Hamilton Hawks Juniors

Hamilton Hawks Juniors, Juniors, Hamilton Rugby Club

About HAmilton Hawks Juniors

Hamilton Hawks Juniors was established in 1966 and evolved into Hamilton Rugby Club, one of the leading rugby clubs in the Newcastle and Hunter region.

Hawks Juniors are based at Hawkins Oval, Wickham Park on the corner of Maitland Road and Albert Street, Wickham. We serve the central Newcastle area including the suburbs of Hamilton, Wickham, Carrington, Islington, Mayfield, Broadmeadow, Adamstown, Lambton, New Lambton, Kotara and Kotara South.

Our aim at Hamilton Hawks Juniors is to promote fun and involvement for both our players and their parents in, what we believe is, the best sport to play, rugby union!

Along with Hunter Junior Rugby Union, NSW Country Rugby Union and Rugby Australia, we want to provide opportunities and pathways for our local juniors to learn and play rugby. We encourage all young individuals to have a go no matter what experience they have!

Rugby is a great team game with a focus on safety through its modified laws designed for players of every age and ability. We are also committed to making rugby inclusive and accessible for all.

Hamilton Hawks Juniors Initiatives

Adopt a Junior Day

Adopt a Junior Day was established in 2007 and has been running each year since. This is where our junior players (generally the U11s and below) are buddied up with a premier one player for the week.

The premier one players hang out with their junior buddies for the hour or two prior to their match, giving the kids the chance to see up close the preparation of the senior players for their game, including stretching and warm-up. The juniors get to join in with these activities, and then run onto the field with their mentors for the match. 

The juniors also get to join in the half time talk and (hopefully) sing the Club Song with the ‘big boys’ after the win!

This has proven to be an enjoyable day for players, both young and old, parents and our Old Boys who get to see the future of our club alongside our current stars.

Hamilton Hawks Juniors, Juniors, Hamilton Rugby Club
Hamilton Hawks Juniors, Juniors, Hamilton Rugby Club

Tiny Hawks

Tiny Hawks was established in 2018. Tiny Hawks is open to boys and girls aged 2-6 years and is a skills and activities-based program run by our senior club players and coaches that encourages movement, participation and fun.

Parents are welcome to be actively involved or sit back and watch. Tiny Hawks runs over two 6-week blocks (April/May and August/September). Watch our Facebook page for details of new year’s program!

Interested in finding out more? 

Join Hamilton Rugby Club Juniors

Hawks Juniors are always looking to welcome new Hawks members.

We have teams in the age groups U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 and U18.

We also have a Girls Winter Rugby competition in the U13 and U15 age groups.

The Hunter Juniors Rugby season kicks off on 13th April 2024

Training takes place each Tuesday and Thursday at Hawkins Oval from 4:30pm to 6pm. Each age group has their own training times.

Visit the Hawks Juniors Facebook page where we keep you up to date with all things Hawks Juniors.

For more information, including becoming a Hawks Junior member, please reach out by emailing Juniors President Peter Foot, hawksjuniorsrugby@gmail.com.


To play and train, registrations are required.

Registrations are completed via Rugby Xplorer App.

Registrations include:

  • Training t-shirt
  • Playing shorts
  • Playing socks
  • ALL NSW, ARU, HJRU affiliation and insurances
  • Ground hire fees
  • Referee fees

Tiny Hawks registrations include:

  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Ball
  • Water bottle
  • Six weeks of skills and drills
  • Insurances
Hamilton Hawks Juniors, Juniors, Hamilton Rugby Club