About Norwest Minis

Our Minis teams (Ages between Under 6 to Under 9, for Boys & Girls) play on a Saturday in a the Western Sydney Mini’s Competition which is run by the Parramatta District, which Norwest Bulls are apart of.

Other teams in the Western Sydney Competition are: Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Dundas, Hawksbury, Hills, Liverpool, Penrith, Rouse Hill, Rooty Hill

Most games will be played on one of the above grounds.

The season draw can be found here: http://www.norwestrugby.com.au/minis/season-calendar/

During the season, there are also local Gala days held by other districts, usually at Redfield and Ryde – these will appear on the calendar.

Age Group Information – 2019

See below table for which year your child will playing in based on the calendar year they were born.

Age GroupYear Born
Under 62013 & 2014
Under 72012
Under 82011
Under 92010

Under 6: These age groups are tackle-free, with a focus on ball skills, teamwork and fun. Generally the games are 2 x 10 minute halves, usually with 2 games each Saturday (depending on the draw). They play with a standard rugby union ball size 2

Under 7: Same as the 6’s however 15 min halves

Under 8: These age groups are tackle rugby, with a focus on introducing tackling in a safe way and learning the skills of positional play (forwards and backs). Generally the games are 2 x 15 min halves, usually with 2 games each Saturday (depending on the draw). They play with a standard rugby union ball size 3.

Under 9: Same as the 8’s but games are 2 x 20 min halves.

Further information can be found here: http://www.rugbyaustralia.com.au/communityrugby/PlayRugby/U6-U12.aspx or https://www.sjru.com.au/junior-rugby/