The Chatswood Junior Rugby Club was formed in 1947. We’re one of the oldest junior rugby clubs in Sydney.
The Junior Rugby Club was born out of the senior club; simply called The Chatswood Rugby Club. The senior club was formed in 1912 and we share the same home ground and clubhouse. The senior club fields teams in the Sydney Suburban rugby competition (aka Subbies). The Seniors train on different days to the Juniors and both the Seniors and Juniors operate independently of each other.
The club is based at Beauchamp Park, Nicholson St, Chatswood. The ground is managed by the Willoughby Council but we have access to the ground and club house, including the canteen, during the season.
Chatswood is affiliated to Gordon. Gordon is a senior club that competes in the highest level of club rugby in Sydney; the Shute Shield. All junior clubs throughout Sydney must be affiliated with a senior club. Other junior clubs also affiliated to Gordon are; Roseville, Lindfield, Lane Cove, Killara-West Pymble, St Ives, Wahroonga and Hornsby. Collectively the junior clubs are referred to as Village Clubs.
Each year Gordon runs a representative program for players from under 11s and up. The best players from each age group are selected via trials involving all the Village Clubs to form Gordon representative teams. These Gordon representative teams compete in an annual State Championship against other representative teams from all over NSW and some interstate teams as well.