Many thanks to ACE Group, Conyers Dill & Pearman, XL Group and Arch Re for their sponsorship of the mini-ruby kit this year.
December 9, 2012 at National Stadium, North Field
Season ends March 31, 2013
Rugby isn't just for boys anymore! Come down to National Sports Center and Join the FUN!
Location: National Sports Center, North Field, Frog Lane, Devonshire (where the Rugby Classic is held)
Times: Ages U8 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages 8 - 14 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Absolutely no experience necessary!
Through the BRFU Mini, Midi and Youth Rules, the BRFU wishes to promote the ‘spirit of rugby’. This means the enjoyment of learning a challenging team sport that values effort as much as achievement. In the past, some adults involved in developing Mini- Midi Rugby promoted a ‘win at any cost’ culture to the exclusion of the wider values of the game including enjoyment, teamwork and respect for the efforts of others. The Continuum includes Codes specifically designed to overcome such negative attitudes for the greater good of the game.
2. Age Grades
The age grades are as follows:
- Under 7 and Under 8 (stage 1) - both age grades play Mini Tag Rugby to the same rules except that Under 8s can only be tagged a maximum number of times;
- Under 9 and Under 10 (stage 2) - both age grades play Mini Rugby to the same rules except Under 9s have uncontested scrums and line-outs and Under 10s have contested scrums and line-outs;
- Under 11 and Under 12 (stage 3) - both age grades play Midi Rugby to the same rules.
A player’s age grade is determined by their age at midnight on 31 August at the beginning of each Season.
During the course of each Season, players may only play rugby with other players in their age grade unless they are permitted to play with players from a different age grade under a dispensation.