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Welcome to the LBRFC U9s page

Rugby is a fun game and our principal aim is to encourage children to embrace the fun and also teach them the ethos of the game... fair play and respect for your team mates, opponents and coaches.

Training starts at 10am sharp at the club as do matches both home and away throughout the season. More information on fixtures can be seen above.

The Mini & Junior section is run entirely by volunteers be it in a coaching, administrating or even supervisory capacity...and it is extremely rewarding.

If you would like to help in any way then please speak to head coach below in the first instance.

 

Mixed Rugby

Introduced at this age:

  • Tackle. But no rucks, mauls lineouts or scrums.
Format Transitional Contact
School Year 4
Max Players 7 a side
Max Pitch Size 60m x 30m
Ball size 3
Max minutes each half 15
Maximum minutes of match play per day 60 minutes
Extra Time Permitted No
Recommended training time duration 90 minutes
Match stopped if: Try difference is 6 or more
Start / Restart Free Pass
Tackle Yes – including 3 second hold
Scrum No
Lineout No, restart with a free pass
Ruck No
Maul No
Offside Distance Offside only at time of tackle. 1m from hindmost foot.
Fend Off No
Kicking from Hand No
Kicking at Goal No
Mark Permitted No
Yellow Card / Sin Bin No
Knock on Free Pass


Age Specific Notes:

  • Players are permitted to go to ground to score.
  • Ball cannot be ripped from ball carrier.


Competition formats allowed:

  1. Friendly Fixture - Competitive style playing opportunity for two teams, often as part of a club or school/college block fixture, where focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment.
  2. Triangular - Competitive style playing opportunity for three teams where equal player participation is the emphasis. Focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment rather than the score.
  3. Festival - Competitive round-robin playing opportunity where equal team and player participation is the emphasis. Scores may be recorded but winning doesn’t affect your ongoing participation as every team plays the same appropriate number of matches.

RFU Regulation 15 Appendix 3

Contact information for all the age group coaching team is below.

Mini and Junior Section U9 coach Jim Oakes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07815 430552
Mini and Junior Section U9 coach David Jeans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07971 565070
Mini and Junior Section U9 coach Tristen Hinds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07891 585650
Mini and Junior Section U9 coach Dan Abbott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mini and Junior Section U9 Parent rep TBA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mini and Junior Section U9 First Aiders TBA