Macclesfield RUFC Under 8’s Mini Rugby 2017-2018

Summer Training
Training is being held on Tuesday nights between 6.30 – 7.30pm. There will be plenty of different games including some touch rugby – all welcome! 
Kit Required
Rugby shirt or t-shirt
Trainer, blades or boots with molded studs. Full studs can be worn but the ground is pretty hard at the moment.



  • MRUFC Playing top – On the O’Neill’s on-line store, the jersey is labelled ‘Macclesfield RUFC Juniors Rugby Jersey Kids’ 
  • MRUFC Shorts 
  • Macc Rugby Socks
  • Boots with studs

Recommended (especially during the Winter months):

  • Skins (legs and top)
  • Hat – (warm hat covering ears best) 
  • Rugby Gloves (NOT woollen gloves – they soak up water getting cold, and do not grip the ball)

 Plus we have some additional kit for each team in September


Registration has MANY benefits:

  • Playing subscriptions and coaching
  • Family Club Membership (no voting rights)
  • 10% discount for the Clubhouse Bar
  • Free RFU Insurance
  • Free match entry to 1st XV home games for children under 16
  • Discounted match entry (£5) for an adult
  • Opportunity to buy international tickets
  • Free venue hire for functions

ALL PLAYERS MUST ALSO BE RFU REGISTERED. Please contact Ruth (contact details at top-right of page), or Jonathan Marsh at the Club if you have any queries.

Prices:  1st child**: £100.00 (£8.33 per month) , 2nd onwards: £84.00 each (£7 per month). The preferred payment methods are by PayPal or Bank Transfer/Standing Order.  If paying/registering in person, please print and complete the the forms beforehand to reduce queuing.

**£100 for 1st child if paid (or first standing order payment made) on or before 1st September 2017, otherwise it will be £115 (£9.60 monthly).

The membership form is here, and details of how to sign up for the Standing Order scheme are here: –

Please send the completed Registration Form by email to or post to Macclesfield RUFC, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AE. However,  if nothing has changed from last year, you don’t need to complete the form . All you need to do is drop Jonathan an email with ‘M&J Subs 2017’ in the subject line, confirm that there are no data changes to be made and confirm your method of payment.

Support our boys: Macclesfield Minis and Junior 500 club

The M&J 500 club is a great was to raise money for the Mini & Junior section and in turn your child benefits.
We are asking people to buy £5 worth of tickets every month (so the cost of a beer or a glass of wine) numbers have fallen over the last 12 months so we are looking for some new members.
What we have spent the money on so far:
– Coaches jackets                                                – New Balls
– Post Protectors                                                 – New kit bags for age groups
– Container to house the training gear       – Tape for older age groups
– Ice packs for first aid kits                               – Sign for the clubhouse
– Food for touring teams                                  – Pendants and Shield for touring teams
– Website access for Coaches                         – Air horns and loud hailers for festivals

Player safety and expectations:
Macclesfield rugby Under 8’s request all players must have a responsible adult present for all training and matches.

We are lucky to have such well-behaved children overall. However, we want a fun, competitive and most importantly safe environment and will therefore be strict in our encouragement of players to stop when the whistle blows, to listen/concentrate to coaches and to pay attention. Please reinforce this message on the way to the club on a Sunday morning.

Many thanks,

Under 8’s Coaching Team

Fixture List

Please bear in mind that the following fixture list is the initial plan given for us to follow. Fixtures can change however changes will not be reflected here and you should follow Teamer for the most up to date information.

Date Club Teams
3rd September Training  
10th September Training  
17th September Training  
24th September Training  
1st Oct Man.Festival U7-10  
8th Oct Warrington U8/10/12 TBC
15th Oct Bowdon U8/10/12 Away
22nd Oct TBC  
29th Oct Leek U7-11 Away
5th Nov Lymm U8/10/12 Home
12th Nov Training   
19th Nov Sandbach U8/10/12 Away
26th Nov Altrincham Kersal U8/10/12 Home
3rd Dec Stockport U8/10/12 Home
10th Dec Chester U8/10/12 Home
17th Dec Xmas festivities All Home
7th Jan TBC  
14th Jan Winnington Park  U8/10/12 Home
21st Jan Heaton Moor U8/10/12 Away
28th Jan Wilmslow U7/8/9 Away 
4th Feb Lymm U8/10/12 Home
11th Feb Training   
18th Feb Sheffield U8/10/12 Away
25th Feb Altrincham Kersal  U8/10/12 Away
4th March Knutsford U8/10/12 Home
11th March Heaton Moor U8/10/12 Home
18th March Crewe & Nantwich U8/10/12 Away
25th March  Stockport U7/8/9 Home
1st April  EASTER  
8th April Caldy  U7/8/9 Away
15th April Wilmslow  U7/8/9 Home
22nd April U8 Cheshire Festival  Home
29th April  TBC – Festivals?