WELCOME TO MINI RUGBY IN OLD WESLEY
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 2023.
Our 2022 2023 membership packages will be available to purchase through clubzap from July/ August 2022. New and existing members will be asked to register/renew through clubzap.
We are also moving to Club Zap for club communications and going forward you will receive all training and match notification via ClubZap. Can you please download the ClubZap app, search for your club ‘Old Wesley RFC’. Input your details to create your account.
Once you arrive at the main Home Screen for Old Wesley, press on the ‘chat’ button at the bottom of the screen. Once you are in chat page you need to join a chat by selecting the ‘chat’ icon (in the blue circle). You will see your team listed press ‘Request to Join’ and the Admin will add you to the team group. If you have more than 1 child playing you will need to join each team.
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.
We are currently running teams from U6/7’s (Born 2016) up to U18’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 email@example.com.
As members, you receive a weekly Newsletter from the office with news items regarding events and items of interest to club members. Fixtures and training information will be sent on the club zap group.
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 2016 – 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. 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 (currently Born in 2016 to 2011)
11.00am to 12.00pm – For Teams from Under 12 upwards (currently Born in 2012 and before)
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.
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 Group||2019/20 Season (Current)||2020/21 Season||2021/22 Season|
|Under 6/7||Born in : 2013||Born in: 2014/15||Born in: 2015/16|
|Under 13||See Youths Intro Page|