Cranbrook Rugby Club - Under 11

Under 11s 2023/24

CRFC U11s is the oldest age group in the mini’s section. We combine hard fought, competitive rugby with a huge emphasis on team work, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. Preparing for the Colts and competitive matches and leagues, and the increase in intensity this brings forms a key part of our season. Our coaching team is highly skilled, fiercely competitive with a huge desire to advance the rugby skill set of the group.

U11's Training

U11s is for children who start the School Year 6 in September 2023.

Training is held on Sundays through September to May and starts promptly at 9.30am for about 90 minutes, with occasional ‘away’ joint training sessions, and festivals throughout the year.

If inclement weather requires a cancellation of training during the season our method of communication is via our WhatsApp Group.
Please ensure that you have provided your details (contact Kate, our team admin, if not). Sessions will be interactive and fun throughout the season with the focus on contact skills.

It is essential all players own and wear a gumshield. Players will be turned away if they are without.

Please also make sure a parent remains pitch side during the whole session and players have drinks and snacks, as breaks will be taken. We very much welcome feedback and do feel free to speak to any of the coaches after any session.

U11's Rule of Play

The key elements of the Under 11s Rules of Play include CONTACT and are:

  • Team numbers: 9-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 43 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Contested scrum but no pushing
  • Nearest 3 players in Scrum plus a designated Scrum Half
  • 3 players contest for the ball
  • Contest for the ball – ball carrier plus 2, tackler plus 2
  • Introduction of tactical kicking and kicking restart

Coaching Team

Head Coach – Matt Cooke – email link below

Assistant Coach - Lewis Roberts
Assistant Coach - Mike Barstow
Assistant Coach - Paul Hardy

U11's Welcome Pack

We provide a Welcome Pack for all new Players & Parents  which details:

  • Membership
  • Cafe, Bar & Shop
  • What to bring & wear
  • Training
  • Festivals
  • Safety & Welfare
  • Coaches Profile
  • First Aid
  • Contact Info

It includes useful information for both new and existing members.:

Click here to Download / View the U11 Welcome Pack 

Come and give us a try

The Minis section continues to display growth and is a key part of the club philosophy to an integrated seamless pathway to the first team. We continue to push forward with the minis chair to improve aspects of the club for mini players. We always aim for the Players to have fun at Rugby so come on and give us a try.


Strength and Honour

Team Info


Matt Cooke
Email Coach


Kate Breen
Email Admin

Current season:

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U11's Pitch Location Map

The U11's training pitch is a short walk from the Clubhouse. Please make sure a parent remains pitch side during the whole session and players have drinks and snacks, as breaks will be taken. It is advisiable to bring a change of clothes for players. Coaches are available for a chat after each session in the Clubhouse.

Lucky players that were drawn into the team to play at Twickenham.