Junior rugby on the NSW Far North Coast will receive a boost this October when the Byron Bay Schools Rugby 7’s returns to Byron Bay Memorial & Recreation Grounds.

School students from all over the region will descend on Byron Bay on October 14 to both showcase and develop their rugby skills under the watchful eye of NSW Rugby Union development officers.

Primary and secondary school teams are invited to participate, competing in both boys and girls competitions across various age divisions. Registration is now open.

Byron Bay Rugby 7s Festival organiser Eddy Brown welcomed the junior festival, which takes place ahead of the traditional men’s and women’s competitions, that also return for the first time since 2019 on Saturday and Sunday.

“We’re really excited to see the Byron Bay Schools Rugby 7s return. This fantastic initiative means the best local junior talent will be on display, and a huge number of kids will get to participate in sevens rugby in a fun, festival atmosphere. “

“The senior competition has been pretty well sold out for months now, with people keen to return to this annual event, so we expect the same level of enthusiasm from local students.”

The schools event is a joint initiative between NSW Rugby Union and Byron Bay Rugby Club. NSW Rugby Union Development Officer for the Far North Coast region, Troy Doughty, is coordinating the event.

All schools from the local region and beyond are welcome to attend and each school may register multiple teams.

Entry is free for parents, carers and spectators to attend and support.

The event is proudly supported by NSW Rugby Union, Far North Coast Junior Rugby Union, The Rugby Club Foundation and Baidam Solutions.

2022 Byron Bay Schools 7s Event Details


Friday 14 October


Byron Bay Memorial and Recreation Grounds
Corner of Marvell and Tennyson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481


How to Register

Contact Troy Doughty, NSW Rugby Development Officer on 0421 743 604 or troy.doughty@nsw.rugby

More Information

The event poster is below. Click on the image to open it in a new tab, where you can download and print it.


2022 Byron Bay Schools 7s Flyer