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Information

Welcome to the OCRFC Minis Section. A lot has changed since the Minis section started in 2002 and we now have well over 200 boys and girls across all six age groups. We maintain an inclusive and fun ethos and are proud of our reputation as a family friendly club.


What is MINIS Rugby?

Mini Rugby is designed to introduce children to the basics of the game in a safe environment, and in line with their physical abilities and at their own pace letting them run, chase, throw, catch and learn teamwork. Boys and girls play together and on an equal footing throughout the whole Minis section.

Under 6s & U7s The main aim is to develop the basic skills such as passing backwards, catching a pass, and running into space and of course, scoring tries!  The players wear a belt with 2 velcro tags and a tackle is made when the opposition pull one of the tags off the ball carriers belt and calls Tag! There is no contact (tackling, scrums) or line-outs or kicking in these age groups. 6’s & 7’s train together, however only U7’s are allowed to play official matches or attend festivals.

U9’s – U11’s stop TAG and play CONTACT rugby gradually introducing tackling, rucking, kicking, mauling, scrums and lines outs. Squad numbers, length of game and pitch sizes increased each year!

Click here to see the RFU’s Regulations – see Regulation 15 for Age Grade rugby and Reg 15 appendices for the game rules of your age group.

Click here for more detailed Info on Mini’s Rugby (Under 7s to Under 11s) and on OCRFC in general.


Where are we each week?

Training is on SUNDAYS From 10am – 11:30am

Check out the  ‘Whats Going On?’ post to see if we are at home or away.

Welcome back post – Coming Soon!

Click here to read our Club Handbook containing everything Parents and Volunteers need to know about Rugby at Old Colfeians and hopefully answers any questions you may have.


Age groups and contact details

Below are the RFU Age Grade Rugby groups for mixed Boys and Girls based on their age on the 31st Aug.

 

RUGBY AGE GROUPSchool YearTeam Manager Email
MINIS    
U6’s/U7’s
(TAG Rugby)
Mixed Gender
Yr 1 (U6’s)Ceri Walden (U6’s) Contact
 Yr 2 (U7’s)Natalie-Jane Ellis (U7’s) Contact
 Ed Ellis (U7’s) Contact
U8’s
(TAG Rugby)
Mixed Gender
Yr 3Lara Howard Contact
U9’s
(Contact Rugby)
Mixed Gender
Yr 4Rupa Ganguli Contact
U10’s
(Contact Rugby)
Mixed
Yr 5Suzanne Jiggens  Contact
U11’s
(Contact Rugby)
Mixed
Yr 6Emily Annable  Contact

Our Minis Fixture Secretary can be contacted at Contact


Not played before or moving clubs?

Then come along and try us out before you join.

We offer 2 FREE Sunday sessions to newcomers via our  ‘Turn up, Play… we hope you stay’ scheme.  Its a great chance to test out the sport, meet the rest of your team and get a feel for our friendly community.  Please contact your team Manager BEFORE coming so you know where we are or check out our ‘Whats on post’


Membership & Registration

To benefit from all that our club offers and to officially play in matches and tournaments all players are required to become a member of the RFU & OCRFC.  This ensures that we can fulfil our duty of care to your child and that we are complying with our child welfare responsibilities.  

Head over to our Membership page for all the info.

Financial Assistance: 

We understand that paying for your child’s membership can be difficult at times and therefore we have 2 options available that might be of assistance.

      1. Paying by installments is available upon request

      1. We also have a club fund which can subsidise part or all of a player membership fees should they qualify.

    Your Team Manager can help with both options and if you are applying for club funding then you can also send them a completed Financial Assistance Form 


    Safeguarding (Player Welfare)

    Old Colfeians adhere to the RFU’s requirements on child/U18s safety.

    We require our volunteers to hold a current DBS certificate, to have undergone a RFU safeguarding course and to follow club and RFU safeguarding policies.

    Click here for Safeguarding information and to contact our current safeguarding Team please go to our Safeguarding page.

    You can also find everything you need to know about our club in our Club Handbook – New one coming soon!

    Click here for ways you can support our club with fundraising, donations, sponsorship


    If your littles ones are under 6 yrs old and too young to be an Old Colfeian just yet, then why not get them started with one of our club sponsors Munchkins first.

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