Rugby Tips or Kids

Are you thinking of sending your five year old for Rugby? Read this article to find out what you should keep in mind before enrolling him/her in the sport.

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In Warwick shire England there is a town named Rugby. It is in this town in 1823 a man named William Webb Ellis was recognized for being the person to invent the concept of the game of Rugby.

Ellis was playing a football match when he decided carry the ball and run with it. In football picking the ball and running with it is against the rules.

Rugby is now a global sport played in countries all over the world.

The recommended age for children to begin playing rugby is around 5 years of age.

Children under the age of 8 should first begin playing tag rugby until they get comfortable with handling the ball and learning the skills of the game.

Your child should have the following equipment for Rugby.


  • Mouth guard
  • Rugby shirt
  • Shorts
  • Boots
  • Tracksuit

Your child should have an experienced Rugby coach. The coach should also have an approved qualification from the RFU.

When choosing a rugby club for your child make sure the club has the following:

  • Is affiliated to the RFU
  • Qualified first aider present during lessons and matches
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Codes of Conduct
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