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.
Training is held on Sundays from September and has been extended until the end of May. Sessions start promptly at 9.45 with registration from 9.30.
It is important that all players pre-register and emails to do this are sent out each week to registered players. Players will then be placed in Covid-secure training bubbles. You will also be required to complete an RFU Proactive Covid symptom-checker questionnaire each week prior to attending. This is part of RFU guidelines. The link is below:
If inclement weather requires a cancellation of training during the season our method of communication will be via email and 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 at training sessions so be prepared to get active! No rugby or coaching experience required.
New players are always very welcome so please do get in touch if you would like your child to come and have a few trial sessions. Please contact our Admin Kate in the first instance. Contact details are below.
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The club treats welfare of the players as a paramount priority.
The U8s currently have two coaches:-
Tim Wordsworth is the head coach and is responsible for all aspects of running the U8s .
Both U8 coaches have been DBS checked and hold First Aid accreditation
The clubs appointed Child Welfare Officer is Michelle Forknall.
The U8s pictch can be found as illustrated in the Map opposite.