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Training is at 10am on a Sunday morning (be there for 9.45).

New players always welcome. Gumshields mandatory. No hoods or medal zips on clothing allowed for safety.

Team Manager - Becky Mary Price

Reading Abbey RFC is the leading family friendly rugby club in Reading and the surrounding areas, drawing players from a wide area.
We offer children a fun introduction to rugby in a safe environment with sessions run by RFU qualified coaches who have been DBS/CRB checked. We focus on enjoyable sessions that consist of games (not just rugby but games like bulldog); training exercises to learn the game of rugby and develop skills; and fitness work.
Rugby is an excellent sport because it is suitable for children of all builds and backgrounds. It teaches children team work and discipline. Most of all it is a great outlet for letting off steam.
The club is affiliated to the English RFU and local Premiership teams, London Irish and London Wasps.
All Mini rugby takes place on a Sunday morning. Some days will be only training others will also include training and matches against local teams or festivals/tournaments. After training children and parents are welcome to socialise in the club house where hot food is served throughout the morning and the bar opens after training at 12 noon.
New players are always welcome and your child can try for 4 weeks before you are asked to pay membership fees. Training starts at 10am prompt so please arrive in plenty of time. If you are coming for the first time, please check with me that we are at home that Sunday. Myself and the other coaches are normally at the club from 9.45 onwards to welcome you and your children.

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If you bring your children along, please make sure that they have suitable equipment. Gum shields are mandatory and my suggestions kit wise are: football or rugby boots – please avoid blade type boots and go for studs (metal studs are best); warm clothes and a water proof top if possible but avoid zips or hoods as these can be dangers; and a bottle of water to keep hydrated.
We look forward to seeing you!

Becky Mary Price Newman
U9s Team Manager


Alan Kilford President

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