Rugby Union Trials
RUGBY UNION 2017 – A Letter to Parents
The Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) U16 and U18 Rugby Trials will be held at T.G. Millner Oval on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May.
As part of your son’s application to represent the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Association in the Combined Catholic Colleges Rugby Union Trials it is essential he understands that representing MCC at this level of sport is a privilege, and therefore carries with it certain responsibilities. Take time to read the MCC Code of Behaviour document with your son so he understands the rules, expectations and responsibilities required when he is representing the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Association.
There is an expectation that all players are available for both trial days. As an MCC rule, a person who has been selected must play in the trials for the allocated time. If a student doesn’t attend with no attempt to contact the convenor or coach a one year ban from all MCC representative sports could be enforced.
Registering for the CCC trials and applying to be a part of the MCC squad is a four step process.
- Register on CCC website – https://www.csss.nsw.edu.au/nswccc-rugby.aspx
- Pay $40 CCC registration fee once CCC application is approved by the school (usually the College Sports Coordinator)
- Submit MCC application form including required kit size using size chart provided.
- Email completed permission note to [email protected]
A copy of the trial timetable, equipment requirements, etc can be found on the CCC website at https://www.csss.nsw.edu.au/nswccc-rugby-sport-specific-information.aspx Please note your son MUST register for the Rugby Union Trials this year even if he son has registered for other sports or rugby in the past. The registration process requires a nomination from the student via the CCC website. This then needs to be approved by your son’s school, and an email will be sent to you once this is done. A $40 registration fee is then required to be paid. Please allow the appropriate amount of time for this process to be completed.
As in past years, there will be two training sessions prior to the CCC trials held on Friday 5th and 12th May from 4.30pm – 6.00pm at Heffron Fields, Maroubra. These sessions are compulsory for all students applying to represent MCC and provide an opportunity for students to practice their rugby skills and also get tips from the coaching staff who have experience at the CCC trials, how they work and what the selectors are looking for. Students are required to bring appropriate training equipment, including rugby jersey, boots, mouthguard and a water bottle.
For those who have represented MCC rugby in the past, there is a slight change in procedure. This year all players are required to provide their preferred equipment size via the Application Form below. (A sizing chart is also provided at the bottom of this page.) Canterbury, the supplier, recommends choosing one size larger than normal for both the training t-shirt and hoody. In order to have all equipment delivered on time, all documentation (CCC Registration, Application Form and Permission Note) must be completed by Friday 31st March. (Click on the below links to access all documentation.)
Students will receive rugby playing shorts, socks, a backpack, hoody, and a training shirt for the tournament, a payment of $170 will be billed to your son’s school to cover costs of the kit.
Students may attend the trials without being a member of the MCC squad. In such cases, students will still need to register on the CCC website and pay the registration fee, but they do not need to fill in the application or permission form, and will not be charged for any kit.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
Paul MacGee – MCC Rugby Union Convenor
The below sizing chart is a guide on what size to order based on your sizing preference. For their garments Canterbury recommend measuring the width of a pair of shorts, t-shirt and hoddie that you find comfortable and then use the chart to identify what size in their range you need. They also recommend taking one size larger in their t-shirt and hoodie range to ensure a comfortable fit.
MCC PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES
- At all times co-operate with your coach, teammates and opponents
- Work equally as hard for yourself and your team
- Be a good sport. Encourage fellow team members
- Control your temper. Make no criticism by word or gesture.
- Maintain a neat and tidy appearance
- Compete by the rules and always abide by the referee’s/umpire’s or judge’s decision
- If there is some discrepancy in a decision made by a judge/referee/umpire, a respectful request is permissible, by the captain only
- Play may be hard and vigorous, but should never be foul or illegal or such as to endanger the person of an opponent, ill-temper or spite should not be shown
- Negative play and deliberate time-wasting are unacceptable