To provide a range of opportunities for players, coaches, teachers, volunteers and the wider community to interact with our flagship team – the Qantas Wallabies – as well Super Rugby, Sevens and Australian Barbarian teams.
The opportunities are divided into two sections, those that are in the lead up to the match and those that are on the day of/at the match in your State. A summary of these opportunities is provided below.
In its sixth year this program is going from strength to strength. Not only do we have Qantas Wallaby matches against International opposition but state based games as well. With the arrival of the British and Irish Lions on our shores for the first time in twelve years, in 2013 this program is extended to include access to opportunities involving the Super Rugby Franchises (Brumbies, Force, Waratahs, Rebels and Reds) and the NSW/QLD Country team as well.
Six test matches (three against the British and Irish Lions and three in The Rugby Championship), five clashes against the Super Rugby franchises and the Country match as part of the Lions tour, total an unprecedented twelve experiences to be a part of.
The matches are in two distinct timeframes during the year;
We will be providing opportunities in both of these. Nomination for either or both series will be available.
British and Irish Lions matches – nominations open Wednesday 13th March and close Friday 12th April.
The Rugby Championship matches – nominations open Monday 8th July and close Friday 19th July.
Once again we have fantastic opportunities available for individuals and teams at both schools and clubs. Here is a flier/poster pdf to print off or even email to players/coaches, to promote the program at your school or club.
Nominations Open Now Ensure you get in quick so you don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime!
Open Training/Signing Session and/or Fan Day: Available to all players, parents and fans. The Qantas Wallabies will host an open training/signing session or a fan day. No nominations are necessary, simply turn up and get a chance to see the team train, join in some activities and practice some skills or play some games with your favourite players, and make sure you grab some autographs and photos.
Training Interaction (Individual & team): School or Colts teams are invited to attend a Wallaby training session. In addition 1 x nominated player per team has the opportunity to train with the Wallabies during the session.
Training Assistants (Individual): Junior Rugby players can nominate to assist Wallaby team management with supplying training equipment for players before, during and after a Wallaby training session. This includes exclusive access to the field of play.
Coaches Training Session Visit (Individual): Rugby coaches are invited to attend a Qantas Wallabies training session. Qantas Wallabies coaches conduct a Q & A session with invitees post training session.
EdRugby Values Forum: Primary and High School students and teachers can attend a selected High School (usually one conducted in each State per Test), to hear from members of the Qantas Wallabies share their insights about a range of values in sport and life including teamwork, positive role models, National pride, leadership and sportsmanship.
Junior Wallaby (Individual): Junior Rugby player can nominate to enter the field of play and place the match ball on half way line prior to Teams entry.
Flag Bearers (Individual): Junior Rugby players can nominate to hold participating nation’s flags next to the team captain at the start of the Test Match for the National anthems.
Samsung Guard of Honour (Team): Junior Rugby teams can nominate to form a guard of honour for both participating nations as they run ou as part of the team entry. Teams stay on the field for the National anthems.
Pre-Game Matches (Team): Junior Rugby teams can nominate to participate in rugby games prior to the match, staying on the field to watch the Qantas Wallabies warm up.
Ball Boys/Girls (Individual): Junior Players with ball boy/girl experience can nominate to carry out ball person duties during the Test Match.