21 October 2021

Auckland Rugby League and the New Zealand Warriors with the support of NZRL are excited to announce the launch of our newest venture for the U16|U18 boys grades with the hope of introducing girls in the future.

In 2022 there will be a newly developed preseason programme/competition U16 Shaun Johnson Shield and U18 Dean Bell Cup.

Players will be invited to register to participate in 3 development camps as well as a trial to represent 1 of 4 teams in the Auckland region. Tamaki ki te Raki – Auckland North, Tamaki ki te Rawhiti – Auckland East, Tamaki ki te Tonga – Auckland South, Tamaki ki te Uru – Auckland West. Players can register here;

for U16s – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8X2QGP2

for U18s – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NTL2QT

These development camps will be based at the New Zealand Warriors facility at Mt Smart Stadium.

U16s Johnson Shield: 27th November | 11th December | 15th January U18s Dean Bell Cup: 28th November | 12th December | 16th January

If you are interested in being considered for a coach | manager | trainer position please apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L25BNKW

The competitions will be a mini pre-season competition to be run over four weeks:

12th March | 19th March | 26th March | 2nd April.

Post competition, a Warriors U18 Development Team will be selected as well as an Auckland U16 Team to tour Australia during the April School Holidays.

If you have any questions please feel free to send them to Rugby League Development Officer TJ Ashford – thaine.a@aucklandleague.co.nz