West Norfolk RUFC Juniors
West Norfolk RUFC, Gatehouse Lane, North Wootton
Teamwork • Respect • Enjoyment • Discipline • Sportsmanship
West Norfolk RUFC Mini and Youth section provides rugby for children of all ages and abilities.
Our Mini Section caters for children of six years old (under 7s) up to 11 years old (under 12s), the club will allow children from the age of 5 to join and train with the under 7s but they cannot play matches until they are in the under 7 team.
The Youth Section provides for children from 12 years old (under 13s) up to 18, at which age they can join the senior section.
All age groups adhere to the RFU Age Grade Rugby Regulations (rfu.com/Regulations) Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby is a playing and coaching pathway by which clubs and schools introduce rugby in stages so that by Under 14 players have the skills and knowledge to participate in the full 15-a-side game.
Each stage has its own rules distinguishing it from the adult game. This progression accommodates the changing developmental abilities of children as they mature, with the emphasis on the improvement of individual skills through purposeful and enjoyable activity.
Provision is made for testing these skills in match situations during a limited number of competitive fixtures and festivals/tournaments each season. The enjoyment and safeguarding of children is of paramount importance at West Norfolk RUFC and we are committed to providing opportunities for all children to play rugby in a friendly, fun and safe environment. For a beginner’s guide to rugby’s rules and regulations visit rfu.com.
TRAINING, SELECTION & AVAILABILITY
Training for the Mini Section is on Sunday morning from 9.30 am on match days we meet at 10.00 am for a kicking off at 10.30 am. Any alterations will be notified by the team coach or manager. At West Norfolk RUFC we want to ensure that all children have opportunities to play, selection for individual matches being the responsibility of team coaches and managers.
Training for the Youth Section is on Sunday mornings from 11.30 am, matches usually kicking off at 11.00 am on Sunday. Alterations will be notified by the team coach or manager.
West Norfolk RUFC will aim to maximise playing opportunities for all, with selection for particular matches the responsibility of team coaches and managers.
All training and home games are held at the club house at West Norfolk RUFC, Gatehouse Lane, North Wootton, King’s Lynn, PE30 3RJ
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