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MAITLAND RUGBY CLUB HISTORY

The Maitland Rugby Union Club has a long and prestigious history that started over 125 years ago, in 1877 when the Seniors was established. The Maitland Junior Rugby Club was established in 1967 and is the Hunter region’s most successful junior rugby club.

The establishment of Marcellin Juniors had a profound effect on the senior club, providing many players of later premiership winning teams. The continuing success of Maitland Rugby is based on the strong commitment to promoting and fostering junior rugby and the development of the grounds and facilities at Marcellin Park.

In the 2000 season there were 197 registered juniors at Maitland. From under 8s through to under 18s, the strength of the juniors has reaped rewards through the number of players that have continued in to the current senior ranks, numbering 160 registered seniors and 80 Old Boys. To accommodate this large and enthusiastic playing force, the Maitland club has been able to supply a premier playing arena in Marcellin Park. With the ongoing support of sponsors, the hard working effort of the Committee and the continued patronage from supporters. Marcellin Park has continued to grow and improve each year since Maitland Rugby moved from Lorn Park.

Today the Juniors has incredible depth with 12 teams from the under 8s to the under 18s in the 2014 season. The under 7s have an impressive 6 teams with more than 60 players – enough to form our own comp which plays at home every week.

The spirit and reputation of the Maitland Rugby Union Juniors is the envy of other clubs throughout the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

The HJRU Club Championship recognises the premier club in the competition for a given season. A combination of overall participation and actual results are used to determine the winning club. Every team competing in Under 10s and below contribute one point to their club’s score for every match they participate in. In all premiership grades (U11-U17) the competition points they acquire during the season is added to the club’s score. With points from all teams added together, the club with highest total at the end of the home-and-away season is determined as the club champions.

HJRU CLUB CHAMPIONS

  • 2008 – Maitland
  • 2006 – Maitland
  • 2004 – Maitland
  • 2003 – Maitland
  • 2002 – Maitland

 Under 11

  • 2011 – Maitland
  • 2008 – Maitland Black

Under 12

  • 2016 – Maitland
  • 2012 – Maitland White
  • 2002 – Maitland

Under 13

  • 2015 – Maitland
  • 2010 – Maitland
  • 2003 – Maitland
  • 2002 – Maitland

 Under 14

  • 2007 – Maitland
  • 2003 – Maitland
  • 2002 – Maitland

 Under 15

  • 2004 – Maitland
  • 2003 – Maitland

Under 16

  • 2009 – Maitland
  • 2005 – Maitland
  • 2002 – Maitland

Under 17

  • none – yet!

Under 18

  • 2008 – Maitland
  • 2006 – Maitland
  • 2003 – Maitland