The ethos of mini rugby is to foster and develop young players (boys & girls) of all ability in the game of rugby in a safe, non competitive, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with the Mini to Millennium Player Development pathway, Child Welfare Policy and Traditions of Rugby Union.
In Wales we have a tradition of playing rugby with flair and guile. With the game moving into the professional era back in 1995 there has been increased pressure to produce players who are bigger, faster and stronger.
Running with the ball, passing and having the ability to beat an opponent are the Welsh way. In order for us to try and promote and develop these skills the pathway has been adapted for our younger players. The rationale of the rugby pathway is to aid the development of the player through their early years of playing and to provide them with a progressive approach to their learning and the skills of the game.
Contesting the ball is introduced in a controlled environment at the age of ten helping players to gain confidence in this area of the game. With these skills being developed progressively at each age group it is hoped that young players will be encouraged to stay within rugby and enjoy the benefits of the game.
You can dowload the WRU Minis to Millennium Pathway Book here.
To get in touch with our coaches please contact the appropriate contact for your child’s age group.
You can request to join the U7/8 Facebook Group here