WELCOME TO AVALON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB


Avalon Rugby Football Club goals are to:

  • Create a winning/supportive environment that players, their family and their friends are proud of and want to be part of.
  • Develop all players, coaches and administrators so that they can reach their true potential.
  • Keep the talent within the Avalon catchment area (Taita, Naenae, Avalon) at Avalon
  • Create awareness within the local community that Avalon is a club that has a place for everyone, whether it be playing, coaching, administrating or as a supporter. 


Club Profile

Over the past 2-3 years Avalon has continued to move from strength to strength, regaining Premier Rugby status and fielding teams across all premier, senior grades. 

Club membership has continued to grow and 2016 saw over 400 "Avalon Wolves" take to the field in both the junior and senior divisions. 

Off the field, Avalon has a strong social membership. The clubrooms are open right throughout the year, 6 days a week, and members enjoy a full calendar of social events. 

Avalon has strong ties to many community groups and are the host of the Avalon Cup - a traditional college clash between Naenae and Taita who play annually for the coveted Avalon Cup. The Avalon Clubrooms is also utilised by a number of community groups including Ignite Sport, Body by Paris and Hutt City Lifestyle Centre. The clubrooms are availible to all members of the community and usually at no cost. Please click on About Us/ Facilities for more details. 

Avalon is a founding member of Sportsville - the multi-million dollar development at Fraser Park. The club will soon be moving to it's new club facilities right next to it's number one field - the all-weather astroturf. 

To join the "WOLFPACK" and be part of Wellington's fastest growing Rugby Club, whether in a playing or social capacity, please feel free to contact any one of our coordinators. All details can be found on the Officials / Contacts page. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the pack. 

THE HISTORY OF AVALON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB


Early Beginings

Avalon RFC was established on 28 November 1979 with the amalgamation of the Naenae Old Boys’ and Taita RFCs and have a proud history with many cherished memorable moments on their beloved Fraser Park.

Previous Achievements

Avalon won the Swindale Shield in 1991 and 2001 and were back-to-back semi-finalists in 2003 and 2004. As part of its come back year in 2010, Avalon made the Hardham Cup final. 

The WOLFPACK

In late 2014, under the leadership of CDO Scott Waldrom, Avalon RFC officially apdopted the Wolf as it's emblem and the club soon became known as Avalon Wolves RFC. The wolf gave Avalon a new identity and today symbolises the core values of the club including loyalty, leadership, strength, family and the power of teamwork. The mentality of the Wolf continues to grow and collectively all members of Avalon are part of the "WOLFPACK". 

Shortly after the adpotion of the Wolf and after a tough three years of being in 2nd Division Rugby, Avalon returned to Premier Rugby in 2015 and this momentum within the club continues.

Representation

In the club's proud history it has fielded a number of All Blacks, Maori All Black, Samoan, Niuean and Provincial Representatives.

In more recent years the club has seen the likes of Kat-Whata Simpkins take the world stage wearing the 7s Black Ferns Jersey, Asafo Aumua making hat-trick, try scoring history with the Wellington Lions plus representing NZ in the U20s squad, and Scott Waldrom as the assistant coach of the All Black 7s.