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Welcome to the Old Emanuel Lions U8s!

Welcome everyone to the Old Emanuel RFC Lions U8s. The new season for the U8s is just around the corner and we are very excited to see how our boys and girls can develop this year. No more Sunday lie ins…let’s get out and get active! Our first training session is all Sunday 9th September.

Our training sessions will continue to focus on developing core skills, fundamentals of movement, coordination and balance, whilst keeping one eye on rugby skills, attack, defence, passing and, most importantly, sportsmanship. At times, our drills may not look very rugby-like, but this is intentional – our aim is to keep interest high, while teaching the basics from the ground up.

The U8 season builds on the introduction to competitive tag rugby in the U7s. The main changes are the pitches get bigger and the number of players on the pitch increases to six from four. Much as last, this season will be a combination of home/friendly training sessions and festivals with a small number of local clubs and in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

The success of our age group depends very much on your support. We welcome mums and dads, who want to get more involved with assisting the coaches. There are openings for first aiders especially. You don’t have to be an expert, just enthusiastic. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact one of the coaches.

We are always on the look-out for new recruits. If you know anyone who is wondering what to do with their Sunday mornings and who might be interested in signing up for the U8s, please point them our way or to Membership Secretary, Mel Reilly (lions@oldemanuelrfc.co.uk). Prospective players are welcome to come and try out for 3 sessions before they commit…and there's Hot Dogs and drinks waiting for them afterwards..

Our training sessions start at 11am and for the 2018/19 season at Blagdons. Parking is busy so please get the kids to the coaching area 10 mins before the start.

For more information, contact Simon Parley here

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

The Coaches

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About the team

Welcome everyone to the Old Emanuel RFC Lions U8s. The new season for the U8s is just around the corner and we are very excited to see how our boys and girls can develop this year. No more Sunday lie ins…let’s get out and get active! Our first training session is all Sunday 9th September.

Our training sessions will continue to focus on developing core skills, fundamentals of movement, coordination and balance, whilst keeping one eye on rugby skills, attack, defence, passing and, most importantly, sportsmanship. At times, our drills may not look very rugby-like, but this is intentional – our aim is to keep interest high, while teaching the basics from the ground up.

The U8 season builds on the introduction to competitive tag rugby in the U7s. The main changes are the pitches get bigger and the number of players on the pitch increases to six from four. Much as last, this season will be a combination of home/friendly training sessions and festivals with a small number of local clubs and in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

The success of our age group depends very much on your support. We welcome mums and dads, who want to get more involved with assisting the coaches. There are openings for first aiders especially. You don’t have to be an expert, just enthusiastic. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact one of the coaches.

We are always on the look-out for new recruits. If you know anyone who is wondering what to do with their Sunday mornings and who might be interested in signing up for the U8s, please point them our way or to Membership Secretary, Mel Reilly (lions@oldemanuelrfc.co.uk). Prospective players are welcome to come and try out for 3 sessions before they commit…and there's Hot Dogs and drinks waiting for them afterwards..

Our training sessions start at 11am and for the 2018/19 season at Blagdons. Parking is busy so please get the kids to the coaching area 10 mins before the start.

For more information, contact Simon Parley here

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

The Coaches

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Matt Bowman
Under 9 Coach
Matt Bowman
Simon Parley
Under 9 Head Coach
Simon Parley
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07540218708
James Noble
Under 9 Coach
James Noble
Aart Dane
Under 9 Coach
Aart Dane

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