Welcome to Minis Rugby
It is never too early to start teaching the basics of contact rugby in a fun and safe environment. Those involved in rugby know it is more than a sport; it teaches a number of social and emotional concepts such as courage, loyalty, sportsmanship, discipline and teamwork. New players are welcome at all levels. We allow children to try out for up to three sessions before they are invited to join as a club member. Our aim is to create an environment in which as many players as possible enjoy their rugby and want to continue in the game through the minis, juniors and into the seniors.
What to wear
The clubhouse does provide changing and showering facilities, however, most children find it easier to arrive changed in their training attire. In early September when the ground is still hard a pair of training shoes is sufficient. As the season progresses and the ground starts to get muddier you will need a pair of boots with metal studs. (Football studs are not permitted because they can be very sharp and cause unintended injuries)
Shorts are ideal while the weather remains warm; track pants are advisable when the winter weather sets in. A t/shirt may be fine early in the season if the weather remains warm. A Chobham club rugby shirt and full attire can be purchased from the club shop. Extra layers and a hat and gloves are essential on colder days. Parents don’t forget to wrap up as well!
What to bring
Children must bring a bottle of water as we take frequent water breaks Food, hot/cold drinks and a tuck shop is also available.
Coaching & Support
Please note parents/guardians MUST remain pitch side with their children for the duration of the session. Chobham mini’s rugby coaching operates entirely on a volunteer basis. We are reliant on parents/guardians volunteering to assist in any way possible – in fact the session cannot operate without volunteers. This can include helping with the coaching, being a first aider, helping with registration, organisation at Festivals and other social arrangements.
Click here to download a copy of our Minis Welcome document for more useful getting started information
If you have any queries or wish to join in please contact the relevant Age Group Manager or:
Minis Rugby Chairman
RFU New Rules of Play – Kids First Rugby