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Welcome to the u12's squad
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    1. Home
    2. Introduction
    3. Fixtures/Results
      1. u12s 2017-18
      2. u11s 2016-17
      3. u10s 2015-16
      4. u9s 2014-15
      5. u8s 2013-14
      6. u7s 2012-13
    4. Previous Seasons
    5. Teams
      1. Under 12s
      2. Under 11s
      3. Under 10s
      4. Under 9s
      5. Under 8s
      6. Under 7s
      7. Under 5/6s
    6. Honours

Under 12's Information

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 at the 1st of September 2017.

The coaches for this age group are
Don Mackenzie Tel H 01422 364317 M 07976 497 570
or e-mail donmac@blueyonder.co.uk

John Horsfield Tel; H 01422 882771 M 01422 882 771
or e-mail horspower@btinternet.com

Gary Morris Tel; H 01422 352312 M 07809 678 393
or e-mail garymorris8376@googlemail.com

Peter Whitehead Tel; H 01422 822956 M 07827 356 396
or e-mail whiteheadpete@rocketmail.com

When do the squad train
The squad train from August to May on a Sunday Morning when not playing matches

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 10:30 - Noon.

How do I join
New players boys or girls are always welcome to join during the season. If you are interested in playing mini contact rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day when the squad are at home.
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or telephone 01422 371672 Mobile 07767 128 414

Under 12's Latest News - 2nd July

There are a few roles we would like parents to help with and take some of the workload off the coaches.

Match reporters
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 and who scored the tries. The players do like to see their names in the paper and on the website

Team manager
We require a team manager to help with the administration and welcome any new players to the squad and ensure they become RFU registered and have a player ID card to allow them to play competitive games.

Review of 2016 - 17 Season - The Under 11's

The under 11's had a steady start to the season winning six games and losing six with four draws up to the Xmas break. The district festival was a great success finishing unbeaten as runners up. They beat Ilkley, Baildon, and Huddersfield and drew with Cleckheaton and Ribblesdale. December was mainly a washout with the weather. January was not much better. The last three months February - April saw the squad finish the season strongly losing only 3 more games. A few new players has kept the squad at 20 players which allowed the coaches to run 2 sides the lions and the tigers plus run competitive training sessions which has improved player development.

Under 11's playing record
P 24, Won 11, Lost 7, D 6, F 94, A 69
Leading try scorer was Leo Kemp 20 tries, followed by Aiden Wright 16 tries and Ollie Morris 9 tries
There were a few games not reported towards the end of the season

The Under 11's Awards
Alex Lakidis won the most improved player award.
Bradley Drury won the coaches award.
Leo Kemp won the player of the year trophy.

The Under 11's Honours
District Festival runners up.

Click here for under 11s Fixtures/Results

Under 11's Squad:
Ethan Cooke, Frank Darby, Arthur Davies, Daniel Dean, Toby Didgiunaitis
Bradley Drury, Ellie Fletcher, Vaughan Hibbert, Connor Hickling, Charles Horsfield
Leo Kemp, Alexander Lakidis, Edwin MacKenzie,Oliver Morris, Oliver Smart, Jake Thomas, Arran White,
Theo Whitehead, Blake Wood Aiden Wright

2017 - 18 Season - The Under 12's

This season the squad play 12 a side midi contact rugby and there are a few new rules to work on in training. There is now unlimited competition for the ball at the tackle or break down in play. Three more players are introduced, a full back and two more forwards to add a second row in the scrum. The 5 man scrum formed by the 5 nearest players are also allowed to contest at the feed. Players are allowed to kick the ball and call for a Mark. So quite a lot of new skills to develop this season.

We are always looking for new players to join and boost the squad numbers to be able to run two teams 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 an experienced player or 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 11s fixture list to see when they are training or have home games, remember some weeks they play away games at other clubs.

Under 12s activities/skill development

The under 12s play 12 a side midi contact rugby on a half pitch. Three more players are introduced, 2 second rows to make a 5 man scrum and a full back. There is now unlimited contest for the ball and the scrums are made up of nearest 5 players and a contested strike 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 and rules click on the link below.
Under 12s development
Under 12s rules of play

Interested in Sponsoring the Minis

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 davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or phone 01422 371672

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The Clubhouse, Copley
Halifax West Yorkshire
Telephone  01422 353919
e-mail  rugby@orrufc.co.uk
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