About the under-8s:
We offer quality coaching to boys and girls who are turning 8 during the 2016-2017 school year (Y3).
Our focus is on encouraging our players to have fun, develop friendships and to learn skills through rugby. U8s play and compete in tag rugby. Teams are either 5 or 6-strong, playing on a pitch 45m x 22m. Players are allowed to go to ground to score. There is no tackling, scrums, kicking or line outs. We aim to send your son or daughter home having enjoyed themselves and hopefully worn out (however, we make no promises!)
When and where do we meet?
We start our sessions at 10am on Sunday mornings for 90 minutes. We ask players to arrive 15 minutes before to make the most of the session. We play at Chinnor RFC in Thame, behind the Club House on the Showground.
Do we play matches against local teams?
Yes, we have a full timetable of home and away games in the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire area. Towards the end of the season we also attend a number of all day festivals. It is important that players attend as regularly as possible in order that they have the best opportunity to learn, be involved as the group develops and have the best chance of doing well in matches and festivals.
Who are the coaches?
We're lucky to have some very generous parents who volunteer to coach our U8s. All the coaches are CRB checked and have Rugby Ready coaching certificates with a number being RFU qualified coaches. We'd love to have more volunteers join us - there's plenty to do from coaching, first aid, refereeing and team admin!
How can you find out more?
We're always looking for new players. You can contact a team member to find out more or join us at one of our training sessions on a Sunday morning (remember to check our fixtures to avoid disappointment!).
Please contact any of the Team Admin for further info or to enquire about joining the U8s.