Welcome to the youngest team in Didcot Rugby Club!
We are the Under 6s!
We are working towards playing Tag Rugby - which is a non-contact, fast-moving form of rugby that is suitable for boys and girls to play together - by learning and developing the skills for the game. Our team is made up of boys and girls in Reception/Foundation stage and Year 1.
Tag Rugby's safe, non-contact nature, combined with the fun and liveliness of the sport, means that tag rugby is now the RFU’s official version of the game for under 6's, under 7s and under 8s!
The game encourages the build up of running and handling skills whilst the ultimate object of the game is for players to enjoy themselves.
The use of a tag belt replicates a tackle and is clearly seen when an effective tag has been made!
We believe Tag Rugby is great because...
Tag Rugby is an all-inclusive game, meaning that it is open to anyone who wants to play regardless of gender or ability. It does not discriminate against age, size or experience and it means that girls and boys are able to play the sport together.
2. Great for beginners
Tag Rugby is fast moving, high scoring and engages players. This is particularly important for beginners as it encourages fun and a sense of achievement at all levels. Possession of the ball and scoring is much higher in Tag Rugby than contact rugby which means new players benefit from more possession, more passes and more scoring.
3. Keeps kids fit
Tag Rugby is a fantastic way for kids to keep fit in a fun and energetic way. The level of activity in a game promotes bone and muscle strength as well as great body coordination, and it encourages children to be physically fit whilst enjoying themselves too.
4. Installs positive values
Positive values such as honesty are installed into children from an early age. For example, a tag is much more discreet than a tackle therefore players must be honest about when they have been tagged.
5. Promotes teamwork
Tag Rugby is a team game and players must all pull together in order to win. Players learn how to trust one another and rely on one another - a trait that can be built upon and used in everyday life.
6. Installs discipline
The game of Tag Rugby installs discipline into players. As with any other sport, there are rules to be followed and adhered to, in order to achieve a fair and positive outcome.