Rugby is a fun game and our principal aim is to encourage children to embrace the fun and also teach them the core values of the game – TEAMWORK, RESPECT, ENJOYMENT, DISCIPLINE, SPORTSMANSHIP. Whilst engaging them in sport, we want to build their confidence, and skills, and ensure that they get stuck in.
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 below.
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 our coaches in the first instance.
Introduced at this age:
Defender can rip the ball from the carrier
Contest for the ball 2v2
Contested strike in the scrum
Tactical kicking from hand and Kicking at restarts
9 a side
Max Pitch Size
60m x 43m
Max minutes each half
Maximum minutes of match play per day
Extra Time Permitted
Recommended training time duration
Match stopped if:
Try difference is 6 or more
Start / Restart
Drop Kick (must travel at least 7 metres)
Nearest 3 Contest Strike only, no push Only hookers may strike for the ball
No, restart with a free pass
Yes, limit of 2 supporting players
Yes, Limit of 2 supporting players
Hindmost foot at tackle, ruck and Maul. 5m from scrum. 7m from free kick. 7m from free pass.
Kicking from Hand
Yes. ‘Fly hack’ not permitted
Kicking at Goal
Yes – Anywhere on pitch.
Yellow Card / Sin Bin
Age Specific Notes:
Defending scrum half must remain behind the scrum in the pocket made by the 2 props
Scrum half must pass from the base of the scrum – May not run with the ball
Competition formats allowed:
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.
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.
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.