The Under 8's squad at Bourne welcomes new players from School Year 3, with participants playing Tag Rugby, as the entry form of the game. The team trains on a Sunday morning from 10.30am to midday, also playing matches at Home and Away during the same time slot. Please see the 'Fixtures' page of this website for more details.
The Under 8's squad is supervised and trained by RFU Level One qualified coaches, with any interested parents also able to play a part in the team development (and in time perhaps also become trained coaches!!)
The squad ethos is based around 'every child getting to play for the team' recognising that rugby is a team sport, with everyone having their own particular skills. As the season develops players are introduced to 'contact' forms of rugby, ready for their progression to Under 9's, where the Tag belt goes, and tackling takes place. The skill set of the coaches, who have trained older age groups of players, allows this transition to take place safely.
Any interested players can just turn up at any training session throughout the season.