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We aspire to make playing rugby fun for all: Kids love it, Parents love it and Coaches love it. We champion rugby’s core values of Respect, Teamwork, Discipline, Enjoyment – and most importantly – Sportsmanship. We are committed to providing an inclusive, ego-free environment and everyone at the club is welcome to contribute in their own way. Barnes is formally accredited to the RFU’s Kid’s First programme. Under 5s to Under 8s play Tag Rugby with contact introduced at under 9 level. A progression of new skills such as rucking, mauling and scrums are introduced at later age groups.
All age groups get to enjoy a Rugby Tour each year. The Under 7s to Under 10s tour to the same destination, usually as a group of 250-300 tourists – including entire families. The Under 11 age group tours annually to Laon in France marking a ‘rite of passage’ into the Junior division. These tours are very much part of the Club’s ethos and serve to bind the player and parents into a tight unit. Our tours are about building lifelong memories and friendships.
The children at Barnes Minis and Juniors Rugby Club are 4-18 years old. The season commences on 7th September 2019 and concludes with a Tour at the end of April 2020.
The Minis, those at Primary School, train at the Barn Elms Sports Trust pitches on Saturday morning from 9:30am until 11am. It’s a perfect way to get the weekend underway with an rigorous activity, some fresh air and a shared coffee. Festivals and triangular fixtures are played on a select number of Sundays during the season.
The Juniors & Colts, those at Secondary School and Sixth Form, train further down Queen Elizabeth Walk at the Barn Elms Sports Centre pitches on Sunday morning from 10am to 12pm.