WELCOME TO MINI RUGBY IN OLD WESLEY

Welcome and Update for the 2020/21 Season

A warm welcome for the 2020-21 season which starts on Sunday 13th September 2020 with registration for new and returning members in our Clubhouse/Training Grounds at Ballycorus Road, Kilternan, Dublin 18, from approximately 9:30 am. Check our Fixtures page for more details – this page is updated every week.

We are currently working to ensure that we put in place all measures to protect our players, members and families and we will update this page as soon as possible.

 

Mini Rugby in Old Wesley

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.

Joining

We are currently running teams from U6/7’s (Born 2014-15) up to U17’s (Born 2004).

In order to join, please follow the Join Us link on the home page of the website and choose the appropriate membership. We have a number of options. Any queries please contact us at info@oldwesley.ie.

For existing members please renew your membership through the Smartclub membership system.

As members, you 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 or WhatsApp message for each individual team. Each coach may have their own additional method of communication with their team.

Safety

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 2015 – 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

Training takes place at our Ballycorus grounds and occasionally at our Donnybrook facilities depending on the teams’ schedules. Click on the grounds’ names to get directions.

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. These are the normal training times but they are subject to change given the current situation:
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. We also have some other Canterbury Club gear for sale.

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.

mini.youth@oldwesley.ie

Membership Consent forms

To join please click this Join Us link

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 Group2019/20 Season (Current)2020/21 Season2021/22 Season
Under 7Born in : 2013Born in: 2014
Born in: 2015
Under 8201220132014
Under 9201120122013
Under 10201020112012
Under 11200920102011
Under 12200820092010
Under 13See Youths Intro Page
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