2021 Independent Selectors



The Importance of Transparency 

Gordon District Junior Rugby Union (GJRU) is responsible for the administration of junior rugby on the north shore of Sydney. Each year, boys & girls representing our eight village clubs have the opportunity to trial for GJRU in age groups from Under 10 to Under 18 for the honour of competing in the New South Wales Junior Rugby Union State Championships competition.

The GJRU Executive & Committee is seeking to ensure an open and transparent selection process for all players within the Gordon District seeking higher representative honours.

GJRU formally invites nominations for Independent Selectors for the U10 - Opens Age Groups for the 2018 Representative Season.

The objects of our GJRU Association are:

  1. To promote and foster the game of Rugby Union Football within the north shore of Sydney;
  2. To provide a pathway for elite junior Rugby Union Football players to higher honours;
  3. To select and coach representative teams in various competitions from time to time; and
  4. To provide support to the Affiliated Club Members in carrying out their Rugby Union Football activities.

Independent Selector Eligibility 

For a person to be eligible to be appointed as an independent Selector, that person must;

(a) be approved by the GJRU Committee following recommendation from the Representative Coordinator and must have the appropriate level of experience and expertise deemed necessary by the GJRU Committee.

(b) be available to:

(i) attend to view prospective player’s trialling for representative team selection where available at club trial games and, as a minimum, at the All-Gordon Trials and Representatives Selection Day.

(ii) Attend at least one SJRU Club game for each of the highest graded teams from each Gordon Junior village club, prior to selections.

(c) be able to perform the duties of independent selector in the age group or age groups to which that person is appointed by the GJRU Committee.

(d) have no affiliation with the age group in question and should be selected from a broad cross section of applicants. The coach is permitted to be involved in the selection process however carries the same single vote as each of the Independent Selectors.

In considering the selection of players, the Selectors must have regard to the requirement of the Coach to give priority to developing the skills of the individual players in the context of coaching the team by reference to age appropriate skill sets.