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Sundays from 10:00 to 11:45

WHERE

Old Ruts Rugby Club or Rutlish School

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Hello, I’m Sarah, the Team Manager of the U11s. If you think your child would be interested in playing Rugby then please email us or call me to find out more.

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CALL OR TEXT SARAH ON 07764 201661

The Old Ruts philosophy centres on fun, encouragement and participation for all. We value enthusiasm, effort and teamwork much more than outright victory. We welcome all players of any ability and take a thoroughly inclusive approach with all involved.

As a family friendly club we run an active social programme for parents as well as kids. This includes an end of season tour, cheese and wine tasting evenings, curry nights, quiz nights, comedy nights, BBQs and music festivals.

As well as home training sessions we also hold joint training with other local clubs and take part in tournaments throughout the season. Details of all our upcoming training, festivals etc can be found on our fixtures page.

CLUB KIT

Club shirts/shorts etc are not compulsory for training but we think the club kit looks really great. Club branded kit is available from the shop at the ground in Poplar Road (open on Sunday mornings). Your child will need a club shirt to take part in Festivals which start from U6. A set of ‘skins’ to go under their kit and a water bottle (marked with their name) are also a very good idea.

FOOTWEAR

We also recommend that from U7/8 kids wear rugby/football boots (studded, not moulded and not for astroturf) once the weather starts getting wetter. Cheap pairs are available in most large sports shops or online retailers. Most weeks they will do lots of running and even on damp grass, the surface is slippery.

GUM-SHIELDS

From U9 the kids start to use contact (tackling). As such, your child MUST have a gum-shield 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 some children’s confidence as they gently transition into tackling.

STAY WARM

Kids will inevitably get muddy/messy and much of our coaching takes place in the winter, so they may need several layers, a hat and gloves at the coldest times of the year. We will try and play through light rain and will generally only call off a session if it is too wet or if the pitch is frozen.

BBQ

When we’re training at the Club or at Rutlish School we’ll usually have a BBQ offering bacon butties, burgers, cake and tea and coffee which is a great way to enjoy Sunday morning brunch. The BBQ is run by parents on a rota basis, so please be prepared to volunteer for half an hour or so when it’s our age group’s turn and remember…it’s always warm and dry by the BBQ!

VOLUNTEER ROLES

You can also get involved by joining the coaching team, helping with admin or becoming a volunteer first aider. All of our coaches are volunteers and we would willingly welcome more help. We had a great time last season, but the old adage that many hands make light work is still very true. There’s a job for everybody!

You do not need to be a rugby player, or have any rugby experience. Much of the training is just about instructing rules, or giving encouragement. The club can also pay for you to attend coaching courses to give you specific training knowledge.

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Niall Considine
David Backshall
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Charlie Pugh
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Rob Hitchmough
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Dan Pike
Dan Pike
Rhys Bryan
Rhys Bryan

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