Welcome to Cambridge Rugby club and the Under 13 team page.
We offer mini rugby to children who, as of September 1st, are under 11 years old (year 6 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 here. )
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.