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Cambridge Rugby Shield


Last Updated on 11 August 2016

Under 8s

Welcome to Cambridge Rugby club and the Under 8s team page.

2016 minis

The Under 8s are part of the minis section at the club, which is the Under 7 – Under 10 age group. We aim to provide a series of age-specific modified rugby games and drills. These modified rugby games progressively develop the individual skills, fitness, teamwork and personal and social skills.

We will also work on rugby’s five core values of Team Spirit, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Enjoyment and Respect.

Tag rugby is played at this level. It is non-contact and the main aim is to have fun and learn through practice and play. Matches are played with a maximum of 6 players, on a maximum pitch size of 45x22m, with a maximum of 6 tags to score a try.

We will also introduce the knock-on and in the latter stages of the season we will start to introduce the tackle to the training schedule.

Training and matches usually start at 0930 on Sunday mornings, with the first registration Sunday being on 4th September. More detailed information and further updates can be obtained from the age group lead coach.

This is also the age group where many parents first become involved with Cambridge Rugby club. The Mini & Youth section is run entirely by parent volunteers and it is extremely rewarding.

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 Gary Buck in the first instance.

Click on the following link to download a copy of the Under 8s Season Guide: Click here for U8 season guide

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

Name Role Phone Cell Phone
Gary Buck  Lead Coach    07770994882 
Paul Smith  Coach     
Crispin Tedbury  Coach     
James Tibbatts  Coach    07779016424 
Andrew Cleland  Administrator