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Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015 Read more »

Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015

Following on from the New Rules of Play which are currently changing the rules of mini rugby, the RFU has been undertaking the next stage of transforming the game for young players. The Age grade competition review looks at the youth age groups and introduces…


Games vs drills: What are we trying to do? Read more »

Games vs drills: What are we trying to do?

In recent years there has been a culture shift in rugby, which has seen the word “drill” almost vilified. There is a movement especially in youth rugby towards the “let them play” ideal of game sense training. It makes sense to practice what you are…


Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby Read more »

Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby

I would like to take a moment to discuss how Wales has set the recruitment of young players to rugby back a few years on Friday night. The Wales v England match which kicked off the 6 Nations on Friday evening (6 February 2015) had…


SILENT SUNDAYS–A view from inside the tent 1 Comment Read more »

SILENT SUNDAYS–A view from inside the tent

The furore (too strong a word? Kerfuffle might be better) over the #SilentSundays experiment run by my local governing body Yorkshire Rugby Football Union (YRFU) over the last two weekends of Age Grade rugby was something of a surprise – and yet, knowing rugby folk…


Silent Sundays: Not the Solution for Bad Behaviour in Youth Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Silent Sundays: Not the Solution for Bad Behaviour in Youth Rugby

I’m a bit at a loss this morning. I’ve just read an article about Silent Sundays. If you have not heard about it, Silent Sundays is a new initiative to be put in place in Yorkshire starting 1 February in which fans and coaches have…


Leicester Tigers Announce FREE Rugby Camps for Girls Leave a comment Read more »

Leicester Tigers Announce FREE Rugby Camps for Girls

The Leicester Tigers have announced that they will be offering FREE rugby camps for year 9 and 10 girls (U15 girls). The FREE camps will be 2 days long and will be held at Market Harborough RUFC and Melton Mowbray RFC during the February half…


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