Rugby & Football

Football (Soccer)

Kurow Riverside Football compete in the Football Waitaki competition (ages 4-12 years). Children from the whole of the Waitaki Valley play for Riverside Club. From Twizel to Papakaio.

Children have a weekly practice and a game on Saturday mornings. Home fields may be Kurow, Duntroon or Papakaio, depending on the geographic make up of the team.  Generally, if the home field is Kurow, half of the games will be played in Kurow, and the other half either Duntroon, Papakaiao, Glenavy or Oamaru.

Teams are five or seven or nine-a-side and fit the following age categories with mixed gender (ages as of 1 January):

Midgets – 3, 4, 5 years      
Primary – 6 & 7 years      
Junior – 8 & 9 years (Subs $40)
Intermediate – 10, 11 & 12 years
Note: dispensation for individuals to play in a grade outside of their age group may be applied for given our location, including 13 year olds.

For Kurow/Duntroon/Omarama/Twizel enquiries phone Donna on 03 436 0188 or 027 2777 245.  
For Papakaio enquiries phone Jenny on 03 431 7718 or 021 159 5800. 

Please send email for a registration form.


Kurow Rugby Club

Kurow Rugby Club was established in 1898 and has a rich history, as well as being Richie McCaw's home club. 

It's a part of the North Otago region, and currently plays against five other clubs in the North Otago region for the local Citizens Shield.  The club is strongly supported by adult and school aged players.

North Otago are past winners of the Meads and Lochore Cups in the New Zealand wide Heartland competition. In 2011 North Otago lost in the semi-final to East Coast but continues to be a strong stepping stone in to the ITM Cup.

The Kurow Rugby Club welcomes overseas rugby players. Those that are interested in playing go to North Otago Rugby Website.

The Kurow Rugby Football Club Committee meet the second Tuesday of every month.


Kurow Hotel Touch Rugby

If you are keen to stay fit over the summer, get a team together and play touch rugby. Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Phone Ross on 436 0850 for more information.