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.
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
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.