years; or players who simply love their rugby and aspire to improve their skills and fitness and take their game to the next level this season, to register for the Academy.

The Academy is open to all players, boys and girls, from age groups U10 through to U16 (2023) from the NSJRU village clubs (Drummoyne, Hunters Hill, Mosman and Norths Pirates). Players must be registered with their Clubs before they can register for the Academy.

The Northern Suburbs Junior Rugby Academy will be managed by Mike Cross and his team at Trytime Rugby. Mike and his team have extensive coaching experience across all age groups, with Mike having been the head coach of the NSW U19 team that recently won the State Championships in 2022. The NSJRU Academy will work closely with the Norths Seniors Club to include coaching and other resources that will enhance the Academy program.

As noted above, the NSJRU Academy will begin Sunday 12th February 2023, with the first session at Taplin Oval, Drummoyne from 3pm. The Academy program will run for 6 weeks and the cost will be $120 per player. A program schedule will be sent to you once your registration has been completed.

Joining the Academy program does not guarantee rep selection for your child, however, we believe the program developed by Trytime for NSJRU will make all attendees stronger and fitter players for the season ahead which in turn will improve the skills of our players at our village clubs and in turn make our representative teams stronger and even more competitive at the NSW State Champs (both the XVs in June and the 7s in late Sept/early Oct).

Places are limited so, please register early using the link below and secure your (son/daughter’s) place in the NSJRU Academy. (Please ensure that your sons/daughters are registered with their Club before registering for the Academy. If they aren’t registered for their Club then they won’t be able to attend the Academy until their registration is confirmed)

Please contact Ben Richards at if you require any further details or have any questions.