Welcome to the under 10's page. This age group is for children in the school year 5 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 9 on the 1st of September 2018.
The coaches for this age group are
Scott Boyd Tel M 07810 513 757
or e-mail Scott.Boyd@togetherhousing.co.uk
When do the squad train
The squad train from September to April on a Sunday Morning 10am -11am
When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 11am - Noon.
How do I join
New players boys or girls are always welcome to join. If you are interested in playing mini tag rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day and ask for the team manager or lead coach.
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01422 371672
There are a few roles we would like parents to help with and take some of the workload off the coaches.
If there are any parents who would like to help with the coaching please contact them. We will arrange courses you can attend and develop your coaching skills.
We also would like a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper. Its not a big job, we just require the match results, the players in the squad, the try scorers and any awards eg man of the match. If you wish you can add a match summary.
We require a team manager to welcome new squad players and explain the procedures. Once they have completed a trial period and happy to continue playing, ensure they complete a membership form and become RFU registered and hold a player ID card to allow them to play competitive games.
The under 9's had another great season only losing 3 games all season. Thet started well with wins over local rivals Brods and going on to lose only one game up to the Christmas break. They won the district festival at Wharfedale and only lost to Rochdale at the Brods festival
In the second half of the season it was more of the same with only Brods and Wharfedale to inflict the only two defeats. The new recruits William Hamilton, Oscar Marsden, Logan Marshall,Liam Byrne and James Warren were great additions to the squad
Under 9's Playing record
Played 45 won 36 drew 6 lost 3 For 271 Ag 153
Leading try scorer was Josh Cooke with 109 tries, followed by William Hamilton 72, .
U9s Results 2017-18
Under 9s Playing Honours
District Festival winners
The u9s Awards
Player of the Year – Josh Cooke
Players Player of the Year – William Hamilton
Most Improved – Liam Byrne.
Oliver Boyd, Seth Brooks, Liam Byrne, Joshua Cooke, William Hamilton, Rocco Hurst,
Arron Lapsley, Oscar Marsden, Logan Marshall, Thomas Sheehan, Tobias Stansfield, James Warren
After another excellent season of competitive rugby the squad this season will see the introduction of the scrum with the nearest 3 players. The squad should also be looking to run with the ball and try to evade the tackle and look and pass and receive the the ball whilst running. The game also moves from 7 a side to 8 a side and competition forf the ball at the breakdown.
We will be looking for new players to join and boost the squad numbers to be able to run 2 teams the Cougars and the Jaguars so everyone gets a game. During training sessions the squad is often split into 2 groups, the experienced players and the new player development squad. This allows the new players to learn the basic skills at their own pace and when up to speed can transfer to the experienced player squad.
So if you are new to the game just come down on a Sunday morning 10am - Noon September to April for some free taster sessions before deciding to join. We are based in Copley and please check the under 9s fixture list to see when they are training or have home games some weeks they play away games at other clubs.
The under 10s play 8 a side mini contact rugby on a 60x35m pitch. This stage of development introduces the scrum with the nearest 3 players and thed strike fgor ball is uncontested. At the breakdown of play there is now competition for the ball with the tackledr/ball carrier plus one player alllowed to compete. On match day Sundays the squad meet at 10am and train/warm up till 11am when the matches start. Some Sundays are dedicated to training/player development, these are on average one Sunday per month (see fixtures on the menu bar). For more information on the under 9s activities/development click on the link below.
Under 10s development
Under 10s rules of play
Anyone interested in sponsoring the Minis please contact any of the coaches or people below. The amount can be as little as £5 upwards. The money goes into a pot to buy equipment such as balls, tag belts, tackle shields, training shirts, coaching tops, marker cones and poles. The list is endless there is always new equipment to buy or replace worn out equipment.
Please contact Dave Butler via e-mail email@example.com
or phone 01422 371672
If you require any kit please see Dave Butler on a Sunday morning. You can also e-mail your kit requirements to Dave to check he has them in stock and reserve for you to collect on the following Sunday.
contact Dave Butler via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org