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OC Youth and Mini Rugby

OC Rugby started its Mini section in September 2011 and has gone from strength to strength! Our tenth season will kick off on Sunday 6th September 2020 and will run through to the end of April 2021.

We aim to have at least one coach for every six children and are always very keen to encourage more help and participation on and off the pitch from those parents who want to join in. So if you want to qualify as a coach, or help in any other way, please ask Simon or at the Club on a Sunday.

We are very much looking forward to having all the children back, having fun & enjoying their rugby.  However, in these unprecedented times we have been working on ways to make our return to rugby as safe as possible using both Government & RFU guidelines.  We are presently on Step C on the road map (& as such no contact rugby) on our way to Step F & full rugby as we know it. 

The changes will require more help & understanding from parents as we bid to reduce numbers on site & pinch points at any one time keeping everyone safe & well so we have introduced an extra start time.

 

Session Times

09.30 – 10.30   Under 5s/Under 6s/Under 7s & Under 8s

10.50 – 12.00   U9s/U10s/U11s

12.20 – 13.45   U12s & above and Girls section

 

  • All children will have to be registered before they can play (even if they have registered in previous years). 
  • Anyone wishing to play on 6th September must have registered by 28th August.
  • The Car Park will be one-way, entering from Portsmouth Rd leaving via Weston Green entrance
  • There will be one-way system on & off the pitches.  Players will go straight to the pitches
  • Head coaches will contact parents each week via the Spond app & Whats App.  Parents will have to reply that their child will be attending the following Sunday, otherwise they will not be allowed to play.  This will allow coaches to prepare for the session & will also act as out Track & Trace mechanism.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow any drop-ins this season for the above reasons.
  • Those paying weekly on a pay as you play basis should transfer the money (£7) in advance  via the Spond app.
  • Players should come changed, ready to play as the changing rooms will be closed.
  • Spectators must keep a 2m social distance from each other, as will children before the session start.
  • Each child must bring their own marked water bottle & not share.
  • Children will train in bubbles & as far as possible by school, in case of an infection from there.
  • Toilets will be single occupancy only (one person at a time) but both clubhouses will be open.

Training takes place every Sunday morning in the season (September to May). The cost is an annual subscription of £140, or £7 per child per session, with a free OC Rugby t-shirt when you first start. The club is fully accredited by the RFU & therefore enjoys support from the RFU and Surrey County RFU, which means organised festivals, RFU training & coaching, and long-standing, carefully developed guidelines on running a rugby club.  It also means that we have demonstrated a commitment to providing a safe & enjoyable playing environment for young people.

 

OC Rugby welcomes boys and girls aged from 4 - 15, whether or not they have played rugby in any form before. Nowadays mini rugby is non-contact up to the age of 9, with tag and touch variations, and the full game is slowly and safely introduced so that the children are properly prepared by fully-qualified coaches.  As the children get older we will continue their development into junior, youth & ultimately senior rugby.

Do you have a son or daughter aged 4 - 15? If so and you want to see what The Great Game is all about, please just complete the online registration form below and we'll be in touch. Don't worry if you miss the start of the season; last year we had new kids joining every single week of the year - it's never too late!

 

 

For more information please contact:

Simon Laws
07771 790250
minirugby <at> ocrfc.com

(NB: this is a change in email for Simon - and remember to replace the <at> with @).

At OC Rugby we take safeguarding, child protection etc very seriously and conform fully to the strict policies developed by the RFU. Click on the links below to download the relevant documents:

Data Privacy Notice

Parents' Handbook

Child Protection Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Equity Policy

Video & Photography Policy

Coach & Volunteer Recruitment and Development

Parental Declarations


Please see the menus for the Mini Rugby section's pages at top left.
 

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