With Covid-19 restrictions in place we remain at Stage D on the RFU Return to Rugby roadmap. This means that the rugby community can still continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity, should they choose to do so. Limited and restricted contact rugby training can also be continued.
Our coaches are focussed on ensuring everyone’s safety to ensure all training activities at the club meet all RFU requirements. Currently, there are no fixtures planned but should they take place you can be assured that we will work to ensure the safety of all those concerned. Our latest training schedule is available on our home page.
However, our underlying ethos remains unchanged in that we are affiliated to Tewkesbury RFC who is an accredited England RFU and Gloucestershire RFU club and therefore follows their age-grade rugby programme which is based on the principles of player-centered, development driven, and competition supported. The wants and needs of our young players are our priority and we will put their enjoyment above all else to keep them enjoying the game for longer and into their adult years.
Boys and girls can join and play mixed rugby from as young as 6 (year 2) and will continue to be played up to and including U11 (year 6). From U12 boys and girls do not play mixed rugby and will follow their own developmental path. The RFU defines a child’s age group by the child’s age at midnight on 1 September.
Each team has its own dedicated team of coaches, which will follow them through their rugby journey. This approach leads to strong leadership and great teamwork between players and coaches. All our coaches are DBS checked and regularly take part in Gloucestershire RFU and England RFU training courses to further develop their knowledge and increase awareness of the game.