RUGBY: First for kids at Weymouth

Dorset Echo: EARLY LEARNERS: Weymouth Under-7s with their coaching team of Shaun Porter, Susie O’Brian, Duncan Moles, Darren Hill and Sarah Hughes EARLY LEARNERS: Weymouth Under-7s with their coaching team of Shaun Porter, Susie O’Brian, Duncan Moles, Darren Hill and Sarah Hughes

WEYMOUTH Rugby Club has been selected by the RFU to pilot scheme a new initiative called Kids First Rugby.

The Kids First programme for under-6 to under-12 players was launched last September and its aim is to simply put the wants and needs of the kids at the centre of the club and school environment.

Rugby can help children to be confident, competent, positive, creative and decisive, which will be of great benefit to them in all aspects of life.

Kids First redirects the focus of coaching, from coaching rugby to children, to developing children through rugby – a subtle, but significant difference in emphasis.

The personal and social development of children underpins and encompasses the other aspects of development, including physical and movement, game understanding, and skill focus.

Coaches at Weymouth RFC attended induction training days to familiarise themselves with the resources pack and the Kids First manifesto before going live with Kids First.

More details can be found at rfu.com/ruck ley or at pitchero.com/clubs/weymouthrug byfootballclub Weymouth RFC would welcome any new players who would like to be involved in Kids First Rugby.

To find out more, contact Chris Davis on 07576129254 or email chrisdavis23@ icloud.com.

Alternatively, email Mike Murphy at msmurphy1971@hotmail.com.

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