Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club Under 10’s Mini Rugby 2015-2016

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Season Summary

The Under 10’s have had an amazing season, and it seams an age since we had to call the Air Ambulance on the first Sunday of the season (thankfully all was OK).  

Since then the lads have been building their development this season and every one of the 38 players has progressed.  Following the RFU Continuum rules,  this season saw the introduction of the ruck (1 on 1) and uncontested Scrum (3 on 3).  
 
The early festivals were a steep learning curve with the lads missing out at Stockport and a superb performance at Manchester, narrowly missing out on the Cup by reaching the final and losing to Lymm.  However Sandbach organised a fantastic “festival under lights” and the U10’s entered a two team’s One Macc Team and one  barbarians squad.  The main team played some of the best rugby we have seen, complimented by many clubs and coming out overall winners on the night.  A great experience and one for Macclesfield to consider hosting in future!
 
The end of season festivals saw the U10’s putting out three teams (Hurricanes, Crusaders and Stormers) into Cheshire, Vale of Lune and Wilmslow.  

At the prime Cheshire Festival (this year organised at Sandbach) the Hurricanes lost one in the group stages putting them into the Plate competition which they eventually won.  The Crusaders lost out in the group stages whilst the stormers progressed into the Plate knock out competition losing out to Sandbach  in the semi finals.

The Hurricanes entered the Wilmslow festival and due to strange interpretations of the Laws (playing 9 opposition players and dropping the ball over the line) the hurricanes lost two tries to one, and progressed to the Plate final.  They overcame Irish U10 Champions Blackrock 3 tries to 1, to win the Wilmslow Plate!

We also entered the Crusaders and Stormers into the Matlock Festival (new format – no winners) – however they won 4 out of 5 games each, playing some new teams and represented the club well.

We all know winning isn’t everything and there will be much debate about the new RFU format for Mini competitions, however all in all a great season with 38 lads still loving their rugby and their club eager to return at U11’s – and KICKNG!!!!!

Summary:

Manchester – Hurricanes – Cup runners up
Vale of Lune – Crusaders – Plate runners up
Cheshire – Hurricanes – Plate Winners; Stormers – Progressing to the knock out stages
Wilmslow – Hurricanes – Plate Winners
Matlock – Crusaders & Stormers – 4/5 games won.

 

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Kit for U10’s

All players will need full kit (including shorts and socks etc) before we play competitive matches (October).  We will now be 100% on the grass so please ensure suitable footwear is purchased .

Kit required (MANDATORY EVERY SESSION – TRAINING OR MATCHES):

  • MRUFC Playing top
  • MRUFC Shorts
  • MRUFC Socks
  • Boots with Rugby Studs (NOTE blades and football studs are NOT allowed)
  • Gum Shield (every session please!)

– Full kit available from the online store –

Other recommended kit:

  • Scrum Cap (Highly advised)
  • Under armour / padded skin top
  • Skins (legs and top) – available from DW Sports Macclesfield & other outlets
  • Hat – (warm hat covering ears best) – for between matches / sessions only
  • Rugby Gloves (NOT woolen gloves – they soak up water getting cold, and do not grip the ball)

PLEASE NOTE – CHILDREN CONSIDERED NOT TO BE PROPERLY EQUIPPED MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SESSION / MATCH.

Fixtures List 2015 / 16 (Subject to Change)

TBC

Date

Club

 

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10th Jan

LEEK

H

 

16th Jan

FLAG AND BALL BOY

H

Broadstreet

17th Jan

LYMM

H

 

24th Jan

BOWDON

H

 

30th Jan

Mini & Junior Lunch

H

Let me know if you want a space…..

31st Jan

WILMSLOW

H

 CHANGE OF VENUE (HOME @ DERBY FIELDS)

7th Feb

TRAINING

H

 

14th Feb

ROCHDALE & LITTLEBOROUGH

A

 

21st Feb

ALTY KERSAL

H

 

28th Feb

KNUTSFORD

A

 

6th Mar

TRAINING

A

 

13th Mar

STOCKPORT

H

 

20th Mar

WINNINGTON PARK

H

 

27th Mar

EASTER BREAK

 

 

3 Apr

CHESTER

H  

10th Apr

Vale of Lune Festival

MANCHESTER

A

H

One team

 

17th Apr

Cheshire Festival (Sandbach)

A

 

24th Apr

Matlock Festival

TBC

A

TBC

One team

 

30th Apr

FLAG AND BALL BOY

H

Stourbridge

1st May

Rochdale Festival

TBC

A

TBC

1 Team

TBC