Our Mini/Youth section is based in 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 look forward to our new season commencing September 2024. If you wish to come along on Sunday to give it a try please email mini.youth@oldwesley.ie

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.


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

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 11 
11.00am to 12.00pm – For Teams from Under 12 upwards 

There is mid-week training, every Wednesday from 6.30/7:00 – 8pm for U10’s, U11’s, U12’s, U13’s and U14’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 via club zap 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.


You can view and download the IRFU Child Welfare Policy here

3 steps to 2023 2024 New Membership

for Mini Youth Girls and Boys

  1. Register with Old Wesley RFC
  2. Download Club Zap App
  3. Register with Rugby Connect

3 steps to 2023 2024 New Membership for Mini Youth Girls and Boys – Old Wesley – Join Us – A Club For Life!