Game On

Game On is the new schools recruitment program being rolled out across Australia. The Australian Sports Commission has created Sporting Schools, a $100 million Australian Government Initiative to get children committed to a lifelong love of sport.

All Primary Schools can now apply for a grant between $1300 and $3100 per term, to start delivering their Sporting Schools activity using Rugby Union’s Game On Program.

South Australian Rugby Union runs the Game On program in Schools across South Australia, with the main aim of delivering a quality program that the students will enjoy, learn about the game and the values and traditions of Rugby Union. Our Rugby specific trained coaches are best equipped to deliver our 5 week program that encompasses all the skills and drills of our non-contact version of the game VIVA 7s.

To get your school to register for the sporting schools program CLICK HERE

If you have any questions about Sporting Schools or Game On, please contact our sporting schools coordinator

Christie Rogers or call (08) 7070 6940


South Australia Rugby Union primary schools competition is a great way to introduce new Girls and Boys to the sport. The non-contact format of rugby union called VIVA 7s caters for a very wide range of students abilities.

There are 7 players on each team who play for two 7 minutes halves and they get 7 tags. The game can be played as quickly or as slowly as desired.

Tournaments in 2017

Remaining Dates:

Primary Schools Sevens (South) -28th July 2017
Boys and Girls Years 6 and 7

For more information contact Henry Bradford at

Game On State Championships – 15th November 2017
Boys and Girls Years 6 and 7

For more information contact a SA Rugby Development Officer Contact:

Sam Livera – North West Development Officer

Henry Bradford – South East Development Officer
(08) 7070 6940


The Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) Youth Participation Project (YPP) seeks to identify and address the barriers to sports participation for youth (13-17 years old) in the school setting the delivery of a secondary school pilot program. The Pilot program includes 2 schools from South Australia (Ocean View College & Westminster High School), commencing in term 2, 2016 and running through until term 2, 2017. The program is being delivered as part of the ASC’s Sporting schools program.


High School Sevens has been revitalized in 2017 to coincidence with the new dates for the Australian National Sevens Championships. South Australia sends a Under 18 Schoolgirls & Schoolboys team to the championships each year. The state has had a number of school players go on to receive higher honours. In 2014 and 2015 Pembroke’s Mackenzie Sadler was selected for the Australian Girls Youth Commonwealth Games team to compete at Nanjing (2014) and Samoa (2015), with Australia successfully defending their Gold Medal placing in 2014, Mackenzie now has two Gold Medals to her name.

The high school sevens program gives students the opportunity to represent their state in a sport that is now included in the Olympics and we have a National female competition, based out of The University of Adelaide.

Age divisions for the High School Sevens

Boys & Girls U16 U18

Dates below:

High School Sevens – 13th September 2017
Boys and Girls U16 & U18
For more information contact Henry Bradford at
or Sam Livera at

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