Welcome to your first year of rugby at Tunbridge Wells RFC, a local rugby club that prides itself on community, inclusiveness and fun for children of all ages and ability.
The U6’s is our entry level group for boys and girls starting Reception or Year 1 in September 2020. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have picked up a rugby ball, and everything we do is built around having fun in a friendly, enjoyable and safe environment. Sessions focus on rugby style activities and games as we begin to develop foundational skills of ball handling, catching and passing.
We are always looking for more parents to become volunteer coaches (no experience necessary), and with the current Covid restrictions in place the need for more coaches is more important than ever. If you would like to coach whilst your child trains with us please message U6s Head Coach Tom Callaway directly (contact details below).
As the start of any season tends to be a learning curve for all new parents, here is some information to get your started:
- The 2020/21 season will start on Sunday 6th September 2020. It will continue every Sunday through until April 2021, with the exception of a few weeks off for Easter and Christmas holidays. To cultivate a team ethic and rugby spirit, we pride ourselves on the fact that “Through wind and rain, TWRFC always train” (unless there is severe weather!).
- Sessions will take place at St.Marks ground between 9am – 10am. This year our pitch allocation is in P4 and TA in the picture below. Parents must report to our “arrival” area where we will sign you in and inform you which group your child is in. We also use the Astro Turf at Skinners Kent Primary School (near the Odeon Cinema) or the 3G pitch at the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre on St. Johns Road, which acts as a safer environment for the younger age groups during the winter months. However, with Covid restrictions new guidance on training times and venue will be advised.
- We also ask that every parent provide their own hand sanitiser for their child, and ensure that hands are washed appropriately before starting the session.