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Macclesfield Rugby Under 9s 2021/2022


U9’s contact details

Head coach: Ian Lear (

Coach: Andrew Smith

Coach: Jon Bannard-Smith

Coach: Jess Jones

Coach: Claire Lear

Coach: Nicky Griffin

Team Manager: Nicky Griffin (; 07736 032324)

Safeguarding: Jon Bannard-Smith

First Aid: Jess Jones, Jon Bannard-Smith, Nicky Griffin

MRUFC Under 9s would love to welcome any boys or girls who would like to try out rugby for the first time, or those who have indeed played at another club in the past. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with either Ian or Nicky, or come to the club at 09:30am on a Sunday morning when we play at home (see fixtures list below).

2021/2022 Fixtures

Please bear in mind that this is a provisional fixtures list and is subject to change. Fixtures can change at the last minute, so please use this list as a guide, but refer to Teamer for the confirmed fixtures.

Please can all players (or parents) accept/decline availability to play on Teamer by Wednesday of the week before a match to allow the coaches time to arrange teams.

Date Fixture Location
12/09/2021 Training HOME
19/09/2021 Sandbach HOME
26/09/2021 Stockport Minis Festival AWAY
26/09/2021 Crewe & Nantwich HOME
03/10/2021 Waterloo AWAY
03/10/2021 Manchester Festival AWAY
10/10/2021 TBC TBC
17/10/2021 Lymm HOME
24/10/2021 Wigan AWAY
31/10/2021 Knutsford AWAY
07/11/2021 Trentham HOME
14/11/2021 Warrington HOME
21/11/2021 Wilmslow AWAY
28/11/2021 Northwich HOME
05/12/2021 WP HOME
12/12/2021 Bowdon AWAY
19/12/2021 Stockport AWAY
02/01/2022 Trafford HOME
09/01/2022 Sheffield Tigers AWAY
14/01/2022 TBC TBC
16/01/2022 TBC TBC
16/01/2022 TBC TBC
21/01/2022 TBC TBC
23/01/2022 Burnage AWAY
30/01/2022 Stockport HOME
06/02/2022 NF AWAY
13/02/2022 TBC HOME
20/02/2022 Trentham AWAY
27/02/2022 Leek HOME
06/03/2022 AK AWAY
06/03/2022 TBC TBC
13/03/2022 Waterloo HOME
13/03/2022 Ashton HOME
15/03/2022 TBC TBC
20/03/2022 WP AWAY
27/03/2022 Wilmslow HOME
03/04/2022 TBC TBC
10/04/2022 TBC TBC
17/04/2022 TBC TBC
23/04/2022 TBC TBC
24/04/2022 Sandbach AWAY


Specifics for Under 9s

This season is the first season of playing contact matches (from January 2022 onwards) and so tackling is now part of the game. Our aim between September 2021 and January 2022 is to build on the skills learnt over the last year and teach the players the key skills involved in tackling. Our key aim is still to have fun while developing the players as both people and rugby players, all centered around the core values of the game: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

Club Kit for Under 9s

Kit required (mandatory for every match):

Recommended in the winter:

  • Skins (legs and top)
  • Hat
  • Rugby gloves

Subs and RFU registration

Registration has many benefits:

  • Playing subscriptions and coaching
  • Family Club Membership (no voting rights)
  • 10% discount for Clubhouse bar
  • Free RFU Insurance (all players must be affiliated with MRUFC via the RFU)
  • Free match entry to 1st XV home games for children under 16
  • Discounted match entry (£5) for an adult
  • Opportunity to buy international tickets
  • Discounted venue hire for functions
  • Post-match meal at home games for all players

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE RFU REGISTERED TO PLAY – please contact Nicky if you require assistance

Prices: First child: £125 per season, second child onwards: save £30 (can be paid monthly if desired)

The preferred method of registration and payment is online via

Player expectations and safety

Macclesfield RUFC Under 9s request that all players must have a responsible parent present for all training and matches.

We are very lucky to have such engaged and well-behaved players. We want a fun, competitive and most importantly safe environment and will therefore be firm in our encouragement of players to stop/listen when a whistle blows, or a coach asks for attention. We expect our players to listen and concentrate and pay attention to the coaches. Please can we ask you to reinforce this message to the players ahead of training or matches.

Many thanks,

Under 9s Coaching Team




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