Welcome to the Eagles Juniors home page from our junior club president, Leigh Hancock.

The Eagles juniors are the beating heart of junior rugby union in the Gungahlin community, and welcome players of all ages and abilities from under U8s to under 18s.

The Eagles juniors are dedicated to providing our families with a supportive, nurturing environment, and to develop and promote the game of rugby with the health and safety of our players of most importance.

The Eagles junior teams compete in the ACTJRU competition, which includes clubs and schools from across the ACT and Southern NSW region.


Junior registration fees for 2024 are as follows:

Under 8s to 12s – $235
Under 13s to 18s – $250
Coaches, managers and volunteers – FREE

Learn more about registration here.


The Eagles juniors train at Nicholls Oval (Clarrie Hermes Drive).

Under 8s and 9s train on Tuesday from 5-6pm

Under 10s to 18s train on both Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6pm.

During the ACT Government ground maintenance period (usually the end of March), teams may also train at Nicholls Synthetic Oval.

Match day and times

The ACTJRU competition commences in Term 2 of the ACT school schedule, and the season draw is available on the Rugby Xplorer App.

All matches are played on a Saturday, with the exception of some finals matches, and pre-season matches/competitions.

Under 8s and 9s play matches in the ACT and Queanbeyan region, with all matches shared between one or two venues on the day.

Under 10s and above play their matches across the broader ACT and Southern NSW region.

Match times for each age group are as follows but may be subject to change depending on field availability.

Under 8s and 9s – 8.45am/9.30am
Under 10s and 11s – 9.30am
Under 12s and 13s – 10.30am
Under 14s and 15s – 11.30am
Under 16s – 1pm
Under 18s – 12.30pm/1.45pm/3pm (depending on division)

The ACTJRU competition commences in Term 2 of the ACT school schedule, and the season draw is available on the Rugby Xplorer App.

Coaches & other volunteers

As a community club, the Eagles juniors rely on assistance from our families to fulfil various roles, including coaching and managing our teams. Assistance is also required to undertake roles such as first aid and field marshal on match days.

If you are interested in coaching or managing a team, please contact me (Leigh) on 0417 240 721.

We’re also looking for volunteers to undertake the roles of canteen, ground and kit coordinators.


Club communications will be sent through Rugby Xplorer, with team communications being sent from coaches and managers. Please make sure you check your junk folder so that you do not miss anything.

Please also be sure to follow the Gungahlin Eagles Juniors Facebook page for updates and information throughout the season.


The Eagles are extremely lucky to have an amazing group of sponsors. To see who our sponsors are, click here.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, click here.

I’d like to give my personal thanks to those who support the club financially, and in particular, Benchmarc Kitchens and Joinery who are the major sponsor of the Junior club.

Leigh Hancock
Gungahlin Eagles Junior RUC