U8 – Rugby

Born 2010. Our basic aims are to have fun, learn the basic principles of rugby, encourage team work, be respectful to one another and employ sensible discipline (coaching a group of 35+ under 7’s is hugely rewarding but it will also test every emotion you have especially when you have just landed that morning from a red eye business flight!)

Having been with largely the same group since U5’s it has been really rewarding watching them grow up and seeing their skills and enthusiasm develop.

The parents are also a great bunch who are very supportive and always happy to get involved when they can.

The other coaches are also a good bunch of people. Everyone is very busy with working lives as well however Saturday mornings has become something that I really look forward to (and it has also meant I behave myself on a Friday evening as well!)

The players get friendships (and the occasional squabbles of course), some healthy competition out of the team. As they have got a little older they are far more congratulatory of others who receive trophies as opposed to the many meltdowns we would get a few years ago !

The best things about playing rugby are; Team work, friendship, learning how to win and lose, exercise, competition.

The tournaments have been fantastic and I know my sons are always asking ow many more sleep nights till the next tournament!

Coaches; Hastings, Toby, Connall, Paul, Jim, Rupert.

If you’d like to try out and meet the under 7 team (Saturdays 8-9.30am, Dempsey ground) fill out this form and we will get back to you. We look forward to seeing you.