Welcome to Bancroft Mini rugby Under 8's
We are pleased to offer mini rugby to boys and girls from Under 6 to Under 12 in rugby age groups coincident with school years.
Mini rugby is a mixture of exercise, skills, team work and personal development to bring out the best in children in an enjoyable environment. This is supported by qualified coaches within excellent facilities. The safety of children is of upmost importance and at all ages we assess each child on their ability before they are allowed to play in matches.
We follow the RFU continuum principles so that as children get older they move away from non-contact tag rugby in to a contact game, so that by the time they finish at under12 they are ready to progress to a full size pitch and 15 a side.
We run training sessions and arrange home and away matches with other clubs on a Sunday morning, from September to April
Details of fixtures and our selection policy are also available on this site.
At Under 8 (School Year 3)players play a 6 a-side game to develop skills at working together supporting their team mates. They also begin to develop their understanding of space and position without on field coaching support.
I believe Rugby is a wonderful team sport with social and life values that can last you a lifetime. Through physical engagement players develop decision making skills and individual responsibility for themselves and others.
If you would like your child to give rugby a try then please contact a coach in the appropriate age group or come down to one of the training sessions and see for your self.
We recognise rugby is not for everyone, so children are welcome to try out a couple of training sessions before they are asked to join the club. To play in games children must be a member of the club.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bancroft RFC.