Girls & Boys - age 8/9 (School year 4). New Players always welcome!
Rugby is a unique sport where you create bonds and friendships over a lifetime. It is inclusive sport and team orientated.
Our key ethos is in line with RFU recommendations. Emphasising TREDS values.
The most important part in any sport for children is for them to have a good time and come away smiling. Nobody is perfect, we learn from mistakes, we are constantly learning and developing as individuals. We aim to give each child a good rugby foundation and skill set, in a fun family environment and hopefully let them be the best they can be.
Training sessions are every Sunday morning from 10.00 hrs until 11.45 hrs. Rugby season starts from the beginning of September and finishes at the end of April.
We are organised, run and coached by a dedicated team of volunteers. All coaches are DBS checked/certified.
If wish for your child to come and try rugby, the first two sessions are free to see if they actually want to play. Should they wish to continue then becoming a member of ARFC is an easy process. Please note that we do not charge for any training sessions or match fees.
What you need to bring to training:
- Stud Boots.
- Gum Shield.
- Clothing to suit the weather conditions.
- Rugby top/Training top (No Hoodies), Shorts, Rugby/Football Socks, Underlayers (Cold Weather).
- Water (No energy drinks please).
- Snack (Optional).
We would always recommend wearing layers of clothing during the winter months, the children can always take off a layer. It is not much fun being freezing cold.
U9s is the first step into the world of tackling and hoodies should be avoided.
It is essential that your young player brings a full water bottle every Sunday.
It is very important that parents stay for the duration of the training session. Especially if your child has a medical condition. We are not a creche and it is important for parents stay on the Club premises/grounds, just in case of an emergency. Refreshments are available to purchase in the club house for anyone that fancies a tea, coffee, bacon roll etc.
During the season, matches will be arranged both home and away. These will be on a Sunday morning, pretty much replacing the usual training session. Details will always be on the club website.
There are plenty of family orientated events throughout the year for you to enjoy, the opportunity for your child to get more involved with the club as a Mascot for the 1st Team one Saturday and there is also the possibility of an U9s Tour around Easter time.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved feel free to contact us.
Scott Farlam, Coach