Welcome to College Rifles

College Rifles Rugby Football Club was founded in 1897. We are proud to be a community based club, with a large and diverse membership of all ages, based in the Eastern Bays of Auckland.

For over 113 years College Rifles has fostered local sporting activities and provided its broad based community with an excellent club environment.

We believe that the longevity and success of the club has been aided by the focus on the grassroots, or younger members, of the club. The club actively encourages young people to join and the benefits in this regard are to:
Meet new people
  • Retain a good level of health and fitness
  • Learn the importance of fair play within a competitive team atmosphere
  • Actively participate in a sporting code
  • Encourage hardworking ethics and commitment
  • Learn that hard work and practice produces positive results
  • Learn and experience the joy and comradeship of being in a team that sets goals and strives to achieve them.

The club spirit embraces the whole family and local community. Examples of this are:

The ANZAC parade, which formally recognises the sacrifices made by soldiers (members of College Rifles) during three wars, and encourages young people to learn about, and respect New Zealand’s history

Festival weekends, such as Grandparents day, where all College Rifles junior teams play at our club with after match social functions including all of the family members

Introduction of summer league Junior Touch on Friday afternoons.

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Newsletter - 25th Feb 2015

SUCCESSFUL FIRST OPEN TRIAL AGAINST TAKAPUNA RUGBY CLUB On the weekend we had our first open trial for players with aspirations to play Premiers in 2015. It was great to see some of last... more

Feb 25, 2015 at 09:36 a.m., David Gainsford
Newsletter - 18th Feb 2015

COLLEGE RIFLES FIRST PRE-SEASON GAME VS TAKAPUNA RUGBY CLUB This Sat 21st February at Hato Petera College our players have a friendly match against Takapuna Rugby Club. This is the... more

Feb 17, 2015 at 03:34 p.m., David Gainsford
Newsletter - 11th Feb 2015

BRYAN CRAIES CUP TO BE HELD AT COLLEGE RIFLES The Bryan Craies U85kg tournament will be played on Saturday 7th March here at College Rifles Rugby Club. Lock this... more

Feb 11, 2015 at 09:25 a.m., David Gainsford
Newsletter - 04th Feb 2015

SUPER 15 LAUNCH AT COLLEGE RIFLES The club was lucky to have the Launch of the Investec Super 15 competition here last Monday 02nd Feb. It was great to see the various Super 15 Franchises stars... more

Feb 04, 2015 at 09:21 a.m., David Gainsford
Newsletter - 28th Jan 2015

U11-U13 PRE-SEASON TRAINING Free Pre-Season training for all players U11-U13 starts Monday 09th February at 5pm. This is run by personal trainer Pat Flavell and will be a six week program. Please... more

Jan 27, 2015 at 04:02 p.m., David Gainsford
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