Rugby (Mini & Midi)

At Wheatley Minis, the emphasis is on every child enjoying themselves and developing their skills at the game of rugby – as an individual and as part of a team.

We meet at Holton Playing Fields, opposite Wheatley Park School, at 10.15 each Sunday morning from the start of September to the end of April, except when we have away matches.

Age groups are based on the child’s age on the 1st of September of each season.

Tag rugby (school years 1 – 3) introduces them to game basics such as passing backwards, running and dodging with the ball and keeping onside. It also introduces them to quick decision making, team play and respect for the match officials.

From the Under 9 age group (school years 4 – 11), tackling is introduced, then other aspects of the full game are introduced progressively from Under 10.

The first step is learning safe and confident tackling, followed by rucks and mauls. Scrums and line outs start as uncontested and then become competitive.

New players are very welcome. Girls and boys don’t be shy – come up and give it a try, you get a free taster sessions before you have to join the club. Rain does not stop play! No need to book, just come along, make yourself known and join the fun.

More information available at www.pitchero.com/clubs/wheatleyrufc/