Navan RFC U7s
- Head Coach: Cathal Burns (email: email@example.com, phone 086-8072533).
- Manager: Madeleine Thornton (phone 087-0343034 or 087-0651829).
For the U7s category this season, children must be born in 2011. Boys and girls are very welcome to join in what is a fun and non-contact environment and at this level it is all about fostering an enjoyment for the game. Although it is non-contact, it has been previous experience that children can be put off the game by starting at too young an age. Obviously, this is not something that anybody would wish for, and by waiting until they are eligible we find that this ensures they are able to get fully involved and enjoy learning the game.
Training on Saturday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am starting from Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Parents need to stay by the pitch to look after the youngest players in our club.
Come and try for a few weeks before you have to pay the annual membership fee.
Membership forms are available in the club house or from our membership page.
Please be aware that this is a members club and not a service.
Many of the parents involved at minis and youths levels give their time to coach, to assist, or to help out in the club in many other ways. Given the growing membership levels, there is always a requirement for more parents to get involved. If you would like to get involved, please let this be known to the coaches or team managers. Knowledge or experience of rugby is not required, and no offer to assist will ever be refused!
Mini Rugby Code Of Conduct For Parents/Spectators
- Remember young people are involved in mini rugbyfor their enjoyment not yours. They are not miniature internationals.
- Encourage your child to always play within the laws of the game.
- Teach young children that honest effort is as important as winning and that every result is accepted gracefully.
- Help young people work towards skills improvements and good sportsmanship.
- Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides and encourage your child to do likewise.
- Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake. Encourage them through recognising the positive aspects of their play.
- Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
- Do not force an unwilling child to play.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby.
- As a spectator, do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players as they are not fair targets for ignorant behaviour. Verbal abuse is totally unacceptable.
- Do not publicly question the referees judgement and never their honesty.
- Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches and referees.