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Junior Introduction

Important information for players and parents.

A quick guide to Bournville Rugby Football Club - Juniors & Minis...

  • Give it a try
  • Where
  • Contacts
  • Forms
  • Kit
  • Fees
  • Fixtures
  • Fun

~~~ Give it a try ~~~

The Bournville Juniors & Minis are a fresh, exciting and dedicated team. Young players are always welcome at any time so please come along and join us!

We have players from a wide area including Bournville, Harborne, Edgebaston, Selly Oak, Northfield, Woodgate, Northfield, Kings Heath, Moseley and Quinton. This includes kids from schools Bournville Juniors, St Francis Bournville, St Mary's Harborne, Harborne Primary, Blue Coat, West House, Winterfold.

We have all age groups from U6s to U18s and Girls

~~~ Where ~~~

This season BRFC Minis & Juniors will be split across 2 sites (as we are excited for some of our age groups to be playing at our NEW Avery Fields Ground).

U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and the Girls will be at on the AGP (10.00 - 11.30am). n.b A slightly earlier start than last year.

U11s, U12s, U13s, U14s & U15s will remain at the University (Pritchatts Park) - as last year (10.30am – 12.00 pm)

U16/17s & Colts will be at Avery Fields on the AGP (11.30 onwards). n.b. A later start time than last year.

~~~ Who to Contact ~~~

To join in all you have to do is step onto playing fields. Double-check the fixtures page to pick a week when the teams are training or in a home game. Just ask any coach and you will be pointed in the direction. Have a look at the individual team pages to see who you a looking for and an idea of where you should be heading.

Please feel free to phone your coach or the team manager for further details.

Bournville RFC Youth section is run by parents just like yours, many hands make light work and we would be delighted to accept any willing volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact your team manager or coach.

One responsible adult must be in attendance full time unless otherwise arranged for another responsible adult to take charge with the parent's prior consent. The coach or manager cannot be responsible should you need urgent attention or for other reasons. This is mandatory in order to comply with RFU continuum, child welfare and club Insurance. Going for a drink or toilet break are of course acceptable provided someone is entrusted to supervise you in your parents absence.

~~~ Forms ~~~

The first thing you should do is ensure that the club have your correct details. Your team manager or coach needs to have your full name, parents name and contact number.

Your coach will also advise you to go online to register your player with the RFU. Once you have done so our club Registrar, Charlie Champken, will be able to advise your coach of your RFU registration number. Please note that unregistered players will not be able to play for the club at Festivals.

Age Grade Registration: Step by Step Guide for Parents

~~~ Kit and what to wear ~~~

For training you should wear warm and comfortable clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day. Shorts, rugby shirt, jumper, tracksuit bottoms, trainers or boots are all acceptable. However you clothing should not have any zips. For matches you should wear a rugby shirt, shorts, socks and boots in the clubs colours. If it is cold a thermal long sleeved vest is best. These can be purchased online from the club shop.

All players should come ready for the weather conditions that happen during the winter months. If you are too cold you are unlikely to enjoy yourself and will find it hard to enjoy the rugby. If it is freezing, three layers are best starting with a thermal vest, then a thin long sleeve top with your rugby shirt on top.

Rugby Gloves - Rugby gloves have no safety issues attached so this is purely optional. Although woolly gloves are not allowed as they are slippery. If is wet and cold then it is better to avoid gloves because cold wet gloves are worse than no gloves at all.

What to bring for training/matches - Firstly you require a parent or a responsible adult. You may also need a drink, something warm to wear while you are not playing, a change of clothing if weather looks like it might rain, a small snack for the end of the game.

Boots and gum shield - Futher details about gum shields, boots and other equipment are available below on in the game development section.

Please email Charlotte Underwood (U12’s manager) with a completed kit form – or let her have the form and a cheque or confirmation that payment has been made directly to the club account. Your coach will point you in the right direction so just ask. Kit is available for new/old players and parents. Bournville RFC Juniors recommends recycling kit to younger players so please try to give tops and boots back to the club so it is available to new players.

~~~ Fees ~~~

Fees are £75 for each player for the whole season. There is a "Sibling Discount" of £5 per child as well.

Subs should be paid directly to your team manager who will ensure the payment is passed onto the treasurer.

  • Cheques should be made payable to Bournville Rugby Club Juniors - please write the players name on the back of the cheque.
  • Your manager will be able to provide Bank Details should you prefer to make an online payment.

The money from subscriptions goes towards a variety of things including; Club equipment, Christmas party, players meals during fixtures, coach education and hire of facilities. You should give completed membership forms and payment to the players team manager who will then process it appropriately.

New players get 4 weeks introduction before payment is due, although registration forms need to be signed and returned immediately. Previous players will be expected to get forms and payment to team managers within the registration period of the new season. Anyone requiring assistance with fees should approach their team manager.

~~~ Fixtures ~~~

Details of Bournville Rugby Football Club Juniors & Minis fixtures this season are available in the individual team pages.

~~~ Fun ~~~

Look out for details of the Christmas party, April-May festivals and the end of season party.

Any parents or coaches who fancy a run out with the Hippos are always welcome!!
+++ Click here to open the Hippos page +++

Where next?

Welcome Rugby is fun, builds confidence, helps your fitness, creates great friendships and you can roll abou
Finding us Directions and how to find us. Avery Fields is just off the Hagley Road at 79 Sandon Road, Edgbas


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