Macclesfield RUFC Under 8’s Mini Rugby 2018-2019

Under 8’s Coaching Team
Head Coach:- Stuart Ledgar ( – 07540196878)
Coach – Dave Newbury
Coach – Kevin Macey
Coach – Ben Saunders
Coach – Mike Menzies
Coach – Matt Pugh
Team Administration – Rebecca Ledgar (
First Aid – Ben Saunders
Safeguarding – Liz Kay
Training will commence on Sunday 2nd September 2018 on the grass to the left of the Astroturf Pitch which is to the left of the Clubhouse from 10:00 am – 11.00 am.
This season will be the second season of playing tag matches and progressing the key skills that were learnt last year. It is all still about having fun while continuing to hone the basic skills and core values of the game: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline & Sportsmanship.
The key elements of the Under 8s Rules of Play are:
• Team numbers: a maximum of 6-a-side
• Maximum pitch size: 45 metres x 22 metres
• Maximum minutes each half: 10
• Scoring: Players permitted to go to ground to score tries
• No tackling
• No kicking, scrums or lineouts
• Ball cannot be knocked on
• Passes must be backwards

Following all home games and training sessions the clubhouse will be open for hot food and drinks. Please remember this facility is available for all to use both players and supporters so please ensure to drop in. **Please ensure no mucky kit in the clubhouse**



  • 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
  • Gum Shield (Mandatory at Under 8 level)

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)


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 Rebecca (contact details at top-right of page), or Jonathan Marsh at the Club if you have any queries.

Sub prices for 2018/2019 are TBA

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 2018’ 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  
2nd September Training  
9th September Training  
16th September Manchester joint training session  
23rd September Training  
30th September Training  
7th  Oct Man.Festival U7-10  
14th Oct Warrington Home
21st Oct Leek Away
28th Oct Heaton Moor Away
4th Nov Wilmslow Home
11th Nov Training   
18th Nov Lymm Home
25th Nov Stockport Away
2ndDec Trafford MV Home
9h Dec Caldy Home
16th Dec Xmas festivities  
6th Jan AK Home
13h Jan Burnage Away
20th Jan Training  
27th Jan Knutsford Home
3rd Feb Lymm Away
10th Feb Winnington Park Home
17th Feb Training  
24th Feb Wilmslow Away
3rd March Stockport Home
10th March Training  
18th March Sandbach Away
24th March  Sheffield Away
7th April Chechire Festival U8 MRUFC
14th April Training  
21st April AK Away
28th April Wilmslow Festival  


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