Welcome to the CRFC Minis and Youth Section of the Club. We are a community rugby club that provides rugby coaching and games for children from the ages U6 through to Colts U18 (Boys) and girls U6-U12. Women and Girls (W&G) U13, U15 & U18 have their own dedicated section within the Club. We actively welcome players of all abilities and are structured such that we have coaching groups for every age group from U6-Colts.
All our coaches hold relevant RFU coaching qualifications with many being former Club players themselves. Naturally child welfare is at the very centre of everything that we do and all individuals involved within the M&Y section have the appropriate DBS checks and training. Should you have any queries or wish to find out more about what we do at the Club then please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the M&Y Committee or Coaches.
Chairman CRFC M&Y
Mini & Juniors & Youth Coaching Contacts
Note: A child’s age group is determined by their age on the 1 Sept. egg a child who is 8 on the 1 Sept but turns 9 on the 23 Sept joins the U9s. Dispensation to play up or down an age group can be given on a case by case basis. Further age groups contacts can also be seen under FIXTURES.
U8 Head Coach Jim Iredale Jimiredale@gmail.com 07703 346748
Andy Deacon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Training takes place each week at the Club on the Whiteway at 1000hrs each Sunday for all age groups unless otherwise stated. Age group managers will keep respective players and parents up to date with the latest changes to training or match KOs
U13 - 1900-2030 hrs Wednesday
Additionally the Youth age groups train at the following times in the week:
U15 - 1900-2030 hrs Wednesday
U16 - 1830-2000 hrs Thursday
Colts 1830-2030 hrs Tuesday/Thursday with Seniors
All M&Y fixtures can be found here.
Kitchen duty roster for each age group can be found on the main fixture list. Each age group takes turns to assist in the kitchen on home fixtures to help serve Teas/Coffees/Bacon Rolls. Full details of responsibilities can be found here.
Youth age groups, U13 upwards, are also required to assist heat/serve and tidy up after their home fixtures. Food will be provided by the Club in advance of your matches for both home and visiting teams.
The Club Safe Guarding policy and procedures can be foundhere
In addition to the courses run by the RFU the County RDOs will co-ordinate more local initiatives to support Clubs and their coaches with their development. CRFC Coaching Co-ordinator Martin Woodward leads on this for the Club and publicises events when dates/locations are confirmed.