Cranbrook Rugby Club - Under 8

Welcome to Cranbrook Rugby Club - Under 8s

The aim of CRFC’s Mini rugby is to foster and develop young players (girls & boys) of all abilities in the game of rugby in a safe, non-competitive, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skilldevelopment. Using the foundation of the RFU’s Age Grade Rugby and the progressive development tools guided by Quilter Kids First program. We will ensure all of our coaches are committed to developing young athletes into compassionate and respectful individuals and team members.

We will ensure each player demonstrates thehighest standards of RFU’s T.R.E.D.S (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship) at all times on and off the pitch and external to the club grounds.

Unders 8s play a non contact format called Tag Rugby, where tackles are executed by removing velcro tags attached to Player's belts.

This ensures progressive skill development through the foundation of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline & Sportsmanship (TREDS)
Come give us a TRY.

U8s Training

Training is held on Sundays through September to April and start promptly at 10am and finish around 11:30am. Training days are identified on the diary and will be regularly updated as the season progresses. If inclement weather requires a cancellation of training during the season our method of communication will be via our WhatsApp Group. Please ensure that you provide your details to be included.

Sessions will be interactive and fun throughout the season.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out attraining sessions so be prepared to get active!
We welcome feedback. Feel free to speak to us inthe Clubhouse after any session.

If you're coming along for the first time please try to let us know if you're coming - just in case we're away at a Festival or training has been cancelled.

We welcome all new arrivals and provide a Welcome Pack (View/download PDF by clicking here) which details:

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

Team Info


Martin Taylor
Email Coach
Mob: 07730 476880

Current season:

View other season results:

Date L/F Opponents H/A K.O. Meet W/L/D Result Report
01, Sep T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
08, Sep SDD Bring a Friend Event H 10am 9:50am -  - -
15, Sep T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
22, Sep T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
29, Sep T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
06, Oct SDD Hastings & Bexhill Festival A 10am 9:20am -  - -
13, Oct SDD Tunbridge Wells Festival A 10am 9:20am -  - -
20, Oct F Aylesford U8 H 10am 9:50am -  - -
27, Oct T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
03, Nov SDD Tonbridge Juddians Festival A 10am At Tonbridge -  - -
10, Nov SDD Aylesford Festival A 10am Aylesford -  - -
17, Nov T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
24, Nov F Maidstone U8 H 10am 9:50am -  - -
01, Dec T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
08, Dec T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
15, Dec T Training followed by Xmas Party H 10am 9:50am -  - -
05, Jan T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
12, Jan T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
19, Jan T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
26, Jan F Tonbridge Juddians RFC U8 H 10am 9:50am -  - -
02, Feb T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
09, Feb F Tunbridge Wells RFC U8 A 10am 9:20am -  - -
16, Feb T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
23, Feb F Maidstone RFU U8 A 10am 9:30am -  - -
01, Mar T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
08, Mar SDD Old Colfs Festival (Called Off - Waterlogged) A 10am 9:20am -  - -
15, Mar SDD Old Elthaniams Festival A 10am 9:50am -  - -
22, Mar T Training or Harlequins vs Sale (Twickenham Stoop) H 10am 9:50am -  - -
29, Mar SDD Kent Festival U8 - Folkestone RFC A 10am 9:20am -  - -
05, Apr T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
12, Apr T Training H 10am 9:50am -  - -
19, Apr SDD Train Up Development H 10am 9:50am -  - -
26, Apr T Training & End of Season Awards H 10am 9:50am -  - -
03, May SDD Old Colfeians U7s/8s/9s Festival A 10am 9:30am -  - -
08, May SDD Mini Tour - Great Yarmouth RFC A 10am 9:20am -  - -

U8s Safety & Welfare

The club treats welfare of the players as a paramount priority.

The U8s currently have two coaches:-

Martin Taylor is the head coach and is responsible for all aspects of running the U8s .
Darren Wilson will be supporting Martin .

Both U8 coaches have been DBS checked and hold First Aid accreditation
The clubs appointed Child Welfare Officer is Michelle Forknall.

U8s Pitch location

The U8s pictch can be found as illustrated in the Map opposite.