WELCOME TO MINI RUGBY
A warm welcome for the 2019 2020 season which started on Sunday 8th September 2019 with registration for new and returning members in our Clubhouse/Training Grounds at Ballycorus Road, Kilternan, Dublin 18, at 10am.
Our aim is to provide a safe, non-competitive, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with the IRFU Long Term Development (LTPD) pathway, Child Welfare Policy and Traditions of Rugby Union. You can visit www.irishrugby.ie to view these policies to which Old Wesley RFC adhere to. All our Coaches and Volunteers are Garda Vetted and have age appropriate accreditation of coaching skills.
We are currently running teams from U6/7’s (Born 2013-14) up to U17’s (Born 2003). We offer a 2-week trial period for new members after which registration must be completed.
This is done by completion of a Registration Form where your details will be forwarded to the office. We operate a Smartclub membership system whereby you will receive an email regarding the set-up of your member’s account and payment of the registration fee online. This email will come from our office in Donnybrook, email@example.com . You will also receive a weekly E Bulletin from the office with news items regarding events and items of interest to club members. Fixtures and training information will also be sent by text message for each individual team. Each coach may have their own additional method of communication with their team.
To comply with insurance and Leinster Branch requirements, all players are required to play within their designated age grade. This is determined by their year of birth (e.g. Born in 2014 – calendar year 1st January – eligible to play at U6/7’s for this season.
All registered mini and youth players who have their yearly subscriptions paid, are covered by the IRFU Group Scheme for Clubs. This insurance policy covers major incidents and is limited in its cover, please see enclosed for more details. It is recommended that parents have addition private health insurance in place to cover their children.
Wearing of a gum shield is mandatory when training and playing in matches.
Boots with moulded blades are not allowed. This is due to the ‘slicing’ injuries which have occurred from these types of studs. All boots must have traditional screw-in and / or moulded studs.
Training & Playing
We encourage parents to get involved with their child’s team be it at the coaching end (no previous playing experience is required as everyone will complete an age appropriate Coaching course run by the Leinster Branch), sidelines, manager, social etc. It helps team bonding if the parents get to know one another. This helps to foster and develop our young players, both boys and girls, in the game of rugby and to feel that Old Wesley is their club for life.
Training is every Sunday morning during the playing season which runs from beginning of September to the start of May – in either Ballycorus or Donnybrook. There will be a break from training/fixtures at Christmas, Mid-term school breaks and Easter.
10am to 11am – For Teams from Under 6 to Under 10 (currently Born in 2014 to 2010)
11.00am to 12.00pm – For Teams from Under 11 upwards (currently Born in 2011 and before)
There is mid-week training, every Wednesday from 6.30/7:00 – 8pm for U10’s, U11’s, U12’s, U13’s in Ballycorus. Parents and players should check with their coach regarding this as it is at the discretion of the Team Management. Matches are played either at home or away according to Fixtures and details will be sent to each parent by their Team Coaches/Managers.
Our Club strip is navy playing shorts, blue socks and a red/navy/white playing jersey. These can be purchased any Sunday in Ballycorus. We are offering a full playing kit bundle consisting of crested players jersey, shorts and socks for only €60.00.
Please contact us for any more information, we are always looking for new members and we are working to grow the number of boys AND girls playing with us.
Membership and Consent forms
Click here for Mini-Youth Memb App Form 2019-20
Click here for Mini-Youth Consent Form 2019-20
You can view and download the IRFU Child Welfare Policy here
Click on the year of birth in the table below to take you to the relevant Team page.
|Age Group||2019/20 Season (Current)||2020/21 Season||2021/22 Season|
|Under 7||Born in : 2013||Born in: 2014||Born in: 2015|
|Under 13||See Youths Intro Page|