Northern United Rugby Football Club Inc. was established in 1990 the amalgamation of the Porirua and Titahi Bay Rugby Football Clubs after their 1989 season. Northern United RFC is known as ‘Norths’ within the Wellington Rugby Football Union. The initial playing strip was the Porirua Rugby Club jersey with the Titahi Bay Rugby Club shorts and socks, in 1990 the official blue and white playing strip was introduced, which remains prominent 33 years on.
Headquarters for Norths is at Porirua Park 'Jerry Collins Stadium'. This facility is rated as one of the top premier grounds in the Wellington competition, second only to the NZCIS and Sky Sports Stadium.
Both the Senior and Junior club players come from all areas of Porirua. The success of the club can be measured in several ways. At the grassroots level, our Junior Norths Bulldogs are deliberately situated at the original sites of the founding clubs (Porirua/Onepoto). Onepoto in Titahi Bay, and Porirua Park in Porirua East to make access to mid-week trainings easier and safer for our whānau.
Combined we have just over 500 children each year between the ages of 3 – 13, who participate in rugby around the motū every weekend. The focus of our junior club is to allow our tamariki to learn this great game and life skills while having fun and staying healthy. Our junior club is organised and supported by many committed volunteers, coaches managers, and supportive parents and extended whānau.
In the clubs' short existence, Norths has already developed an All Blackd captain, All Blacks, Junior All Blacks, two IRB Young Player of the Year, New Zealand 7s players, Black Ferns, Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island internationalists and NZ Secondary School players. Alongside the players we have seen many volunteers extending their coaching, management and administration skills also into the higher levels of the game. We our proud of our who are able to take their skills and talents into the next stage of rugby!
We warmly welcome all our new & returning players, volunteers and supporters at the Norths Rugby Club, right in the heart of PORIRUA!
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NORTHERN UNITED RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUBPO Box 50431, Porirua 5240100 Mungavin Ave, Porirua East, PoriruaPhone 04 237 8463