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U8 Mixed Tag

Squad information

KPMG

THE U8s SQUAD IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY KPMG

U8 - Lead Coach Nigel Parry - nigel.parry44@yahoo.com, 07700 887900

U8 - Manager Lisa Journeaux - lisa_jrfc@outlook.com, 07797 845794

Coaches (2018/19 Season): Matt Journeaux, Paul Watson, James Hewlett, James Long, Howard Phillips, Arnou Helmholt-Kneisel, Paul Maltby, Terry Butler, Simon Vardon & Paul Pearson.


Latest News

SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER - TRAINING CANCELLED!! 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 7th October NO TRAINING
Saturday 24th November U8 Guard of Honour
Sunday 23rd December  NO TRAINING
Sunday 30th December NO TRAINING
Saturday 9th February U8 Guard of Honour
Sunday 24th March Dorking Festival (A) (Selected Squad)
Saturday 30 /Sunday 31st March Spring Festival (H)
Saturday 27th April Junior Siam Cup (H)

 

 


General information

PLEASE regularly check this webpage which will be the primary means of communicating with parents or carers & will detail our training/ travel schedule.

We aim to encourage all our players to develop the core values of rugby, otherwise know as TREDS

Teamwork
Respect
Enjoyment
Discipline
Sportsmanship


Registration

2018 /19 REGISTRATION IS OPEN

If you would like to register a child please follow this link to the Individual Player Membership - /minisjuniors/about/membership/individual-membership.aspx orcontact our membership secretary via email  jrfcamemberships@hotmail.co.uk.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN?

To start in September 2018 you need to be 7 before the 31 August 2018 - ie going in to Year 3 at school (no exceptions will be made).

We look forward to welcoming new members to the Jersey Reds Minis & Juniors.

For all Membership Enquiries please contact the Membership Secretary at  jrfcamemberships@hotmail.co.uk
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Essential Player Information 

WE OPERATE A "NO GUM SHIELD NO PLAY" RULE. Parents, we would encourage you to make this your childs responsibility each and every week, along with making sure they have their boots and a filled water bottle. 

PLEASE MARK ALL KIT WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME! This includes boots, water bottles, bags, tops, shorts and socks. 

The U8's will be training on Pitch 2 this season- please note that only players and coaches are allowed onto the pitch. Parents, please use the stands around the periphery and do not go onto the pitch unless invited.

Note that the clubhouse / Catering van will be open for tea, coffee and bacon rolls however as you are required to remain pitchside in case of incidents, please do come back to pitchside once you have your refreshments.

General information

 **** PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TAG BELTS ****

We train from 9am (sharp) to 10.00am every Sunday. We play 'MIXED tag' rugby (no contact allowed) following RFU guidelines. This is a safe and enjoyable introduction  designed to introduce children to a lifetime of rugby. We aim to ensure that ALL our squad reach their maximum potential through fun training sessions with qualified coaches with particular focus on ensuring the children are having FUN!! 

Players should arrive 8:30-8:45am to warm up prior to starting training promptly at 9:00am. 

A typical Sunday training session is as follows:- 

  • 8:30 - 8.45am - Arrive (with tag belts, gum shield and water) and warm up under coaches guidance
  • 9.00am - Rugby skills development
  • 9.45am - Game play
  • 10.00am - finish

TOP TIPS FOR ALL U8 PLAYERS AND PARENTS

Please ensure your child arrives each week in the appropriate kit and their tag belt is put on over their coloured bib. (Bibs will be handed out at the start of tranining).

THE ESSENTIAL KIT YOU NEED IS TO PLAY:

Gum shield
Rugby or football boots
Socks
Rugby top
Shorts

OPTIONAL KIT BUT STRONGLY ADVISED:-

'Skins' - underlayers for the cold days
Fingerless rugby gloves
Wooly hat

All kit is available from the M&J Shop or JSSK sports shops in town.

FINALLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY.....

We train come rain, snow or shine so please make sure every player is 'layered up" for training and has a woolly hat (no bobbles!!) - the club version available from the shop on a Sunday morning is a good option.

This is so important if the players are going to enjoy winter training - a t-shirt and shorts is just not enough - we can always take layers off but shivering players are unhappy bunnies!!

Please make sure each player has a change of clothes and a towel on wet days - it really helps afterwards. 

Finally, gum shields - they are a must and are for the players welfare - tag rugby is not a contact sport but, as in all sports, accidents can happen. Snap in gum shields can be bought from as little as £4 in our club shop. Don't forget, we operate a "no gum shield no play" rule.

SUPERVISION

While we have a team of coaches on the pitch looking after your children,
we are not responsible for your children.  Accidents do occasionally happen and therefore it is essential that a parent/carer is present pitchside, if you will be somewhere else on club grounds or if another parent is taking responsibility for your child, this is fine but please let the mnager know at the beginning of the session and leave a mobile contact number with her. 

SOCIALISING

While we are lucky enough to be based at the JRFC, coffee, and bacon rolls will be available after training.

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Shop

The club shop
opening times are:

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
each week from 10am to 2pm.
MATCHDAY afternoons from 1pm to 5pm.
  

To have a look at some of the merchandise available to purchase, please click here.

For all other shop enquiries, please call 01534 746012 or email enquiries@jrfc.je

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