The Mini and Junior sections at Northampton Old Scouts Rugby Union Football Club run teams from Under 7 through to Under 16. Players who are under 17 and Under 18 are eligible to play Colts rugby.
Old Scouts always welcomes new players and boys are welcome to play across all age groups while girls are most welcome from U7 to U12.
All teams have dedicated coaches qualified through the RFU and all volunteers and coaches have current CRB enhanced clearance. Training is geared towards enjoyment and the development of young players to their potential.
The Club hand book (web link) contains all our policies and guidelines and is accepted by all parents, playing and non playing members.
Age groups fall into categories of rugby as prescribed by the RFU continuum:
Under 6 to Under 8 Tag rugby (non contact) - 7 a side
Under 9 and Under 10 Full contact - 9 a side
Under 11 Full contact - 12 a side
Under 12 Full contact - 13 a side
Under 13 – Under 16 Full contact - 15 a side
Under 17 to Under 18 Full contact - 15 a side
For Under 7 to Under 16s coaching sessions are held on Sunday mornings (10-12 noon) and matches are arranged throughout the year, either home or away, according to the structured season.
Under 17 and Under 18 players have mid week training and matches on Saturdays.