Bournemouth U8



Age Range:

7 Only


Welcome to the Under 8’s age group (school year 3)

In the U8’s we encourage ball handling, spatial awareness, team work, good behaviour and most of all FUN!

At U8 level the players get their first taste of tournament rugby playing RFU recognised rules of continuation TAG rugby.  Tackling is not allowed until U9 level to ensure the safety of our players is priority.

The players will have the opportunity to get involved in games both home and away,  for the full fixture list for the season please contact Janet McKrill Team Manager, details can be found below.

The Coaches

All our Coaches are volunteers and DBS checked, they are also encouraged to attend Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses provided through the Rugby Football Union.

Lead coach Dan McKrill began coaching with the U6 age group, and has done so for the past two seasons.  He has completed Playing it Safe (Safeguarding Children), Rugby Ready and U7’s tag rugby.

Dan will be assisted by Andy Roberts, Jon Willoughby, Marc Osborne and Garry Francis

Team Manager Janet McKrill

Training Details

The team trains and plays on Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm. Training is at our home ground of Chapel Gate (near Bournemouth Airport), and competitive fixtures are either home or away at the hosting club's venue.

Get Involved

We want our players, parents and coaches to remain lovers of rugby for the rest of their lives and give back to the sport what they have gained over the years. 

The Club is a volunteer club. All the officers, coaches, managers and parents who help out every Sunday do so on a completely voluntary basis, without them there would be no club.

New players are always welcome and getting involved is easy – just come down to one of our weekend training sessions and we'd be happy to welcome you.

For the first training session all you need are boots to join in. The first two sessions are free with no pressure to join up.

If you have any questions, please contact the U8's manager, Janet McKrill, on or 07872595645 who will be happy to talk things though.

Player membership

New players are always welcome and can just turn up and join in the first few sessions are free. If you would like more information contact a manager or coach. Full membership for an under 10 player currently stands at £80. We also offer attractive family memberships which offer far greater benefits to the whole family.

Player Membership includes:-

  • Match day playing kit

  • Bournemouth Sports club membership

  • Quality coaching

  • 10% Discount on soft drinks at the bar

  • 10% Discount on food from the kitchen

  • Free entry to 1st XV home games


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