Minety Rugby Club is your friendly, fun local rugby club for boys and girls aged 5 to 16. We are actively seeking new children to join – no prior experience of rugby is necessary to join in any age group. We start with five year olds with gentle games and activities, getting the children used to listening to the coaches and handling the odd-shaped ball; the look on their faces when they’re allowed – encouraged even – to get muddy is priceless! (Less appealing are their parents’ faces!) As Mighty Minety Minions, the children move up to non-contact ‘tag’ rugby which involves running around getting some exercise; the children always enjoy the training sessions and we play games and tournaments with other local clubs too. The Under 9s begin with a slow, measured introduction to contact rugby and the training and competitions have been hugely beneficial to the children and their parents in demonstrating what the former are capable of. In short, it’s good fun all round! From Under 7s through to our Under 16s we all play regular matches with other sides.
The 2019/20 season begins at 10:00 on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Minety Playing Fields; put it in your calendars now! Sessions last an hour to an hour and a half depending on the age group. You don’t need to register in advance, just turn up and if it is something your son or daughter would like to come back to after trying it out you can register anytime that day or thereafter.
Clothing: children can wear shorts/tracksuit/t-shirt/trainers/football boots/whatever they’re comfortable in to start with and then there’s club kit for them thereafter, should they want to continue to participate. The distinctive purple and green shirt adds enormously to the sense of belonging to the team! It also somewhat dazzles the opposition…!
Children are drawn from the surrounding areas of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and your child or children are likely to see familiar faces from school and to make new friends too. For information, all our coaches are registered with the England Rugby Football Union and are DBS checked (the Disclosure and Barring Service replaced the Criminal Records Bureau); club and coaches are all fully insured.
We have an active Facebook group for registered parents and regular emails to keep everyone informed but for more information on any of the above please visit us or contact the club secretary, Peter McAllister, on telephone 01666 860281 or email PeterJMcAllister@yahoo.co.uk.