Kanturk RFC Mini Rugby 2018/2019 Season
Welcome back to another season of mini rugby at Kanturk RFC. Last season was a full calendar of festivals and events starting with the Torc Oc U9s tournament at the club which was a huge achievement for the club and one we intent to maintain this season.
This season has started with the Munster Branch run summer camp at the club at the end of August and it was very exciting to see so many new members at registration on Sunday the 9th September.
The coaching crew has been strengthened significantly with the arrival of 4 new coaches Willie John and Pat at U7s, Mike at U10s and of course the return of Barry that will also join the U7s. The mini group will do everything we can to make your mini rugby experience the best is can possible be.
Wishing you all an enjoyable start to the season and a long season of fun a wonderful memories.
Kanturk RFC Mini Rugby coordinator
We welcome all boys and girls from the age of 6 years onwards.
The following are the age groups for mini rugby.
|Under 7||Born in 2012|
|Under 8||Born in 2011|
|Under 9||Born in 2010|
|Under 10||Born in 2009|
|Under 11||Born in 2008|
|Under 12||Born in 2007|
The club takes player welfare very seriously and all coaches are Garda vetted in line with IRFU requirements. All coaches are trained by Munster Branch on coaching methods including safety for child welfare. The club ensures that at least one person who has completed the IRFU Safe Rugby programme is present during training and blitzes. For all interested parents, the club will be arranging the next Safe Rugby training programme in the near future. You can contact your child’s coach for more details.
The club’s child welfare officer, ensures that these protocols are adhered to by the club in conjunction with our mini rugby directorate.
Please see IRFU “parent and guardian” pages for more information:
For any concerns, please contact Jim Geary, 086 0881787.
Starting in the 9th September training is every Sunday at 10:00 at Kanturk RFC. This will switch to Saturdays at 10am from 3rd November until mid April.
The club has secured the use of the Banteer indoor AstroTurf facility for the months of December and January so that we can keep some of our younger players dry and warm through the colder winter period.
Your head coach will text you regularly to ensure it is clear when and where training is taking place.
Blitz fixtures for the 2017/2018 season: The head coaches will inform players on a weekly basis of all fixtures.
Each child is required to have the following equipment to play mini rugby at the club:
- Gum shield
- Warm training gear (gloves and hats are recommended in colder weather)
- White shorts and green socks for fixtures
Tops with hoods are forbidden for training and fixtures in the interest of child welfare. Sports glasses are not recommended by the IRFU and the club adheres to this protocol.
The mini rugby directorate will arrange for sportswear supplier Impact Rugby Ireland to visit the club in October so you have the option to purchase any training gear that is needed for the season ahead. The club has secured a favourable rate with Impact Rugby Ireland to make the cost of gear as reasonable as possible.
Parents’/guardians’ involvement in the club – always welcome:
All those involved in mini rugby at the club are volunteers and the mini rugby directorate is always looking for any parents or guardians who are willing to help. This includes organising teas and coffees in the club house on training and at-home blitz days, as well as help on blitz days away etc. This is your and your child’s club and we rely on your support and help to maximise the mini rugby experience for your child.
Any suggestions you may have on helping our mini rugby family to improve and expand are always appreciated.
We would be delighted if you are willing to help out in any capacity or have any suggestions for improvement, please contact Jim Geary on 086 0881787.
More information on Mini Rugby:
Please consult the IRFU mini website for additional information:
Kanturk RFC mini rugby coaches and contact numbers for the 2017/2018 season:
|Mini Rugby Co-ordinator||Jim Geary||086-0881787||James_Geary@hotmail.com|
|U7 (Born 2012)||Barry Sherlock (head coach)||083 1251697||Sherlock_barry@yahoo.co.uk|
|Pat O Reilly|
|U8 (Born 2011)||Jim Geary (head coach)||086-0881787||James_Geary@hotmail.com|
|U9 (Born 2010)||Tom Horgan||086 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|U10 (Born 2009)||Mick Dillon (Head Coach)||087 247 7633||Mickdillon1@hotmail.com|
|U11 (Born 2008)||Michael Desmond (Head Coach)||087 700 5183||Mickdesmond79@yahoo.ie|
|U12 (Born 2007)||Richard Tomkinsemail@example.com|
|U10 to U12 girls||Elaine Buckley (Head Coach)||083- 1800626||Elaine.Buckley@hotmail.com|