On behalf of the 20 clubs within the province, The Auckland Rugby Football Union is responsible for the, management, administration, marketing and development of rugby in the area.
Based at Eden Park, the home of many of New Zealand's greatest rugby moments, the union facilitates the running of school, club and representative competitions which Auckland teams participate in
These include primary school competitions like the Bill McLaren trophy, Club competitions such as the world renowned Gallaher Shield, right up to the Air New Zealand Cup.
The development of the game is assisted through such schemes as the Auckland Rugby Academy and High Performance Units.
Another developmental innovation at Auckland Rugby is the "Pro-Sport Programme", which is designed to give young Aucklanders experience in all areas of rugby, including coaching, training and event management.