Player Registration

Registration for Senior and Junior players for the 2022 season are now open

Senior Registration

U19 +: $250

There is no fee for non-players. All players must be registered and have paid their fees before the trials this weekend.

All players must sign up to the Rugby Xplorer App or online in order to access the registration form. You can view instructions here. They simply enter their player ID from last season. The App can be found through this link:

You can find information on the instructions for rugby participant registrations and fees, including players and non-playing members here

There are also new game management rules that are covered in the attached match day guide that managers will need for the season. Managers will have to be registered via the Rugby Portal at and instructions on how to do this can be found here

The first Pre-season training will be Saturday 29th Jan 2022 8.00am

Followed by Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm

Our first Trial is on 5th March 2022 at home with the season kicking off on March 26th 

Junior Registration

U7 – U9: $100   U10-U17: $130

This fee includes ARU affiliation fees, insurance levies, Bowral Blacks Playing Kit including Training Jersey, shorts & socks, and match day Jersey, which is awarded to players at the end of the season who have completed 75% of the games.

For those kids that would like to try Rugby there is an option to pay $20.00 which will give your child 4 weeks of training. If you then wish to sign up the $20.00 is deducted from the registration fee. Please Note: Due to liability and player insurance, all players must be registered through the Rugby Explorer App before they can attend training.

All players must sign up to the Rugby Xplorer App or online in order to access the registration form. They simply enter their player ID from last season. The App can be found through this link:

All siblings will be linked in the Xplorer platform, so you just need to click ‘add another registration’ each time and compete all registrations in one session and then pay for all registrations at once at the end of the process.

You are able to apply to Services NSW for an Active Kids Voucher which will subsidise the cost of the registration. You will need to apply for the voucher prior to starting the registration process. Make sure you record the Voucher Number and Expiry Date. Click here to access Services NSW

Training & Games

Training will commence at Eridge Park in Burradoo on Thursday 24th February from 5 pm onwards with our first training sessions for ages 6-18 years. This will change to Fridays from the 8th of April 

U6 – U9 will train from 5pm – 6pm and U10 – U17 from 5pm – 6.30pm

Bowral Blacks juniors are part of the Illawarra competition which includes teams from Wollongong, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Campbelltown and Camden. Competition matches are on Sunday mornings for most of the junior teams. Juniors Competition matches commence on April 3rd 2022. The season finishes in Mid September.

If you are new to the club, or simply curious about rugby,  please come down on Friday night and introduce yourselves and we will endeavour to welcome you warmly into our close knit rugby community. We plan to make good use of our newly renovated clubhouse to ensure all parents and family members of players are well catered for! We especially warmly welcome any girls who would like to play rugby in the Southern Highlands.

All families (parents/carer givers and players) are required to contribute to the club’s operations in the form of volunteering as required throughout the season to assist in general operations at club training and game days.
ARU Expectations of Behaviour Guidelines

Age Dispensation

Anyone interested in seeking dispensation to play down an age group should contact the club registrar ( for details regarding weight and height criteria. Age dispensation was introduced in 2017 enabling smaller players the opportunity to complete at one age group below their chronological age. To apply please read and complete the dispensation form. This informs parents about the process to follow in seeking dispensation.You will need to fill in your child’s details and get a medical certificate stating the weight and height of the child. If there are other relevant issues they’d like considered they need to include this too. They then need to forward this to the club’s registrar at

Once approved they will be notified and only then will their child be able to play down.

Cam Francis- General Enquiries
Director of Junior Rugby
0421 427 440

Sam Jones – Registration Enquiries
Bowral Rugby Junior Registar
0410 795 818