Under 9s is the season when players are introduced to contact rugby playing 7-a-side, learning to safely incorporate the tackle into the game, whilst continuing to build upon the skills and teamwork learned in previous years.
The age group is open to boys and girls who will be School Year 4 during the rugby season which runs from 1 September to 30 April. Children who would like to come down and try a session are welcome throughout the season. They must have a gum-shield, boots (with either moulded or aluminium studs - no football steel tips) and sports kit suitable for the weather, including layers which the children can add and remove as they get hot and cold. A drink is essential as the children do get very thirsty.
Training for U9s takes place from 10am to 12pm on Sunday mornings, with players asked to arrive at 09:45 to allow time to get kitted up and warmed up. Training takes place on the pitches on the opposite side of the road to the Old Scouts Clubhouse.
U9s have fixtures throughout the season on Sunday morning, at local clubs home and away. Please refer to the U9s fixture list for specific dates.
For further information about the Mini and Junior section go to Club Info and click on the link to Mini & Junior Section on the left hand side.
If you are interested in joining our team, then please email Neil Chater, Mini Sector Coordinator.