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Get your little legs down to Houghton Rugby Club

3 years ago By Clarissa Murphy

Houghton Rugby Club welcomes Little Legs to the club in March for a parent and child style rugby class.

The new project invites two to seven year olds to give rugby a try with their parents.

Head Coach, Marc Watchman-Atkinson said: “Having a class for children from the age of two allows them to develop their social skills by interacting with other children their age.”

With qualified coaches at the ready, children will be able to learn skills such as: how to kick, catch, tag and everything they need ready to join Houghton Mini’s section from the age of seven.

Watchman-Atkinson added: “Little Legs develops our values that rugby is for everyone as it is opening up opportunities to learn and enjoy rugby with that family element we welcome at HRUFC.”

With the project up and running in other areas, the attraction to the programme has become apparent from parents that attend with their children.

Customer at Little Legs, James said: “Little Legs rugby is a great way for toddlers to learn about team work. The coaches put the emphasis on fun and give a great introduction to the basic principles of rugby.

“My son can't wait to go each week and I would thoroughly recommend Little Legs to any parents who want their children to develop great social skills whilst having fun in the process.”

Watchman-Atkinson kick-starts the project on March 6, holding sessions every Sunday thereafter. Sessions will take place at Houghton Kepier School on Dairy Lane at 9.30am.

Parent to two children at Little Legs, Gareth said: “My little boy and little girl both love going to rugby, he is five and she is three and it has really helped them both at school and nursery.

“Marc has a lovely nature with the children and he also focuses on not only rugby but obstacle courses and other games too which helps keep them interested.”

From as little as £4 per session and a £20 yearly registration fee, the class is one of the cheapest in the area.

To confirm yours and your child’s place, book by email at:

For more information visit the website at:

Updated 17:11 - 14 Mar 2016 by Chris Simpson

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