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Welcome to Winscombe Under 8s!


If you are aged 7 on 1st September (School year 3) you are eligible for this age group. Why not come along and join in the fun?

Our aim is to make Sunday Mornings an enjoyable experience. Learning the game of rugby is about having fun. All the coaches try and ensure that each week the children learn about the game through enjoyable and different experiences, having fun and developing their technique as we play games and tournaments against other clubs. We play "Tag" rugby in line with the RFU regulations, everyone gets the ball very often, and aim to give our players an introduction to the basics of passing and running with a Rugby ball, all whilst having fun. This latter aspect is most important and all the boys and girls who turn up to have a go are made very welcome. We have several pitches, all side by side, so that everyone gets plenty of Rugby. You need Boots with Rugby studs, and lots of enthusiasm. You will also get to play friendly inter club matches against other local clubs, both Home and Away (click on Fixtures tab).

We play from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon each Sunday at Winscombe Recreation ground during the season, except when we have an away fixture (see fixture list)

However you will normally find one of the coaches around from about 10.15am. Away fixtures will be confirmed via email or check the website for travel arrangements.

General Points
There will be plenty of opportunity for drink breaks during the session so please ensure your children have got some fluids with them. Also an hour and a half can be a long time so don’t be afraid in bring a snack along for them as well. (Especially if you are going to treat yourself to a bacon roll)
Please can we ensure we take away our litter, bags, clothes after the session.
Cold Weather Kit: It is important the children are warm and dry enough, so wet weather gear and thermals are a must because it can get cold as the colder months approach. Several thinner layers are better than one thick layer. Can we have all players in proper warm kit, with a wool hat (club hats in the caravan and can be used while playing) and a coat to put on after. Parents, try to think Long sleeve cold weather kit, jackets, etc. If you put a child only in a short sleeve cotton t-shirt below their team shirt, they will be cold. Last season we had a few sessions cancelled due to the weather and we used alternative indoor arrangements. Please check the website.

Coaches: See Contacts for full list.

Despite having a good number of coaches we always need as many people as possible so if you want to put a pair a boots and get involved please don’t sit on the sidelines; get involved and enjoy a great time. Remember the more we get the easier it is for the children to get more out of it. This is an open offer to mums as well as dads!. The club will pay for CRB registration checks and if you want to go further and qualify as a coach, the club will pay for this as well. I see Sunday mornings as a great opportunity for our little ones to get involved and introduced to the game of rugby. The more involved the better and if you are interested in helping out with the coaching or administration/website/team reports etc please let us know by speaking to one of the Coaches or the Mini & Junior section Chairman, Mike Leach.

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Tom Colquhoun Coach

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