Mini Section Chairman is Jon Wilkinson - 07973 959235(m)
If this page doesn't answer your question (or raises several more) then please talk to any of the coaches. Please note that a good way for you to contact us is by using the address: email@example.com
We meet at 10:00 on Sunday mornings from the beginning of September through to the end of April - either for training or matches against other local clubs. Click onto the page of the age group you are interested and get in touch with the coaches.
At the start of every season we have a registration day (incl. training) when you can join and get all of the admin stuff out of the way. For the season 2017-18 this will be on Sunday 3rd September at 10:00am
All the coaches are volunteer parents, and some drills require extra help, so please do not be surprised if you are asked to help (with the group your child is in.) The main coaches are all CRB checked, but we cannot run sessions without help from other parents.
A parent or responsible guardian must be with your child at all times.
All children must join the club (via family membership), although we are happy that you come along to a couple of sessions first to ensure they enjoy it, before you pay.
If paying after the initial session, payment should be given to a coach in a sealed envelope.
All children who take part in matches must also complete the RFU Junior registration form available from the documents section of this site with two passport photographs.
Rugby monsters are age 4 - 5 ( or until they join Year 1 at school). Training on Saturday mornings at 10:00am from Saturday 2nd September 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
U6s School Year 1 only
U7s School Year 2
U8s School Year 3
U9s School Year 4
U10s School Year 5
U11s School Year 6
U12s School Year 7
The fixture list for each year group is on this site, we hope to be able to run multiple teams in each age group, particularly the U7's and U8's. We will endeavour to ensure that children get as much game time as possible.
Please note that U6's do not have any competitive fixtures.
Please let your coaches know of any weekends when you might not be available for selection. Team selection
The club's policy on team selection is designed to field the best team possible based on a number of factors, e.g. rugby skills, behaviour (especially ability to listen to the coaches and do as they ask) and attendance (regular attendees will be picked over less frequent attendees of similar or even higher ability - please ensure your child is ticked off on the register). The coaches will normally select teams based on a mixed ability criteria, this is important for the children as it allows the entire age group to development, and ensure that everybody is enjoying rugby right through to the Junior and Senior teams.
Please note that all players are always taken into consideration. An email newsletter is sent every week, to inform parents of any training plans etc. It is vital that we have your email address.
The coaches will regularly review players' development throughout the season and players might move between teams for development purposes etc.
Each training session is designed to develop skills in an area of rugby, the normal style is:
Each session will include at least one break, so please bring water and snacks Training may be cut short for weather or if we feel that the children have had enough - another reason to always stay around. Clothes
Rugby training continues whatever the weather. The main problem we have is that we cannot keep the children running all the time to keep them warm, so layers are strongly recommended as it gets colder (Vest, Rugby shirt, fleece and windproof coat may be required). Thin waterproof trousers are also very useful, not only when it is raining but also when the grass is wet from dew / frost / rain. Layers can always be taken off!
All of these can be purchased from the club shop that is open every Sunday morning in the club house during the season.
Important. After Tag rugby, the next rugby format is Mini/Midi rugy which starts at U9 and involves rudimentary scrummaging, line-outs and tackling.
Above all else, at these ages it is about having fun