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Last Updated on 31 August 2014

Under 10s

Welcome to Cambridge Rugby club and the Under 10 team page.

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Welcome to Cambridge Rugby Club’s Under 10 team page. We offer mini rugby to children who, as of September 1st, are under 10 years old (year 5 at school).

 Mini rugby for this age-group follows the new RFU principles – full contact, but with a few simplifications: the scrums are limited to three players (3 vs 3) and are uncontested, there is tackling, mini rucks and mini mauls but no line-outs and no kicking of the ball. The mini rucks and mauls are limited to a maximum of two players per team.

 The RFU new rules of play for mini rugby were introduced in 2012 to help children learn the fundamentals of the game in a sequential manner so that they can enjoy learning rugby skills and playing in competition matches, while still encouraging participation of all players without being confused by too many rules (for further details, see http://www.rfu.com/~/media/files/2012/managingrugby/new_rules_of_play/under_10.ashx)

Our goal is for the children to learn rugby skills in a safe environment while still enjoying the competitive nature of the game. We focus on teamwork, spatial awareness, decision-making, discipline and sportsmanship, all within a safe environment. We have a group of dedicated coaches who are all volunteers but we can always use more help both on and off the field.

If you would like to help coach or become the age group administrator or even get the team's social diary underway, please speak to David in the first instance.

Contact information is below. (Click on name to e.mail)

Name Role Phone Cell Phone
David Chapman  Head Coach and Manager    07922 479119 
Jenna Bickley  Administrator     
Mark Evers  Assistant Coach    07739 165442 
Martin Harper  Assistant Coach    07912 074180 
Ray Macfarlane  Assistant Coach    07886 894752 
Tony Mendham  Assistant Coach    07771 512068 
Ric Mort  Assistant Coach    07793 420809