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2. Joining

Important information for players and parents.

A quick guide to Edwardian FC Youth Rugby Club - Juniors & Minis...

Give it a try
~~~ Give it a try ~~~

Edwardian Rugby Youth Section are a fresh, exciting and dedicated team. Young players are always welcome at any time so please come along and join us!

We have players from a wide area including Solihull, Shirey, Knowle, Dorridge, Dickens Heath, Hollywood, Kings Heath, Moseley, Hall Green, Sheldon, Spark Hill, Yardley, Chelmsley Wood, Selly Oak, Woodgate, Northfield, Kings Heath. This includes kids from schools Shirley Heath Juniors, Langley, OLC, OLW, Monkspath, Blossomfield, St Alphege, St Andrews and Langley Secondary, Tudor Grange, Alderbrook, & Arden, as well as the King Edward foundation

We have all age groups from Rugsters, 2 - 5, Mixed teams from U6s - U11's Boys teams from U 12's - U17's and Girls teams from 12+

~~~ Where ~~~

This season Eds Youth Rugby Minis & Juniors will all be playing at our New Memorial Ground pitch (Streetsbrook Road).

Rugsters, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s & U11's will be at Edwardian FC on the Cricket area and bank (10.00 - 11.30am).

U13s, U14s, U15's, U16's, U 17's & Girls on the 1st XV & 2nd XV pitch at Edwardian FC (10.30am – 12.00 pm)

~~~ Who to Contact ~~~

To join in all you have to do is step onto playing fields. Double-check the fixtures page to pick a week when the teams are training or in a home game. Just ask any coach and you will be pointed in the direction. Have a look at the individual team pages to see who you a looking for and an idea of where you should be heading.

Please feel free to phone your coach or the team manager for further details.

Edwardian FC Youth section is run by parents just like you, many hands make light work and we would be delighted to accept any willing volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact your team manager or coach.

One responsible adult must be in attendance full time unless otherwise arranged for another responsible adult to take charge with the parent's prior consent. The coach or manager cannot be responsible should you need urgent attention or for other reasons. This is mandatory in order to comply with RFU continuum, child welfare and club Insurance. Going for a drink or toilet break are of course acceptable provided someone is entrusted to supervise you in your parents absence.

~~~ Forms ~~~

The first thing you should do is ensure that the club have your correct details. Your team manager or coach needs to have your full name, parents name and contact number.

Your coach will also advise you to go online to register your player with the RFU. Once you have done so our Youth Section Registrar, Sally Chamberlain, will be able to advise your coach of your RFU registration number. Please note that unregistered players will not be able to play for the club at Festivals.

Age Grade Registration: Step by Step Guide for Parents

~~~ Kit and what to wear ~~~

At Edwardian FC we provide all our players with a playing shirt (loan for the season) as part of their membership. We also have a comprehensive training and leisure range available via club shop online, speak to your coach regarding what items are essential.

For training you should wear warm and comfortable clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day. Shorts, rugby shirt, jumper, tracksuit bottoms, trainers or boots are all acceptable. However you clothing should not have any zips. For matches you should wear a rugby shirt, shorts, socks and boots in the clubs colours. If it is cold a thermal long sleeved vest is best. These can be purchased online from the club shop.

All players should come ready for the weather conditions that happen during the winter months. If you are too cold you are unlikely to enjoy yourself and will find it hard to enjoy the rugby. If it is freezing, three layers are best starting with a thermal vest, then a thin long sleeve top with your rugby shirt on top.

Rugby Gloves - Rugby gloves have no safety issues attached so this is purely optional. Although woolly gloves are not allowed as they are slippery. If is wet and cold then it is better to avoid gloves because cold wet gloves are worse than no gloves at all.

What to bring for training/matches - Firstly you require a parent or a responsible adult. You may also need a drink, something warm to wear while you are not playing, a change of clothing if weather looks like it might rain, a small snack for the end of the game, however food is provided for every player post training and matches

Boots and gum shield - Futher details about gum shields, boots and other equipment are available below on in the game development section.

Please email Chris Shipway (Edwardian FC Youth chairman) with a completed kit form – or let him have the form and a cheque or confirmation that payment has been made directly to the club account. Your coach will point you in the right direction so just ask. Kit is available for new/old players and parents. Edwardian FC Youth Rugby recommends recycling kit to younger players so please try to give tops and boots back to the club so it is available to new players.

~~~ Fixtures ~~~

Details of Edwardian FC Youth Rugby fixtures this season are available in the individual team pages.

~~~ Fun ~~~

Look out for details of the Christmas party, April-May festivals and the end of season party.