Welcome to the Under 8's

Under 8's Lead Coach: Muir Sterling


The coaches promote a fun and engaging approach to the very competitive tag rugby competitions held throughout the rugby season.

The coaches aim to give year 2 and 3 school ages a non contact taste of rugby.

TAG rugby is a fast moving, non contact invasion game that is suitable for both boys and girls to play together. It’s safe non contact nature, combined with fun and vibrance of the sport.

The interchangeable nature of possession, leading to rapid switching from attack to defence, means that a range of skills is cultivated and developed. Co-operation, integration and determination, along with individual and collective responsibility, are all key elements of the game of TAG RUGBY.

Each player has a tag belt around their waist with a tag on either side, this is held on with velcro and when pulled off by an opposing team member simulates a tackle and the ball has to then be passed.

A coach is allowed to run behind the team in a match to offer advice and encourage the players. Coaches also assist in returning tags to players.

As a young child learning the basic skills of Rugby Union the rewards are many and fun, it is these basic skills that are the foundation blocks of the next generation of players and possibly the next England XV.

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