Minis Rugby Program (U6 - U9)
It's all about the kids!
Burraneer Rugby Club field teams from U6 to U9 in a Minis competition conducted by Southern Districts Juniors across the Sutherland Shire and St George area. The games are usually played at a single location, in a carnival type atmosphere, usually early on Saturday mornings and sometimes on Friday nights according to the draw. There is a focus on participation and fun, and no scores are kept for weekly games. In late August, all the clubs participate in a Minis Gala Day as opposed to Finals.
ARU Minis Rules and Kids Pathway information is adhered to and adopted by Burraneer Rugby Club. Information can be found on the ARU website via link below. This information should be read and understood by all parents. There are also coaching resources and Kids Pathway Laws for up and coming coaches and managers. The emphasis is on fun, safety, participation and good sportsmanship.
As members of the Burraneer Rugby Community; Players, Coaches and Spectators, it is our
responsibility to champion the BURRANEER FAMILY VALUES both personally and across the community.
Minis Rugby Plays it Safe
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) TryRugby program is held pre-season in March and is an opportunity to experience the fun of the game prior to registration. ARU game modifications introduces new players to the game through a series of age-specific modified rugby games in a controlled environment. Safety is the priority as the laws and level of contact are gradually introduced while players develop. A summary of the age group modifications can be found in a document via link below:
In the modified Minis game there is no tackling for U6 & U7 and is played on a quarter sized field, which allows young players to build their confidence and learn basic rugby skills in a safe environment. Players then progress to learning to tackle via the Smart Rugby Program and advance to a half sized field, as well as uncontested scrums and lineouts.
Working With Children
Our club also follows the “Working With Children” (the old “Child Protection”) policies and procedures, and our Working With Children Co-ordinator ensures all volunteers working with a junior team are registered.
In addition to this website, we also post information and photos on the club Facebook & Instagram pages from time to time. We have found this to be hugely popular with families and has helped our club expand its marketing and communications to a broader audience. However, we are also mindful of family’s entitlement to privacy and value concerns from any parents of their children’s photos appearing on social media against parent’s wishes. The same goes for any adults that may be employed in positions requiring a high degree of privacy. So, please contact our Communications Co-ordinator if you have any issues.
For further information please contact our Minis Rugby Coordinator:
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