U9’s contact details
Head coach: Ian Lear (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coach: Andrew Smith
Coach: Jon Bannard-Smith
Coach: Jess Jones
Coach: Claire Lear
Coach: Nicky Griffin
Team Manager: Nicky Griffin (email@example.com; 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).
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.
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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):
- MRUFC playing top from O’Neills (https://www.oneills.com/uk_en/macclesfield-rufc-rugby-jersey-kids-v4-team-fit.html)
- MRUFC shorts
- Boots with studs
- Gum shield/mouth guard – compulsory for this age group
Recommended in the winter:
- Skins (legs and top)
- 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 https://mrufc.manageyourclub.co.uk
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.
Under 9s Coaching Team