Our aim for this age group is to ensure that all the kids get involved, have a lot of fun and learn the game in a safe and positive environment.
Dads and mums help with the coaching and managing of the teams and the atmosphere on and off the ground is one of great sportsmanship and community.
Each age group is different:
U5 - can participate in the ‘Mighty 5’s Program’ where they learn basic skills and have a fun game each Saturday, there is no training.
U6 – Touch rugby – 6 a side – there’s no tackling involved. No scoring is kept. It’s great fun to see the kids grow and make friends while immersing themselves in the game.
U7 – Touch rugby – 7 a side – there’s still no tackling but the games have more structure; more rules are added and everything flows a bit better. No scoring is kept.
U8 – Tackle – 7 a side - Ruck and maul starts at this age but there’s no contesting in the scrums or line outs - safety is rule number one and it’s a very controlled environment with each Coach on the field.
U9 – similar to U8 but with two extra players in each team.
All coaches and assistant coaches are SMART Rugby Qualified. Practically, this means they know the rules, the safety drills and have great knowledge to pass on to the kids.
U6, U7, U8 and U9 train at Blackman Park on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm.
The minis play on Saturday mornings. Home games are played at Tantallon. Away games are played at a variety of ovals through Sydney’s North Shore. U5 team games are on Saturday mornings at Chatswood.
If you have questions please contact the mini coordinators:
Minis Coordinator - Veary Williams email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minis Coordinator - Caddie O’Hare email: CEOHare@riverview.nsw.edu.au