Deeside Minis P6

Team info

Deeside Minis P6

DEESIDE RUGBY
MINIS (PRIMARY 6) UPDATE – 2019/20

GENERAL INFORMATION
Welcome to Deeside Minis Primary 6s. All are welcome (boys and girls) in Primary 6 in the school year 2019/20. We train most Saturdays 0930-1100hrs, at Woodend Playing Fields, Banchory, AB31 5QA. (Opposite Tesco).

The aim of Mini Rugby is to start developing a lifelong love of sport, through rugby. We encourage children to learn the basic skills of the game in a positive learning environment.

TRAINING
This season training starts on Saturday 31st August. Please note: this is one week later than usual, and one week later than other age groups at the club. This is because of a trip to Murrayfield, to see Scotland vs France, on Saturday 24th August.

Generally, we align with the school term, with breaks at October, Christmas and Easter, but other than that, it’s most Saturday mornings until the end of May, plus the occasional tournament on a Sunday. In winter, bad conditions or frozen pitches may mean we have to cancel training. Please keep an eye on e-mail or Twitter (https://twitter.com/DeesideMinis) for any last-minute updates.

KIT
If you’re trying rugby for the first time, there’s no need to splurge on a full set of kit initially. Comfortable sports clothing (appropriate for the weather) and decent trainers are acceptable. As time goes on, we would recommend studded boots. And for those who wish club branded kit, rugby shirts / socks / training tops are available most Saturday mornings, from the club. In the kit store, there is a bucket of second-hand boots. Please feel free to help yourself – it operates on a system of one pair out, one pair in. However, in the first instance, if you don’t have a pair to put in, we ask that you make a donation at the tea hut instead.
The only piece of kit that is essential is a gum shield – these are inexpensive and can be purchased from most sports shops, or online.

COACHING
The main P6 coach this year is Gareth Jones (Gareth.DeesideRFC@gmail.com), who has been involved in coaching at Deeside since 2012. All Deeside Rugby coaches are PVG registered and complete the Scottish Rugby Union ‘Rugby Right’ coaching course at the start of each season. Many, including Gareth, are trained to UKCC level 1, with some coaches in the senior boys up to UKCC level 3 or 4.

All coaches have basic training in child welfare. We work hard to keep all the children safe, but First Aiders are on hand, should the need arise. The club also has a dedicated Child Protection Officer.

REGISTRATION
If you’re new to the club, feel free to come along for a few weeks and give it a try. However, if you do decide to join, players need to register with the club (and parents can join as non-playing members). Registrations forms, and payment, is via the Deeside RFC website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/deesiderfc. Fees for 2019/20 are unchanged from the last few years, at £85 for the year. The fee goes towards running the club facilities, including rental of the playing fields. It also covers appropriate insurance for all players and therefore players will not be allowed to participate in any tournaments until registration is complete.

New players (those playing at P4 or above, for the first time) also need to be registered with SCRUMS, Scottish Rugby’s online system. Information is available from:
https://tinyurl.com/SCRUMS-letter
https://tinyurl.com/SCRUMS-guide

If you have previously registered with SCRUMS, at Deeside RFC, this should roll over automatically and you do not need to re-register,

CONTACT DETAILS
Gareth can be contacted on:
Gareth.DeesideRFC@gmail.com

For any queries about membership, please contact:
membership@deeside-rfc.co.uk

We try to avoid last-minute changes to training. However, sometimes this is unavoidable. If you’re on Twitter, please follow @DeesideMinis. Even if you’re not on Twitter, it’s worth a quick check of the website on Saturday mornings, just to check that we haven’t had change or cancel for any reason:
• https://twitter.com/DeesideMinis

Deeside Minis P6
Deeside Minis P6
Deeside Minis P6

About the team

DEESIDE RUGBY
MINIS (PRIMARY 6) UPDATE – 2019/20

GENERAL INFORMATION
Welcome to Deeside Minis Primary 6s. All are welcome (boys and girls) in Primary 6 in the school year 2019/20. We train most Saturdays 0930-1100hrs, at Woodend Playing Fields, Banchory, AB31 5QA. (Opposite Tesco).

The aim of Mini Rugby is to start developing a lifelong love of sport, through rugby. We encourage children to learn the basic skills of the game in a positive learning environment.

TRAINING
This season training starts on Saturday 31st August. Please note: this is one week later than usual, and one week later than other age groups at the club. This is because of a trip to Murrayfield, to see Scotland vs France, on Saturday 24th August.

Generally, we align with the school term, with breaks at October, Christmas and Easter, but other than that, it’s most Saturday mornings until the end of May, plus the occasional tournament on a Sunday. In winter, bad conditions or frozen pitches may mean we have to cancel training. Please keep an eye on e-mail or Twitter (https://twitter.com/DeesideMinis) for any last-minute updates.

KIT
If you’re trying rugby for the first time, there’s no need to splurge on a full set of kit initially. Comfortable sports clothing (appropriate for the weather) and decent trainers are acceptable. As time goes on, we would recommend studded boots. And for those who wish club branded kit, rugby shirts / socks / training tops are available most Saturday mornings, from the club. In the kit store, there is a bucket of second-hand boots. Please feel free to help yourself – it operates on a system of one pair out, one pair in. However, in the first instance, if you don’t have a pair to put in, we ask that you make a donation at the tea hut instead.
The only piece of kit that is essential is a gum shield – these are inexpensive and can be purchased from most sports shops, or online.

COACHING
The main P6 coach this year is Gareth Jones (Gareth.DeesideRFC@gmail.com), who has been involved in coaching at Deeside since 2012. All Deeside Rugby coaches are PVG registered and complete the Scottish Rugby Union ‘Rugby Right’ coaching course at the start of each season. Many, including Gareth, are trained to UKCC level 1, with some coaches in the senior boys up to UKCC level 3 or 4.

All coaches have basic training in child welfare. We work hard to keep all the children safe, but First Aiders are on hand, should the need arise. The club also has a dedicated Child Protection Officer.

REGISTRATION
If you’re new to the club, feel free to come along for a few weeks and give it a try. However, if you do decide to join, players need to register with the club (and parents can join as non-playing members). Registrations forms, and payment, is via the Deeside RFC website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/deesiderfc. Fees for 2019/20 are unchanged from the last few years, at £85 for the year. The fee goes towards running the club facilities, including rental of the playing fields. It also covers appropriate insurance for all players and therefore players will not be allowed to participate in any tournaments until registration is complete.

New players (those playing at P4 or above, for the first time) also need to be registered with SCRUMS, Scottish Rugby’s online system. Information is available from:
https://tinyurl.com/SCRUMS-letter
https://tinyurl.com/SCRUMS-guide

If you have previously registered with SCRUMS, at Deeside RFC, this should roll over automatically and you do not need to re-register,

CONTACT DETAILS
Gareth can be contacted on:
Gareth.DeesideRFC@gmail.com

For any queries about membership, please contact:
membership@deeside-rfc.co.uk

We try to avoid last-minute changes to training. However, sometimes this is unavoidable. If you’re on Twitter, please follow @DeesideMinis. Even if you’re not on Twitter, it’s worth a quick check of the website on Saturday mornings, just to check that we haven’t had change or cancel for any reason:
• https://twitter.com/DeesideMinis

Contact
Officials
Gareth Jones
Deeside Minis P6 Coach
Gareth Jones
Ken Morrow
Deeside Minis P6 Coach
Ken Morrow

News

Team news

View all

Team news

Gallery

View all
Contact