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Kids eating oranges during an interval in a game

Photo: RFU Archive

Mini rugby in England is changing. Kids First Rugby is a new approach to the way the game is played at rugby clubs across England. It is a programme of coaching and playing that puts the child at the centre and moves on at the child’s own pace and development, enabling more children to experience success.

The new rules for playing rugby under the Kids First Rugby approach are now mandatory at all rugby clubs in England at Under 7s, Under 8s and Under 9s age groups. New rules for U10s, U11s and U12s are also currently being trialled.

As a coach you have a crucial role to play in making rugby safe and fun for your team. We want those kids to stay in the game for life, and we need your help to make it happen. You can find out more by downloading the below online resources:


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