March 12th

In preparation for Old Ruts Girls Tag very first appearance at a festival, we have penned a song. We hope it will inspire and create a fantastic team spirit.

"Wimbledon Ruts
Girls rugby are we
Running and throwing
Now pass it to me.

Making new friends
As part of a team
We have lots of fun
Just living the dream.
Old Ruts Girls Here We come!"

February 19th

Today was another brilliant day. We played lots of tag rugby. The girls are still getting to grips with positions and we added substitutions into the mix. This meant the girls coming off have to tell the girls coming on which position they are. We then played the boys U7 team - the girls were brilliant. We lost 5-7, but played extremely well.

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February 5th

Another first for Girls' Tag - we had our first training session at the School - much more space, but no bar (for after-training refreshment)

The group was divided into two: those girls who were focusing on passing behind and those who were going to learn about positional play.

Both groups achieved a lot during the session. Finally we merged both groups together for a massive game of tag rugby. My favourite moment was Josephine scoring the last try.

Oh and a big thank you to Patricia for FREE hot dogs for everyone... 

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January 29th

First session after 2 weeks of frozen pitches. We had a great turn out. Organised a Boys v Girls session. This was our girls' first taste of competitive tag rugby. They played extremely well - the end score was 9-7 to the boys. Very, very proud of the girls...

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December 18th

Great session of tag rugby - we learnt about passing the ball on being tagged. But best of all Santa came with boxes of chocolate for all the girls!

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November 12th

Armistice day

We welcome three new coaches: Dave, Simon and Darren. This week we will be concentrating on being tagged. In fact, I'm calling this session: "There's no shame in being tagged". The emphasis will be on getting tagged and off-loading.

Also I would urge parents to try and get more girls to enjoy our sessions.

October 16th

Girls Tag is cancelled - the weather is rubbish and there's a lot of illness about. See you next week.

Rules of tag

It's a good idea that parents should have a grasp of the rules of tag rugby. So here you go http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/Governance/Regulations/01/30/34/90/RFU_Regulation_15_appendix_1a_Neutral.pdf

Girl's Tag Rugby first session

Thank you to everyone who turned up to our first session of Girls' Tag. We had 20 girls playing in the first session - which was beyond our expectations.

We started with simple passing exercises, and with the girls telling us their names. Then a session of British Bull Dogs which is the essence of tag Rugby - the catchers hone their tagging skills and the bull dogs their "evasion skills". Lastly, we practised our passing the ball backwards - a fundamental aspect of Rugby.

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What a morning.

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The girls were brilliant - attentive, hard working and enthusiastic. They were rewarded with free chips, which Patricia Jordan, the catering manager, generously donated to the inaugural day of Girls' Tag.

James Robertson, Head Coach, 18th September 2016


Girl's Tag Rugby starts on 18th September 2016

Girls Tag

 

Tag is for Years 1, 2 and 3 (as of September). You are all welcome, please come to the club house for 10am.

It's absolutely free for the first 3 weeks you attend - so you have nothing to lose.

Please call me on 07976 767650 

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