As one of the oldest clubs in Christchurch, there’s plenty of tradition at Sumner Rugby. But we’re far from your ‘traditional’ club. The bustling seaside suburb we call home, combined with players from all around the country and right around the globe, contributes to a unique sense of community – a culture unlike anything else in Canterbury rugby.
We believe rugby should be enjoyed by all, and that’s reflected in the range of teams who wear the Sumner jersey. Our Junior club is one of the biggest (and certainly one of the most vibrant) in Christchurch, with teams for boys and girls of all ages. At Senior level we cater to everyone from budding professional players to those who just want a social run-around with their mates.
As a club, we’ve always thought big. We didn’t grow from a mid-table division two side to a club that regularly helps players realise their dream of playing professionally without setting lofty goals. We encourage everyone at Sumner Rugby to do likewise. To challenge themselves to reach their full potential, and to express themselves both on and off the pitch. And we support them every step of the way.