2020 UNSW Rabbitohs Junior Competition

Participant Information

The following information is for players and parents registered to play in the 2020 Term 1 UNSW Rabbitohs Junior Touch Competition. For more information or if you have any questions, please get in touch with your competition coordinator via email.

The 2020 Term 1 Rabbitohs Touch Competition is a new competition offered in partnership between the UNSW Touch Club and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The competition brings touch football to the local area and provides a fun and social environment for players to engage in our sport.

Week 1 – 7 of the competition will be played at Heffron Park, on the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue and Bunnerong Road. Parking is located next to the netball courts on Fitzgerald Avenue. A second parking area is located on Bunnerong Road, next to the tennis courts.

Week 8 – 10 of the competition will be played at David Phillips Fields, Banks Avenue, Daceyville. Parking is available on Banks Avenue and Gwea Avenue.

Week 1 – 7 of the competition will be played at Heffron Park, on the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue and Bunnerong Road. Parking is located next to the netball courts on Fitzgerald Avenue. A second parking area is located on Bunnerong Road, next to the tennis courts.

Week 8 – 10 of the competition will be played at David Phillips Fields, Banks Avenue, Daceyville. Parking is available on Banks Avenue and Gwea Avenue.

The Term 4 competition will run from Tuesday 15th October 2019 through to Tuesday 17th December 2019.

The competition will then conclude for the year, with a new competition beginning in January 2020. Partipants who have played in the Term 4 competition will automatically be registered in the 2020 competition. The 2020 competition will also be open to new participants.

For Term 1 2020, there will be three divisions:

  • Under 10’s – played at 4:30pm
  • Intermediate Girls (ages 12 – 14) – played at 5:15pm
  • Intermediate Boys (ages 12 – 14) – played at 5:15pm
  • Senior (girls and boys aged 15-18) – played at 6:00pm

The draw for the competition can be found via this link. The draw is subject to change. If the draw changes for whatever reason, team managers will be notified via email. Some divisions may have byes, and therefore it is vital that team managers are aware of any scheduled byes and informs their team accordingly.

If any team needs to forfeit, they must inform the competition manager via email at least 24 hours before the game. Teams who forfeit will not register any competition points for that game, and incur a 9-0 scoreline.

In the event of wet weather, a decision on if the competition will proceed will be made by 3pm and a notice posted on the website and on our facebook page. Please do not email the competition organiser. If no notice is received, assume the competition is on.

The competition will be played under the rules as set forth in the Touch Football Australia Rules – 7th Edition.

Under 10’s will play a modified version of the rules. They will play 5-a-side, with a field size approximately 50m x 35m.

All other age groups will play 6-a-side, on a field approximately 70 x 50m.

In Intermediate and Senuor divisions, tries will be worth the following points:

  • Female tries: 2 points
  • Male tries: 1 point

All participants will receive a Rabbitohs Touch playing shirt, included as a part of their team registration. This shirt must be worn when playing. Players may be refused from playing if they are not wearing the correct shirt.

Football boots may be worn, however only plastic moulded studs will be allowed. If not wearing football boots, other appropriate footwear should be worn. Players will not be allowed to play in bare foot.

Players may wear any shorts they choose.

This is kids sport, and at the end of the day, it is meant to be a fun and safe space for all participants. This includes our referee’s. By all means, cheer on our kids, but please refrain from speaking to referee’s. Our referee’s are also Under 18, and are doing their best, so please make sure that we remember this when participating in our competition.

Members of the UNSW Touch Club are covered for injuries sustained during participation in our Social Competition, University sporting events (such as Unigames and relevant  training sessions) and representative events/tournaments (such as Vawdon Cup, State Cup and relevant training sessions). The Club is covered by 2 insurance providers – one by the University (ACE Insurance) and one from Touch Football Australia (Sportscover).

For details on our insurance coverage, as well as information on what to do if you are injured, see this page.