Cranbrook Rugby Club - Under 6

Cranbrook Rugby Club - Under 6

Welcome to Cranbrook RFC U6s!

The U6s is our entry level group for girls and boys in Reception and Year 1. Everyone of all abilities is welcome to join and we focus on having fun and introducing foundational rugby skills. We follow the latest coaching guidance and curriculum recommended by the RFU with an emphasis on ball skills, running, footwork, communication, and most importantly being part of a team.

 

FAQs

When does the new season start?

The season starts in September 2021 and runs through to May 2022.

When is training?

We train every Sunday from 09:45-10:45. Please arrive 5-10 mins early. Our full training timetable inlcuding details of joint training with other Clubs is below.

Where is training?

We train at Cranbrook RFC (Tomlin Ground), Angley Road, Cranbrook, TN17 2PN. The U6s (generally) train right next to the clubhouse where there is a marquee and coffee for spectators. There’s also parking on-site.

What school year is U6s?

Your child can join in the fun if they are in Reception or Year 1. However, they must be aged over 4 (by DOB) before they can participate.

What does a typical training session involve?

We follow the RFU age grade guidelines emphasising the core values of rugby - Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship (TREDS). We focus on the basic foundational rugby skills including ball skills, running, footwork, communication, and most importantly being part of a team. We also use tag belts as well as other pieces of kit. The sessions are very informal and based around short fun games.

How do I register my child?

Please contact our Team Manager (Tanzi) at tanzi.crfc@gmail.com in advance who can register your child in the first instance. We offer the first few training sessions as a taster, so your child can see if they enjoy the sessions. After that paid club membership is required. Every child must be pre-registered before they can start.

What kit do they need?

Kit needs to be appropriate for the weather. In the warmer and drier months - shorts / t-shirt / jumpers / trainers are fine. Come winter we ask children are appropriately dressed for warmth and waterproofing. Hats / gloves / fleeces / hoodies / thin coats / rugby boots will be needed. Multiple layers are better and offer more movement as well. Various high street sports retailers do great children’s ranges. There’s also a ‘boot box’ in the clubhouse where second-hand boots can be picked up.

Do I need official Cranbrook kit?

We find many children enjoy being branded up in club colours, but it’s completely optional. There is an on-site and online club shop.

What about when it’s cold and wet?

We aim to train each week come rain or shine. Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather. The best sessions are often the muddiest!

My child is a bit nervous about joining – can you help?

Of course! Please let us know when you arrive, and we will do our best to make sure they have a great time and make some new friends.

Is there any contact involved?

No – there is no tackling or contact at this age level. You don’t need a gum shield or scrumcap (unless of course you want to provide one for your child).

Can I become a coach / helper?

Absolutely - yes please! All the coaching staff are volunteers and we welcome as much help as you can offer. Most of our coaches are parents / guardians who started off on the side-lines and have moved pitch side. If you would like to join in, please speak to one of the coaches and we will welcome you with open arms. The RFU has various online and in-person coaching courses that the club will help you take. You will also need to take a DBS check.

What COVID protocols are in place?

We ask all children to sanitise their hands upon arrival prior to training. We also have an online COVID tracker we ask all parents to complete each week to confirm their child is ok to train. Please register in person with the Team Manager when you arrive each week.

 

Team Info

Coach

Chris Lovett
Email Coach

Admin

Tanzi MacDonald
Email Admin

Current season:

View other season results:


Date L/F Opponents H/A K.O. Meet W/L/D Result Report
05, Sep T CRFC U6s - Season Starts H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
12, Sep T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
19, Sep T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
26, Sep T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
03, Oct T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
10, Oct T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
17, Oct T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
24, Oct T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
31, Oct T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
07, Nov T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
14, Nov T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
21, Nov T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
28, Nov T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
05, Dec T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
12, Dec T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
19, Dec T CRFC U6s & Christmas Party H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
26, Dec T ***NO TRAINING TODAY*** H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
02, Jan T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
09, Jan T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
16, Jan T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
23, Jan T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
30, Jan T Joint Training with Tonbridge Juddians RFC U6s (TBC) H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
06, Feb T **AWAY** Joint Training @ Aylesford RFC U6s (TBC) A 09:45 09:30 -  - -
13, Feb T **AWAY** Joint Training @ Sevenoaks RFC U6s (TBC) A 09:45 09:30 -  - -
20, Feb T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
27, Feb T **AWAY** Joint Training @ Ashford RFC U6s (TBC) A 09:45 09:30 -  - -
06, Mar T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
13, Mar T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
20, Mar T Joint Training with Rochford Hundred RFC (TBC) H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
27, Mar T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
03, Apr T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
10, Apr T Joint Training with Maidstone RFC U6s (TBC) H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
17, Apr T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
24, Apr T CRFC U6s H 09:45 09:30 -  - -
01, May T CRFC U6s & End of Season H 09:45 09:30 -  - -