Mini Rugby is the first step on the Rugby Union ladder, introducing children from the ages of 5 – 12 to the game. 

Our introduction, starting with the Under 6’s, is a fun, yet structured approach to ball-handling skills, team building and tag rugby. We aim to get the children used to handling an odd-shaped ball, listening to coaches and playing gentle games and activities, often involving getting muddy…

From there, the Under 7’s learn and practice honing their ball and tagging skills – achieved through weekly training sessions, quite often in conjunction with other Mini Rugby clubs. During this year, the kids are also introduced to competitive tagging games against other clubs. Tag rugby advances through to the Under 8’s. This year not only continues tag training and matches but also introduces contact rugby which the children start the following year.

From Under 9 to Under 12, the children continue training and competing in full-contact rugby.

The club welcomes parental involvement, whether with the training or as a volunteer. Please let your child’s coach know, and they will point you in the right direction. Most of our coaches are parents who, after playing rugby themselves, have now volunteered their time to bring the benefits of the sport to other children.

Safeguarding of children is foremost in the thinking of Minety RFC. We support and adhere fully to the RFU guidelines.

2019 - 2020 Mini Teams


Minety welcomes our new sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Persil has become the newest sponsor of our flourishing mini and junior teams for the 2019/2020 season. Persil, like

Minety U12s win Dorset & Wiltshire Bowl

Minety U12s won the Dorset & Wiltshire Bowl at the Bath Recreational ground. Minety RFC U12s contested the Dorset & Wiltshire Bowl against Dorchester, Marlborough,