Welcome to the Colerne Panthers Mini Rugby. For those of you who are new to the Panthers, we offer tag (non-contact) rugby for kids between five and eight and for eight to eleven year olds we coach contact rugby (numbers permitting). Colerne Mini Section provides rugby coaching and matches for boys and girls at five age grades: Under 6 (Tag) Under 7 (Tag) Under 8 (Tag) Under 9 & Under 10
In accordance with RFU Continuum requirements, Colerne Mini Section operates a strict age grade control in all squads, and all members are registered with RFU, and overseen by the RFU Constituent body, which for Colerne Youth Rugby is Dorset and Wilts.
To qualify to represent an age grade a player must be under the specified age as at 1st September, being the commencement date of that rugby season, unless exempt by virtue of a valid dispensation granted through the Director of Community Rugby & Operations Department at RFU Twickenham.
We train and play on Sunday mornings starting at 10am and play competitive fixtures against local teams and tournaments at the season end. We make sure that we have a strong focus on having fun and the Panthers is not just about the rugby, our aim is to make it an activity for the whole family and Sunday mornings are social and enjoyable occasions for all, in fact we actively encourage mums and dads to get involved with organising and coaching to help put the Panthers at the heart of our community.
Annual family membership costs £50 (There are no additional charges for coaching or games). This entitles two adults and children playing with the Panthers to Club Membership. To join, simply follow the guidance in the Club Registration and Consent form which can be downloaded through the following link.
To order rugby kit for your child, please download the order form found under the club info tab (links).
Colerne Panthers are going from strength to strength thanks to the mums and dads that help with the rugby training and organisation. We can always use more helpers, so please contact us if you are willing and able to contribute.