Welcome to the under 8's page. This age group is for children in the school year 3 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 7 on the 1st of September 2016.
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 email@example.com
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 8's had a great season only losing 1 game all season. Thet started well with wins over local rivals Brods and Cleckheaton and going on to win all their games up to the Christmas break.
In the second half of the season it was more of the same but Aireborough brought the 100% record to a halt with 2 draws. In the Huddersfield Festival they lost their unbeaten run to Wilmslow Wolves but still managed to finish as festival runners up. Despite the excelllent playing record the squad failed attract new players to boost the squad.
Under 8's Playing record
Played 25 won 23 drew 3 lost 1 For 193 Ag 120
Leading try scorer was Josh Cooke.
U8s Results 2016-17
Under 8s Playing Honours
Huddersfield Festival runners up.
The u8s Awards
Player of the Year – Josh Cooke
Coaches player – Seth Brookes
Most Improved – Arron Lapsley.
Oliver Boyd, Archie Beazley, Oliver Blair, Joshua Cooke, Seth Brooks
Rocco Hurst, George Hughes, Arron Lapsley, Harry Merville, Thomas Sheehan, Tobias Stansfield, Freddie Wylde
After another excellent season of competitive rugby the squad this season throw away their taf belts and move onto contact rugby. The squad will learn how tackle during September and play contact rugby from October. 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 6 a side to 7 a side so a liitle less space on the pitch. This starts to make players look at spacial awareness.
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 9s play 7 a side contact rugby on a 60 x 30m pitch. On match day Sundays the squad meet at 10am and train/warm up till 11am when the matches start. The main change this season is the introduction of the tackle and this is seen as a major change in the child's development. 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 9s development
Under 9s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com