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.

Equipment

  • 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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