Welcome to the Macclesfield Rugby Under 9’s 2016-2017

 
Team Photo (2016)

It’s all about having fun while starting to learn the basic skills and core values of the game at Macclesfield Rugby Club Under 9’s: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline & sportsmanship. Macclesfield Rugby Club Under 9’s have a vibrant squad of players and a fantastic very committed coaching team. 

We always look to do lots of extra social activities to build team spirit as well.

WE ARE RECRUITING!

We are currently in training in preparation for our first competitive matches in October, so now is the ideal time to come to try out rugby with us.  We would love to see any boys or girls (born between 1st September 2007 – 31st August 2008) who are interested in trying out rugby for the first time, or have indeed played in the  past and want to get back into it. If you want to know more, please either get in touch (contact details on top-right of this page) or if you prefer just come on down to the Club either on a Wednesday evening at 6.30 or a Sunday morning at 10.15.

TEAMER

All matches and training events are managed through TEAMER.  Access TEAMER here.  If you do not have a login, please apply here.

 

CLUB MEMBERSHIP – Click here for Registration and Payment information.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES/EVENTS

  NEXT EVENT AFTER THAT FURTHER AHEAD
DATE 29th September 2nd October 9th October
TIME 18.30 – 19.30 See Teamer for details 18.30 – 19.30
WHAT TRAINING FESTIVALS TRAINING
WHERE Kings Astro, Westminster Road Manchester and Stockport Rugby Clubs Kings Astro
NOTES

With Darren Lamon, Sale Sharks Coach!

Please wear trainers as studded boots are not allowed.

Teams and info now on Teamer Teamtalk

Stockport Festival info

Manchester Festival info

Trainers to be worn on Kings Astro. No studs.

We also advise wearing long-sleeved tops and bottoms or skins as the Astro can be abrasive on bare skin.

 

Macclesfield Rugby CLUB KIT

Match kit can be purchased online from O’Neills via http://goo.gl/bBRd7I
O’Neills (our official kit supplier) has arranged for a discount code to be available to MRUFC members for purchasing new kit and clothing. The code will be live from 4th to 25th September 2016 (through Registration). Click this link to download the flyer and get your code.

 

Kit required (MANDATORY FOR EVERY MATCH):

  • MRUFC Playing top – On the O’Neill’s on-line store, the jersey is labelled ‘Macclesfield RUFC Juniors Rugby Jersey Kids’ – link to item here.
  • MRUFC Shorts – Technical Shorts (Jnr with Crest)
  • MRUFC Socks
  • Boots with studs (NB: no boots with studs to be worn on the Kings Astro pitch, trainers only)
  • Gum shield/mouth guards are compulsory in contact rugby

Recommended (especially during the Winter months):

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

AUTUMN FIXTURES 2016 / 17 (Subject to Change) 

Full fixtures in PDF format: link

Date

Club

 

Comments

4th Sept

TRAINING

H

 

11th Sept

TRAINING

H

 

18th Sept

TRAINING

H

 

25th Sept

TRAINING

H

 09.30 start Sunday to avoid rolling road closures for the Macc Half Marathon.

2nd Oct

FESTIVALS: MANCHESTER AND STOCKPORT

A

Details on Teamer

Stockport Festival 2016 info

Manchester Festival info

9th Oct

WARRINGTON

H

 

16th Oct

WINNINGTON PARK

A

 

23rd Oct

BOWDON

H

 

30th Oct

SHEFFIELD TIGERS

H

 

6th Nov

ALTRINCHAM KERSAL

H

 

13th Nov

LYMM

H

 

20th Nov

STOCKPORT

A

 

27th Nov

CHESTER

A  

4th Dec

LEEK

H

 

11th Dec

SANDBACH

H

 

18th Dec

LADS vs DADS

H

 

 

 

 

 

Joining / Try the Game:

We are always looking for new players at the Macclesfield Rugby Under 9’s, and happily welcome all. It would be great if current players could invite friends along to try us out. New starters are encouraged to come along to training on Sundays at 10.15am. Its all about having fun while starting to learn the basic skills and core values of the game teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline & sportsmanship.

More information on tag Rugby can be found at the links below:

Subs and RFU Registration

** Please note that the Club office will only be open for the next two Sundays if you want to register in person.**

Registration has MANY benefits:

  • Access to a whole season of Rugby for your child(ren) at an RFU registered club, with committed, qualified coaches in a safe and friendly environment
  • Opportunity for the player(s) to represent the Club throughout Cheshire, the North West and beyond!
  • 2 x FREE Match Day Tickets if registering before September 30th (first child only)
  • 10% off at the Bar
  • Free RFU Insurance
  • Free match entry for the children
  • Discounted match entry (£5) for an adult
  • Discounted venue hire

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID UP BEFORE 31st OCTOBER 2016. ALL PLAYERS MUST ALSO BE RFU REGISTERED. ANYONE NOT REGISTERED AFTER THIS DATE RISKS THEIR CHILD BEING EXCLUDED AND MAY ALSO FACE A LATE PAYMENT PENALTY. Please contact Graeme (contact details at top-right of page), or Jonathan Marsh at the Club if you have any queries.

Prices:  1st child: £110.00 , 2nd Onwards: £78.00 each. 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.

The membership form is here, and details of how to sign up for the Standing Order scheme are here: – http://www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/the-club/membership-forms/

Support our boys: Macclesfield Minis and Junior 500 club

The Mini & Junior Macclesfield rugby section is running a 500 club with proceeds spent on the Mini & Junior Section. This is a great way to support your club and stand a chance of winning a prize – a win, win!! Each ticket costs £1 per month (there is no Maximum amount of tickets you can buy), so for the cost of a pint of beer you can have 4 tickets and 4 chances to win every month.
The prizes are split as follow: 50% of the proceeds go to the Mini & Junior Section to be spent on the children and 50% of the proceeds as prizes. There are 4 monthly draw prizes made of 80% of the prize fund with the remaining 20% going towards a yearly accumulator. All you need to do is complete the linked Direct Debit form and hand it in to Jonathan at the Rugby Club or speak with Rob Oliver telephone: 07835 775955 email: Robert.oliver72@btinternet.com.

Player safety and expectations

Macclesfield rugby Under 9’s request all players must have a responsible adult present for all training and matches.

We are lucky to have such well-behaved lads overall. However, we want a fun, competitive and most importantly safe environment and will therefore be strict in our encouragement of boys 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 Amanda and the Team.