Chinnor Rugby Club in Thame is starting up a Girls U13/U12 squad. This is open to Year 7 and 8 girls who would like to play rugby, learn new skills and be part of a great team.
The squad will be coached by qualified female coaches and players, with the full support of the club. Training times are Wednesday evenings 7-8pm and Sundays at 1pm. Fixtures will usually take place on Sundays with a 1pm or 2pm kick off.
The team play 12-a-side rugby, with a 5-player scrum on a pitch up to 60m long. Matches are 20 minutes each way and involve contesting for the ball - by tackling a player, rucking over the ball or mauling it from the opposition. Tactical kicking is introduced and full training will be given in all aspects of the game.
The club's ethos is to develop players to become versatile rugby players with good individual skills and a healthy team spirit. Players are expected to be respectful of one-another and to be good sports - both in defeat and in victory. The coaching team are committed to the wellbeing and long-term development of the players.
Training and fixtures are supported by a qualified first aider and there are back-up facilities in the clubhouse. For fixtures, changing and showering facilities will be dedicated for female use. The club takes it's safeguarding responsibilities seriously; all volunteers working with children undergo a DBS check and are subject to the club's safeguarding policy and procedures.
The season starts in September 2019 and runs through to the end of April 2020. There are two informal club days over the summer where new players can come and meet the coaches, see the club and play some non-contact rugby. These will be on Saturday 8th June and Saturday 13th July. It is free to try out over the summer and at the start of the season. The club, supported by the Rugby Football Union, is keen to encourage as many girls to take up rugby and membership fees will be discounted for the 2019/20 season.
New players (plus friends and family) are welcome to turn up to any training session. To register your interest or simply to find out more, please contact Rebecca Wood, the team administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.