It’s a good idea to invest in a cheap pair of rugby/football boots (studded rather than moulded and not for astroturf) for the kids because the grass we play on will be slippery for much of the season.
Club shirts/shorts etc are not compulsory for training but your child will need a club shirt to take part in Festivals (though we must point out that our club kit looks great!). A set of skins to go under their kit and a water bottle (marked with their name) are also a very good idea. Boots and most kit is cheaply picked up from local sports shops or online. Club branded kit is available from the shop at the ground in Poplar Road (open on Sunday mornings).
From U9s we start introducing contact (tackling). As such, your child MUST have a gumshield before they take part in contact activities. You can also buy them under-layer body padding and scrum caps – these are not essential but can help build confidence.