Welcome to the under 12's page. This age group is for children in the school year 7 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 11 on the 1st of September 2016.
The coaches for this age group are
Paul Billington Tel: M 07973 727117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
When do the squad train
The squad train on Sunday mornings 10:00am - 11:00am. When there are no games 10am - Noon
When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 11:00 - Noon.
How do I join
If you are interested in playing mini contact rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day when playing at home.
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail email@example.com
or telephone 01422 371672
We do need a few more players to strengthen the squad in preparation for the 15 a side game which starts at u14 level.
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 Paul. We will arrange courses you can attend and develop your coaching skills.
We are looking for a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper. Its not a time consuming task or requires knowledge of rugby. We just like to record the match results, the team sheet and who scored the tries plus the man of the match. The players do like to see their names in the paper and on the website.
We require a team manager to help with the admin duties for the squad. This involves welcoming new players, update the membership database, ensure they become RFU registered and have a valid ID card and check on players availability for fixtures.
The under 12's had a slow start to the season winning just two games in October. The district festival produced just one win against the Bees and December was mainly a washout with the weather. However a steady influx of new players was producing some hope for the second half of the season. Although not much rugby was played in January due to the floods the squad found some spaces to train and the new players were looking good. The last three months February - April saw a massive improvement with only one defeat and finishing the season on a high. The steady stream of new players has seen the squad grow to 19 players which allowed the coaches to run competitive training sessions during the bad weather and improve player development. The squad should be able to build on this success next season providing they do not lose any players.
Under 11's playing record
P 21, Won 11, Lost 9, D 1, F 122, A 95
Leading try scorer was Jack Billington 27 tries, followed by Joe Wild 22 tries and Jake Parkinson 20 tries
The Under 11's Awards
Alex Gow won the most improved player award.
Callum Sutcliffe won the coaches award.
Jake Parkinson and Jack Billington shared the player of the year trophy.
The Under 11's Honours
No honours this season
Under 11's Squad: Josh Beck, Jack Billington, Thomas Blackhall, Lucas Fearnley, Kai Fenton, Alex Gow, Kai Greenwood, Rhys Hunt, Leo Iribaren, Ollie Johnson, Jake Parkinson, Louis Peron, Charlie Rushworth, Freddy Shields, Callum Sutcliffe, Lewis Taylor, William Town, Joe Wild, Jefferson Wilson-Pignataro,
The new rules of play for the under 12s is introduced this season. The changes are mostly in the forwards with the rules allowing unlimited players competing for the ball at the ruck and maul. An additional 3 players are introduced to make it 12 a side and a second row is added to the scrum. Contested strike for the ball is now allowed in the scrum. A full back is also added giving sides a full set of backs to develop and use a larger pitch increased to half a full size pitch.
This season players move schools and find new friends. Most secondary schools play rugby (either league or union) and this may well see more players joining the squad. Again we would like enough to run competitive training sessions and need around 25 players in the squad. If we have enough players we will run two teams on match days.
We have a team of 4 coaches with RFU Coaching qualifications. They will ensure all players of all abilities have a pleasurable rugby experience in a safe and controlled environment. There are will be a number of players returning again this year but it would be great to see more new arrivals, both those who are encountering rugby for the first time or those who are looking to supplement some experience gained at school or other clubs. The emphasis is on enjoyment and team spirit through rugby. Winning is an enjoyable experience, but if you achieve pleasure from the game success often comes as a by-product.
This season there are some big changes with 3 additional players to play 12 a side midi contact rugby on a half pitch. The scrum now adds a second row and contested stike for the ball. In the loose there is unlimited contesting for the ball.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 12s activities/development click on the link below.
Under 12s development
Under 12s match rules
If you require any kit please visit our online Club shop page. You can view items
for sale and place an order. If your items are in stock they will be available to collect on the Sunday. If not in stock we will e-mail you with a delivery time.
View and order items from the Club Shop
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01422 371672