Aylesford Bulls RFC Under 9s (School Year 4)

Welcome to the Under 9s – the next key stage in developing your child’s rugby skills.

The focus remains firmly on Fun and Friendship whilst delivering against both the core values of Rugby Union: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship and our club: Adaptability, Boldness, Responsibility, Friendship and Commitment.

We coach in line with the RFU’s Age Grade Rugby which is based on the principles of player centred, development driven and competition supported. The wants and needs of young people will be at its heart. It will put player enjoyment above all else to keep more young people enjoying the game for longer and into their adult years.

This year, the U9’s will continue with their rugby development as the team once again increases in size to players and the tags are cast aside as tackling is introduced. The pitch size increases to 60m x 30m but the laws remain broadly the same as the U8s.

If your child turned 8 years old before 31 August 2016, we would love to see them down at Aylesford Bulls U9s for some great rugby. Our ethos is to introduce the children, both boys and girls, to how much fun rugby can really be.

All our coaches listed below are fully qualified (click on the blue ribbon icons for details) and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked to ensure your child gets both the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their rugby sessions.

We are a club run totally by parent volunteers. Helping out is a very rewarding way to spend a Sunday morning and we are always looking for more parents to help with our age group administration/communication. If you would like to get involved – please contact Nick Aldrich, the U9 Team Manager, or myself by clicking on our email icons below.

Please come along and see how much fun is to be had for both parents and children!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dan Holmes
ABRFC U9 Head Coach

Whatever their experience, ALL new players are welcome!

Training

4 Sept - 11 Dec 2016

Christmas Break

15 Jan - 23 Mar 2017

Easter Break

9 Apr - 30 Apr 2017

Sundays

10.00am - 12.00am

Wednesdays

18.30pm - 19.30pm

Changes or cancellations

If a training session or a fixture has to be changed, postponed or cancelled we will inform the parents/ guardians by text and/or email at the earliest possible moment. Updates will also be posted on this website and social media.

Safeguarding

We take the safety of our players extremely seriously. All of our coaches are DBS checked and have attended RFU Safeguarding courses. We also have a number of qualified first aiders.

Contacts

Head Coach

Dan Holmes

  • RFU Rugby Ready
  • RFU Safeguarding
  • RFU Concussion
  • RFU Laws
  • RFU Kids 1st Games

Coaches

Rob Jennings

  • RFU Rugby Ready
  • RFU Safeguarding
  • RFU Concussion
  • RFU Laws

Gary Tinkler

Ben Cornwell

  • RFU Rugby Ready
  • RFU Concussion
  • RFU Laws
  • RFU Level 1 Refereeing Children

Billy Connor

  • RFU Concussion

Manager

John Fleming

Safeguarding Officer
Contact
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