Rugby is a great game enjoyed by players, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers. Torquay Tigers key focus is enjoyment. Tag Rugby is a simple game that is quickly picked up by children encouraging them to learn the basics of catching and passing. It’s safe, non-contact nature makes this fun activity the RFU’s official version of the game for under 7. With limited focus on rules and regulations and to encourage open play with less start/stop the basic
We meet on Sunday mornings 10am from September - April at The Rec training ground, the first few weeks of the season are spent learning the basics of the game and then we have scheduled a number of local fixtures against teams such as Plymstock Oaks, Withycombe, Kingsbridge, Teignmouth, Exeter Saracens, Newton Abbot, Paignton and Devonport.
A full list of our fixtures for the season can be found on our fixtures page.
Under 7s level is all about having fun and allowing the children to develop basic rugby skills. We have a limited focus on rules, structure and drills as children learn best and gain most enjoyment by doing and taking part. Our games are played on a smaller pitch with fewer players in each team ensuring that all who play get the maximum time involved in the game. Simpler rules enable players to learn and develop their game over the years.
We are fortunate to have a great coaching team that are committed to helping players develop themselves as young people as well as rugby players. A supportive parent/volunteer group helps make the whole rugby experience a team affair and highly enjoyable for player and adults alike.
The basic rules of the U7 Tag game are as follows:
- No contact
- No kicking of any kind
- When a tag is made, the tagger stops running, holds the tag and shouts “TAG!”
- When the ball-carrier is tagged, the ball must be passed to a team mate
- Competitive matches should not be more than 4 a side
- Coach as referee
- 20 m x 12 m pitch
- Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship
So why not come along and join our rugby family at Torquay RFC - even better why not bring some of your friends and classmates along as well. Our training sessions are on Sunday and Wednesday at 10am / 6pm at the Recreation ground, directions and a map can also be found on the home page.
For more information or any advice please feel free to call or email any of the coaches