Guildfordians Rugby Club - Guildfordians Minis

Rugby for all in the Heart of Guildford
Guildfordians Minis


Whats Happening this Week

Date : Sun 29/11/20

Micros : Lockdown - No Rugby
U6s : Lockdown - No Rugby
U7s : Lockdown - No Rugby
U8s : Lockdown - No Rugby
U9s : Lockdown - No Rugby
U10s : Lockdown - No Rugby
U11s : Lockdown - No Rugby



 
 
 
 
The Minis’ section of Guildfordians Rugby Club is its beating heart.

We start at the age of 3 in Micros and run right through to Under 11’s. We train on Sunday mornings between 10 and 12, with some ages running a one hour session and some running sessions up to 2 hours.

In Micros things start in a relatively simple way – even getting the children to run in a straight line is an accomplishment! We introduce ball skills and team games and, in a normal year, learning to have your tag taken without the need for floods of tears is an important aim. Sometimes this takes rather a long time! Don’t worry! The tinies are not thrown into full contact rugby

Throughout all the Minis age groups we try to give the children confidence, while instilling some discipline, but it’s most important to have fun. Children learn best through fun.

We operate along the lines of the RFU TREDS approach. TREDS stands for:

TEAMWORK

Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.

RESPECT

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

ENJOYMENT

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

DISIPLINE

Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport's laws and regulations and report serious breaches.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.

To find out more see Rugbys Core Values

Moving on from the Micros, the ‘tag game’ is played at under 7’s and under 8’s. Contact is not permitted until under 9’s. Further aspects of the full 15 a side game are introduced at various age groups along the way. We play age grade rugby under RFU guidelines.

Great highlights of our ‘normal years’ are the festivals. At Guildfordians, we aim to hold 2 Mini festivals a year - one in the Autumn and one in Spring. Festivals are played from under 7’s to under 11’s with each age group playing games against other teams, within their own age grade rules. Teams from all over visit our club to take part, some coming from as far away as Guernsey. They are really long and tiring days, but everyone involved would agree they are well worth the effort, even if the weather isn’t always kind to us.
In between the festivals, there will be home training and opportunities for joint training sessions with other local clubs. Sometimes these are at our home ground and others are held away at the another host club’s facilities. These sessions give our players a chance to hone their skills and interact with children outside our club. The coaches also get a chance to discuss training ideas with other like-minded people.

We are a very friendly, volunteer run club, with lots of social events throughout the year and a fantastic family rugby tour each May, Covid allowing!

We actively encourage parental participation and most of our coaches simply started off as willing parent helpers.

So, what’s stopping you and your Mini? A warm welcome awaits you all at Guildfordians Rugby Club whatever age your child is.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Sunday training times are staggered and there are a number of requirements for Covid 19 - please see our Training Policy


Get dirty, play rugby!

See you at Stoke Park.
2020-2021 season starts Sunday 6th September ( except Micros, U6s, U7s & U8s who start on Sunday 13th September
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With thanks to our Club Sponsors


Datalytyx - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Club K2 Moving - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Club GRENKE Leasing - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Club The Guildford Tup - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Club Headley Financial Services - Sponsors of G-Force Touch Rugby